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30 Things I learned Before I Turned 30 Part 2

Published on: December 5 2022 by Travis Marziani

30 Things I learned Before I Turned 30 Part 2

30 Things I learned Before I Turned 30 Part 2

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00:00:00 00:00:04 hey everybody so this is part two it's
00:00:02 00:00:07 gonna be a three-part series of the 30
00:00:04 00:00:10 things that I learned before I turn 30
00:00:07 00:00:13 so just uh two weeks ago or so I turned
00:00:10 00:00:16 30 and one thing I don't think I fully
00:00:13 00:00:18 explained in part one is that every year
00:00:16 00:00:20 at the end of the year I'll do a review
00:00:18 00:00:23 I'll do a review of everything that I
00:00:20 00:00:24 did the previous year things that I did
00:00:23 00:00:27 well things that I could have improved
00:00:24 00:00:29 upon maybe in part three I'll read the
00:00:27 00:00:33 actual questions I asked myself I also
00:00:29 00:00:36 usually once a week do a review and I
00:00:33 00:00:37 review how the week went what could go
00:00:36 00:00:39 better and then I do a planning session
00:00:37 00:00:42 at the beginning of each week so what I
00:00:39 00:00:43 did for this three-part series of 30
00:00:42 00:00:46 things I learned before I turned 30
00:00:43 00:00:48 was take all like the top things the
00:00:46 00:00:49 biggest lesson learned the biggest
00:00:48 00:00:52 lessons learned the things that really
00:00:49 00:00:54 impacted me and condense it down to the
00:00:52 00:00:56 things that I wish I would have known
00:00:54 00:01:00 when I was in my early 20s
00:00:56 00:01:03 so in part one I went over the first ten
00:01:00 00:01:04 things and I'll I'll tok about those at
00:01:03 00:01:06 the end of the podcast I'll repeat those
00:01:04 00:01:08 or just go listen to part one today I
00:01:06 00:01:11 got ten more things and you know what
00:01:08 00:01:13 let's just jump into it and this is a
00:01:11 00:01:15 lot of these lessons took a lot of work
00:01:13 00:01:18 and a lot of struggle for me to come to
00:01:15 00:01:20 and obviously by me just saying it might
00:01:18 00:01:21 not be enough for your brain to click
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00:01:21 00:01:26 Travis is right I need to go do this
00:01:23 00:01:28 thing but hopefully it steers you in a
00:01:26 00:01:30 correct direction for you and obviously
00:01:28 00:01:33 things that mean a lot to me might mean
00:01:30 00:01:35 nothing to you and one of the first ones
00:01:33 00:01:38 are number eleven I guess tiknically is
00:01:35 00:01:42 it's worth paying money to save time
00:01:38 00:01:43 energy or thought power whatever you
00:01:42 00:01:45 know and this is something for me
00:01:43 00:01:47 specifically is very true because I
00:01:45 00:01:49 don't like spending money my sister
00:01:47 00:01:51 growing up now you know she's a little
00:01:49 00:01:52 bit different now my sister growing up
00:01:51 00:01:55 she loves spent and she had no problem
00:01:52 00:01:57 spending money where I had a big
00:01:55 00:02:00 reservation for spending money I would
00:01:57 00:02:03 up until recently and still at times I
00:02:00 00:02:04 if I could save a few dollars I would
00:02:03 00:02:07 spend an hour doing something just to
00:02:04 00:02:10 save a few dollars we're now even if
00:02:07 00:02:11 something annoys me you know the other
00:02:10 00:02:13 day it's like you know you go to the
00:02:11 00:02:15 post office and
00:02:13 00:02:17 two dollars more expensive to ship using
00:02:15 00:02:21 the regular post-office than it would be
00:02:17 00:02:22 to go to FedEx and I know that or at
00:02:21 00:02:24 least I know that once I get there
00:02:22 00:02:26 instead of saying alright screw this I'm
00:02:24 00:02:28 gonna go to FedEx Drive it's gonna take
00:02:26 00:02:29 ten minutes to drive to FedEx it's gonna
00:02:28 00:02:30 take 10 minutes to drive back I'm gonna
00:02:29 00:02:32 have to deal with all that hassle just
00:02:30 00:02:34 to save two dollars I just say to myself
00:02:32 00:02:36 you know about whatever lesson learned
00:02:34 00:02:40 next time I know that I'm not going to
00:02:36 00:02:43 use the United States Post Office that's
00:02:40 00:02:45 one example of you know spending money
00:02:43 00:02:47 it's counterintuitive to save time
00:02:45 00:02:50 energy or thought power another example
00:02:47 00:02:52 is getting a virtual assistant for me
00:02:50 00:02:56 one of the best things I've ever done is
00:02:52 00:02:57 hiring a my first virtual assistant and
00:02:56 00:02:59 that was way back when I was living in
00:02:57 00:03:01 Brazil this was a few years ago and once
00:02:59 00:03:03 again I think in part one I toked a
00:03:01 00:03:05 little bit about my story but after I
00:03:03 00:03:07 quit my job I moved to Miami and then
00:03:05 00:03:09 after that I moved to South America and
00:03:07 00:03:12 after a little while I found myself in
00:03:09 00:03:14 Brazil and I hired a virtual assistant
00:03:12 00:03:16 and my first virtual assistant was
00:03:14 00:03:18 amazing and took care of I mean my
00:03:16 00:03:21 virtual assistants now are still amazing
00:03:18 00:03:23 but she took care of so many things that
00:03:21 00:03:25 was just taking me so much time and she
00:03:23 00:03:28 was just really smart and efficient and
00:03:25 00:03:30 I was really happy to have her so one of
00:03:28 00:03:32 the things this coming year that I'm
00:03:30 00:03:34 hoping to do and maybe even in the
00:03:32 00:03:37 remaining months of this year is to
00:03:34 00:03:39 start growing a bigger team because if
00:03:37 00:03:41 you can hire someone to work 40 hours a
