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Guest Brandon Doble - The past is in your head. The future is in your hands.



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Larry

I don't like to do this often, but I am today because our guest is so wonderful. I'm gonna use the Force and do this interview blindfolded. So I'm just gonna go ahead and go blindfolded for interview today. Can you hear me can even hear Siri You know what, I'm gonna not go blind. He is one of our favorites here the reposts podcast. He is the sole proprietor of the football and football podcast. He is also the sole proprietor of the how I made myself that way podcast. He's also the godfather of my cat, Tito. He is the one and only branded oval on his annual monthly visit with here I'll repost it.


Brandon Doble

It's how do you work with this? Andrew? How do you? I mean, do you ever just like at some point, you just go call your producer up and say you can't you got to give me some talent. Every day is a


Andrew

little little surprise. It's like when I open my advent calendar. I don't know what I'm gonna get. Larry, you're my advent calendar.


Larry

Oh, that's touching.


Brandon Doble

So no, no. Before we go that way, I want to say that I heard you're at your episode a couple days ago. And it inspired me. You both are successful. I want to put it out there right now. You may not think you're successful, but I do. Thank you. Well,


Larry

I, I don't receive compliments. Well, so nobody does anything. Let's get going on today's idea. It comes from blogger writer extraordinaire, Brian Ford, who says this, the past is in your head, the future is in your hands. Now, Brandon, I'd like to start this way, one of the most powerful things that you've ever shared with me which and I think you're really difficult person to be around. But the reason I love you so much is because you shared this once with me. I know, that's not the best setup to this. But you shared to me that your mom used to put food out on the table. And if you didn't grab the food, there's a big chance that you wouldn't eat for the day. And that stayed with you for your entire life. You think of food as something that Scott skarsten in a scarcity mentality that if you don't eat it, you might not get any. And that's kind of stayed with you for your whole life. So to this quote that's in your head. So then how is the future in your hands in regards to how you've had to live with that?


Brandon Doble

Well, it's interesting because this quote, I love it's attributed to this, this Brian Ford character, but ultimately, it's been Winnie the Pooh. Right? It's the Winnie the Pooh quote, he says, The past is gone. The future is in mystery. Today's all we have are something like that. I was like, wait, I've heard that quote before. And I looked it up. And this dude stole it from Winnie the Pooh, but it doesn't matter. It's a universal and it's good. You pick the worst possible quote for me to talk about the worst, because I am the antithesis. Every single day is an existential crisis in my life around living in the present moment, which is what this is saying, right? Because you live in the present moment. And you can sort of, he's saying you can grab the future, right? I say, hey, but what if you're a single mom with three kids living on the Serengeti worried about a lion eating? You? know, I mean, it's easy to say when you're freaking Winnie the Pooh. And you just got a honey bear tree. Everywhere you go, you got good friends, Tigger and all these guys. But when you're living in the reality of life, mentally of parents and no job and you wake up, like how am I take care of my family? It's a little harder to live in the present. But it still is there. I mean, it even as Larry would say, in the Bible, in the gospels, somewhere, it says Larry never actually knows where it says it, but somewhere it says, to not worry, right. And I think that's kind of all tied into this to not worry. And I don't know how to do that.


Andrew

I found that when I don't have pants on the future is wide open to me. So like Winnie the Pooh, things are better. But to me though, like, the future is in your hands, this quote, I think it's a good macro look at stuff, but you need to remember the past being like, hey, if I touch this hot pan, it's gonna burn me. If you if that's in your head, and you forget about that, like you're gonna make the same history is gonna repeat itself. So remember your past and be able to, like look forward to the future, which I guess goes against what I normally say on the show. But the way that this is the way this is worded To me, it kind of sounds like forget about the past, everything you do moving forward is can be positive. I think it's don't dwell on negative things. But if you forget,


Brandon Doble

pago is not a big O square. That's a big O square positive. Look at you. Yeah. You know, this is a challenging one. Because I think there's a difference between living in the past nostalgically the goal Man, when I was 18, I had it all I was great life was really good then and saying, hey, when I put my hand in the fire it burned it. That's sort of like a, it's a systemic memory versus a nostalgic memory. And I think that he's kind of getting after the nostalgic memory, like, Oh, I just I live in the past, as opposed to say, the future is not yet I can make of it what I want to make, like a letter said about about my mom, like, I don't have to live in this scarcity mentality. The trick is, how do I not live in this scarcity mentality? It's not not it's not not understanding that you don't want to live there. It's how do I not live there, it's a great book called willpower doesn't work or something like that. It's written by a Clemson Professor just picked it up really interesting about quit trying to willpower, everything through there, there are things you need to do system wise, to correct those things for the future.


