Carpe Diem… seize the day!
In this episode Russell talks about driving home from a family vacation and thinking about how the window of life is a short one and how we need to seize the day by creating. He also talks about his favorite part of Dead Poets Society and why it is important.
Here are some interesting things to listen for in today’s episode:
Why Russell thinks it is so important to look at life as a short window of time that we have to create something of impact. Why Russell believes that despite being born under different circumstances we all have shockingly similar trials. And why creating things that will help others is the secret to happiness.
So listen below to hear what Russell believes about our short time on Earth and why it is important.
Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Car. Alright, alright, I know what you’re probably thinking, “Russell have you forgot about us over here in Marketing In Your Car Land?” and the answer is no. I’ve been going crazy on Snapchat, as some of you guys know. If you haven’t started playing in Snapchat, come hang out with us. If you go to Snapfunnels.com there’s some free coaching showing you how it works and how you can add me on Snapchat, but we’re having tons of fun. I’ve been documenting behind the scenes of all the crazy crap of what we’re doing every single day. So if you haven’t been watching, you should come over there too.
But the one thing that I don’t like about Snapchat, is I got 10 seconds at a time, and I feel like if I spend more than 2 or 3-10 seconds in a row talking about a concept it gets really boring. So if I ever want to go deep, this is where I come to go deep with you guys. Because I know you can handle it, I know you appreciate it, so that’s the game plan.
We just got back from a week long family vacation and the week prior to that we had 50+ staying at my house for another family reunion, so it’s been two weeks of family and not a lot of chance to work. So I’m heading into the office right now and I’m really, really excited. But I wanted to talk to you guys about was a thought I had as I was driving home from Bear Lake, which is on the Utah/Idaho border, back here to Boise. So it’s probably, I don’t know, if you’re driving by yourself maybe 5 hours, if you got kids that got to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes it’s 8 hours. I don’t know. Somewhere between 5 and 8 hours to get home. And our kids actually did really, really good this time. But as we were driving, you have a lot of time with your thoughts. My wife and I talk for the majority of the time, but after 8 hours or whatever, sometimes you run out of conversation. So I was just sitting there thinking and what I starting thinking about was kind of cool. I was thinking about how many people have ever lived on this earth. And it’s a lot, right. I’ve read different people with different opinions. I think right now if you look at how many people are on the earth, I think it’s close to 7 billion. So that’s a lot of people, right.
But if you think about all the people who have lived since the beginning of time. Since Adam and Eve first set foot upon this planet. I think the number estimates I read were in the 80 or 90 billion people. That’s a lot of people. 80 or 90 billion people have graced this planet, since the beginning of time, and everyone kind of had a shot. We all come on this earth and it’s interesting, it’s almost like, I’ve been thinking about it recently, it’s almost like, not a mousetrap, but something like that. We enter this game, we enter this thing and I believe, maybe I’m wrong, but I believe that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us, who brought us here and placed us here on this earth, and I think that everybody was given different challenges. Now by different I don’t mean bigger or smaller, in fact I believe that when this whole earth life is over we have a chance to look back, I think that we will all be shocked at how similar our trials were in severity. I just think that, again I believe there’s a grand architect to this world, to this life. So I believe that nobody….from the outside it will look like this person was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, or this person lives in Kenya and has a horrible life, everyone’s got different things. But I think that we all entered the game and each of us are given different trials and things and I think that we’ll be shocked when all is said and done at how similar everybody’s trials were in severity.
And again, sometimes you may think, oh this guy’s rich, so he doesn’t have any issues. But I guarantee that person who has a lot of money is dealing with all sorts of other issues and people that have no money are perfectly fine with other things. I think that it’s going to be shockingly similar if and when we have a chance to all look back on it. So there’s kind of my belief pattern. So through t