00:03:39 00:03:44 week that frees up your mind that frees
00:03:41 00:03:45 up your time and your energy because the
00:03:44 00:03:48 things that you give employees to do are
00:03:45 00:03:50 the boring things to be honnest as an
00:03:48 00:03:53 entrepreneur your brainpower is better
00:03:50 00:03:55 used in high-level thinking strategizing
00:03:53 00:03:57 like seeing the big picture which I
00:03:55 00:03:59 think I'm good at and it's it's to be
00:03:57 00:04:01 honest it's hard to be good at that if
00:03:59 00:04:04 you're stuck on the ground doing all the
00:04:01 00:04:05 boring stuff so that's number 11 it's
00:04:04 00:04:08 worth paying money to save time energy
00:04:05 00:04:11 and or thought power number 12 is
00:04:08 00:04:13 growing roots is important I think it's
00:04:11 00:04:16 very important to grow to grow your
00:04:13 00:04:18 roots and what I mean by that is I've
00:04:16 00:04:20 toked about this in part one again but
00:04:18 00:04:23 one of the best things I've done is
00:04:20 00:04:25 moving back to LA moving to Santa Monica
00:04:23 00:04:27 specifically for me and there's so many
00:04:25 00:04:29 reasons for this because now
00:04:27 00:04:31 it's you can kind of get in the flow
00:04:29 00:04:33 when you're moving every few months from
00:04:31 00:04:35 one place to another place to another
00:04:33 00:04:38 place it's crazy because when you move
00:04:35 00:04:39 to a new city you have to find a bunch
00:04:38 00:04:40 of new friends
00:04:39 00:04:42 you have to even the minute like the
00:04:40 00:04:44 small things like what grocery store do
00:04:42 00:04:46 you go to what kind of food do you eat
00:04:44 00:04:48 because especially for living
00:04:46 00:04:49 internationally some of the food like
00:04:48 00:04:50 you know they might not have sweet
00:04:49 00:04:52 potatoes which I eat a decent amount or
00:04:50 00:04:54 they might not have quinoa which I'm
00:04:52 00:04:55 I've been having more of so it's like
00:04:54 00:04:57 what are you gonna be eating what gym
00:04:55 00:05:01 are you gonna go to what sports and
00:04:57 00:05:03 extracurricular activities are you gonna
00:05:01 00:05:06 be doing and so for me personally
00:05:03 00:05:07 growing roots has been very important
00:05:06 00:05:11 and also as I mentioned in the first
00:05:07 00:05:13 episode it frees up your your brain to
00:05:11 00:05:15 think about other things now I didn't do
00:05:13 00:05:18 a very good job in part one I think of
00:05:15 00:05:20 explaining what I'm toking when I
00:05:18 00:05:22 toked about basically focus on one
00:05:20 00:05:24 variable at a time so I do want to take
00:05:22 00:05:27 a second to explain that so in part one
00:05:24 00:05:28 and this was I forget what number it was
00:05:27 00:05:30 but one of the big lessons I learned is
00:05:28 00:05:33 you should focus on one variable at a
00:05:30 00:05:35 time and where you're going to live is
00:05:33 00:05:36 one of those variables so a way to think
00:05:35 00:05:38 about this and I'm gonna try to simplify
00:05:36 00:05:44 this is if you look at an equation like
00:05:38 00:05:46 X plus y plus Z equals 3 so each
00:05:44 00:05:48 variable the variable X could be any
00:05:46 00:05:49 number we don't know what it is that's
00:05:48 00:05:52 what makes a variable a variable and
00:05:49 00:05:55 that's a very simple equation so we can
00:05:52 00:05:57 figure out well X could be 1 Y could be
00:05:55 00:06:00 1 and Z could be 1 and then that would
00:05:57 00:06:04 add up 1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 3 so 3
00:06:00 00:06:06 equals 3 that's correct but if X was 2 Y
00:06:04 00:06:08 was 1 and Z was 1 then the equation
00:06:06 00:06:10 before equals 3 that doesn't make sense
00:06:08 00:06:12 so with a simple equation like that we
00:06:10 00:06:13 can just look at it and we can solve it
00:06:12 00:06:19 but with more complicated problems like
00:06:13 00:06:24 a problem like 3x plus 7 y plus 2 or yet
00:06:19 00:06:25 2z equals 147 we look at that equation
00:06:24 00:06:28 we don't know we can just start randomly
00:06:25 00:06:31 throwing numbers and guesses into what x
00:06:28 00:06:34 plus y plus c is or what we can do is we
00:06:31 00:06:38 can hold we can say okay let's make X
00:06:34 00:06:40 equal 1 y equal 1 and then Z we can do
00:06:38 00:06:40 some simple algebra to figure out what Z
00:06:40 00:06:42 is
00:06:40 00:06:45 and that's what I'm toking about when
00:06:42 00:06:47 when when you say X equals one that's
00:06:45 00:06:49 the equivalent of saying I'm gonna live
00:06:47 00:06:52 in Santa Monica boom that variable is a
00:06:49 00:06:54 constant it solves four and then you can
00:06:52 00:06:55 start focusing on other things I realize
00:06:54 00:06:57 as I'm explaining this probably doesn't
00:06:55 00:06:59 help explain it too much more but
00:06:57 00:07:02 hopefully for someone out there that
00:06:59 00:07:03 that makes sense so for me growing roots
00:07:02 00:07:05 is really important because then you
00:07:03 00:07:08 start developing deep meaningful
00:07:05 00:07:10 friendships I'm starting just in those
00:07:08 00:07:13 last few months to have friends that I
00:07:10 00:07:14 actually see on a regular basis we get
00:07:13 00:07:16 lunch every week we get dinner every
00:07:14 00:07:18 week we're you know we catch up and you
00:07:16 00:07:20 know we know what's going on in each
00:07:18 00:07:22 other's live and we can help each other
00:07:20 00:07:25 out and that is very important now my
00:07:22 00:07:26 buddy Jordan who's been on a bunch of
00:07:25 00:07:28 the how to do your twenties podcast and
00:07:26 00:07:30 he's gonna be on these last how did
00:07:28 00:07:33 years 20 20 s podcast is totally
