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Feb 15, 2017

Today on the podcast Keiran and Max take a look at themselves and their lives. They discuss how they think their past selves from 10 years ago would react when they find out where Keiran and Max are today. 

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***Transcript***

 

Gabe:

I'm Gabriel.

 

Keiran:

Hey max, how's it going man? It's good to have you back on the podcast.

 

Max:

Hey, thanks for having me Keiran, I'm doing good. How are you doing?

 

Keiran:

I'm doing pretty good, pretty good. It was Wednesday, so I didn't teach today. I actually did a podcast with Gabriel earlier in the day.

 

Max:

Oh yeah? What did you guys talk about?

 

Keiran:

I mean, it wasn't one of the most intellectual podcasts. I think we talked a lot about alcohol and Gabriel kept bringing up his dick, but that's a ...

 

Max:

Wow, wow.

 

Keiran:

It's a fun mix, you know. I think people want to hear lots of different speaking styles, and that is something unique.

 

Max:

Definitely, definitely.

 

Keiran:

Well, we talked about whiskey dick, so that's a good ...

 

Max:

Yeah, that's a conversation starter.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, it is a conversation starter. But anyways, what's new with you these days? Hopefully not whiskey dick.

 

Max:

No, no, no. I learned how to drink when I was 18, the legal age. I'm going to take guitar lessons, learn to play the guitar and hopefully impress some ladies with those skills.

 

Keiran:

All right, nice cool. Have you played guitar at all before? Is this just a completely new journey for you?

 

Max:

I played bass guitar in high school and I mostly forgot it. For like a couple months I tried to play electric guitar but it didn't work out. This seems a little bit better. It's already been a few months and I'm older. I'm more patient and I'm actually learning it.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, I think learning it is just about making a commitment and doing it consistently and try to enjoy yourself as much as possible while you're doing it, right?

 

Max:

Yeah, yeah. Not being afraid of not being able to do shit.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, like you gotta venture into the unknown and make mistakes and just try to enjoy the process.

 

Max:

Absolutely.

 

Keiran:

Anyways, I wanted to ask you a question today. I thought this was a fun question. I stumbled upon it the other day.

 

Max:

I'm ready.

 

Keiran:

You are 28?

 

Max:

29.

 

Keiran:

29. All right. 29, if you could talk to your 19 year old self and tell him what his life would be like in 10 years, what do you think 19 year old Max would say?

 

Max:

I'm just going to say what he would say. "What the fuck? What did I do? You're not even making video games? What are you doing?"

 

Keiran:

Well, do you remember when you were 19, like what were your dreams for the future?

 

Max:

Yeah, yeah. I wanted to be a video game designer, but I had such bad grades that I had no confidence I could ever learn it or do it. Everybody around me was super smart and I was just like failing science classes.

 

Keiran:

Really? I find that hard to believe that you had bad grades. You don't seem like a slacker or an unintelligent person.

 

Max:

Maybe I was a slacker when I was 19. Maybe I was lazier. I almost failed high school, barely passed, barely passed.

 

Keiran:

Really? What advice would you give your 19 year old self today?

 

Max:

I would say don't compromise on anything and don't listen to advice from people that haven't done what you want to do. If somebody's giving you advice about being a video game designer or not, and they've never tried it or done it, don't listen to them. Find somebody who's done it and ask them.

 

Keiran:

Right.

 

Max:

So Keiran, if you from 10 years ago, knew where you were today, what would he say?

 

Keiran:

I think he would probably say the same thing that Max from 10 years ago would say. He would be like, "Keiran, are you serious? What the fuck did you do? You idiot."

 

Max:

Shit.

 

Keiran:

No, I remember 10 years ago. I don't know if it was 10 years ago. It was ... Let's say 2009, 10. Okay that's six years ago. I was in Vancouver. I went there with one of my friends and another guy from the Olympics. I was starting a business, is what I was doing. I was making all these like t-shirt designs. I was going to start a t-shirt business. Then, at the end of the year, I said, I'm not going to do this yet, because I want to travel first and I want to explore the world before I start a business. Because a business is like a commitment you can't really leave alone. I went to Korea and I said ... I had few goals and those goals, I mean they're kind of shallow now that I think about them, but they were to explore the culture, which is a great goal. To save money, and then I wanted to just have a lot of fun, like meet a lot of women, like-

 

Max:

Of course.

