Hope you’re well.
This past week we published three new podcasts. New episodes of The Danny Miranda Podcast will go live Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
You can check them out here (or wherever you listen to podcasts):
Let’s get into the good stuff..
Legendary football coach Jim Tressel was in his first semester of college.
He sat down for a pop quiz. After breezing through all the questions, he arrived at the last one…
“What’s the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”
He had no idea. Nobody did.
One student asked the professor if that question was going to count toward the grade.
The professor replied…
“Absolutely. In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say, ‘Hello.'”
It was a lesson Jim Tressel never forgot.
(This lesson comes from The Winner’s Manual by Jim Tressel. Really enjoyed it. Notes will be going up on the site soon.)
A Lesson From The Creator Of The Computer
I’ve always inherently known that I preferred working on a computer vs. an iPad or a phone.
But the quote below explains exactly why that is the case:
“I’ve been against Macintosh company lately. They’re trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things. With a computer you can make things. You can code, you can make things and create things that have never before existed and do things that have never been done before.”
–Russell Kirsch, creator of the computer
This quote comes from a 2012 blog post by Joel Runyon called “An Unexpeced Ass Kicking.”
When Small Habits Compound
If you’ve ever bought something at Starbucks, you’re expected to spend approximately $14,099 at Starbucks over the course of your life.
That was slightly mindblowing to me, particuarly because of how low the average order value is for a normal Starbucks order.
What’s the lesson?
Our small habits can create massive consequences for the businesses we support.
It’s also true in the personl sense.
Every time we workout, we’re making an “investment” into building the person we want to be.
Over a lifetime, our habits will play a massive difference in our lives.
Writing Tips From An Incredible Tweeter
I asked him why his writing was so good.
Here was some of advice…
- Get your reader to laugh within the first three minutes (I probably failed with this newsletter)
- Mix up styles. Trung spent the first decade of his career working in finance (dry writing). Now he works for The Hustle (comedic writing).
Trung is a legend. I look forward to having him on the podcast soon.
Erik Spolestra Putting In Work
I love the idea of putting the process on the pedestal. The stuff that we don’t see but that created the person we know today.
For example, Erik Spolestra is the head coach for the Heat in the NBA Finals.
But the year I was born (1995)?
He was working in the video room for the same team.
Check out this photo of him analyzing game film back in the day:
Just goes to show what we see today is often the result of compounding over years and decades.
That’s all for today, folks!
To your success,
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