00:07:30 00:07:35 different he's totally the opposite in a
00:07:33 00:07:37 lot of ways he loves like he gains
00:07:35 00:07:39 energy from traveling from place to
00:07:37 00:07:42 place and moving around you know all the
00:07:39 00:07:48 time so lesson number 12 growing roots
00:07:42 00:07:50 is important lesson 13 for me routine is
00:07:48 00:07:51 huge and this is once again for me some
00:07:50 00:07:54 people don't feel this way some people
00:07:51 00:07:56 thrive off non routine once again this
00:07:54 00:07:58 goes back to limiting your variables by
00:07:56 00:07:59 having the same routine knowing that
00:07:58 00:08:01 you're gonna wake up at a certain time
00:07:59 00:08:03 knowing more or less of what you're
00:08:01 00:08:05 gonna eat knowing that Mondays
00:08:03 00:08:07 you're gonna go do jujitsu and then
00:08:05 00:08:09 Tuesdays it gives you things to look
00:08:07 00:08:13 forward to it frees up your mind once
00:08:09 00:08:15 again to focus on other other things for
00:08:13 00:08:17 me when I was traveling a lot it totally
00:08:15 00:08:19 my routine got thrown out the window and
00:08:17 00:08:21 it's for a lot of people they loved that
00:08:19 00:08:24 they loved that every morning you wake
00:08:21 00:08:27 up and you do something new and at times
00:08:24 00:08:29 I did really enjoy that but for the most
00:08:27 00:08:31 part for me as an individual I like I
00:08:29 00:08:34 like being able to look forward to
00:08:31 00:08:36 things I like knowing that oh every
00:08:34 00:08:38 Thursday I get dinner with my buddy
00:08:36 00:08:41 James and that's really cool I have
00:08:38 00:08:43 something to look forward to I know that
00:08:41 00:08:46 questions that I have throughout the
00:08:43 00:08:47 week once I go I can meet him and you
00:08:46 00:08:50 know it's just having something to look
00:08:47 00:08:53 forward to but there's also routine is
00:08:50 00:08:54 huge in the same way is knowing that
00:08:53 00:08:55 every Tuesday I'm gonna
00:08:54 00:08:57 work on performance not butter knowing
00:08:55 00:09:00 that every so often I'm doing the same
00:08:57 00:09:03 kind of things over and over again
00:09:00 00:09:06 because what that does is it allows me
00:09:03 00:09:08 to give myself time maybe like Saturday
00:09:06 00:09:11 afternoons so do anything and like be
00:09:08 00:09:12 totally free and have that time to just
00:09:11 00:09:14 really kind of enjoy and go with the
00:09:12 00:09:16 flow but everybody's different once
00:09:14 00:09:18 again so for me routine is really huge
00:09:16 00:09:20 and I fought that for a long time for a
00:09:18 00:09:21 long time I didn't
00:09:20 00:09:23 I forgot that when I was a kid I really
00:09:21 00:09:25 enjoyed routine and I wanted to be
00:09:23 00:09:28 someone that was more just spontaneous
00:09:25 00:09:30 and whatever truth is that's not me but
00:09:28 00:09:32 by having that routine it allows me to
00:09:30 00:09:34 be a little bit more spontaneous at
00:09:32 00:09:38 times but I enjoy that routine all right
00:09:34 00:09:41 lesson number fourteen time to plan and
00:09:38 00:09:42 think is very important to me this is
00:09:41 00:09:45 only the last year or two I've started
00:09:42 00:09:47 to realize this I think a lot of people
00:09:45 00:09:50 have this mindset especially in Western
00:09:47 00:09:55 society it that you need to always be
00:09:50 00:09:56 doing stuff that sitting around like you
00:09:55 00:09:58 know sitting at your computer and just
00:09:56 00:10:01 thinking about what you're going to do
00:09:58 00:10:04 planning out is a waste of time I think
00:10:01 00:10:06 that for a long time at least for myself
00:10:04 00:10:09 I had this mindset and I think that's
00:10:06 00:10:12 totally backwards if you look at the
00:10:09 00:10:14 most important people in a war you look
00:10:12 00:10:17 at the generals what do they do they
00:10:14 00:10:19 don't just run in and fight and do all
00:10:17 00:10:20 that stuff no they're sitting back and
00:10:19 00:10:24 all they're doing is thinking and
00:10:20 00:10:25 planning and strategizing so I think
00:10:24 00:10:28 what I've been trying to do more is
00:10:25 00:10:31 every Monday spend time doing that
00:10:28 00:10:35 really at a high level reviewing the
00:10:31 00:10:38 previous week and then also looking at
00:10:35 00:10:40 the coming week in thinking okay how how
00:10:38 00:10:42 can I make this the most impactful week
00:10:40 00:10:43 planning the next month planning the
00:10:42 00:10:47 next six months and I don't necessarily
00:10:43 00:10:48 do this all the time but every every few
00:10:47 00:10:52 weeks I like to sit down and plan out
00:10:48 00:10:54 six months in advance and what I'll
00:10:52 00:10:56 usually do is plan the next three months
00:10:54 00:10:58 pretty strong like pretty like day by
00:10:56 00:11:00 day more or less like what are the big
00:10:58 00:11:03 milestones that I want to hit and then
00:11:00 00:11:06 maybe the three months after that the
00:11:03 00:11:07 kind of a little bit more loosely and
00:11:06 00:11:09 that's been very
00:11:07 00:11:12 for me personally because that gives me
00:11:09 00:11:14 things to know that hey if I want to
00:11:12 00:11:16 launch a course like I'm gonna be
00:11:14 00:11:18 launching I don't know I might actually
00:11:16 00:11:19 switch the date on this but I was
00:11:18 00:11:22 planning on launching a course in April
00:11:19 00:11:25 I'm gonna be launching a course in April
00:11:22 00:11:27 well I need to complete the course so I
00:11:25 00:11:28 better start on it well you know I
00:11:27 00:11:29 started looking at my calendar I'm like
00:11:28 00:11:31 wow I better start on it in the next
00:11:29 00:11:33 week or two if I'm gonna be completing a
