Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips From 7 Avengers
Avengers… Assemble. This being the Super U Podcast, it’s only fitting that we hear from a few of our favorite superheroes. In this episode, we’re joined by Chris Evans (Captain America), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Robert Downey Jr. (Ironman), and the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther).
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
Need a sneak peek? Below are the main takeaways from the episode.
Super U Podcast | 7 Super Tips From 7 Avengers
[3:51] Tip #1
“And then the other thing is because my dad’s a golfer, the mind of a golfer is like the mind of a Buddhist. In some ways, you have to be in the present to be a good golfer, really present. And you have to really let go of your last hand if it’s bad, or if it’s good, doesn’t matter. You can have an attachment to it. And my dad would always say to try and beat your last best score, but you’re only competing against yourself. You’re not competing against anyone else. And that’s what golfers do, don’t they? Yes, they’re competing, but they’re competing against their own scores and their own handicap and their own last best round. But it’s that idea that you’re not in competition with anyone else except to improve yourself.”
[6:17] Tip #2
“Ultimately, it’s the, there are certain things that you cherish about your normal life that are different and you’re not comfortable with, obviously. But at the end of the day, I’ve always been very close to my family. I’ve always like really cherished my friends. And it just makes you do it more, and you just can’t complain about it. You take as many pictures as you can. You sign as many autographs as you can, and when it feels to your debt, you’ve given enough for yourself away. There you go. Okay, that’s it. evacuate the city, engage hard defenses, get this man a sheet.”
[7:20] Tip #3
“We know each other is as friends from work. I got a couple of films at the beginning when I got here. And then I did Star Trek. And I thought Great, this is it. I’m off. Yeah. And then had nothing for like a year or longer. And it was, you know, hundreds of auditions. And no, no, no, no, no. And started thinking about this. What am I doing, I’m gonna get back home, and right before Christmas at the end of that sort of, you know, that year I sort of thought, Okay, one more shot, one more shot. If it doesn’t work, I’m not coming back. And I got the cabin in the woods was the audition and thought was next. And then to sort of roll from there. But I gotta say that year was pretty testing, you know, it’s the definition of insanity is to try the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Yeah. And there you are being told no, no, no, no, no. And somehow having a think might be wrong. Yeah. Yeah. That’s a very, very interesting theory. I have a simpler one. You’re all not worthy.”
[8:58] Tip #4
“Before we get started, does anyone want to get out? If I was going to try and pick up a sport, you know, I’m not going to be amazing tomorrow. Today, I just have to dribble just got to dribble the ball. And if the ball gets away from me today, it’s okay. Get it back and just dribble again. Even if it takes all of my focus and energy just to dribble this ball. Maybe tomorrow, it won’t. And it won’t be as you know, consuming. But it’s okay to be where I am. I don’t have to wake up tomorrow and be a pro. And I think that that mentality has gone a long way for me in terms of just surrendering to the moment and surrendering to where I am and surrendering even to my failures. So you know, your failures are okay too. I used to really be very hard on hard on myself. If I thought I wasn’t accomplishing something or reaching a certain level but you know, be with your failures. They’re there. They’re just as educational and just as opening to the process as the successes and eventually if you’re, I would hope, you know, the notion of success and failure will begin to dilute as well. So yeah, just just just practice assemble.”
[11:04] Tip #5
“Quinn, you can do the things that I can feed you don’t. And then the bad things happen. happen because I think sometimes I can spend too much time thinking about the future and not enough time living in the present. You know, in this business, you’re only as good as your last job. And, you know, it’s quite uncertain as to what you’re gonna do next because you might not have a job to go to. So I think what I’ve been trying to do this year is focus on here and now and enjoy the moment. But anyway, I think I probably would have told my younger self to enjoy every day as it comes. Take your time. Have some patience, and I would have said, play golf more.”
[12:40] Tip #6
“It means you can either drive yourself home or I can have you collected. It was really difficult for me to try to figure out how to get out of being an ingenue or the other woman. Because it was never anything that I had intended. And I’d been working since I was eight years old. And certainly, that was never like a goal of mine. I sort of had to kind of shake it up a little bit because I just couldn’t seem to. I just didn’t want to work on stuff that I like, knew how to do, and knew I could do it. And it was like what is this like the I remember thinking at the time like maybe I need a different job in this industry that would sort of be more fulfilling because there seemed like there was just nowhere to go. And so I actually had the opportunity to do a play to do an Arthur Miller play on Broadway and it actually totally reset my whole way of thinking about how I could work and what the different kinds of opportunities that could be available to me and it’s amazing how the theater is limitless, you know, and it just felt so even though it was terrifying. It felt it was liberating. It’s really not that complicated. I got to read in my ledger. I’d like to wipe it out.”
[16:02] Tip #7
“It baffles me confidence. What does it really mean? There was a period of time where I felt like I did, I did the first Iron Man. And then I went to truck thunder. And then I was doing the first Sherlock and I had my shirt off, and was you martial? I was like, I was all over the place. And it just felt like I was hitting triples, no matter what I did. And, and then people are like, are you really as confident as you seem? And I was like, I guess right now I am. Yeah. So confidence, you know, there’s been times when I felt I’m in possession of it. And then you want to let go a little bit because it’s only ever the moment and life-guiding you The wind is so at your back that you’re like, Wow, are you just you know, jumping over the waves and all that by yourself? And you’re like You bet I am. But there’s a physics to the moment, man, moment, machine, whatever, and the winds at your back. And then the wind does what the fucking windows and it changes. And if you’re left there thinking about what you know. So I think it’s great to be in full possession of what you would call supreme confidence. And then see what happens if you don’t hold on to it so hard because it’s great. But it is a bit of an illusion. Because like everything else, it’s always changing. And every day, the reset button, and the spacebar gets pressed. And it’s like now what is going on here. Let’s face it, this is not the worst thing you’ve caught me doing.”
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