Eventually I want these workout posts to look different from the other posts. But I can already feel the temptation to spend time creating a custom layout and all that and then end up never using it. Instead, I just made this black notecard in Figma.
In any case. Some quick notes from each of the things. One goal I’d like to aim for is to make some connection between the things that I read, watch, and listen to in the morning.
Yes, it’s going to be a stretch sometimes. Or maybe more often than not. But it’ll be practice.
In this case it’s not too much of a stretch.
I guess the theme here would be TIMING.
- In the portion of Black Belt Presentations that I read this morning, there’s a mention of running a live event and getting experience asking for contact information. The presentation sets it up and you should ask when people are starting to relax and exhale knowing there’s no new information that they need to be paying close attention to. But it should be before the very end because they’ll just be antsy to leave.
- In Cobra Kai, Johnny goes to a basketball court and tells the guys there (“BROHAM!”) about the karate studio he’s running and that they should check it out. Great example of wrong place, wrong time, wrong everything to try to sell something to people. (Who likely wouldn’t be interested even if he wasn’t so bad at talking to people.)
- In that episode of Venture Stories, Andrew Wilkinson talks about how he got started in business in high school without really thinking about it being business. He ran a successful site (MacTeens) as a teenager that eventually got big enough that he was managing other teenagers writing articles for it. He’d sell ad slots and negotiate with businesses while still in high school. But he thought of it more like he was the lead editor of a team of writers, not someone running a business.
That reminds me of a comment I saw on a mixtape of KG in high school. (Can’t remember the exact video but something similar.) The comment was along the lines of, “Imagine finishing up AP chem and then having to guard Kevin Garnett a few hours later.”
(I don’t have a varsity basketball game to get to but I do gotta run. Catch you tomorrow!)