A Day in the Life of a Hussey

There’s a quote I’ve become obsessed with recently…

“Don’t compare your behind the scenes to somebody else’s highlight reel.”

I recorded this fun video to show you my ‘behind the scenes’… (Be sure to watch right to the end or you’ll leave just thinking I’m an ass!)

While I’ve shot this in a fun way, there is a big takeaway I want to leave you with:

Life can be monotonous.

Most people’s lives aren’t that interesting hour by hour, minute by minute.

However Facebook and other social media outlets have created a place for people to share only the most exciting parts of their lives.

This can lead us to thinking that our life pales in comparison to what others are doing (leaving us feel terrible).

There’s a quote that sums this up beautifully that I’ve become obsessed with…

“Don’t compare your behind the scenes to somebody else’s highlight reel.”

Looking at everyone else’s highlight reel through the lens of social media is demoralising and depressing.

The truth is, most people’s lives day-to-day are incredibly monotonous, and when you’re on a mission and trying to achieve something, it often requires you do the same things every day.

I don’t want us to become demoralised, and so I shot the video above to bring you back to reality and show how exciting my life really is.

We have to realise that social media is a facade, and that when we can stop comparing our lives to the highlight reels of others, we’ll be able to get more out of our own lives and enjoy our own day to day much more.

Once we see through this veneer, we have the ability to really focus on our own exciting adventure.

Question of the day:

– What’s the most boring thing you do every day to keep things improving? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Simona says:

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  2. Rachel says:

    Sorry, I realise I didn’t actually answer your question.

    I don’t know if this classes as boring, but certainly time consuming. I spend hours sifting through profiles on internet dating sites, not necessarily looking for dates but looking for men to interact with, so that I can practice and apply the principles I have learned.

    I have some friends who are trying this and speed-dating, but we are all finding that we put in a lot of effort for very little return.

    I’m not even sure the guys on there want relationships – it’s surprising how quickly they sift you out, based on the minimum amount of information!

  3. Chiara says:

    Matt,

    oh my, your video made me laugh so hard, you are such a fun guy.
    And what you said about social networks is so true, that’s why I decided for my own sanity not to have a Facebook account.

    Sending big hugs from Italy
    xxx

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow – this is a really good point, thanks Matt!

    I have been guilty of this for so long! I put off or talk myself out of making decisions that will move my life forwards, because I think it will take too long or the incremental steps are too insignificant and unexciting and could never get me to where I imagine truly successful people to be! I always imagine that their path was somehow different or more exciting.

    Maybe this is the drawback of being a ‘dreamer’ – it makes everything feel as though it’s out of reach and makes it easy to let yourself off the hook with excuses!

    I have noticed this with relationships too – as soon as I see someone else have some success with a man, I imagine this blissful future for them, making myself feel like a failure for not having found anything and destroying my motivation to try. It’s only after a few weeks/months, that I realise their relationship is not running as smoothly as it had appeared.

    I thought I was smart enough not to be taken in by the image of success, but it’s surprising how quickly and often my emotions seem to overrule my common sense!

  5. Sandi Starnes says:

    Wow! That quote is very similar to what has been running through my mind all week… Quit comparing the one thing you don’t have with the one thing they have going for them. Lately, I’ve been intentionally addressing the flaws in my thinking that I want to throw out and replace with positives. I’ve never been the jealous type and I refuse to start it now. Thanks for the reminder! Loving your book, by the way.

  6. Shaakira says:

    Hahaha that video was tres amusant;) Thanks so much for the perspective Matt! As a young adult it is really tough trying not to compare yourself to others on a regular basis, especially with stuff like facebook. And it’s sooo tough seeing everyone doing these “(faux) fabulous” things when you’re stuck at home, studying for finals and keeping up with your Uni coursework!
    Thanks Again MH!

  7. Rose says:

    Damn you Matthew Hussey :) …. u make a girl want u so bad lol…anyway i just wanna say i read your book…THANK YOU so so much, you are an example for me, i truly admire your work and i just ADORE you:)…if you ever come to Sofia just call me and we can hang out for a drink or somethin’ hahaha

  8. Holly (thoe one that made everyone laugh) says:

    Matt you’re hilarious!
    The most boring thing I do every day is job search!!

  9. Papillon says:

    I’ve always found you hilariously funny Matt ever since I stumbled upon your website over 2 yrs ago. This however is frickin hilarious, I must be on your wave length but your videos have got considerably funnier. This is so true of Facebook. I love the dead pan, sarcastic humour, very self deprecating which is very attractive in someone that they don’t take themselves seriously. For god’s sake come back to London soon, not sure what effect the States is having on your sanity ;-) Papillon x

  10. Hillary says:

    omg i love you

  11. Petra says:

    Matt, you should consider career in acting :)))
    I see you are now developing your videos further, looks more professional, but still you ;) great inspiration for my webpage though.

