Kevin Hart: It’s about tomorrow. We gotta put the work in today. So that when tomorrow comes, we are well equipped for the conversation that may be. I said… Joe had a fucking long ride of preparing for tomorrow. And when tomorrow hit, it had to hit correctly because Joe never… Not did the work on a day-to-day basis to prepare for tomorrow.
I got everybody fired up just off of the fact that you continue to do your thing the way that you were. Regardless of conversations, regardless of other offers and possibilities, you felt something else was on the horizon for tomorrow. But you knew it would come based off of your energy and effort that you put into the thing that you have.
Joe Rogan: Realistically, I don’t look at it that way.
Kevin Hart: How do you look at it?
Joe Rogan: I don’t… I never look at a destination or a thing or something happened. I just keep doing it. I’m one of those weird grinders.
Kevin Hart: That’s not weird, that’s just a way for you to go.
Joe Rogan: But I trust the process. But I don’t ever look at it like there’s a destination. Like a success moment. Like a big thing. A big thing hits.
I just keep doing it and those things sort of find their own way. Through management and agents and… I’ve put very little thinking into that. I’ve put almost all my thinking in just doing the thing the best way that I can do it.
A couple links
- Any Given Wednesday: Extra Time with Joe Rogan — Bill Simmons has never been on Rogan’s podcast and Rogan has never been on Bill’s podcast. But Rogan was on Any Given Wednesday. Here’s hoping that the Spotify connection means they’ll some things together.
Simmons: “Last thing, podcasts. I started mine in May 2007, you started yours in 2009, somewhere.
Rogan: “Yeah somewhere around there.”
Simmons: “Are you amazed by how big this genre has become?”
Rogan: “It’s bananas, the numbers are insane. You know, when we first started it out it was just for fun. It was just a goof. It was a silly thing to do.”
Simmons: “With your buddies.”
Rogan: “Yeah, we thought it’d be fun to just hang out. And talk shit.”
The numbers have, of course, gotten even more insane.
“All the answers are: I don’t think about it. And P.S. I’m dumb,” he said as a blanket reply to all my questions. I laughed.
(And also check out this post where I wrote about Joe Rogan talking about podcasting as an art form. Now I need to find the episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast where he’s talking about his career and how he made real effort in the past three years to improve as a podcaster. I thiiiink it was during his appearance on Brian Koppelman’s podcast. Which I wrote a bit about here.)