"The universe is like a drag strip. It's a quarter mile of asphalt. It's not uphill, it's not downhill. It's just a patch. You prep your car, you tune your engine, and then you see if you can beat the guy next to you." - Adam Carolla
The hilarious and prolific comedian and radio/podcast host, Adam Carolla, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast.
Adam is truly a self-made man in every sense. Straight out of North Hollywood and from a self-proclaimed "intellectual white trash" family, he grew up with no stability of any kind and with a mom on welfare. Role models and mentors were non-existent and Adam went straight from high school graduation to construction sites where he learned the lessons that would take him everywhere in life: the value of hard labor, the ability to put things together, and that he had a great sense of humor.
Adam's entry into the world of comedy and show business is one of the most compelling you will ever hear and at it's core are powerful motivators: taking a massive leap of faith, going all-in with no Plan B, and wanting the simple things he never grew up with like a credit card, auto-insurance, and air-conditioning. His story will blow you away and inspire you to take the risks necessary to become your best. Adam shares his three-step method for creating change in your life and how to literally start from scratch. He won't let you off the hook either - make no mistake, he believes everything in life is on you, so you better get to work.
ADAM'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"'OK' doesn't get you on Saturday Night Live."
"I always thought that being a good carpenter allowed me to be good at putting things together in life."
"The deck is stacked against everybody...anybody and everybody, regardless of your background, education, or color of your skin if you would like to do something that is fruitful and rewarding."
"Be wildly realistic. Internalize almost everything. Realize in a non-negative way that nobody is pulling for you. Nobody's in the charity business."
"Everything will be up to you...and how many calories you'd like to burn, how much sweat you'd like to muster, how many weekends and nights you're willing to work for free."
"The universe is like a drag strip. It's a quarter mile of asphalt. It's not uphill, it's not downhill. It's just a patch. You prep your car, you tune your engine, and then you see if you can beat the guy next to you."
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ADAM'S CHARITABLE WORK + PROJECTS
Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters of Los Angeles matches volunteer mentors and guides to youth in need in Los Angeles.
Visit all of Adam's Podcasts and Premium Content HERE
CAROLLA DRINKS Wine and drinks for the bro's in your life
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