Egg Baskets, Mental Models, and Dedication


Welcome to this week’s issue of 3 Minute Thursday.


I met with a mentor of mine for breakfast. We spoke about life, business, and relationships (I also had a lemonade cold brew for the first time—it was delicious). During our conversation a topic came up that I want to share with you today. We spoke about how sometimes in life, the unexpected happens. Downright catastrophes:

  • Your house might get hit by a tornado.
  • You might develop an illness.
  • Your partner might cheat on you.

We spoke about how we can never really be 100% certain that these things won’t happen, and that’s ok.

He brought up a quote from Kobe Bryant,

“Everyone will tell you never put all your eggs in one basket. But what they won’t tell you, is you can always figure out a way to make more eggs.”

My takeaway from this quote is that no matter what happens in life, make sure you go all in. You can always rebuild. All you need to do is make more eggs.




I stumbled across an article on Mental Models by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits. He writes about how the more frameworks we accumulate, the better we become at problem solving. I strongly recommend giving it a read.

“Scientists generally agree that no theory is 100 percent correct. Thus, the real test of knowledge is not truth, but utility.”




And with that, I’m going to leave you with a quote to reflect on,

“When something is important enough, you do it even when the odds are not in your favor.”

In case you missed it, my best performing post of the week was Trying is Cool.

Until next week,

Brandon Turp

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