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Human Rights Activist Afam Onyema on How to Launch Celebrity-Backed Humanitarian Causes

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After winning the NCAA championship while playing football at Harvard University, Afam Onyema went to Stanford Law School and began practicing public interest law. But soon Afam felt the tug to be more than a lawyer; he felt he was called to help his family’s foundation start hospitals and medical clinics in Africa and quit his job to do it. Over the past years, he has successfully launched numerous medical missions and clinics in Nigeria, secured the support of celebrities ranging from Oprah to Benjamin Cumberpath, and helped save thousands of lives.

Afam and I had a great conversation, and topics we discussed included:

  • How to get celebrities to back your organization
  • Learning how not to be taken advantage of in the nonprofit world 
  • Why energy is underappreciated as a professional quality 
  • How Nigeria is the blackest nation on earth
  • Why you should be a protector of those who are weaker than you 
  • Why you shouldn’t care about social media likes 
  • The joy of sacrifice
  • Questioning your motivations 
  • And more…

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The Dr. Rob Show, hosted by Dr. Rob Carpenter, interviews world class thinkers and performers in sports, business, entertainment, and beyond on the most important thing they have ever learned in their life; the worst advice they’ve ever received; the song or movie they would dedicate to our generation; the most overlooked issues in society we should be addressing; and their top 3 rules for success.

Dr. Rob Carpenter - known simply as “Dr. Rob” -changes lives for a living. He is a trained social scientist, transformational author, movie director, and speaker whose mission is to empower and entertain people around the world so they can live their best lives. He has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, and Business Insider, among others. Dr. Rob has also been a filmmaker for the 2x Emmy Award winning USC Media Institute for Social Change, is a former professor and startup CEO, and has worked and lectured around the world. He is the author of upcoming book The 48 Laws of Happiness: Secrets Revealed For Becoming the Happiest You; writer and director of the film American Dropout; founder of the School of Happiness; host of The Dr. Rob Show podcast; and has hundreds of resources available on his website www.TheDrRob.com (coming 2021) to help make people’s lives better. Dr. Rob has also been an activist and innovator around the world. He co-founded Students Against Genocide when he was 19, which mobilized 50,000 students against genocide in Darfur, Sudan, which helped force UN peacekeepers to end the mass murder of millions of people. At 23, was appointed as the youngest Commissioner of Transportation in the history of Los Angeles where he saved 100 ambulance worker jobs and exposed $217 million dollars in fraud. Dr. Rob received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, M.A. from Northwestern University and doctoral degree from the University of Southern California.

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Fmr. Goldman Sachs Exec Garvey Chui on Quitting Wall Street To Chase Her Dreams

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Garvey Chiu was an executive at Goldman Sachs and was named one of the most influential women in Hong Kong. She has started or contributed to numerous humanitarian efforts around the world and became known as the “Poo Poo Princess of Asia.”

Garvey and I covered great territory, including..

  • How her obsession over a handbag that led her to quit Wall Street
  • How she earned the the title the “poo poo princess of Asia”
  • Why you should date your parents
  • Why you should GIVE ONE THING then GET ONE THING to every community you enter
  • Why you shouldn’t waste your pain
  • Why you should define what success and failure means to you, not others
  • The worst piece of advice Garvey received that left her feeling she didn’t need to be accountable 
  • Why successful people struggle with dealing with their emotions 
  • Why you shouldn’t just have one career 
  • And why self awareness without behavior change is self-indulgence 

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The Dr. Rob Show, hosted by Dr. Rob Carpenter, interviews world class thinkers and performers in sports, business, entertainment, and beyond on the most important thing they have ever learned in their life; the worst advice they’ve ever received; the song or movie they would dedicate to our generation; the most overlooked issues in society we should be addressing; and their top 3 rules for success.

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Harvard Business School Alum Michelle Crames On Why Success Is a Journey, Not A Destination

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Michelle Crames is a former Disney, Warner Bros, and McKinsey & Company alumna who has launched and sold venture capital-backed companies impacting multiple industries throughout the United States. She formerly owned the Choose Your Own Adventure children’s book series movie franchise and has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, and beyond. An alum of Harvard Business School, Michelle speaks to and mentors students when she’s not cooking dinner for her own kids. 

Michelle and I had a great conversation, and covered topics like…

  • How curiosity helps you connect the most important things in life
  • Why success is a journey, not a destination 
  • Michelle’s new platform, Rush, on empowering women across America in a fundamentally new way 
  • How women influence 95% of all purchases but only get 2.8% of venture funding
  • How the pandemic has caused a crisis in the workforce for women 
  • Failure as success
  • Enjoying the people you work with 
  • The foolishness of crowds
  • “The Great Pause”
  • And more…

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You can find the transcript for the episode here

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The Dr. Rob Show, hosted by Dr. Rob Carpenter, interviews world class thinkers and performers in sports, business, entertainment, and beyond on the most important thing they have ever learned in their life; the worst advice they’ve ever received; the song or movie they would dedicate to our generation; the most overlooked issues in society we should be addressing; and their top 3 rules for success.

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