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The Parrsitivity Podcast
The Parrsitivity Podcast

Episode 31 · 1 year ago

The Parrsitivity Podcast #Episode 71 Dustin Lee

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In today's Podcast I'm with Dustin Lee, Dustin is a YouTuber, bmx rider and video editor for Gary Vaynerchuck at Vaynermedia! In today's episode we talk about passion, doing what you love, process, importance of trying things and much more! Instagram: @DustinnotJustin YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwt7TReRTBSVMKkEY_KcHGQ tea with garyvee: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfA33-E9P7FBahSYlSAjOMGsuRPLMWWEO --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-parrsitivity-podcast/message

Hither. My name is Adam Po and the podcast host posity to podcast. In this podcast, you will be listened to me connect with people from different walks of life, from the military to people in the music industry, to people in the self help industry and many other areas of life. In this podcast I'll be talking about topics from self help, mental health, motivation, spirituality, mindset, society, current affairs and much, much more. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe, share and let me know your feedback. And my main intention on this podcast is to have a positive impact for you, the lit the listener, to take something positive from it, to apply something positive into your life from this. Now with without further ado, let's go to podcast and enjoy. Hi and welcomes to polity, to podcast. On today's episode and with Dustin Lee. Dustin is a Youtuber BMX rider. I'm video editor for Gary Vana. Chuck I Beda Media He also assist Gary in the show tea with Gary v. In today's podcast we talked about loving, the process, passion, happiness, doing what you love and much, much more. I'm really grateful to have this us in on the podcast. We really really touch based on some d topics and I think that you can really take something from the things that we were talking about and applied to your life. Now sit back, relax and enjoy this podcast working, just recording. Yes, hi, Justin, Dustin. Must not just XA's should starting off all great. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I funk. You Does Sim for coming on the podcast. Really appreciate it. My pleasure. But yeah, I was just wot us, like kind of how did you get into like BMX, and what we inspired you to get into to be a Mexican. So also, you got some really great videos on your socials. Thank you. Welcome. So I'm thirty five, just to lay that context, but I've been, I'm writing BMX since I was fourteen. It was like yeah, like around one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine or something like that. Yeah, yeah, just been writing ever since then. I'm like one of my best friends from high school. I saw him, like him doing it first, and then I just kind of like join and then brought me to my first dirt jump and jumped it. I didn't die, so I was like that felt great, like it just such an adrenaline Russian...

I just loved it. Ever since then it's just always trying to just learn more from it and like just kind of like, I guess, chasing that rush, just like just learning something new just felt cool to me and yeah, just been doing every since then. The also awesome, like I saw a lot some of the videos and I'm like dumb, like it is. It looks E it's a lot easier to watch it, but actually carry out and do it yourself, isn't it? But definite, Lyeah, definitely, like I see, I still love being at like going around on skateboards and bikes. You know that when I was younger. But yeah, it's I suppose it's pushing out your comfort zone, isn't it? You're constantly seeking not next, that next thing to push you for you too like grow, isn't it? Yeah, like I recently like just thought about how it's pretty much one of it's almost like, I guess, the way Gary sees entrepreneurship, but in like a physical way, like you just always trying to do new tricks and like it doesn't always work out. You fail a lot, you fall a lot and just went once you get that trick, like you just feels like a huge accomplishment. But then there's always something harder, like on the next level, to like try to aspire towards it's a lot of it. A lot of it is a mental game. In my opinion, you gotta really be like in it and be like like not want to quit. That's really been tough. Like that's a battle, like a mental battle. I face a lot, like even the other day, like I was riding and just trying something that I've done so many different times, like in the past, but just couldn't pull it and it just caught to a mean it, it sounds all like Rara and cheesy, but like towards like the end, I had to really decide, like should I just move on and give up or should I keep going? And it's just something that's always constantly going through my head. HMM. Yeah, cause I suppose, like you could spend a couple of hours trying to get that one that one shot, that one take, and if you've lied fallen over or smashed your arm or your head or whatever, like fifty times, you're aching and your like do I still want this shot right? Probably, yeah, I guess it gets I mean for me at least, when I fall, as long as I didn't get like terribly injured, then I'm happy, like I'm yeah, complaining. I'm just like thank God I didn't like break my face or my tear that. But Um, like if it's just a scratch and just like whatever, and then it's either if it's bad enough or I'm like yeah, Tomorrow's another day, or just keep going. Basically, yeah, it's likely, isn't it? Like you must see some like massive like impacts on people sometimes, like you probably seen over people BMX in or skateboard and see them fall over and think, you know, Geez, like that. I don't want to beat me. Yeah, I mean I've seen like really permanent injuries. Are Not like in person, but like yeah, yeah, there's there's been some pros that really gotten injured and like really like completely change their life, like they can't write anymore, which is terrible. But and but you can't, mean you can't. Also can't let that stuff discourage you. I mean, yeah, I try to be careful as I can because I'm obviously I don't want to get hurt. Yeah, but it's just something that does run to your mind. Like you just gotta be careful and not and realize you're not invincible and yeah, crazy things can happen. So, yeah, it's there's a lot of just little factors and things you gotta think about all the time.

