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Gabe Jaramillo es un reconocido entrenador de tenis internacional que ha trabajado con muchos de los mejores jugadores de la historia de este deporte. A lo largo de su carrera, ha entrenado a once de los jugadores número 1 del mundo y a 27 de los 10 mejores, incluidos Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova, Monica Seles, Kei Nishikori y muchos otros. Acompáñame en esta conversación donde podemos entrenar nuestra mente y alinearla a nuestras acciones para poder llevar nuestro resultados a un próximo nivel. Puedes seguir a Gabe en @gabejaramillocoach Más de mi trabajo en cafedelexito.online --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cafedelexito/support
Brian Teacher is a former top professional tennis player and coach as well as the founder of the Full Court Tennis app. As a player, Brian won the 1980 Australian Open and had career highs of #7 in the world for singles and #5 in the world for doubles. He has coached top players including Andre Agassi, Greg Rusedski, Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi. In this conversation we discuss Brian's playing and coaching background, as well as the Full Court Tennis app. The Full Court Tennis app is available on iOS at the Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/full-court-tennis/id1563456530 1980 Australian Open Final Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXEJ8k8frjY Tennis IQ Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/tennisiqpodcast/membership To learn more about Josh and Brian's backgrounds and sport psychology businesses, go to TiebreakerPsych.com and PerformanceXtra.com. If you have feedback about the show or questions on the mental game in tennis, email us at TennisIQPodcast@gmail.com or use the hashtag #tennisIQ on Twitter. Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube or your podcast platform of choice (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.) to stay up to date on future episodes.
This week, Paulo and Dori discover Tony Danza's one man show – finally he's the boss. Dori makes a hair raising Andre Agassi discovery and Rob from Milli Vanilli is lip syncing again. Our movie recommendations go from Heavenly to Hellish and Julia Louis-Dreyfus made the right choice focusing on TV instead of film. Everything we discuss in this show can be found on @That80sShowSA on Facebook. WE'RE NOW ON INSTAGRAM @That_80sshow This podcast originally plays as a radio show with music that we have to remove from the podcast - here are the songs we spoke about and played: Break my stride - Matthew Wilder. Edge of Heaven - Wham! Ring of Ice - Jennifer Rush. What have you done for me lately - Janet Jackson.
40% of adults admit to leaving something sticky on the walls of the rooms they spent their teenage years in - and it has a lot to do with Kylie Minogue and Andre Agassi. Dori claims to have no interest in The Chippendales - but she suuuure knows all about them. Paulo links a ridiculous show from the 80s with an even more outrageous one from the 90s. (Spoiler alert, the one from the 90s featured a sax player who got super powers after being struck by lightning). Take a listen soon because Lorraine is on the way. Everything we discuss in this show can be found on @That80sShowSA on Facebook. WE'RE NOW ON INSTAGRAM @That_80sshow This podcast originally plays as a radio show with music - here are the songs we spoke about and played: Here come the rain again - The Eurythmics. Susanna - The Art Company.
Are you knocking your presentations out of the park and getting ahead of the competition? One of the most important skills a leader has is their ability to present. Finding your voice, connecting with your audience, and getting your message across will help you make a strong impression. I host Nicolas Chidiac, Chief Strategy Officer of Razorfish North America, where he shares his insight and techniques on how to prepare for a presentation. Razorfish is one of the premiere integrated marketing agencies born from digital. Their promise is to translate a brand's purpose into performance across Web3, retail, digital products, commerce and campaigns. He holds an MBA from the London Business School, a Masters from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate from the American University of Beirut and currently guest lectures at NYU. He comes with a global perspective on leadership, originally Lebanese, grew up in Greece, and worked in Beirut, London, Dubai, Chicago and currently in New York.. LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaschidiac/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaschidiac/) Company Link: https://www.razorfish.com/ (https://www.razorfish.com/) What You'll Discover in this Episode: What he learned about different leadership styles moving from the Middle East to the US. The boat ride he took that inspired a big account turnaround. The craft of presenting your work. Why insecurity can help you grow as a leader. Sufi wisdom you can apply to all your meetings. A life lesson from Andre Agassi. The failure that taught him to become a better leader and follower. Resources: Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World that Just Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain https://susancain.net/book/quiet/ (https://susancain.net/book/quiet/) The Lucifer Effect - How Good People Turn Evil https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Effect-Understanding-Good-People/dp/0812974441 (https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Effect-Understanding-Good-People/dp/0812974441) Your Professional Decline is Coming (Much) Soon Than You Think- Arthur C Brooks https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/) Quotes: "Get good at something and passion will follow." "Educate yourself at a faster pace than change." ----- Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning https://www.benfanning.com/speaker/ (Speaking and Training inquires) https://followbenonyoutube.com (Subscribe to my Youtube channel) https://www.linkedin.com/in/benfanning/ (LinkedIn) https://www.instagram.com/benfanning1/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/BenFanning1 (Twitter)
On Episode 270 of The Tennis Files Podcast, legendary tennis player and coach Brad Gilbert will reveal how to become a tough competitor, reduce errors and bounce back quickly after losses. Gilbert achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4 in 1990 and career-high doubles ranking of world No. 18. He won 20 singles titles and a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Gilbert also coached several top players, including Andre Agassi, who won six of his eight Grand Slam titles under Gilbert, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. On the show, you'll learn how to develop no quit relentlessness, avoid the perfection trap, become a tougher competitor, prepare yourself for battle, reduce errors, outthink your opponent, and much more! I hope you enjoy my interview with coach Brad Gilbert! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below! And be sure to subscribe to Tennis Files to receive the latest tennis content to improve your game straight to your inbox! Winning Ugly Winning Uglier with Brad Gilbert Podcast Brad's Instagram Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
E8: Out of hundreds and hundreds of books, OPEN by Andre Agassi ranks in my top three and MAYBE even the best memoir I've ever read. Find out why his raw, vulnerable and incredibly compelling autobiography is more than just another "celebrity tells all." Ghostwriter is J.R. Moehringer: Pulitzer Prize Winner and author of The Tender Bar, and Sutton. This podcast is ad-free and listener-sponsored through Amazon affiliate links. If you want to support the show, buy the featured book through Kim's website under "Books" at https://www.kimpatton.com/podcast Thank you for your support!
We have a fun chat with Richard Osman all about his new mystery The Bullet That Missed, why he doesn't like to do author readings, how to get away with murder, Andre Agassi's autobiography, movie snacks, and the unrelaxing facts about massages. Plus – we recap a big marching band weekend. We also recommend: Now … Continue reading Ep. 185 Snacks, Massages and Murder With Richard Osman
In Episode #105, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Gokul is an angel investor and Product and Business Helper at DoorDash. We cover crypto, international investing, and habits and routines. “I always believe the hierarchy of anyone, any individual should be health, then family, then work. Why not family before health? Because if you're not healthy, you become a burden to your family and you can't help them. So, your health is actually very, very important.” – Gokul Rajaram EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: (00:01:21) – The evolution of crypto (00:02:44) – Superpowers and struggles (00:06:08) – Inspirations and the importance of exercise (00:08:24) – Recommended books (00:10:19) – Tools and routines (00:12:26) – Defining success (00:14:32) – International investing ABOUT GOKUL RAJARAM Gokul Rajaram is a prolific angel investor in over 300 companies and counting, and an executive at DoorDash, which he joined after DoorDash acquired Caviar from Square in 2019. I was fortunate enough to get to work with Gokul at Square, and I am beyond thrilled to have him on the show today. In this episode, Gokul shares what he thinks his investing superpowers are, why he loved Marc Andreesen's interview on the Good Time Show, why he loves Andre Agassi's book, Open, and the advice he'd give his younger self if he could go back 20 years to the start of his career.
El invitado al episodio # 178 de Máximo Desempeño es Gabriel Jaramillo, uno de los mejores entrenadores de tenis del mundo.A lo largo de su carrera ha entrenado a súper estrellas como Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Mónica Seles, Jim Courier, María Sharapova, Anna Kournikova y Kei Nishikori, entre muchos otros.Gabe, como le dicen sus amigos, tiene un talento innato para detectar los rasgos y fortalezas que diferencian a un buen jugador de una súper estrella de talla mundial.Cuando Gabe tenía tan solo 16 años, decidió dejar todas las comodidades que tenía en su casa para ir detrás de su sueño y triunfar en Estados Unidos.Gabe tenía clarísimo que quería ser el mejor entrenador de tenis del mundo y esto implicaba trabajar y aprender con los mejores. Gabe es un hombre que ama su trabajo y está convencido de que nació con el don no de entrenar sino de hacer campeones.En su exitosa carrera, Gabe ha profundizado en el entrenamiento de habilidades claves para llegar a la élite del deporte mundial. Entre ellas están la competitividad, la fortaleza mental, el manejo de las emociones y el deseo constante de mejorar y aprender.Además de ser un gran coach, Gabe también es un empresario exitoso, speaker motivacional y autor de un libro titulado How to Make Champions.Acompáñame a descubrir cómo este entrenador colombiano llegó a triunfar en Estados Unidos y se convirtió en un referente del deporte mundial.
