Conor McGregor – Das Mindset eines Champions

Conor McGregor, Mixed Martial Artist & UFC Champion in zwei Gewichtsklassen:

People are always saying, ‚I talk and I talk and I talk.‘ But guess fucking what? I back it up!

I’ve done the same thing over and over and over again every single day. I got really damn good at it. You do it enough times, you’ll get good at it.*

You either win or you learn.

Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.*

Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.

From nothing to something to everything.*


Wie Jason Fried mit 13 Jahren als Reseller Geld verdient hat …

Jason Fried, CEO von Basecamp:

Somehow – I don’t remember how this happened – […] we were starting to get these catalogs at home. One of them was [Asian World of Martial Arts]. Another one was called Sportsmen’s Guide. There were a few other ones. […] I started looking through the pages and there were these cool knives and throwing stars and some ballistic knives, like knives you could actually shoot with a spring. Crazy shit. Crazy stuff. I just got into it.

As a 13-year-old boy, […] I started to take that catalogs and make Xerox copies of these pages and then cut them out and then reassemble my own catalog. I would kind of scratch out the prices and put new prices on them and then make catalogs which I would then distribute to my friends. My friends then would buy these knives and stuff from me.

Everyone had part-time jobs, so they’d give me some cash. […] I’d order stuff C.O.D. I’d fake that I was sick that day. I’d stay home from school. I knew when it was going to be delivered. The UPS driver would come. I would give him the cash and I’d get these things and I’d distribute them to my friends and I would make a profit.

[T]hat’s how I started getting into being an entrepreneur. […] I loved the idea of carving up other people’s catalogs and making my own.


Angst, was andere über einen denken

Fritz Riemann, Autor von Grundformen der Angst:

Das Annehmen und das Meistern der Angst bedeutet einen Entwicklungsschritt, lässt uns ein Stück reifen. Das Ausweichen vor ihr und vor der Auseinandersetzung mit ihr lässt uns dagegen stagnieren; es hemmt unsere Weiterentwicklung und lässt uns dort kindlich bleiben, wo wir die Angstschranke nicht überwinden. Angst tritt immer dort auf, wo wir uns in einer Situation befinden, der wir nicht oder noch nicht gewachsen sind.

Ich finde den Gedanken des „Nachreifenmüssens“, den Riemann in Grundformen der Angst anspricht, sehr spannend.

Für mich persönlich funktioniert Angstkonfrontation sehr gut, wenn ich mich an den folgenden vier Schritten orientiere:

  1. Angst akzeptieren
  2. Angst simulieren
  3. Angst konfrontieren
  4. Angst aushalten

Die Angst, was andere über meine Arbeit und dementsprechend über mich denken könnten, ist eine Angst, mit der ich mich immer wieder konfrontieren muss.


Die 4 Elemente einer Szene

Rob Rosenthal, Host des Podcasts How Sound:

A scene is a great way to organize a piece and create a more visual story.

Typically, a scene has four core elements:

  1. Characters
  2. Setting — A physical location where the story is taking place.
  3. Action — The character is clearly doing something.
  4. Idea — There’s a point to a scene. It communicates and shows an important point in a story.