00:11:31 00:11:35 course by April and then I'll I can also
00:11:33 00:11:38 look at okay well if I'm gonna launch a
00:11:35 00:11:39 course in April I need to market it how
00:11:38 00:11:41 am I going to market well here's a bunch
00:11:39 00:11:43 of ideas Wow
00:11:41 00:11:45 there's all these ideas for videos that
00:11:43 00:11:47 I should release on the effective
00:11:45 00:11:50 e-commerce or the effective ecommerce
00:11:47 00:11:54 podcast or you know my youtube channel
00:11:50 00:11:56 and then I start thinking how am I gonna
00:11:54 00:11:57 fit all this in if I'm gonna release all
00:11:56 00:12:00 these videos I need to make sure I have
00:11:57 00:12:01 time to film them how am I gonna work on
00:12:00 00:12:04 performance nut butter at the same time
00:12:01 00:12:05 and basically you start all the dreams
00:12:04 00:12:07 that you have you start putting it into
00:12:05 00:12:09 reality do you have enough time and
00:12:07 00:12:11 maybe you realize I'm not gonna be able
00:12:09 00:12:14 to release the course in April I might
00:12:11 00:12:15 need until June to do it or maybe you
00:12:14 00:12:17 look at it and say why am I gonna wait
00:12:15 00:12:19 till April I can launch this in January
00:12:17 00:12:22 and once again everyone's different on
00:12:19 00:12:26 this but I think giving yourself the
00:12:22 00:12:29 ability I don't wanna say the excuse the
00:12:26 00:12:31 permission slip to sit around in
00:12:29 00:12:33 quote-unquote think is huge now this
00:12:31 00:12:34 isn't far as far as business goes but
00:12:33 00:12:37 one thing I've also been thinking a lot
00:12:34 00:12:39 about is this last year I spent a lot of
00:12:37 00:12:41 time just on the beach listening to
00:12:39 00:12:44 music listen to audiobooks chillin
00:12:41 00:12:49 relaxing and letting my mind just kind
00:12:44 00:12:51 of process process what's going on and
00:12:49 00:12:55 that also has been a really big deal it
00:12:51 00:12:57 helps it helps clear some of the clutter
00:12:55 00:12:59 from my mind and helps think well
00:12:57 00:13:02 personal life things am I happy
00:12:59 00:13:04 am i doing what I want to do if not how
00:13:02 00:13:05 could I become more happy what am I
00:13:04 00:13:07 missing in my life
00:13:05 00:13:10 anyways I realized that for me
00:13:07 00:13:12 personally giving myself time to plan
00:13:10 00:13:14 and think things through is very
00:13:12 00:13:16 important so this is your permission
00:13:14 00:13:17 slip to be able to do that too you don't
00:13:16 00:13:21 always need to be running around putting
00:13:17 00:13:23 out fires less than 15 take time off
00:13:21 00:13:25 now you hear this a lot from a bunch of
00:13:23 00:13:26 different people but I just wanted to
00:13:25 00:13:29 reiterate it because it took me a long
00:13:26 00:13:31 time to realize how important it is you
00:13:29 00:13:33 know you're supposed to enjoy life
00:13:31 00:13:36 taking time off to go do the things you
00:13:33 00:13:39 love is what makes life fun in a lot of
00:13:36 00:13:40 ways sure I enjoy what I do for work and
00:13:39 00:13:42 hopefully you do too because that's
00:13:40 00:13:44 that's another that should be another
00:13:42 00:13:47 big lesson learn but taking time off not
00:13:44 00:13:50 only it may help you enjoy your life
00:13:47 00:13:51 more it actually clears your mind I and
00:13:50 00:13:53 I notiked I've said over and over again
00:13:51 00:13:54 throughout these this part one part two
00:13:53 00:13:57 I'll probably say it again in part three
00:13:54 00:13:59 the taking week off just to do a
00:13:57 00:14:00 staycation and go down to the beach was
00:13:59 00:14:03 probably the most important thing I've
00:14:00 00:14:05 done this year it completely changed my
00:14:03 00:14:07 outlook on a lot of different things
00:14:05 00:14:10 that helped my brain just process some
00:14:07 00:14:11 things and that's that you're gonna hear
00:14:10 00:14:13 me say this a lot too think that's very
00:14:11 00:14:14 important I think your brain is trying
00:14:13 00:14:16 to figure out and solve these different
00:14:14 00:14:19 equations these you know happiness
00:14:16 00:14:21 equations we'll call it or just all
00:14:19 00:14:23 kinds of different things and if you
00:14:21 00:14:26 don't take time off you're never going
00:14:23 00:14:27 to fully get it I think that when you do
00:14:26 00:14:29 take time off and I hear this over and
00:14:27 00:14:30 over again from different friends of
00:14:29 00:14:32 mine when you take time off and you come
00:14:30 00:14:32 back to work you're gonna have more
00:14:32 00:14:35 energy
00:14:32 00:14:39 okay I'll probably in that one let's go
00:14:35 00:14:42 to number 16 number 16 fill your life
00:14:39 00:14:45 with a new awesome experiences so life
00:14:42 00:14:47 once again is kind of like solving an
00:14:45 00:14:48 equation you're figuring out how you're
00:14:47 00:14:51 gonna be the happiest what's gonna make
00:14:48 00:14:52 you really satisfied with life and by
00:14:51 00:14:56 trying new and different experiences
00:14:52 00:14:58 you're putting in new data points the
00:14:56 00:14:59 way computers learn and the way that we
00:14:58 00:15:01 learn is by having lots of different
00:14:59 00:15:02 computer points maybe you've never done
00:15:01 00:15:04 in jiu-jitsu class go do it and maybe
00:15:02 00:15:06 you realized oh I really like this maybe
00:15:04 00:15:08 you've never done you know whatever it
00:15:06 00:15:11 is you haven't you different restaurants
00:15:08 00:15:13 you haven't tried different experiences
00:15:11 00:15:17 of any kind fill your life with those
00:15:13 00:15:18 new awesome experiences now this kind of
