For the last couple of years Joe Rogan has played a big influential role in my life. Thanks to him I opened my self to new ideas, thought and opinions from all different people in many fields of work and interest. I will share the 4 main lessons I learned from Joe Rogan and how studying such an interesting person like him, added a significant value to my life.
The first time I was ever introduced to Joe Rogan was in the early 2000’s when I was a kid and he was a host of “Fear Factor” (I used to love that show, didn’t miss an episode of it.) But back then I was a kid so I didn’t really pay attention to him as an inspirational role model. Then around 2010 I started to watch he’s stand up comedy on youtube. But even then I didn’t pay attention that much. The real change came when is started to listen to he’s podcast (The Joe Rogan Experience) on youtube around 2014. I was fascinated with the ability of a person to have guests that are completely different from each other when it comes to interests, specialities and knowledge, and to manage to keep an engaging conversation with each of them form 2-3 hours. So I decided to share with you the life lessons I have learned from studying Rogan.
Who is Joe Rogan?
Joe Rogan is a very interesting character. With a wild and highly diverse background of interests, hobbies and expertise, American stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, television host, actor, podcast host, martial artist, conspiracy theorist, hunter, time traveller (only joking) and many more.
Let’s have a look now at the 4 main life lessons I have learned from Joe Rogan I will share my prospective with some call to action and advice, so you can have something helpful and practical when you finish reading.
#1 Prioritise your health
The first thing that everyone will notice about Rogan is that he’s in shape, the second is that he can kick you’re ass.
He has mentioned many times on he’s podcast that he’s health is he’s number one priority. He constantly explores new recopies , workout methods and foods.
Sometimes we can get stuck in a daily routine and forget to change our diet, to workout or to drink plenty of water. I was stuck for a few months on a bad diet and really have let myself go, but recently I just put an hour away from my busy day and sat down and did some research on what type of food to eat and how to prepare a healthy diet meal. I highly recommend that you take an hour off and do some research and really think about your day-to-day diet and what can be improved.
Here is how I did my diet plan:
- Research the healthy food or the area of your diet that needs improvement.
- Write down all the products that you need, can afford and are easy to buy in your area.
- Then create a meal combinations – Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – in between Snacks.
- Go out with that list and buy everything you need.
#2 Constantly evolve
The two things that made the biggest impression on me about Rogan, was he’s constant thirst for knowledge, and he’s pursuit of happiness (we will talk about that a bit later).
The constant seeking of knowledge and involvement. This is the main thing that we need to emphasise as humans. Getting out of your comfort zone and exploring new ideas and behaviour patterns is highly beneficial for our future improvement.
One way that Joe keeps learning new things is by hosting a podcast show (The Joe Rogan Experience). He brings in people from all walks of life, and hosts a 2-3 hour conversation with them, mainly about the field of their work, but he quickly can shift to another sphere of conversation as well. Just by listening to he’s show you can learn so much about different people and different ideas, it’s unbelievable!
The other way he achieves that is by reading all different types of books and listening to audio books. Reading books is very beneficial, it exercise your brain power, brain flexibility and imagination. Opens the door to new horizons that has never existed before. It can change your mindset and the way you look at life.
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#3 Do what you love
Joe Rogan is a rich man, both financially and spiritually. He seems very content, balanced and happy. Something that we should all strive for. He is a person that is in the public spotlight and evolved in my activities. But somehow he always (or mostly) does what he like. He creates he’s own rules.
I think that one of the main reasons he has freedom and happiness is that he’s after “Net Happiness” rather than “Net Worth” at he’s stage in life (50 Years old) he does what he loves. I have the feeling that he rather go on a hike with he’s family rather that do something that he hates for a lot of money (this is just how he come across to me).
I’m a firm believer that money doe’s not buy happiness, love and friendship. Now if you have money you will be able to purchase products or experiences that will bring you joy that will last a certain time. And also you will be able to surround yourself with people who will simulate love and friendship (if they are there only because of your money). That doesn’t mean that all rich people are lonely and loveless. It just means that you should build those relationships before the money come in and also know that money really change people for better or for worse.
The ability to put your happiness before money is very powerful.
#4 Be well-rounded
One of the greatest skills a person can develop is “being well-rounded”, meaning that you are good and knowledgeable at many areas, you poses many skills and have a diverse portfolio of interests, hobbies and passions. These type of people are an absolute joy to be around. I love a person that I can sit down with and spend 30 minutes with and we can talk on many subjects. Becoming well-rounded I think is not that difficult now a days. You have an infinite amount of knowledge and content at your fingertips.
The last thing that I want to share is this statement from Rogan that I think is absolutely brilliant it’s from a site called http://www.onnit.com
“At 50,” says Rogan, “I’m motivated by the same thing I was at 21—life.” He warns people who think they’ll one day know or have enough to relax that it’s a day that never comes. To Rogan, the purpose of life is to enrich your mind by learning and experiencing as much as you can get your hands on, and managing your emotions so you don’t stand in your own way. The process of total human optimisation is never-ending. – Source – onnit.com
OK folks were are done for this second edition of “4 Life Lessons I Learned From …”
I hope you enjoyed this post, it was a lot of fun for me to write this post and to do some research on Joe Rogan.. If you never watched one of he’s stand up specials I have put links down below so you can check him out. And also listen to he’s podcast (It will change your life) – The Joe Rogan Experience on YouTube.
Joe Rogan Products – Available at:
Amazon (US) – Joe Rogan
Amazon (UK) – Joe Rogan
Amazon (Canada) – Joe Rogan
Some of my Favourite Joe Rogan Quotes:
- Reality really is theatre. There’s no other way to describe it. It’s all so nonsensical, ridiculous and chaotic.
- If you can lie, you can act, and if you can lie to crazy girlfriends, you can act under pressure.
- The audience changes every night. You’re the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh.
- That’s my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.
- Your body’s really only meant to compete at the highest levels of combat sports for a few years.
- Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it’s very specialised and varied in its content, but generic in its title.
- People for the most part can smell lies.
- I had a sense of who I was before I got famous.
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