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Andrew

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Larry

It's spring baseball season has started NCAA Tournaments over basketballs rolling hills playoffs. So his masters taught right around the corner, the famous golf tournament at Augusta, jack Nicklaus one six green jackets. So the quote from comes from him. Pressure is what you live for. You're going to be successful in life. You're going to have pressure, jack Nicklaus, we're joined by our good friend that how I met this way podcast, and I get that right


Brandon Doble

now. But I met you're expected to How I Met Your Mother.


Larry

Mike, give us give us your podcast real quick.


Brandon Doble

I don't even know anymore. I used to ruin the name so many times how I got that way how I got that way.


Larry

Okay, so I've known you for a long time. You're one of those people like me, you're sort of loud. You teach for a living. So people, I seems like people ask us to give speeches at weddings or host trivia games. It's just sort of inevitable of who we are that we get asked to do things where there are a little bit of pressure, Andrew, you're an engineer, you were successful in your career. You're now improv and acting. So you to at some particular point of pressure moments in your career. Do you handle pressure wells? The first question I have for you, Brent?


Unknown Speaker

Yes.


Larry

And why is I do


Brandon Doble

I think from sports, honestly, I like I've always wondered why. And I love golf. Don't get me wrong, and I love the Golden Bear. But I've always thought it was interesting that golfers could be like, Oh, stop making noise. But a baseball player could have 100 mile an hour pitch thrown at him with 100,000 screaming fans, seemingly their function of the athletics in the brain working together. So I know it's what you're used to. But I don't I don't have pressure. I don't have problem with pressure. I do have problem with this quote. But I don't have a problem with pressure in general.


Larry

Well, let's get to that in a second kill. Are you? Um, do you? Do you feel nervous? Before you go on stage? do you have? Or do you think the pressure mount anxiety kind of thing?


Andrew

Well, I mean, I think it's kind of a declining thing. The first time I ever went on improv stage, I thought I was gonna throw up because I thought it was going to determine if I was going to be successful or not. And the more I do it, the easier it gets. And the less I think about it, but you made this comment about like, people ask you to give speeches and host things. And that is not a pressure filled thing for you. Because it's what you do. You do it more and more, and it becomes easy. But if I said you have to sit down for the next three hours and do long division, that might feel like more pressure for you because it's not something you do. So it pressure is going to affect people differently. And the situation's gonna be different. I think live speaking is commonly one of the most daunting things to do but if you do it, it becomes easier. So maybe I have a problem with the quote too.


Larry

I will push it Okay, let's let's get to the problems. Of course I can I do speak for a living. That's kind of what I do. But I always get nervous when I have to give a toast speech whenever I always get huge butterflies. And I feel an immense amount of pressure. I've just done it enough times now know that I can get through it. But I'm always nervous. What's your prom with the quote, noble first?


Brandon Doble

Well, I honestly I don't ever get nervous when I have to speak in front of people. I think I agree with Andrew on that. One is I there are lots of things that I get nervous about doing. But it's what you're comfortable with what you're, you know, sort of what you do. If you do it a million times, which I've done a million speaking things, you just it's just sort of like you, you kind of go through the I'm just talking to this one person, I get more nervous doing a podcast looking at YouTube on a camera than I do speaking to 1000 people, honestly, because I'm like Andrews making these funny little faces. I wish people could watch this, because there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Right? But but it can i mean if they want to. But what I'm saying is there's two different mediums going on. My problem is sort of the it's more of the idea that and again, I love the Golden Bear. He seems like a great guy. He seems like he has a really healthy balanced life. But I just watched that Tiger Woods documentary a couple weeks ago. I mean, dude had all the pressure in the world. I mean, he was the epitome of pressure and handling pressure, right, seeking 30 foot putts to win the Masters, you know, which is one of the great sporting events of all time, but look at his life. It's a train wreck. So my point is like, is winning. And jack said if you want to win, I think there's this sort of, there's part of this and I know the show I listen to every one of your podcasts. That's a true statement, not a false statement. And you guys talk a lot about sort of people being the best they can be and working hard and you know, it's, it's it's about like sort of achieving your best self right in a lot of ways, looking at quotes and talking about how that happens. But I'm not necessarily sure that that winning the Masters is the greatest thing that ever happened to somebody. So yeah, there's pressure in it and Jordans. Be one when he was what? 21. And now look at him. He doesn't want to, like 1000 year. That's pressure. But I but I just, I just don't know if the winning part is that important. I mean, I think I'd rather the pressure for me is to be a good dad and a good husband. I know that's cheesy, but I feel more pressure. There