Bill Koch knows Cincinnati sports as well as any journalist after covering his hometown for more than 40 years. He goes deep into his story vault about Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins, the subject of Bill's new book. Hear about the time they played each other in basketball, what Huggins was like to cover as a daily beat reporter, and why players have such strong allegiance to their former coach. Oh, and Bill tells the classic DMFHF story. He recalls chronicling University of Cincinnati moments such as the 1992 Final Four, Kenyon Martin's broken leg, and the No Handshake Game against Xavier. Bill also recounts being outside the courthouse in Los Angeles when the O.J. Simpson verdict came down, talking hair (or lack of) with Andre Agassi, and interviewing the reclusive Sandy Koufax one-on-one. Hear about a good screaming match between writers on the night that Pete Rose set baseball's record for career hits. Scribe battles are the best. And there's the time Marty Brennaman had a question for Bill the young reporter. Koch is the author of five books, the latest out now: “Huggs: Former Players Talk About What it was Like to Play for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Huggins.” Bill covered five Final Fours, two World Series, five baseball All-Star Games, a Super Bowl and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He worked at the Cincinnati Post from 1978 to 2001 and served as sports columnist for nearly his last five years there. Bill worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer from 2002 until Dec. 26, 2014, and then wrote for the University of Cincinnati's sports website for five years until retiring in 2019. His journalism career began in 1976 with stops at the Chillicothe Gazette and at Cincinnati's Community Press before spending three-plus decades – including 23 years as UC beat reporter on football and basketball – at the Queen City's two main newspapers. You can follow Bill on Twitter: @bkoch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ce n'est pas un endroit que l'on pense à visiter quand on vient à New York, où on se concentre sur Manhattan, voire Brooklyn. Le Flushing Meadows Corona Park dans le Queens accueille le tournoi de tennis du grand chelem U.S. Open. Quand on parle de ce tournoi, il y a forcément des noms qui viennent en tête et notamment des noms américains comme le très classe Jimmy Connors, le tempétueux John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe... Chez les femmes : Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navrátilová, et bien sûr... les sœurs Williams. Chaque semaine, le mardi, Lionel Gendron nous adresse une Lettre d'Amérique. Un podcast sous forme de courrier audio, posté depuis Manhattan, à New York. Une carte postale sonore pour nous aider à mieux comprendre cette Amérique à la fois si familière et parfois totalement déconcertante.
Thigh Huggers founder and mullet king Lance Liggett joins the show to rank some of the greatest mullets in American history including Billy Ray Cyrus, Andre Agassi, Mario Lopez, John Stamos, and more. Buy Drinkin Bros' new HardAF Seltzer Here! Get your Drinkin' Bros Merch here! Go to ghostbed.com/drinkinbros and use code DRINKINBROS for 30% off EVERYTHING (Mattresses, Adjustable Base, and more) -- plus a 101 Night Sleep Trial and Mattresses Made in the USA!
Dr. Jim Loehr is the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, which helped train and inspire more than 250,000 business, sports, medicine, and military leaders worldwide. World-renowned performance psychologist, researcher, and author of 18 books, including his most recent, Leading With Character, and the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. His 18th book will be available Dec. 8th, published by Wiley. Dr. Loehr holds a Master's and Doctorate in Psychology and is a full member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Loehr joins us on The Wow Factor this week to discuss why it's critical to be intentional about how you want to run your life and the importance of examining your decisions to ensure you are acting with integrity. He shares why the whole focus of his career has been equipping the area of a person's brain where they are making moral and ethical decisions so that they consciously develop their own personal vetting system. Dr. Jim also explains what he learned at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, working with players such as Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, and Jim Courier, and how that led to him starting the Human Performance Institute. “Health ignites performance.” - Dr. Jim Loehr “Your treatment of others is going to be the ultimate scorecard for how you measure your life.” - Dr. Jim Loehr “How you treat others is the most important dimension for sustained success.” - Dr. Jim Loehr This Week on The Wow Factor: The impact of Dr. Loehr's father's passions and enthusiasms on his path in life Loehr's early career as a community mental health specialist and the man who inspired him to pivot and apply psychology to human performance in sport How Dr. Loehr used important moral and ethical assets as a launchpad for helping people become incredible competitors in a brutal arena What drove Dr. Loehr to study character, and why he decided to share over 30 years' worth of data in his book Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy Set How data fits into understanding sustained high performance The two types of character and how they impact an athlete's success Why humility and empathy are so necessary for performers, and how those qualities sustain them at the top How the gift of generosity helps you connect with other human beings in a meaningful way Why culture powerfully determines how we evolve as human beings Why your private voice is the most important coach you will ever have in your life Why Dr. Loehr is so passionate about working with veterans Dr. Jim Loehr's Word of Wisdom: The most precious part of who you are is often the most neglected, but it's in this extraordinary place where you make the decisions that will determine your destiny and the destiny of so many people. Make sure your life purpose is your own. Develop a self-transcendent approach to life so that you are rooted in what you can do for others rather than what you do for yourself. Connect with Dr. Jim Loehr: Jim Loehr's Website Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy Set by Dr. Jim Loehr Connect with The WOW Factor: The WOW Factor Website Connect with Brad Formsma via email Brad Formsma on LinkedIn Brad Formsma on Instagram Brad Formsma on Facebook Brad Formsma on Twitter Videos Mentioned in the episode: I Like Veteran. I Like Military.
Two months ago HR tech startup Revelo acquired Listopro, a Mexican tech talent marketplace. In this episode, I interviewed the founders of both companies: Lucas Mendes (Revelo) and Giuseppe Belpiede (Listopro). Together, these startups have more than 300,000 tech professionals and are the largest platform for US companies to hire Latin American talent.Lucas, Revelo's cofounder, is Brazilian and previously started a beauty e-commerce company which was backed by Tiger Global and Kaszek. Originally from Italy, Giuseppe cofounded Rocket Internet startups like as Linio and worked at Foodpanda. In this episode of Crossing Borders Lucas and Giuseppe discuss building HR tech businesses in Latin America, share insights about why they decided to work together, and share fundraising advice for startups.The impact of Covid-19 on the remote tech talent industryGiuseppe and Lucas founded their startups before the Covid-19 pandemic transformed the talent market globally. Revelo helps companies find, screen, source, and onboard remote Latin American tech workers and Listopro is a marketplace that helps companies hire tech talent in Mexico. The pandemic was a tailwind for both businesses, and Revelo grew seven times since 2020.Listen to this episode to learn how Listopro and Revelo are solving one of the biggest bottlenecks for companies: hiring high quality tech talent.Why Revelo Acquired Listopro and Listopro said yesThe Covid-19 pandemic attracted more US companies to Revelo's services, which led them to. setup headquarters in Miami, as 80% of its business is in the US. As they expanded, Revelo decided they should find top talent across Latin America, not just in Brazil and started looking for opportunities to expand in Latin America. After getting to know each other,Revelo decided that acquiring Listopro's was the best way to expand, and Listopro was fully onboard with the Revelo mission. for expansion. They believe they will grow faster together than separately.Check out this episode of Crossing Borders to understand how these startups are well positioned to connect the Americas through remote tech work.Fundraising advice for entrepreneursLucas and Giuseppe have impressive track records as entrepreneurs and have raised venture capital for multiple businesses at different times in the VC cycle. In this episode, they shared advice on how to approach fundraising and explained why persistence can pay off, consistency is key and discussed how investors make decisions based on trust. Find out more about their recommendations in this episode of Crossing Borders.Outline of this episode:[01:50] - About Listopro[03:50] - About Revelo[08:30] - Lucas' background[12:42] - Giuseppe's background[16:55] - Giuseppe as part of Linio, Rocket Internet and LSE's mafia[19:52] - Lucas' decision to pivot to HR in tech[22:41] - Lessons learned by Lucas with his first startup[25:09] - Advice from Lucas on fundraising[28:18] - What's wrong with incentives in VC[30:55] - Giuseppe on fundraising for Listopro[34:10] - Revelo's expansion outside Brazil[36:59] - Acquisition deal between Revelo and Listopro[40:50] - Book and podcast recommendations by Lucas[41:45] - Book and podcast recommendations by Giuseppe[43:00] - Giuseppe's advice to younger self[44:55] - Lucas' advice to younger self[47:23] - What's next for Revelo and ListoproResources and people mentioned:Giuseppe Belpiede ListoproLucas Mendes ReveloRocket InternetLinioFoodpandaLondon School of EconomicsBeleza na WebTiger GlobalKaszekMagma PartnersBooks/Blogs/PodcastsThe Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Ego is the Enemy by Ryan HolidayPlatform Scale: How an emerging business model helps startups build large empires with minimum investment by Sangeet Paul ChoudaryWhy We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew WalkerSteve Blank blogNFX blogPaul Graham blogOpen by Andre Agassi
Wimbledon ist vorbei, wir erleben in den nächsten Wochen den zweiten Teil der europäischen Sandplatzsaison sowie den Start des nordamerikanischen Hardcourt-Swings. Zeit genug also, mal ein paar andere Themen zu betrachten, die auf den ersten Blick vielleicht gar nicht so viel mit Tennis zu tun haben. Aber nur auf den ersten Blick. Herzlich willkommen zu einer neuen Ausgabe von Chip & Charge hier auf meinsportpodcast.de. Heute geht es um eine Buchbesprechung. Es ist ein Buch über Sport, über die Geschichten hinter den großen Geschichten, zwischendurch geht es um kleine Besonderheiten, es geht aber auch um Institutionen wie die Baseball Hall of Fame. Dazu gibt es Geschichten über Tennis. Ein Buch wie gemacht für den Tennis-Fan im Allgemeinen und den Sportfan im Besonderen. Während Wimbledon hatte Andreas die Gelegenheit, mit dem Journalisten Jürgen Kalwa über sein neues Buch und die Tennisgeschichten darin zu sprechen. Ich hoffe, euch gefällt dieses Gespräch. Das Buch heißt "Der Stoff, aus dem die Helden sind" und umfasst 33 Sportreportagen, Essays und Interviews. In verschiedenen Oberkapiteln werden jeweils einige Kapitel zusammengefasst. Drei Kapitel sind dabei dem Tennis gewidmet. Es geht um den Rücktritt von Steffi Graf, den Aufstieg der Williams-Schwestern Serena und Venus und um "psychologische Kriegsführung", hier am Fall von Andre Agassi und Boris Becker erklärt. Das Buch ist im Arete-Verlag erschienen. Du möchtest deinen Podcast auch kostenlos hosten und damit Geld verdienen? Dann schaue auf www.kostenlos-hosten.de und informiere dich. Dort erhältst du alle Informationen zu unseren kostenlosen Podcast-Hosting-Angeboten.
