Aug 11, 2018
Do you make your own luck?
Do you really control what happens?
Or do you simply dump everything you can in the system, press the big green button, and then hang on for the hairy-scary ride?
Elan Mastai is the award-winning screenwriter and novelist behind one of my favorite books of last year – the incredibly fast-paced, head-twisting, and emotionally moving sci-fi epic All Our Wrong Todays.
I was crying hot salty tears when I reached its final pages and was delighted when Elan accepted my invite to share his three most formative books on our show.
And! Just to tease the very first story he shares.
Elan received a $1,250,000 advance for his first book. You read that right.
A seven-figure book advance for All Our Wrong Todays.
His first book!
How did that happen?
Well, I ask him, and you’re going to love the story he shares.
And then we get deeper into ambition versus contentment, how hard you push versus what you get, and whether or not we control the inputs and the outputs… or whether we all have to really learn to just practice getting comfortable dumping whatever we can into the system.
Pressing the green button.
And holding on for the hairy-scary ride.
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