October started out in Las Vegas for the Guaranteed Rate Championship. I had two new partners: Jericho Grollman and Tina Pisnik. Tina and I played well together as we won two matches before falling to Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters, but I did catch them off guard with this one! Jericho and I played together because he sent me a couple of hilarious emails through the tournament software, and when I had a last minute cancellation, I gave him the call, and we had an awesome time. Watch out for this dude.
After Las Vegas I headed to Tempe to shoot some content for Picklemall. Don’t know what Picklemall is? You’ll find out soon! From there it was straight to Malibu for a pickleball event hosted by the Texas Ranchers at the Near Futures Summit. We demonstrated pickleball to some of the world’s most influential. I personally spoke with Will.I.Am, Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, and Sergey Brin, founder of Google. Not bad networking for a Tuesday.
I got back in time to film some awesome instructional content with my fellow Wisconsinite, Will East, AKA the Prince of Pickleball and hit up a high school football game like a real Texan! I headed to Hilton Head to visit a good friend of mine on the way to Orlando for a bunch of cool events! More on that down below.👇
Finally, we did Halloween things! Jenny dressed up as her favorite professional pickleball player, and we also hit up a haunted house 😱!
I wrapped up October in Orlando for a few awesome days with the Squeeze Squad! First, we held a Dinktoberfest event where we introduced Lil Squeezie. That’s right. We have a sweet mascot.
Next, we worked with some of the members at the Winter Park Racquet Club and held a grand opening for their four brand new pickleball courts!
The Squeeze Squad participated in the Lone Palm Pro Player Showcase. Anna and Rachel won the womens, Andrei and Rob Nunnery finished runner up, and Rafa Hewett and I had fun, so who’s the real winner? Overall very strong showing from the Squeeze ahead of the Dallas MLP!
On the off day, Jenny explored Universal Studios during the day and headed to the Orlando Magic game at night! Perks of being on the Squeeze, Orlando’s winningest sports franchise, I suppose! I can’t thank the Squeeze Squad enough for an awesome few days in Orlando!
Squeeze paddles are back in stock…for now…
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
Zane’s Rating – 8/10
As the title suggests, this one might have a lot of contributions to the Stop Alzheimer’s Now Swear Jar! The book challenges the conventional self-help notion of relentless positivity and provides a refreshing perspective on finding meaning, happiness, and personal growth by embracing life’s inherent challenges and choosing what truly matters to you.
There are five main takeaways:
- Prioritize Values: Be selective about what you truly care about, rather than giving attention to everything.
- Embrace Negative Experiences: Instead of avoiding or denying these negative experiences, embrace them as opportunities for growth and learning.
- Choose Your Problems: The book emphasizes the importance of consciously choosing the problems and challenges you to want to deal with.
- Accept Responsibility: Quit playing the victim card.
- Live a More Authentic Life: Being honest with oneself and living in alignment with one’s values is presented as a path to true contentment, even if it means rejecting societal norms and expectations.
One of the better self-help books I’ve read!
We’re excited to announce two sponsors of my potty mouth! Each time I swear on the podcast, I make a $20 donation to Stop Alzheimer’s Now. I’m thrilled to announce that, in addition to ProXR, Game Plus Network is also matching my donations. For those who don’t know, Game+ is the exclusive home of MLP in Canada. They’re broadcasting every event live in 2023 and 2024 (no blackouts of finals!). You can get Game+ Network everywhere in Canada and also on FUBO TV! Who knew cussing could be so good for society?! 😂
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