Develop an Insane WORK ETHIC – #OneRule


(woosh) – Hard work. – Working a little bit harder – Work ethic – Very hard working – Go hard. – Work ethic. – Work. – Work… ethic. Hello believe nation, my
name is Evan Carmichael. My one word is believe, and
I believe that entrepreneurs are going to solve all the
major problems of the world. So to help you on your journey,
today we’re going to learn how you can develop an insane work ethic. And as always guys, if you hear something that
really resonates with you, please leave it down
in the comments below, put quotes around it so other people can be inspired as well. And when you write it down, it’s much more likely to
stick for yourself too. Enjoy. (inspirational music) – Yes I get up at crazy hours, whether it’s 3:00 in
the morning by the way, when we were talking in London
I was getting up at three because I needed to be on set
by four, I’m sorry by seven. So, whatever time my call time is, and I tell this to studios
and directors, and producers, so my call time is at seven. Then you back your clock up four hours and then that’s when I
get up and train twice, so I do my cardio in then breakfast, then I’ll go hit the weights. Clangin’ and bangin’ we call it. Jackin’ iron (laughs) – But like what time do
you go to bed I mean, you might shoot really late at night. – I’m averaging, on a movie I’ll average probably
about five hours of sleep. – You know hard work pays. I put in a hell of a lot of work all throughout this build up in the fight. I put out more content than anybody, more content than Fox,
more content than ESPN, more content than BT Sport, more content than
everybody on the (mumble) on my own channels. You know what I mean I’m a workhorse from all angles, not just in the gym. I’m building this media empire now myself and we pumped out the content. I’m very proud of how it went. We consistently, daily
movies I was releasing. You know from like a month
ago every single day. You know what I mean nobody’s doing that. So, I’m very proud of that. And the work pays. And hard works pays. I put in the work and that’s
why I’m sitting at the top. I put it all on the line, I show up, I perform and I get the results from that. – I knew I was wired to
be excited about business. How or why, I don’t know. And there are certain
guys that got the genetics to jump out at the gym right? – Mhm, mhm. – There’s certain guys that when they golf they have the muscle
memory and the discipline. Dirk Nowitzski may not be the
most talented guy in the NBA, but his discipline and his focus to do what’s necessary to be successful, he’s willing to do, combine it with being seven
feet tall and being skilled, makes him an amazing basketball player. So it’s understanding
what your skillset is, finding the right place
to use those skills. And then going for it. Will that make you 250 grand? Depends if you pick the right industry. But whatever industry you
pick, if you outwork everybody, if you try to be a little
smarter than everybody, if you try to be a better
salesperson than everybody, if you try to be better
prepared than everybody, you got your best chance. Because it you don’t do
it and somebody else does, you know I have this saying, “Work like someone’s trying
to take it all away from you.” – Mhm. – Work like somebody’s spending 24 hours trying to take it all away from you. And that’s kind of the way I look at it. I remember asking my dad, I wanted new basketball shoes cause I was a basketball junkie back then. He’s like, “Well, your shoes work, “if you want new pair of tennis shoes, “you have to go out there and get a job.” And I’m like, “Dad, I’m 12 years old.” And it just so happens he was playing poker with his buddies, and one of his buddies was
like, “Well I got a job for you, “I got these garbage bags we distribute, “you could sell them door to door.” I’m like okay. And it was when I was
selling them I realized that I liked to sell, and that I could sell. And that I recognized
that selling was about providing a service and
creating value for people that I knew I would, literally back then, I knew I could always succeed. I was 16 I think, when I
started a stamp company, and started going to stamp
shows and trade shows. Just working a little bit
harder than other people and trading up from one stamp to the next. I remember one time I
started with a quarter, and bought a stamp and left with $50. Thinking, hey if I could do
this I could do anything. And it’s not like everything
worked, I failed a lot, but I never ever felt like I wouldn’t be able to work
hard enough to succeed. I say the one thing my father gave me, which was really key, was that work ethic. That ability to get
myself up in the morning no matter how tired I was. To push myself through
those pain barriers. And again the combination of a loss of a mother at six, and then being sent out to work at ten. I mean starting work
at 5:00 in the morning through the milk route, being dropped off at 8:45
at school in the milk van. That work ethic. So that combination of those two, work ethic and great insecurity, was what got me to where I went to. – You tend to be incredibly
modest in terms of describing your talents, and you always seem to belittle your abilities to a certain extent, when clearly there’s a reason why this, everything you do has been working out. I was reading about how you
