Reading Notes for:

Peter Diamandis’
32 Laws

  1. If anything can go wrong, Fix It!!… to hell with Murphy!

From the interview with Peter than spawned this blog series, it all started here.

I love this sentiment.  Mostly because this is pretty much how my life works.   Seems like most good things have come from making the best of bad situations.   The hope is…… the BELIEF IS that it will all pay off at some point.   Hopefully in more of a reward than “feeling good that you did your best.”

But, back to the Law at hand.   I like it so much that I put a version of it on my wall several years ago.   I saw a meme that looked like a text that said “It will never be perfect.   Make it work.    -Life”.   So I blew it up, had it printed on metal, and hung it outside my room to see every day.

The more recent iteration comes from a random rap song I have heard several times lately.   Not sure the name, though THAT part isn’t that important.   In part of the chorus, the author says “I believe in miracles, I just don’t believe in waiting for them, you have to make that shit happen.”

I was reminded a great section from Jocko Willink’s “Discipline Equals Freedom” where he reminds us all that our lives are not part-time gigs.   Your life is full-time, all the time, every day.  Every day is Monday.   Keep taking scalps.   Win every day.   Never stop.

I have never seen a pic of Murphy, I have seen one of Jocko.   I’m confident I would rather disagree with Murphy.

  1. When given a choice… take both!!

It was seeing this as #2 that made me go – YEP, I’m writing about these.   I say my version of this all the time.    My version is that I say “I’m a both kinda guy.”   When presented with options that both seem good, I always try to think of how to do both.

Or some version/hybrid of both.

Admittedly often because I either think both options have strong validity.   And/or self doubt of which is right.

Granted, I rarely DO both.   However there is a lot to learn from thinking about “what would I do if I had to do both.”   Often you get some better insights into the plan you go with.  Sometimes you find options down the flowchart that you can audible to, in case things don’t go as planned.

Particularly if the parts of ‘doing both’ is just effort and not $$/resources.   If it’s worth doing – it’s worth doing.    We find time for what is important.

This seems extra important if you think it’s money OR treating people well.

  1. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.

I sure……fucking……hope…!!!

Seems to make sense that more poles in the water leads to more fish.   And more fishING.   Which makes you a better fisherman.   Which leads to more fish.  And makes fishing more fun.  Which leads to more fishing – and more fish.

  1. Start at the top then work your way up.

Makes sense.   I have no guidance for you on how.

  1. Do it by the book … but be the author!

I like it.  I hope my book has a happy ending.

I would imagine this means to focus on guidance and learning of others.   Not so much “the rules” or “how things have been done.”

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