A Rare Habit To Have To Be Successful

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

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who are the most curious. It has an extremely simple habit that the majority of the population doesn’t have. This habit is to ask questions but be careful, they’re use 2 way to ask questions :

  • By curiosity to try to understand the history, the motivation and the methods of a person or a company.

  • To question things that everyone agrees with. Are these things that everyone takes for granted true or not ?

It may be trivial, but how many people have met athletes, entrepreneurs or others great people who have just said : « Wow, that’s amazing what you did ». Then they could ask : « What motivated you to do that ? » or « Do you have a piece of advice that helped you on your journey ? » or « Do you make a stupid mistake that will stop you ? ».

When you ask questions about things that everyone takes for granted, you can sometimes find gold mines. What I means is that there are things that many people think is true when it’s wrong because they didn’t verify the information. So, this may be a gold mine that can make you rich at all levels.

It happens because we, human beings, have an imperfect representations of how reality works. That is, we’re like prehistoric explorers with rudimentary maps. The closer your mental map is to how the universe really works, the more likely you’re to do relevant actions, so to be more successful in your life in all areas of spiritual wealth (being happy, living long, create value, etc) and material wealth.

Ask to understand

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For example, Erico Rocha ( ooh, read this article ) is a Brazilian entrepreneur who has an incredible success in the information field in Brazil and he’s someone very curious. When you tell him one thing, he’ll understand that you have implicitly accepted that as a truth and he’ll question you on it.

You can do that too, and that opens doors that you never imagined.

Here is a concrete example. Many people think that handwork things are better than industrial things. This is a truth that most people have accepted without verified the information and this will influence their thoughts, decisions and words. Now let’s ask ourselves : « Is something handwork automatically better than an industrial thing ? ».

It’s true that there are some handwork things that are better than industrial things, but is a handwork book better than an industrial book ? We can ask the same question for a car, is a handwork car better than a industrial car ?

Analyze around you people who think that handwork things are automatically better than industrial things. Be careful, these people aren’t going tell you that explicitly. They’re just going to say things like : « Did you see ? I bought this wooden spoon, it’s pretty, huh ?!? It’s a handwork thing ». In this case, you can ask the question : « For you, are handwork things better than industrial things ? » With that you can analyze the way of thinking of this person on this subject.

With this habit, you’ll change your state of mind. This habit of asking such questions allows you to find those unconscious acceptances that influence our thoughts, actions and words. When you use that, it gives you a lot of advantage in life to be successful compared to people who don’t understand that.

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-Steph

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Perfection Is An Illusion

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

One time I fascinated by a person because this person accomplished incredible things. And some time later, on internet, I watched a video of this person and I discovered that this person make bad jokes. But the jokes are really not funny at all. And there, I discovered that this person who fascinates me had full of defect.

In face this happened to me with several people and I think it’s the same for you. When you discover that, you realize that this person who accomplished incredible things is a human person with defects like you.

Intellectually, you already knew that but emotionally it was different

Back to reality

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When you realize that, when you become aware of it, you see that all things that built around you (inventions, political movements, social organizations, etc) created by ordinary people. All that human being create are created by human beings with defects.

This awareness is intellectual and emotional (or the deepest of your guts) allows you to see the reality that imperfect people have done extraordinary things. Which means that you too, you can do extraordinary things because you‘re also an imperfect person.

You see, it’s simple but I don’t know how to explain that we are hypnotized by : «  a person must be perfect (a demigod) to do great things ». I can’t explain to you how this belief system was put in place, but it makes a lof of people feel inadequate, too imperfect to realize their dreams. The results is that people get used to all work and no play.

Break the illusion

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The truth is that extraordinary things have been accomplished by ordinary people with defects that tried to do something.

You know, you don’t need to be charismatic to have an extraordinary idea. Having an idea makes you charismatic and it’s cool. By turning this extraordinary idea into something real, you’ll see that extraordinary things have been done by ordinary people.

When you have this mindset, you see business ideas all around you. When you complain about a problem or you see someone complaining about a problem, you will not say to yourself that the government, the system or the universe must solve this problem. You say : « I’m here in this world to bring my share of progress ».

I hope this article motivated you to turn your ideas into something real and make them a profitable business.

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-Steph

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Do The Inevitable

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As Agent Smith says in the movie « Matrix » : « Do you hear that Mr. Anderson ? That is the sound of inevitability ».

When a character from a movie ou comic says it, it’s impressive but it’s more than that.

Inevitability can manage our lives and become a self-fulfilling prophecy :

  • Person a

    Well, I will become fat and have blood pressure problems like my father. I will have a family and I will become like him. Not suprising that I fail everything.

  • Person b

    Well, I will break this circle. My children will be the first of the family to have healthy a healthy father. Children with parents who have healthy habits. This is what will happen.

  • Person A

    I will not succeed to lose weight like I did a lot of time. I can’t win against my genetics. Why continue ?