Here are my Top 10 Motivational Books, featuring titles by David Goggins, Gerald Ratner, Jesse Itzler, Andre Agassi, and Arnold Schwarzeneggar. https://bigidea.co.uk/best-business-books/#motivational This is part of my Top 100 Best Business Books project - do you agree with my choices? - what book(s) should I have chosen? What's YOUR number one?
*Today kicks off "Where Are They Now?" week at SI. Stay tuned for more shows in our audio series.* Steffi Graf was a dominant force in women's tennis during her prime, winning 22 majors between 1987 and 1999. Two years after retiring, she married Andre Agassi, one the sport's all-time rock stars. If she chose to step into the spotlight, she would instantly draw a raft of endorsements and plum TV jobs. So why doesn't she? SI senior writer Jon Wertheim explains where Steffi Graf has been for the last two decades. Jon Wertheim's articles on SI.com Where Are They Now? 2022 on SI.com Follow @podcasts_si | Guest host @JordanRizzieri See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Zibby Owens launched her award-winning, top literary podcast (according to Oprah.com) Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books in 2018. She has interviewed more than 900 authors, including many celebrities (Natalie Portman, Alicia Keys, Lena Dunham), politicians (Hillary Clinton, First Lady Jill Biden), athletes (Andre Agassi), chefs (Christina Tosi, Kwame Onwuachi), notable business leaders (David Rubinstein, Ray Dalio), physicians, poets, children's book authors, hundreds of New York Times bestselling and beloved novelists and memoirists, and many debut authors looking to break out. Links from the Episode: - FPG Bookshop.org Account - Zibby Owens Media Website - Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books Website - Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books Instagram - Zibby's Bookshop.org Account - Stephen A. Schwarzman, WHAT IT TAKES - Dr. Jill Biden, WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS - Seth Meyers, I'M NOT SCARED, YOU'RE SCARED
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No surprises here but Gabe Jaramillo, with his trademark Akubra hat, is going to become a Coaching Podcast favourite! Gabe is in the business of building confidence and believing in the power of the dream - BIG dreams! His compelling coaching moments, of which there are many, recount the struggles and success stories of working with world-renowned tennis players, including Kei Nishikori, Andre Agassi, Jimmy Arias, Jim courier, Pete Sampras, Maria Sharapova and Monica Seles. Gabe's stories are guaranteed game-changers in unlocking our own potential; so stay tuned-in until the very end to discover Emma Doyle's dream! Gabe's knowledge, wisdom, planning, passion and declaration of purpose, have seen him accomplish incredible results and amass a huge ‘Tennis on Demand' social media following, spreading the word on what it takes to be a coach and/or parent of a talented player. Speaking of innovating, fast-track to; Best Coaching Moment 3:15 The difference between talent and potential 5:30 Coaching moment that didn't go so well - You call yourself a coach? 8:20 Sliding Doors Question – My player, my athlete, my student 14:43 What is your dream? – No.1 in the world…a declaration of purpose 18:00 What makes a great coach? What did you learn? 19:25 How do we find balance? 23:10 Best coaches in the world…we never stop learning 25:20 Responsibility of social media 27:05 Talent & Potential - negotiation from a very early age 30:00 9-year-old Maria Sharapova ‘what is my objective for today?' 34:14 What is Emma Doyle's dream? 38:30 Let us know, what did you learn? What is your dream? About Gabe Jaramillo Gabe Jaramillo is a Colombian/American renowned Tennis Coach, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Consultant, Influencer, and Motivational Speaker. Jaramillo is Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Tennis Training at Altitude International Holdings Inc. and serves on its Board of Directors, (pun intended!). Jaramillo worked with and developed many of the greatest players in tennis history, including training 11 of the world's No.1-ranked players and 27 top-10 players, such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova, Monica Seles, and Kei Nishikori. Jaramillo is the co-founder of Club Med Academies, now Altitude Academies. His Tennis On Demand YouTube channel has over 10 million viewers, Facebook reaches over 100 thousand, and his Instagram in excess of 65 thousand followers. Tennis on Demand YouTube https://youtu.be/fyB0z-xtMMc
We return and prepare for the NBA Finals! So much to cover: Where does Golden State rank if they win? How did the Celtics get here? Could this have been the Nets? Plus, a shoutout to the New York Rangers as we hope for a championship in New York! All that, plus some men's tennis love.
Ian Cassel is a professional microcap investor and chief investment officer of Intelligent Fanatics Capital Management. In this episode, we talk about microcap investing, judging management quality, process vs outcome, empathy, secrets of Ian's happiness, and much more. To know more about this initiative, check out https://www.vishalkhandelwal.com/ Books Recommended by Ian - Free Capital by Guy Thomas - https://amzn.to/3wS3w6m The Emotionally Intelligent Investor by Ravee Mehta - https://amzn.to/3t1b9Fk Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rottela - https://amzn.to/3N0mBZC The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette - https://amzn.to/3wRpp4l Lessons From Century Club Companies by Vicki Tenhaken - https://amzn.to/3lOSF6X What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous and Resilient Girls by Marisa Porges - https://amzn.to/3LWDFyl Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi - https://amzn.to/3GpOsjx Piranesi by Susanna Clark - https://amzn.to/3wQFfNY Soul in the Game by Vitaliy Katsenelson - https://amzn.to/3wTG1Zt
With acid washed jean shorts and heavy metal hair, Andre Agassi, a tennis GOAT is known for an ad campaign that announced to the world, “image is everything.” A 1990 French Open loss and a defining moment reset Agassi's trajectory...and his focus on image. Pre-1990 Agassi vs post-1990 Agassi...where do you side? Is image everything? Can you build an image and be authentic? GOATs to include Agassi and many more! We serve it up in a way you can get it.
Gregg Popovich daba este consejo: «Sigue golpeando la piedra, aunque no sepas cuándo va a romperse. Porque después de golpearla 101 veces, la piedra se abre. Ese era nuestro lema. Hay que trabajar, aunque no sepas cuándo lograrás tu objetivo. Hay que seguir esforzándose, sin importar el tiempo que te lleve alcanzarlo». Fernando San Emeterio, después de una derrota, dijo que tenían que «seguir dando cabezazos contra el muro». Trabajar en silencio y confiar en el proceso. Hasta que lleguen los resultados.Apuntes:Todo se puede entrenar. Toni Nadal.Open. Andre Agassi.Con ustedes. Paco de Lucía.Mireia se autolimitaba. Fred Vergnoux.La tenista que venció al miedo. Sergio Heredia.Greg Popovich. Fabricio Oberto.La imprescindible escuela de la dificultad. Toni Nadal.Jiro dreams of sushi. David Gelb.Improving ourselves to death. Alexandra Schwartz.Jokic contra la dictadura del rendimiento. Eudald Espluga.Breaking point. Mardy Fish.Mediohombre: Blas de Lezo. Álber Vázquez.Índice:0.28. Los aburridos tópicos en el periodismo deportivo.6.14. «Toca seguir dando cabezazos al muro».12.32. La gestión de los egos en un vestuario con estrellas.20.35. ¿Se está perdiendo la jerarquía de los veteranos?28.53. Hacerte mayor consiste en desarrollar las manías de tu padre.36.58. La sobreprotección genera fragilidad.53.38. El niño sabe que no merece la medalla de participación.1.02.01. La mayor batalla mental en los deportes individuales.1.11.08. Odiar el deporte que siempre amaste.
