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Nobody cares, Just win

Richard Keys: You have a history of using park the bus tactic…..Has that style of football been reserved by the way modern football is played?

Mourinho: “What is modern football?”

Richard Keys: “Modern football is aaaah! Pass completion…scoring goals…and being entertaining if you can……”

Mourinho: “We were not the best team in the country. When you are not the best, you have to be more strategic than philosophical.”

Mourinho: “For example, the record of spanish football was not Barcelona. It used to be Real Madrid and the guy who did that was the defensive guy, he won all the records.”

Host 2: If you had spent 3 years as manager of Tottenham hotspurs(a lesser club with limited funds), would have won the trophy?

Mourinho: “I refuse to say that because I’m not there.I don’t want to be the pundit that wins every game because he never plays one”

Richard Keys: What’s more important to you, playing a an entertaining game or just being defensive?

Mourinho: “Winning the game”

Andy Gray: Winning the, isn’t it?

This is the type of talk that separates the boys from the men, fakers from the practitioners.

He accused Mourinho of playing a boring style of football and called his style old, classic. When asked what modern football was, Richard could only give a pooh pooh type of answer. The facts disagrees with him, because Mourinho won more trophies with that park the bus style in a short period of time than most managers. The presenter is worried about entertainment, Mourinho is worried about winning.

What matters in life are events that actually take place, that is reality. Not your opinions, feelings, stats or expert opinions. All that don’t matter at all. The real ones understand that winning is the most important of all and it doesn’t matter how you do it, Just win. This behavior is even worse in financial markets. Media journalists at news channels or social media gurus are hired to say something on everything to get paid. Their goal is not to win or make you win, it’s to say something, even if they don’t understand just to eat.

The sports guys….. especially presenters. They loooove details. They analyze each and every fragment of it then criticize coaches and players. They believe what their data or analysts tell them is true. That being said, they know inside themselves that the game of professional football is generally unpredictable especially in major leagues.

But if you pay attention to the practitioners; the game players, the winners. In this case; Jose Mourinho. They see things differently. Their perception is in sync with reality, their focus on the most important prize, winning. They dont waste time on arguments, predictions and all the chatty chatty unimportant stuff. This was Mourinho’s first sit down interview appearance of this length.

I learned this when I was 15 while playing soccer that what really mattered was winning the game, not how pretty our outfit was or how fancy our new strategy was. It was only those who couldn’t play that became obsessed with focusing on things don’t matter. If they knew better, why couldn’t they just get up and play? The world is filled with theorists, very few practitioners. That’s why only a few are successful, the majority are fooled by presentation which takes their eyes off the prize. They would rather spend more time taking a pretty photograph for instagram than learning how e-commerce works.

People were building bodies before, way…way back before all these fancy technologies. But now, there’s an app to track everything and help you eat, sleep, breath and even shit better. If that’s what we need, why are so many of us still unhealthy? In that scenario, you are the team and the apps are the critics and media journalists, they will give you opinions but won’t participate in your game. The reality is, it’s a lonely game. Nobody gives a fuck, just win.

Intrinsically, we already know what we need to do to become fit. It doesn’t require a fancy gym, trainer and an app. But we hide behind the lack of these tools and excuse ourselves from taking action. Nobody really cares about the details, just win. The only game you can win with your statistic is an argument, not reality itself.

I’ve seen so many people who refer to themselves as entrepreneurs, even though they’ve never run or own business before arguing about business. They think they know because they follow Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos on the internet, or because “they studied” business as if business is some sort of a repetitive procedure you study. They give you references and stats to convince you they know. Not the type of conversation you’re more likely to have with real entrepreneurs.

Nobody gives a fuck, just show me the results. Just win!

Host 2: If you had spent 3 years as manager of Tottenham Hotspurs(a lesser club with limited funds), would have won the trophy?

Mourinho: “I refuse to say that because I’m not there.I don’t want to be the pundit that wins every game because he never plays one”

 

Where did I watched the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PqxEYzNEFk

#100 Arcane Bear – Adventure & Purposeful Living

In this episode. Grey Jabesi interviews Tijo Bear. Founder of the Arcane Bear brand. A Nomadic and adventure capitalist who started off as a digital marketer ended up owning real estate in the jungles of Costa Rica and plant his on psychedelics. Using the power of blockchain and decentralized media and funding systems. Arcane Bear is a one-stop shop for all things in the entrepreneurial toolkit.

His ideas and philosophy on freedom, money and lifestyle seem to be the source of his unique way of life. In this episode, we dive deep into his humble beginnings to where he is now.


Links to Arcane Bear:
Website: https://arcanebear.com/
Youtube:

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#84 Joby Weeks – Rules to financial freedom and unlimited travel

Joby is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and travel bug who is passionate about seeing others succeed. He has created several successful companies and continues to pursue different ventures. He is well known for Bitcoin and Bitclub Network in the cryptocurrency community.

