E233: Tony Hawk: The Man With The $1.4 Billion Name! Burnout, Obsession & Regrets

If you think about skateboarding, there is one name that will pop up in your mind: Tony Hawk. It’s the same name that fronts a billion-dollar video game franchise. He has been called the Michael Jordan of skateboarding, and at the height of his career, he was so dominant in competition that the real fight was for second place. But before skateboarding became the Olympic sport it is today, and Tony became the living legend that he is, he was an outsider in a sport for outsiders. Driven by his love of skateboarding and to prove his haters wrong, he created an entirely new path for the sport and brought it into the public light and popularity it has today. In this conversation, Tony discusses his life's dedication to skateboarding, the highs and lows that this commitment brings, and how the sport has given back to him by teaching him lessons that he has used in both life and business. Topics: Becoming the person I am today Where does your talent come from? My skating career & the struggles along the way What did burnout teach you? What’s the secret to your success? 12 years to master your biggest trick Your video game made $1.4 billion What advice would you give your younger self? Intimacy & fame Entrepreneurship The words you never said Last guest’s question Tony Hawk: Instagram: ⁠http://bit.ly/3TRcn1V⁠ Website: ⁠http://bit.ly/3TQQYWM⁠ The conversation cards waitlist is now open, join now: ⁠http://bit.ly/3l7dhKG⁠ Watch the episodes on Youtube: ⁠https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb⁠ Follow: Instagram: ⁠https://bit.ly/3CXkF0d⁠ Twitter: ⁠https://bit.ly/3wBA6bA⁠ Linkedin: ⁠https://bit.ly/3z3CSYM⁠ Telegram: ⁠https://g2ul0.app.link/SBExclusiveCommun⁠ Sponsors: Airbnb: ⁠https://bit.ly/3ZDyvPD⁠ Wework: ⁠https://we.co/ceo⁠ Huel: ⁠https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsb

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