said that to a certain extent, that comes from your punk rock roots. – Yeah, there’s no other choice. In those days there’s no
idea of, “this makes money”. There’s no idea of “this is my future”. It was like a week at a
time, we had five shows, we’re going to get to
Sunday, (exhales sharply) And even those days were
like fought with turbulence. And so I never really saw a future, none of us did, and some of
us, you know, didn’t make it. Some of them are dead,
and some of them are just, kind of tryna recreate their past. And so I realized that I
have to be very hardworking, because I don’t have kind
of the ease of talent. And I come from that, in a lot of ways it served me very well. In that I am kind of as hard
working as I’ve ever been, completely without confidence. I have none, I don’t want any. Cause I think you turn
your back on the thing and that’s when you get gored. It’s when you think, “I got this”. I never think “I got this”, I think “Oh man, don’t screw this up.” And I do it everything, like including you and I
sitting here right now, I’m trying to be fully engaged. And that intensity I think
has served me quite well. But it comes from punk rock absolutely. And the last boss I ever had
was my boss at Haagen Dasz, my ice cream shop. And to this day he
still comes to my shows. And whenever I see Steve, who
got me my first apartment, I was living in my car, he believed in me. Whenever I see him I get all weepy. “It’s good to see you sir.” “Henry you can call me Steve.” “I can’t do that Sir.” Cause he trusted me with his money, and I said let me run your store, I know how to do this, I can do this. He’s like, “Well, if you
screw up you’re outa here.” I said, “I won’t screw up.” And it ended up being, I ran a store. And so, but it was anger that said, “I’ll be here all damn week, “I’ll get this whole thing right.” I fired a staff and
rehired a bunch of people who could really work. (mumbling) And, out of anger. Like I’ll be back in four hours to run this $3.75 an
hour job into the ground. And then I joined Black Flag, and I thought I was a hardworking person. Then you meet the guys in Black Flag, who are so driven. You see Greg Ginn work 23 hour days. Like Greg you’re still on the phone. “I know.” Greg, when did you eat? “I don’t know.” Greg, when was the last time you showered? “Uh, do we have a shower?” Like we were not going to be stopped. And I kind of go with that intensity in kind of anything I do. Like you’re very calm, good looking young man. Look at me I’m a spaz sitting next to you, like I’m doing an interview with you! – [Interviewer] You’re focused. – I’m sweating man. (audience laughs) But I’m like this going
to the airport, like… (audience laughs) Ten miles out (laughs) And so, but it’s anger that
is informed kind of my life, and unflatteringly a sense of vengeance. Every damn person who said
I wouldn’t be anything, I’m crushing them everyday. Everybody I had to endure
in any band I was in, everyday into a powder, yeah. (audience applause) Thank you. And I wish them no ill, I just wish to shine brighter, and if it burns my body to a crisp, I’m happy to go right now. – Go hard. And then when you think
you going hard, go harder. Like, that’s really it, just hustle. There’s nothing you can’t put enough work in every single day, and not get better at. If you want to be good at something, you can’t just do it
everyday and not get better. It’s the same school with music, it’s the same learning how to play an instrument or something. If you spend your time practicing a craft, like you know, that’s really it. It just you know, cause nowadays with the internet
everything’s so accessible, everybody in the world is a rapper. Everybody’s putting music out, so it’s like how do you stand out? Quality’s always going to matter, but also being different. You can’t try to be different, you just got to be yourself. – How is it different today, in doing your show, late night, than it was ten years ago? Are you more instinctive, are you more… Do you think less about
it and you just do it? – Yeah, It’s muscle memory. It used to, – [Interviewer] Like a golf swing. You crunch down your, and you’re constantly trying to learn. You’re still thinking, but your ratio of thinking
to acting is very different. At the beginning I was thinking about it
this much in, you know, in my cognitive brain. And then there was this much, whatever thin reed of
talent you have is there, and then you’re thinking about the rest. And then over the years I think, you know they always
say the reptile brain. The reptile portion of your brain is where respiration, heartbeat. That’s the stuff that even
if you’re knocked unconscious it’s still working. I really believe a lot of my
talk show or comedy instincts are now in my reptile brain. That you could knock me out, and my heart would still
beat, I’d still breathe, and I’d still be asking Lindsay Lohan, (laughing) some stupid question. – [Interviewer] You have just become, some ways it has become part of your DNA. – Yeah I mean I think a lot of it is, you have to have some ability. But then it’s just how much will. I really do think there’s just a, I think people underestimate. It doesn’t sound sexy, it doesn’t sound cool. – [Interviewer] How much do you want it? – [Conan] Work ethic. And just, how badly do you want it. And there’ve been you know, many times, throughout the years of doing
