Class #21: I Wasted My 20's

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Jamie Reidy is an author and former Viagra salesman.  Now 43, he's worked his way into a great writing career that included one very successful book.  However, he wasted his 20s and wishes he didn't. 

Hard Sell -- Jamie's book about his years in the boner pill business -- was made into the film Love And Other Drugs which starred Jake Gylenhaal and Anne Hathaway.  But prior to that success he just talked a big game and took little-to-no action.  This was a class that I really related to. 

His new book is: A Walk's As Good As A Hit: Advice/Threats from My Old Man.  Check it out!

In this class we talk about:

  • The disappointment that comes from wasting your 20s. 
  • Being one of the worst Viagra salesman in the country.  Then becoming one of the top sellers.   
  • Spending a few years in the Army and being lazy while living in Tokyo (home to many Brazilian models.) 
  • What it's like to have your book made into a major motion picture.   
  • Dining with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Oliver Platt.    
  • Coming from a good family but throwing away some of those ethics and values. 
  • Having to learn life lessons later than many people.   
  • The advantages of Viagra compared to Cialis.   
  • Getting fired from the drug company Eli Lilly.   
  • Being black-balled from the pharmaceutical industry.   
  • Puking on Viagra. 
  • Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hour theory. 

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