I was listening to My First Million this morning. At this point, it’s the one podcast that’s stood the test of time over the past year when my listening has gone from probably 4 hours of listening daily to maybe 1 hour per day. It’s the only one I’m still listening to every episode of.
Anyway, on today’s episode “#167: Answering Your Questions On Investments, Businesses and Life” (Spotify), they get a question:
What do you not get a chance to talk about (either because it’s off-topic/lower priority) that you wish you could?
Both Sam and Shaan mention UFC and sports.
I keep up with the UFC so I thought it’d be cool to try to write some threads about mindset and business lesson from the UFC.
The first step to writing these threads would be to brainstorm. And I’ll just try to do that here rather than in Evernote or Roam, which I love to write in but then never publish the things.
So here we go… some rough connections between MMA and mindset things that Shaan and Sam have talked about on the podcast or in their newsletters.
- Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen and how you can do everything right and still not win in the end (“Sometimes, someone pulls an armbar out of nowhere”)
- Being the very best in the world at Tai Chi and how important it is to pick the right game to be the very best at (“The best base for MMA is…”)
- Dive into BJJ for a few weeks and you’ll learn a bunch of different things the same way as diving into creating content (“You’ll learn a ton as a white belt in content creation”)
- Be the best at fighting, the best at talking, or a good mix of both. Skill stacking.
- Your requirements for success can’t be both being the best at standup and the best on the ground. (Don’t make your success criteria to be two very difficult wins.)
- The Diaz brothers and never winning a belt (You don’t need to be a champion to be popular.)
- Knockout. TKO. Judges. (There’s more than one way to win.)
- Flyweight fights. Heavyweight fights. (Understand the kind of fight that you’re in.)
- Conor McGregor the boxer (The money might be somewhere else)
- Uriah Faber with the elbows after breaking both hands (Get SCRAPPY!)
Okay 10 sounds good for now.
And I guess something about fighters who can switch stances and how doing this post to think of Twitter ideas is sort of the reverse of the more common path of using Twitter posts to test blog post ideas.