Adam Thoughts #228.

August 29, 2017 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original unless quoted.

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There is confidence and there is true confidence.

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Phone play list mix:

  • Hans Zimmer – Inception OST – TIME
  • DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber
  • Jay Sean – Down ft. Lil Wayne
  • Aaron Carter – Sooner or Later
  • Halsey Viet – Break My Heart
  • Cheat Codes – No Promises ft. Demi Lovato
  • Latika’s Theme – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
  • Get Up Again (some technoy song)
  • TLC – Unpretty
  • Kanye West – All Of The Lights
  • Alan Silvestri – Cast Away Theme
  • Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown – No Air
  • Electus – To A Friend
  • Diddy-Dirty Money – Coming Home ft. Skylar Gray
  • Zyna – Pillowtalk
  • O.B – Airplanes Part 2 (ft Eminem)
  • Lil Wayne – Mirror ft. Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
  • Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rhiana
  • Hellogoodbye – Here (in your arms)
  • Kesha – Praying
  • Heart – Alone
  • One Direction – Best Song Ever
  • Best of Illenium (Meoldic EDM)
  • Galantis – Gold Dust (Illenium Remix)
  • Illenium – Fortress (ft. Joni Fatora)

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“Hormones are my god.” -Denis B.

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3,000 more days.

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Auditions are overrated.

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Just avoid the traps and you’ll be ok.

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Floyd is the greatest. So is Jimmy xD Seriously 2 of my favorite guys.

[Floyd Mayweather Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel before McGregor fight]

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“The best defense to speech about you that you don’t like as a public figure is to develop a thick skin. It’s really the only effective defense because you can’t stop it. You are going to be misunderstood. If you are doing anything interesting in the world, you are going to have critics. If you absolutely cannot tolerate critics, then don’t do anything new or interesting.” -Jeff Bezos

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“To get really good results you have to defy conventional wisdom, and the problem of course is that conventional wisdom is usually correct.” -Jeff Bezos

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“Stubborn on the vision and strategy, but flexible on the details. But sometimes you have to give up on the vision. When is that last day? When the last ‘high-judgement’ champion folds their cards… You should give up on things, but you shouldn’t give up on things easily.” –Jeff Bezos

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Build your strategy around customer needs – the ones that won’t change for 10 years.

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“Easy to see in hindsight. Impossible to see at the time.” -Eric Schmidt

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On another note, $8,000 really isn’t that much.

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“It’s just another day. That’s how I approach everything – it’s just another day. My mentality from the beginning – why I’m undefeated – cuz my mentality is the same thing always : fuck it, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be.” -Floyd Mayweather

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Once you become the main event, stay the main event. Once you become the main attraction, stay the main attraction.

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Adam the Kind.

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You are great at life because you suck at life.

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Information overload.

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All the great are eccentric. Where do you think I draw inspiration from?

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Love yourself and everything else will fall into place.

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“Too dream… this is my quest.” –Someone else

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The more fleeting, the more beautiful.

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Control the first moment.

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You have to be willing to be misunderstood for a while in order to accomplish something great.

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The story of asking Kate out…

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You make the money, I’ll make us happy.

That’s team work.

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I’m the type of guy you want to marry, not the type of guy you want to date which is why I didn’t hang out with a lot of girls growing up and now 20 years later they all want me.

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I am really impressed by the Corona girls who stand there for half an hour and smile. I mean how can you stand there for half an hour and smile lol!? I hope they got paid well.

[Full Floyd Mayweather Connor McGregor fight press conference]

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“No gamble, no future,” as they say. I have won bets larger than this, and I have lost bets much, much larger than this. Winning or losing is not important. What matters is we find something we believe in, and we act on it. This is how we discover who we are and what we stand for.

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Ah thanks Ma. I’m happy I won too : ) This is who I am. I make gambles. Sometimes it’s with my time, and sometimes it’s with my money. Sometimes I gamble with business, and sometimes I gamble in other ways. I don’t win every one and there will definitely be more, and that’s how it has to be because when I believe in something I do it. I did not see this one as a bet. It was a step in my authenticity – a reflection of my belief in something that was contrary to what the majority of people thought. For this reason, regardless of the outcome, it was the right thing to do. For this reason, regardless of the outcome, I had to do it. The end does not justify the journey, it only helps us understand ourselves better.

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The winning songs from last week, won again this week. So here is another one that didn’t quite ‘win the week,’ but it was a relevant song that I listened to a lot.

[I’ll Be Your Reason by Illenium]