Going to do this post via handwriting. #different
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Anywho, if you’ve eaten with me you know that I can be quite annoying. I am picky and I ask for substitutions with 90% of what I order. I look at it as I’m getting what I really want.
How did this begin?
2 years ago I was eating salad and I mumbled about dressing on the side. These guys actually “car-washed” my salad with dressing. I was angry with every bite.
From that shitty experience I learned I should always say something if I’m not happy with my meal. Lesson learned.
Recently, I got invited to speak at a conference in Moscow, Russia.
Promises of Vodka showers, amazing food, Russian women and all-expenses paid.
BOOMTOWN. It’s good to be Noah.
So when I didn’t get a schedule, tickets or hear anything until a week before we were supposed to leave, I became a bit skeptical.
Lesson learned: TRUST YOUR GUT
Sometimes your body feels weird or you just have a hunch. Don’t push that down. This is different than fear. This is when the situation seems like a bad thing.
So fast forward to my trip to Russia.
- 1- Ended up MCing the conference, surprise.
- 2- Got a house with no Wifi located in the middle of nowhere.
- 3- A day mentoring startups (didn’t know I was doing this)
- 4- Hey let’s go to dinner, 4 hours later we arrive. Change of plans.
- 5- Let’s go have drinks, surprise presentation to a company.
Lesson: There is NO free lunch. Ever.
Okay, so I kinda sound like a whiny bitch, but there’s another lesson learned.
I had a good time and got to hang with some amazing people (including some millionaires).
Personally, I like things planned. This [trip] wasn’t at all.
You can choose to fight and be unhappy OR you can accept and learn for future experiences.
Your emotions and experience are up to you.