I recently reconnected with my friend Sebastian Marshall and after having a great discussion on Skype about business growth strategy, Sebastian suggested to interview me for his blog.
Here is an excerpt of the interview:
"On Conquering the World (the whole world)" by Miguel Hernandez, as told to Sebastian Marshall
I see life as a very limited opportunity to enjoy this world. You're given this opportunity just once -- your life. And it's got a deadline.
Most people aren't aware of the deadline; they act like they'll just live forever. But the truth is, every moment you live is one moment less you've got for the rest of your life. My biggest fear is looking back and realizing I didn't try hard enough to make my life the best possible.
I know I've got a big deadline -- the day I die. And every day I don't do everything I can to have fun, to take risks, to enjoy, to try new things… that's a day I basically wasted.
Most people don't have that mentality, so they aren't motivated. What motivates most people are deadlines. When you know you've got a deadline coming up, you do everything you can to make things work.
But in my life, the deadline is so far away that most people don't take it seriously, and don't worry too much about it. But in my case, I always have that in mind. It gives me an urgency to get stuff done.
If you want to get more stuff done than the average person, you're going to need to take more risks than the average person. I know when I'm taking risks that I'm doing the right thing.
You can check out the whole interview HERE.
If you want to improve your business or freelancing, check out Miguel's deal at GiveGetWin: "Document & Systematize Your Whole Business/Workflow" -- there's seven spots available at $19.95 -- All proceeds go to charity.
Enjoyed it? Here you have 7 more interviews with Miguel Hernandez:
The origins of Grumo Media: A story of trial and error – Miguel Hernandez
Running an Animation Studio by Grumo Media - Interview by Animation Orbit
“Life is too short not to take risks” – Audio Interview with Grumo
How Grumo Overcame His Fear of English and Built a Successful Company
How To Create Videos That Get You Customers – Mixergy Interview
Explainer Videos Explained: Interview by The Local Method
Grumo Advice to First Time Entrepreneurs - Interview by Siosism
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