The official ATP Tour Podcast presented by Seb Lauzier and including interviews and features with...FELICIANO LOPEZ ON MAKING HIS DEBUT IN MADRID 20 YEARS AGO - ‘2002 was an amazing event. Manolo Santana offered me a wildcard, I was a kid, 18 or 19 years old and I won two matches and then ended up playing Andre Agassi, who at that time was one of my idols. I played that match and I played great, pushing him to 7-5 in the third and then he went on to win the tournament'ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH FOKINA ON HIS RECENT FORM- ‘I don't think I've showed what is my limit yet and I want to know more about me, what I have inside. I believe now I can win every tournament, my confidence now is so high, but we keep practicing now to see what are my limits and we will see what will happen this week'RAFAEL NADAL ON RETURNING FROM RIB INJURY - ‘Enjoying the fact that I'm back knowing that the situation is not perfect for me with one month and a half with the stress fracture on the rib that's painful and that didn't allow me to practice for a while, so in terms of preparation it's not the ideal thing, but I am just here to try my best. It's not easy to accept every time the challenge, but it's just time to keep going, to stay positive and to find things to be better every day'.DOMINIC THIEM ON RETURNING FROM WRIST INJURY - ‘I'm pain free in all the body now which is very nice. Obviously game-wise there are many things which are not perfect, but that's exactly what I expected and that's why I have to practice everyday. Practice it's going well, but matches are very different, you're way more nervous and tight and with all the moving around, I've lost all this and I've been away for ten months and all the anticipation, reaction time, I have to get it back and that's what I'm trying right now and the first short-term goal is to be in good shape for the French Open as I won't be seeded there'.DANIIL MEDVEDEV ON HIS JOURNEY TO WORLD NUMBER ONE - 'To be honest when I started on the professional tour I couldn't think that I would achieve what I've done, but I always had some self-belief that I could be a good player if I tried my best all the time and when you are 18 that's sometimes what you miss and I try to work on this part of me and later in my career it turned out to be a good thing'.JUAN CARLOS FERRERO ON DEALING WITH PRESSURE - ‘I think you have to be born a little bit with that and it's difficult to teach, because you can talk a lot about this, but I think someone has to have it inside them because in the end you have to go alone to the court and you have to go through these nerves that you have in difficult moments, so you have to go through it for sure'.
Oksana Starling is the founder of Starling Beauty with over a decade of experience in the makeup and beauty industry. Born and raised in Soviet Ukraine and graduating with a degree in Economics and Organisational Psychology she moved to the United States in 1998. That's where she discovered makeup artistry as a profession, and without hesitation decided to turn her passion for beauty into a career. In the last 15 years, Oksana has established herself as a makeup artist for film, tv, advertising and photography, as well as an image consultant and a personal branding stylist. The list of high-profile clients and celebrities Oksana has worked with is long and includes Andre Agassi, Phil Collins, ZZ Top, Payton Manning, Microsoft, Apple, Ford, Pfizer, TED talk. She has worked for major news stations including CNN, NBC, and Fox News as well as Netflix, MTV, VH1, Bravo, HGTV and Travel Channel. One of her proudest moments is working as a Makeup Department Head for an acclaimed documentary "The Social Dilemma".In addition to styling models and public figures for fashion editorials and magazine features, Oksana offers styling and makeup for professional headshots, weddings, and special events. She also provides image and branding consultations to public speakers, coaches, and entrepreneurs looking to define and cultivate their personal style. Through her services she teaches women to step into and fully own their feminine powers, empowering them to love their unique beauty.Oksana chose this path in the beauty industry because she is passionate about helping women feel uplifted and confident. She never met a woman who wasn't beautiful but meets many who don't recognize their own beauty. With that in mind, it is her personal mission to help women see and believe in their own beauty. Her clients are her inspiration, and she is motivated to help women discover their own feminine powers and live every day feeling beautiful and confident.
The boys are busy traveling the world this week. New episodes return next week! Connect with us on Instagram! Chris Quinn: @cquinncomedy Dominic DiTolla: @ditolladominic Produced by @ty_englestudio
Hullo! We discuss Josh's Birthday, meet Chicken Tom, have another listener song quiz, send a tweet to Drake, discuss NFTs, delve into Elon Musk's hair situation, Andre Agassi's mullet, our Aussie Meme spotlight, and Key Lime pies!BAMMusic: "Super Familiar, New Old Coke version", "Being Van Morrison", and "Wilson Suite, Radio Edit" by Josh Wilson. Super Familiar with The Wilsons Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wilsonspodcast on instagram at instagram.com/superfamiliarwitthewilsonson twitter at https://twitter.com/familiarwilsonsand on YoutubeContact us! email@example.com
Marc catches you up on some news and notes from around the world of tennis, and he also talks to commentator Brian Clark about the rising young stars, and he also chats with former player Todd Martin about his career, his legendary final in the US Open against Andre Agassi, his work with the Hall of Fame and he builds his all time greatest player.
Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist and cofounder of The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. He has worked with hundred of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine, law enforcement, military and much, much more. Sport clients have included tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Andre Agassi, golfers Mark O'Meara and Justin Rose, boxer Ray Mancini, Ice hockey stars Eric Lindros and Mike Richter and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.He's also the author of 17 books including 'The Only Way To Win' and his most recent ‘Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy', which also comes with the companion Personal Credo Journal. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.We bounced around a number of topics including how we listen to our inner voice, using stress to your advantage, the power of positivity, self-talk, healing, journaling and morning routines, but Jim started by giving me an overview of how he was proud to have helped so many coaches and athletes.More About Jim Loehr:Website - https://www.jim-loehr.com/Books on website - https://www.jim-loehr.com/booksBooks on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Jim-Loehr/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AJim+LoehrJohnson & Johnson website profile - https://www.jnj.com/jjhws/jim-loehr LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-loehr/Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgShow Notes: Dan Jansen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_JansenDan Jansen Story on Episode 490 of the Tim Ferris Podcast - https://tim.blog/2020/12/28/jim-loehr-2/Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_ManciniNeuroscience - https://bit.ly/3ImvXfaEpigenetics - https://bit.ly/3imRPfNNick Bollittieri Tennis Academy - https://www.imgacademy.com/people/nick-bollettieriAndre Agassi - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_AgassiJim Courier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_CourierMonica Seles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_SelesDavid Wheaton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_WheatonMatador - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BullfighterErwin Valencia Podcast Episode - https://benryan.co.uk/podcast/episode-4-erwin-valencia/Jay Shetty Podcast - https://jayshetty.me/podcast/Jay Shetty Book - https://amzn.to/3Ipqap3James Pennebaker - https://www.changecompanies.net/blog/james-pennebaker-expressive-writing/ Joe De Sena Podcast Episode - https://benryan.co.uk/podcast/episode-17-joe-de-sena/Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle Is The Way Book - https://amzn.to/3ws1YQwViktor Frankl - Man's Search For Learning Book - https://amzn.to/3qrH8wPAndy Murray Resurfacing Documentary - https://amzn.to/37Fxa4qMatt Little Podcast Episode - https://benryan.co.uk/podcast/episode-5-matt-little/Matt Little - Way of the Tortoise Book - https://amzn.to/350nRLwThe White Helmets Documentary - https://www.netflix.com/search?q=The%20White%20Helmets&jbv=80101827Orlando von Einsiedal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_von_EinsiedelVirunga Documentary - https://www.netflix.com/search?q=Virunga&jbv=80009431Mark Twain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_TwainListen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast:Ben's Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQAmazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnOTuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsmSocial:Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSitFollow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7oFollow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8FtvRead about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck
In Episode 107, Barbara Feinman Todd (author of Pretend I'm Not Here) takes me behind the scenes of ghostwriting after a career of writing for many top names in Washington, DC. Barbara is wonderfully candid and we have a fascinating discussion all about the nuts and bolts of ghostwriting, and the emotional and personal side of the business. This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights How Barbara's ghostwriting career began Nothing is typical when it comes to ghostwriting including the services offered The reasons people might need a ghostwriter The surprising distinction between author and writer. We discuss confidentiality agreements and the vetting process How ghostwriters get paid Who has veto power and control of the information The allure of the job and protecting your own legacy The struggle with the moralities and ethics of ghostwriting How Barbara handled balancing the work with the intimate access to other people's lives Figuring out the perspective and angle for writing about the subject A surprising person who requested her ghostwriting services What Barbara is currently working on (it's fiction!) Her ongoing nonfiction project that started with a diary from 1872 Barbara's Book Recommendations [29:43] Two OLD Books She Loves Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon | Amazon | Bookshop.org [30:00] Bleaker House by Nell Stevens | Amazon | Bookshop.org [32:07] Two NEW Books She Loves The Latinist by Mark Prins | Amazon | Bookshop.org [35:20] Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers | Amazon | Bookshop.org [38:02] One Book She DIDN'T LOVE Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump with Tony Schwartz | Amazon| Bookshop.org [40:30] One NEW RELEASE She's Excited About Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (April 5, 2022) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [45:50] Last 5-Star Book Barbara Read Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty | Amazon | Bookshop.org [48:41] Other Books Mentioned It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton [01:08] Veil by Bob Woodward [01:11] Loyalties by Carl Berstein [01:13] A Good Life by Ben Bradlee [01:15] Open by Andre Agassi [19:17] A Woman's Place by Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky with Barbara Feinman [18:41] Open Book by Jessica Simpson [25:07] Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty [28:14] Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens (July 19, 2022) [34:57] The Secret History by Donna Tartt [36:20] Possession by A. S. Byatt [36:25] The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel [46:04] Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [46:07] Other Links Slate | Ghost in the Machine: A Washington Ghostwriter Gets Caught in the Clinton Scandal Complex The Washington Post | Mrs. Clinton's Book: A Ghost Story? The Flap Over Who Write Village The New Yorker | Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All About Barbara Twitter Barbara Feinman Todd is the author of the 2017 memoir Pretend I'm Not Here. She taught journalism at Georgetown University for 25 years, where she was the founding Journalism Director and is currently professor emerita. Cofounder of the Pearl Project, she coauthored the e-book The Truth Left Behind: Inside the Kidnapping and Murder of Daniel Pearl. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Glamour, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Newsweek, and on NPR.
