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Andrew

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Every morning, Larry and I dig into a quote or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash repost it. Thank you for stopping by. we've tapped onto Simon Sinek a few times. And today, we're gonna look to him again for a tweet that he put out. He said, If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, bring someone with you. I mean, that sounds like a nice thing. And I was kind of thinking about like, people who just say it's lonely at the top. And I found this quote from charlie sheen. It says people say it's lonely at the top, but I share like the view. And historically things have not worked out well for Charlie Sheen further, further shoring up the Simon Sinek thing Charlie Sheen is on cameo right now. And he looks bad. So bring people with you. It's more enjoyable to share success rather than have people hate you. Okay, so


Larry

I am truly trying to figure out if this Simon Sinek quote is cheesy or not. Because when I googled the Simon Sinek, quote, all I got was this, listen to this lift as you climb, shared experiences or better experiences, always send the elevator back down if you get to the top. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with someone. So I tried to determine if Simon cynics quote is not on the cheesy Hallmark card side of things.


Andrew

I mean, the part that you found was I mean, I just think it's an opportunity that like it's more fun to do. For me, maybe maybe a super introverted person, I would be curious, you're I think your wife identifies as introverted. But do you think she would rather be successful and go sit in a treehouse and read a book? Or have you sit next to her


Larry

she's not that alone of a she's not that much of a loner, you know, no bomber. He's not the unabomber. Although sometimes I think this quote comes in, here's another quote, if a tree falls in the forest, and nobody's there to see it didn't fall in the first place. Like, if you make a memory, if we do something, and no one else sees it. You can't share it. It's almost as if it didn't exist. Yeah,


Andrew

I mean, if I don't put a tick tock video out, did I really do so.


Larry

But as he's saying, like, is he using this in the business context? Like as in mentorships? Like you, you should always be looking to help the person that No, he's not. You don't think so? No, I


Andrew

think he is. I think it's applying to everything. It's in business. Like I think it's better. This podcast is more fun doing it with you than it would be myself. I mean, some people bill burrs successful in doing a podcast with no guests. And another experience that we shared together as we walk the Reno strip at 3am. If you did that, by yourself, that wouldn't have been interesting. I mean, you know, that's


Larry

funny you say that, because I was trying to think of an analogy, but I think being a comedian would be one of those things where you really do that on your own. I'm sure there's comedians in the club with you. But that career, I'm assuming would be sort of a lonely kind of journey, because you stand up on stage by yourself, go city city by yourself, it would be lonely.


Andrew

Yeah, it would be lonely. And I guess again, it gets back to what your personality type is. I'm pretty extroverted. My first one of my first jobs out of college was a research assistant in a in a biology lab. And I was doing experiments on mice every day, and I didn't really interact with people. And the work was really interesting, because I was directly utilizing my degree that I had just received. But there was no human interaction. And that sucked. And so like, while I was doing something that I thought was cool. I was alone. And that wasn't fun for me, and I think that's taxing. And if you do something that's isolated like that, I think it's important to try to spend time with other people.


Larry

You know, you get more than you receive, I'm assuming I've never been a mentor to anybody, but I'm assuming you get a lot of satisfaction. If you in your career kind of mentor someone and see them go on to bigger and brighter things.


Andrew

What kind of relationship do you have with your kids?


Larry

Wow, I mean, that's career wise. There's still so little.


Unknown Speaker

Yeah, you know,


Larry

I honestly I really hope I with as it regards to my kids, I really hope if they do everything on their own, like you see, I watched the Tiger Woods documentary recently. And it was like Tigers dad was a tyrant, like he was going to golf. And that was the only thing. He made a breakup with girlfriends. He made them do nothing else in life. I really hope my sort of leadership thing is a man, find what you're passionate. I'm gonna just support you and do that. I never want to, like pull someone along stuff. I don't want to support them, but never pull them.


Andrew

Yeah, and I guess thinking about business. I'm bringing people with you. It doesn't necessarily have to be partnerships. But like Zappos I can't remember the name of the founder of that company. But he recently passed away one of his things was like, unexpected Positive, like if you ordered three days shipping, they would spontaneously, they would cover the cost for one day shipping or employee culture is really important. I think you look at Tech and, and making sure people you work with are happy like is a rising tide raises all ships. And I think that kind of applies to this as well. It doesn't have to be a partnership, it just means making stuff better around you is going to make your life better.


Larry

And you hear about offices where it's very cutthroat, where everybody's looking out for themselves, you know, you make you only win if you cut that deal. And you have collaborative offices, which is what I'd rather be. When are you working together towards a goal? And it's a much more kind of cohesive spirit.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, I worked I was working for a company during the 2008. crash. I don't even know what we call it. Do we call it 2008? Was it Oh, six, it happened to no eight. Anyway, the narrative I kept getting was You're lucky to have a job like don't ask for anything I was they had me start I was commuting 60 miles each way. And I was like, everyone else has a gas card. Can you at least reimburse me for my gas, and they're like, well, you're lucky to have a job, you shouldn't be here. I quit pretty shortly after that. And that's just like, if you if you're able to do something, like, bring people up, like, even if someone is subordinate to you, or below you, you can you can raise them up. Or if someone's at a higher position than you like, it doesn't have to be like things are better. If you're nice, be nice.


Larry

It's Yeah, be nice. I mean, it's just like a legacy thing. Like if you have someone along in your company, after you leave, they'll still be there. And you know, we're talking about the warriors. Now they drafted a 19 year old kid named James Wiseman. Draymond Green is just about at the end of his career, but he's really putting a lot into him. Because he wants to make a better and I somehow think he's gonna be like, this guy's gonna be in the NBA 20 years from now, and I'm gonna be out watching games. I want my legacy to live through him. And that's kind of a cool thing to think about you and what you help leave behind.


Andrew

Yeah, I like to think about if if I get to the point where I'm wildly successful, I'd like to have people I care about around me versus sitting in my ivory tower all by myself. Oh, I can't wait. Can I visit you in your ivory tower? Like Uncle Scrooge? No, you're not invited to my room. Damn it.


Larry

Hey, Simon. Sinek The best thing you need to know about Simon Sinek he was born six days before me six days before me.


Andrew

Well, he really took his opportunity to deal with that, you know, 97% of matter was created after the Big Bang and the first three minutes, Simon Sinek didn't those six days you could? That's right.


Larry

That's right.


Andrew

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