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There is no limit to the amount of good you can do, if you don't care who gets the credit.


Andrew

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Andrew

just doing some research on the quote I found today and I'm not sure if the person that wrote this article saw the irony in it or not. But they spent a lot of time trying to figure out who said this first quote is, there is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit. I'd like to think the list of people that were on that list don't care if they get credit for saying this. But I think this applies, I think of it a lot in the entertainment industry is you have to deal with so many egos, like you have an agent and they need to get credit they need to like latch on because they have to make their 10% because they got you the meeting or a director needs to be able to get credit. And I just think like so much more could get made if we could put our egos aside and just move forward towards a greater good.


Larry

Well, first of all, I feel like we got to decide who gets the credit here. Is it Harry Truman or ronald reagan? Who


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said this? It was me. Oh, okay.


Larry

So that I guess it doesn't matter?


Andrew

Yeah, actually, I think the article I found said a Jesuit priest Senate for the first time in 1800s.


Larry

I thought it was clearly pointing to Ronald Reagan, but nevertheless, um, you know, and I think presidents are a great sort of an example in this, because you think of two different presidents you think of like Richard Nixon versus Cheryl for Richard Nixon was this politician who came from a small town and built himself up, and was spying on people. And it was Watergate. Versus Gerald Ford, who was the president, the captain of his football team in Michigan, he was very popular, he was, well light. If you're confident in yourself, if you're confident what you're doing, then you don't want the credit. So I think credit comes down to like, how confident in the job you're doing or what, whatever you're doing.


Andrew

I don't think it's easy. You don't want the credit. I think you're just confident in yourself and you know that you will get the credit like you think about I football is a really good example. You think about quarterbacks who are famous for being amazing, and you rarely hear them talking about how great they are. Here's a great example, Tom Brady, in his time at New England, famously would always he would take less of a salary, so the money could go to other players, so he could be on a better team. I think that's a very good example of not needing the credit, he knew he was gonna get it in other ways. And that made everyone else around him better.


Larry

Yeah, I think the Patriots are a great example. They had all sorts of players that were sort of no name and that defense, and the team got the credit. I feel like Bill Belichick got a lot of the credit. But you're right. I think the Patriots are a good example of that. But we we've all been there. We all want credited someone we all want to get noticed for the job we're doing. I think that's like a human instinct. No, I


Andrew

think it is. But I think it's just interesting or important to think about how you can probably get more done like i for i guess, for good is kind of the example. So like, say you want to help your neighbor. Just help them I feel like most people would be like, hey, guess what I did this weekend or like, want to, before you do it, getting getting eyes on you, or saying we need to do this my way, versus just starting to do stuff and go along with whatever is the easiest plan?


Larry

How will you ever get a raise? If your boss doesn't know, though, the work you're doing?


Andrew

Well, and I would say that, if you're not doing great work, then they're gonna know it. Like you don't have to go to your boss and be like, hey, look, I I increased our margin by 8%. On this last deal. I mean, people are gonna see it, it might, it might not pay off in the short term being like, hey, I need to be rewarded me lately, but I think good cream rises to the top, and people are gonna know who's doing a good job.


Larry

I would really disagree with you on that. Because I feel like in the business setting, it really is nobody's looking out for you except for yourself. You have to document what you've done. And the tasks that you've accomplished, to be able to show like, Hey, I am worth this much. And sometimes doesn't work. Sometimes you do document they're like, we don't care. And then you got to go to the next place. But you still have your documentation of what you've done. I really don't think in the world. Most people care about the work that you've actually done


Andrew

except for yourself. I mean, maybe it depends on what industry are in. I mean, like what does that look like for you once a quarter you email your boss and you're like, here's the milestones I hit. What do you how do you do that? I


Larry

mean, I'm in a union, so doesn't really matter. But I've definitely, absolutely when I've met with her and asked for a raise. I was like, Okay, here's what I've done. Here is the body of work that I've done. And this is why deserve it. So certainly, it points in my career, I have definitely brought no patents. I like it. Here's what I've done. And by the way, for the record, I also do with my wife. I mean, when I clean the house, sometimes when she's away, I'll leave a broom or a mop or something. She'll go like, oh, he cleaned the house. I mean, think it's it's a normal human aspect to do stuff and want to get credit for. I agree


Andrew

with that. But you she wouldn't be able to tell that you clean the house if there wasn't a broom in the middle of the room.


Larry

Not all the time. Now. Now she just like, you know, my wife, like most people, right? We're so busy. We got 1000 things going on. She's locked in and her job because well, she would definitely kind of she would just say, Oh, the house got clean. That's why I've done that. I, I'm the one that kind of cleans the house. And it's been weeks, and she's never noticed them like, Oh, she didn't know that the house is clean.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, I guess because that gives you fuel to do it again,


Larry

or what's it just gets you it's like anything, let me just get you some bonus points. Like you were saying with an agent, right? They get their cut of the slice, because they got on that roll. I i understand this point, in theory it, you know, in an altruistic world, if we all just work together. But I think the world fight to get that you don't live in an altruistic world, you have to fight to get credit for the things that you do in this life.


Andrew

Yeah, well, I don't know if getting credit for cleaning the house is going to promote you to do more good. I think it makes you feel good. But like the being able to, like if you didn't spend the extra 10 seconds, strategically placing the broom, maybe you could have emptied the dishwasher.


Larry

But I also my wife wanted to notice that I cleaned. And when I say hey, I want to go play golf tomorrow. She was like, oh, that guy does so much around the house. Of course, he deserves to go play golf.


Andrew

So maybe there's no limit to the amount of things you can do for yourself if you get credit. Well, I just say like in life, I agree with your concept. Like it feels good to get the credit. But to be able to do more. If you can put that aside. You can be more productive, I think.


Larry

Yeah, I mean, once again, I totally believe that, like in an altruistic world, yeah, we all just pitched in. We all picked up litter that we saw out there. If we all help the elderly person across the street, if we all did all good things, the world would be a better place.


Andrew

Yeah. And so maybe instead of 100%, focusing on yourself, maybe once one time, I mean, I'm gonna get off this and say, Hey, Nicole, I just did a great show. So like, I'm going to get praised for it and get credit or whatever. So it's not like I don't do that. It's just, I think it's interesting to try what it would look like to not, or just think of the possibilities.


Larry

Yeah, and I know those people and they're good people. And and they and they're successful people too. So I'm not saying it doesn't work, to not take credit. But I think in like the business field and sometimes in marriages, you've got to get a little credit so that people know what you do.


Andrew

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