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Art of Investing

Drue Tranquill and Joe Schmidt: Finding Joy in Your Journey

Mon Apr 15 2024
health benefitsfootballventure capitalismovercoming adversityfinding purposecareer pathsembracing changeresiliencegrowthfinding fulfillmentleaving a positive impact

Description

The episode covers key insights on health benefits, successful careers in football and venture capitalism, overcoming adversity, finding purpose, exploring career paths, embracing change, resilience, growth, finding fulfillment, and leaving a positive impact. It emphasizes the importance of understanding one's purpose, enduring pain for excellence, maintaining balance, embracing uncommon approaches, and not fearing failure. The episode also discusses unexpected opportunities, personal growth, gratitude, managing time effectively, impactful coaching, personal fulfillment, and making a positive impact beyond oneself.

Insights

Sumis offers a health benefit solution with access to top medical specialists and significant cost savings for employers

The podcast 'Art of Investing' features guests Drew Tranquil and Joe Schmidt, discussing their successful careers in football and venture capitalism

Drew Tranquil reflects on his journey to becoming a Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs after overcoming injuries

Joe Schmidt transitioned from being a walk-on at Notre Dame to a venture capitalist at Excel and Andriesen Horowitz

An initiative led by Brad Gerstner aims to provide each child with a 401(k) from birth for financial education and growth

Having a supportive community is crucial for bouncing back from adversity according to the speaker

Understanding one's 'why' and having a purpose bigger than oneself are key elements in facing adversity

Excellence involves enduring pain and having a clear vision like Drew's pursuit of winning the Super Bowl

Maintaining balance in life is challenging, especially at Notre Dame where demands are high, but learning to prioritize and focus on what's important now can help overcome obstacles

To achieve long-term success, it's essential to identify what aspects of life you're optimizing for at any given moment and ensure none of them are neglected

Striving for excellence in multiple areas requires continuous effort and incremental progress without burning out

An ankle injury led one of the speakers to a user fellowship program, which changed the trajectory of his life post-graduation

Building strong relationships with people doing interesting work can lead to unexpected opportunities and career paths

Transitioning from school doesn't have to follow a traditional path, there are multiple ways to achieve your goals

Exploring ownership-oriented career paths can lead to fulfilling opportunities and personal growth

Taking trips to meet with successful individuals helped in understanding different job options and determining the right career path

Approaching career choices in a personalized and uncommon way can lead to unique and rewarding outcomes

Resilience and uncommon approaches are key in facing adversity and pursuing goals

Self-discovery is crucial in finding one's own path to success

Gratitude and preparation play a significant role in handling pressure moments

Not fearing failure is essential for achieving greatness, as highlighted by MMA champions

Change is inevitable, and adapting to change requires resilience and a multidisciplinary approach to exploring new interests

Transitioning from a career in football to investing was challenging but required refocusing on principles and goals

Joining Andreessen Horowitz provided the guest with opportunities to learn about building companies and working with amazing people

The organization is focused on showcasing its unique value proposition and the excellence of its experts across various fields

The importance of impactful coaches in shaping individuals' lives is highlighted through personal stories shared by the speakers

Discussion on Clay Christensen's book 'How Will You Measure Your Life?' and the emphasis on personal fulfillment and impact in life

Personal reflections on how one wants to be remembered, focusing on relationships, family, and leaving a positive impact beyond oneself

The importance of living for a cause bigger than oneself and helping others is highlighted

Emphasis on building relationships and going through life's journey together without using people as stepping stones

Discussion on the impact of reciprocity and giving without expecting much in return

Reflections on the meaning of life being to find one's gift and give it away, emphasizing the human experience as an adventure

Encouragement to make the most out of life, leaving nothing behind at the end

Chapters

  1. Key Insights
  2. Overcoming Adversity and Finding Purpose
  3. Career Paths and Unexpected Opportunities
  4. Resilience, Growth, and Embracing Change
  5. Finding Fulfillment and Leaving a Positive Impact
Summary
Transcript

