Adam Corolla Usc Lecture

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Adam Carolla Lecture Paper

One of the basic tenets of life is that greater opportunities will appear to individuals that actively pursue and know how to recognize them. Since the majority of us do not have the luxury of being born into wealth or power, the choices that we make ultimately shape our successes in life. Adam Carolla begins by using examples to highlight the concepts of consistency and residual income. He explains that it is easier and more useful to understand how to sell something and continue selling it again and again as opposed to figuring out how to simply make a large amount of money. As a student that had performed poorly in high school, he worked a variety of jobs including carpet cleaner and boxing trainer
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By working on the Christmas albums for “Kevin and Bean”, Kimmel was able to how to produce, edit, create, write, and manage talent. Adam stresses that in order to truly succeed, a person should not focus on “what’s it in for me?” but instead on the invaluable experience that “transcends compensation.” Risk is a choice that we as individuals make in order to pursue a goal. In order to reach other greater prospects, it is necessary for us take a chances and make certain sacrifices based off of uncertainty. These sacrifices include things such as time, wages, and recognition. This does not mean gambling and hoping for luck to occur, but rather making a calculated decision to approach the inevitable ambiguity with the skills and motivation necessary to achieve greater heights. Adam elaborates that because “you can’t [always] know where you’re going,” being a good, hard worker will allow the person to reach their full potential when the opportunity arises. Although other people may attribute positive results to good luck, by establishing a solid foundation for taking advantage of these opportunities, you are fundamentally creating your own luck. In this respect, a lucky individual is one that has taken more chances than the average person. Adam’s philosophy toward pursuing a career mirrors many of the ideals and beliefs that I hold as well. All the concepts discussed about creating opportunity are invaluable tools that when combined, lay the path for moving