First I want to start off by saying
My bad, the link in yesterday’s email
Somehow disappeared in cyberspace, so
Here you go, if you’re keep score at home.
NE ways you ever burnt the f#@*
Outta yo mouth because your food was too hot?
But you just kept eating anyway, cuz it was so
Damn good? I just did!
I’m making the bangingest jerk chicken
And peas with garlic and potatoes.
Why am I talking about my dinner?
Well I’m proud of my homemade “recipe”
And it’s one of the things I brag about to
Myself when I need a change of perspective.
I think that we all need to have something
That we can brag about that we can honestly
Do better than others.
What can you do that you are proud of?
It doesn’t haven’t to be something that you
Monetize right away, but let me share
A little something about how your interests
No matter how banal and meaningless
Can actually lead to fulfillment (and money)
In the weirdest way you could probably
So…imagine… some dude on the couch
Just playing video games all day.
He’s “kinda” got a 9-5 but he’s allowed
To work from home, so he spends most of
His time playing video games and the rest
Thinking about what he’s gonna do when
His company finally goes under.
Then one day he notices that the stats
For a particular type of user for his new
Website he created were through the roof.
This was a website in which people could
Live stream all of their videos. It was a huge
Success until people started just recording
T.V. With their phones.
That’s when the Supreme court stepped in.
With the courts coming down on this young
Entrepreneur’s company, everything looked
All but lost cept for one thing.
The video game streamers, his personal
Favorite stream were a loyal group that
Showed so much growth and promise that
He and his business partner were able to
Broker a $1.3 billion <— With a B
Deal with amazon.
The name of this company?
Afterward, Justin Kan, one of the founders
Said one very interesting thing.
He said although he went through a lot
And spent a lot of time thinking that he
Was a failure, he said that anyone can
Do what he did.
The only problem is that most of us don’t
Even try because we don’t believe we can
And at the first sign of adversity, say that
It wasn’t meant to be.
One way to prevent this is to create
A brag list that you can reflect on.
The purpose of this list is to give you
Self confidence based on evidence so
That you will have to confidence to
Succeed in the future.
I would have you consider that the
Only real difference between success
And failure is confidence which only
Comes from practice.
Jerry “billionaire couch potato”? Washington
P.S. If you’re interested in the full story
Here’s the Twitch TV/Interactive Wiki page