Don’t Wear Sweatpants on a Plane

What does wearing sweatpants on a plane say about you?

Wondering what I think about this?

Here are my thoughts about this and a few other things today.


Here is a transcript of the video:

In case you’re wondering what I’m thinking, I figured I’d share my thoughts with you.

You need to upgrade your experience. Life is too short to suffer just for the fact that you want to save a couple of bucks. Upgrade your experience. I am on the road, I’m traveling, and I paid for a better seat on the plane. You know what? I was more rested, I was well fed, and I was in a better mood when I got here. How I felt about myself improved because I paid for a better experience on a plane. I’m in a hotel room, and you can’t see it, I can’t show it to you because if I point the camera at it, the reflection from the window, it’ll just be all blurry. But I paid for a better room overlooking the harbor because I want to wake up in the morning and look at the better view. I’m worth it; so are you. Demonstrate your value to yourself by paying for an upgraded experience.

Go to the doctor. When you’re sick, go to the doctor. I have had some kind of a cough or whatever on and off for a month. I was toughing it out. You know what? I’ve got good health insurance. I pay a fortune for it but I’ve got good health insurance, so I finally went to the doctor. It turns out I had some kind of a sinus infection. I got an antibiotic. In four days, knocked it right one of my system. I’m back to being 100%. When you’re sick, go to the doctor. That’s what you have health insurance for. I know it sucks, I know it costs money, but take advantage of the benefit of having a doctor, having first world medical care.

Say no when you need to. Say no when you need to. Don’t allow yourself to become overscheduled. Don’t allow other people to dictate your priorities. Say no what you need to. People pay me for access to me. Right now I’m up against a deadline to publish a book. I’ve got two weeks to get the manuscript in. When you’re writing a book, there’s always more you can do. You never feel like you’re going to be finished. I can use every minute that I have these next two weeks to do the book. But clients have demands and clients want pieces of me. Clients want my time, and they’re paying for access to me. But if someone wants too much, I got to say no. You have to do the same thing. Say no what you need to. Don’t allow yourself to become overscheduled. Clients understand if you set the proper expectations. Say no what you need to.

Final point today: Don’t wear sweatpants on the plane. If you wear sweatpants on a plane, everyone, everyone will assume that you’ve given up on life. Sweatpants on a plane says you don’t care. You may be the richest person on planet earth. You may not give a crap about your appearance. But when you wear sweatpants on a plane, you’re going to be treated like a homeless person. Dress like you want to impress at all times. When you get on a plane, especially if you’re sitting in first class, you don’t know who you’re going to be sitting next to. You could be sitting next to someone you could do a million dollar deal with. I got a job because of a guy I sat next to on a plane one time. Don’t wear sweatpants on a plane. You look like a loser.