That doesn’t mean you should bail when things are hard.
It means that you are not a victim to your circumstances.
If the level of the project that you’re taking part in is not up to your standards, you have to leave.
You can’t let other people ruin you.
Your name is all you have.
For this Five Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with writer and producer Phil Rosenthal where he shared the secret to doing work that you’re proud of.
Philip Rosenthal is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. He is also the creator and star of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, Exporting Raymond, and I'll Have What Phil's Having.
Phil tries to keep his shows at a level that he is happy with. If they’re not working, he is willing to leave and try something else.
It’s not easy, but ultimately it’s for the best.
Learn how to have high standards and be in control of your narrative in Episode 786.
Jason Silva: Break the Cycle of Fear and Doubt
So often, we talk about the importance of discipline in order to reach our goals.
But doing the same thing all the time can keep us from living in the present.
We have to find a balance.
We’ve got to dance with routine and freedom.
So how can you keep your mind in the now?
Every night, do something unexpected. Travel. And constantly put yourselves in situations where you don’t know the outcome.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about the importance of new experiences with a talented futurist and artist: Jason Silva.
Maisie Williams: Be Your Own Hero
The relationship you have with yourself is the most important.
If you’re constantly putting yourself down and judging yourself, eventually you’re going to self-destruct.
It’s common to self-sabotage when things are going well. It can happen to anyone- it doesn’t matter how successful you are.
We feel anxious. We feel like a fraud. We might even feel like we don’t deserve it.
But once you get to the root of those feelings, you can heal the judgments you have of yourself.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk with one of the biggest television stars on the planet about anxiety: Maisie Williams.
A Lesson on Self Worth with Humble The Poet
A butterfly doesn’t begin as a butterfly.
It has to struggle to get out of the cocoon.
We can’t cut the butterfly out of the cocoon to make the process easier. It has to develop the necessary muscles it needs to fly.
Its beauty comes from its struggle.
Heartbreak, like any other obstacle, is essential for your growth.
For this special Five Minute Friday, we hear a solo message from an amazing friend and artist: Humble the Poet.
Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist. With tattoos, a beard, a head wrap, and a silly smile, Humble commands attention. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain.
Most things are not in our control, and we have to move on from them.
The pain that you feel will soon be gone. Time will help you adapt and go forward.
Learn how to deal with heartbreak in a healthy way in Episode 783.
Sex and Love, Lust and Infidelity with Wednesday Martin
Having a healthy sexual relationship is important.
But it’s not something we often talk about.
Women’s satisfaction especially seems to take a back seat.
So how can women get what they need in the bedroom?
As men, we can ask questions.
See what your partner is into.
And understanding the science behind why women like the things they do are helpful, too.
The truth is a lot of what we believe about female sexuality is wrong. We all benefit when women’s sexuality takes the forefront and is better understood.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about female satisfaction with an incredible woman who wrote a book on the subject: Wednesday Martin.