my show where I’ve thought, you could shoot me in the
chest before I walk out there, and I’d still walk out
there and do that show, and then I’ll come backstage and die. But we’re doing that show. – [Interviewer] The interesting
thing for me to talk to you, and what makes you so fascinating is just the talent that
you see on the screen. But at the same time, there
is a certain innocence, and yet a certain power. And it seems to me it’s
both artist and also… business. – Aw thank you. – [Interviewer] But do you believe that? – Yeah. – [Interviewer] Am I right? – I’ve worked very hard (laughs) to make that true so thank you. – [Interviewer] That it’s both that. – Thank you, well because without gaining some control over the business, I lose some control over the creative, which is most important. – [Interviewer] The more
you control the business, the more you can give
flower to the creative. – Exactly. – [Interviewer] Or give
wings to the creative. – Yeah so I used to stay out of it, I don’t care, I don’t
want to, I’m an artist. (laughs) I don’t need to. You know, but this is my business now, it is important if you agent, my agent always says I’m his only client that ever
calls him back as soon as he, (laughing) Because it’s my business
and I respect my business. – [Interviewer] Your agent
says you’re the only client that calls him back to say, – Immediately. If I have a missed call, I
call, I’m probably the only. I return emails, I return
phone calls, because – [Interviewer] Because you want to know what options there are. – Yes, I’ve worked really
hard to build this, and I want to continue building it, and it’s my business,
my personal business. So I don’t understand how people do slack. – I have a disease, I’m a workaholic. It is like being an alcoholic,
I just can’t give it up. I’ve been unwell for two
weeks, and I feel unwell, so I can’t go to work. Because I can’t go to work, I get worse. If I sit in one place I am stressed. The reason I am not fidgeting too much is because I am unwell, otherwise I hate sitting in one place. Some work has to be given to me, My wife and children keep telling me, “You know you work 20
years round the clock, “why are you doing this?” I don’t think I need the money. I don’t think I am greedy for more fame. I’m doing okay, I can do one film in two
years and be happy with it. But I’m just not happy. I tell everyone if I’m
not working I’m depressed. I don’t know if it’s
a curse or a blessing. Maybe at the end of it all when we die, god will say, “Did you work?” I’ll say, “Yes a lot.” “Oh damn, you go to hell “because I didn’t want anyone to work.” Or it could be, “Oh you worked, “that’s really nice because
I wanted everyone to work.” So I don’t know, one of
them is going to be right. But I just keep working, I think, I have this fear that you
have very few days in life. And you need to cram them
with a lot of things. You need to fill it, fill it with so many things in there, that you don’t have space for life. It should be like that. When I’m not working I get lonely, I get depressed, I get sad. I don’t drink, I’m not a philosopher, I’m not a poet that I like loneliness. I hate being alone, and I hate being with people at times. I’m unsocial, I’m very odd with people. So what happens is I have replaced people with work in my life. Because when I am working
I am with a lot of people. And they are people I can interact with because somewhere there is a wall, that I am not interacting
with them socially, I am interacting with them to this common, you know, goal that is for work. So I can discuss with
her, or discuss with him. And appear friends for that moment. Many of my filmmaking colleagues complain that after the film is
over you don’t talk to us. I can’t explain to them I don’t
have anything else to say. I love you, uh I miss you. But I miss you through the work. I’m very fond of a lot of people, a lot of people I love like family, and I can’t pick up the
phone and talk with them, I can’t socialize with them, I
can’t sit and chat with them. But when we are working
I can just be with them. So I don’t know what. It’s all about, I have replaced loneliness,
depression, and people, with work. – When you come from the
working class background that I come from. I feel guilty… At ten to five, if I am not in the office. I know that might sound strange to you. But it’s a work ethic that’s, I have to be half dead not to go to work. It’s kind of a work ethic
that’s built into me. But nevertheless, having said all that, the weekends, that was it, it’s over, switch off like a light. Friday night as you got
back from the office or from the work, or from
the factory, whatever, no matter what was buzzing
around in my head, it was off. Like a light switch. And that’s it, don’t let it interfere. Very rarely let it
interfere with the weekend. And then Monday morning,
bang, back on it again as if you flicked the switch on again. So I had a bit of discipline
in that respect, yeah. – Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed. I’d love to know, what was your biggest
takeaway from this video? What are you going to immediately apply somehow to your life or to your business? Leave it down in the comments below, I’m super curious to find out. So thank you guys again for watching. I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is. Much love, I’ll see you soon. (woosh)

