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Before you switch this video to another suggested video next to me, just give this video a shot. Let’s try to rekindle this old relationship you had with math, and let me make an argument to you, like an attorney, why it’s very important for you to start falling in love with math.
Why do people hate math?
- It’s like learning a new language, and we don’t like learning a new language.
- You ever been to a new country, that you don’t speak the language? How does it feel? How do we feel when we go to the cash register? They ask us something. “Uh, scrambled eggs? You know what I’m saying? Like, scramble, can you do it?” They look at us like we’re idiots, right? That’s how you feel if you don’t speak a language. Math is simply a language. Once you learn to speak it, you will actually enjoy speaking it to other people.
- why should I care about my X?
- Why are we constantly chasing this X person here? I don’t like my X. You want me to solve for X. Who cares what X is? I don’t want to know what X is. Can I just go about my business here? We’re constantly trying to solve these problems, right?
- It’s cool to say, “I hate math.”
- Think about it. How many kids in school actually have said, “I hate math.” How many have you said? Have you said it? You’ve said it before, haven’t you? You probably said, “I hate math,” before, huh? Probably said, “I hate math.” Your parents say, “I hate math.” “Mom, I hate math. I hate math.” This is like an epidemic, so everybody says that it’s cool. I am supposed to also say, “I hate math.”
- It makes you think.
- Sometimes it makes you feel stupid, right? Like you’re sitting, like, “Okay, I’m supposed to figure this formula out with what is the distance from here, here, all this other stuff. Oh my gosh, this is driving me insane. I can’t do this. It’s making me think. I’m getting a headache. I don’t like it.” Right? We don’t like that.
- What’s the point?
- Who cares? When am I ever really going to use math in the first place? I’m never going to use math in my life. Who cares about this math stuff?
- It’s absolute.
- So, bebecause math is based on absolute, it doesn’t give the people room for debate. You may like debate. For instance, imagine we’re sitting in math class, and the teacher says, “So, what is the answer? Three times three.” Kid goes up and writes the number nine. “Miss Jones? I’d like to debate that. I’m not really sure if the formula three times three is absolutely nine. It could be 8.999, bebecause who knows? Who truly knows it is nine?”
- Some of the people that like to debate, there is no room to debate. It’s like, here’s how the court goes. Judge is sitting on the stage, here’s the attorney. “What’s your argument?” “Three times three is nine.” Nine, boom, we’re done. There is no jury needed; nothing is needed. It’s all absolute, and some people like to debate at times.
- Only nerds are good at math.
- “That’s not cool, man. I don’t want to be good at math. Girls don’t like guys with math, right? Can you imagine if that cheerleader finds out I’m good at math? I can’t be good at math. It’s not cool,” so we don’t want to be good at math.
- Horrible teachers.
- Do you know how many people that tell me they hate math- I ask them one question: why do you hate math?
- This is the first thing they do:
“I mean, you know, it’s math.”
“I know it’s math, but why do you hate it?”
“I just didn’t like it.”
“Why don’t you like it?”
And I ask a question. “Did you like your math teacher?”
“No, he was a jerk. No, I couldn’t stand her. No, she was so annoying. She made me feel stupid.”
Okay, of course you’re not going to like the math class or math subject, bebecause all it takes is one bad experience with a subject for us to say, “I hate this subject here.” I used to hate history bebecause I hated my history teacher, but I love history now. It makes sense to me now. It’s given me a lot of value about other things that I’m doing.
Now, let’s go and talk about math in a complete different way. What is really math?
What is math in reality? Bebecause to me, when you think about math, everything in life, to me, is math. Everything in life is math. By the way, when I tell you everything, I mean everything in life is math. Watch this:
- Math is simply a game.
- So imagine if I’m a teacher, teaching you. If you’re in my class, I would simply tell you, “Stop looking at math as a subject. Start looking at math as a game you’re playing for the rest of your life.” It’s a game. And whoever plays the game well, wins in every aspect of their lives.
