Stop worrying and start living
Jul 22, 2022 12:31 pm
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You’ve all probably heard of the book How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, but one of his lesser-known books, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, is just as good.
I’m a worrier, so his advice struck a chord—but I think it’s valuable for non-worriers too:
- Gives you practical formulas to stop worrying
- Shows you how to use criticism to your advantage
- Guides you on how to prevent emotional spirals
Whether a recession is coming or not, the biggest thing to focus on is building momentum and being proactive.
You might get knocked down. You might get discouraged. But the key is to get up, keep going, and get back on track.
This is a re-released podcast episode originally aired in 2020, but I wanted to re-share it for anyone who didn’t catch it the first time (or those who want to re-listen) because it’s still relevant today. It covers:
- How to expand the pie with your current customer base
- The number 1 business you should start if you have zero ideas
- How to refine your skills and stick out from the crowd
I love reading Kevin Kelly’s blog (co-founder of Wired magazine)—super smart and interesting guy. He posted this for his 70th birthday with 103 things he’s learned over the course of his life. Really puts things into perspective, and makes me think about the lessons I’ve learned so far.
4 that stood out to me:
- If you stop to listen to a musician or street performer for more than a minute, you owe them a dollar
- If you repeated what you did today 365 more times will you be where you want to be next year?
- Actual great opportunities do not have “Great Opportunities” in the subject line
- Make stuff that is good for people to have