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If you have ever felt like your life is a blur, do not worry as you are in good company. In today’s episode, Hiten shares why the “blur feeling” is a GOOD thing and the experiences and ideas that have led him to think this way. Steli also shares how he feels about the notion of dwelling in the past and how you can pack MORE LIFE into your days. Is your life a blur? Maybe it should be.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:55 – Today’s episode is about Hiten’s two quotes that he sent to Steli: “Every week is a blur” and “If it’s not a blur, you’re not moving fast enough”

01:05 – Steli tweeted the two quotes and posted it on Facebook and got an enormous response from followers

01:46 – Hiten does post-mortems and weekend reviews with his business partner and accidentally skipped one week

02:08 – When they started thinking about the two weeks that passed, they realized how many things were done

02:56 – “Time only exists in your mind” and the blur makes Hiten happy

03:34 – Hiten loves that so many things have happened that it all becomes a blur

04:20 – Steli posted the first quote just as it is, to make it sound ambiguous

05:80 – Steli says the experienced entrepreneurs that he knows do NOT dwell on the past as much as others

06:03 – Steli has no sense of time on an emotional point-of-view  

06:10 – If something has happened in the past, it’s already in the past

07:32 – Hiten is entertained when he is busy

08:29 – The feeling of being in a blur means things are in motion and there is progress

08:40 – Hiten’s father told him that if he is bored, it’s his problem and he should solve it

09:06 – Since he was 4 or 5 years old, Hiten was told to be an entrepreneur and his definition of that is being able to achieve things that are unfathomable to others

09:22 – Hiten’s father went to Jamaica and did 250 surgeries for free—that is a blur for Hiten

10:06 – Hiten’s father did eye surgery to a girl when she was just 3 years old and they did her other eye recently now that she is 5 years old

10:40 – Hiten grew up with his father doing amazing things in a short amount of time; so, he grew up with that blur feeling

11:32 – Episode 139 is about doing post-mortems

11:54 – Episode 45 and 73 is about the power and weight of words

12:21 – Most people would use the word busy, but Hiten refers to it as entertainment

12:40 – Being burned out is similar to being bored and it makes a difference which word you use

13:36 – Pack more LIFE into your days

14:25 – To forget about time, do an activity that you NEED to do and do not worry about how long it will take you

15:26 – Experience the action without being tied to time and tweet Hiten and Steli about it

15:41 – End of today’s episode

3 Key Points:

The feeling of being in a blur means you are getting things done in a short amount of time.

The words we choose affect our mindset.

To experience the feeling of a blur, pick an activity and just do it, without any regard to how much time it takes.

Steli Efti:

Hey, everybody, this is Steli Efti.

Hiten Shah:

And this is Hiten Shah. Today on The Startup Chat, we're going to talk, I  guess, about something inspired by the last conversation we had.

Steli Efti:


Hiten Shah:

Steli was so inspired, before we started he tweeted it. So, obviously, we have to  do a episode about it. Steli, I'm going to let you do the reveal.

Steli Efti:

Yeah. So, the quote was ... We called each other up. Before we record the  episode, oftentimes, we just go, "How's it going? How was your week?" Hiten's response to  my question, "How's it going? How was your week?", was, "Steli, every week is a  blur." I laughed and then Hiten said, "If it's not a blur,

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