- Cooking is math.
- What does cooking have to do with math, Pat? How much I choose from this here, and the flour, and the mixture, and how long I cook it, how long do I not cook it? People who know how to cook better and the meals we eat, it’s all math. It’s all a mathematical formula with so many different formulas on math. Relationships, who you date, all math. Sex, all math. Foreplay, for how long, the actual climax, all math. Relationship, marriage, finance, working out, muscles, dieting, running, everything around you. If you stop watching the video, press stop, look around you. Everything is math. How many boards at the top? The length of this thing we’re looking at, the length of the video, your clothes, everything around you and I, is math.
- Math is a muscle.
- Do you realize the more you do arithmetic, formulas- The more, in your mind, you’re doing these formulas, you’re actually- It’s like exercise for your brain. Your prefrontal cortex is actually working. Your brain is a muscle, so imagine I’m working out my muscles. If I work out my biceps 24/7 for the rest of my life, how much money will it make me? If I do my lats, and I do pull-ups on my back, how much money am I going to make off of it? If I work out this muscle, what is it going to do for me? It’s going to make you millions, it’s going to help you move up in life, bebecause it’s constantly figuring out ways to solve problems.
- Music, art, all math. Angles, shadows, structures, anything you put to music, instrument, how you piece them together, that’s all math. Everything there is math.
- It can be learned.
- A lot of people say, “Oh, you can’t really learn math bebecause you’re either a math person, or you’re not a math person,” all this other stuff. Anything that somebody knows how to teach to you in a way that you’re going to like it, we’re willing to learn. Anything. If the teacher has a way of teaching us, we are willing to learn.
Now, some of us are going to be better in it. This doesn’t mean everybody can be the next Einstein. That’s not what I’m saying. But I do believe the person that has zero interest in math, if they bring it up a little bit, I really believe, in their lives, they’re going to be able to figure out a way to improve it, bebecause everything in life is math.
Next, better decision making process in every aspect of your life, gives you certainty and confidence. Why does it give you certainty and confidence? Watch this. If I knew math is based on absolutes, okay? And I figure out a philosophy that works for business, and it’s working, it’s proven, and I stick to it, my confidence is higher to present it to investors, employees, staff, sales people, carriers, vendors, everybody.
‘Because I’m confident about my delivery of what I’m able to do with my business. It’s based on math. I’m not assuming that this is what we’re going to do. I have figured out the formula. If I do this, plus this, times this, we’re going to produce this much revenue, so if we increase this part, this is going to double. If I increase this part, this is going to triple. That’s all the formulas. “Oh okay, great. I’m willing to invest ten million dollars into your business,” ‘because that’s math.
What do you think business is all about? There are times that I don’t feel like going too deep into solving an issue with the company, or anything you’re doing, and you’re tired ‘because your brain has to solve a problem, and you set it aside, and you step away. You were almost about to solve a problem that was going to make you a million dollars, but you gave up on it. ‘Because the problem solving muscle is weak, and you can develop it. That’s math. Everything in life is math. Business, everything in life, is math.
As you’re watching this video here today, I certainly hope you walk away- For some of you that say, “I did have a horrible teacher,” you connect with one of these, and maybe you can walk away- Maybe you’re not going to say, “I love math,” but I hope you certainly can say now, “You know what? I kind of like math, and I’m open to rekindling my old relationship with my X.”
We can call in math here, to figure out a way where maybe we can start hanging out again. And who knows? Maybe from there we can go on a second date, and then we get engaged, and then we get married, and for the rest of my life, I fall in love with this language called math that serves you in your life.
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By the way, for some of you guys that were offended, you say, “How dare you say I don’t like math? I love math,” I love you. I just want you to know that. Me and you and our little planet of loving math, we’re together. Our goal is just to convert a bunch of other people to also like math, where we start solving problems in a better way.
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