Today’s guest is Sam Parr. Sam is cohost of the highly popular business podcast My First Million. He also founded the media company “the Hustle” back in 2016 which was acquired by HubSpot in 2021.
Today we discuss: Why being an alcoholic can be your greatest superpower, Sam’s inspiring story and how he went from jail to selling his company to HubSpot, the top six lessons he’s learned from giving up alcohol and why that led to tremendous personal growth, how to instantly upgrade your approach when contacting someone via DM or email, his contrarian views on money and happiness, a simple and effective approach to taking calculated risks and managing uncertainty in life and much more.
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What to listen for:
00:13 Similarities between alcoholism and entrepreneurship
01:21 Sam’s health journey
05:23 Would he workout with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece?
07:09 Battling addiction/going to jail
11:08 Why he loves exercise
13:50 Learning to embrace discomfort
15:57 Sam’s biggest fear from quitting drinking
17:41 Confidence is attractive
19:33 Rob Dyrdek
22:20 Learning to have fun in sobriety
23:19 Intense realism is a massive rush
24:45 Learning to control your emotions
26:41 Practical exercise for taking calculated risks in life
32:10 What made him successful
36:28 Early sobriety
39:43 Money makes you happier?!
44:13 Sam’s interest in my story
49:49 How to instantly send better emails or DM’s
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