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That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form 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 reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

You know, there are these days when I get up to prep for the show, Andrew and I'm like, I can't believe over the course of a year we've still not taken a quote from this person, as well. As we have no like today, for instance, we're taking a quote from Glennon Doyle. I'm like, I can't believe we've never heard from her. Here's blended. We have. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

what it looked really familiar. I looked it up. And I was like, Oh, yeah, we've used one from her book before.


Larry

Oh, wow. Okay, that makes me feel good. Because I was like, I can't believe we've never talked about Clinton. But anyway, she says this, that's how you can tell that you're filling yourself with the wrong things, you use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier, and less comfortable than ever. I like to kind of explain it this way. My wife is an introvert. And when she runs her social calendar, and when she plans, like, lots of things in a row, she like literally needs to go into a closet, and then calm down because people suck the energy out of her, as opposed to like Bill Clinton, who's a true extrovert, and could be with people all of the time. Is there a situation in your life that you've gone through, you're like, wait a minute, that literally just sucked the soul out of me. And I don't want to do it anymore.


Andrew Keller

I went to a pitch day thing. It was in Los Angeles, and there's a room of like, I don't know, 100 industry people and you would, it was kind of like speed dating and you get you get five minutes with them like you would you be like, Alright, I'm gonna go to this table. And they Alright, switch and you go sit with him. And you would have to pitch your, your idea over and over. And that was exhausting, and I hated it. But in general, being around people does not drain me. I don't know. What about you? Well, that's


Larry

funny that you say that, because I would not, I would think you would be really excited to go to a pitch meeting, because you're always very passionate about your ideas, and want to share them. So that's interesting.


Andrew Keller

Going to one pitch meeting is fine. But doing it over and over and over is exhausting within the same day. But I kept doing it. Like I wanted to quit and leave. And I was like, Well, I'm here, I need to take advantage of this opportunity. nothing came of that day, but it was still fine. I think I want to take the other angle of this. I mean, I guess I kind of agree with it. But the from doing the show and kind of doing more research on like what you quote should be doing. Like, I feel like if you feel uncomfortable, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Or I, I went to my very first mixer was a networking event. I was I was so nervous. And I felt dead inside. And I was super uncomfortable. But I pushed through it and like it made me a better person. So like, I think I would caution people to take the do what makes you happy, eat yummy food and feel comfortable. Like I think pushing yourself as important. And so I agree with this and concept. But it's I wouldn't want people to hide behind Well, I feel uncomfortable doing x. So I'm not I feel uncomfortable looking for a new job. So I'm not going to do it. Like I disagree with that. Well, there's


Larry

something different than dread. I'm dreading doing something. And then doing it and having it suck the life out of you or doing it and having a give life to you. And I think my example today was like you could this could be in hobbies that you do. This could be in your job. This could even be with people like are you around this person? And they suck the life out of you. And maybe you need to make a change.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, like a relationship. Yeah, whatever. I don't know if I've told this story before. I guess you can correct me like I correct you on Glennon Doyle. But there's a guy that I met in San Francisco and we like I met him at church and he was like fun and we were friends. And I was like, Oh, I got a fun new friend and then he like started becoming exhausting and I had to break up with him. And he told me with the wrong things I had to break up with a dude


Larry

you by the way, you can tell that story every single episode because I love that you broke up with a dude I love that you brought up San Francisco because I think San Francisco is a great example. Because you people you lived here people come to this city and then either exhaust them and they have to leave or sometimes it takes a little while but the minute the minute someone starts complaining if they moved to Texas we've got about parking about driving about tickets the cost you know that it's the city is sucking the life out of them, and they should just leave it's just this my been here long enough to realize, man, the city sucking the life out of you. You gotta go


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I think It's both sides of it, too. I think if I lived where my brother lives, my brother lives in a very rural place, I think that would suck the life out of me. I think it kind of depends on on your personality. But yeah, San Francisco with the the high rent and the transient nature of it, like people are always leaving, like, you have to make an active choice to be there long term.


Larry

You know, I also kind of, you know, about my wife, and I is 5050 rule, I'm wrong 50% of time, she's right. But I also feel like that's in an experience, specifically with this quote, you give yourself to something, an event, a person, whatever. And then the event gives to you, it's kind of a 5050 rule over in general, like there's the saying, the more you give to something, the more you get out, kind of applies to this, but it's a connection you're making with sometimes. And sometimes you just don't make a connection, whether it's a person a job, or a hobby, or whatever. And I think this quote to me says like, when do you make a decision that you're not connecting with whatever it is, that's not working for you? in your life? Yeah,


Andrew Keller

yes, I always go or generally, I'll think of the arts when we have some kind of quote, I'm like, are you doing the right thing? And the arts generally doesn't give you immediate feedback, or a lot of times won't. So I feel like if I was trying, well, I guess I can use the actual example. I'm trying to be an actor, and going out on audition after audition, like it feels empty, and it's very uncomfortable. And the past couple weeks, I've been like, what am I doing, I need to be doing something to move my career forward. And I'm not. And so maybe I'm not filling myself with the right thing. But then you hear stories of people who did this for 10 years, and then they get a break. And then it's very fulfilling. And that works with starting your own restaurant, starting your own company, trying to be an actor, or sorry, trying to be an artist. So visual artists, like I don't accept this quote, necessarily at face value. But I


Larry

like to, once again, I like that you brought up arts because there's been a number of people in my life that said, someone has told me that I need to pick up painting watercolors, and they pick up painting or watercolors. And they find it gives them life. Like they're not doing it for galleries, they're just doing it to do it. And it is brought so it's funny that did paintings don't go anywhere. Sometimes they just throw them out. But just the experience of painting, specifically watercolors has given them a lot of life. So that's just another kind of sort of the opposite end view of that.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I guess maybe I'm taking the more of the pragmatic approach of like, this is your career and your livelihood. Like you don't necessarily have to have it be your livelihood. It can just be something you're doing you can be if you if you live in the Serengeti and work three different jobs for CVS, like you can still do stuff in your spare time to fulfill you. You know what, I guess? Also, your career doesn't have to be what propels you. Yeah.


Larry

You know, I want to hear from this quote is, yeah, go running on the beach. And those people that are looking, they've got the little machines are looking like, does that really give them life to go on a beach and look for hidden treasures? The metal detector? Yeah. Like, what are those? Is that really providing something in there?


Andrew Keller

I think it's an excuse to get outside maybe. I have seen people that do that with scuba diving, and they find some like, really, really cool stuff because people lose their wedding rings in the ocean. I feel like one of us on the show has maybe lost their wedding ring. I don't know if it's in the ocean. It was me.


Larry

You know, I totally agree with you on the scuba diving thing, right? Because that's like an adventure. You're in the ocean. Like, I don't want to judge that person. But I do want to judge people that have the metal detectors on the beach. I'm truly judging them right now.


Unknown Speaker

Well, maybe it's hard for them just to even get out of the house.


Andrew Keller

I don't know.


Larry

I was there two weeks ago, I was with my daughter. Someone's got the metal detector. And this person turns is like, Yo, man, I just found a corner. And I was like, that's really what you're doing here.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, with your $300 metal detectors, your father in law have a metal detector.


Larry

He doesn't. You know why? And I bet he would be one of those guys, but he has bad balance. So he would not that would not be a good, fun exercise for him. Well, if


Andrew Keller

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