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Now to the treasure!
Insights From Jerry
Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld is a collection of jokes from when he started back in the ’70s to present day (there’s even some jokes about corona in there).
Three main thoughts:
1. Each joke was similar to a tweet. It was a short story that attempted to get the audience to laugh (or “like”) it.
2. You could actually see the quality get better as time went on. It helped that he sorted jokes by decade.
3. He loved the process of telling jokes more than anything. In Jerry’s own words:
Looking back, I like that I was successful. I’m happy I made money at it. But honestly, I swear I have really been in it for the laughs since day one, day two and every other day, including today.
Personally, I believe this is the hidden ingredient to be successful in anything.
The World Is All In Our Heads
Tuesday Treasure family member John replied back to last week’s Treasure about luck with an awesome, well-written email:
You know, I was thinking about this recently: when we get right down to it, the only reality we ever know is the one inside our heads…
..think of how our perspectives shape how we see the world. If I’m an anxious guy, I’ll find reasons to be afraid. If I’m loving and open, I’ll see that in others too. The world is a mirror, showing us something about ourselves each time we look into it.
What we perceive as reality is nothing more than a world we’ve built inside our heads (literally and figuratively).
Well said, John.
Dru Riley’s 100 Rules
Dru Riley writes an excellent weekly newsletter called Trends.vc to help founders discover new markets and ideas.
But before doing that, he wrote a blog post called 100 Rules on his personal philosophy. Here are a few of my favorites:
13. “Don’t read/watch the news. Skewed incentives.”
65. “The more you ship. The more you increase your chance of success. Throw enough against the wall and something’s bound to stick.”
82. “Play long-term games. Compound returns.”
94. “Put your name on it. This makes you try harder. Accountability.”
You can read the whole post here.
Quote To Ponder:
““Hold the plans loosely and be okay with anything that happens.”
Three new podcasts this week, as always. Check them out below:
- Nate Schmidt – spiritual growth
- Ryan Stephens – fatherhood and parenting
- Manny De La Cruz (Well Built Style) – style, mindset
Outrageous fun. Had a great time recording, hope you have an equally great time listening.
That’s all for today, folks! Hope you all enjoyed reading this and have an incredible week on this little floating rock in space.
To your success,