Big Ask Question of the Day
Big Ask Question of the Day

Episode 142 · 11 months ago

Let me tell you about Pearl Jam's third show


Today's question is...

What makes me feel alive?

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It's time for you. Can't just stops big ask question of the day. Welcome to you. Can't just stop the place for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and grains. After encountering hundreds of high achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many times their impact comes from the questions they ask as much as the actions they take. That's why I invite you to answer a question each and every day to reach your goals. And now for today's question. What makes me feel alive? If you ever had that feeling where like every nerve ending in your body comes to life, like your senses are just on fire, you're just you're like in the zone and everything allowed around you just comes to life in more vivid color or vivid sound, more vivid feeling, feels whatever, like everything just comes to life. And so what... that for you? What makes you just feel like everything just came to a whole nother level of being? I Um, for me, HMM. For me, this is probably you know, when I think back at these moments in my life, it's typically involves music and involves some concert, where I'm at some concert and like everything just comes to life like, Oh, I could tell you my Pearl Jam Story. Maybe my Pearl Jam story fits in here, like I saw Pearl Jam back in one thousand nine hundred and ninety. God, what was it? Ninety, maybe ninety is it was like weeks after ten came out, the the first album came out, and they were on the bill. Is Tba to be announced, opening for the Red Hot Chili peppers in the smashing Pumpkins, and they weren't even on Mtvyet. Nobody'd ever heard of them. And so when we showed up at the concert we saw a Pearl Jam was who the opening act was. We didn't...

...even know before we got there because, like I said, it was Tba and it was just this like what the Hell Is Pearl Jab? That sounds really stupid, but man, I came alive. Ironically, one of the songs is alive, right, I came alive of when that first and I forget the song. I could tell you, I'd have to go back and look it up because I don't remember the name of it. I know all it goes. But when they first started playing, when Mike McCready went into this bluesy thing right out of the opening and like everybody jumped out of their chair and all the it was at a college. It was a northern Illinois University. Was the third night on the bill with the Chili peppers and with smashing pumpkins. It was a third night. They were on this national tour and they those first few chords came McCready went into this little bluesy thing. The lights came down and like every kid in that place, and I was... of them, stood up and threw all the folding chairs off to the side. You know they've it was all a sign seating and that lasted for, you know, like a measure of the first song and all the chairs one flying and it's just like every nerve ending came to life and you're just like what is this? What is this? This is amazing. And of course the next day I was at the record store like do you have that album? Do you have that album? And that's what I'm talking about, that feeling. What makes you feel like that? And part of this question is just being able to relive that because those I'm telling you this story, it's like I'm coming back to life again. It's like rehydrated, like somebody just poured water and a shriveled up mushroom and I just pop back to life. Wow, neil, that was weird, but you know, it's so part of it is just reliving this feeling that just get this kind of sense of euphoria and this excitement back in your day and to start your day off...

...with this pep in your step right. But also part of it is just I want more of that. So, as I think about this, so where's the next Pearl Jam I can go see, or what concert can I go to that's going to give me that feeling again, I'll want what? Where's that next high that I can chase that's going to make me feel like this in a good way. So it's a very long winded answer to this question today for me. What's your short or long winded answer for what makes you feel alive? See You tomorrow.

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