Create Your Own Company During Your Studies Or Job

employee entrepreneur

I watched an Olivier Roland’s video  and I learned good stuff.

Here are several reasons why, I find it important to be an entrepreneur rather than an employee :

 

  • When you’re an entrepreneur, you gain experience really faster.
  • When you have your own company, few people ask you for your certificates/diplomas/degrees.
  • Employee, it’s a bad way to earn money because you trade the thing you have most valuable for money : your time.
  • It’s no longer possible to keep a job for more than 10 years (unless you work for the government)
  • When you’re employed, you help your boss to realize his/her dreams.
  • Being an employee is like being a tenant (think of the tenant’s inconvenience)
  • The longer you ‘re employed, the more difficult it will be to start your own company because you have become accustomed to the comfort of wage labor.
  • Creating your own company is almost guaranteed to make you feel alive.
  • An employee is an entrepreneur who have only one client and one product. The client is your boss and the product is your time.
  • Creating your own company allows you to be less discriminated.

 

In spite of all that I have just told you, there will always be more employees than entrepreneurs in your city. It’s like that.

Share this article if you think it can help someone you know. Thank you.

-Steph

Change Your Diet Successfully

change diet

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and there is good stuff.

I imagine you took you 1st January’s resolutions to have a better body. Do you always to that ?

88 % of people fail to reach their fitness resolutions for a year ! Yes, studies prove it. But there are 12 % who succeed. Let’s see.

Momentum

super mario bros

I’ll use the game « Super Mario Bros » to explain. When we start the game, we’re small, we don’t have armor (or powers). If we run on an enemy, we lose a life and we start at the beginning of the stage. We restart, we restart and we restart.

And if on our way we find a mushroom, we change, we become bigger and stronger. We can be hit by an enemy one time without restart the stage. If we can continue without being hit, we can fin a Fire Flower. We can attack our enemies at a distance and we must be hit three times to restart the stage.

Healthy eating habits

Everything is difficult when we start something new. We need to be careful because we’re attacking from everywhere. The Matrix use parties, birtdays or advertisements to prevent you from having a healthy diet.

Each times we don’t resist to these attacks (temptations), we feel we have failed and restart to the beginning. The truth is that every day is a success. If in the day you eat one healthy meal, it’s a success !

By giving our maximum to eat a healthy meal a day, we build our strength, then you’ll eat 2 healthy meals a day and we’ll become stronger and so on. Little by little we build a healthy eating habits and we’ll find the Fire Flower to attack enemies like in « Super Mario Bros ».

Short Time Diet

short time diet

The problem I have with these « diets » is that is a temporary food change to achieve a result adn then return to old habits.

For 6 months people struggle to lose weight and then gain even more weight than before. I see my friends do this and I can tell you that every 2 years, everybody notices that they gained a lot of fat. It’s weird.

Diets are like invincible star in « Super Mario Bros », it’s a power that lasts 10 seconds. We can go very far in the stage without being hit by enemies. The problem is when we take the invincible star when we’re small and after we have to fight the Boss. The Boss hit us one time and we restart the stage.

We have more change to beat the Boss when we cross the stage slowly by accumulating coins and power up that we can find rather than invincible star.

To change your diet, it’s the same principle, it’s the transition to a new lifestyle. It’s not temporary, it’s a lifestyle to be healthy all the days of the year all the life.

Education

education

To can change food habits effictively, educating on food is very important. Sugar in processed food is very addictive. When we stop to eat processed foods, we my be lacking as an addict, having a crisis and eating a large amount of it. It’s for this reason we call it « junk food », foods for junkies.

Sugar has the same chemical reaction than cocaine in our brain. Read this article .

Like a junkie we say :

  • « Just one it’s not bad »

  • « Why I need to lose weight, it’s no use »

  • « I stop to eat it tomorrow »

Slowly but surely

I took several months before getting used to a healthy diet. Each month, I had food goal. It’s was like eat a healthy meal during the day, drink green tea, buy only 2 cookies packs during the week, drink a little bottle of water. From month to month, it became easier without having a hug desire for sugar. And if I a desire for sugar (because it still happen), I eat a teaspoon of honey (mmmmh, honey is so good).

I think it took me 9 months to have a complete healty diet. Now, I always adjust my food with smartphone’s application MyFitnessPal  and it’s fun because adjust my food is like do an update with an application, it’s cool.

Execution

execution

The first time we play « Super Mario Bros », we don’t have weapon and armor. We know if we’re hit one time, we restart the stage and a enemy come to us. We press all buttons on the controller to understand how to make move Mario. Serously at this precise moment we don’t think, we execute.

To start we a healthy diet is the same thing.

Perfect meal ?

Forget that, eat pasta or rice with vegetable with meat, tuna or eggs.

