Keep on keeping on

It’s a long season! You can’t win the Super Bowl after Week 1.

Yet, that’s the thing people are expecting when they start anything.

◾️Their Podcast isn’t a chart-topper after a few episodes

◾️Their self-published book didn’t get bought

◾️They aren’t getting any traction online

Keep at it. Put in the reps. If you’re good enough you’ll make it. 

Otherwise, you’ll learn and adapt.

Either way, you must stay consistent.

Keep on keeping on2023-11-19T15:28:57-04:00

Pod Starter

I was struggling to start a Podcast for 2 years from 2015-2017.

I let self-limiting beliefs from childhood creep in when I was on the brink of starting.

I kept making excuses.

I never started.

Then, 6 years ago I had an epiphany. What if I Just Get Started ?

If I had the courage to start, maybe I could help others muster up their own to start whatever they wanted.

With that idea and a meaning to grab on to, the Just Get Started Podcast was born in November 2017.

Inspiration can hit us at any time but it’s the execution that matters.

Just Get Started and see where the magic can lead us!

Pod Starter2023-09-30T13:44:13-04:00

Off To Work We Go

There are a lot of varying factors that go into the accomplishments of every successful person.

Hard work is a constant across all of their stories.

Tiger Woods wasn’t born to be a great golfer, he worked his ass off.
Dave Chappelle wasn’t born to be a great comedian, he worked his ass off.
Taylor Swift wasn’t born to be a great musician, she worked her ass off.
Elon Musk wasn’t born to be a great entrepreneur, he worked his ass off.

We’re not born with anything.

We must put in the work.

That’s one of the few things we can control to live a better life.

Off To Work We Go2023-09-30T13:28:36-04:00

Outcome Goals

When people say they want to write a book what they mean is they want to publish a book.

When people say they want to run a marathon what they mean is they want to finish the marathon.

When people say they want to do something what they generally mean is they want the feeling of completing something.

There is a gap between the act of starting and the glory of finishing.

The gray area is the work.

The people who love the journey, the highs and lows, and the unknown are more likely to reach a pinnacle of achievement.

They prepare daily by showing up and putting in effort.

They realize the reward is in the opportunity to get to do the work.

Outcome goals are important but what are the daily inputs to make it a reality?

Outcome Goals2023-08-06T10:30:06-04:00

Compound Interest

When we’re working toward something and enjoying the journey then we’ve already obtained success. 

There isn’t some arbitrary fixed time when things should happen. 

It doesn’t work that way. 

Keep enjoying the process.

Consistency compounds over time. 

Compound Interest2023-06-25T13:39:24-04:00

Become A Lifer

It’s impossible to split up “Professional Life” and “Personal life”

These aren’t separate entities.

There is just Life.

When we’re working we may be weighed down by family trauma.

When we’re with a friend we may be thinking about a work project.

When we’re tired we may have to muster up the energy to go to the gym knowing we have work to do after.

We may need to stop working on a project to attend our kids’ game.

When we are looking at buying a house, moving, traveling, etc it can be impacted by our work and the financial rewards from that work.

It all overlaps and intertwines into a messy unrelenting knot that can’t be undone.

Recognizing that should put us at ease. We don’t have to fake it or try to make it all work perfectly into this “work-life balance” box.

It’s nonsense. There is just balance.

We are balancing work, kids, friends, romantic partners, hobbies, and tragedy and triumph.

It’s randomness every day.

We have to stop putting pressure on ourselves to be perfect. It doesn’t exist.

Map out your day, figure out what works for you, and take a deep breath.

Balance comes with accepting all the challenges we have not ignoring them.

Become A Lifer2023-08-20T15:48:40-04:00

A Beautiful Mind And Body

You can create the mind and body you want from nothing.

Do not convince yourself otherwise.

It takes patience.

It takes hard work.

It takes confidence.

It takes a will to walk the lesser-worn path.

If you’re unhappy, if you’re stuck, if you’re thinking it’s insurmountable, I promise you it’s not.

When you can lean into the fear, quiet the noise of the crowd and overcome the feeling that you’re never good enough there’s no feeling like it.

It’s pure bliss.

It doesn’t mean it won’t be hard. It’ll be so hard. But that’s why it’s worth it.

The only thing you have to lose is the ability to be the happiest you’ve ever been.