00:15:17 00:15:21 goes hand-in-hand with giving yourself
00:15:18 00:15:23 time often time to think because if you
00:15:21 00:15:25 think of it as solving an equation
00:15:23 00:15:26 you're gonna put a lot of data points in
00:15:25 00:15:29 but then you need to figure out what
00:15:26 00:15:31 equation matches these data points so
00:15:29 00:15:34 maybe you realize oh I really do like
00:15:31 00:15:38 jiu-jitsu but I don't like Krav Maga
00:15:34 00:15:41 I really do like playing two-on-two
00:15:38 00:15:43 basketball but I don't like playing five
00:15:41 00:15:45 on five whatever whatever it is but by
00:15:43 00:15:47 trying out different things you're
00:15:45 00:15:50 figuring out what you like I like
00:15:47 00:15:52 playing basketball on Tuesday afternoons
00:15:50 00:15:55 as opposed to whatever but you do need
00:15:52 00:15:58 to balance that with giving yourself
00:15:55 00:15:59 time to figure out what you actually
00:15:58 00:16:01 likes if you're constantly just trying
00:15:59 00:16:03 new things and you never go back to the
00:16:01 00:16:05 things that you really liked that's for
00:16:03 00:16:06 me personally not very satisfying so
00:16:05 00:16:08 it's fill your life with new awesome
00:16:06 00:16:11 experiences but repeat the ones that you
00:16:08 00:16:14 enjoy and you know not don't repeat them
00:16:11 00:16:16 so much that you stop liking them but
00:16:14 00:16:18 definitely try out new interesting
00:16:16 00:16:21 things that you might not otherwise do
00:16:18 00:16:23 so lesson 17 and this is actually
00:16:21 00:16:25 something that really helps me out a lot
00:16:23 00:16:27 this is one of those phrases that if I
00:16:25 00:16:30 start to get really anxious or upset at
00:16:27 00:16:32 myself or depressed I think about this
00:16:30 00:16:35 phrase and it's you are a
00:16:32 00:16:37 self-correcting learning machine
00:16:35 00:16:40 remember that so let's let's repeat that
00:16:37 00:16:42 so you are a self-correcting learning
00:16:40 00:16:43 machine so what does that mean
00:16:42 00:16:45 that means that if you're starting to
00:16:43 00:16:46 feel anxious or you're starting to feel
00:16:45 00:16:49 like bad about yourself or like
00:16:46 00:16:52 disappointed in yourself realize that's
00:16:49 00:16:55 okay it's okay to feel bad but what I do
00:16:52 00:16:57 and I think a lot of people do is they
00:16:55 00:16:59 start thinking wow I'm a failure I'm
00:16:57 00:17:00 always gonna be a failure blah bubble
00:16:59 00:17:03 and they start spinning out of control
00:17:00 00:17:05 down a negative spiral thinking of all
00:17:03 00:17:07 or maybe you've made the same mistake
00:17:05 00:17:08 over and over again maybe you date
00:17:07 00:17:11 certain type of people I see this a lot
00:17:08 00:17:14 it's like I always date X kind of people
00:17:11 00:17:15 like whatever you know and you start to
00:17:14 00:17:17 beat yourself up about this but it's
00:17:15 00:17:20 that's okay or I always make the same
00:17:17 00:17:21 mistake in business once again if you
00:17:20 00:17:22 catch yourself and you're saying to
00:17:21 00:17:25 yourself I'm always doing the same thing
00:17:22 00:17:28 that's okay you're a learning machine
00:17:25 00:17:32 and if you're so if you're ever find
00:17:28 00:17:33 yourself going on a bad path that's okay
00:17:32 00:17:37 you are a self-correcting learning
00:17:33 00:17:39 machine so I don't smoke weed very often
00:17:37 00:17:42 and I don't really do it pretty much at
00:17:39 00:17:45 all anymore but in the past I have done
00:17:42 00:17:47 it and what would happen at times is I
00:17:45 00:17:48 would get anxious
00:17:47 00:17:50 and I still you know I still everyone
00:17:48 00:17:52 small in day-to-day life find myself
00:17:50 00:17:54 getting anxious and I started
00:17:52 00:17:57 specifically with the smoking weed thing
00:17:54 00:17:59 you start thinking wow you for me person
00:17:57 00:18:01 when I smoked weed I would find I'd see
00:17:59 00:18:03 certain patterns that otherwise I might
00:18:01 00:18:04 not see in my life certain patterns that
00:18:03 00:18:06 repeat themselves over and over again
00:18:04 00:18:09 and I'd start to spiral out of control
00:18:06 00:18:11 and get really anxious and feel like wow
00:18:09 00:18:12 I don't have any friends and I all you
00:18:11 00:18:14 know that's actually been I think one
00:18:12 00:18:16 thing for me is I always push away my
00:18:14 00:18:18 friends and blah blah blah you know
00:18:16 00:18:20 whatever it is and then I think about it
00:18:18 00:18:22 and I will kind of give myself this
00:18:20 00:18:24 mantra of you are a self-correcting
00:18:22 00:18:26 learning machine and what that allows me
00:18:24 00:18:28 to do is allows me to stop worrying
00:18:26 00:18:30 about all the past mistakes I've made
00:18:28 00:18:33 and realize that sure I might make that
00:18:30 00:18:36 mistake again or even a time after that
00:18:33 00:18:38 but eventually I will figure it out
00:18:36 00:18:39 from making money for me I mean it
00:18:38 00:18:40 wasn't until like the last year or so
00:18:39 00:18:44 that I really started to feel
00:18:40 00:18:45 financially successful and I would get
00:18:44 00:18:47 down on myself I'd be like man I've been
00:18:45 00:18:49 doing this entrepreneur thing for a few
00:18:47 00:18:51 years and I'm still not having the
00:18:49 00:18:51 success I want to have what's wrong with
00:18:51 00:18:53 me
00:18:51 00:18:55 like and I start going down this
00:18:53 00:18:56 negative spiral of thinking maybe I'm
00:18:55 00:18:58 never gonna be able to do this but then
00:18:56 00:18:59 I remembered the mantra of you are a
00:18:58 00:19:01 self-correcting learning machine and
