We don't aim high enough with our goals. We all have more in us, and we are all capable of aiming higher.
I was a kiddie pool attendant, and I was a white rapper. That's not going to get you a job on Wall Street.
I am a big believer in PR.
If you can't do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
If I had done 'Go, New York, Go' for the Spurs, it might not have worked. It really taught me a lot about demographics and tastes and styles. I never went to business school, so that whole experience was my crash course in marketing, contracts, negotiations, and product launches.
I ran a 100-mile marathon, and I was powered by coconut water.
If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.
When we first started Marquis Jet back in 2001, one of our first goals was to try to break into the Hollywood marketplace. We thought it was a good way to help build brand credibility and attract new customers by word of mouth.
Running has become so therapeutic for me because I block out all thoughts or get really crystal clear business ideas.
I continue to look for opportunities to learn on a daily basis. I try not to settle into a routine, and I attempt things that challenge me.
I used to delay doing stuff that I just didn't want to deal with - things like putting the garden hose away properly or doing the dishes right after dinner. Now I have this little voice in my head that says, 'I know you don't want to do this, but just do it anyway.' In other words, there's far less stuff that I put off until tomorrow.
I feel like I'd invested so much in the physical side of my life: running marathons - I brought a SEAL into my house - I have a trainer. But I've invested very little on the inner work, and in a world of distractions, I felt like to have the whole picture, I really had to spend a little time alone and work on being present.
I love diving into the unknown. That's been my M.O. ever since I was a kid.
The best gift you can give yourself is getting over the fear of embarrassment because then you're completely free to try anything.
Anytime you take someone's money, that puts enormous pressure. But I think if you want the most reward, you have to take the most risk.
I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry. The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.
The answer is that I do want to climb Everest, but I don't want to go to Everest. I don't want to be cold. I can't take the time. It's just not practical.
I'm an extremist. If I go to a sneaker store, I buy 20 pairs of sneakers, not one.
Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.
Almost all of my business flights are commercial, not private.