EP 190 - No One Escapes The Process with Nick Velasquez
Join Nick Velasquez and Alex as they discuss the price to pay for success and how no one can escape it.
Nick Velasquez is a passionate learner and devoted student of mastery. He’s the author of the popular blog UnlimitedMastery.com, where he writes about learning science, peak performance, creativity, and mastering skills. His writing has been featured in outlets such as TIME, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Thought Catalogue. Nick speaks multiple languages and spends his time between Tokyo and Montréal.
His first real estate investment deal, for which he had prepared for years and invested all his savings on, was falling apart. Costs were much higher than budgeted and the government wanted to expropriate him, which in turn scared off any potential buyers. It could have ended his real estate investing career before it got started. But he stuck with it, fought back, and came out successful.
After overcoming that challenge, Nick learned that he doesn't run away or hide when things get tough. Now he can take more calculated risks and feel more comfortable with unknowns because he knows he'll deal with what comes his way.
In this episode we discuss:
- Writing books and the process
- Pushing yourself out of discomfort
- Being heroes of our own story
- 1st-degree consequences
- 2nd-degree consequences
- Having a body vs being a body
- Impossible standards vs unreasonable efforts
- Unrealistic expectations and your process
- The Gods demand human sacrifice
- Living and learning in Columbia, Canada, and Japan
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Alex Terranova is a DreamMason, the author of Fictional Authenticity, a Personal & Professional Performance Coach, and he Hosts The DreamMason Podcast, Flip the Lens & Co-Hosts The Coaching Show Podcast. He supports strong & successful high achievers to unmask convention, embrace the rebel within them, and more deeply explore the complex and agitated edges of our existence to create more clarity, freedom, and success. Alex has been featured on NBC, Fox, Focus TV’s Good Morning LaLa Land, NBC Radio, Elephant Journal, The University of Adversity Podcast, The Unleash Success Podcast, The Rising Man Podcast, The Sovereign Society Podcast, Love Living Radio, and an episode of The Villain Crusher.