00:18:59 00:19:04 think I'll figure this out I'm a smart
00:19:01 00:19:05 person and you out there listening if
00:19:04 00:19:07 you're smart enough to be able to
00:19:05 00:19:08 download a podcast and you're smart
00:19:07 00:19:10 enough to be listening to this you're
00:19:08 00:19:11 smart enough for this to apply to you as
00:19:10 00:19:15 well so you are a self-correcting
00:19:11 00:19:17 learning machine lesson 18 is work on
00:19:15 00:19:19 your brain and there's two main ways I
00:19:17 00:19:21 think that you can work on your brain
00:19:19 00:19:24 the first one and you'll hear this over
00:19:21 00:19:27 and over and over again is meditate to
00:19:24 00:19:30 me this is like the stretching of your
00:19:27 00:19:32 mind it's like you know you need to
00:19:30 00:19:33 workout but you also need to stretch and
00:19:32 00:19:36 relax you need that yin and the yang so
00:19:33 00:19:38 this is the Yin part of your mind it
00:19:36 00:19:40 allows your your mind to get relaxed and
00:19:38 00:19:42 calm but then the other part is learn
00:19:40 00:19:43 new things so challenge yourself I've
00:19:42 00:19:45 mentioned a few times in this podcast
00:19:43 00:19:47 jiu-jitsu learn a new skill maybe it's
00:19:45 00:19:49 marketing maybe it's learning a new
00:19:47 00:19:52 language whatever that means for you
00:19:49 00:19:54 whatever it is that excites you go learn
00:19:52 00:19:57 something new but then also using
00:19:54 00:19:59 meditation I feel like it's very similar
00:19:57 00:20:02 to
00:19:59 00:20:04 relaxing it's relaxing your mind I think
00:20:02 00:20:07 about my body one of the mistakes I made
00:20:04 00:20:09 working out earlier in life was I would
00:20:07 00:20:11 just destroy my body I've worked out
00:20:09 00:20:13 really really hard but never give myself
00:20:11 00:20:13 a break and never give myself time to
00:20:13 00:20:15 recover
00:20:13 00:20:18 I think meditation is the ultimate
00:20:15 00:20:20 recovery for your brain it's been shown
00:20:18 00:20:22 to reverse a lot of trauma they've shown
00:20:20 00:20:24 like in football players and stuff like
00:20:22 00:20:27 that it it does just amazing things
00:20:24 00:20:29 so I'd say work on your brain meditate
00:20:27 00:20:31 and learn new things I think every day
00:20:29 00:20:34 or at least every week you should be
00:20:31 00:20:35 trying to stress out your brain by
00:20:34 00:20:37 learning something that's complicated
00:20:35 00:20:39 and hard maybe it's learning a new
00:20:37 00:20:40 software or a new tool whatever that
00:20:39 00:20:45 means to you
00:20:40 00:20:48 number 19 waking up early and exercising
00:20:45 00:20:50 early is great I don't always do this
00:20:48 00:20:52 but I always I've been recently trying
00:20:50 00:20:56 very hard to wake up earlier I wake up
00:20:52 00:20:57 around 5:45 6 o'clock and six o'clock is
00:20:56 00:20:59 the time I probably would wake up my
00:20:57 00:21:01 girlfriend has been starting work at
00:20:59 00:21:03 6:00 recently and she's working from
00:21:01 00:21:06 home so she wakes up like 5:50 just to
00:21:03 00:21:07 get ready for to start work but then the
00:21:06 00:21:11 other thing I've been doing is
00:21:07 00:21:13 exercising and I found myself personally
00:21:11 00:21:16 a little bit happier I definitely happy
00:21:13 00:21:18 or less anxious when I exercise but also
00:21:16 00:21:20 when I get my exercise out earlier in
00:21:18 00:21:22 the day I feel less pressure on myself I
00:21:20 00:21:23 feel like you know what no matter what I
00:21:22 00:21:25 already exercise today so even if
00:21:23 00:21:28 everything else doesn't go the way I
00:21:25 00:21:30 want there's not this there's this
00:21:28 00:21:32 feeling of accomplishment and I found
00:21:30 00:21:34 when I exercise in the evenings
00:21:32 00:21:37 personally there's this little bit of
00:21:34 00:21:39 feeling of oh I need to go do something
00:21:37 00:21:40 later like I have something to do so
00:21:39 00:21:42 it's nice for me if I get all my
00:21:40 00:21:45 obligations out of the way early in the
00:21:42 00:21:48 day now once again I don't do this all
00:21:45 00:21:50 the time and whatever works for you
00:21:48 00:21:52 works for you so you know test it out if
00:21:50 00:21:54 this is something that sounds appealing
00:21:52 00:21:55 to you try it out but if it doesn't then
00:21:54 00:21:57 you know don't do it I don't doesn't
00:21:55 00:21:59 matter a lot of times I'll do yoga in
00:21:57 00:22:01 the morning sometimes I've actually
00:21:59 00:22:03 recently been just waking up and just
00:22:01 00:22:06 moving around just stretching out just
00:22:03 00:22:08 I'll go in and I'll go in my room and
00:22:06 00:22:09 just kind of like put on some music and
00:22:08 00:22:12 just kind of move and just feel my body
00:22:09 00:22:12 and just like get loose a little bit and
00:22:12 00:22:15 it
00:22:12 00:22:17 sounds funny maybe but it's just nice
00:22:15 00:22:20 cuz it gets you in a different headspace
00:22:17 00:22:22 it allows you to get into your body
00:22:20 00:22:25 which I tend to be a lot more in my mind
00:22:22 00:22:27 and a lot less in my body so even that
00:22:25 00:22:28 limited amount of exercise it's not it's
00:22:27 00:22:30 not like I'm really breathing hard I'm
00:22:28 00:22:31 really pushing myself which sometimes I
00:22:30 00:22:33 do sometimes I do Krav Maga in the
00:22:31 00:22:35 morning which isn't the new thing I've
00:22:33 00:22:39 been trying I used to do jujitsu in the
00:22:35 00:22:41 morning and yeah so try that out the
00:22:39 00:22:43 good thing about waking I go back and
00:22:41 00:22:45 forth on this and I think it depends on
00:22:43 00:22:47 what stage you are in your life now my
