Here is a clip from Nicky And Moose The Podcast - Episode 4 The Drake Breakdown
So I found something deep. So here we go. Shout out to Elliott for this interview.
My uncle always told me something early in my life, which is stuck with me, which is that while you're on the journey, you have to disconnect from the end goal. You know, because if you're just focused on some end goal, then you might get there, but it'll be hard to progress past that, because you're so focused on that one destination that it's like, you know, you you maybe forget everything in between and maybe you could have done more in between just be...he always told me like, just be here right now. Live right now and do the best you can right now. Don't worry about what that end goal is. It's great to have goals. It's great to have dreams, but it's just that you get too attached to it and sometimes it can be a self-destructive thing.
So, I love this one, because it makes me feel normal. Okay, let me break this down. I'm one of those people that suck at, hey, give us your fourth-quarter goals. Give us your year goals. Give us your 5 year, 10 year...I suck at that because I don't believe in putting a dollar amount or like a limit to what I can do. Right? I always go based off like the environment or the vibe that I want. But not necessarily a hardcore like okay, yeah, I want to make 200K with this project and I want to do buy this car, and I wanted to do this and I want to do that, because then when I do it, I believe in celebrating those really big wins. And then I may have to lay off the gas real quick. And I never want to get into that phase, right? I'm always like a big dreamer. My mom makes fun of me, because I'll be looking at the $30 - 50 million houses. And she's like, you're not a Jay Z, or Beyonce and Kylie Jenner type. Like, you can't do that. And I'm like, yeah, that the $1-12 million houses. That's just that, that doesn't do it. That doesn't do it for me. But we could start looking at over here, because not only does it have the, the closet while I'm in the pool, and everything in the balcony, all that. But then down over there has a whole entertainment vibe. Like, I just don't want to put limits to what I like to do. And I don't want to get so caught up in trying to make that particular goal, because then I don't have a vision for what comes next. That's just me. So it made me feel super, like normal. And the fact that he says that I can connect with it and feel like you know what, you're on the right track, buddy. You you kind of not doing that bad. Because Drake did it. Yeah, you know? I try. I try. What you think about it Moose?
Yeah, it's dope, man. I'm reminded of two things right? Number one, I heard E say this. And he always said, "Be where your feet are." That's one of the most critical things that I heard him say, right? Because whether you are a big visionary person, or you are someone who really wants security, oftentimes you speed ahead, because you want to control your environment, or predict what you're going to create. When you tell yourself to be where your feet are, it helps you to focus on the very thing that's going to help you to either make the vision or reality or make sure you continue to maintain that security that you're desiring. So usually, we have to do the polar opposite of what we need, or are focused on to make that thing happen when we're talking about our future, right? Because you can be a daydreamer, and just imagining and thinking about your goals and creating this beautiful world. But if you don't give yourself an opportunity to begin to do the things that you need to do, to slowly but surely progress toward that you're shooting yourself in the foot. And same thing if security and you want to make sure that your bills are going to be covered and your family's going to be safe, and you're going to have a retirement and all this stuff, you know, 20, 40, 30, 50 years down the line, then again, you can't just sit there and worry. You have to allow yourself to clear your head so you can think strategically and begin to do the things on a day to day basis that will allow you to achieve that. So number one, "be where your feet are". The second thing, and I love this, where he talks about don't focus on the goal. This is something that I had to that I've experienced on my own was don't dream from where you are. Right? Because I noticed that when you're when you're dreaming, and you're someone and I'll make reference to myself this way, because at least that's who I was. When you struggle with confidence when you're new in an industry when you're not sure if it's going to pop the way you think it will, you always shoot yourself short. Like you don't really dream super big. You just kind of like look for the entry model. You're like, you know what, I know, Tesla got the the the Super Sport model, and they got the the cool model. I'll take the cool model. Like if I could just get in on the cool model. I'm at least driving a Tesla.
And guess what, and you'll notice, and Nicky when I when I was shopping to get things for the apartment, the difference between the regular and the Super Sport model is so minimal in price. Mm hmm. But when you're only thinking about just getting through the door, you don't give yourself the opportunity to get the things that you deserve that you worked so hard to get. So it was a huge learning lesson for me, man. Don't dream from where you are, dream from where you're going to be. Right? Take into consideration the growth and the progress that you'll make as an individual and calculate your dreams that way. Allow that to be the thing that propels your vision, right? Instead of just looking for the entry ticket, that basic model, the least expensive thing that can get you through the door. Now again, for some of us, every one of us at some point did that very thing. Right? I talked about my hospitality business. When I started that business. I called it The Dream Supply. That wasn't that wasn't a coincidence. That was because I knew I did not want to be in the hospitality business forever. But that was going to be the vessel or the vehicle that got me from where I was to where I want to be. Cliche', but that's something that I did, and didn't just talk about. Everyone talks about, oh, this is what you got to do to get from where you are to where you want to be. But I did it. Right? I built a company that that embodied that for me, and slowly but surely, you know, with COVID that's what helped our transition. So yeah, don't dream from where you are. I don't want to get deep with it. But after I got deep with it.