The Mountain Top--Episode 120--Get Over Yourself
January 27, 2018•50 min
Over time I've learned--sometimes the hard way--that no matter how cool you are or how cool the stuff you do is, there's always someone who's cooler than you and doing cooler stuff. But one of the great ironies in this life is the sooner you realize that and "get over yourself", suddenly you're infinitely cooler to everyone else...along with all the stuff you do. Given this simple (but not easy) social prinicple, it follows logically that being an arrogant douchebag, when taken to an extreme, is ultimately one of the loneliest existences imaginable. This is an all-important life lesson that too many of us learn far too late in our adult lives, if we ever learn it at all. That's why I want you to meet Jeff Shapiro. Fair warning: Your first impression of him will likely be that he's a bigger badass than you and I put together. I found out about Jeff because he kept turning up as a "brand ambassador" for some of my favorite adventure gear companies, including Keen and Kavu. And that's no wonder. Dude is not only a world-class hang glider and paraglider, he's also a champion ultra-distance runner, competitive rock climber, avid falconer, experienced base jumper and yes...a wingsuit pilot. But here's the thing. He's also a down-to-earth guy who's incredibly easy to like. As it turns out, he's much more curious about you and what you're up to than he is interested in re-hashing his own exploits. So you can imagine his response when I, having figured out who the hell he really was, suggested talking less about his badassery in this show and more about the idea of "getting over oneself". He was stoked. It made for one ridiculously impactful show. Have you joined the Mountain Top Summit Facebook group? If not, you're missing out. Join here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mountaintopsummit === HELP US SEND THE MESSAGE TO GREAT MEN EVERYWHERE === We'll keep the solid, actionable content coming...all for free. If you love what you hear, please give us a 'thumbs up' by rating the show (takes one second) and leaving us a review. As we say here in Texas, we appreciate you!