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"The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression." - Charlie Hoehn
When he graduated college in the midst of the recession, Charlie Hoehn found a way to provide value, allowing him to thrive when many others suffered.
His unique approach - outlined in this interview - enabled him to land internships with and learn from giants like Seth Godin, Ramit Sethi and Tim Ferriss.
His "workaholic" drive led to burnout and serious battles with anxiety which led him to discover the power of play and how it can dramatically reduce anxiety.
About Charlie Hoehn:
Charlie has spoken at the Pentagon, TEDx, U.S. military bases, and universities throughout North America, and he is the host of the Author Hour podcast — enlightening conversations about books, with the authors who wrote them.
Previously, Charlie was Tim Ferriss’ Director of Special Projects, whom he helped edit and launch The 4-Hour Body. The book debuted as a bestseller — #1 New York Times, #1 Amazon, #1 Barnes & Noble.
Their “Land Rush” marketing campaign sold 15,000 copies in three days. Charlie was the primary point of contact for over 10,000 customers and dozens of sponsors.
4 Key Takeaways from the Recession-Proof Entrepreneur who interned with Seth Godin, Tim Ferris and Ramit Sethi.
Takeaway 1: Life is not linear. "Some years bear fruit, others provide growth in new directions."
Takeaway 2: When trying to identify ways to play, think back to the activities you enjoyed as a child - those are who you really are.
Takeaway 3: The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.
Takeaway 4: The happiest people focus on the process, or the journey, NOT the results.
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Links & Resources
- Charlie Hoehn's Website
- Charlie's pitch to Tim Ferris
- Charlie's How To Cure Anxiety Post
- Book In A Box
- Trophy Kids
- Greg McKeown's Essentialism