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The universe is rigged for your growth


Andrew

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Andrew Keller

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Larry

I would like to start this way, Andrew, let's, I'm gonna paint you to start to your day. And then I'm gonna ask you a question. So you wake up, you want to check your computer computer's not working, you decide you need to go to the store, on the way to the drive to the store, you catch every single light. When you get to the store, you go to checkout, and the line that you chose is moving slower than every other line. What would your first thought be? If all of these things happen to you?


Andrew Keller

That's my everyday life. That's not different. That happens to me. I do not I never pick the right line. I hit red lights all the time. And my computer works pretty, pretty much But yeah, that's my life.


Larry

So what is your thought typically when all of these happen? I mean, that's just


Andrew Keller

what I that's my baseline reality. So my thought is like, well, that's what that sucks that that's what my reality is, but let's make up for it in other ways.


Larry

Okay. Today's quote from comes from Rob Bell, who said, The universe is rigged for your growth and one of his podcasts than all of them pass? Do you even do you know who Rob Bell is? Andrew?


Andrew Keller

I did research on him. When you look when you showed this guy to me. He's been saying that for a while as someone found him on Oprah's website giving a talk given basically that same, that same sentiment that the universe is rigged in your favor. I haven't really said anything on this quote yet, because I want to hear your angle on it. I have a relatively strong take. But why did you pick this?


Larry

Well, Rob, as you mentioned how to show on Oprah own network for a little while. He's kind of a big deals author in a bunch of books and speaker. And in this podcast, he's talking about him trying to pitch shows to goes to Netflix, HBO prime, like he has all these meetings set up to go pitch this one show that he had recorded. And he just keeps getting rejected. And and in my mind, I'm like, dude, Rob Bell's kind of a big deal. And if he's going HBO and Netflix, and everybody's past, I'm like, Who the hell's ever? How does shows ever get made, but his point was rejection rejection, you can either take that personal from the universe, or learn from it, take it as data and make a step and go and change to a different direction. What is your thought of the universe is rigged for your growth?


Andrew Keller

I mean, yeah, I think it's rigged for your for your growth based on like, what your perspective is, because you can take anything, however you want it to be. I mean, you can say that you're never going to succeed Sunday, if you told your kids every single day, you're never going to go to college. And you're not going to amount to anything, there would be some version of a self fulfilling prophecy like that would rig it in their direction. But like, that's not necessarily true. There's ways to overcome stuff. There's so many stories of adversity coming from nothing, I mean, but there's also so many stories of not, so it's kind of up to you. And it's your responsibility to have your, your paradigm or your mindset be like that. This is not because of me, a lot of times, like I'll get cut off. I've said this before I get cut off in traffic, and I get mad, and I feel like a lot of people's responses. How could you do that to me? I'm like, well, you're you're not worried about me at all, like you're going to work or you're focused on someone else. And so like, I try to take those things as not personal attacks on me. And it's not the universe that says people are selfish, and they're worried about their own thing.


Larry

No, and I think we're a lot of like, I definitely take being cut off personally. But the universe is not doling things out. Personally, let's go back to the Serengeti, right? If you're sitting there, I mean, the universe has always been rigged against something, right? If you're sitting there, you realize, if I leave the cave, the mountain lion might eat me. So it probably ate a couple of people that came out of the cave, but human beings had to figure out okay, well, let's make a spear. Let's do something. I mean, just think of the you know, the universe, right has been around for 13 billion years is still expanding, is still getting bigger. Like that's the whole point of it, in my opinion is are you expanding with the universe? Are you learning from the data that you're taking in? And or are you just banging your head against the door wall going in and doing the same thing?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, something that I thought about when thinking about this, there were two straight white guys, we back is relatively stacked in our favor reporting that I was sitting around with some friends and this is a year or two ago, and I was like, just came through it. This question is like, if you could be born in any time period, what


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would it be?


Andrew Keller

Like? I've thought about that before. I'm like, Oh, I'd be kind of cool to be like, a nobleman, and like 1600s, England or whatever. And he's black. And he's like, what do you mean like, I would have been in a terrible situation. If I was Born anytime after 1980 or something and like that was an interesting thought that it's easy for me to be like the universe is is is bent in your favor. And for some people it's not. And again, you can have whatever perspective you want. I forgot that famous Holocaust guy, who is he was an author after he got out and basically gave perspective on everything. So you can make the best of whatever hand your doubt but it I think it comes down to perspective. No, for sure for sure.


Larry

Just a couple of examples, Walt Disney, famous guy who started Disney, he was fired from his Missouri newspaper for not being creative enough. So whether he was or he wasn't, he literally took a turn and said, You know what, maybe I have to start being creative. Think about another example is Apple computers, Steve Jobs comes in, they're not really doing anything, essentially. I mean, they were making Mac's, but he puts it all together with the mp3 and the phone and completely changes the trajectory, once again, seeing what the universe is giving him.


Andrew Keller

I this is off topic of the quote. But I think getting fired is maybe one of the best things that can happen to you if you respond to it in the right way. I do think that success can be a trap. Like if you set yourself in the right trajectory, you get the right job, you're making good amount of money, like you'll have a set life but like to be wildly successful or to have more autonomy like fight being fired. Richard Branson dropping out of high school, like you said, well busy getting fired, Steve Jobs got fired. I think being fired is a is an underrated blessing.


Larry

Remember, we were just listening to that Jerry Seinfeld podcast and the major Comedy Store in LA were all the moves from New York to LA and Missy, whatever her name is says Sure,


Andrew Keller

yeah, you need hardship in your life. You're never going to get a gig here. And it completely changes Jerry Seinfeld to have to work other shows? Well, yeah, he was he was top of the heap doing comedy in New York. And he's like, well, I need to move to LA and there was buzz about him. And he said he was writing about three days a week and after Mitzi is like, you're not going to play the Comedy Store. He went from three days a week to seven days a week, he probably would have been successful no matter what. Yeah, I mean, that drive. It lights a fire, like failure can lead to fire. The Rob Bell character, I think is interesting. I think possibly some of those noes were because of the content of his show. Like him being an evangelical, he's like, even controversial in the evangelical world. He's got this documentary called heretic about how the Billy Graham's of the world are saying that he's a bad person. So like, he's, he's a polarizing figure, which makes a adversity a little bit more,


Larry

I should send you this link, though. He's talking about going to HBO, Netflix and doing these pitch meetings, which you're familiar with. He's like, literally sitting in every single meeting. They're like, I think we're gonna pass then they would. And then a couple people leave the room. But then most of the people would stay and ask him spiritual questions. He would spend longer talking questions is like a pastor after the pitch meeting than the actual pitch meeting, and he's like, wait a minute, I just pitched you on a spiritual show. And here we are talking about spiritual things, and you won't accept the spiritual show. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, they they have to appeal to mainstream media. I'm making this about me. Getting these meetings, I can't get the meetings.


Larry

And you know, I just mean, Rob Bell had a show on Oprah's. I mean, I'm assuming he could email Oprah and get a meeting. And he can't get a show picked up. Like who gets show shows picked up and All he wanted was the mic question after this.


Andrew Keller

I mean, it's the right place at the right time. Yeah. has to be. Well, if you want to know Larry's leaning a little bit to the left. You can every posted podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller, four nines and thank you so much.



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