  12. anna says:

    Matt you’re hilarious :d <3 I had fun watching this video with my twin sister :d

  13. Catherine Whitaker says:

    Hello Matthew, first off I would like to say Thank you…Thank you…Thank you for the trip back down memory lane email. You took me right back to the Fox in Atlanta again and I cannot stop smiling. Anyway, besides trying to come up with fun ways to get out of bed each day, I try not to get so bored with my daily workout. My workout buddy likes to listen to Yanni while we walk and that drives me insane so I walk faster to get away from her and I know that is benefiting me greatly. I’m beginning to see more curves and less dimples so full speed ahead for me and Yanni. One more thing, please keep up the cute and hilarious videos. I love them!!!! Cheers XXOO

  14. Christel Rohrs says:

    Mmmmmm…. the most boring thing I do every day to keep things improving, is to pull faces at myself…. I crack myself up and that keeps things improving….

  15. Stephanie says:

    Hi Matthew

    As a fellow Brit it’s nice to see you doing well over in America. Last year I dated someone (that I met online) we had a good couple of months then he stood me one day quite insensitively and then disappeared! after that I kept looking up his profile on Facebook and found myself becoming increasingly jealous of what seemed like his fabulous life. My point is this is one of the ways that people use Facebook which is totally unhealthy and strips you of your self esteem. Ugh! I’ve learnt my lesson! Keep up your good work!

  16. Kate says:

    And as for Facebook……for me it seems to be the social media equivalent of ‘Big Brother’ . A secret cyber viewing room where we can all choose to be voyeurs in the perceived excitement of people’s lives OR we can actually walk out of out front doors and go and do something really special and exciting.
    And….if it’s that much fun it’s better to keep it’s probable best to keep it a secret instead :-)

  17. Lea says:

    thank you so much for the laugh and for reminding me my monotous life isnt THAT boring, hehehe, no seriously this is good stuff Matthew Hussey I love my monotonous/boring life :)

  18. Kate says:

    The spice of life is created by having some secret pleasures.
    My job is tedious and my family are demanding so I have a few hours each week when I disappear each week and Ido things they don’t need to know about.

    I have belly dancing classes, I get a massage………or go shopping or lay on my bed and play with my deluxe rampant rabbit.
    Yes life is a bit boring sometimes but a little bit of fun most days can have a positive effect on well being and remind you that time for ‘play’ is important.

  19. Myra Martinez says:

    Great insight once again!! Facebook is addicting especially when I’m bored or waiting on line. It brought me back to your seminar I attended in Seattle, in creating new opportunities. While I was on Facebook I could’ve connected with several peeps.
    By the way whenever I hear Starships on the radio I bust out in my move, yep think I’ve scared half of the population of my town while in my car blasting the song, lol!!
    Much love ;) Myra XXX

  20. Ella says:

    This made total sense to me. I had a friend of mine recently bop me on the head about how I was comparing my mundane life to hers and everyone else’s. (Granted, when all of your friends are getting married and you’re still single….it will happen.) But then, I looked around. I have an awesome life. It’s mine. Mundane things help us get to the next big thing…thanks for being yet another reminder of that. And I’m stealing that quote by the way (but with all the credit going to you, I assure you =D)

    Now, I’m off to make some tea. It’s not English but it will do in a pinch…..

  21. Cat says:

    Hysterical “go to Eva’s restaurant and check in for me”. Priceless.

  22. Olga says:

    Matthew,
    I almost peed my pants!
    but behind the funnies it is so true. Lets unglue our faces from FB and actually get out and DO!
    Sometimes working out can be monotonous but its for a good cause!

  23. Cate says:

    Basically everything is boring. Routine sample screening, read journals, have discussion with colleagues on our projects… Exercise for 20 minutes…OK, I see your point. Achievement = time + consistent effort. THANKS MATT!

  24. raquel martinez says:

    What is one BORING thing I do to keep me improving? Besides reading your blog! Consist of reading get the guy….. lol but seriously i have no clue my days are sometimes completely deja vu….. but i am trying to finding things that i will enjoy doing that will break the zombie life i live in from 9-6! oh and I’m reading “how to win friends and influential people” great!

    YOURE really awesome Matt! seriously i have no clue how i ran into your youtube videos and discovered you but im so glad i did!!! everything you say and advice is a huge eye opener its like WOW it makes so much sense and im not alone lol.

    XOXO
    the video was hilarious…. Hope you can tour the US again and make a stop in Houston this time.

  25. Callie says:

    Thank you for sharing this video! It’s so refreshing to see your genuine passion for what you do. I strive to find my dream of waking up excited to go to work. Great quote that I need to remind myself every time I see a “friend” on Facebook getting engaged, married or having a baby. I can admit I will think myself “I am going to be the last one from my high school graduating class” every time I see it. It would be interesting if every individual did a video of a day of their life. Not only would we accept not everyone’s life is a 24 hour highlight reel, but we could look back and realize we have a lot more “highlights”, even if its just the little moments, than we are even aware of. Definitely don’t let our American society influence your English charm. It’s captivating.

  26. Jenny R says:

    Thank you for making this video ! It defiantly smacked some sense into me. Keep on doing what you are you doing! You are truly amazing and helping me in all areas in my life!!

