Episode Date May 9, 2023
Featured Guest Vinh Giang
Featured Book "The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant" by Eric Jorgenson

Episode Summary

Vinh Giang reading from Eric Jorgenson’s The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant, and discussing choosing the right path for growth, which begins with taking responsibility for your life.

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I’m the most amateur of magicians. I have about ten tricks, all of which I learned in ten minutes or less, because I need instant magic and instant gratification. However, I’ve come to realize that there are two types of tricks: one that requires a gimmick to work, and one you can perform with whatever’s in front of you. Almost all of my tricks are gimmick-based, but the latter is most extraordinary to me – you’re able to seize the moment and change the audience’s perception of the possible. That’s magic.

Vinh Giang is a teacher, a keynote speaker, and a magician. As the son of Vietnamese refugees, his life began with a prophecy, a mold he had to break out of in order to pursue his desire; the art of prestidigitation.

Vinh reads two pages from ‘The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant’ by Eric Jorgenson. [reading begins at 16:05]

Hear us discuss:

  • “As long as I kept blaming other people, I kept being invisible.” [4:18]
  • How to deal with not meeting the expectations of others. [9:21]
  • “Security was shoved down my throat all my life, I became nauseated by it.” [13:15]
  • What does authenticity truly mean? [21:04]
  • “Don’t be so attached to who you are in the present that you don’t give the future version of yourself a chance.” [25:43]
  • What’s your relationship with ambition? [25:54]
  • The art of precision. [28:14]
  • How to become resilient to failure. [30:23]

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Mentioned Episodes | Ep. 116: The Power of the Underdog: Bobby Herrera | Ep. 85: How to Be (& Not Be) Yourself: Steven D’Souza

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Eric Jorgenson | The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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