Yeah, Mon stuckly, isn't a lot? It seven like driving, isn't it? Like you could driving a call and you could have an accident. So it's applies lots of different things in a life, for sure. I remember back in the day, remember Dave me on the playstation. I'm playing a little playstation game. Dave Mil yeah, I still slay. Yeah, yeah, but I like your new boy. saw on you instagram you got like a new bike. Yeah, yeah, I just yeah, I used to actually have that same bike like three years ago. Yeah, wanted to try something new world that for like two years and just wasn't it was just wasn't feeling it, at least like the size I didn't like. So then I just went back to the same model, but it was like an upgraded model of like what I wrote three or four years ago. Yeah, really like it. Also awesome on. So do you like, do you do it like every week, or do you just do it? Come out when you can't? Like I mean I recently just got back on because with the covid quarantine and stuff. I just wasn't trying to leave the house a lot. Yeah, and it just the weather wasn't right either. So it's just an excuse for me to kind of really put it off. But the new bike feels so much better. So, like I've I've been trying to go out more. I'm probably gonna go out after this. I wrote yesterday and then realist, but my muscles are like not where they used to be. So it's like that's real quick. Yeah, yeah, the suppose like the impact as well. I suppose you do, kind of like it's a cup. Probably a good form of Xaus is what, isn't it? Because you constantly lifting, jumping, moving. Yeah, like I also like so I train and might tie. Also, I don't feel the same muscles as when I do like BMX, like Oh wow, serious. It's so interesting. Like so many different muscles like hurt that like I never really, I guess, use another scenarios and yet when I do, might tie. I like other muscles hurt there. So it's just it is interesting. I mean I'm trying to figure out a way to like work out the right muscles now just because, like, since I only ride once a week pretty much. I just need to do something to like keep those physically active and like those areas. Yeah, it's it's not bolence, isn't it? botance? Know, allot different areas. Yeah, so like as well with work for Gary Bee. But did you have a lot think you'd ever work for for being a medium? garried on me must have been. I mean it was like a dream of mine. Yeah, so, like just to like lay a little bit of a backstory in two thousand and sixteen, when I first discovered Gary, after hearing him for a while, I decided to quit my job, the job I was I because I hated it. I was really like not happy. They're I decided to try to do those youtube thing. I did that for two years, thinking maybe in ten years I could work for Gary V. Like that was kind of like my goal, I guess you could say. Yeah, the opportunity came up two years after. I was like being a struggling Youtuber, which I still am. Nothing else, it's just yeah, I was like struggling a lot and then I saw the opportunity to apply for content Creator position from Gary. Got were ejected initially. Then they hit me up again. I guess I cause I was just like I'm there, like the lists like set. Yeah, their second level list of like let's try again. Went in for interview. gave me Andy He's our...