Perfect breakfast ?

Forget that, eat oatmeal or a plate of pasta or rice with vegetable with meat, tuna or eggs (it’s really my beakfast, I’m not joking)

Let’s do both things at the same time : education and execution.

What is your worst diet you tested ?

-Steph

P.S. Do you want a free training program ? Click here 

Sometimes We Are Struggling To Be Healthy

struggling to be healthy

I read a Nerd Fitness article  and there is good stuff.

Doing things we know we need to do may sometimes seem impossible. We know we can have a better lifestyle to « stay motivated » and « get focused ». And yet when we work on a long-term project, we have the impression of always starting from scratch.

We doubt : « What’s happening ? Why I can’t do it anymore ? »

  • I know I need to eat better

    But after cook healthy meals for one week, I don’t have the time to cook and I buy pre-prepared meals.

  • I know I need to train more often

    But after train for one week, I’m less motivated, I see no result and I’m demoralised.

  • I still have a good physique

    But I try to have an athletic body like the pros but it’s always frustrating.

I already tought about it and I think you too. Change this situation can be useless if we aren’t well prepared. It’s like a video game when you will fight a Boss with 50 % of your life without potions.

Boost your inventary

inventory video game

It’s real, I advise to everybody to prepare their meal of the day in advance (like my Instagram’s video) to have health meals. And I advise you to eat 1-3 time per week in a restaurant (see tips for eating at restaurant and staying healthy).

There is the perfect plan and the realistic plan. We like prepared perfect plans to reach our goals but in reality, it’s harder. An imperfect plan executed is better than a perfect plan poorly executed.

  • Potion

    You can go in a restaurant to eat a big plate of rice, protein and vegetables. It’s quickly prepared, it’s not expensive and you have healthy foods in your body.

  • Improve weapons

    Find a blender with a good motor to do fruits/vegetables shakes. It’s perfect for a snack at 16h (4pm).

  • Improve your armor

    Buy a rice cooker to save your time in evening.

These elements help you to reach more easily your daily calories goal. I have never plan my meals for all the year, I plan what I will eat each week (when I go to the supermarket) and each day, I do my best to eat as healthily as possible despite the unexpected. It’s this imperfect plan that I use and I see results ! If I had continued to follow my perfect plan, I think I would have given up because of my environment.

Now, when I see old friends they’re surprised to see how my physique changed better and there are some who jealous me (but there is less brawl than before, it’s cool).

In a video game, when you will fight against a new Boss, you will have the maximum of potions to have the maximum chance of winning. When you attack a new problem in your life, adjust your priorities to build a new habit or miss your attempt to be healthy.

Mercenary and strategy guide

mercenary

In a video game, you can have mercenaries to help you to fight the Boss and you can unlocked strategies can help you have the advantage.

You used strategy guides or tutarial video to help you to beat a difficult Boss. Some people say it’s « cheat » but it’s up to you to follow instructions and execute them properly for it to work.

In life, you can also have mercernaries and strategy guides. You can find tutorials like « How to do squat properly » or « How to create your workout plan » but often it’s our lack of knowledge or lack of confidence that keeps us from succeeding.

Have a great mercenary (personal trainer) to reach your goal who all times yelling, prodding, educating and helping you to have results. Just have somebody to help you for one session or for one week can do the difference between long term success and long term frustration.

That means you need to have a mercenary (personal trainer) forever ? No, but it’s good to have the opportunity for several months to learn from a great mercenary (personal trainer) to follow the patterns set out in a strategy guide to have confidence to attack the Boss without being assisted.

A victory is a victory

victory

When you try to fight the Boss, all that matter is that you have 1 % of life when the Boss has 0 %. This can be an ungly fight and even you used 10 potions, this victory is important to continue. It’s for this reason you buy potions and upgrade your armor. This is what make the difference between victory and throw your controller against the wall.

The life is the same and it’s important to organize priorities to have success :

  • Discuss with your family about the financial investment to have a better health (gym, mercenary)

  • Save money to by health product and have tools necessary to avoid to eat at restaurants everydays.

Organize your priorities to reach your fitness goals and others aspects of your life, right now. There are Bosses that you fight with 50 % of your life ?

  • Hard to meditate everydays ?

    Use calm.com  and follow the 2 minutes of meditation guide (strategy guide).

  • Hard to start yoga ?

    Subscibe to a yoga class for a month to learn movements. By this way, you will have more confident to do yoga at home (mercenary).

  • Hard to eat better ?

    Seek in Craiglist or another website that do the same thing and find a Chef to prepare meals for you at a reasonable price for a month (improve inventory)

  • Hard to walk more ?

    Buy a Fitbit and train you body to walk 10 000 step each day until you can do it without technological assistance (improve armor).