  27. Neesha says:

    Just stopping by to say this video was hilarious! And you’re definitely right. As Theodore Roosevelt once said “Comparison is the thief of joy”. So thanks for pointing that out to me once again!

    I’ve been following you for over a year now and even was lucky enough to see you in Philly. You’re absolutely brilliant and your advice is unbelievably valuable.

    Thanks for changing my life, Matthew!

  28. Elle says:

    Ha, too funny. I think I am the last person on earth who is not on facebook.
    The most boring thing that I do on a daily basis is time management. I try to block the work day off task by task so my workload doesn’t get out of control.

  29. Karen says:

    There were more moments in this video that made me crack up compared to the entire newest season of Arrest Development. So hilarious! Thank you, Matthew!

  30. Danielle says:

    Laughed until I had tears! Thanks I needed that!

  31. Katie says:

    I LOVE your videos. You always make me smile and laugh. Plus, I cannot resist your beautiful face and sexy accent.

  32. Jen says:

    MATT!! I have been following you for the last year or so. You have absolutely changed my perspective on relationships, self-worth and men for the better. I have learnt so much and am in a fantastic relationship. You are charismatic, down to earth and a pleasure to follow. It seems strange to have such a personal relationship with someone I have never met or spoken to but thank you for your guidance and support. I feel I am a better version of myself on a daily basis. I hope you have every success you wish for, you deserve it!! It has been a pleasure getting to know you, too. am constantly checking to see if you ever mention anything about coming to Australia. Lots of love, J x

  33. Paula says:

    adorably hilarious! gosh you’re such a catch! xo

  34. Nofyah says:

    Wow, Matthew. A wonderful end to my day from that video. I wanted to watch it hours ago but I was out celebrating.

    But wow, I really appreciated it. Gave me another nice chuckle for the night.

    You see, (and here comes the shameless plug) my boring day is spent working on my website, which is a new site for foodies and food bloggers. It only got exciting today because my traffic jumped from a measly 250 hits on Saturday to 2300 on Sunday and around 2000 a day every day this week. That was my highlight. But many days I am very frustrated, since I am working on the site by myself with only a couple of friends helping me blog. The site is nowhere where I want it to be after two years.

    (Actually, “I” tagged you yesterday on Twitter. But I didn’t see a reply ;-).)

    On another note, one of my favorite spiritual teachers here in Israel says that we should pray for boring days. Boring days are healthy. When drama comes, it’s more often negative, so the boring days should be those we cherish most.

    Cheers,
    Nofyah

    PS. And if you’re posting you’re coffee on instagram, just please add my tag to it.

  35. Kristi says:

    Deep belly chuckle.
    Thank you.

  36. Debz says:

    Hi Matt!

    Most boring thing I have to do to keep things improving is assignments. It’s very time consuming and dull but I do it and I get great grades! So it seems like my life is dull but I got a scholarship for my student exchange to Spain because of my dedication.

    PS: You should be an actor. Not even kidding.

  37. Halliluliah!!! says:

    That was Brilliant Matthew!!

    Loved it and really did make me laugh!!!!

  38. Heidi says:

    Thanks so much for that perspective Matt. The humour was welcomed also. You are dead on and I love the qoute.

  39. Melody says:

    The most boring thing I do every day is to get out of bed in the morning. Right now it is actually a hard thing to do, but I’ve been telling myself that it is the start of one more day to do something great. Today’s great was saying nice things to my students in a particular class.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Iphigenia says:

    Matty..Maddy Hussey……
    You are a crazy man! but an adorable man though…
    Extra pepper on your blog, extra fun, extra u!
    When i get an email from i smile and i get excited like an idiot You are the desert of the week! :pp
    keep on the great work!

    xxxx

  41. Amy says:

    This is excellent, so funny, Matt you’re a star, thanks for such a laugh! Genius :) x

  42. Tanya says:

    ”’Hussey House”…we need to edit that out. Sounds like a brothel”…..lol great stuff. Loved the bloopers. Very true about social media. I have to give myself a break from it once in a while. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a teenager now, with all the social media. I’ve been enjoying all your videos. Keep them going!

  43. barbara says:

    Matttttttt,

    So happy you’re keeping that British humor! Hollywood might try and suck it out of you. DON’T give it up, lol. That was hilarious and true, 100%.

    Going to Beso tonight, I’ll send you some ice, lol.

    xb

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      They can take me out of London but they can never take London out of me, not to worry Barbara ; ) Look forward to the ice delivery! haha

      x

  44. Agostinha Jacinto says:

    Hilarious…….so funny! I was laughing so hard that almost cried! :)
    You can be an ator! :) i agree, on facebook people are always judging, or thinking that people have amazing life…sometimes i have “friends” that Tell me that…..and guess what, i dont have an amazing life but im always Working on that….! ;)
    I have to say, that im impressed Matt, you are used to have a drink on your belly? Even when you were laughing the Glass stayed there! ;)
    Routine? Facebook? Lololololol…joking! ;)
    Kisses! #portugal

  45. kt says:

    HUSS-LARIOUS!!!
    I felt like you got the inspiration for this from tracking my life, except you take a lot more mundane pictures then I. LOL!!
    Cheers!

