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#345: Kamal Ravikant – Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
- Commonalities of leaders who have sustained excellence:
- A belief in the power of commitment to self:
- WHO am I going to be that day?
- Don’t just float through life
- “Excellence means continuing through imperfect days.” –> Moving forward: It’s a mindset
- How to learn how to keep pushing forward?
- “Don’t wait until you’re qualified to do it. Jump in, learn to swim.”
- Kamal’s process for selling: “You have to believe it.”
- Writing process — Forced Kamal to deal with rejection… It was part of the process to get better.
- Studied the greats: Hemingway – Clear, simple, prose.
- “Writing is more rewarding than anything. It’s just you and the blank page.”
- “Love yourself like your life depends on it.” It’s story about responding to failure.
- How does this work with someone who already feels great about themselves?
- “Fundamentally, this is about how to be better. Learn from the maps of humanity.” It’s all about what’s intside.
- “The internal impacts the external.”
- Kamal had to come to terms with his tough childhood. He appreciates the strength developed from sleeping in a car (temporarily homeless)
- What was learned from boot camp (in the Army)?
- “I can handle anything thrown at me.” It teaches the value of mission and responsibility.
- Leading a team in business:
- “Hire people for what they’re best at.” And then support them to do that work.
- “The best leaders are those that have actually done stuff.” They understand the nuance of the industry and the work.
- Must be hungry.
- Why walk across Spain?
- Having the mentality of, “No matter what, I’ll figure it out… Take chances in life. Go beyond comfort zones.”
- How has a life altering event (a surgery that went bad) impacted perspective on life?
- “I feel blessed and lucky.”
- “You can become a mess or become awesome.”
- What Kamal learned from spending time with monks?
- “The construct of self disappears.”
- “Love and compassion.”
- Advice: “Excellence requires persistence.”