Farnoosh is great at interviewing. And I wanted her to interview me. I find when I am a guest on other people’s podcasts I always find new ways to say the things I want to express, new ways to say what I’ve learned from my guests and my experiences.
Business is hard. It’s 24 hours a day. You can’t leave it at work.
People lie and say “ideas are a dime a dozen and execution is everything?” This is the biggest lie told in “business self help”. It divides the amateurs from the pros.
“The research is pretty clear,” Charlie said. “They have done experiments. They’ve deprive animals of play—they give them love, nurturing, food, shelter, all the things they need to survive— but they deprive them of play, the animal inevitably grows up to be socially and emotionally crippled.”
Have a spirit of adventure, the desire to learn something new, be an explorer and never get too comfortable.
I get this question all the time. “How do I find my purpose?” Some people find their purpose in a fight. In a mission. In a cause… Brandon explained that the people who join these radical groups, or any group, were probably suffering in life. And they wanted to fill a hole. They wanted what any human wants: a feeling of belonging. That’s the powerful force pulling them in.
Do lots of things. See what you love. Do the things you love again. Don’t do the things you don’t love.
Star Wars gave me destiny. That sounds stupid. Like I’m a four year old. I don’t care.
Just watching and thinking is the lowest part of the learning curve. You appreciate something and you think about it and you recognize quality but you aren’t really getting better.
It’s hard to get “chosen” to succeed. Nobody will do it for you. There are no magic blessings from the gatekeepers.