Dirk was happy that Kobe Bryant wasn’t playing for Team USA in international competition one particular summer. Dirk knew that Kobe had so much dog in him, so much I don’t give a f**k energy — on the court at least — that that alone could possibly be enough to push the Americans to victory.
Today is about how to put yourself in that frame of mind.
2:14 Today’s Topic: How To Go Into “IDGAF” Mode
2:39 Dirk Nowitzki on Team USA winning the world championships if Kobe Bryant was there by his mentality alone
5:36 Point I: You are never gonna get what you want if you are not persistent enough
8:14 “I don’t give a fuck when someone is offended by my persistence”
9:31 Point II: What matters to you enough that you will piss somebody off to get done what you need to get done?
12:30 When you’re in a frame of mind of “I don’t want to bother somebody”, you will never sell anyone on your ideas, on your goods or services
14:43 Point III: The less you care about offending people, the more you will get done
15:36 When you try to focus on two things – wanting your sell to someone and not offending others – you’re ineffective doing both because your mind is not completely focused on either one of these tasks
16:20 When you’re completely focused on the outcome that you want to achieve, you should not care about appeasing people
16:51 Listen to Episode #60: My Favorite Books, Part 1
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