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!

Weekly Six-Pack
Here are the 6 things to check out this week:

  1. Every relationship is built on trust.  This week, I broke down college football legend Urban Meyer’s 3-part philosophy for building trust on his teams: 3 Repeated Experiences All Leaders Need To Build Trust. 
  2. If you know me, you know I’m a big advocate for reading.  Here’s a great article on why you shouldn’t second-guess paying for the next book that catches your eye.
  3. I popped through Dare To Lead by Brene Brown.  I originally picked up and put down this book a while ago, but the Universe told me to pick it up back up a few weeks ago and it REALLY came in handy for some tough conversations.
  4. I also picked back up “Made In America” by Wal-Mart Founder Sam Walton for a re-read.  This book is so good that it’s deserving of its own post, coming soon.  If you think you work hard – read this and re-evaluate.
  5. Similar to my small write-up above, Seth Godin covered “how to make a hit” in his podcast.  If you create anything, it’s worth a listen.
  6. Here’s a feel-good post by Kyle Williams.  I don’t know Kyle but this short message made me smile.  Share some good vibes today.

Quote of the Week

“Success will only come to those willing to get their hands dirty.”

– Howard Schultz


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