...director for team Gary. He gave me a homework assignment. I sent it in email the back never heard from him. That was probably like five months after I first applied. So then I figured, okay, I guess I missed that up and I just can't I'm not good enough. And then, just randomly he called me one day when I was out filming for my channel and he's like Hey, are you still interested in the job, and I was like yeah, it's like can you come in tomorrow? Like okay. So then, yeah, I just that was like eight months after I first applied and a month. So like the deal was that they would just since I had like no video background or anything like, not professionally, like I just did everything on my own kind of and learned on my own and just did like, I guess, amateur stuff. Never worked for anyone. And so then I think because of that, they've like gave me like a month trial period basically to see if I'm like good enough. I just that first month I just like put my head down, just worked as hard as I could. I was definitely nowhere as good as I am like now as far as like speed. Yeah, like Andy, like he like they liked my work and he was happy with these. So then he let they let me stay on for a it's called a resident position, so it's really it's like a not a full time employee. But yeah, did that. Did that for like, I think six months after that first month or seven months of like pretty much not being a full employee yet, and then after that got a full time high and just been there ever since. Yeah, it's been a process. It's only been two years since that, but it's like the longest two years of my life. Yeah, not like because just like a lot, like a lot of experiences in that two years. Yeah, two years felt like five years as far as all the information going into my head. Yeah, it's so, so inspiring them. You know, you like your story and how you know you applied and you know taken that take that leap, isn't it? Take that jump into the unknown and just giving it a shot, you know, and even like, you know the odds might seem against, who's going with what you desire. It isn't it and then not waiting on that process and time, that time period it got, and then going into it. You know why you said but you said you wasn't to experience in and doing that video, editing my professionally and just immersing yourself in it and just learning, isn't it? Yeah, I mean, like I won't lie out and say, like Oh, I was. I had like I wasn't positive the entire time. I there was a lot of times where like I really wanted to quit or just be like maybe this isn't happening, or maybe maybe I should just get a job again. And I didn't do that, not because I believed in myself, to be honest, like I did that because I was ashamed of like failing again, like Oh man, this didn't work out, like like I suck. I guess how I felt, and I was like fuck, like I don't want to get a job again, because then it's like everyone's like, I'll see, he couldn't do it, he sucks, like I was. I was very selfconscious about that, whereas now, like I wouldn't care, like I would just do it. I can, like I'm much better now as far as like not caring about like what people think or like. Yeah, please, people. M Not perfect, still like nowhere near like Gary V's level, but but yeah, like I'm trying all the time just to get better at that. Yeah, but yeah, like those two years it was tough, like it...

