I think only my mom since she alone raised us 3 siblings. She is 67 and still go to work even when she got a lot of money lying around. I cant find other example and i dont want to hard work all the time like my mom.
I wouldn’t say that I have one discipline role model. however if I had t focused it down to one person it would be Tim Ferris. being a moderate expert across many discipline is the driving four behind my motivation and Tim is the poster boy of this time of learning.
He has the discipline to spend extended time, up to months, on developing a lifestyle of deep work. This amazing skill and dedication is an envy of mine as I strive to met his level of a deep work lifestyle.
My grandfather inspires me. He was exiled and immigrated to the US in the middle of his life. He lost everything and had to make a life for himself, his wife and 3 small children in the US out of nothing. He chose to spend his life helping other exiles find their way. He was beloved by the Cuban community for his efforts. He has taught me that even in the face of great loss and crisis, never stop thinking of others. Be strong in character, driven in your efforts and disciplined in your resolve.
There is many people that inspire for different reasons.
Nikola Tesla comes to mind, he had a great mind. He was able to transform our society with his inventions.
He was a very isolated individual. I would say he never lost his imagination and curiosity.
There were hard parts in his life, doing lots of grunt work. He even had a near death experience when he was young.
Sad at the end of his life he was alone and talked to pigeons.
Martin Luther - Revolutionary man who dug into information and questioned authority. Interestingly it was around the time the printing press was invented and information could spread rapidly.
Modern day people are probably Elon Musk and Richard Branson. From what I know about these men is they were not afraid to take risks, dream and they have had their failures.
The name that jumped straight into my head was Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams
I somehow stumbled on “Coffee with Scott Adams” periscope/youtube more than a year ago. This guy has a totally unconventional way of looking at the world that makes a lot of sense to me
Adams overcame great challenges, and had many failures on his way to success, he has written about it in his book “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big”, and the recent follow up “Win Bigly”
Adams got my attention by describing Trump (whether you love him or hate him) as a world class persuader who had a much better chance of winning than the mainstream media was giving him. I rarely gamble, but based on Adam’s insight I won some filthy fiat betting on Trump
Adams is involved in blockchain with WhenHub (which will connect consumers to experts via secure micro-contracts), and although he says “don’t take investment advice from a cartoonist”, stating that he holds an unspecified but “large” amount of Bitcoin was the nudge that finally got me to start buying in early December, and that is what lead me to the Dogelord and the Bitcoin Pub a couple of weeks ago…
Charlie Lee inspires me. He is an honorable man and a man of honor. He also takes the long view and is always working towards the future. My wife inspires me. She is consistent no matter what happens. She also has a calm and peaceful spirit. May I learn from these two examples.
Man dad would be my biggest inspiration.
Typical immigrant story, but pretty much came to America as a Vietnam refugee. He came here with a friend so he had no family to rely on for help. For someone who didn’t speak english, he managed to learn a new language, work hard enough to start his own business, raised a family of 4, put my sister to college (I took out loans to pay for my own way) and live the American dream.
With the odds against him he was able to do all that…And I can’t even manage to get out of debt.
I want to have the strength that he had.
Today is the day to change my views in life…
Yes. Be who you were meant to be!
My Parents - Having me at the age of 15 (maybe 14 ) they managed to give me plenty of opportunities
Brother - he saw how his coworkers were unhappy and decided he didn’t want that
BF au- through many hard times she her perseverance in life has been remarkable
Joe Rogan - he does what he is passionate about and is really eye opening
Peter and John - recently rekindled a fire in me and I would love to one day be apart of the team
Peter Mckinnon - his videos and tutorials are next level.
My boss and his wife - they do what they love and have given me a great opportunity to financial freedom. (its going to suck when I decide to leave the company)
Honestly, there’s a real dearth of people in my own life that inspire me, but at the moment, I am inspired by certain artists: Banksy, Edward Kienholz, Edward Hopper and model/personality Isabella Ferrada. They’ve all forged their own path, stayed fiercely authentic, and highlight the human condition in some way so that others can take a moment and contemplate the beautiful, tragic, comedic facets of life in the midst of the post modern struggle for survival in America. It’s important to me to take a step back and see the big picture, and view life for how it is, and not get mired or bogged down in the day to day minutiae of trying to make a living and the dog eat dog struggle for existence in this age. Thanks a bunch, Peter.