In this week's podcast, we learn from a turning point in the great career of tennis legend Andre Agassi. We see how this connects to the sacrificial ceremony and that we have many opportunities in our lives today to practice these lessons about how to spur positive change.
Welcome to Episode 8 of the "Givin Them The Business" Podcast Powered by Add Ventures Music Topic: Is It Important to "Do What You Love"? On this episode of "Givin Them The Business" Podcast, with your host Chris Gotti Lorenzo, the VP of Murder Inc. and Co-host Legendary Latin Don Dinero sits down in the Cuban Connection Studio; to talk about doing business and being happy doing what they love. Many times, people who wake in the morning upset with having to go to work. Dreading to go to this job that is just not satisfying. Chris Gotti and Don Dinero talk about being able to go to work doing what they loved. (00:40s) Chris Gotti and Don Dinero discuss business and the importance of doing what you love. Chris Gotti explains how his father went to work every day, to support his family. His dad was a provider he didn't do what he loved. Or did he? (01:35s) Chris Gotti mentions Andre Agassi (03:27s) and Klay Thompson's passion for basketball kept him working to be able to get back to his love of Basketball. Don Dinero explains his passion for sports and how he encouraged his kids to do sports and not music (07:50s). They discuss how doing your passion is more fulfilling starting his construction business to transitioning to music. Building a label with his brother Irv Gotti we now call Murder Inc. Home of Ja Rule and Ashanti who are still filling the seats in stadiums now (10:00s). Where to find us.... https://linktr.ee//givinthembusiness Hosts @chrisgotti187 @dinero717 Production Team @blackcoin.ent @shotbyishan @shotbymy9 @kingdomcomemedia @dilutedeyz Marketing @dexdiamond @officaljayelmore @kingblenn --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/givinthemthebusiness-podcast/support
What a great conversation with Pat Gehant, competitive tennis player, grandmother, recently retired so she can now focus on her other passion projects. Join us to hear the conversation and learn about her:· Many talents including photography.· Journey out of the box was so important.· Career Principles: know yourself, learn new things, work collaboratively and future oriented focus on new opportunity.· Career as an IT Director without any certifications!· Gifts as a visionary, collaborator and networker.· Career decision based on her 4-year old daughter's concerns.· Message: ‘I close the time and place for my shift to continue a passion focused life on my terms'.· Challenge to let go and actually retire to shift to other life passions. Pat offers such vulnerable insight into her passion led career journey and what she has learned along the way. Reclaim your sovereignty over your career with knowledge, creativity and leave the fear of failure at the door. Golden rule of passion driven career- work hard in the current job with an eye towards the future and find the doors and open them. BTW she only applied for 2 jobs in her entire career…..everything else was networking, showcasing her skills and being tapped. The conversation is important, as so many shifts in the workforce, jobs and roles and responsibilities are evolving which is creating new jobs needing new skills. Do you have a chance to create your next role? Recommendations from Pat:· Creative Confidence, Unleashing the creative potential within us, Tom, and David Kelly. We are taught in school to follow the syllabus and chase the grade. When we enter the workplace many times, we are stuck. “Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." Tom and David Kelly, two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative.” This book will allow you to understand your creative side and that if you want more success you will have to shrug off more failure. An energizing read at any stage of your career. #1 Know yourself· Open, The Andre Agassi story, Autobiography. From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. This is a story that will captivate both tennis players as well as anyone interested in learning how one can overcome failure on such a public forum and become a beloved and humble citizen of the world. #1 Know yourself· A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy...Book by Sonia Purnell. In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. Why read this? Because this book reads like the best of Daniel Silva, John Le Carre, and other, only this is real…all of it! #3 – Work Collaboratively (I know a stretch, but an amazing women we never learned about in school. What a story!)· Unstoppable" Siggi B. Wilzig's Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend" by Joshia M. Greene. Unstoppable is the ultimate immigrant story and an epic David-and-Goliath adventure. While American teens were socializing in ice cream parlors, Siggi was suffering beatings by Nazi hoodlums for being a Jew and was soon deported along with his family to the darkest place the world has ever known: Auschwitz. The story of his perseverance and commitment to faith, family and country is a reminder of the good and the evil that can result from our lack of understanding. #4 – Future Oriented with focus on the new opportunities· Tournament de Pizza, (Formerly Tour de Pizza) at the Racquet Club of St. Pete that has a menu comprised of specialty 'zas, subs, salads and more with a full liquor bar with 3Daughters on tap., It is the home of the famous pizza diet and Kahwa Coffee! The restaurant is also known for owner Matt McClellan's belief that pizza is healthy food. It's the home of the "30-day pizza diet". Matt is an award-winning body builder who believes tennis is the best cardio workout to a full and healthy lifestyle. So, Matt is not just pizza, Tournament de Pizza is a lifestyle. Located at the Racquet Club of St. Petersburg 170 47th Avenue NE Saint Petersburg, FL 33703 727-898-5555 And tell Matt you heard about it on Shifting Inside Out Podcast! Listen here https://angiemccourt.transistor.fm/episodes
Brian Vahaly is Chief Executive Officer, YouFit Gyms, the nationwide chain of affordable, personalized fitness clubs. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his more than 10 years in the fitness industry as a successful private equity executive and former professional tennis player. Prior to YouFit, Vahaly was CFO for the boutique fitness group [solidcore], where he grew the business from ten studios to eighty in just over two years. He served as COO for venture capital firms, Venturehouse Group and NextGen Venture Partners, and began his finance career with McLean Capital, a private equity fund. A lifelong athlete, Vahaly was an internationally ranked professional tennis player, retiring in 2007, with wins over several top ten ranked players such as French Open champions Michael Chang and Juan Carlos Ferrero. He is currently the only gay player in history to ever come out on the ATP tour and serves on the board of directors for the United States Tennis Association. He earned his BS degree in Finance and Business Management from the University of Virginia, where he was a three-time All-American. Vahaly lives with his husband and two children in the Washington D.C. area. In this episode, we dive into: - Brian's love for tennis, and how he managed school and tennis at the same time - Brian talks about how he handled failure as a player, and how he handles it now as a CEO - Brian discusses how playing in the Australian Open against Andre Agassi - the pressure - actually prepared him to take on business roles in uncertain and high-pressure environments - Why sleep is a great remedy to shaking off failures - How to focus in distracting environments and why Brian turns his phone away from time-to-time - Brian talks about being the only gay player in the history of the ATP tour, and the work that he is doing today in his business and with the US Tennis Association - How Brian manages his team, especially in the health and wellness space during the pandemic - Why it's important to surround yourself with great people - a recipe for success in Tennis and as a CEO
Amanda and Wade lace up their tennis shoes to run down the 2017 dual character study "Borg vs McEnroe." The two discuss everything from 80's hair to their personal sports histories. Amanda talks about how stress-inducing this movie was for her (in a good way) and Wade just can't stop bringing up Andre Agassi's autobiography "Open." Seriously. He can't stop talking about it. Listen in and enjoy! Credits: Don't Worry B Movies https://www.instagram.com/dontworrybmovies/ Logo – J'onn Capezzuto https://www.creativecap.net/ Intro and Outro Music – Andrew Wolfe of Darling Overdrive https://www.instagram.com/darlingoverdrive/?hl=en Additional Music: "Action Drums" by www.scottholmesmusic.com "80's Music 3" by www.dargolan-free.com/time-machine-music "Thunderstorm (Pon VIII)" by www.kai-engel.com (Wade also forgets the tennis score 30 right at the end. Oops.)
