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Jim Gaffigan

Life Lessons From a Comedy Genius


You might think that successful people have magic powers. 

A unique formula to be rich and famous. 

A formula you didn’t receive, and that’s what’s holding you back. 

But, is that the reality? 

Once you realize the unique formula is hard work, dedication and perseverance you realize that you’ve had the recipe all along. 

Stop waiting for someone or something to bring you happiness in life. Instead, focus on the daily process that will turn your dreams into a reality. 

On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about taking the long road and dedicating yourself to a dream with comedian and actor: Jim Gaffigan. 

“If you treat people like they are intelligent, sensitive people, maybe they’ll respond in kind.” @JimGaffigan  

Jim Gaffigan is a successful stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. 

Jim has been able to carve out a successful career in comedy while being a “clean comic” who rarely uses profanity in his routines.

He persevered through a road of challenges and failures, and now he’s at the top of his game. He conquered his fears and is living his dream. 

So, get ready to learn how to pursue your dreams on Episode 857.

“In stand-up, there are no guarantees. I like it.” @JimGaffigan  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did you get into comedy? (9:00)
  • What have you learned in 30 years of comedy? (13:25)
  • Who was more inspirational in your life, mom or dad? (23:20)
  • Do you think that 20-year-old Jimmy would believe where you are now? (35:00)
  • How do you balance work and family? (38:45)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to get over your fear of public speaking (9:10)
  • How to deal with frustration in your career (19:50)
  • How Jim found that failure is part of the process (37:30)
  • How to be empowered by family challenges (48:29)
  • How Jim gets the crowd back on his side when he feels he’s lost them (51:15)
  • Why you need to find your voice (56:30)
  • Plus much more…
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