Hi guys, thought I should touch base as I haven’t posted too much of late, outside of some pics on Instagram. My driving has been pretty safe and sound over last few days, haven’t had to get the electric massage/shock machine out.
Through one of the other podcast I follow I recently discovered the Tim Ferriss Podcast with over 200 million downloads it is a gold mine of interesting chats, interviews and life advice. Sure its not everyone’s cup of tea but it does offer some pearls of wisdom and some genuinely entertaining and thought provoking chats.
TIM FERRISS has been called “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk” by The New York Times. He is one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ other companies. He is also the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef, and Tools of Titans. The Observer and other media have named him “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads and been selected for “Best of iTunes” three years running.
One such gem I heard was this quote that “Normal People are just people you don’t know yet” . This has never been truer I feel than today where we are treated to carefully curated social media snapshots of peoples lives. We count our friends by Facebook/Likes/Profiles and Followers yet we hardly engage or know anything about them outside of their perfect holiday photos and relationships statuses.
Looking at my immediate family and they are normally strange people. One brother juggles, another lives in London but has a house in France and Italian partner. My sister loves whippets and 20’s fashion and my Mother . . . . what doesn’t she do? Herds reindeer in Lapland, host Ghost Tours, walks pilgrim routes and host Xmas dinners. My son likes Anime, my daughter Netball, the other likes UK comedy (she’s 11).
One of the more unusual things I found out about a work mate recently is he has a crystal cut glassware collection on display in a cabinet at his house. He is a 30 something tattooed, blokey bloke.
So clearly normal is not normal and maybe people just need to engage and really find out about other people before we really can tell that everything is normal and nothing is just a little bit boring.