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This morning, my coffee smelled like a Wendy’s crispy chicken sandwich and I couldn’t have been more pumped about it. Here’s why…
Two years ago, I interviewed wine Sommelier and professional badass, Leslee Miller who taught me a phrase – “Thinking and Drinking” – that turned my curiosity on overdrive about expanding my palate for tasting different food and drinks.
I realized that – for years – when trying to describe the smell or taste of something, I was actually asking myself “What SHOULD I be smelling and tasting?” instead of “What AM I smelling and tasting?”
So I came up with a game I call “Hyper Specific Tasting Notes.” My friends and I do it all the time now and now, a couple years later, it’s changed the way I eat and drink.
For the curious, join me on today’s Daily Guinness episode as I talk more about unlocking your palate with “Hyper Specific Tasting Notes”
This is the picture of a plywood-walled toilet in a New York City restaurant, and the couple who spent thirteen minutes of their first date four inches from me having explosive diarrhea.
I knew it was their first date because I was listening to every word they said while I was doing that thing where you squeeze to try not to poop too loud when you know others can hear you. Maybe throwing a perfectly timed muffle-flush here and there.
Speaking of explosive diarrhea…
For 70+ hours this week/end, the only time my feet hit the floor was when they were taking me from my bed to the toilet.
Literally three days into this “Daily Guinness” podcast experiment and I’m stuck racking up frequent flyer miles on the stool pool, pouring my own “pint of proper”… if you catch my drift.
The timing of this was THE WORST and it got me thinking:
Chances are, you’re like me and have been thinking of starting something ballsy, new, and maybe a little scary. When shit hits the fan at the start
(or literally, “the porcelain” in my case)
Should we view these events as an “Omen” (via Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist) or “Resistance” (via Steven Pressfield’s ‘The War Of Art’)?
One hints that we should shift directions, the other dares us to push forward. They seem to contradict each other and I chat about it on today’s “Daily Guinness” episode.
How do you go from someone with a ton of great ideas to actually acting on them?
Most people think the hardest part is coming up with great ideas or the acting on them. I disagree. Chances are, you have killer ideas coming to mind every day. Most of us haven’t gotten in the habit of keeping track of them, so they constantly evaporate into the universe.
Two years ago, I sat down over coffee to record Question #4 of the podcast with my friend Alex Grahmann who taught me that part of living a curious life is writing things down!
In today’s episode, I revisit part of our conversation, I talk about what approach I use to keep track of thoughts & ideas, and how this habit has transformed my life over the past two years of implementing it.
My full orgiginal interview w/ Alex:
Today, I turned 35! EVERY DAY this year, I’ll be drinking a Guinness and recording a podcast as my friends and I define what it means to life a curious life!