00:22:45 00:22:49 old argument was wake up whenever you
00:22:47 00:22:51 want and then just stay up later and you
00:22:49 00:22:53 can work later for me personally I'm the
00:22:51 00:22:56 most productive in the morning I find
00:22:53 00:22:59 around around 2 o'clock I start dragging
00:22:56 00:23:01 I start dying and that seems to be true
00:22:59 00:23:03 even if I wake up later it's just like
00:23:01 00:23:05 after lunch and everything's kind of I
00:23:03 00:23:06 don't know when you wake up in the
00:23:05 00:23:09 morning for me personally that you're
00:23:06 00:23:13 waking up with the Sun and you just have
00:23:09 00:23:14 more energy for me personally and so
00:23:13 00:23:16 yeah try it out see if that's something
00:23:14 00:23:17 that works for you this is gonna be a
00:23:16 00:23:20 shorter episode so I guess I'm just
00:23:17 00:23:22 going rapid-fire to be honest right now
00:23:20 00:23:24 my brain is a little bit I got the light
00:23:22 00:23:26 shining in my eye so if you're watching
00:23:24 00:23:28 this on youtube you'll see the lighting
00:23:26 00:23:29 is a little weird it's nighttime if
00:23:28 00:23:32 you're listening gentleman podcast
00:23:29 00:23:35 obviously you do not see that lesson 20
00:23:32 00:23:36 this is a huge one this is a really big
00:23:35 00:23:40 one I think this is one of the biggest
00:23:36 00:23:42 mistakes people make is every new year
00:23:40 00:23:45 ever people don't do this and I wish
00:23:42 00:23:48 they would so lesson 20s make small
00:23:45 00:23:50 small commitments so I think a lot of
00:23:48 00:23:52 people say I've never worked out before
00:23:50 00:23:54 I'm gonna start working out two hours a
00:23:52 00:23:57 day five days a week and then quickly
00:23:54 00:24:00 burn themselves out the example I always
00:23:57 00:24:02 give is if you've never flossed your
00:24:00 00:24:04 teeth on regularly and you make the goal
00:24:02 00:24:06 to floss your teeth every day you're
00:24:04 00:24:08 probably not gonna do it but if instead
00:24:06 00:24:11 you make the goal to floss one tooth
00:24:08 00:24:12 you'll probably do it and obviously you
00:24:11 00:24:14 can floss more than one tooth everything
00:24:12 00:24:16 else is a bonus the thing is in your
00:24:14 00:24:19 mind it just doesn't sound that hard to
00:24:16 00:24:20 do like and I've done this to trick
00:24:19 00:24:21 myself when I'm tired I'm like I don't
00:24:20 00:24:24 feel like flossing I want to say okay
00:24:21 00:24:25 I'll floss one tooth or I'm tired I
00:24:24 00:24:26 don't feel like going to the gym I'll
00:24:25 00:24:28 say
00:24:26 00:24:31 you know what I'll put my gym clothes on
00:24:28 00:24:32 and I'll walk over there but once I get
00:24:31 00:24:35 there if I don't feel like working out
00:24:32 00:24:36 I'll walk back home now 95% of the time
00:24:35 00:24:37 I end up by the time I get there I'm
00:24:36 00:24:39 like I'm already here let's do it
00:24:37 00:24:40 everyone listen while though I say you
00:24:39 00:24:42 know what I don't feel like doing this
00:24:40 00:24:45 I'm gonna go back home and that's okay
00:24:42 00:24:47 because my commitment wasn't to go work
00:24:45 00:24:51 out my commitment was to go to the gym
00:24:47 00:24:53 and this allows you to get over thinking
00:24:51 00:24:55 because if you start thinking like oh I
00:24:53 00:24:58 don't want to go to the gym that's so
00:24:55 00:24:59 much work and I'm not into it and it's
00:24:58 00:25:01 gonna take two hours if instead you say
00:24:59 00:25:02 my goal is just to walk over there that
00:25:01 00:25:06 only takes you know 10 minutes or
00:25:02 00:25:09 whatever it is for you and that it's
00:25:06 00:25:11 baby steps because that's a necessary
00:25:09 00:25:13 part of working out is actually going to
00:25:11 00:25:15 the gym and once you get over there it's
00:25:13 00:25:16 just another little baby step - it's
00:25:15 00:25:18 like okay I'm at the gym fine I'll pick
00:25:16 00:25:20 up one weight and I'll do one exercise
00:25:18 00:25:21 once you're done with that you're like I
00:25:20 00:25:23 feel a little bit better let's do one
00:25:21 00:25:25 more exercise before you know what
00:25:23 00:25:28 you're finished for me I've used this
00:25:25 00:25:29 with jujitsu and yoga sometimes with
00:25:28 00:25:30 yoga I'll wake up and early in the
00:25:29 00:25:32 mornings and I'll be like I don't feel
00:25:30 00:25:33 like going to yoga I'm just gonna go
00:25:32 00:25:35 there and I'm just gonna lay on my mat
00:25:33 00:25:37 my yoga teacher is really cool and I've
00:25:35 00:25:38 told her before like hey if I I've never
00:25:37 00:25:40 actually done this but I'm like look
00:25:38 00:25:42 there's gonna be a day where I come here
00:25:40 00:25:45 and I just stay in shavasana I'd like to
00:25:42 00:25:47 lay down a corpse pose thing the whole
00:25:45 00:25:49 time and what that does is by the time I
00:25:47 00:25:51 get there I'm like alright let's just
00:25:49 00:25:53 move around and in yoga class a lot of
00:25:51 00:25:55 times I'm up I might not be feeling it
00:25:53 00:25:56 and I'll just go into Child's Pose or
00:25:55 00:25:58 whatever it is same thing with jiu-jitsu
00:25:56 00:26:00 I've done that before where I go over
00:25:58 00:26:01 there and if I'm really not feeling it
00:26:00 00:26:04 I'll just there was a gym at my
00:26:01 00:26:05 jiu-jitsu studio so I would just I would
00:26:04 00:26:07 just work out in the gym well everyone
00:26:05 00:26:09 else did jujitsu and I don't care if
00:26:07 00:26:12 they're like hey what are you doing and
00:26:09 00:26:15 I'd say a tangent of this is if you
00:26:12 00:26:17 really really dread doing something stop