...was a it was really like a struggle for me, especially when, like pretty much nobody supported what I was doing. Yeah, except my current my current girlfriend. She was the only one that really was there for me the whole time. Yeah. So, yeah, it's been like do I recommend it to other people if you're really miserable? Yeah, because it's just better than being miserable, and especially it's not impossible. Mean, look at me, like I wasn't nobody like I'll still like somehow able to do it, just because I really do love editing. Like that's something where, like my self awareness came uplong like I thought I wanted to be a youtuber and a Vlogger and like like the Nathan Next Casey Nice at like that's why I thought I wanted to be. Yeah, and but then I was just like realizing I wasn't such a huge fan of like the whole being in front of a camera or just like talking about myself like too much, like I wasn't really into that. Yeah, yeah, but when I was editing, I just loved editing so much, like I would do these like edits that I knew for my youtube channel that, HMM, we're probably like a three minute video, but I would spend like six hours on it and just not not be stressed out at all and like just having like I wasn't like complaining, like I was enjoying actually editing the entire time. Like I wouldn't like I wouldn't eat, not because like like I'll trying to starve myself. I just didn't care, like I was just in such a zone that I was like man, like I just want to finish this because like this is like I really want to see this done and it's like dedicated to like wanting to like work on editing. So yeah, like I think everyone just needs to kind of like find what they really enjoy, and the only way to do that is to really like take that leap of faith, in a way, like because you're not going to know by just thinking about it, like you have to try things. You have to see if maybe you like cooking a lot. They maybe if you're really, really good at cooking. You have no idea, but if you don't try it, then you have no idea. Yeah, or maybe you're just really good at selling. I don't know, like maybe you're really good at embroidering and you can make that into a business or something, or even like a youtube channel, like if you just do some cool stuff, like making cool designs, like but you got to try. That's the only way. That's I mean, that's my advice for anyone that's listening or watching this. Yeah, no, I'll completely agree with you, and I think like you got to try and just for yourself into avenue. You might discover something that you didn't know previously before. Try and I think, yeah, it's good. Not. No, you cover on spunt. Well, I was going to say, like I think the reason people don't try is because they're afraid of failing, and I completely understand because I, like I was so afraid of failing, but I was also kind of like delusional, to be honest, like thinking, like when the when I tried to do the ut you think, I'm like got okay, in one month I'll have like a hundred hundred k followers, no problem. I don't like that. Like I was really stupid and naive about that, not realizing how hard youtube really is. Yeah, like that is something to think about too, but don't let that discourage you. At the same time, you got to try at least, because then thinking about it, regretting, like it's just kind of like thinking about like, Oh, you should have asked that girl out, and then you never did and you're like yeah, and then you're just thinking about how, damn all, Ye, I could have asked her out or something like that. It's like you should just done it, like who the whole cares if you should said no, you know. Yeah, it's kind of like that same feeling. Yeah, no, I I think that's a really, really good point and I think it's so true, isn't you got to say that leap and just just try because, like you said, that regret and that burden of not doing is far heavier than,...

...you know, trying and failing or yeah, for real. Yeah, I feel you or not, like like you're saying, like you're your videos and you just throw yourself into it and you spend hours doing it and, like you said, that's your like, you know, when you're passionate about something, you feel it and you want to see it through. And I watched like one of your clips today and it's the May. I saw how you broke it down the editor and as like the BMX know, we you did it. What you jumped? You jumped, Oh yeah, and your past all together. Yeah, and I saw lovel with BMX and I was not, how did he do that? And Yeah, I must take it outs, but it pays off in the end because it's enjoyable for people to watch. For sure. Plush, your pushing yourself. Yeah, like that, like making that, like even though Al was like a ten second video. I mean it took me a couple hours, but people like really enjoyed it and I enjoyed making it. So I was like and it was just like something new, like I saw that I first saw that like thing, like that style on Tick Tock. I just saw someone do it with like gymnastics and I was like, Oh, cool, if I could do that with dmx tricks, and then I just was like trying to break down how he could, how he did it, and just try to figure out in my head, like okay, how can this be done? And then I just kind of I just figured it out. Basically, yeah, lost awesome and it's paid off. Yeah, I mean, yeah, I mean I feel like like I'm thirty five and I feel like I'm I seriously do feel like I'm just starting, like yeah, yeah, I have a long way to go before I'm like anywhere near where I want to be. I think that's the thing with ages and that people can worry about their range and this lot. I listened to Gary a lot and he says lot. You know, you're still young, you know, like for what years old? You still young. Do you mean? Why? Even older? Older? I mean todd that's the thing. I mean age is, you know, oftenk you. Is You as young as you feel? And I think it's just the number. Like the people out there who saw lost thoughts of famous people who saw out quite old, one late twent alive. Yeah, definitely. I mean there's actors that started when they were like sixty years old and like killed it, you know, and then now they're super famous. I'm I don't know them. I only know like one off the top of my head's like signed Seinfeld, like it was just Jerry's the guy that played Jerry Seinfeld's dad in the show. Yeah, he was like a retired cop and just decided to start acting at like sixty five or something like dumb and and then now everyone knows him as Jerry's Dad, like at least like people that watch the show. So it's like yeah, like anything. I mean, yeah, you can do anything at any time, and I think people are like in a rush. I feel it's I felt the same way when I was twenty, like I just feel like, Oh, I got to get my life together before thirty years old, and it's like okay, when I look back, like I didn't do anything when I was in my twenties, like I just partied and drank and just like work the job, like I didn't do anything, and like so it's like you really can do that and like you can just change everything around whatever the hell you feel like it. I mean, so it's just really about just being happy, like just being like satisfied, I guess, with what you're doing. If you're satisfied and you're not complaining, then you're good to go, like who cares? Whatever you want, like what everyone else says. But yeah, if you're just not satisfied with what you're doing, then try something like hmm, and don't think like there's a time limit on it either. Like you can start whenever you want, like, HMM, especially if it's not physical, like it obviously camp start as a UFC fighter at fifty years old. That's a little bit tough. But yeah, but like there's mean, there's other ways still. Even...