  46. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! You’re hilarious Matt!! Loved this one and all of the recent videos actually. I liked your outtakes at the end there especially! And I really enjoyed your message today and I am a firm believer in myself in that quote that you posted today. I believe that Facebook shows only snap shots of the best that is happening in peoples’ lives, but what it doesn’t show is your insecurities, frustrations, fears, and reality ultimately – as you had so eloquently put it.

    As for the boring thing I do everyday to improve, I do it for my writing. I will myself to write something, anything, down at least once a day. Some days I can’t wait to write and other days it feels like such a trial. I stick to it though because this is my dream: I want to be a writer. I love this thing and I will continue with it for as long as God wants me to!

    God bless and good luck to you always!

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      That’s a great routine Elizabeth! We can’t be the best at something unless we practice and work at it, so I really commend you for investing in yourself so you can do what you love! It really is the ultimate reward : ) Take care!

      x

  47. Google eye says:

    From the comments, it looks like Facebook is dying out!

    For my rather routine daily living like taking the same journey to work Mondays to Fridays, I do not find it boring because I have different mindset. 

    The thing which bores me most is football match on TV, I do not understand why 2 dozens men chase after a ball for half-a-day! What is the point?! 

    Matthew, I agree with Shannon’s comment! It is so funny! Do shave: there is a gadget called “electric shaver” which is extremely easy to use. Lol

  48. Simi says:

    Hey Matt

    looool – how funny!!! Love this video – made me laugh so much – but defo agree with the point you are making. It all comes from “Core Confidence” – if one has that – there is no need to compare oneself to others. Carry on with the GREAT WORK!!!

    Love Simi xxx

  49. Yari says:

    Matthew,

    I have been enjoying all your video clips, but this one was probably one of my favorties. Thanks for daring to be so silly, it’s not often I get to see a GQ guy be totally “dorky”. I truly enjoy your sense of humor…keep them coming :)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Haha there’s a little dork in all of us I think…Mine just tends to come out in large doses all at once ; ) thanks for the comment Yari!

      x

  50. Aly says:

    Thanks for this Matt! I don’t usually comment, but I truly appreciate all of your advice! It is so encouraging and a slap in the face with truth… just what I need!

    • Elisa says:

      Yes! I agree with you. I don’t comment, but so glad somebody used a platform to address this. We all have downtime & seemed to be taboo with sharing it fully. Matt, there is nothing wrong with a mug of PG-Tips! I grew up on that stuff. Viva la vida!

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Haha may be about the only time I’ve seen ‘a slap in the face’ used as a positive notion. Nicely done Aly! ; ) Glad you enjoyed it!

      x

  51. Mel says:

    Hahahaha that was hilarrrr!!! Esp the checking in @ Eva’s restaurant! Actually I’m sure there r some ppl who do that for real! Anyways nice video Matt! U got some acting skills!
    I have a question for u… U’re good looking. But If u were not good looking, Would u be doing the job ure doing?
    Just curious me wondering…
    Xx Mel
    and fyi I thought the English tea was missing some scones or crumpets ;)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Haha of course! I love what I do, how I look has zero to do with that : )

      x

      • Mel says:

        It’s obvious u’re passionate about what u do and u were meant to do that, no doubt! But somehow in today’s society good looks give an added credibility… Anyways for sure u gotta be grateful to mama hussey (n daddy hussey!) for those good genes ;) I could definitely get used to watching u on tv! Any other tv projects for the near future?
        xx Mel

  52. Erin says:

    I completely agree. I would actually say my daily boring thing is trying to keep up with social media for my business. To be fair, I don’t always think it’s boring. I love communicating with/hearing from people, but sometimes I’d rather not be in front of a computer or phone screen. I probably wouldn’t be on Facebook, Twitter or anything if it weren’t for ze business.

    I will say it’s been a good challenge for me to “speak” more than I normally would. I’ll respond to things to push myself to be more vocal. Like your blog ;) so thanks for the opportunity and the humor!

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Glad we can give you an outlet Erin. Keeping up with the world of social media is no easy task, so I commend you on doing so : )

      x

  53. Teresa says:

    Thank you sooo much for that – it was hilarious and so true. My friend and I were talking the other day about how insecure other people’s Facebook pages made us feel.
    I’ll be taking that quote with me for sure :)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      No need to let it make you feel insecure Teresa. Just remember it’s but a glimpse into the life of someone else : )

      x

  54. Jaagii says:

    Aahahaha, you made my day Matt! That was hilarious, still laughing :D

  55. Jan says:

    Haha! I call it Fauxbook. Keep up the videos, I predict you’ll get a major roll in a major motion picture by the end of this year.

