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More About Intek - Knowing a Skill vs. Living a Skill

About three weeks ago, I recognized a common phenomenon that's hard to describe.

A lot of times, you know something, but you're not doing it. Or you're not living it regularly.

When you come across information you've already read or seen, the temptation is to say, "I already know this." Okay, you know it - but are you living what you know? If not, you might want to keep studying and practicing on that topic, even if you feel like you "know" it.

When I start reading a book on managing money, or managing time, or setting goals, sometimes I have a reaction. I say, "I already know this." But then I stop myself. Stop. And I ask, "Am I living it?" Okay, I need some goals and I need to look at them regularly. Am I doing it? If not, I'll re-read the section, or watch another video on it.

I'll be honest - it's somewhat boring going through information you've already come across. But it's necessary if you're not doing/living it.

Don't Be Cool

On Striving For Happiness

One of my roommates, named Ryan, is obsessed with coolness. It’s very strange. I never noticed it until a few months of living with him. The majority of people think like Ryan, but Ryan says what he thinks lol.

Ryan has many interesting opinions. Once I talked about eating alone at a restaurant and he went on to say how he could never do it, because it’s too weird.

When we go out to the clubs and talk to girls if at any point we are standing alone or get rejected, then Ryan wants to leave and thinks everyone was watching us.

Ryan really believes if he made 2x what he makes now (he makes $50k now) he would get more girls and be happier. He thinks the key to happiness is a brand new BMW.

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