  • Hard to do squat and deadlift properly ?

    Hire a personal trainer to learn properly to do squat and deadlift. Contact this personal trainer one month later to check your technique (mercenary).

  • Hard to learn a new language ?

    Use iTalki.com  and speak with a native speaker and in exchange you learn to him/her your native language. (improve your group).

Yes, it’s possible. You will try several times and you will do several mistakes to improve yourself and it will be difficult. The most important is to know why you do all these things and not the others. It’s to improve your lifestyle and you’re the only person to do it.

What is the Boss you’re fighting and what mercenary, armor, potion, you use to build this new habit to beat it ?

-Steph

P.S. Do you want a free program training ? Click here 

Smartphone apps:

To track my training program, I use Jefit 

To track my calories, I use MyFitnessPal 

Restart it’s cool

restart

When you start a video-games, your first character is weak. His level increase slowly, his statistics are rotten, he dies too often especially against the bosses.

But when you start again the video games with a new character, his level increase faster, you understand the controls, you understand how the video games work. You play more easily.

Have better physics is the same. When you try to have better physique and you fail, you learn a little more how your body works. Example, with the strategy A you lost weight and with strategy B you failed. You go to the gym for 2 months and you give up. When you return to the gym, you already will know the equipments and get less afraid to do exercises in a public place.

In fact, every time you restart, you get closer to your goal (forget haters).

How to restart

restart android

Separate yourself from your old you. Today, you’re a different person. Bad decisions you took yesterday doesn’t interest me, it’s the old you. Instead say to yourself : « I will fail again », you can think that today nothing can prevent you from reaching your goal to have a better health and a better physique.

The power of your will. Use the « new me » to your avantage while this week to make changes that can help you on the long-term.

  • Sign up for a gym with 50 personal trainer sessions

  • Sign up at a Dojo for martial arts

  • This week you can throw all the junk food in your kitchen and buy healthy food.

  • You can buy new clothes for training

  • You can schedule all your training sessions in your smartphone calendar.

  • You can do one thing for 10 days as a walk of 1km (or 1mile) every morning.

Fails differently. Now these changes don’t perhaps be the changes that work and this is normal. What is important is that you try to change this time differently. If you do what you’ve always done, you will always have the same results. So try something different and adapt. Make a blog for your results or track your calories with a smartphone’s app.

restart apple

Change one thing and don’t seek perfection, progress to be a better version of yourself.

-Steph

Recommencer c’est cool

restart

Quand tu commences un jeux-vidéo, ton premier personnage est nul. Son augmentation de niveau est lente, ses statistiques sont pourris, il meurt trop souvent surtout face aux boss.

Mais quand tu recommence le jeux-vidéo avec nouveau personnage, son augmentation de niveau est rapide, tu comprends les commandes, tu comprends comment le jeux-vidéo fonctionne. Tu joues plus facilement.

Avoir un meilleur physique est la même chose. Quand tu essaies d’avoir un meilleur physique et que tu échoues, tu apprends un peu plus comment ton corps fonctionne. Exemple, avec la stratégie A tu as perdu du poids et avec la stratégie B tu as échoué. Tu vas à la gym pendant 2 mois et tu abandonnes. Lorsque tu retourneras à la salle, tu connaîtras déjà les équipements et tu auras moins peur de faire des exercices dans un lieu public.

En fait, chaque fois que tu recommences, tu te rapproche de ton objectif (oublie les haters).

Comment recommencer

restart android

Sépare-toi de ton ancien toi. Aujourd’hui, tu es quelqu’un de différent. Les mauvaises décisions que tu as prises hier ne m’intéresse pas, c’est l’ancien toi. Au lieu de te dire « je vais encore échouer », tu peux penser qu’aujourd’hui rien ne peut t’empêcher d’atteindre ton objectif pour avoir une meilleur santé et un meilleur physique.

La puissance de ta volonté. Utilise le « nouveau moi » à ton avantage.pendant cette semaine pour faire des changements qui peuvent t’aider sur du long-terme.

  • Inscrire-toi à un salle de gym avec 50 sessions de coach personnel

  • Inscrire-toi à un Dojo pour faire un art martial

  • Cette semaine tu peux jeter tout la junk food de ta cuisine et acheter de la nourriture saine.

  • Tu peux acheter des nouveaux habits pour l’entraînement

  • Tu peux mettre toutes tes sessions d’entraînement dans le calendrier de ton smartphone.

  • Tu peux faire une seule chose pendant 10 jours comme faire une marche de 1km tous les matins.