Key Insights

00:00 - 07:16

  • Sumis offers a health benefit solution with access to top medical specialists and significant cost savings for employers
  • The podcast 'Art of Investing' features guests Drew Tranquil and Joe Schmidt, discussing their successful careers in football and venture capitalism
  • Drew Tranquil reflects on his journey to becoming a Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs after overcoming injuries
  • Joe Schmidt transitioned from being a walk-on at Notre Dame to a venture capitalist at Excel and Andriesen Horowitz
  • An initiative led by Brad Gerstner aims to provide each child with a 401(k) from birth for financial education and growth

Overcoming Adversity and Finding Purpose

06:53 - 19:00

  • The speaker felt valued by the team's management during the decision-making process to join the team.
  • The speaker's faith played a foundational role in making decisions and finding peace.
  • The speaker emphasized the importance of resiliency in overcoming injuries and setbacks.
  • Having a supportive community is crucial for bouncing back from adversity according to the speaker.
  • Understanding one's 'why' and having a purpose bigger than oneself are key elements in facing adversity.
  • When facing adversity, it's crucial to understand your purpose and have a strong motivation bigger than yourself.
  • Excellence involves enduring pain and having a clear vision like Drew's pursuit of winning the Super Bowl.
  • Maintaining balance in life is challenging, especially at Notre Dame where demands are high, but learning to prioritize and focus on what's important now can help overcome obstacles.
  • To achieve long-term success, it's essential to identify what aspects of life you're optimizing for at any given moment and ensure none of them are neglected.
  • Striving for excellence in multiple areas requires continuous effort and incremental progress without burning out.

Career Paths and Unexpected Opportunities

18:33 - 30:47

  • The speaker feels lucky to have been exposed to certain opportunities early on, leading to connections in venture capital.
  • One of the speakers shares about his inclination towards studying engineering due to his father's influence.
  • Another speaker talks about being inspired by his dad's entrepreneurial journey and how it influenced his career choices.
  • The importance of teamwork and learning valuable life lessons through playing football is discussed.
  • An ankle injury led one of the speakers to a user fellowship program, which changed the trajectory of his life post-graduation.
  • Building strong relationships with people doing interesting work can lead to unexpected opportunities and career paths.
  • Transitioning from school doesn't have to follow a traditional path, there are multiple ways to achieve your goals.
  • Exploring ownership-oriented career paths can lead to fulfilling opportunities and personal growth.
  • Taking trips to meet with successful individuals helped in understanding different job options and determining the right career path.
  • Approaching career choices in a personalized and uncommon way can lead to unique and rewarding outcomes.

Resilience, Growth, and Embracing Change

36:06 - 53:54

  • Resilience and uncommon approaches are key in facing adversity and pursuing goals.
  • Self-discovery is crucial in finding one's own path to success.
  • Gratitude and preparation play a significant role in handling pressure moments.
  • Not fearing failure is essential for achieving greatness, as highlighted by MMA champions.
  • The importance of not fearing failure in order to achieve greatness is highlighted through personal experiences and reflections.
  • Embracing the journey rather than solely focusing on the destination is emphasized as a key to finding fulfillment and success.
  • Prioritizing relationships and community involvement is seen as essential for a meaningful and value-filled life, along with managing time effectively to balance various aspects of life.
  • Change is inevitable, and adapting to change requires resilience and a multidisciplinary approach to exploring new interests.
  • Transitioning from a career in football to investing was challenging but required refocusing on principles and goals.
  • Joining Andreessen Horowitz provided the guest with opportunities to learn about building companies and working with amazing people.

Finding Fulfillment and Leaving a Positive Impact

1:04:30 - 1:13:34

  • The organization is focused on showcasing its unique value proposition and the excellence of its experts across various fields.
  • The importance of impactful coaches in shaping individuals' lives is highlighted through personal stories shared by the speakers.
  • Discussion on Clay Christensen's book 'How Will You Measure Your Life?' and the emphasis on personal fulfillment and impact in life.
  • Personal reflections on how one wants to be remembered, focusing on relationships, family, and leaving a positive impact beyond oneself.
  • The importance of living for a cause bigger than oneself and helping others is highlighted.
  • Emphasis on building relationships and going through life's journey together without using people as stepping stones.
  • Discussion on the impact of reciprocity and giving without expecting much in return.
  • Reflections on the meaning of life being to find one's gift and give it away, emphasizing the human experience as an adventure.
  • Encouragement to make the most out of life, leaving nothing behind at the end.
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