  56. Kathryn says:

    Hi Matt,
    It’s almost too boring to write, there we go just what you are talking about, but I exercise. I trained as a ballet dancer so I do a workout and exercises. I hated it at first, too hard, and so monotonous I would just want to put it off. But now I get up earlier to do it, therefore have more day to get things achieved, feel goal driven, more energy and healthy.
    I did actually start because there was a guy I lusted after with a great body and I figured looking blobby would not cut it. Who cares what he motivation, I ‘m now in a routine. Yes how boring and monotonous : )
    Your shirt is lovely by the way, it really suits you, very suave.
    Kathryn x

  57. Tamara says:

    Haha! Hilarious! My routine has been studying. This Saterday is the first part of my English exam, so I hope I didn’t make to many mistakes in this message hihi :p
    Afterwards I hope to see a “lovely” male friend of mine and celebrate all the hard work I’ve put into it ^_^

    Love, Tammy

    Ps. Love your book! Thanks for sharing! I’ve learned so mutch! I had a great time taking it all in.. Laughed a lot aswell..

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Thanks for the comment and kind words! Good luck on your English exam Tammy, and have a great time with your ‘lovely’ friend ; )

      x

  58. Robin says:

    I forgot to answer the question that you asked. A daily thing that I’ve been doing for about seven weeks is logging into myfitnesspal app on my phone to track exercise and to keep track of a food diary. I’m trying to get more in shape so that I will feel more confident dating because even though men like all shapes and sizes, I don’t really believe that. So, I’m taking your advice of creating not waiting. It’s a simple mantra but it’s so true.

    I’ve heard that people can’t stand when people talk about exercise, etc. on social media so I rarely post about that kind of thing.

  59. N. H says:

    Ha ha, you are funny! Thx for reminding us that FB is not a good place to invest our time on it!

  60. Isa says:

    This is great. It’s simply great.

  61. Jules says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Had such a boring day myself and that made me laugh. Thank you!!! xx

  62. Iris says:

    Excellent video!

    Facebook always made me feel like a looser. Collecting friends is like a status symbol the more you have the better and more desirable you are. It completely messes up the meaning of friendship. I’ve deleted my facebook account.
    My life is pretty good I don’t need to go to work for money, have no responsibilities, can do whatever I want and I life in an amazing place surrounded by green mountains and blue ocean. I’ve got visitors from all over the world who think I have nothing to complain about. And that’s true but it doesn’t mean that its easy. Since I don’t have to do anything I don’t want, every day when I get up I have to give myself a kick in the ass to make something of it. I love gardening and grow vegetables to sell or give away but apart from that it keeps me sane, there is no instant gratification. It takes a lot of hard physical labor mostly done alone in cold rainy weather. That’s really boring and on those days it’s very hard to get out of bed and do some work. I just have to remember that a couple of months I literally can pick the fruits of my boring labor.

  63. Suzanna says:

    Aaaaah Matthew! That was so funny! I loved it!

  64. Virginia says:

    Loved this, the end was hilarious! The way of thinking in such situations that you described in the video is the most healthy one …Noone’s life is amazing all the time…we should appreciate our own good moments more. :)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Haha ending was ridiculous, had a lot of fun with it : ) Glad you enjoyed it and are able to see the value in your good moments!

      x

  65. Clara says:

    Matt you really made me laugh! so thank you for that. You lightened my very tiring busy (mundane) day :) Keep up the good work!
    I always think its ok to have some mundane days otherwise how would you know when the fun days are :)

  66. Shannon says:

    Shave. Every. Single. Day. It’s heinous. But I get these amazing razors with 6 blades at the 99 Cents store. 2 for 99 cents. I just noticed there’s no “cents” key on my keyboard. That’s annoying.

  67. Deaunna Zamarripa says:

    One of the most boring things I do is eating healthy, and a lot while doing Insanity the Asylum. The progress so far is actually quite good, but the eating itself is actually boring……Loved the video! “Get me some ice while your at it.”

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Working towards goals can be mundane but once you achieve them, the reward is so exciting! Keep up the dedication and work Deaunna : )

      x

  68. Bina says:

    I feel exactly the same way about facebook. I never feel that great after seeing others posts…

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      I can understand that, but like I said to Natali, it’s really a point of perspective. Someone may be looking at your posts and feeling the same thing, but it’s because we have no context to the other person’s life and see only the most exciting and elaborate bits.

      x

  69. Connie says:

    “And get me some ice….” Oh, my…that was infinitely funny. Thanks for the laugh Matt! Am looking forward to the upcoming 5-day course with baited breath!

    The most boring, as well as I unglamorous thing that I do daily is: “clean up” after my new puppy. Not pretty, but it has to be done!

    Yes, we all have ordinary things that must be done and would do well to remember that others are in the very same boat…we merely use different oars.

  70. Clair Gordon says:

    were you drinking Jameson wiskey in the clip? that’s cleva :)

  71. Amanda says:

    You had me laughing so much!! One of my wittiest friends has this great knack for using humor to get a message across, which you’ve done so creatively here! It’s a skill that I appreciate a lot, and that I’d like to use more.