...if you did, let's say you wanted to get into the like something like that, you could always become a manager or a coach, yeah, yeah, or referee anything. Like there's something. There's something, there's always something. HMM. Yeah, no, I agree. I think that you said. There's always another avenue, isn't they if you wanted to work out, you'll make it work if you willing to put in that work and, like you said, if you're passionate about something. But, like, if you can't, be a fight to the or avenues within that, I think as well. We've, like what you saying earlier. It's that process, isn't I think that is something that I've I've learned recently, the past couple of months with podcasting. Is the process. I like to get hit the ground running and get resulted straight away and like I've had to really learned the patient a lot. You know this to what Gary says as well is, you know, consistency, be patients and just, yeah, little enjoying the process is a lot from when you started it. You know, Vana media why you would previously. It's where you are now. You know, it's you enjoy, but slop back and enjoy that process to see how far you come. Yeah, I mean it's I think it's a little bit more than the process itself, though, like I think there's like people that don't enjoy the process. There's something deeper behind that. Like for me at least, yeah, I didn't. I would have enjoyed the process more if I didn't care as much about other people's opinions. Like, yeah, I was having a tough time with my parents, like they were like, Oh, why don't? They're either saying when's this going to happen, or like why don't you just get a job, and it's just like that pressure was like not helping me. Same thing with my friends, like just thinking like Oh, how come when's the next video, or how come it's not popping off or something like that, and it's like so for me at least, like just caring about other people's opinions was definitely something that didn't help me enjoy the process as much. If I didn't care about that, the process would be in a lot more fun. Yeah, so that's just something that I think, and I'm sure, I'm sure I'm not alone on that. As far as like just thinking about the pressure or like what other people think, HMM, and just trying to like, you know, please your parents, make your parents proud of you, kind of thing. Yeah, and that's something you just gotta kind of think about or put aside or just use as motivation if you want to, like kind of because I've been hearing that a lot of people were like a lot of people's parents didn't believe and then it's kind of like all right, I'll show you, and that kind of attitude. I mean it can be a positive and negative, as long as you don't resent your parents. Yeah, yeah, you could. Mean that's kind of like how I used as motivation. I think I just kind of like, all right, I'll prove it to you guys. Yeah, like in all way, in the back of my head, I think at least. Yeah, yeah, no, I I completely agree on I for that's a really good point and I think it is difficult not, you know, to not worry about what the people think, because I think we can all experience that on some degree. I I've I've definitely experienced that, but I could definitely, you know, I just want to do this podcast two years ago, but I was worried about what were people for about it. And even now I have people saying to me while, while you're doing that, we know ways is what money, how much money you get in from it? I'm not being paid, so it's always be around money. I'm not. I'm not doing it for the money. You know that that may follow one day and people,...

