Practical inspiration and useful self improvement

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  1. Glassman

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    Surely there's many of us actively working towards goals of success and truly seeking to make the most of our lives.

    Post up the things you find that are really impactful and valuable.
    Books, articles, videos, quotes, philosophies, schedules, activities, lists, Etc.
     
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    Glassman Glass Gars Guns Garden

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    Great video!!
     
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    Glassman Glass Gars Guns Garden

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    Right! His YouTube interview channel has been really great from what I've seen so far as well.
     
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    Jordan Peterson makes some excellent videos.
     
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    I too subscribe. Love watching him clobber adversaries with facts, logic and common sense.

    Our most important goal is to invest wisely and save our shekels so the wife can retire at age 55.
    My main source for important/impactful knowledge is gained through listening to elders.

    Great topic, by the way. [​IMG]
     
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    The two biggest impacts for me (aside from AA) have been Emmet Fox and Pema Chodron.
     
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    I listen to the Jocko Podcast for my motivation and leadership boosts. Its hard to be lazy after listening or reading what he's got.

    http://jockopodcast.com
     
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    This x100
    Maybe my favorite video of all time
     
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    I've listened to his first podcast appearance on the Tim ferris show. Good stuff.
     
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    Some really good books I'm beginning to work through on this guy's recommended reading list.
     
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    Glassman Glass Gars Guns Garden

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    @bwhite220 I know you have to have read, heard or watched some great stuff. Share brother! :kiss:
     
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    If you want to learn how to craft a great story, read everything that @ApeSmokes posts.
    To become a gentleman and someone your peers will respect, read everything that @btort posts.
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    If you want to learn how to mow the lawn properly, read what @Glassman posts but, do the opposite.
     
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    I used to have a Gatorade ad, torn from a Sports Illustrated magazine, hanging on my closet door. It said "BRING IT" in big bold letters, and it inspired me to bring my A game to work every day. Most days. Some days.

    Eventually it just reminded me not to forget my phone or wallet or anything
     
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    I used to be inspired by the packaging of Cliff Bars. Then I ate one... and I did not feel like climbing a mountain.

    I did eat a Cliff Bar once so I could muscle through the remaining 2 boxes of pizza though. Worked like a champ!
     
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    Great thread. Not sure I have a lot to contribute, but I will follow with interest. For me, I find my wife and I inspire and motivate each other. For example, I've had a desire to move out of my current area since college, but for one reason or another have never done it, usually because I was moving up at work and generally putting down roots. But I really want to build a life somewhere else, and my wife wants that even more than me, so now we are trying to do something about it. Could tell 100 other stories like that.

    So I guess what I'm saying is that surrounding myself with people who motivate and inspire me has been whats worked for me. There are too many people who get off on being better than others, I am guilty of this sometimes too. Find people who get off on helping others accomplish what they set out to do (I am guilty of this too I like to think, especially at work).

    I like being a little fish in a big pond instead of a big fish in a little pond; those are words to live by. If you are the most successful person in whatever way you care about in your group of peers, get new/more peers. This will keep the bar set high and keep you going.
     
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    It's funny, I started watching him closely on his first podcast with Joe Rogan, then found he had that podcast with Tim Ferris, then watched Tim Ferris on Jocko's podcast. Those podcasts will make you think and search your soul.
     
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    I'm self motivated, just the way the US gov't wanted me.
     
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    Hahahaha! That's Gold Jamie!
     

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