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.
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.
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.”
Do lots of things. See what you love. Do the things you love again. Don’t do the things you don’t love.
Even if we were able to have everything we wanted tomorrow – we wouldn’t approach it with the same gusto had we had to claw and scratch our way to get there.
It often takes a beginner’s mind to enable revolutionary changes. The ability to disrupt established methods and find new ways of looking at old ideas is one of the most sought-after qualifications in all fields. It’s a super power that allows you to be right when others are wrong.
In the greater outlook of things, having a fiancé or a child was not going to solve my problems.
It’s hard to get “chosen” to succeed. Nobody will do it for you. There are no magic blessings from the gatekeepers.