#696: Be Useful — Arnold Schwarzenegger on 7 Tools for Life, Thinking Big, Building Resilience, Processing Grief, and More
Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) is an Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, businessman, philanthropist, bestselling author, and politician. He served as the thirty-eighth governor of California. His new book, Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life, is out October 10th, and his daily email newsletter Pump Club recently hit more than 500,000 subscribers and continues to grow as a positive corner of the Internet.
Schwarzenegger has made it his mission to give back. Since his time in the Governor’s house, he’s been working diligently to combat climate change, anti-semitism, ensure fair voting practices, help youth, work with Veterans, and inspire healthy living.
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[06:37 ] Recovering from heart surgery.
[11:19 ] Age 10 entrepreneurship.
[15:38 ] Arnold's dad and the importance of being useful.
[21:02 ] Arnold and his brother: same upbringing, different outcomes.
[27:53 ] Building ladders and never thinking small.
[34:49 ] When Arnold's self-bet to be a comedic lead paid off.
[41:26 ] We're all in sales.
[46:43 ] The significance of shifting gears.
[50:24 ] Grieving Franco Columbu.
[54:53 ] Aging.
[1:02:17 ] Arnold's current state of self-identity.
[1:05:07 ] What Arnold hopes readers take away from Be Useful.
[1:12:18 ] Parting thoughts.
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