    You have a great laugh! : )

  72. Nicky says:

    This is so true but I am guilty of posting mostly all the fun stuff I do! Maybe I will put my status for today as completely knackered from decorating the house all day and about to drag my ass on a 4 mile run before an hour of tennis! Then I’ll die in bed with a book!! :0/ lol

    The book is my daily routine but its not boring really, reading rocks!!! :0)
    Loved the video, very funny!

    Ps. You’re book was great! I really enjoyed reading it! Xx

  73. Natali says:

    That’s so true. Everytime I’m going to Facebook I’m like:
    Uh she has a boyfriend now. When’s my turn? They went to the beach? Super -.- My vacation is far away…

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Yeah we all feel like that sometimes. When I was on tour, I would see people’s pictures of them with their friends and family and just think how much I missed mine. But then again, people at home with their friends and family were likely looking at my time on tour and thinking how exciting it must be! The truth of the matter is it’s meaningless to focus on other peoples lives because we have no context

      x

  74. Erika says:

    Hi Matt! I really enjoyed this, is very refreshing to hear this from someone who can reach a large audience like you. I’ve been saying it for a long time, “Facebook is a fake world!” and most people now days are living in a fake world,,Facebook, instagram, texting,, It is actually very hard to meet people who want to live in the Real World,,, and that is kind of scary to me,,This is all our future generations are learning, “the fake worlds” People are afraid of making real connections and living in the Real world. Let’s get back to Real,,right??!!

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      It’s just highlights of our real life, key is to remember that there is always more to someone’s story. You can still build real connections in any situation, just depends on how you approach it. But yes, we do need to make more of a habit of getting out there and making face-to-face connections as well. Thanks so much for your comment Erika!

      x

  75. Mary says:

    I hope you are paying Jameson well.

  76. Nancy says:

    I want some in and out now!!! Haha

  77. anna says:

    After daily work, it is important to me to read a new recipe. and above all watch you email.

    Thank you very much for all you share,, wonderful xx ^___^

  78. Susie says:

    Brilliant Matt!!! absolutely brilliant. Thank you for this, it just made my day

  79. YuetChing says:

    Hahaha hilarious but so true…if we compare our daily lives to Facebook, we would get insanely depressed. I thought it was clever of u to post this as a reminder/ motivational vid. Thanks coach~~

  80. Manon says:

    Brilliant! x

  81. Dee says:

    I laughed so hard, Matt. You’re truly funny. Well, the most boring thing…I don’t know…I just work. My job has its funny moments, but then…it’s not what I truly want, so it can be a bit boring at times.

  82. Alexandra says:

    Only one word can describe the video: BRILLIANT.

    You know Matt, I don’t believe In coincides at all. Yesterday I was feeling so crappy about my life and how boring it is at the moment. This video changed my perspective completely. I don’t feel like I’m wasting my existence anymore ;) The steps I take in my journey, as monotonous as they look to the outside world, were chosen by me for a reason. Now that I don’t have the pressure to have a life that seems exciting In the eyes of others, I can fully live the in present moment without guilt or anxiety and benefit from all the opportunities granted by the Here and Now.

    Thank you for the amazing video.

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Thank you so much for the comment Alexandra and really happy you’re able to recognize the greatness potential in your life!

      x

  83. Robin says:

    I second whomever said you’re my Aristotle! I love your advice, Matthew. I finished watching the Ready for Love season finale yesterday (watched online). You are so much more bad ass on that show than you are on the Get the Guy series. I am glad we get to see the sweet version! Haha…

    In regards to this post…so frick’n true! It’s really annoying when I see friends that I love spending time with in person act so narcissistic online–because they are nothing like that in real life. It used to depress me to see baby photos, married couple updates…but I am over being affected by it. If you’d asked me in 2010, it would have been a different story. Now I try to have empathy for people that try hard to show off. Really all it means is they want people to love them…and perhaps aren’t getting it met in real life.

    Honestly, though, it’s so easy to fall into the “attention seeking/validation” trap. I have been there many times and have assed out on social media. Hence the reason that I have deleted and re-created my FB account (a few times at least)! :-)

  84. Barbara says:

    Man I love this video. I laughed so hard while watching it. XD The best thing about it though is that you hit the mark with it completely. Everyone thinks that their life is boring and everyone else’s life is just amazing. I must admit Facebook makes me think sometimes, that I really don’t do anything interesting.
    My routine is to read a book (or continue reading it) in the evening before I go to sleep. Oh, but that’s not the boring one – I like this one. ;) (The boring one is washing the dishes :P)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      LOL! And great routine to have before bed, and love that you showed that routine doesn’t have to be something boring or unenjoyable : )

      x

  85. Wioletta says:

    Hi Matthew,

    I love your post/video.Did bright my day and truly make me laugh.:)

    Cheers

    x

  86. nadia says:

    OMG soooooooo funny, sometimes you hear that you have to transform ordinary moments into extraordinary ones and that life is a journey but there are other times when the routine is there and you feel like a robot. The only momements when I feel alive are when I do something I love. The routine that I find boring now is having breakfast with colleagues before work and discusssing about everything and nothing. I’m bored of discussing ang girl talk lately, I appreciate taking actions or doing something else more.

