"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" -Henry David Thoreau

Jelani Memory - Founder/CCO, Circle Media

"I'm a big believer the thing you'll be doing a year from now, 5 years, 10 years from now, is the thing you're already doing, but in Beta."

Jelani Memory is the founder and CCO of Circle Media.

Circle Media gained national attention when one of their products—Circle—was picked up by Disney after a failed Kickstarter. 

Jelani lives a focused and principled life, and it's amazing how much wisdom one person can carry. If you've spoken with me in the last month, odds are I'd quoted him at least once to you.

Here, he shares what allows him to take big risks, the importance of building resilience, as well as one of our biggest roadblocks: the illusion that we need permission to pursue the things we love. 

Full transcript here.

Also, a big thanks to Miles Shattuck for his post-production wizardry, and to Jamie Mustard for his help with this episode. 

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