Andrew

we go. I think that Well, my agenda into this quote would be if you're going to be successful in life, you have to overcome pressure or deal overcome adversity, because, like, it's gonna get easier. I think, when I play golf, if the groundskeeper is watching me hit my approach shot, I'm gonna shake it. But if I do that every day, if I get my 10,000 hours with people watching me, then it's going to become easier every time. So the first time you do something, it's going to be difficult and how you react to that is going to be more important, like the first time double change the diaper prop probably wasn't easy, and there's like, Oh, am I get a mess ups up. And then now? Well, you probably don't change them anymore. But like, whatever it is, the first time you do it, there's a certain amount of pressure and how you react to that I think more is going to determine your success in life.


Brandon Doble

The same way before you go to that. I gotta say, that is the most pressure situation I've ever been in in my life, changing my daughter's diaper. At day two, I was so scared day one she just been born, I was so scared that I was going to hurt her. That was that's a great example. I cannot think of a better example. You're right after you've changed 1000 diapers, you're like, yeah, whatever, no big deal, you know, you're not gonna break them. But that is pressure. The ultimate end of that is you want to, you're feeling the pressure, because you don't want to hurt something you love. Right? I guess that would be the point is if you're trying to win the Masters, if that's if you're saying If I don't win this, my life is not going to be as good.


Larry

That's pressure. I will say that he did change one of my kids diapers once before he had had his own daughter. And he basically took my kids pants off and wiped it on a tree. He was literally taking my kids but it's not a true the worst diaper that I had behind this boat is that if you don't want pressure, you never get married, and you become some sort of mundane insurance adjuster. Because that there's no pressure in that. But if you get married and have kids, and have a somewhat typical job, there are moments in your life that you will have pressure.


Unknown Speaker

That's why I disagree with that.


Unknown Speaker

Okay, well get on here. Well, I


Andrew

mean, as a self proclaimed Kelli kid, when we talked about the spring, and you don't understand spring in other places, but like in the south, there is so much more pressure to not get married than there is to get married. So I mean, I agree with what you're saying and and sentiment, like, if you never take any risks, you're not going to do anything. But getting married in the south is easier than not, I think. But it's also interesting to look at the front end of this quote, If pressure is what you live for the type of people that seek out uncomfortable situations. I agree with more than the back end of his statement.


Brandon Doble

Yeah, I agree. I think that's the that's what my point is, is that it depends on what you want the outcome to be. Right. If If I guess My only problem with the quote is simply saying successful people seek out pressure and that that's probably true, if you think about it in the purest form of what pressure is, but there's also this part of this. It's a little bit like the T shirt the guy wears, you know, it's got the huge beer bellies like winter go home. Like bro, you've never wanted in your life. I mean, you know, you're wearing the shirt. And that's just becomes this weird mantra that people have. That doesn't mean anything. And it's just like, oh, winning is everything. It's like, Well, no, it's not. Because there are Look at that. Look at Gonzaga. 135


Larry

in one.


Brandon Doble

They lost their last game. It's like they're the worst team ever. No, they won 35 games. Last one. Does that mean that Gonzaga just is horrible? They're not successful? I would disagree with that.


Larry

Yes, sec. I like to successful people probably seek out pressure. The cat lady who doesn't have any friends and sits songs and plays with cats is probably not looking for any pressure to cut her waist. That's why she's hanging out with cats. Yeah, I


Andrew

guess the encompassing statement is like, it's all subjective on what you want from life. And maybe you don't know what you want if you never try anything, but my advice is to always step out and try to wipe one of the Olsen's kids butts. Well, if you feel like you're under a lot of pressure, please check out how I got that way podcast. He has a series going where he interviewed his dad, he's replaying those interviews and I think it's really cool. Check it out. I'm Andrew Keller for Larry and Brandon sand. Thanks for stopping by.



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