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The Big Idea
Last week, I told you guys the podcast was in the top 2.5% in the world, according to ListenNotes.
This week, I tell you that Gary Vaynerchuk has agreed to come on it.
How did this happen?
Serendipity. Luck. A little bit of hard work.
Over the past couple of days, I have been in talks with Gary’s assistants (yes, assistants) and we’re looking forward to setting up an interview for later this month.
What are some lessons you can take away from this?
- The power of your network. I didn’t make this happen so much as other people did it supporting me.Ultimately my friend Logan gets credit for the assist.
- Set an internal goal. I started the podcast with the goal of releasing 100 episodes. If I could, the entire project would be a win. We’re currently 35% of the way there and good things are happening.
- Share your dream with 0 expectations. This all started because I tweeted my dream podcast guests. Crazy.
I wrote a more detailed breakdown of how it all went down on my website.
1. Each body part has a value.
This is a really cool tool.
If you live in the United States, you can see how much an arm, leg, or testicle is worth on average… and it even sorts by state.
Check it out.
2. The Kurzweil curve.
I first stumbled across this graph (or one similar) in high school… and it highlights something I think about often:
Humans have an incredibly hard time grasping compounding.
I can’t imagine a world in which all human brains are equal to $1,000 …But that makes sense. I’m just a chimp.
3. Building in public
Recent podcast guest KP is a huge supporter of “building in public,” aka showing your work on the Internet.
It helps get people involved on the journey.
In the spirit of building in public, I released my content calendar for my podcast. You can now see when specific guests will appear so you can mark your own calendar (subject to change, of course).
4. Aliens are real?
Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder…
Former Israeli space security chief says aliens exist and we’re just not ready for it.
I’m inclined to believe him.
Curious to know what you think. Reply to this email with your perspective. 🙂
5. Fish oil and vitamin D
With regards to COVID…
Dr. Rhonda Patrick tweeted that a randomized controlled trial found omega-3 fatty acids lowered the risk of infection by 40% and decreased ICU and hospital stay by 2 days.
So please take your fish oil and Vitamin D. 🙂
That’s all for this week folks.
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To your success,