Advice From Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson | Success Series Podcast

Johnson at the Sydney premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in March 2013
Johnson at the Sydney premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in March 2013

Usually we’ll do a short introduction of each podcast ‘guest’, but today’s guest—unless you’ve been living like Tarzan for the past 15 years—needs nothing of the sort. In fact, it’s very likely that even Tarzan, if there is one out there, knows, about Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson. He shot to fame in the late 90’s through the WWE, and was, at the time, the company’s first third-generation wrestler. His first stint in wrestling lasted 8 years, ending in 2004; it was then that he turned his full-time focus to acting, having gotten a feel for it with his lead role in the film, The Scorpion King, in 2002.

Since then he’s gone on to become arguably the most successful actor of all time. Notable films include Race to Witch Mountain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, every Fast and Furious movie since 2011, Pain and Gain, San Andreas, and Moana—in all of which he has played the lead role.

He returned to the WWE part-time from 2011—2013, and to this day continues to make occasional appearances in the ring; it was during this 2-year stint that he released the now-famous promo in which he labelled John Cena a “big fat bowl of Fruity Pebbles”.

Since 2014 he’s been in the top 25 of Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities list. He was named “Man of The Century” by Muscle and Fitness in 2015. In 2016 he was named the world’s highest paid actor, and listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

He has a few followers on Instagram—95million to be precise—where he keeps fans up to date with his current and upcoming projects, releases exclusive movie footage, and regularly posts inspirational videos—be them about training, life, or, why he gets up at 3am.

He’s built like a tank, he’s bald, he hates Kevin Hart, he’s loved by everyone, he’s one of kind. He’s Dwayne Johnson.

This show is all about the lessons, secrets, top-tips and philosophies of some of the world’s most successful people. Each episode is dedicated to one well-known name—including artists, writers, actors, investors, businessmen or women, and so on—and the practical wisdom they think will be helpful to you.

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