I want there to be that moment, “and then everything in my life changed”. It always seems there’s no “right place” and “right time”. The right place is always far away. The right time was always a long time ago. I missed it. I missed her. I miss you.
Getting out of your comfort zone is a muscle that needs to be practiced everyday. Why? To laugh at yourself. To immerse in life.
Say what you mean.
This is a micro-skill. Training the audience to do what you want them to do. To have fun and laugh at your humor. To be a success right there on the stage.
It’s a cliche to say, “Life is short”. It’s a cliche to say, “You only have one life.” But if you take one chance a year, something unexpected, something you love, you build a life worth loving.
You are alive in your whole body. Not just your brain. Not just in your bank account. The entire body has to be nourished and loved.
“Writing the books is mentally painful,” he said. “I make the characters suffer. Because I’m suffering.”
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.
What a pleasure to combine the deeply personal with my professional passions. The result is always so much better as well. Because we have the story and the rapport, and we can get right down to learning the topic I love best: how to achieve peak performance in any area of life.
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.