Episode 32

From Rock Bottom to Next Level Success: Insights from Kevin Palmieri of Next Level University

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About this Episode

Are you ready to rise from rock bottom to the next level of success? The G.E.M. Series Podcast brings you Kevin Palmieri, the CFO, Founder, and Co-host of the "Next Level University" Podcast. Growing up in Massachusetts, he had dreams of becoming a professional athlete. However, after securing a high-paying job, he found himself deeply unfulfilled and even contemplated suicide. During this rock bottom moment, Kevin discovered the power of podcasting and holistic self-improvement.

Now, years later, Kevin's podcast is topping the charts with his Podcast "Next Level University". Together with his co-host, they impact hundreds of thousands of people across more than 125 countries. He shares his remarkable story with our Host Blake Chapman, discussing the importance of finding balance, taking risks, and seeking feedback. Kevin also transfers the power of creating a movement that can positively impact the lives of countless people.

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Key Takeaways
00:00:00 What is The G.E.M. Series
00:00:53 Who is Kevin Palmieri
00:02:44 Kevin's life before podcasting
00:04:08 Characterizing his 20s
00:06:05 His passion for podcasts
00:09:04 Funny childhood memories
00:10:25 Balancing Growth and Normality
00:11:33 How Kevin schedules for the week
00:13:01 Prioritizing according to goals
00:16:20 Kevin’s Relationship with Failure
00:18:40 The Power of Self-Awareness
00:20:48 2 Reasons Why People Fail
00:23:30 Why being delusional is OK
00:25:14 The Journey of Self-Discovery
00:27:40 The Start of his Podcast Journey
00:32:43 Seeing Traction in the Business
00:35:01 Creating a Movement
00:37:43 The Power of 1% Improvements
00:40:26 Where Kevin learns his knowledge
00:42:24 Kevin’s upcoming plans
00:45:38 His advice for the listeners
00:48:13 Favorite thing about podcasting
00:49:18 Where to keep up with Kevin

00:04:58 “The hardest work is the internal work.” - Blake Chapman
00:14:39 “If you want to really simplify it, just never make priorities plural.” - Blake Chapman
00:19:22 “If I'm super responsive to my wins, I'm also potentially going to be super responsive to my losses.” - Kevin Palmieri
00:26:38 “The level of feedback you seek should be accurate to the level of feedback you can handle.” - Kevin Palmieri
00:31:51 “In retrospect, sometimes the adversity is the advantage.” - Kevin Palmieri
00:37:58 “We tend to underestimate where we can go in 10 years and overcomplicate the amount of growth we should have on a daily basis.” - Kevin Palmieri
00:38:49 “It's not about what you do necessarily day to day. It's about how long you can do what you're doing day to day” - Kevin Palmieri
00:45:55 “Success makes things harder, not easier.” - Kevin Palmieri

Resources and Links
Next Level University Podcast https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-university-podcast/
Hill-Man Morning Show Audio https://www.audacy.com/podcast/hill-man-morning-show-audio-eaa84
“Atomic Habits” - James Clear https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
“The Compound Effect” - Darren Hardy https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Effect-Darren-Hardy/dp/159315724X
MIT's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFe-pfe0a9bDvWy74Jd7vFg
The Mundanity of Excellence https://www.scribd.com/doc/2926754/The-Mundanity-of-Excellence

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