00:26:15 00:26:19 doing it I actually recently quit my
00:26:17 00:26:22 jujitsu membership because I stopped
00:26:19 00:26:23 enjoying it I kind of started dreading
00:26:22 00:26:26 it and part of it was there were certain
00:26:23 00:26:28 people in in the class I just didn't
00:26:26 00:26:30 enjoy being around it wasn't it's not
00:26:28 00:26:32 making it fun part of it was a bunch of
00:26:30 00:26:34 other reasons I won't get to but it was
00:26:32 00:26:35 just I stopped having fun and it finally
00:26:34 00:26:37 clicked for me and I'm like well if I'm
00:26:35 00:26:39 not enjoying this why am I paying 200
00:26:37 00:26:40 something bucks a month to do something
00:26:39 00:26:42 I do
00:26:40 00:26:44 enjoy and I and I quit now that being
00:26:42 00:26:47 said I do miss jiu-jitsu now and I want
00:26:44 00:26:48 to get back into it but you know you
00:26:47 00:26:50 don't have to do something but these
00:26:48 00:26:53 small commitments there are things in
00:26:50 00:26:54 our lives where you kind of dread it at
00:26:53 00:26:55 first but you know it's good for you and
00:26:54 00:26:59 you know eventually you'll start
00:26:55 00:27:01 enjoying it so for those make small
00:26:59 00:27:03 commitments because I never do like it's
00:27:01 00:27:04 not that big of a deal for me to go to
00:27:03 00:27:05 my yoga studio
00:27:04 00:27:08 there's mornings where I wake up and I'm
00:27:05 00:27:10 absolutely I do not want to do yoga but
00:27:08 00:27:12 I don't want to stay in the house I want
00:27:10 00:27:15 to get out side a little bit and just be
00:27:12 00:27:16 around you know other people so that's a
00:27:15 00:27:20 good way to make that small commitment
00:27:16 00:27:22 so that was 20 lessons so far so I want
00:27:20 00:27:23 to quickly go over them again I'm hoping
00:27:22 00:27:25 this is helpful
00:27:23 00:27:26 you know please once again I don't think
00:27:25 00:27:28 I've checked my email since the last
00:27:26 00:27:30 episode I did email me though I'll be
00:27:28 00:27:33 checking this week Travis at effective
00:27:30 00:27:36 ecommerce m.com email me which one of
00:27:33 00:27:37 these tips speaks to you is there a
00:27:36 00:27:40 lesson that you have learned in your
00:27:37 00:27:41 life that's similar to one of these or
00:27:40 00:27:43 different than one of these completely
00:27:41 00:27:46 that really isn't paxville for you you
00:27:43 00:27:49 know please let me know and and before I
00:27:46 00:27:51 read I'm gonna read all the ten ones I
00:27:49 00:27:55 went over today before I do that please
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00:27:59 00:28:04 session with me and I think I mentioned
00:28:01 00:28:06 in the last one I was going to announce
00:28:04 00:28:08 the winner for the consulting session so
00:28:06 00:28:10 let me pull that up but in the meantime
00:28:08 00:28:13 while I'm pulling up itunes to look for
00:28:10 00:28:14 that when you leave a review on itunes
00:28:13 00:28:15 not only do you enter to win a free
00:28:14 00:28:18 one-on-one consulting session with me
00:28:15 00:28:20 and you know if you just want to tok we
00:28:18 00:28:23 can just tok I'll try to help you out
00:28:20 00:28:24 however I can but when you enter to win
00:28:23 00:28:26 when you when you leave a five-star
00:28:24 00:28:27 review on itunes what that does is it
00:28:26 00:28:29 allows people to know that this is a
00:28:27 00:28:31 good podcast so if you think this is a
00:28:29 00:28:32 good podcast it really helps me out it
00:28:31 00:28:35 helps spread the word the more reviews
00:28:32 00:28:37 my podcast has the more listeners this
00:28:35 00:28:39 podcast gets more listeners this podcast
00:28:37 00:28:41 gets the better guests that i have the
00:28:39 00:28:45 more time and energy I can put into this
00:28:41 00:28:47 so it means so much to me you know when
00:28:45 00:28:49 I see people leaving reviews and
00:28:47 00:28:52 recently some people have been leaving
00:28:49 00:28:53 very very nice reviews so let me pull up
00:28:52 00:28:56 the reviews here
00:28:53 00:28:58 and we'll live so there's 72 five-star
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00:28:58 00:29:02 three-star so someone left a mediocre
00:29:00 00:29:04 review so sorry to that person that left
00:29:02 00:29:06 the three-star review so this month's
00:29:04 00:29:09 winner is sandpaper zero so sandpaper
00:29:06 00:29:11 zero email me you just said I found him
00:29:09 00:29:13 on YouTube he was very insightful
00:29:11 00:29:17 information on business that I can
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00:29:24 00:29:30 let's let's wrap it up here are the top
00:29:26 00:29:32 ten or ten more lessons learned number
00:29:30 00:29:35 eleven it's worth paying money to save
00:29:32 00:29:37 time energy or thought power twelve
00:29:35 00:29:41 growing roots roots is important
00:29:37 00:29:43 thirteen for me routine is huge lesson
00:29:41 00:29:47 fourteen give yourself time to plan and
00:29:43 00:29:50 think lesson 15 take time off lesson
00:29:47 00:29:53 sixteen fill your life with new awesome
00:29:50 00:29:56 experiences lesson seventeen you are a
00:29:53 00:30:00 self-correcting learning machine
00:29:56 00:30:03 eighteen work on your brain lesson 19
00:30:00 00:30:03 waking up early and exercising early for
00:30:03 00:30:06 the win
00:30:03 00:30:08 and then lesson twenty make small
00:30:06 00:30:09 commitments so once again if you haven't
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00:30:22 00:30:27 guys so much next week we're gonna do
00:30:24 00:30:28 one more episode the last episode of 30
00:30:27 00:30:29 things I learned before I turn 30 and
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