    • Sydney says:

      I know what you mean – You should try what Anna Wintour does. She restricts socializing sometimes to 30 minute periods. Get in, have fun, eat, chat, Get out.

      Have fun :)

      • nadia says:

        thank you for the reply, I will take your advice :). The best part of the day is reading “get the guy” before sleep. I think that putting in a book links to video is soooooo clever. Thanks Matthew for empowering women and for convincing me that I should never ever ever settle in life and love <3<<

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Though routine is important, keeping some spontaneity in your life is just as important. Glad to hear that ‘taking action’ is something that you love! So great : )

      x

  87. Carmen says:

    Jeje(ha ha in spanish!!) I’m rolling on the floor. Thank you for saying that about people who are obsessed with social media! I will definitely pass this video to friends and family. The most boring thing for me is being on the computer everyday!! I’m taking a Human Resource class on line. but I know there will be a light at the end of the tunnel when I get my certification.

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      LOL so glad you had a laugh : ) And good for you Carmen! Surely will be worth the hard work and dedication

      x

    • Sydney says:

      Cool – good luck! You’re going to be interactive & having a grand time soon enough I am sure.

  88. Mercedes says:

    After I work out, I sit on my arse for 4 hours and study. that’s probably the most boring thing I do.

    then I watch your videos. You’re like my Aristotle, no kidding hahah.

    This one was great, it made my day. Your laughter is awesome. It’s silent, I love it haha.
    CIAO

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Boring but necessary ; ) And what a compliment! Thank you Mercedes, keep up the great work!

      x

  89. Olive says:

    Haha… This cracked me up. It’s so true. Facebook n other social media are filled with nothing but showoffs and focusing on those blunts out reality and what is truly essential. Thanks Matt for sharing!!

  90. Sandi M says:

    Thanks for asking that question. My workout has become boring. I used to train in martial arts, way more fun. And I was in way better shape.
    Your leading by example and being true to your real self has improved many lives.
    For that you are my hero.

  91. Oulfa says:

    hey!
    I loved your post, so funny
    btw I wwanted to kno where can I find you book in Paris, I’ve looked everywhere without success
    Keep going I love what you do!

    :D

  92. Sydney says:

    Laundry.

  93. Vasiliki says:

    I can appreciate the natural talent you have for learning from life. Not many people can on their own to the degree you have. You’d make a great psychologist.

    Also, the tea did earn you points. Thank you for reminding me of England x

  94. NancyH says:

    So true. :-) Everyone’s life will always seem routine and much more glamorous than your own. Just remember you have the ability to change any aspect that you choose and it starts with you…even with the slightest baby steps. Make it a great one…uniquely your own.

    Cheers!

  95. Rumors says:

    Your best video so far. Really. Funny, useful, true and so rigth for this moment in the History when millions of people conect day by day to social media and get impact of other peoples lifes. See facebook can be depresing but if we focus un the wrong way to see it. For me my facebook is the place when I go to remember the good times and the good people that have helped to create the person I´m now. I don´t like to compite but it´s true that in the life crisis that I´m suffering now see how other people find their place in this world but not me kind of stess me.

    I have no rutine and that´s the worse of all. I have lost my way and the only thing I would love is to know what the hell to do.

    • Sydney says:

      Dear Rumors,

      Think of a routine as a game. My English teacher in 9th grade used to give us odd numbers like 7 minutes or 8 minutes to complete various exercises. Maybe you can race with yourself & see how you a-lot the 12-17 hours you have in any given day.

      Time is precious, no ?

      Best of luck,
      Sydney

      • Rumors says:

        Thank you Sydney. Yes, that´s a good idea. I don´t think it will solve of the issues I have to deal but it´s a good starter :).

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words! If you want to start building a routine again, start with something small and make yourself accountable to someone else. Here is where Facebook could come in handy! Make yourself accountable to that community and it will push you to stick to your routine. Like you said, things ‘can be depressing…if we focus on the wrong way to see it’. Stay positive : )

      x

      • Rumors says:

        Well, that´s a very good idea. Thank you to you too. And don´t worry I am a very positive person most of the time. Some friends call me the pink unicorn for that, so I´ll be fine.

    • Lacy says:

      Rumors, I’ve been EXACTLY where you’re at. I know that feeling, its awful. You’re jealous of the good things happening to others, you think ‘what’s wrong with me that I don’t deserve an easy/happy life’, then on top of that you’re feeling guilty for feeling jealous, and it turns into a downward spiral that you don’t know how to come out of…at least that’s how it was for me.

      Its not easy to overcome, but I will say that once I did move past those feelings, my entire life seemed dramatically better, nearly overnight. My difficult circumstances hadn’t changed a bit yet, but my perspective was the thing that was truly making me miserable.

