I start off stupid. I learn. I do. The only way to get better is to DO. Not think or write or watch. DO.
Let’s make this even worse: the person you have to call back let you stay in his apartment for three months for free. You’ve worked together for 14 years and he’s one of the most successful investors in NYC. And then you moved out of his place and you were too awkward to ever call him again. I’m an idiot.
We’re not all lucky with everything we do. Jocko is lucky. I am lucky. But some of his friends didn’t make it back from war.
I often GET INSPIRATION by reading. I can never underestimate the ability to absorb someone else’s life by reading about it. I’m a vampire sucking out their knowledge and making my brain more powerful. This gives me fuel when I procrastinate.
Since I was a kid, they have been my parents and mentors and friends. I’d come home from school and watch sitcom after sitcom all day and night. For better or worse, they raised me. And still do.
If you spend the majority of your time in worlds where people are accomplishing incredible things, all of a sudden that starts to seem normal.
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.
Do lots of things. See what you love. Do the things you love again. Don’t do the things you don’t love.