Echoue différemment. Maintenant c’est changements ne seront peut-être pas les changements qui fonctionnent et c’est normal. Ce qui est important est que tu essaie de changer différemment cette fois. Si tu fais ce que tu as toujours fait, tu auras toujours les mêmes résultats. Donc, essaie quelque chose de différent et adapte. Fais un blog pour le suivie de tes résultats ou utilise une app de ton smartphone pour le suivie de tes calories.

restart apple

Change une chose et ne cherche pas la perfection, progresse pour être une meilleure version de toi-même.

-Steph

Détruis tes démons intérieurs comme Skywalker 

inner demon

Dans toutes les histoires d’héroic-fantasy et de science-fiction, le héro doit lutter avec ses démons intérieurs. Tu te souviens de Luke Skywalker qui se bat contre son double qui est habillé en Dark Vador ? C’est cool mais dans la vie, c’est un peu différent. En fait, c’est moins spectaculaire parce que les démons intérieurs sont des choses comme manquer un entraînement, éviter les confrontations, fumer, ou manger de la junk food.

Trouve la lutte

Déterminer les choses que nous faisons par habitude qui nous empêche de vivre la vie que l’on souhaite est une étape importante. Par exemple :

  • La peur du rejet

  • Être toujours malheureux

  • Accro à l’alcool

  • Accro à la caféine

  • Accro à la nourriture ou au sucre

C’est vraiment une habitude qui nous empêche de nous épanouir. Un petit truc qui m’aide à l’identifier est que souvent je le regrette de l’avoir fait.

Evite-le jusqu’à ce que tu sois prêt

inner demon

Considère les démons intérieurs comme des Boss de jeux-vidéo. De ce point de vue il y a 2 scénarios :

  1. Tu attaques le Boss, tu perds à chaque fois et tu te dis à toi-même « Je ne suis pas assez bon ! ».

  2. Tu reconnais que le Boss est au niveau 10 et toi au niveau 1 donc tu dois t’entraîner pour être mieux équipé pour l’attaquer.

Comme tu peux le voir la solution b) est la meilleur pour atteindre la victoire. Voici des idées de stratégies :

  • Si tu veux boire moins d’alcool, évite les bars

  • Si tu veux manger moins, évite les buffets

  • Si tu veux manger moins de junk foods, évite les fast food

  • Achète de la nourriture saine pour ta maison jusqu’à ce que tu sois mieux équipé pour gérer la junk food

  • Prend un chemin différent pour l’école ou le travail pour éviter les fast foods

  • Evite les bars pendant un mois pour mettre de l’ordre dans ta vie avant de retourner dans cet environnement

Etudie le style du Boss et mémorise-le

Analyse les situations qui déclenche les démons intérieurs pour mettre une stratégie en place, par exemple :

  • Est-ce que tu bois ou fumes quand tu es anxieux ?

  • Est-ce que tu manges quand est malheureux ou tu t’ennuie ?

  • Est-ce que tu achètes des packs de sodas pour rester éveiller à l’école ou au travail ?

Les stratégies que j’utilise sont de faire une marche autour de l’école ou du lieu de travail pour me réveiller plutôt que de boire un soda ou de manger des fruits plutôt que de la junk foods. A toi de trouver les stratégies pour nous rapprocher de la victoire : Détruire nos démons intérieurs.

Quel le démon intérieur que tu combats ?

-Steph

Change Your Goal Into A Video Game’s Boss

boss shadow of colossus

You have trouble to reach your goals ? Maybe you take it a little too seriously ? I propose to you a concept more funny : Consider your goal as a video game’s Boss. That is cool !

Why a goal = a video game’s Boss ?

When you play a video game and you find yourself facing the Boss, you’re motivated, you’re excited and if you fail, you go again without hesitation learning from your mistakes. Keep this same mindset to the goals of your life.

  • For fitness do the same thing, takes it as a challenge because when you buy a video game, your challenge is to finish it.

  • Select specific dates to see your evolution. In a video games your time is always timed.

  • Give yourself a reward once you have reached your goal. In a video game there is always a great reward.

  • The Boss allows you to align your training and your nutrition like in a video game where you harmonize your dexterity and your life bar.

Do you what is great ? You learn what you really able to do.

Build a video game’s Boss in real life ?

mario fan art

Yes, it’s possible and it’s simple to set up.

  • Chosen a discipline you want to learn

  • Visualize that you are the best in this discipline, be enthusiastic, feel the joy of victory, be invaded by this positive emotion because you’re going to achieve this goal.

  • Chosen reward you going to offer to you for this challenge

  • Reverse engineer your training and nutrition process to be in excellent condition for the specific date, the day you’ll be in front of the Boss.

  • Start today (Fuck excuses) !

You want public video game’s Boss ideas : Powerlifting Competition; Races (sprint, marathon, etc.); Martial Art (belt or competition); amateur boxing fight; Crossfit competition; Other competitions.

Now goes to the next level !

What’s yourBoss ?

-Steph