On a rare four-mic episode, longtime friend of the show Anoop Pillarisetti lays out his Crescent City essentials before recounting his own recent ride on the Wheel of Inspirational Constraint: a chewable-food-free week of Soylent. Also covered: Andre Agassi's stylistic legacy, hazardous pistachios, Soylent Stockholm syndrome, the Vegas blip, Dave's new favorite ice cream, considering being a keto bro, becoming desensitized to the delicious, Chris's Chinese restaurant dream, the happiest person Dave knows, deli provolone, and the coldest beer in the world. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Noelle Cornelio and Anoop Pillarisetti Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
March 30-April 5, 2002 This week Ken welcomes writer and host of the new Seventeen podcast Laura Leigh Abby to the show. Ken and Laura discuss The Hudson Valley, growing up just outside of a major city, Manhattan, before the CW Revolution, the weird early '00s gross out teen sexy comedy film cycle, Reality TV, growing out of the Real World, Celine Dion, how Las Vegas isn't a family place, The Got Milk ads, Hanson, posters on your wall, Andre Agassi, the grossness of the Olson Twins "countdown", how former child stars with money always become "fashion designers", low rise and beige, the awful fashion and design of the early '00s, when Ken was too cool for Varsity Blues, The Program, how horribly embarrassing being a teenager is, carrying cards with numbers, awful catch phrases, The Weakest Link, The Osbournes, Jack Osbourne, Paris HIlton, sex tapes, The World's Greatest Tortellini, Ken eating whole pies, The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston, That '70s Show, the UK version of That '70s Show, 9/11 movies, ripped from the headlines, Patriot's Day, Ken's beef with Marky Mark, Robinhood Men in Tights, Felicity, Emerson College, The Combat Zone, The W Hotel, wanting to hate somebody who is nice, The Office, Behind the Music, Family Feud, made up surveys, Kens stealing beer and selling it back to kids scam, Ken's detailed recount of Daisy Fuentes' current life, Six Feet Under, Tom Arnold, and revisiting suppressed memories.
From Hot Lavas to Mac Attacks, Andrew – who runs the @sneakerpreservationsociety Instagram page – has a serious passion for vintage sneakers and particularly the “eternal silhouettes.” On the latest episode of SneakerDads, Andrew talks about sourcing hard-to-find pairs, the desire to complete sets, Andre Agassi and the Challenge Court line, and where Air Jordans fit into his collection. He also shares his opinions on restoration and storage, discusses the community of vintage collectors, and tells us what he'd like to see retro, as well as much more. Host: Jon Ratner @headzaintredee email@example.com SneakerDads.com Beats: Chili Banks
This is Part 2 of my Four-Part Miniseries on how to PLAN, WRITE, EDIT, and PUBLISH your creative work.My co-host for the series is Greg Larson. Greg has written and edited more than 80 books.In Part 1 we reviewed how to PLAN your book.Today we're going to review how to WRITE your book.Episode TranscriptBen Guest:Hi everyone, this is Ben Guest and welcome to part two of my four part mini-series on how to plan, write, edit, and publish your book. My co-host for this mini series is Greg Larson. Greg wrote a fantastic memoir called Clubbie. He's ghost written and edited over 80 books. In this episode, we talk the writing process and start with how writing is similar to standup comedy.Greg Larson:There's nothing more brutal than in the moment feedback of a standup comedy audience. That's a really great gift, because as an author, we don't have that. We're just inside our own head. I think that's why a lot of writing can turn masturbatory, where you're not thinking about what's the audience want? What's going to keep them reading the next sentence? As a standup comic, that's right there in your face, in a very painful way. It's an immediate stimulus response condition.Ben Guest:You know if it's working, immediately?Greg Larson:Yes. With writing, you don't really know, you just have to... I don't know what... You have to trust it. At least in the first draft.Ben Guest:I do this thing, sometimes. If I can, where if I'm in the same physical space with a good friend, family member, a trusted reader, I'll print out a chapter, a section, a scene. And I'll say, "Can you read this and give me feedback?" My parents were in town the other day. I did this with my dad and he said, "Sure." It's just maybe four pages. He said, "Sure." He left to go to the dining room table, sit there, and mark it up. And I said, "No. Can you sit right here and read it?" I kind of want to watch you in my periphery while you read it. It's as close as you can come to something like film making, when you watch it with an audience or stand up in front of a crowd, where you can just tell from the body language, "This is working. This is not working".Greg Larson:Yeah. What was his response?Ben Guest:His response to that was just like, "Okay", at this point with enough creative projects, he's like, "I'm not going to question the process." It was fine. It's better with my mom because my mom will kind of make... She'll laugh or she'll smile or she'll frown and I can see, "Okay, wait. What sentence are you on? Why did you frown right there?" You don't really get to do that as a writer. If you do, you can't do it too often because people just get sick of you.Greg Larson:Yeah. I mean, you could be the best writer in the world and with that kind of microscope on your reading process, it eventually becomes like, "Whoa, there's a lot of pressure to read".Ben Guest:Right. Also, I think you touched on something earlier, which is... So I used to be a high school, English teacher. I used to tell people, "Standup", I never did stand up, "But standup and teaching are similar in that you know right away if it's working. That you can't fake laughter and you can't fake an engaged group of students." There is that component. There's also the component when we write of... sometimes we want the reader to have to figure some stuff out. Sometimes we don't want there necessarily to be clarity. That goes back to your point of your compatriot, who's writing something and then sort of explaining exactly what that piece of dialogue meant. Whereas if we're really doing our job, we should be laying the bricks down where the audience can make the next step.Greg Larson:Yeah. There are times where you do need to interject. That's a hard one, man. I don't know... I don't know how you know... It's a gut feeling thing, I think. How many times do I interject and tell them what the meaning is and how do I do it? I know what I do is in the first draft I will over explain so that I can shave back from there. I know that I do that, but to know where and when to shave, is a gut thing.Ben Guest:Yeah. It's so hard. I think, in general, my measuring ratio is nine times out of 10... you don't need to explain it. One time out of 10, you need to. It's tough to know.Greg Larson:Yeah. I like that though. That sounds right to-Ben Guest:It's so easy to over explain. That's the number one thing, when I go back and edit my own work, the first thing that goes is like, "Why are you explaining what this means for show, don't tell"?Greg Larson:One of my old professors, John McManus, he had this rule that he would tell us. He'd say, "With the scene direction specifically", he's like, "Only leave it in there if it does two jobs. If the one job is to be a visual stimulation of some kind, and that's it, then delete it. But if the job is to be okay, show us a visual, but that visual also tells us something about the character. "Oh", he said, as he crossed his shoes, which were mismatched. It's like, "Okay, that says something about that character. That they're a little bit haphazard. They're not thinking things through, that kind of thing." That is a rule that I try to keep in my mind.Ben Guest:I love that. I think that leads us right into where I want to go next, which is... So you shared three different versions... three different drafts of just a couple paragraphs from Clubbie. I kind of marked it up. I have a couple thoughts that I kind of want to dive into which is... What I'll do actually, is I'll read part of each version because this is a little bit different, not different, bad or different, good, but just different than the process that we're describing. What I'm seeing here is the first version is just very much the skeleton, the bare bones, the framework. I'm doing this. I need to do this, this and this. Then the second version is really adding lots of description and detail. Then the third version is pairing it back just a little bit. Adding just the correct dialogue. Adding some humor and kind of turning that literary dial just a little bit. Does that make sense?Greg Larson:I think that's exactly right.Ben Guest:Let me read one paragraph from each of the three versions. This is just to kind of set the scene. This is when you're first getting to Aberdeen, is that correct?Greg Larson:Yep. That's right. I'm basically, I'm walking into the equipment closet with my new boss. I am being shown a world that is going to be my new home for the next two years. