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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Day 29: 20 Answers

29/30 – On Day 9, you had to write 20 questions you’d ask to get to know someone. Today, answer those 20 questions yourself:

  1. When was the last time you cried? This week when I thought my Mom died in a car accident.

  2. What keeps you going? Pursuing my values: being the best friend/son I can be, helping others pursue what’s most important to them, doing things I didn’t think I could do, and proving to myself and others that we can create the lives we want.

  3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Keep going.

  4. What’s your most embarrassing moment? Meeting my friend’s Asian friend, bowing and say “Ohhh, herro!” in a ridiculous Asian accent. I love doing voices and characters, and at that moment I just happened to randomly do an Asian voice. He looked at me with rightful disgust.

  5. What does your perfect day look like–hour by hour? Morning routine, edit/post vlog, eat, work, gym, work more or brainstorm, jiujitsu, dinner with friends or event (play, comedy show, etc), evening wind-down, meditate, read, lady-time, sleep.

  6. What would your life look like if you knew you couldn’t fail? I would travel around the world with a backpack and a camera and take my daily vlog on the road.

  7. If you wrote a book, what would it be about? Getting your shit together.

  8. What are your limiting beliefs? I’m not good at business. I’ll never have the business or entrepreneurial chops to successfully create and run my own thing. I quit things. I may be super passionate about something now, but when it gets too hard or I get bored of it, I’ll stop pursuing it.

  9. What does the ideal you look like? Exactly who I am now, but with better systems and workflow put in place. Also, spending much more time devoted to my mother.

  10. Who do you think of when you hear the word “successful?” Joe Rogan. Like him or not, he has completely and utterly dedicated himself to only pursuing the things he cares about most: comedy, UFC, bow-hunting, podcasting, his friends/family.

  11. What are three books everyone should read? I just blogged this, but they are: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, Deep Work by Cal Newport, and Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.

  12. What is the most overrated thing in the world? Oh no. So many… Venting, woke culture, marriage, organized religion, passive aggression, talking about things we can’t control, Bill Maher, late night talk shows, classic plays/novels, having amazing taste in music/food/art, texting. I have to stop because I’ll turn this into its own blog.

  13. What negative experience–one you wouldn’t wish to repeat–has significantly impacted your life for the better? Trying to kill myself and failing. Once I woke up, I realized that my only option was to get my shit together. Since then, said shit is together. It has become one of my core values to do everything I can to prevent anyone I care about from reaching that same breaking point.

  14. What do you do when you feel stuck or unmotivated? Fall back on my process/systems. This is what habits are for. Motivation is fleeting. Most of the time, we will not feel like doing the shit we have to do. Habits make it so we don’t have to think about it. Other than that, I force myself to exercise–at the gym or doing jiujitsu. This always cleanses the demons out of me. This, and working through the Resistance. When I work while feeling stuck, it fucking sucks. But when I make it to the end and I get to say that I accomplished something even when all I wanted to do was lay in bed, I feel like a God damn superhero.

  15. What’s your favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, avocado. (Cheat: Chocolate chip pancakes/crepes, donuts) Lunch: Tossed salad w/bacon, egg, and feta. (Cheat: A BLT or Chipotle burrito) Dinner: Salmon or Rockfish with veggies. (Cheat: Sushi, Indian Vindaloo, or Mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes)

  16. Who do you dislike the most and why? In a completely apolitical way, I strongly dislike Donald Trump as a person. He acts like a child in conversation. He is narcissistic. He does not care about others. He’s untactful and uncharismatic. He is uninformed and does not care to be informed. He is embarrassing. He makes me genuinely laugh sometimes, and most people who criticize him do it in a totally non-productive way…but as a person, I detest him.

  17. If you could have dinner with three people, who would you choose and why? Sam Harris–he’s my intellectual idol. Andrew Schulz–so we can laugh the whole time. Tina Fey–to talk about comedy, bits, and work.

  18. If you could master any skill, what would it be? The skill of learning.

  19. You have the Infinity Gauntlet on. What do you do with it? (You are God. What do you do or change?) Make it so that we physically cannot focus on the things we cannot control. Make it so that every single person has overwhelming compassion and understanding of others: no more fighting, no bigotry, no silencing…just support and teamwork. Make the planet larger with more resources for everyone to thrive. Maybe this would fuck everything up. If so, I’d go into hiding like Thanos did.

  20. When was the most proud you’ve ever been of yourself? Every single day I pursue what matters most. Waking up each morning and not staying in bed. Getting up and fighting for my values. Nothing makes me more proud.

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