- He refuses to keep score. (and says “it’s always NOW” whenever you’re up)
- He wears this weird Scottish hat thingy that makes it difficult to concentrate while serving
- He can’t hit a topspin forehand to save his life.
- He is a big fan of trash talk. And yells “suck it” from across the net, whenever he wins a point. Which isn’t often, but is still uncomfortable and strangely disquieting to hear.
The truth is, i didn’t really play tennis with Eckhart, but i did have a dream i did. (right after i knocked out Manny Pacquiao with 3 body blows and an illegal head butt to the kisser)
I know, I know.
You probably never dream of a 3 hour marathon tennis match with profane Eckhart Tolle as a partner.
And that’s okay.
But you probably never had to break out of a Chinese prison with Jack Bauer slowing you down like i did last night either.
What makes you laugh – smile – or inspired?
Write about that.
Focus on fun.
Strive to satisfy your own muse first.
If there is one thing i’ve learned over the last decade and a half of doing this wild, weird, wonky and wonderful work – it’s this:
The audience you most need to win over is the one in your own head.
Life is short.
There are a million gurus, gimmicks and goofy gadgets out there – but none will teach you how to captivate, amuse and entertain the most important audience you need to impress.
Because without that – no matter how much you accomplish – it will never be enough.