Infopreneur

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

I discovered what it was an infopreneur by reading Tim Ferriss‘s book « 4-Hour Workweek ». It was a book that was recommended in a personal development’s blog and this book has completely changed my way of seeing a « job ». This is definitely a point of view that we don’t learn at school, even at business school.

The profession of infopreneur is a very interesting profession and evolves all the time because of new technologies. In fact, if you don’t know, an infopreneur is a person who earns money on internet with information products. These information products aren’t news but they’re information to help people achieve a goal on a specific area.

What is special about this job is that we enable people to be more effective in things that are important to them and the result is that they’re happier.

Workplace

One of the advantage of this job is geographical freedom. The company is based on internet, which means that you only need a computer and an internet connection to work. There is no obligation to go to a workplace, you can work every day in a different place or in a different country as long as you have access to an internet connection. There are more and more jobs that allow you to have this freedom like programmer, virtual assistant, bookkeeper, data entry, copy writing, translator, travel agent, transcriber, etc.

It’s a profitable business because selling information on internet makes it easier to reach a large number of people with little money.

Distribution

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Imagine how it was to sell a book before the invention of printing. Even if you had written the best book in the world, it was hard to live on it. Imagine, so that 2000 people can read your book, you needed 2000 handwritten copies of your book. Copying books was not a really cool job, so you can imagine how complicated it was. If you offer me a job that consists of copying 2000 books of 300 pages, I’ll answer you : « No, thanks !!! ».

With the invention of printing, authors started earning more mony because more people could read their books and that to increase later with the invention of copyrights.

With digital books (ebooks), it’s possible to sell 100 or 1 000 000 books without the huge costs of printing, distribution, storage and return management. There are still costs but they’re very low for the servers and the support (for example a client didn’t receive the email to download the ebook).

With internet, it give you the opportunity to manage the distribution of your information products yourself. Before internet, you had to have an appointment with a manager of a radio, television to reach as many people as possible. If this manager liked your work, you could have ads on radio, television but if this manager didn’t like your work, no ads.

Many talented people couldn’ have a great exposure to make known their talent because of these « Gatekeepers ». Internet allows you to no longer need to these gatekeepers to reach a large number of people.

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-Steph

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Fitness History – United State – The Roaring 1920s and the Great Depression (Part 11)

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The increased interest in fitness dissipated throughout the decade. A similar pattern is always repeated in the history of humanity after a war is won. Is that the society to relax, enjoy life and make fewer exercises. The Roaring 1920s earned this name because of this reason, the society was the most frivolous than any other in history until now. The priorities were eating, drinking, partying and other forms of entertainment.

In October 1929, the stock market crash signaled the beginning of a decade of economic depression. The economy has failed to recover until the United States entered World War II in 1941. With many other aspects of life, levels of physical condition fell during the Great Depression. The benefits that physical education programs have done through legislation that followed the First World War were short-lived. The funds for these programs were limited and were eventually exhausted because of the weak economy.

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Despite the setbacks suffered by the fitness during the Great Depression, Jack LaLanne, who came to be recognized as a pioneer of the modern fitness began his career as a media fitness instructor . Throughout his life, LaLanne preached the values of lifestyle fitness. In the 1950s, the « Jack LaLanne Show » began to be broadcast on television, 25 years before the shows of Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda. LaLanne developed fitness programs including aerobics, water aerobics and resistance exercises. He has also presented numerous pieces of exercise equipment including the first cable machine, the secure system for squat called « Smith Machine » and the first machine « Leg extension ». Although LaLanne is often named as the inventor of the movement « Jumping Jack » history suggests that the real inventor was John « Black Jack » Pershing, a tactical officer at West Point in World War II. Although LaLanne preceded the movements of the modern fitness by some three decades, its ideology and its exercise programs had a good approach as demonstrated modern research.

World War II

Throughout world history, military conflicts have had a major impact on the state of fitness. The Second World War and its consequences for the United States were not different. Essentially, the modern fitness movement has evolved under the influence of the Second World War and the Cold War.

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The United States are entered World War II with the bombing of Perl Harbor on December 7, 1941. With this declaration of war, he came to the need to prepare soldiers. However in recruitment, it became embarrassing found that many people were unfit for combat. When the war was over, it was reported that almost half of people prepared should have been refused or were given a non-combat position. These disturbing statistics helped gain more attention to the importance of fitness in the country.

There have been significant contributions in the gym during the 1940s, especially from Dr. Thomas K. Cureton from the University of Illinois. Cureton has introduced the application of research to fitness, which improved the recommendations of exercises to individuals. Cureton hasn’t only recognized the many benefits of regular exercise, he strived to extend the knowledge of the human body with the help of fitness. He wanted to answer questions such as « how many exercises to be healthy ? » and what types of exercise are most effective. But most important was that Cureton wanted to know how physical fitness could be better measured on an individual. Among his contributions, the most important were the fitness test development for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. His research has resulted in several recommendations for improving cardiorespiratory fitness, including the identification of exercise intensity needed to improve fitness levels. His suggestions became the fundamental basis of future exercise programs.

