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Exercise, Weight Training, and Transcendental Meditation


Larry

I asked this sincerely, Andrew because I feel like you're a little bit younger than me. What are you into the Seinfeld show when it was out in the 90s? Yeah, it


Andrew Keller

was. It was appointment viewing. I was maybe a little young when it first came out to fully grasp everything. It was my mom's favorite show. So I watched it. And then I think every wash everything. I haven't washed it in probably about 15 years. And I could probably tell you a tidbit from every episode.


Larry

Okay, good little context there. Tim Ferriss is the guy I don't know if you're familiar with he's up the four hour workweek. He's now got a podcast. He's like Mr. Silicon Valley. I feel like he does a lot of name dropping on his podcast. So sometimes it's kind of hard for me to get through. But he recently interviewed Jerry Seinfeld. And I got through it. And I thought it was fascinating. And in this podcast, Jerry says this exercise, weight training and transcendental meditation, I think I could solve just about anyone's life. And I don't care what you do with weight training, and transcendental meditation, I think your body needs that stress, that stressor. I think it builds the resilience of the nervous system. And I think Transcendental Meditation is the absolute, ultimate work tool. And, quote, he thinks he could fix everybody with two things, workouts and Transcendental Meditation. First off, do you agree with Jerry?


Andrew Keller

I do. I mean, I don't know if it's necessarily transcendental meditation, but kind of one of the overarching themes of that entire interview was having structure to your day to, to create success. Like he says, In the interview, that he struggles with depression. And when he's feeling off, he'll do some tm and might get himself back on it. It's like the same as it's a mental workout. And I think that was a big part of it.


Larry

I love that. Yeah, I totally connected with the system, things he's saying. The problem with people when they go to work out, is they don't say when they're going to stop working out. He says the problem with people that want to write is they don't tell themselves when they're going to stop writing. And he says that everything in life should just be a system, what I just thought was kind of brilliant.


Andrew Keller

It was interesting. You told me we were going to talk about this interview, and I didn't know what the what part of it was, and I was listening to it. And it, I thought you were going to a lot I was listening to it, a lot of it reminded me of what I say not that I'm like, Yeah, glyphic. But his whole thing was like known as special. It's a game of tonnage, like if you do a lot of work. And I thought about this show for a lot of it, versus like, we didn't know what we want to do, we want to know, we knew we want to make a show. And our show 12 months ago wasn't very good. I feel like it's getting better. And it's a game of tonnage, like he sits down. And he writes, like, whether you're gonna put pen to paper or not, you can't do anything else for an allotted amount of time.


Larry

And which I think is funny about that. He says, like, who's a good writer, nobody's a good writer. Nobody knows how to write. But it's just a matter of going and putting pen to the paper doing every day. And then you become a better writer, and you learn your voice.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, and I guess back back to the quote, that exercise and weight training is self discipline and routine that kind of helps propel you that I say, I've said it a bunch, I make my bed every day to kind of start the ball rolling on having momentum to do something, he works out, he writes every day. And that gives him momentum throughout the rest of his day.


Larry

Yet on the exercise point, the part that I really liked that he says is there's that point, when you're going to go work out where you just don't want to do it. You're like, Oh, I am so dreading this. But he's like, that's the part you got to work through, you have to do something to your body that absolutely does not want to do. And part of working through that will enable you to get through other things throughout your day.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, that's like my cold shower theory, I eat right before I turn the cold water on. I'm like, I don't want to do this. This sucks. And it gets a little bit easier every time. So it's kind of the same thing with exercise and whatever that applies to whatever you're going to do with your life. It's the things you don't want to do is called swallow the frog. Do the thing you want to do? Have you heard that? No. It's you have a list of things to do. And one of them is swallow a frog, you do that first to get it out of the way. So it's not Oh, it's not weighing on you is the thing you have to do. So do the thing you don't want to do first on your list, and I'll get it or make the other things easier rather than start with the easy items. And always know that this bad thing is going to be coming up.


Larry

You know what the underlying things that I picked up and I don't think they specifically mentioned it in this interview with Jerry is that he just has great timing right. Comedians have good timing. He would they were talking about when he knew that Seinfeld, the TV show should be done. He just goes like it needed to be done like it was running its course like I could feel my energy waning. I could feel like it just didn't have it. It was losing momentum. So he kind of quits that mini also. He says like how did you What do you ever thought you were gonna run out of comedy material? That's what Tim Ferriss as Seinfeld goes, Yeah, I was running out of material. That's why I had kids. Like it just like it seems like he knows when He needs to Zig when he should be zagging.


Andrew Keller

I mean, probably he is gifted in that way. But one of the things I thought was really interesting, again, with no one being special, really is that he just puts in the work. He was telling a story about how he was doing a q&a, a stand up show. And this guy said, How do you come up with this material? Or like, how do you do this? He's like, Well, do you think you could get up here and write a joke? Like I could? He's like, no, never in a million years. He's like, well, that's what I thought too. And I put him up the million years to like, get there. So it's just none of it looks good. It's just he's putting in the reps. We don't see the the work that goes into the polished effort.


Larry

Yeah. And I think the thing that's interesting about Jerry, right, he never had any other job. He was only a stand up comedian. That's all he's ever done. And he loves it. So much like that. He takes the time every week to write jokes to get up on stage to refine Freitas refine his craft. I don't know, for all that lucky. Like, I don't know if everybody on the world has such something that they love so much that they get to do that much. So I was trying to just how do we apply to Jerry's passion to doing the only thing he's ever known to like the average guy like me?


Andrew Keller

Well, I mean, I've said this before you can do anything that you love, but do it for free. Like he even said that in the interview, he wasn't getting paid at the beginning of like, when he moved from New York to LA, he was kind of the King of the Hill, in New York moves to LA and he's working for free working in basements for eight people like, you have to do it for free. And then if you keep doing it, you love it, you will become proficient and even an expert at it, and then you'll start getting paid for it. So if you're a mother of three working eight jobs, spend 30 seconds a day doing something for free that you love, and then maybe 45 seconds the next day. I mean, that would be my take on it.


Larry

Will this show ever get to douche calm five? Because like Tim Ferriss every other SEC is like, Oh, I'm just hanging out my friend, the founder of Reddit, or Oh, like, are we ever gonna be like, Oh, well, we just had on you know, the CEO of Amazon. We got to get to douche calm five ever. I mean, is that one of your goals? Not really. Because I just think it's so dumb. Like, name dropping is so stupid. Like you're just trying to puff out your chest. And he's dude, he's talking to Jerry Seinfeld. And he has to literally always mention his big time friends. And I'm like, come on, bro.


Andrew Keller

I mean, we've had some pretty big name guests on the show. I don't think that makes us douchey Tim, Tim Ferriss personality. That's not the show. I would


Larry

completely agree with you. We've had some big time people. We never referenced it to other people. Alright,


Andrew Keller

well, next person we have on the show. I'm gonna name drop Brandon dope. You'd like to get a hold of Brett and please reach out. You can find us at repost at podcast, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or how I got that way podcast. I'm Andrew Keller for Larry and Brandon saying thanks for stopping by.



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