Some random thoughts today sitting at the airport

Some random thoughts today sitting at the airport April 5, 2018Leave a comment

1. Luck

2. Their advice is your own advice

3. Copying vs creativity

4. Calling someone out by name

5. I’m often asked

6. hypocrites

7. Nobody can stop you

1. Too many first world born Caucasians from good families claiming luck doesn’t exist when there are people born in rural India without eyeballs and the ability to ever read this and the racism to not be hired over other countries as a VA in our industry. (Which is bullshit btw, but exists nonetheless)
I get it. By admitting luck exists, it can kill someone’s feeling of power and personal responsibility. I define luck as: an event or circumstance that happened/happens which is out of your control. And if you look at it this way, we are all pretty fucking lucky. It’s a fluke we even exist at all, the odds are insane.

I believe it’s critical to understand Luck is real in the sense that there are surprising and advantageous things that happen to us that we had no part of. It’s critical to understand so you don’t take on failures or successes which you weren’t in control of. It also keeps ego healthy. Keeps us humble.

2. I’ve noticed lately that most advice people post on social media is the exact advice they are currently giving themselves. Their advice is a mirror. If you want to spy into the brain of influencers, just pay attention to what they are posting to see what they are going through. (In general – obviously not all posts apply)

3. Copying can make you a few bucks for a short while but creativity can make you rich for a long time. You don’t become a market leader by copying market leaders.

4. 3 times this week I’ve noticed a fascinating trend…

Of someone telling a story of how they were ripped off by another person in our industry and then EVERYONE in the comments begging and enticing the poster to call out the person by name.

On one hand, it’s understandable. They want to make sure they don’t get hoodwinked either. On another hand, these people manipulating (Yes, I said it) the person to call them out is pretty gross.

Because you can clearly see *most* just want to know for the sake of drama and gossip. They don’t really give a fuck about the person sharing the story and what could happen to them. But there’s an even bigger reason…

There’s always two sides to every story and sometimes the person posting the story is completely out to lunch. Sometimes not.

The retarded part is people will believe anything they hear on first pass. I’ve seen many mutual friends believe without question these 3 stories, one of which was about me.

Things are never as they seem, folks, never trust what you read on first pass, even if it seems like a heartfelt and honest account. People are crazy. And the fact that people believe a story without question is even crazier… (good for copywriting though lol)

But hey, they didn’t teach critical thinking in school.

More food for thought. I have only ever called out one person by name because I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt he was a scam, not just a scam “To me”. And because I knew for sure, I had full confidence to name him. Most people who post to slander, just want to get it out of their system, and they know it was their isolated experience yet still want to paint broad strokes.

These comment sections heckling the poster to name and shame is gross. This isn’t Jerry Springer, this is not for your entertainment. Don’t pretend you really care about the person posting, because if you did, you wouldn’t be manipulating them to do something they don’t want to do. It’s not about you and there can be complex reasons they don’t share the name, none of them to do with being a pussy or scared.

5. “I’m often asked…” No, you are not. Just spit it out, nobody cares if you are asked anyway.

6. We are all hypocrites.

7. There is literally nobody on earth who can stop you from reaching your goals.

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