In this podcast we discussed:
– His first business
– Financial independence
– Travel
– Bitclub network
– His philosophy on life

 

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Books he mentioned: The creature from jekyll island

Link to signup on Bitclub network and start mining: http://bitclub.network/ninja265

Link to Smartcash: https://smartcash.cc/

Other podcasts like this
Lets talk Bitcoin with Peter Saddington
How to find your place in Crypto with Wannipha aka Crypto Jane
Lets talk Ethereum with Ivan on Tech

#80 DAVID ORBAN – EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

David Orban(@davidorban) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society.
He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought the leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.

Among other things, he’s the Founder & Trustee of Network Society Research, Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University and Mentor for the Thiel Fellowship.


 

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Links:
David’s website: http://davidorban.com/about/

Other Podcast on Blockchain:
Ivan on Tech: Ethereum & Smart Contracts
Peter Saddington: Lets talk Bitcoin
Michael Jordan: Should you invest in Cryptocurrencies?

#64 PETER SADDINGTON –LETS TALK BITCOIN

Peter Saddington Invested in Bitcoin back in 2011 when it was only $2. Today, 1 Bitcoin is worth $4300+-.

As an entrepreneur, he built 12 companies. 10 of them failed and 2 succeeded. In the last episode, we discussed his journey as an entrepreneur that led to who he is today. Link to previous episode below.

Peter is involved in all facets of the cryptocurrency economy from mining, investing and community. He founded Bitesize Bitcoin on YouTube and theBitcoin.pub community.

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Buy your first Bitcoins with these links:
LUNO: https://www.luno.com/invite/UAC8E (Africa/Europe)
COINBASE: https://www.coinbase.com/join/580beab974462c332874e6f0 (USA/Europe)

As an author, he has published two books which you can find on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Pocket-Guide-Making-Business/dp/1118438256

Link to previous episode: https://www.greyjabesi.com/entrepreneurship/ep63/

Link to Peter’s YouTube channel:

My YouTube Channel: Hardcore Crypto

The Bitcoin Pub: https://thebitcoin.pub/

#63 PETER SADDINGTON – STARTUP FAILURES, SCRUM, EDUCATION, PARENTING

“Begin with the end in mind”- Peter Saddington.

Peter Saddington is a Scientist, Entrepreneur(with 2 private exits) ,Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and Investor. Published author of 2 books, various industry publications, and blogger on software development, board member, advisor, and Angel Investor in startups at various stages.

In this episode we covered:
– Education & Learning (College or not)
– Startups, Scrum and agile (Read his book)
– He started 14 startups and 10 of them failed
– Parenting
– Disciplined and lifestyle
– Work life balance

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Peter’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Pocket-Guide-Making-Business/dp/1118438256

This is a two part episode, please make sure you check out the next one on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.

#60 GETTING MENTORED BY MATT BROWN

While I was in Johannesburg, I got lucky to meet Matt Brown. An entrepreneur and one of the top Podcasters in South Africa right now. I’ve been looking forward to meet this man to talk about podcasting, marketing etc.

A friend of mine Jonny Eaglefeather connected us and BOOM! It happened in a day. You see the power of networking?

Right from the beginning, I was a student in this conversation, all I could do was listen, take notes and ask questions.

Matt Brown is an entrepreneur, speaker and the founder of the global media platform the Matt Brown Show.

He is also the CEO of Digital Kungfu, a strategic business consultancy that specializes in helping companies accelerate innovation and disrupt traditional markets by enabling them with new ways to do business that serve their customers more effectively and responsively.

I know you’ll enjoy this.

 

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Links
Matt’s Podcast
Matt’s podcasting platform: Get podcasting
Tim Ferriss podcast

#58 SIDE HUSTLE TECHNIQUES

With a circus of things happening altogether in my life. I thought, I should share the inside story.

I just moved into a new house, sold my car to invest in cryptocurrencies(Bitcoin,ether etc), working on my StartUp idea and putting together a team for my business.

I hope you find something useful from my recent experience and you’re welcome to advise me wherever you see fit.

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Another episode similar to this: LIFESTYLE DESIGN & PRODUCTIVITY HACKS

#56 CARL VISAGIE – FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO STARTING COMPANIES

Carl Visagie is the Founder & CEO of KnektMe. A proximity based networking tool that uses Bluetooth technologies in order to power it’s discovery of other users within a certain area.

Carl has an unusual and fascinating background. Dating back to his nomadic childhood, high school, trading stocks, Minecraft to StartUps. After this conversation with Carl, I learned that it’s all not by accident. He puts the work in and he’s constantly learning while experimenting.

In this episode we covered:
Knektme(His App)
– His story
– Major turning points/motivation/books
– Education (Should I go to college or not)
– Self awareness
– Choosing careers
– His long term goals

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Links:
Download Knektme

What Carl is reading at the moment?
Tools of Titans: Amazon | Takealot

#51 – Riana Lynn – FOOD TECH & DIVERSITY

Riana Lynn is a leader in food technology and innovation and a STEM mentor. Her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc and more.

Riana is the founder and CEO of Food Trace, a technology company that deals with food supply chain. She also worked with Google, The White House as well as consulting for a number of companies in the United States.

 

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Some of the topics we covered:

  • Her story
  • How she got started
  • Work experience
  • How she founded food trace
  • How she taught herself how to code
  • Diversity in STEM

You can follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rianalynn/

 

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