Gabe Freund - Powerful Wisdom From a Millennial

Gabe Freund - Powerful Wisdom From a Millennial

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I sit down with my musician and mathematician cousin to talk life and wisdom. Gabe was bullied in high school but eventually made it to college by a very circuitous route including gardening, parking cars, and tennis in the hood. In this episode Gabe shares his deep wisdom on life and music.

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Questions and topics in this episode:

  • Everyone has a soul instrument.
  • Get a teacher and a peer group.
  • Focused effort for 10 minutes a day
  • If you wanna eat, you gotta be hungry!
  • How being bullied affected him.
  • Gabriel's Golden Touch.
  • The people that make it out of the hood separate themselves from bad elements to focus on success.
  • Delayed gratification and sacrifice.
  • What a college party is like nowadays.
  • Advice for kids.
  • Stick around when other people won't to get ahead.
  • Fully exert yourself in your job and take pride in it.
  • Don't be afraid to put on the white belt.
  • Beating the plateau with perseverance.

Challenge: Practice your passion for 10 minutes a day.

Links discussed in this episode:

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4 responses to “Gabe Freund - Powerful Wisdom From a Millennial”

August 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Hey Noah,
I'd love to somehow support your podcast but honestly don't know how to easily do it. Podcast addict (the app I'm using to play podcasts) has a rating option but it looks to be an internal rating only (for me to filter?).

Also on your blog there is no easy way to rate an episode.

What's the easiest way to rate your show?

Quentin Heim
June 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

36:25 : "People when they start thinking that they know everything, that's when they start failing"

That's actually a common cognitive bias that people get once they overcome the beginner level in deep subjects involving extensive learning curves like driving a car, speaking a language, mastering a course or even figuring out what's life about.

It's called Duning-Kruger and demonstrates in a nutshell how people, after learning the basics of a topic, are subject to overvalue their competence since they don't have gathered enough knowledge to properly estimate the depth of a topic.

Imho, keeping that in mind helps to preserve your self-view a bit more accurate and down to earth.

Once you stop learning, you start dying, said Einstein. It's sad how some poeple die in their 20s but don't reach the coffin until their 70s.

So, stay curious, stay alive!

January 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Great. I'm so happy that you included a direct link to download the podcast. I had to hunt for it a bit--finally found the link through the blog. I'm looking forward to future podcasts.

Will Chou
January 18, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Thanks again Noah