Challenge Your Intelligence

brain scan

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

Have you ever heard that : « If you’re smart and you’re always surrounded by idiots, you’ll always be right ».

Sincerely, there is a deep truth in it. This corresponds to this quote « If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room ». We are human beings and it’s easy to follow your ego. It’s easy to stay in an environment where we’re always right because subconsciously we want to be around people who adulate us or put us on a pedestal.

When we look around, we see people who are successful and who stay in a bubble where they’re surrounded themselves with people who will always agree with them. It’s in our human nature not to like the contradiction of what we are and the values we defend. All of this is logical, we have success, we developed values and a life approach that we tested in the field and we don’t know others ways.

It doesn’t mean that in any case it works and that doesn’t mean that there are not other ways to succeed.

A group of intelligent people


mastermind group

When was the last time you were in a room where you felt that you weren’t the smartest person in the room and that you learned new things ?

What is interesting when yo participate in a mastermind group is that you’re surrounded by brilliant people who don’t hesitate to say when there are obvious things in you and you don’t see them. It allows you to change your point of view and forces you to face your own limiting beliefs.

Often during a mastermind group, there is a « hot seat ». A « hot seat » is when you share a specific problem and a specific question to the group. What is surprising is that we always see the same pattern that repeats itself. There is a person who shares a problem and a question and we see a lot of obvious things about the limiting beliefs of this person, how much that person has locked himself/herself into a part of the problem. From the outside, we see that there are other ways to attack the problem and we also see obvious solutions.

What’s interesting is that it seems extremely obvious for a person who is in the group to help find the solution but when you share your problem and your question, the group offers you things that you have never seen by yourself.

We all need a moment to take out our trash. We all need to share with a group what doesn’t work and what problems we have. Whenever we do that, we realize that we all have blind spots. Things that seem obvious to everyone but seem hard to see. It’s like seeing the flaws of another person but we don’t see ourselves our flaws.

Here’s an example, I’m ticklish. I can try to tickle myself, I can’t laugh but if someone else tickles me, I laugh immediately.

I can’t be at the window and see me walking in the street at the same time. So if you’re an entrepreneur and you feel isolated, break this situation. Go to events, try to meet other entrepreneurs because it will help you a lot.

You can’t know how many mistakes you make each day without realizing it. Only someone else can show you, your mistakes if you allow him/her to do so in a caring way. It’s not a matter of showing mistakes by accusing but in a kindly way to help you move forward. If you can participate in a mastermind group to be in a collective spirit of brilliant people, do it. It’s a great place to no longer be the smartest person in the room and learn new things to improve yourself.

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Spring Temperature


Spring is here, it’s cool. The day’s temperature changes, it’s cold in the morning, at noon it’s hot and at night it’s cold.

And in the gym, I feel that I sweat more quickly, I think employees’s gym haven’t yet changed the heating (something I haven’t do at home) but my workouts are a little more difficult.

I think our bodies must do much more different tricks in the day to keep the body’s temperature at a good level. This doesn’t help at all when I see people who are already with their T-shirt (it’s not yet the summer, Oh!).

t-shirt in winter

On April 1st, I’ll increase all my exercises of 2 reps (except squat), it disturbs me a little. It’s always the same, I always want to be ready when I change my routine but it never happens and I get there. I think “I wait to be ready” is an excuse.

Now I begin to sweat more, I think it will help me stay dry and it doesn’t matter if I’m not ready to change my routine. I do it and we’ll see. Seriously, when you have an opportunity, are you ready ? When you fall in love, are you ready? No, but you do as well and it’s cool, it’s a little scary but it’s cool.


Sun Comes

new gym member

The sun comes and I see lots of new faces in the gym. There are some who seem to have a program and not others. I’m sure they imagine to have a physical like a “Fitness Model” in 3-4 months for this summer.

When I see all people who have train all the winter despite snow or rain, I tell myself that it’s them who will be hot for this summer.

fitness model couple

running couple

The news members (if these aren’t people who have been training for a long time and had to change gym) are just at the beginning of the adventure and must being humble. I see many who take themselves for bodybuilders while their physical that’s not it at ALL. Calm down guys.

We’ll see who will stay at the end of the summer, which are the real ones. In my case, it motivates me even more to achieve my goals because I think at the begining I was like them. And when I look at myself now, I’m proud of myself even though I am halfway (Yeah, half, I think?!?).

Be better than yesterday, it’s the only thing that matters my friends.

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