I got hit with some nostalgia this week when Facebook reminded me of what happened two years ago.
My original podcast partner, Ryan Warner and I interviewed one of the most polarizing people of our generation, the person that inspired an award-winning performance on the big screen by Leonardo DiCaprio: Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. We had been prospecting Belfort’s secretary, lobbing emails for weeks with no response.
On an unassuming Saturday morning, she responded: “Jordan is very busy but how does 2 PT work today?” We panicked, called a bunch of friends asking how we should conduct the interview. We grabbed a beer at a local bar to take the edge off.
As soon as Belfort opened with “As long as I can remember, I wanted to be rich”, we knew it was going to be a good one.
And it was. It is hands down the most listened to (or read) piece of content I’ve produced in two and a half years of doing this.
I’m not here to tell you to be a fan of his or to even check out the interview if you haven’t yet.
Here’s my point: you never know when the hit is coming. When the big podcast episode, or the biggest sale of your career or your fastest mile time is going to happen. All we can do is control what we control: show up every day, have a positive attitude, work hard and treat others well.
Not every day can be groundbreaking – but in my experience, the groundbreaking work comes when you consistently do the right things.
We’ve got one more week until the holidays, let’s get after it!