Okay. The first one, I found this podcast that has like actually let's see how many reviews I think like no reviews. I think I emailed the guy he's amazing but it's called how to take over the world is that we
should just have this guy. We should just absorb this guy's podcast. We need to acquire this guy's podcast. This should just be on our feed. Wait,
did you did you? You listen to it? No,
I'm just looking at the description of it and then the gems that you just told me, and I'm like, this should be part of MFM. This is great.
It's amazing. This guy. He, he, it's like his Hobby and he, he, they're so in depth. So it's called how to take over the world. What I think he's doing is, you know, a lot of biographies of great people, like Napoleon Julius, Caesar the raw, child, they're like 800 to a thousand pages. So it's like a real commitment to read it. So he just reads it and he takes notes in one episode, he did. Napoleon, he goes, I have 60 painter, Thomas Edison. He goes up to 60 pages of notes, and he just reads the book and takes notes. And then just explains and tell stories from the book, and does it in chronological chronological order. And it's basically turns if you listen to a thousand-page book on audio inaudible and something like 40 or 50 hours. But with him, I just listen to this to our podcast and I feel like I've just read most of the book, it's pretty amazing. But he also gives his analysis about it. And so, I listened to a few of them, I listened to one on Edison one on Napoleon and one of the Rothschild. Rothchilds and there's three commonalities that I want to tell you about these guys. So do you know who Rothschild is Rothschild? Am I saying it right? Yeah. So basically it was started by this guy named anshel, Rothschild. In the Seventeen hundreds, he basically built like the Amazon of this, his little ghetto in Germany where he would sell, like, he would mail you an item and if you wanted it, you would send him money and it wasn't like that big. But eventually he started he grew that over 50. Ears and start investing in stuff. And then his kids started the Goldman Sachs of Europe. So it was like a long slow build-up to building this family business. So I'm going to tell you three things that I've noticed that these folks had in common. The first, all of them enjoyed their work. So there's a story where Nathan Rothschild, this this one woman was talking to him. He was like, you know, I hope you better hope that your kids are addicted to work. Like you already goes. Oh no. I hope they are because I love what I'm doing and I don't ever want to stop say I'm with the polian, that someone said Napoleon, what what's your heritage? What race are you? He goes, I'm of the race of men who found Empires like, they're addicted to it. Like they love it. They can't, they can't not do it. Same with Edison. Addison. He was like nice to his kids and nice to his wife, but he was really never around and they called he called his, his Studio, which was in Menlo Park. I believe it's called Menlo Park in New Jersey, and they said that it looked like a homeless, encampment. There's these men in suits but they were just like laying around on the floor and sleeping there because they would do their best work from Midnight to 6 a.m. and they would just sleep alone under their desk and they're like, well why are you doing this? He's like, because there's so much to do and we love it. Like we can't not do this. So they all enjoyed their work. The second thing, crazy crazy, high energy. So super high energy so it's a Napoleon. He went to Egypt to go conquer something and on his way he stopped and like some Island where he like, reorganized the government and three weeks and he, and he changed their currency. Just they all have crazy high energy and that's something that I didn't actually think was a big deal but they all had crazy a high-energy. Now here's the third thing that I found to be kind of interesting. A lot of the successful people that I'm learning about on this podcast, they eat very, very, very little. So like Edison would only drink milk, sometimes for months, Steve Jobs, four months, four months. What's a milk? Steve? Do you remember Steve Jobs how he had a fruit of?
Yeah, I was gonna say is a fruitarian or whatever. It was the same thing. He used to only eat like Lunch and it's just fruit, you know, or something like that for a period of time.
Rockefeller Rockefeller. And Vanderbilt were this way to like, in their first in like the it was it's all when they're all described like look, he ate very little typically, didn't eat breakfast, eat very little, they're all like physically hungry and that physical hungry hunger. Some, it does actually seem like at least to some type of like success have does that. So yeah,
so let me give you my take on all three of these, so you said they really enjoy their work. Like their work feels like plays the way. I would describe it where they didn't feel like they were forcing themselves to do something. They just won't wait to go. Keep doing it. I
would also say there's an obsession there now, like, is like I'm obsessed with stuff. Like, is that do I enjoy it? I don't know if I enjoy it, but, like, I the OCD forces you, there's an obsession. So
there's a Conor McGregor fight this Saturday, and he has a great kind of like monologue from back when he was a nobody. But he was talking about it. He goes, he goes, I've lost my mind to this game, eight years, I think you must do that. I think you must become obsessed. You want to lose your mind to Craft. And I've seen that as, like, a common thing for a lot of people and that actually relates to the ate very little, a lot of time you get so engrossed in what you're doing, you just forget to eat, you forget to go to the restroom. You forget what time it is? You forget that, you know, you should sleep or you forget to pay that bill because you become completely obsessed and engrossed in what you're doing and you get in the Flow State, really in a flow State, you sort of block out a lot of the other stuff that's going on. And so I think that's, that's That's those two sort of go hand-in-hand, and then the high-energy I'm curious what that means to you. So that's like, it
doesn't mean like, you're bouncing off the walls, right? Yeah. That's what I imagine. What did you mean? No, it doesn't mean that you're bouncing off the walls. But for example, when I go and when I'm at a conference, like, let's say it's my conference or let's say it's at our at our talk that we did the other day. How did you feel at the end of that, the
live shows? Yeah, I felt kind of drained. I
felt drained. I felt exhausted. Yeah,
what I think, like, what I think high energy means is, I felt just so worn out then. But I think that some people, they would feel good and they be like, all right, let's go, like, it's more deals done. Let's go invest. Like, like, like I invest a little bit of money, but if I was a full-time investor, you're doing deals all day. And for me, by like four or five o'clock, I'm like, oh I can't talk to another person. I'm exhausted, I can't think about this anymore, but I've seen some people that can do it all day and they just aren't worn out (expletive). Keep going and going and going and going right that's what I mean yeah
I'm with you on that. Yeah I think this is cool and I like the study of the sort of study of greatness. And what I've also found is that like we've talked about this before, it's like, would you want to be Elon Musk? Would you want to be like, basically this stuff comes at a, pretty big sacrifice for other things in life family, often, you know, relationships, you it's hard to relate to people or spend time with friends, or Like that if you're doing this. So when you so I'm like you, I like digesting these, I like knowing it but then over time I've learned that like the goal is not to be Steve Jobs or act like Steve Jobs or anything. I just kind of am fascinated by it in the same way that like I'm fascinated about how you know a rhinoceros moves and eats and I don't necessarily want to be a rhinoceros. I just write find it interesting that it's extreme creature.
I love freaks. I like the freak Show and these guys are freak shows. I also love bold people. I admire Anyone who's bold? So for example, I was reading a book about Steve McQueen. He was just an actor like he didn't change the world. He probably didn't work that hard. But he was like known for like saying his opinion and he like lived a very like free life that and it's like in the same field I like these people. I like man who will hold who do what they say and they say like things that are different than other people. But then also I love these freak shows like Napoleon. Now let's actually talk about each of these Thomas Edison like Elon a bunch of divorces. One of his wives died from a morphine overdose. His kids didn't really like him or get to know him that well even though he was like a kind guy but it was Around Napoleon died on an island because they kicked him out and he died basically with nothing alone in the island. Off the coast of Africa. Rothschild. He the I mean they were okay they actually had good ideals but with a lot of successful people like this. Yeah. You don't actually want to be them necessarily. Yeah.
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