I'm pleased to announce the launch of the Inevitable Podcast.
Through long-form candid conversations, I hope to uncover secrets from world class founders, investors and people -- while having a lot of fun. This isn't just another podcast about business, venture or startups. I decided to go long and deep.
If you want to learn from world-class founders and investors, check our teaser here:
I recorded it at Mount Tamalpais, one of my favorite places on earth.
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The first episode will be published April 26th. I won't spoil who'll be the first guest, but what I can tell you is that he's Brazilian who lives in Mountain View and has founded multiple tech companies (one of which was acquired). You don't want to miss it. See you again next Monday!
The past couple of weeks have been pretty exhausting. I am still in the process of moving to the East Coast and it is taking far longer than what I would have hoped for. I am also delaying my move since I am getting my second COVID shot in 48 hours — very thankful for that.
Between everything that we need to get done today, may we all find a moment to practice gratitude, peace, and tranquility, as we settle into our duties.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
As you think, so shall you become.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Having no limitation as limitation.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
After nine years in California, I have decided to move to the East Coast — more on that on a later, dedicated post. I will be in CA for ~12 more days until my move is complete. I am also waiting for my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine, which should happen next week. It delayed my move's process, but it also provided me the opportunity for reflection on the California chapter of my life while I get to see dear friends.
As I wait for my items to be shipped East, I have decided to move north of San Francisco, to Marin County, one of my favorite places on earth, mostly due to the proximity it has with Mt Tamalpais and Muir Woods, which are extremely special places for me. I frequently travel to the redwoods and that mountain to re-energize and connect with God during my years in California.
In the last three days, I went for a few solo hikes while listening to Sadhguru's book, Inner Engineering. Interesting message. His thinking has had a positive impact on a few daily habits for me. Mostly around wanting to return to Yoga and starting to eat less food as well as less frequently. I even re-considered my heavy meat-eating habits. I doubt I will stop eating red meat (for now) — but it made me think and be more aware of my diet and how I typically eat (the quantities, the pace, the setup).
I did 20 minutes of Hatha Yoga class in my hotel room this morning and went to the gym at night. Tomorrow, I signed up for a Yoga class and will lift at night once again. I liked how Yoga gets me ready for the day with the correct flow. In my first year in Colorado (~12 years ago), I was doing Yoga 3-4x a week and did not eat meat for over a year. Certainly, my energy was better balanced than where it is now.
Inner Engineering is a book about finding the perfect alignment with existence, which we all look for as people, founders, and investors. This level of harmony is paramount for a nice, peaceful life. Understanding what energizes you is important.
“The planet is spinning on time: not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine; the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through your head, and it is a bad day! The problem is you are living in a psychological space that bears no connection with reality. And you are insecure, because it can collapse at any moment.”