Larry

just focusing on that second part of that, quote, brand up futures in your hands. You are a person of varied interest. I've known you for a very long time you were a teacher, you sold encyclopedias, you were you've been a coach. Now you're a podcaster, you have all sorts of varied interest. How do you when the future is in your hands? And you could do whatever you want? How do you choose anything to do that you want to do?


Brandon Doble

I think that there's something to be said about analysis paralysis, though. You know, when you could do anything, you don't do anything. Like I'm gonna go to an Andrew bingo square here. It's like, just do something. Right? Like, don't sit around and wait for it not to happen, just do something. And I think that there's, that's it for me. I heard you guys talking about the other day about why you did the podcast, he was, you know, COVID no acting stuff. What muscle do this? I think for me, podcasting has been this really, weirdly cathartic and therapeutic process for me, because I'm creating something which I like to do. And Larry, you talked about, you've got this sort of art versus I got to pay the bills deal the other day, I have the same thing. I can't do this forever, if I don't get paid. But I really enjoyed doing it. It makes me feel like I'm actually contributing something that I'm good at. whether that's true or not, it doesn't really matter. I like doing it. And I feel like it adds value to the world. So right now I'm just doing it. Does that make sense? I'm doing a Andrew Keller. I'm just doing.


Andrew

So back to what you were saying with your mom, I think it's this just was occurring to me that it's interesting where the past, depending on how far back it goes, could be something that's more hardwired into you. Like if someone if someone told me a week ago, you need to finish all you need to finish all your food on your plate, because I ordered this at this restaurant, because I paid for it and you need to do it, it wouldn't affect me. But I have a vivid memory of being like an eight year old, and my grandfather, like scolding me, because I ordered a plate that was too big and like forced me to finish it. And so like now that's hardwired into me. And so I think the past, well, it's in your head, like to some point or to some extent it's hardwired into you. And so like understanding that some things habits are harder to break.


Brandon Doble

Yeah, I think also you just said about your grandfather, I think that that you've got to remember that people in your past sometimes are coming from a place of survival. Right? So for your grandfather, I don't know, maybe it was a depression era guy. And he's like, Hey, listen, man, you don't know when your next meal is gonna come. That was my mom, I was my dad, you know, when your next meal is gonna come. So you got to do it now. Whereas today, we constantly work with our daughter on you do not need to finish that is okay, take what you want. I mean, we're not we've sort of an inquiry comes at it from a different place because she didn't wasn't raised with that. I don't want to pass that along to my kid. It's what I'm trying to say. And I think that is how you learn from the past. But trying to give her a more positive future is really what we're trying to do. So that that's the part you can seize. I'm not sure the mom on the Serengeti worried about getting hit by wolves, or whatever Larry's analogy of it is,


Andrew

it's three jobs.


Brandon Doble

to CBS on the Serengeti,


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Brandon Doble

I don't know if if you can sort of get away from the fact that you still got to live your life and you got to survive. So I don't know where that is in there. But


Larry

I feel like I'm getting made fun of this entire repost podcast, but I'm gonna put that aside. My favorite speech that I give to my kids all the time about food whenever we're eating dinner. They'll be like, Oh, I don't like this broccoli, whatever. Like, hey, well, we don't need to eat anything on this food. Nothing on this plate needs to go down. You're golden. You just don't get dessert. Don't eat a single thing. Go to bed hungry. I don't care. You don't get dessert that people literally pour gas on themselves and light themselves on fire. dessert is everything in my house. You don't need dessert. You just get freakin crazy.


Brandon Doble

Well, they are kids, right? I mean, there is the same level of Yeah, maybe they don't have the emotionals you know, fortitude to be able to do


Larry

that kind of thing. Like, like I put a cow tongue on the plate. And I go like, well, if you don't eat, you don't get dessert. They're like, okay, gotta do it. It's like, Are you serious? You need a countdown to get chocolate cake. That


Brandon Doble

doesn't make sense. Sorry. I digress. But they're controlling their own pictures. Right?


Andrew

Wow. Well, if you want to Have dinner with Brandon. please reach out. You can find us at repost at podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Check out Brandon's podcast football and football. I'm Andrew Keller for Brandon and the monk in Tiananmen Square saying thanks for stopping by


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