Why Live With Your Passion

I love my job

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

We hear every day that it’s important to do a job that fascinates us. When you do a job that fascinates you , you will never work again but if you don’t do that, you will miss your life and so on. We hear that all the time.

To be passionate

 

 

everyone passionate about something

Now, let’s look at it concretely. Look at the people around you and you don’t need to do a deep analysis. You just have to ask yourself this question : « Are the people I know passionate about the work they do ? ». The answer is : « It’s a tiny minority that does that ». There is often a big gap between theory and practice.

I encourage you to dare to realize your dreams. I encourage you to take baby steps forward everyday to live your dreams. Realizing a dream is not just about being fulfilled. From the moment you do a job that your are passionate about, you have automatically and mechanically by a pure leverage effect, bring more values to the world.

Having the skill is very important and we can have people who aren’t passionate about their work but who are very competent. But between 2 people who have the same skill, it’s always the person who is the most passionate who will succeed to transmit the flame, to make you have sparks on your eyes, to make you dream and maybe to motivate you to do a project that you hesitate to do that will change your life.

It’s this passion that will create maximum leverage on the rest of the world and bring something beautiful, new, artistic. It’s important and we need to do something we’re passionate about. I can even say that it’s a duty for the rest of humanity and I will explain why.

Don’t be passionate

 

 

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Everyday we see people who are passionate about their work and people who aren’t passionate or who hate their work. When we meet people who aren’t passionate or hate their work, it is felt in each of their gestures, in each of their eyes, in each of their words. Everytime we meet people like that we feel a bit sadness, disappointment and frustration.

These people don’t like their work but the problem is that these people don’t like their work so much that they make us hate this job. We all had teachers at school like that. This teacher who doesn’t like his/her job and perhaps also the subject he/she teaches and the consequence is that the majority of the class hate the job of teacher and the subject he/she teaches (and it’s hard to have a good grade with these teachers). Do you remember those teachers ?

Struggle

 

 

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I know that isn’t easy. It’s always difficult for me today but instead of staying with your friends complaining about injustices in your city by drinking alcohol and smoking weed after school or work (yes, I was like that), use this time to take a step towards the realization of your dreams. What’s cool with internet is that we can easily do a lot of things like learning a new skill , get a freelance job online , having a blog, a podcast, a Youtube channel or selling things on Amazon , eBay  or Shopify .

If you hesitate to create your dreams, say to yourself it’s not a question of being happy and being fulfilled. It’s about bringing value to the world, bringing a smile, a spark, an energy to the world.

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-Steph

Stop A Bad Habit

self sabotage

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

You know, I had a lot of trouble stopping my worst bad habits. It was bad habits that sabotaged my life. Many people around me have the same difficulty I had because unfortunately nobody showed them a conscious step to stop these bad habits.

Think about it, eating healthier allows you to have better energy, better body weight and live longer. Just eating less pre-prepared meals and replacing that with healthy food allows you to avoid having hundreds of bad calories in your body and this make a huge difference in the long term.

It’s a concept that used in all fields of your life. I think you know the consequences of smoking and not playing sport ?

My old bad habits

Ok, I see you need to see concrete things so I’ll tell you the bad habits I stopped :

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  • When I was 15 years old, I started smoking weed (marijuana) and quickly I smoked bong or water pipe several times a day. I stopped smoking when I started to train to have a body like 50 Cent. And after, I realized that I was smoking weed (marijuana) to get away from my daily worries. It was like pressing the « Pause » button several times in a day.

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  • For several years, I have only read heroic fantasy’s books (Hawkmoon, Elric of Melnibone, etc) and no personal development’s books. It’s not a bad idea to read heroic fantasy’s books but read only that, it’s just entertainment. When I started reading personal development’s books, I realized that I had lost years of knowledge, references, tools, methods that today would be extremely useful to me. Fortunately, it’s never too late.

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  • For several years when I was doing Karate or Kung-Fu, I had a bad diet. I only ate pre-prepared meals, pizza, fat foods, sweet drink, candy and I didn’t like vegetables. Today, I have a better diet and I’m proud of the result. Since I have a tool that allows me to have my diet under control, it’s MyFitnessPal  on my smartphone (except for my Saturday’s cheat meal)

I like seeing the reaction of people when I explain to them what I eat at breakfast : rice(or pasta) with meat(of egg) and vegetables. I don’t know why breakfast is very emotionally loaded while this is the easiest meal of the day to change. When you only have healthy food in your fridge and in your closets, you have no choice to have a healthy breakfast.

