281: How to Lead an Epic Life and Unleash the High-Performance Hero Within You with Rob Hartnett

Rob Hartnett, author of It’s All Possible: How to lead an epic life and unleash the high-performance hero within you

Rob Hartnett and Bill Ringle discuss some of the amazing stories Rob has created and/or supported in his epic life, from the making of the Mad Max movies to yachting escapades.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • If you want to become a true Possibility Leader, you must always take active responsibility for your actions – whatever the result.
  • Once you have a goal or dream and are committed to it, part of your strategy should be to find out who does it best in the world and study them.
  • Optimism allows us to understand that we see the world not as it is, but as we are with our current level of thinking.

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Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Bill Currie, a local businessman with an impressive record of accomplishment, inspired Rob to be an authentic leader. [1:35] 
  • Rob talks about what motivated him to start writing his book, It’s All Possible. [3:55]
  • The Rob Hartnett system for success: vision, strategy, and action. [5:06]
  • How to help people change their mindset. [6:44]
  • What lies within the “possibility zone.” [8:28]
  • What’s the difference between acknowledging the struggle, having a bad attitude about the struggle, and what’s the impact of realizing that you have a choice about that? [9:37]
  • The application of desire, discipline, and determination to reach success. [11:27]
  • How Rob teaches leaders to experiment, enable, and empower their people. [14:15]
  • Accountability, metrics, and data play a central role. [16:18]
  • The making of the Mad Max movie – a journey that illustrates the It’s All Possible philosophy. [18:16]
  • Case study of a client who had co-created a strategy and execution plan with his team. [23:58]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [23:05]

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Expert Bio

Starting his career at KPMG, Rob Hartnett has worked in senior management roles at global organizations such as Apple Computer, Publicis Mojo, and Hewlett-Packard, where he won the coveted Asia Pacific High Achiever Award. At Miller Heiman Group where he was an advisory partner, he was nine times consecutive Global Presidents Club Winner.

A champion sailor, Hartnett holds a Bachelor of Business and a Postgraduate in Applied Finance & Investment and is an independent Executive Director in Leadership with the John Maxwell Team, a Certified DISC Facilitator & Advisor, and newly named Vice President of Sales Performance at Sandler Training Australia and New Zealand.

Clients he had worked with include NAB Group, EY, Telstra, MLC, Prospa, Australia Post, Vanguard, Netwealth, Prime Super, Samsung, Toll Group, Linfox, CBA Private, Draeger, KPMG, Pactera, Quest Apartments, and Mercedes Benz.

His passion for high performance extends to a sport where I am a former world and state champion yachtsman and now a passionate cyclist. He had written four books with his latest “It’s All Possible” on High-Performance Personal Leadership.


Contact Info for Rob Hartnett

Web address: www.robhartnett.com

Travels from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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