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into.Ben Guest:Right. Of course, you're now showing us, the reader, this new world. You want to convey, "I have no idea what I'm getting into." Going back to show, don't tell... The last thing in the world you want to do is say, "I have no idea what I'm getting into." You want to convey that feeling just through this scene?Greg Larson:Yep. That it's exactly right.Ben Guest:So version one…Jason throws the Aberdeen hat on your head. Just one of the caps left over from the year before. Blue, BP cap with cursive, A. Nice cap. Stretch fit. Okay, that's version one. Then version two of that exact same scene. He pulled out a blue stretch, fit cap with orange trim on the bill and an orange cursive capital A, for Aberdeen, on the crown, rather than the IronBird's logo. He slapped it onto my head so that the bill was halfway over my eyes and I could only see his feet. I left it like that.Okay. Right there, I think it's already miles ahead of version one, right?Greg Larson:Yeah. Version one, I was just trying to get the idea... I wasn't even writing. I was just saying what was going to happen.Ben Guest:It's sort of somewhere between writing an outline... Is that fair?Greg Larson:A hundred percent.Ben Guest:Before we get to version three, when you're doing version one, just that sort of all half outline, half writing, how long does that take you? Or is it just head down? There are a bunch of typos and so forth. Is it just head down writing sprint? What does that look like for you?Greg Larson:For this book, that's what that looked like. It was 2000 words a day and I was just banging it out. If a piece of dialogue or a specific visual came to me, I would put it in. Literally, the first paragraph of the section I sent you said, "We need to know what you look like early on here so we can compare it to what you look like mid-season?" That's just a note to myself. I don't write like that anymore, usually. That is just me cranking s**t out as fast as I can to get to the stuff that's actually prose.Ben Guest:Why don't you write like that anymore?Greg Larson:It was fast. It's okay for a first draft to be sloppy, but it was so sloppy that some of the ghosts from the early skeleton would get stuck in the later versions. That problem is the reason why I'm writing my new book, by hand. I can't just bang that s**t out. Every choice is more costly... physiologically.Ben Guest:That's so interesting. You're writing the new novel, by hand... Is that translating into a more finished piece of prose in the rough draft?Greg Larson:Yeah. I'm writing prose two pages a day. It might be 500 words a day. I don't know. This is the most recently filled notebook for my current novel that I'm writing. This is all prose. This is all prose. I know that I can go into the back final pages... On the last page I have a header that says, "Notes." This is just where I have ideas for things. What does Dana in my summer look like? Use my ex-girlfriend's relationship as a model. First, new and real love, so it feels permanent. Those kinds of notes. That's not prose. Those are just notes to myself. Before, I would've put them all together like I did with Clubbie. Here, they're sectioned off to the back so that I can refer back to it and say, "Oh yeah, I still have that here. I'm going to use it as a reference point for writing the actual prose".Ben Guest:Yeah. That a hundred percent makes sense. Like you said, now, the price to write those sentences is a little bit more just by virtue of doing in it with pen to paper. Now, are you noticing your thinking is changing as you're writing the sentences? You're thinking in more complete sentences?Greg Larson:Interesting. I think so. I find it's definitely the cleanest first draft I've ever written. It's still sloppy enough. The sloppiness is in the organization and the structure, as opposed to sentences and the structure and the organization. What I find is that I am sitting with the notepad open more often, looking around and thinking before writing and then going into a flow. Whereas before it was just 2000 words, let's crank this s**t out. Then, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. It's definitely sharpened things. I don't know for sure. I never go back and read. If I go back and read, it's dead. Any book that I go back and read in the middle of it dies.Ben Guest:Interesting. You don't go back and read a few pages before you start writing the next step?Greg Larson:Absolutely. After as many people as I've coached for book writing and all that stuff, that is the easiest and most surefire book killer that most people make. I don't care if they're professionals. I don't care who you are. That's the best way to kill your book.Ben Guest:Tell us why?Greg Larson:Because you go back and you're faced to face with the fact that you don't know what you're doing. The whole point of a first draft is to not know what the next step is. You're not going to know what the next step is until you finish the first draft. If you go back too early, you're going to see how much you suck. Even if it's fantastic writing, you're going to get in your head about it. You're going to get stuck trying to perfect chapter one instead of actually writing chapter two, and going forward. There's just too many pitfalls, man. I see people fall into it all the time.Ben Guest:Another pitfall, I think, is so when it comes to creative projects, it's been my experience and I've done film, I've done writing projects... It's my experience that... I may have mentioned this. There are two types of people, those who talk about their project, those who finish their project. Those who finish is a much smaller number than those who talk about it. Where people can get caught up... This ties into what you're saying, is doing work around the creative project, but not doing the actual work. If I go back and I start with chapter two, before I start reading chapter four... I read all of chapter two and I start fixing stuff. I can sort of tell myself, "Okay, I'm working on my book today." But I ain't really working on my book today-Greg Larson:That's exactly it. With the novel project I was doing that exact same thing. I was like, "I need to learn the perfect three act structure before I can start writing this book. I need to read Joseph Campbell. I need to read McKee and I need to go through all these different craft things before I can write this." I was researching and I was studying, but it wasn't me putting pen to paper.Ben Guest:Lately, I've been on a Twitter kick in terms of trying to increase the number of followers and post more helpful content. What I've been doing is, is doing threads. Threads about self-publishing. Threads about podcasting. Threads about meditation. Maybe, two or three threads, a week. It's fun. There's sort of a video game aspect of leveling up whether it's marketing or your followers or your engagements and so forth. I'll always save it for the afternoon. I think you told me this, you do all your promo stuff in the afternoon because it's not the work. It's around the work, but it's not the work. It's really easy to get sucked into that stuff, because it doesn't require you at your peak creative powers, which for me is first thing in the morning.Greg Larson:Same. To the point where, since we talked the first time, I've done zero. I'm just completely focused on this novel.Ben Guest:I think with most creative projects, but especially with writing, it's this weird thing of... It's important, I think, that we go out and live in the world and experience the world. We're going to take that experience... We talked about your book last time... the book you're writing now and that sort of stems from a very intense experience with you and your ex-girlfriend or the person you were seeing. We have to go out and live in the world... the sort of build up some experiences that we can then isolate and be it our solitude of process and write. It's this weird thing of, I think if we... if we stay in our room too much, that can be... and that can be just as seductive as social media. To stay and just write and refine and write and refine. But we have to go out and experience the world because that's going to be the basis of the next project.Greg Larson:Totally agree, dude. Some author said that he's either writing or doing something worth writing about. I get what he is getting at.Ben Guest:Yeah. I do something a little bit different than what you were saying as far as never going back and checking. Usually, what I do... So the big project I'm working on, right now, is co-writing a retired NBA, player's autobiography. It's been a great process, so far. He played 15 years in the league and won three championships with the Bulls, in the nineties. He is not a household name. The book is really about the trauma of a terribly abusive childhood and overcoming that. I think a book you're probably familiar with, David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me. It's sort of in the vain of that.Ben Guest:What I do, before I start writing, I might go back and there's a couple different books. There's the Goggins book. There's Open, by Andre Agassi which is for most people's money, the best sports memoir that's been written. Maybe, one or two other things that are around the voice and around the style of what we're trying to do. I'll do that. Then, I'll go back to the previous chapter... the previous few pages, just to get myself back in that flow, that voice before I start writing the new thing. Does that make sense?Greg Larson:It does. Like you're preparing yourself for the new day of writing?Ben Guest:Yes. Yeah.Greg Larson:Interesting. But you don't actually go back and edit.Ben Guest:It sounds kind of like what you're doing is... Each morning I'm getting up and I'm jumping in the deep end of the pool. I'm kind of wading in, from the shallow end, to reacquaint myself to the authorial voice so that it's consistent.Greg Larson:That makes a lot of sense. I've actually been thinking about that lately. How much the specific day influences the content that I'm writing. I'm like, "Wow, if I had written the same scene a different day, would it be different just because I'm coming to it with whatever random energy I'm bringing to that day of the desk?" I'm curious to see without that sort of consistency, how inconsistent the tone is and whether or not that's interesting or confusing for the reader. That first reader's going to be me, inevitably.Ben Guest:Right. The other thing I have to be really careful about is what I'm reading. You can almost unconsciously start to imitate that style.Greg Larson:Right now, I'm reading some Nietzsche. I think that's far enough for me that I think it won't influence anything.Ben Guest:I love it. Little, Nietzsche. Little, Danielle Steel.Greg Larson:Right.Ben Guest:The other thing is... because you're writing by hand... Are you working on any other writing projects?Greg Larson:No, I'm doing some book coaching, but that's just emotional coaching.Ben Guest:Right. I imagine given that you're not trying to write in someone else's voice. That you're writing every day. You probably are being consistent in terms of tone and voice.Greg Larson:That's true. I'm pretty deep into my own... into my own voice, right now. More than I have been in a long time, I'd say. Maybe ever, but definitely in a long time.Ben Guest:Okay. Let's go back to these three versions. I read version two. I'm going to read version two again, before I read the final version. For the listeners, as much as possible, try to pay attention so that you can see how just a few things have changed between version two and the final version, but how it makes all the difference. Okay. This is version two.He pulled out a blue stretch, fit cap with orange trim on the bill and an orange cursive capital A, for Aberdeen, on the crown, rather than the IronBird's logo. He slapped it onto my head so that the bill was halfway over my eyes and I could only see his feet. I left it like that.Again, what we're talking about at the top is trying to let dialogue do some of