...like you said, don't understand that if they're on the overside. HMM, if that makes sense. Well, yeah, for sure pool. But Yeah, you've just got a lot, believe, like keeps it through because you're passionate about isn't it? Yeah, I mean that's, like you said, the whole Lego whins when you get any money you or like that. That's another thing that just kind of like it's another pressure that you got to like not care about. And like I've had that to where people are like, Oh, you make any money off the youtube bit and like no, go and then it's just like you feel that like condescending like, yeah, I feel and that's just something you got also be able to like take. And Yeah, it's tough, like I in this completely understand and stuff, like I went through that, and but you just gotta have faith, I guess, in a way. But also know, like when it's hard, it's hard to know like when is the right moment to actually keep going or give up. But it's just something you gotta like you really have to have self awareness about it, like HMM. I think also just getting better is a good idea, like you just got to get better, like you gotta critique yourself and not be too hard on yourself. That way you know you're getting you know how to get better. HMM. But yeah, just that outside pressure, as you were saying, it's just so just nothing you got to deal with, which is hard. Yeah, no, it's definitely. I mean I think it's I think it all kind of comes togethern. It's I'm A. It's kind of all part of isn't it? In some way? It's always it's it's all part of it in some way, isn't it so? Like but that's what I've realized with some things, like I'm like, it's all part of it. You know, I can put quotes out there, I can do things and people can almost try and correct what I put out there. You have to, like I said, that's it is learning not to let that in too much. Yeah, you okay for Tom I know, half an hour. Yeah. So wait. You when did you start this podcast? I started January this year, that this year, and I've done around seventy, seventy five episodes or seventy six. Yeah, and I think over this covid period I must have done about nearly fifty or forty. That's that's awesome. Cheers. Pressed very impressed. No, I really appreciate it. I I just, like I said, I've been out of work with the situation and I was like, well, let's just kind of I just kind of threw myself into it and just reaching out to people on Linkedin. I took often I saw a guy vy video or something and he's like, you know, just just get out there d n people, and I didn't do that for a wild stars. I hated people saying no and I hated rejection because it feels like it feels like shit. But I think after like just a few know as, I just kept doing it. And Yeah, it's just kind of gained a bit of momentum really and yeah, I love connecting with people. I like I like hearing people's stories and I my podcast is kind of around seeing where people are, why they do what they do, and if the audience can take something from it and apply it to their life, then I think that that, you know, makes me happy. And connecting with yourself and, you know, seeing who you are and building connections. You know, I think it's important. Yeah, for sure. But like I was going to who'LD say a role models are...

...if you got any like or anyone you're like look up to, whether that's family or like professionally or or or mentors or it's a bit of a could it's not very straightforward question, but yeah, it means it's not going to be a very exciting answer, but it really is. Just Gary Car is the only person that like. I mean obviously I work with him and I see him, or not physically, but I just see him working all the time. And Yeah, that and also just his just look at the way he looks at life is just it's like I've never seen anything like that with anyone else. Like he really doesn't care what people think and he doesn't. At the same time he doesn't. He's just so like compassionate to people or like like we send him stuff where people are talking. I curse on this. Yeah, it's fine, it's fine, that's fine. I like people are like talking shit about him and we send it to see if he wants to like reply or rebuttal it or anything like that, and he's just like not, it's fine, like let it be, like he just lets it go, like doesn't care, doesn't hurt his feelings. I mean, obviously he probably does think about it, but he doesn't. He doesn't get into that. Like we're like me, if that was me, I'm like, Oh, you motherfucker, like like to get into that like revenge mode. Like he doesn't do that, and it's just like man like. I like I try to do that with like be like that at least, like pull my emotions the way he does. Yeah, and it's just so impressive to me, like I don't know how he does it, like it's just shows how confident he is and like and I just think that's such an amazing thing that not a lot of people have. Like people will say, Oh, yeah, I'm confident but like not all. I think a lot of people are just like kind of talking out of their ass. But Gary truly is confident where you like really is respectful but doesn't care about your opinion at the same time. And it's just so fascinating to me, like because I've never seen any human doing that really, like, yeah, at least not the way he doesn't. He like approaches it. Yeah, so, yeah, like, I mean Gary is like my role model, like just because he started with nothing, like he's not like if everyone says, Oh, you're dead, you gave you a your liquors, your liquor store, but it's like they just don't know the story behind the all of it. And it's like he really did start with nothing and the fact that he got where he was super late in his life, like to what every and things, like he started mainter media thirty four years old, and it's like just the stuff that he's accomplished in like the last what twelve years or something is, yeah, pretty amazing. It's pretty significant. Yeah, pretty to start from nothing and it's like, I don't know, I just find that so impressive and but yeah, like he I would say him. Yea. Now I think I agree with you know, when you said you know, I think he's definitely helped me executing a lot as well. And like, I think I kind of somebody cross garriffin a couple of years ago and I was like, who's this guy was, oh my God, like he's just I've never like, I mean I watch a lot of people on stage and do these talks, but he just like it comes for the bullshit, unlie anyone I've ever liked watched at all. And Yeah, like you said, he's a choose so much and to come from nothing and to be where where he's at. And you can see so driven and passionate about what he does as well and has such empathy, which, yeah, isn't like anyone thought. I said,...