100 thoughts on “Develop an Insane WORK ETHIC – #OneRule

  1. "I have replaced loneliness, depression, and people with work." Kind of bleak but also really inspiring. Seems like he has recognized what truly makes him happy, despite the fact that it is so different from most people and counter to virtually all common sense advice.

  2. "You could shoot me in the chest before I walk out there, and I'll still walk out there and do that show, and then I'll come backstage and die. But, we're doing that show." – Evan Carmichael

  3. "If you hear something that really resonates with you, please leave it down in the comments below"evan carmicheal

  4. Work hard….don’t stop….ok, heading to Target now to stock the shelves with Rock dolls. Things really are connected in life.

  5. It's a very interesting video, however, I am wondering, why was there only one woman featured in the entire video, 0 black successful entrepreneurs and only 1 person from a none caucasian background? I do not feel this video represents races or success fairly… I mean G-Eazy was on the video but Diddy wasn't? Diddy (Sean Combs) is a BILLIONAIRE American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Same as Jay -Z, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and many more from different races… all excellent examples of EXCELLENCE & HARD WORK but they weren't mentioned in this video. I'm disappointed.

  6. My parents came to America to educate me but my dream is to be a wrestler/ MMA Fighter, but they think that if I die in it, what will they do? That breaks me apart but I'm still training. However, i just want to know what to say to them

  7. Dang..this really made me wake up an start looking for a job cause usual I’m playing video games or doing something that’s not beneficial to my life

  8. I think Henry Rollins, Mark Cuban and Sharukh Khan's message resonated with me. I like how Henry Rollins said he doesn't have it figured out. Cuban's comment about working like someone is going to take it (your goal, objective, what have you) is very truthful. Your dreams are like a baby and you have to teach them to walk, you have to work for them and nurture them. Sharukh Khan's message of working also reminded me of a Damian Marley interview. Pretty much they both say similar things: When I am not working I get depressed or a little anxious. Khan's work on the film set and of course Damian in the studio. Lovely videos.

  9. MY DEPRESSION HAS REALLY LOWERED DO TO KEEPING MYSELF BUSY. CASEY NEISTAT WAS RIGHT.

  10. "There is nothing in life that you can put hard work in everyday and not get better at it"

  11. “Work hard, and when you think you’re working hard, work harder.” ~ G Eazy

  12. Hey Evan! you should do a vid on Manoj Bhargava! He's an indian billionaire who is using his riches on inventions that can help earth 🙂 he has a project called "billions in change"

  13. If we believe in ourself first, and have a HUGE support system of people that BELIEVE in you, then youll be successful with an "INSANE" work ethic! Thank Evan!

  14. Shahrukh Khaun Explained my Whole life my mind is blown now I can really explain things now

  15. Motivation, I got this and blah blah blah and everything doesn't come to me
    I just do it
    Best lines by Henry Rollins
    Loved that😎

  16. Physical work is easier than mental work I rather kick a ball all day then look at a computer screen trying to make an app or song

  17. If I were interested in my courses I would ace every single one because that’s just me whatever I’m interested in I memorize and preform perfectly on the spot…

  18. "I have this fear that you have very few days in life and you need to cram it up with a lot of things."

    Fill your life with meaningful things people! Don't waste your time on nonsense

  19. As Mark Cuban says…"Finding out what your skill set is and working with it all through"…

  20. I am going to make sure I attend all my classes and lectures from now on, going to start doing mandatory daily practice. Fall asleep with the work on my mind and wake up with the work on my mind. Engrave it into my consciousness. Read and apply more personal development. Thanks so much EVAN!

  21. It sounds basic, naive & possibly slightly insane but there is good reason to do your best day by day! Have standards, analyse how you've done, have dreams & BEGIN….

