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Going "off script" with MJ DeMarco

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Funny I do a lot of these podcasts and interviews and I never post them on the forum.

Why?

I don't know why.

Anyway, I thought I should start.

If I remember correctly, I actually enjoyed this one.

 
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Hey mj, would love to see you do your sidewalk rants again, funny stuff.
 

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Listening to this made me realize why so many follow the script..... it is a 'step by step'.

Even if not the actual solution, their mind can see it as a valid path and chooses it vs the unknown. It is safe and less 'risky'.

The unscripted route to them is 'unknown' and thus risky.

Those that follow the unscripted route believe in themselves and can accept the unknown as they believe they will figure (or grind) it out.
@MJ DeMarco
 

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Holy shit, it's like you're in my head @38 mins... literally! I just posted about this for the kid that was asking about blogging...

I had to learn how to fight through the calm before the storm, the lull period when nothing is happening... this is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to endure: you put your heart and soul into something, and there simply. is. no. feedback. loop. -- you start to go a little bonkers, and you have to be able to endure this for months at a time. ("is this going to work? What will people think? What if I fail? I just spent $5k on that equipment, and I have no primary active income coming in... am I making a mistake? Is my gut wrong? What if I F*ck this up? I have no metrics, no revenue, nothing to go on... godammit nothing is happening, how do I know if what I'm doing is the right way?? ")

I don't know why, but this is my most favorite interview I've ever heard you do MJ. Speaks to me on so many levels, and accurately echos my own life experiences so closely, it's almost eerie.

Also, on a personal note, I haven't heard you speak in quite some time... you seem super super polished these days, great voice, relaxed tone, very fluent in off the cuff questions, and excellent info. Awesome job, keep it up!
 
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Loved the response to the question about Sheryl Sandberg and Tim Cook.

And the cancer corollary explanation "Why do you have wood teeth?" had me, as we say in Australia, pissing myself (US translation: LOL)
 

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I'm actually surprised to see how much interviews you did already:

A lot of those are very old, done years ago. I took a break from interviewing while writing Unscripted .

I started accepting a few since its release. As @mtnman mentioned, I'm a little better at interviewing now whereas before I wasn't that adept at them. Now I still hate interviews, but now I'm not so bad at them. As they say, practice makes perfect, even with "do what you hate."
 

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A lot of those are very old, done years ago. I took a break from interviewing while writing Unscripted .

I started accepting a few since its release. As @mtnman mentioned, I'm a little better at interviewing now whereas before I hated interviews. Now I still hate interviews, but now I'm not so bad at them. As they say, practice makes perfect, even with "do what you hate."

Any chance you'll be starting up your youtube channel? Your interviews provide me with fuel to keep going. Thanks for showing us some wisdom.
 

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