      I’m sending all my good vibes/positive energy your way today, ok? I’m serious, I just stuck a post it to my laptop that says ‘Rumors’. Whenever you start feeling down, will you remember that? Just remind yourself that you’re soo special that a total stranger on the internet is cheering for you today somewhere in the world. Because you are special, I can see that. Decide that today is the day you start to change your mindset, then simply start taking baby steps to get you there. I believe in you, and I’ll be rooting for you. :)

  96. KP says:

    You’re awesome. This made me laugh out loud. Doing one English thing a day…bahahaha! All so true and something I discuss with my friends often. I joked the other day with pals about everyone’s life looking so cool on FB & Instagram, and they said, “Go look at your Instagram as if you were an outsider. Your life looks pretty cool and idyllic on Instagram. Everyone feels like YOUR life is awesome when they look at YOUR Instagram!” Was a good practice to step out of one perspective and into another. It IS all a facade!!! Indeed. And you’re a big dork! It is consistently refreshing to see!

    • Sydney says:

      Life is but a poor player that struts and frets its hour on the stage… somebody once said.

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Thanks for the comment KP and you make a great point about changing perspectives, this is so important to do. LOL and I think I let my dork out in a big way this video ; )

      x

  97. emily says:

    You are the coolest. LOL. Thanks so much for this post/video, Matt! It is really tricky to separate yourself and your life, from what others are doing, sometimes. I’m guilty of that for sure. BUT it’s reminders like this, and little happy moments in our own lives, that can help us get back on track.

    REALLY like that quote by the way. Thank you for sharing :)

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      LOL so happy this video sparked an initial reaction of ‘you are the coolest’ : ) And exactly. We all have our own highlight reel, don’t think that someone else’s somehow outshines yours. Thanks for watching Emily!

      x

  98. Erin says:

    Hahaha! I love this! Thank you for a fun start to my otherwise “monotonous” Thursday morning. :)

    Although now I’m insanely jealous that Coffee Bean and In-n-Out are your routine hangouts. Grew up down there and miss both places insanely now that I live in Seattle. :(

    Thanks again for all that you share with us!

    Cheers,
    Erin

  99. Lacy says:

    **I** don’t find it boring, but most people aren’t as obsessed as I am with studying success.. A major part of my little daily ritual is to read thru a random page from my own little black book of quotes. Every time I see a quote that really strikes a deep chord for me, I copy it into my quote book. (Its just a .doc file, really) I’ve collected quotes from all sorts of leaders and changers over the years and it may be the most important tool I use daily.

    Every day I read a few to get me moving in the right direction. And I’ll admit, there have been too many times that I’ve felt completely alone in my journey to reach my dreams. I’ve been told so many times, by so many people, that I’m wasting my time, I’m ‘dreaming’, I’ll never be able to do something so big.. We all want to just tune out that white noise of negativity, but sometimes that’s much harder than it sounds. In those times when I’m feeling discouraged or low, or even just a bit pessimistic, I go straight to my black book. Sounds silly, but when I’ve felt the most alone, reading these quotes makes me feel like all of those famous world changers are on my team. They have my back, even if nobody else does. ESPECIALLY when nobody else does. Because they walked the same lonely road I’m walking now, and they made it.

    Everyone needs a cheerleader sometimes, but sadly there is none to be found for many of us. But my little black book…They’re always there for me, to cheer me on to greatness and help me attain the same level of success. If you’re someone who has often felt alone, like no one believes in you…I highly recommend starting your own quote collection. Here’s one of my favorites to get you started:

    “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” –Georgia O’Keefe

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Sounds like a very inspirational book of quotes! I like that you’ve made it a routine in your daily life but don’t forget to give people the opportunity to champion you as well! Keep chasing your dreams Lacy, you’ll get there : )

      x

      • Sydney says:

        Aw I do the same thing! Quotes are awesome.

        • Sydney says:

          And so true,there will be people who are supportive. You’ll get a feel over time on who/when to share / not to share. The MOST important thing is that you believe in yourself. Cheers :)

          • Lacy says:

            Thank you Sydney! I’ve overcome so much already that my confidence is rock solid, nothing and no one will stop me from getting what I want out of life! But its still hard to feel like you’re the ONLY person who believes in you. I’m very selective about who I discuss my true goals to.. because really, I know it sounds crazy. I know it sounds impossible. But everything new or difficult sounds impossible to most people. Still, having talked to only a handful of my close family and friends about my plans, every single one has simply looked at me like I might start foaming at the mouth and running around naked without warning. lol

            I’ve been “lurking” around here for quite a while, but clearly I need to get involved in the discussion more often. What an amazing group of women you’ve attracted, Mr. Hussey. :)

      • Lacy says:

        Thank you, Matthew! Its hard sometimes to keep an open attitude when you’re surrounded by negativity close to you. But you’re absolutely right, nothing is more important in life than creating and building on connections. Something I have to remind myself at times!

        Your content has definitely been a source of motivation for me, and obviously for so many others as well. Thank you for all the effort you put in to provide so much *high* value free content to all of us single girls who want more from life!

  100. Jacqueline Opoku says:

    Hahah lol. Omg thats sooo funny. #Toronto

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Haha glad you had a good chuckle! Toronto is first out the gate with the comments! Good on ya ‘eh’! ; )

      x

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