  22. 'Filling your day up fully so that there is no space for life" 13:50 I resonated with this a lot as I'm afraid of this and want the opposite. But what end up happening is that I don't waste my time efficiently or in a way that satisfies me and I'm left unsatisfied and with less time..

  23. I work in a way people call me crazy.. and I will achieve in a way people get crazy.. 👊

  24. Hard work and consistency= results.
    Many tell me I am not going to be anything. I am going to prove them wrong.

  25. "It doesn't sound sexy, it doesn't sound cool… Work ethic." BUT IT IS. IT'S SOOO SEXY 😘✌💖💭🙏😋✨ #WORKHARDPLAYHARDER #INSANE

  26. work ethic doesnt matter if you dont get the chance of stardom like they did

  27. First thank you for the Video Compiling. Got some information too. Good day.

  28. 14:35 the woes of feeling lonely af, but also an introvert. Maybe I should do what he does and kill loneliness by being addicted to work.

  29. Some of these are commendable, some are unhealthy. I like Alan Sugars better.

  30. There is no other way but to work.Tall keep going keep striving and definitely keep moving.Push until u bleed then push some more

  31. Everybody who I train with or new someone who train with , the first thing I saw or what was said about them was they were the first to arrive the last to leave and worked harder then everyone else , one of my old coaches trained Frankie Edgar of UFC at the beginning of his career and that’s what he said about him , “ he had the champion work ethnic “ , u can do anything u want , but u have to pay in sweat , blood and sacrifice, u can’t fake that

  32. I'm fixing to get my first job and I'm 16. I just wanna work hard and be a work animal, a work horse and that's something I would love to be able to take pride in but i just ain't very socially skilled and I'm always nervous and am insacure. Anybody feel like this?

  33. Love your channel man, I just hit the bell so I get a notification, can't wait for the next video

  34. Srk's words have touched my heart! I have never heard anyone being so honest about himself.

  35. Using the crisis you face and Pain to become a person with Drive and ethic .Nothing to lose everything to gain.

  36. ‘Be different but be yourself ‘ ‘Work hard and when you’ve thought you did, work harder ‘ Thanks, Evan, great video#residual income # to-come soon

  37. Every person that said I wouldn’t be anything I’m crushing them every day

  38. When SRK says…"You have very few days in life and you have to cam it like well." It made my mind. 💪💪💪💪🔥🔥🔥🔥🤙✨

  39. Life happens to you when u r prepared.

    When u r not prepared, Shit happens to you.

  40. I have seen SRK evolve from a pimply, sweaty tv artist vd very unsuccessful tv series. And once he started getting success in films, he never looked back. He never was an overnight star. All imdians have seen his struggle. Nad thats why he is loved soo much. He is our CINDERELLA MAN

  41. I'm sending some feelings , coz words are not enough , just grab it EVAN.
    So much value in a single video
    Keep doing it 👍👏
    May God bless you ❤️😁

  42. almost been up 24 hours. still going strong. much love to you all. namaste

  43. Conor Mcgregor should work really hard on bettering himself, instead of promoting himself and making money.

  44. "Go hard. And when you think you are going hard, go harder."–> G-Eazy.

  45. I feel guilty if I am not at work at 4.50AM. Sir Alan Sugar at around 15.05 minutes!

  46. Coming from a welfare class background, it's taken me years to realise I have a strong work ethic deep in my soul. That's because no matter how comfortable I was or who was looking after me, I always had to have a job to feel good about myself. And the less I work, the more I fret, the more annoying life seems, the more people piss me off and the more bad luck I seem to get. If someone gives you a job, scare them with how you grind that shit. That's the only way to build a truly lasting reputation anywhere. People will throw their money at you if you love work.

  47. Henry Rollins – what a legend, so humble even after all his success, always fascinating to watch. Thanks for all this amazing content you put out Evan. I've watched your channel grow throughout the years and it's been a great source of inspiration for me – much love from Sydney Australia

  48. “Go hard and then when you think you going hard go harder”😈🗣

  49. I do talk to people only through work. After that work is done, I do not have anything to say to them. At work, I do not make unnecessary friends. Was getting bullied for this by my colleague that I wont speak to others, who is using this against me, as they do not have anything to point wrong at my work. But, after hearing SRK, I feel so good, I am not wrong. There is nothing wrong in being purely professional.

  50. “I failed a lot, but I never felt like I wouldn’t be able to work hard enough to succeed”

  51. Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

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