Don’t let that happen.

Don’t ever let that happen again.

A Beautiful Mind And Body2023-03-09T19:26:39-04:00
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Episode 327 features the host of the Danny Miranda Podcast, Danny Miranda.

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Danny Miranda is a lover of life and spends his time podcasting and writing. He is the host of The Danny Miranda Podcast, which aims to help him explore his curiosities and become a student of life. He has published more than 300 episodes in less than 2.5 years with some of the world’s greatest minds like Morgan Housel, Nik Sharma, Ben Bergeron, Gary Vaynerchuk, Sahil Bloom, Tom Bilyeu, and many more.

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Danny Miranda2023-01-24T21:43:29-04:00

Version Control

What was the 2013 version of ourselves doing back then?

What do you think the 2033 version will be doing?

We’ve come so far.

Imagine what some focused effort and decision-making can do for us over these next 10 years.

20 years into the future, our 2013 version will come to be unrecognizable.

Version Control2022-12-26T14:39:53-04:00

Ageless Wonder

Age is just a number. It’s meaningless.

If we believe that then we can push ourselves to the limits every day.

We can expand our minds.

We can become who we’ve always wanted to be.

It takes hard work, determination, grit, and focus.

It’s not a number on the calendar that is stopping us.

It’s ourselves.

But we can push through, we can achieve, and we can thrive.

We just have to get started.

And show up each day.

Age doesn’t determine that.

We do.

Ageless Wonder2022-10-17T11:20:32-04:00

Boiling Point

Water is just water. Until it gets hot enough and starts to boil. It’s still water but now it’s boiling hot and creating a new, gaseous state that wasn’t there before.

We don’t know exactly when because there are many factors to get it to the exact temperature. It depends on the amount of water, the consistency of the heat applied, and outside factors (like salt).

But, at some point, when the conditions are right, it boils.

The same can be true for the work we want to put out in the world. It never gets noticed, picked up, or becomes helpful to us or others until we actually create it, consistently, over time and put energy or “heat” into the process.

We have to be willing to endure the long arduous process of creating with nothing happening. Sometimes, it can be like watching water boil.

But, like the water, we have to be willing to stay consistent and wait it out. We have to be willing to believe that the generous work we are giving to the world will be noticed and appreciated.

When the conditions are right, our time will come.

We may not know the exact time but we’ll be ready.

Boiling Point2022-03-18T17:45:03-04:00

Keep Chopping Wood

We live in a world where we are told that quicker is better. Faster, faster, faster.

  • Fast food
  • The “hot” take
  • Crash dieting
  • Hypergrowth

Someone is going to catch us if we slow down. Keep pressing down the accelerator.

But are they? Or is that a story we are making up in our heads?

It doesn’t mean that we have to believe that.

It’s easy to look at examples of businesses or people moving quickly but we have to ask ourselves, “Have they always been moving at “this speed” or are we just watching what happens after momentum takes over after a long winding patient process of action?”

Be intentional about what you are doing. The accelerator doesn’t always have to be pushed to the floor.

The journey will take many unexpected turns. Relish those. Learn. Adapt. But don’t rush.

Things happen when they happen.

But sometimes it’s not as fast as we may want. And we may not be able to control it.

So why get flustered?

Keep chopping wood. Keep progressing forward. Keep living your purpose.

Your time will come.

Keep Chopping Wood2022-01-23T21:06:34-04:00

The Secret Ingredient

When we are devouring some dessert in the aftermath of the Thanksgiving feast this year let that give us some perspective and a metaphor we can use for our lives. 

The dessert didn’t make itself. 

There were ingredients that were necessary to make that specific recipe and they didn’t peel, mix, whisk, or bake themselves. 

They needed the human touch. They needed our interpretation of a recipe and the work that goes in to see it through to completion. 

Life is like that. 

There are many opportunities that come into our life but nothing happens until we put our special touch on it. We have to be the ones to advance the cause because otherwise, that opportunity spoils. 

Certainly, we can’t see the alternative path had we taken it, but if it’s one we believe in deep down in our core then maybe it’s one we should consider advancing and seeing how it goes. 

Maybe we should start looking for those opportunities and acting on them today. Because with our unique perspective and view of the situation, we have the chance to turn it into a masterpiece.

The Secret Ingredient2021-11-21T21:22:10-04:00
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