  • Person B

    I will be healthy. It’s a long journey and I will have difficult obstacles but it’s to me to take my success. I know that it will be long and I go forward step by step. I will go where I want to go.

If you look like Person a and A, it’s the moment to take the first steps to become like Person b and B.

Inevitability

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I remember in what state I was when I read for the first time « 4 hours workweek of Tim Ferriss.

I ask to myself for several weeks if it was possible to live this. I was doing a lot of research on internet to find evidence. After all this evidence, I said to myself : « If people can do it, I can do it ». I don’t know how but I will test the indications of the book.

After creating several blogs and websites, I created my blog THEstephaneANDRE.

After few months, I watched a Gary Vaynerchuk’s video  that proposed rather than to create content, document ma days about my training and my blog. Like a reality show. This concept make me change my mindset to reach my goals. I have more success and I start to have the mindset « positive inevitability ».

Relation with yourself

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Paolo Coelho said in this book « The Alchemist » : « When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it ».

You will tell me that you know this kind of story and I need a vision board, the book « The Secret » and wait that others people help me.

Ok,ok, remove the vision board and the book and ask yourself this question :

Are you the kind of person who look bad things go bad or wait that bad things go bad to say : « I told you ! ». Or you’re the kind of person who assume that things are going well and take step to make them better ?

Whatever you believe, it’s true. We know that pessimitic people always seem to have bad luck and optimistic people always seem to have good luck.

You work for the inevitability you want

We know what we want and we know we need to work hard to have it, so we do it. While other wait for luck to come to them, we create our own chance.

Winston Churchill say : « Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm ».

Each fail is an element that can slow us down to this inevitable success. Like scientists have wrong hypotheses, each fail is a chance to get closer to the goal. No reason to give up.

We expect to win. We hope to succeed. Break obstacles to prove that this possibility is correct. We have a responiblity to our inevitability.

Prove it to yourself

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I just understood that « expect to win » or « feel more positive about yourself » is the half of the equation.

Wait that good luck or bad luck come to me is the same result : nothing !

As say Andy in the movie « The Shawshank Redemption » : « Hope is nothing without action ».

In the book « Unbroken », Louis Zamperini endured incredible obstacles and he never gave up hope. He always did what he could to prove that he was fighting nonstop for a good reason.

The best way to prove to yourself that your success is inevitable, it’s to do small victories :

  • You want a better health ?

    Proves to yourself that you can change by walking for 5 minutes during 30 days nonstop.

  • You want have a company ?

    Earn 1$ or help a person. Then hustle and scale.

  • You want run a marathon ?

    Run for 1 minutes. Then, find a way to run more than the day before.

Identify the version of yourself at the level 50 and go forward step by step in this direction.

Make a change and it doesn’t matter if it’s small. By adding all these changes and each small victories, this future become more and more concrete.

Expect the inevitable

It doesn’t matter if you try to lose weight, run a marathon or gain muscle, stop to wait things go bad and start to expect things go good.

You know what you need to do and everydays you do a little step to be closer to your goal.

You deserve it, you deserve to be happy, you deserve to be healthy.

Each day is a chance to be closer to your success or a chance to simply delay your success.

Did you have to prove a win to yourself before you started to believe ?

-Steph

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Have A Goal

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During my vacation, I like to relax in the evening next to the ocean or sea. It’s dark, you see and you hear the waves and there are stars in the sky. When I see all this, I tell myself that I am a little thing in the universe. Do you already think of that ? The human being is small and fragile in this immense universe and this is a good time to become humble.

In life, there are times when everything goes well. Family, studies, work, relationship and you feel invincible, you feel like the king of the world. But looking at the universe, you realize that you are not very important for the universe and it made you humble. We are human being made of flesh and bone and we can disappear very quickly.

Water is very powerful ! You saw tsunamis, WOW ! Water exists for millions of years before I was born and before you were born. How can I feel better than water because without water a human being dies. This a good perspective to never feel too great, not to feel the king of the world and forget where we came from.

have purpose

It helps growing to be humble to not forget why you’re doing this. Things you do in your life is to achieve a goal. My goal isn’t to have 1 billion readers per day on my blog, my goal is to help and encourage people to become stronger mentally and physically. I often say to myself : « Now I need more readers » and the fact of remembering my goal puts me on the right path.

When I do something, it’s to achieve a goal. What you do in your life, your career for example, is to achieve a goal that helps people. Do something constructive rather than do something cool. Sometimes there are people who wonder what to do to be a fitness model. I tell them : « I don’t know ! What is a fitness model ? what is it to help people ? What do you learn from this ? ».

You have to plant seeds in fertile soil. When you do something, don’t do it for reasons that look cool but for deeper reasons. Later you’ll have a lot of great things to improve your lifestyle, you’ll have a solid foundation when your tree will grow, you understand. That’s what I wanted to share with you.

-Steph

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