...we've seen before. Yeah, and just the way talks is also like like I've seen other speakers and I'm they're not bad, they're not like bad people, it Sha something about them just doesn't feel as genuine as like the way gary talks, like it just seems so like real, like the way your friend would talk to you, and that's kind of like that's what I got me when I first get hurt. Gary. It's just like, man, this field real and like raw and like not full of Shit. And, yeah, that's just how that's how I felt at least, and a lot of people don't feel that way. Like a lot of people hated him when he first heard him. Yeah, or they, they you think he's like up to something, like always just trying to sell me a book for something like that, and it's just height really doesn't care about like you don't want to buy anything from him and like he knows he can make his own money like just doing whatever hell he does, like just his business. HMM. And it's just really admirable to me just the fact that, yeah, like he doesn't he just likes people and I won't try to help. Yeah, like I try to do that too. Like I have some negative things about, like just thoughts about people sometimes, and I'm trying all the time to like just to not think like that and try to be more empathetic and compassionate people and try to understand put myself in their shoes. I'm always trying to even like this current with like the racist and stuff, I'm trying to like, yeah, like they piss me off, but I'm always trying to like put myself in their shoes. Like think, like why are they thinking like that? Why? Yeah, maybe maybe it's some just the way they grew up and like just trying to like not be a total asshole about it all the time. And Yeah, it's just it means hard, because it's not. It's not in mean the naturally, but it's like I have to take a step back and just like think, like just try to be more like that sense, like that aspect of like Gary, just to be like more are compassionate to people, even if it's like really bad people, like hmm, I mean, obviously there's a there is a gray area, like, but it's just, yeah, something I'm always just trying to like balance and think about. Yeah, now I think, like you said, like that balance it and stepping, you know, sepping away from yourself. Isn't it important yourself in the other person's shoes and having empathy. It's, you know, like I said, it it's a I'd say it's like almost a skill, isn't it's almost something I could practice to step away from your current situation, look at it from another point of view, on that another person's point as well, and, like you said, to be aware of your thoughts and you your emotions and, yeah, to put yourself into a different perspective. It can be it can be difficult. I think it's, like said, it's something that takes time, doesn't it? I think it's an ongoing thing and we're all constantly trying to work on ourselves in that way. I think we all should. I think we all shouldn't some aspect and let you know. I said, listening is listening to people, and I think, like you said, that something go Oviedo's like. He just homes in and, like a lot of people, just reply. They here to realize it. The speak to a why or some a lot they don't actually listen. A lot of people, HMM, but not a lot. I think he's bring a lot of good to the world and it's needed, you know for sure. Yeah, I think he's really changing the world and he's going like just starting, like anything. Yeah, I think he's really going to...