 

Keiran:

I think a traditional, like a typical young guy thing, right?

 

Max:

But that's a goal for any young guy anywhere mostly.

 

Keiran:

Right, I know. Then another one of my things I wrote down was to come back single and I came back with like a, married and a baby.

 

Max:

Oh yeah ...

 

Keiran:

If myself from like 2010 knew about myself now, he would just be like, "No, Keiran. This was one of our goals to avoid."

 

Max:

You fucked up.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, but you know what? I think it just changes everything. Even before that happened, being in Korea changed shit. Like your life experiences change you. I'm not not happy with my situation today.

 

Max:

I get it.

 

Keiran:

I have those, like the failed business experience to build on. I don't know. I like what you said, don't take advice from people who haven't been there before because they're probably going to mislead you, right?

 

Max:

Yep. Just in a weird kind of adult way, by saying, "Oh, that's a bad idea." You know, not even real advice.

 

Keiran:

Right, like people who say like, "Oh, don't do comedy. I hear it doesn't pay well and ..." but doing comedy has been an exercise in just embracing your own ideas and embracing your creative side and it's been an awesome adventure, right?

 

Max:

Yeah. It's even more work than it looks like. There's so much planning and everybody around you is like not picking up the ball, so you gotta pick up the ball all the time.

 

Keiran:

What do you mean not picking up the ball?

 

Max:

Oh, people will ... Let's say you're booked on a show. You gotta call them to find out when you're on the show, what time the show is, often you're going to get left out from details. Things change. People don't tell you.

 

Keiran:

Oh, you mean they're not on the ball, like they're not organized or they're not-

 

Max:

Yeah. Organizing wise and then when you get there, they're like, "There's no swearing," or, "This is a clean show. I forgot to tell you." You can't ever be fully ready because it's so random.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, for sure man. It is very random. There's always surprises in stand up, right?

 

Max:

Yeah. It's stage performance.

 

Keiran:

After having this conversation today, what are you hoping for 10 years from now in the future, from today's Max?

 

Max:

From today's Max? I'm hoping to live on the beach or close enough that I can walk there in like 5-10 minutes. Have a job that's not just being like an excel monkey all day. You know?

 

Keiran:

You mean something fulfilling?

 

Max:

I didn't say that. I'm not aiming too high. I'm aiming for not a monkey. That's what I'm aiming for career wise. Put it on my LinkedIn. Aiming for near the beach. It doesn't even have to be a hot beach. It can be cold. And not a monkey on excel.

 

Keiran:

You can just start teaching in Korea, in Busan and you could be near the beach, but you would be a monkey in an English language school.

 

Max:

Ah, why not?

 

Keiran:

You can nail one of your two goals in one year with that plan Max.

 

Max:

That's gold. That's gold right there.

 

Keiran:

All right man, well-

 

Max:

What's your goal in 10 years? Can't just comp out. You gotta answer that.

 

Keiran:

My goal for 10 years is to ... I mean, I just want to be completely following my passion. I don't want to be doing something that I have to do to get by. I want to have generated some kind of passive income, so I can just put myself a hundred percent into what I want to do. I don't want to-

 

Max:

No desk job.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, I don't want to do something ... you know, they have that expression, 'are you working to live or are you living to work'.

 

Max:

Yeah.

 

Keiran:

I don't want to be working to live in 10 years. I want to be waking up everyday like, "Fuck, I'm going to do that today? That's awesome. I love my life." I do have a lot of that today, but it's the freedom is limited when you have a 9-5 I think. Your energy is, you're always short on energy because you're always drained.

 

Max:

Always drained.

 

Keiran:

Drained right.

 

Max:

Depressing.

 

Keiran:

Yeah, let's end this podcast off on this depressing note, Max. Thanks for coming on though and sharing your thoughts and ideas with us.

 

Max:

Thanks for having me.

 

Keiran:

All right, have a good one, man.

 

Max:

Thank you. Bye.

 

Keiran:

Ciao.

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