Feed Your Brain Is Important

feed brain

What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. I watched an Olivier Roland’s video  and I learned some good stuff.

To be successful in the areas that interest you, there is an important principle that is to nourish your brain in a healthy way. It’s the same principle for your body. If you eat fast food burgers every day, you’ll become fat, your self- esteem will decrease, your energy will decrease, your libido will decrease and your lifetime will decrease.

If you feed your brain every day with the « burgers » of information, I mean news (newspaper and tv), you’ll have a negative state of mind. The information of these newspapers or these media are 95% negative and 80% of this information, you’ll forget them in 15 days. These are events where you have no impact on it, it uses your brain’s energy for noting and because of this negative information, you become more and more worried.

Good food for the brain

The most efficient and accessible way is to read books of excellent quality. When you read books of excellent quality, you have access to the best brains in the world for an affordable price, or even free if you go to a library. With books, you also have access to the best dead brains. It’s not because the person is dead that this person has to stop giving us value.

Purpose of reading these books is to allow you to have a solid foundation for achieving your goals. To start, you need to create a list of books and use the SMART goal method (SMART => specific, measurable, accessible, realistic and defined over time). If you want more detail, go to a search engine like Google of DuckDuckGo and enter : SMART goal.

For example, you can give yourself the goal of reading a book a month. I advise you to write a summary page for all the books you read. Scientific studies have shown that when you write the summary, you will remember more things and you will memorize more things than if you only read the book. Here are 2 scientific studies here  and there .

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Check the book’s quality

books

To start, reading reviews on books that interest you on Amazon is a good place to start. It’s clear that it’s not done by experts but you can see people who like and hate the book. It’s up to you to do your own analysis of the numbers of positive and negative comments. If there are a lot of comments (at least a hundred), it’s a good sign.

It’s possible to access lists of books complied by people who read a lot of books. It’s obvious that these lists will never correspond at 100% to your objectives but it allows you to find pearls. If you want to train in business and personal development, Josh Kaufman’s Personal MBA  is excellent. It’s not necessary to like all the books of Personal MBA but most are extraordinary.

Action

Here is a simple exercise that I propose to you. Find 5-10 books of excellent quality that can help you achieve important goals for you. Determine a deadline (1 year) and calculate how many books you should read per month and how much time you have to spend every day reading.

I’m curious to know the books you found. Share this in the comments section and let’s go .

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-Steph

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 

Pass Through Obstacles

pass through obstacles

There are some days I watched a super interesting JamCore DZ’s video (in french). In this video, he gives some advices to overcome obstacles in training.

Obstacles that prevent you to succeed are in two categories.

Category A

obstacles

Lack of discipline

Without discipline you have nothing in life. Everyone knows and the Matrix attack you every day with viruses to destroy your discipline. Less you have discipline, more viruses will be more powerful day by day to prevent you from reaching your goals.

Virus List :

  • Procrastination

  • Disappearance of responsibility

  • Depressed

  • Fear – you feel like a dumb, you don’t love your life.

  • Total loss of self-confidence

  • Mental block

Lack of discipline triggers all these viruses and you live a life of existence instead of a life of substance.

Category B

obstacles

In this category, it’s mental virus that affect your body. This is regarding the training.

Don’t be realistic

People aren’t realistic to loss weight or gain muscle. They think only 3 weeks or 3 months is enough. You want to lose fat ? Ask yourself a question : « It took how long for your body to be in this situation ? ». Now you have the answer ! You will not lose that weight at the speed of light because you will need discipline. Gain muscle, it’s similar. Build a body takes time. Steroids or no steroids ! Everything takes time in life. Just don’t take steroids, it’s really better for your life.

Complication

People complicate things too much. It’s why they can’t succeed. In the world, there are good and bad information and internet amplified everything. It’s up to you to do your research, it’s up to you to study how you can evolve your body by analyzing the information. Many people are creating scandals to get attention and it’s up to you to unmask them. If your life is too complicated and you’re gonna give up.

Consistency

Most people aren’t consistent. They start and they stop, they restart and they stop, they restart and they stop and they wonder why they don’t succeed. When a person starts without stopping, results are there.

Training based on week

Your training isn’t judged on week, it’s judged throughout the year ! Lose fat or gain muscle, it’s on all year. Look yourself now and look yourself a year later, this is the way to think. Don’t think a week but by 6 months or 1 year. The body you have now will not be the same in 6 months or 1 year, if you do things right. It isn’t to do shoulders 2 times a week you’re going to have broad shoulders as Simeon Panda in 3 months.

Everything is based on one year because of your recovery, your nutrition and your evolution during the year. There are moments in the year when you have unexpected things (professional / private) that will affect your training. Yes, it’s happens. Do you know anyone who felt good for 365 days ? No !

Impatience

Impatience makes you in «fool» mode. People are too impatient. They start, they stop and when they restart, they do bullshit. Be called to have faster results. The only thing they will have soon is injuries.

Solution

plan

The plan

You have to have an attack plan ! Without a plan, you’re screwed in life. Have you ever seen an army without a attack plan ? With this plan, you’ll have objectives and objectives will give you daily discipline.

When you have daily discipline, you will increase your self-confidence, it’s automatic. When you reach 2-3 goals in a day, you feel good before sleeping. When you reach 0 goal in a day, you feel bad before you sleep, you feel like a dumb. This self-confidence will increase from week to week, from month to month and nobody can tell you anything because you have the disciple.

To continue to increase your self-confidence, you must protect yourself. There are 2 things :

  • Your environment – your environment is very important. Surround yourself with positive people who do the same thing as you, because if you surround yourself with fool, your self-confidence going away and you will be in « fool » mode.

  • Your support – your support is very important that can be friends, family, boyfriend or girlfriend.

When we’re surrounded by positive people, we inspire on each other to be better. When we’re surrounded by fool, we become stupid.

When you increase self-confidence, you increase your focus. You’re not distracted by unnecessary things.

When you increase your focus, you increase your happiness because you realize your daily goals and you’re proud of reach them. Day by day, from week to week, from month to month, from year to year, you accumulated the number of objecives reached. Nice scores !

When you increase your happiness, you increase your determination because you see that your plan is working. Ready for the next level ?

With this solution, with your plan, viruses of categories A and B are ineffective. The Matrix will try every day to send you these viruses but you build your kingdom and nobody can invade your kingdom !

Did you wrote your plan ? What’s this ?

-Steph