304: How to Become a World Class Leader and Create Purpose with Gerard Adams

Gerard Adams is on the podcast today! I have been wanting to have Gerard on the show for quite a while now. Gerard lives SUCH a full life, doing things that he absolutely loves – being an entrepreneur, investor, speaker, mentor and more. Gerard is most known for being the cofounder of the Emmy-winning, Elite Daily. Today we talk a lot about mindset, growth, and coming back from what most may consider devastating failure. Gerard is a total pioneer for creators, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs – this episode was just fantastic, I can’t wait for you to listen.


Question Highlights:

  • What is your journey, and how did you get to where you are now?
  • What did it feel like to hit the million dollar mark?
  • How did you start to gain clarity and create more meaning in your life again?
  • What are the foundational pieces of creating a world-class leader?
  • Are you moving through fear in your life?
  • How do you let go of the outcome but still seek fulfillment in your life?


Gerard Adams is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, angel investor, documentarian, and a mentor to this generation of Millennials. Most notably known for co-founding the Emmy winning, Elite Daily, which sold for $50 million in 2015, Gerard has been pioneering the way for entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, and creators. Gerard believes a world-class leader doesn't just lead the way but instead creates more leaders to make a more significant impact.


He shares this truth on the web series titled, Leaders Create Leaders, which gives trailblazers of our generation a platform to share their story and ignite the passion in others. Leaders Create Leaders, an Original YouTube Series, has generated over 20 million views and is syndicated by Entrepreneur Magazine. Gerard has most recently taken his love for storytelling and joined forces with Inc. Magazine to host a documentary-style series called Grey Area.


With a portfolio of over a dozen startups, accolades that include Magic Johnson’s 32 under 32, Newark’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, and partnerships with brands such as Sprint, Amex, HP, Marriott and more; he’s fueled by his deep knowing that this generation has the opportunity to be the most impactful of all time. Currently, he's focused on coaching game-changers to become World-Class Leaders and live out their dream lifestyle while building a lasting legacy.

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