the lifting. The whole point is to communicate a feeling to the reader.Ben Guest:Here's the final version, keeping that in mind. Final version.He pulled out a blue stretch, fit cap with orange trim on the bill and an orange cursive capital A, for Aberdeen on the crown... on the crown. He slapped it onto my head, the bill sagged halfway over my eyes and I could see only his feet. "There", he said, "Now you look like a clubbie."Okay. That it's the difference. I forget who said it... Mark Twain, maybe. The difference between the lightning bug and lightning, right? It's almost the same paragraph. Just a few slight changes in that bit of dialogue at the end. "There", he said, "Now you look like a Clubbie." That conveys so much feeling.Greg Larson:Yeah. It's the initiation process. That's the period at the end of the sentence of, here's the new world. Here's where you'll be sleeping. Here's the toothbrushes. Here's the equipment. Now you're in the s**t and you have no way out. I'm glad that you gave me the assignment because I went back through and there's this sentence... It's a super long, run-on sentence. He pulled out a blue stretch, fit cap with orange trim on the bill and an orange cursive capital A, for Aberdeen, on the crown, rather than the IronBirds logo. That has the right information but I was like, "That's just way too much in your mouth. That's way too much to read." I just chunked it together. When we think about sentence construction, he pulled out a blue stretch fit cap that... Well, here's the final version you read. He pulled out a blue stretch, fit cap with orange trim on the bill and an orange... Comma, helps to break up the sentence, but it's a necessary comma. Cursive capital A, for Aberdeen on the crown. Period. He slapped it onto in my head.Greg Larson:It's... instead of one long run-on sentence, it's a pretty long sentence followed by a really quick, he slapped it onto my head, which sort of prepares us for the ending... the ending quickness, as well. There's a parallel quickness, I think.Ben Guest:A hundred percent. Just the taking out, rather the IronBird's logo...Greg Larson:Yes, which is grammatically confusing.Ben Guest:Right. Grammatically confusing. Doesn't add anything because you've already described the hat. Just that little change, as an English teacher, was always clarity in all things. That's why you want to write, well... clarity. Writing prose, you don't necessarily want clarity at all times. James Joyce is legendary for not having clarity. The sentence works so much better just with that little edit.Greg Larson:Yeah, I think so. I never had any idea that that's what I did.Ben Guest:The dialogue... just that one line of dialogue varies said, "Now you look like a clubbie." It's the counterpoint to, the hat may be the wrong size. It's not properly balanced on your head. It's this new world. It's the counterpoint to, "You may look like a clubbie, but what the f**k is going on?" Adding that piece of dialogue? What do you remember about doing that?Greg Larson:The thing with nonfiction, I'm never inventing things. That conversation is in there, in my memory. I was tweaking little pieces of dialogue to make it... If I write exactly how people talk, it's just garbled up. In my memory, there's just this fragment of him saying that I look like a clubbie after you slap the cap onto my head. I didn't even think about it as being significant. I just threw it in there because it's something that I remembered. Putting it at the end seemed right at the time. It was one of those instinct choices where I was thinking, "I didn't know all of this stuff that we just talked about. I didn't know what it symbolized or anything like that. It just felt right." That's so much of what I did. Even in the later drafts of this book and probably in the later drafts of every book, it's just following that gut instinct.Ben Guest:Yeah. I think one of the key techniques to conveying a feeling... to conveying an emotion is juxtaposition, right? Is that counterpoint. A lot of times when it comes to literary nonfiction, to memoir, I think, one, it's so helpful that if you have a journal you can refer to or you mentioned having videos and photos... All that stuff is so helpful. Then the job, once you get the scenes out, is rearranging one scene to juxtapose with the next scene. Or a piece of dialogue to juxtapose with what's happening. Or a lot of times what I'll find myself doing is going back and figuring out, "Okay, this was June of 2015. What were the pop songs? Is there a snippet of this song that I was listening to at the time or that was popular at the time, that can be a nice counterpoint to what's happening in the scene?" Just like in film, the sort of the core skill of filmmaking is the edit where you're literally juxtaposing one image to the next. I think that's a great technique that you used a good effect here of, juxtaposing what's happening with... a line of dialogue.Greg Larson:Yeah. I had never even thought about it that concretely, but you're right. I was trying to... especially in this book, I might have even gone too far with that as far as... Yeah, the juxtaposition between what I expected that world to be like and what it was actually like, it got to the point where it might have been a little bit too melancholy because the what I expected to be like was this beautiful, pristine world of baseball and then was something much seedier than that. I think I went too far with that.Ben Guest:Why do you think you went too far?Greg Larson:Some of it is from reader feedback. More than anything, when I go back and read it, I'm like, "Okay, I get what I was trying to do." I was trying to be too consistent as in, I was trying to not get off of message. I was like, "Okay, the message is disillusionment. If I want to get the message of disillusionment across, I need to constantly have that juxtaposition between what I dreamt of as a kid and what I actually got as an adult." I just did it way too much. I don't think that's honest to what life is like. It's too much gray to be that one dimensional.Ben Guest:I think that's such a great point. I remember my favorite high school English teacher. After I became a teacher, I went back and took him out to dinner and we just talked teaching. He said something to the effect of, "After about five years, you're going to look up and be like, 'Holy s**t, there are kids out there.' For the first five years of teaching, you're just so locked into what? What I'm doing? What I'm saying? What's on the board?" Right? It was great because he broke it down. He was like, "Then five years after that, you're going to do this. Then five years after that, you're going to do this. You're just sort of breaking down in five year stages. The progress you make as a teacher." I think, when we're relatively early on our writing journey... and you kind of referenced some of the storytelling, gurus and books, we become so focused on linear progress of characters. If we're writing memoir, usually the main character is ourselves.Ben Guest:There needs to be kind of a clear A to B, B to C, C to D character arc. Of course, real life is really f*****g messy. People act in contradictory ways all the time. They progress and they regress and so on and so forth. It's not really true to life, to have one sort of tone to your character arc. We should celebrate the messiness. A good storyteller, a good writer can make that whole messiness cohere.Greg Larson:Dude. Totally agree. To make that messiness coherent, in some way, is hard because there has to be a reason. When my book, that I'm writing right now, I'm like, "Oh, this character is the bad guy", therefore... What? I can't empathize them with at any point? This mother character, this kind of the bad guy. My goal is to make her as empathetic as possible. I want the reader to identify with her maybe more than they identify with the protagonist. It's really f*****g hard. I don't know if there's a formula for it, but I'm just trying my best.Ben Guest:When it comes to protagonist and antagonist, I think, the best stories are when you're almost equally invested and rooting for both characters.Greg Larson:Yeah. I mean, it sounds cheesy, but Thanos and the Avengers, I mean, you look at him, you're like, "Yeah, he makes some good points. I kind of like him".Ben Guest:The fourth Avengers was Endgame... So the third one, Infinity War. He's... and I remember reading an interview with the... with the writers, Markus and Mcfeely. They're saying at a certain point, as we're breaking the story, we realize Thanos is the protagonist of Infinity War. The Avengers are the agonists. They're trying to stop this character who has an active goal.Greg Larson:That makes sense.Ben Guest:Trying to think of another example. The movie, Heat, with Al Pacino and Robert de Niro. Both characters are fully fleshed out to the extent that even though they're on a collision course, when you're with Al Pacino's character, you want him to win and Robert de Niro's character, you want him to win. Then of course, ultimately, they're going to collide. Another great one is Hans Gruber, in Die Hard. That's another example of... He's the protagonist. He's the one actively pursuing a goal. Bruce Willis is mucking things up. Bruce Willis is the antagonist of that movie, although he is the hero, of course.Greg Larson:Yeah. With the actual writing of the first draft, it's weightlifting. It's just showing up, putting in the reps and just pounding something out. I don't care if it's really smooth or it's what I do with the skeleton first drafts. That can be done by anyone who can hit a keyboard or who can write. A finished book is better than 99.9% of every book that's ever been conceived, right? That can be done by anyone. But editing... I don't know, man, it's a certain alchemy to it and I have no idea. We're going to shift into the editing part of the process. I have no idea if I'm going to have any sort of insightful wisdom to share with you, but I am here for it.Ben Guest:Well, let's just talk process. One of my favorite quotes is... I think it was Picasso, who said, "When critics get together, they talk meaning, when painters get together, they talk brushes".Ben Guest:That's the end of part two. Next week is editing. If you found this helpful, please subscribe to my Substack. Totally free, weekly podcasts and newsletter posts with content just like this one. It's at benbo.substack.com. B-E-N-B-O.substack.com. Benbo is my family nickname. Benbo.substack.com. Thank you, so much. Have a great day. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit benbo.substack.com
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