Eddie Jones. England rugby union head coach. Gets up 5.00am everyday. Works relentlessly in the pursuit of being number 1. Constantly learning from from top coaches in other sports. Does it all with a smile on his face.
I follow a few guys in the crypto world and 2 of them inspire me.
The Dogelord (why else would I be on this forum)
DL inspires me with his contagious enthusiasm and the fact that it a world of “to the moon” & “I want a Lambo” he has both.
Cedric inspires me because he’s all about enjoying a frugal life on his own terms.
They remind me that persistence pays off. Just watched the movie “the founder” and its message was exactly that. Ray Kroc had tried many things and just wouldn’t give up until life finally conceded and gave him what he wanted.
My wife inspires me. Her strengths are my weaknesses. She is my anchor and foundation. Because she is solid- I am able to reach, stretch and spend time in that uncomfortable space just outside my “zone”
Aaron Swartz inspires me in his courage and sense of morality.
Patti Smith, whose memoir I’m currently reading, inspires the artistic side of me: when she lived in New York in the late 60s/early 70s, she devoted herself to art in various forms until she one day released one of the best albums of all time.
My mother inspires me, as she came to this country with nothing and has made a very good life for herself.
I don’t know that anyone inspires me. Results tend to drive me. I really like what Jeff Bezos has done, some of the people aspects of Amazon are very interesting but I don’t know that he inspires me. Matthew McConaughey said in his Oscar speech that he chases who he is in 10 years. His hero is who he is in 10 years… I think that is something that inspires me. I always want to be a better father, better husband, better person, etc… Two things to think about… I don’t know where this comes from, if someone does please let m know. “Someone once said hell is the day when the person you became has to meet the person you could have become.” Lastly… and I don’t know where I heard this but it really resonates with me… “The person you will be in 5 years is who you hang around with today, the books you read, the food you eat and the workouts you do. Your future self is begging you to work harder today”… beyond that there are probably 20 speakers I like to listen to that make me want to get up and do more.
Speaking about Crypto my first inspiration is a guy named Luke he started with $2000 around three years ago, and now he’s making around $30.000/month. There’s a youtuber quickfingers he makes his living trading full time, and he teaches how to trade without charging anything, and now Peter your videos inspired me to join this community.
A “guy” that has inspired me to go and reach my dreams is Luffy from the anime series ONE PEACE. He just goes for what he wants; he doesn’t look for things that could stop his progress, he just goes for what he wants and any trouble that could happen (and there are a lot of difficulties) he only faces those crises at the time that it is needed to work on them.
I have learned not to be stopped by paralysis analysis; it is necessary just to get started and confront problems when they happen.
I could spend all day writing about the people who inspire me. There are lots, and for many different reasons. Examples are:
Tony Robbins - Great Motivator and energy, taught me a lot about my mindset and focusing on positives and success. He can find good out of any situation.
My father - for teaching me the value of family and doing everything he needed to support us in a good environment. He puts family first.
Deepak Chopra - taught me the power of meditation and to bring myself to the present and to worry less about the little things.
My extrovert friends who can say what they want and have no filter. They attract others and many people enjoy their company.
These are a few. I can name more, but I know there are many because everyone has some trait/skill that I could probably use to improve my life.
Even the DogeLord himself inspires me. His energy motivates me want to learn more about this industry.
I’d have to say the person that has inspired me the most in my life has been my old boss that owned a guitar shop I used to work at. He accomplished goals and gathered experiences that he was proud to share in order to help others. The accomplishments on his resume include owning 2 successful guitar stores, toured with a classic (and quite frankly huge in their time) canadian band without playing an instrument and has managed to remain a good human all throughout. The biggest lesson i’ve learnt from him was to always do the small thing because people will remember that. I remember one time when i first started working we’d feed the birds behind the store and a little kid came up and gave him a leaf, he took it and pressed it in a book. He looked over at me and told me “always keep the things the little guys give you because it’ll take you a second to put it away and it’ll mean the world to them when they seen you again”. A year/half a year later the kid came back to look at guitars and the kids parents were so taken aback that my boss had kept the leaf that they bought him a guitar right on the spot. The moral of the story that I think everyone can take from what my old boss is that being a kind human and being willing to hear everyone out is the best thing you can do for anybody and will bring you more profits than anything else can.
Elon Musk, innovative, fearless and wants to change the world for the better.
My mom inspires and motivates me to be the best person I can be and give more than receive.