Gary Leland is an online legend. He started his first online store in 1996 and started podcasting in 2004. He is passionate about fastpitch softball, and sports in general. He sells softball related merchandise online and has a podcast called The Gary Leland Show where he interviews interesting guests about business and marketing. Gary has his feet planted firmly on the ground and after meeting him in person at Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago, I got the feeling he has a real sense of mindfulness, even if he might use other words to describe it.
Most Influential Person
- My mother. She taught me when something was over it was time to move on. She taught me not to hang on to stuff.
Effect on Emotions
- I don't hold a lot of emotions because of it (Mindfulness). I don't hold a lot of pain, or being upset, or being mad. I pretty much live my live without any of those strong emotions. I don't dislike anybody. I had somebody embezzle $385,000. from me a few years ago and I don't hold any animosity to them.
Thoughts on Breathing
- I'm not into breathing and don't know much about it. I sure it's great. Everybody that I heard talk about it told me it does wonders. Maybe I need to investigate it. At the moment I don't do any kind of breathing or meditation or anything like that. I just enjoy life.
- Book: No books to recommend.
- App: Most of my apps are strictly for business.
Advice for Newbie
I only do things 80% of the way, and then I'm ready to go on to something else. I don't sit there and dwell on getting it to 100%. I really feel like 80% is good enough and all you have to be is good enough. You don't have to be perfect, you just have to be good enough. While that other person's working on that last 20%, I've done two 80's and I'm half way through with my third 80. The other 20 can happen over time. These are the refinements.
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