That’s all for today. Soon the rest of the fitness history

-Steph

Histoire Du Fitness – Etats-Unis – Les années folles des années 1920 et la Grande Dépression (Part 11)

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L’intérêt accru dans le fitness s’est dissipé pendant toute la décennie. Un même schéma se répète toujours dans l’histoire de l’humanité après qu’une guerre soit gagné. C’est que la société se relaxe, profite de la vie et fait moins d’exercices. Les années folles des années 1920 ont gagné ce nom à cause de cette raison, la société était la plus frivole que n’importe quelle autre dans l’histoire jusqu’à maintenant. Les priorités étaient manger, boire, faire la fête et d’autres formes de divertissements.

En Octobre 1929, le crash de la bourse a signalé le début d’une décennie de dépression économique. L’économie n’a pas réussi à se rétablir jusqu’à ce que les Etats-Unis entre dans la Seconde Guerre Mondiale en 1941. Avec de nombreuses autres aspects de la vie, les niveaux de conditionnements physiques ont diminué au cours de la Grande Dépression. Les bénéfices que les programmes d’éducation physique ont fait à grâce à la législation qui ont suivi la Première Guerre Mondiale étaient de courtes durées. Les fonds pour ces programmes ont été limité et ont finalement été épuisé à cause de la faiblesse de l’économie.

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Malgré les contretemps qu’a subi le fitness durant le Grande Dépression, Jack LaLanne, qui finit par être reconnu comme un pionnier du fitness moderne a commencé sa carrière comme un médiatique instructeur de conditionnement physique. Tout au long de sa vie, LaLanne a prêché les valeurs du style de vie du fitness. Dans les années 1950, le « Jack LaLanne Show » a commencé à être diffusé à la télévision, 25 ans avant les shows de Richard Simmons et de Jane Fonda. LaLanne a développé des programmes de fitness incluant l’aérobic, l’aérobic aquatique et les exercices de résistance. Il a aussi présenté de nombreuse pièces d’équipement d’exercice incluant la première machine à câble, le système sécurisé pour faire du squat appelé la « Machine Smith » et la première machine « Leg extension » pour l’extension des jambes. Bien que LaLanne soit souvent nommé comme l’inventeur du mouvement « Jumping Jack », l’histoire suggère que le vrai inventeur était John « Black Jack » Pershing, un officier tactique de West Point dans la Première Guerre Mondiale. Bien que LaLanne ait précédé les mouvements du fitness moderne de trois décennies, son idéologie et ses programmes d’exercices de conditionnements physique avait une bonne approche comme ont démontré les recherches modernes.

Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

A travers l’histoire du monde, les conflits militaire ont eu une impact majeur sur l’état de la condition physique. La Seconde Guerre Mondiale et ses conséquences sur les Etats-Unis n’ont pas été différent. Essentiellement, le mouvement du fitness moderne a évolué sous l’influence de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et de la Guerre Froide.

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Les Etats-Unis sont entré dans la Seconde Guerre Mondiale avec le bombardement de Perl Harbor le 7 décembre 1941. Avec cette déclaration de guerre, il était venu la nécessité de préparer des soldats. Cependant dans le recrutement, il était devenu embarrassant de constaté que beaucoup de personnes étaient inaptes au combat. Quand la guerre a été terminé, il a été reporté que presque la moitié des personnes préparés auraient dû être refusé ou avoir une position de non-combat. Ces statistiques inquiétantes ont aidé à gagner plus d’attention sur l’importance du fitness dans le pays.

Il y a eu d’importantes contributions dans le fitness durant les années 1940, spécialement du Dr. Thomas K. Cureton de l’Université de l’Illinois. Cureton a introduit l’application de la recherche dans le conditionnement physique, ce qui a amélioré les recommandations d’exercices aux particuliers. Cureton n’a pas seulement reconnu les nombreux bénéfices de l’exercice régulier, il cherchait à étendre les connaissance du corps humain avec l’aide du fitness. Il voulait répondre à des questions telles que « combien d’exercices pour être en bonne santé ? » et quels types d’exercices étaient les plus efficaces. Mais le plus important était que Cureton voulait savoir comment la condition physique pourrait être mieux mesuré sur un individu. Parmi ses contributions, les plus importantes étaient le développement de test de conditionnement physique pour l’endurance cardiorespiratoire, la force musculaire et la flexibilité. Ses recherches ont abouti sur plusieurs recommandations pour l’amélioration de la condition cardiorespiratoire, y compris l’identification de l’intensité d’exercice nécessaire pour améliorer les niveaux de condition physique. Ses suggestions sont devenues la base fondamentale de programmes d’exercices futures.

C’est tout pour aujourd’hui. Bientôt la suite de l’histoire du fitness

-Steph