...do something. Yeah, yeah, and I just want to be there also when when I yes, yeah, suckly, I'll just do you read. Told you have any favorite books? Now, just like Gary, I hate reading. I was never good. or any audio or podcast that you'll listen to, or I mean I listened to Joe Rogan. Yeah, I also been getting into like more like stand up comedians. There's this one called bad friends with Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino, their stand up comedians. I really like that one too, just because I don't know, I just like comedy. I'm always get a yeah, if you have, if you ever heard of Joey Diaz? Yeah, yeah, he's he's a funny guy. Yeah, I haven't really listened to like he's been on Joe Rogan's podcast, but I haven't really listened to any of his stand up or anything. I've been trying to do that. Yeah, now can cough think. Like I said, listens to Sam them Comedians a lot. Is really good. I wish, I wish. When I went to New York I went to a comedy fool but thought start that's not my dream. You know. It's mean to go to it live, stunted block experiences be like amazing. It's cool. Like irice recently started going to like the smaller clubs like versus, like a big stadium type of thing, but it's so interesting. Like I didn't know like when they it was just me and my girlfriend that went and they grouped us at the same table like with six strangers, and I just didn't know that was like the format of like how much? Yeah, they just cram everyone, like doesn't matter if you're with your friends or not, like they just put throw everyone in there and I was like man, this is so weird because, like I'm not used to sitting with strangers and like it at pretty much like at a table like together down. Yeah, it's really weird, like and then it's like a high. Nice to me, but it's just kind of awkward at first, but then once the show starts, it's kind of like you don't care anymore. But yeah, that's just something that I didn't know about. As far as like the comedy club culture, yeah, yeah, if you're if you come back and then they start opening clubs again, just expect that. Yeah, yeah, just fun to say we're rund them. Guys black cool, yeah, cheers, but yeah, I'm for me. Look, they'll love that. Yeah, I definitely off to I've got a lot. One more question to like round podcast. Slow. What what advice would you give to people who, like kind of lot, want to follow their dreams or like some from the passionate M it's a good m well, first you have to figure out what that is, and I know that's hard. So the best way to figure that out is just try things, like I said before, try cooking, try sewing, try BMX. Maybe you're really good at it, who knows? Try Skateboarding, try surfing, just try it all. Don't be scared. Obviously some physical things are a little bit scarier than others, but try things and once you find out what that is, figure out how to get better at it. For me it was editing, like I loved editing and I just figured out how to be a better at it, and Youtube is like the best source. You could learn anything on Youtube. You don't need to go to films. I didn't go to film school. You don't have to learn how to do that. You don't know have to. You can learn how to edit on Youtube. You can learn anything on Youtube. You can learn how to cook. I look up cooking recipes on Youtube all the time. So yeah, just figure out what it is that you like, and I know that's easier said than done, but you just got to try things and once you do...

...figure that out, it and you really love it, just go for it and if you fail, you could always get another job later. You could always be become a mailman or something like. There's always something else to like do later if, if it does fail. That's how I see it at least. Yeah, yeah, no, I thought completely agree. Ghost in an off in light. You know, just say you cannot leave and just like I said, there's no with the Internet today, you know, there's not much holding his back. We can learn things by, like I said, going on Youtube and figuring out ways to get better at something. Yeah, and yeah, especially with the Internet today, like, even if you can't find it on Youtube, I'm sure there's groups on either facebook or just your instagram, like people that like the same things that you like and you can learn from them. Like that's like I have did, like, even though I'd learned a lot from Youtube, I also did learn a lot just being at the Inter media working with like D Rock and saying, like they taught me a lot of things that I just didn't know about. Sometimes that, like in person, like one on one, is a little bit easier to absorb. Like as far as learning, like, I know sometimes watching on youtube videos I'm like, I don't know, I don't know the hell you're talking about. So it's like sometimes you do need that person to like kind of help you, but there's people that are willing to help. So it's like don't let that be an excuse that you just like can't, you don't know how to do it. Like there's ways to figure out how to do it. Yeah, yeah, no, I agree. There's always another root, isn't there? There's always, you know, over area where you can learn or figures something out. Yeah, it's just it's been an absolute pleasure talking to you and I'm very, very grateful for your time and I think, you know, you're absolutely, you know, doing an amazing job. But what you're doing and I think it's really motivating. I think it's really inspire what you're doing and I think, like, you know, the things that we spoke about, people can really benefit from. I think, like know how you've got to where you are and what you're you know, what you're doing and learning. You know, is is like, yeah, really really motivating to listen to. Thanks, thanks for having me on now. You're very, very welcome. Very Welcome, sir,.

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