It may be because of childhood memory that people like to have sweet things at breakfast but our bodies are evolving and we need to feed them differently. A child and an adult don’t eat the same amount of calories to be operational.

Wait here is another bad habit that I stopped. I used to play video games for hours. Sometimes with friends we played more than 8 hours non-stop. Once I invited many girls to my condo to do a « before » with my friends before going to the club. We decided to take the bus (public transport) because we wanted to drink a lot of alcohol.

The problem is that with my friends, we were too focused on the video game and we missed the last bus. The girls had gone crazy and they made us understand that it was the last time we (me and my squad) did this (especially an ex-girlfriend, it was sex versus video games). Since then, I haven’t completely stopped paying video games but I play much less because I don’t buy the new video game console.

I guarantee you that having stopped these bad habits had an incredible impact in my life.

Your future old bad habits

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Now I have a question for you. What bad habits you want ? What bad habits can you replace with a good habits ?

I advise you to make a list of bad habits you want to stop. When you have chosen the bad habit you want to stop, put in place a simple action to stop it. You can’t stop a bad habit in one night. You need to have a constant simple action to have excellent result.

For example :

  • If you want to eat more vegetables, you can use this grandmothers tactic that is to eat vegetables before dessert.

  • If you want to watch TV only for 1 hour, read a few pages of a personal development’s book.

Leave me a comment with a habit you want to stop and that simple action do you use to stop this ?

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-Steph

Mistake That Skinny People Make To Be More Athletic

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Before I was a sportsman and skinny and I became skinnier by smoking weed. But I often traveled to the USA and I gained weight. As I’ve already said 50 Cent change my mind. When we go to a gym and we are seeing people more muscular, it’s daunting. We want to have results as soon as possible to be able to look like.

The worry is that in the Matrix, there is full of lies and we quickly make bullshit.

Not eating enough

The way you eat now make you’re skinny, normal. You think that by eating like it and doing intense exercise, you will be able to gain muscle ? You’re smart, you know that isn’t possible. You have to eat right to have an athletic body.

You must eat between 500-1000 calories per day. Oh yeah ! At first you’re going to force yourself to let your body get used but you’ll quickly feel the difference in training. Let things be clea :: Justin Bieber haven’t an athletic body, this is bullshit, it’s the Matrix !

Having unrealizable expectations

When we see people more muscular at the gym, we want to have results as soon as possible. We see training programs for 8-12 weeks with impressive body. Fuck the bullshit, it’s the Matrix and people in the pictures have been training for at least 5 years.

The truth, you gain 0.5-1kg (1-2lbs) of muscle per month. At first, you can gain more, then your body adapts and it’s pure muscle building. An empire isn’t built in a day.

Not having a solid plan

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To build quality muscle and that your strength is useful in the life, you need to have these exercises in your workout program.

  • Squat
  • Deadlift
  • Overhead press
  • Rows
  • Pull-up with weight

Otherwise you’re like Daniel Craig that have muscle just for a 5 minutes scene in a James Bond. He’s still shape ? And Russell Crowe from Gladiator ?

Not doing enough

It’s possible that early in your training, you start with bodyweight exercises. Later, your body will adapt and you’ll feel that exercises make you less suffer than before. It’s time to use weights to increase the resistance on your muscles. To have an athletic body, the bodyweight isn’t enough. You don’t believe me ? Tweet a professional athlete, you’ll see his response.

Go too fast and get hurt

« Quick, quick, quick, I want to have muscles as fast as a click on a website ». If that were true everyone would have an athletic body but the reality is very different. Stop looking athletic bodies all day on Instagram or YouTube, these people train for at least 5 years. The guy you admire has waited at least 5 years to have the body that makes you dream ! But you want to have the same thing in 1 year and at this moment, you stop to follow your training program and to bullshit.

Because of that crap, you’ll hurt and you’re no longer able to train you for 6 months. Worse, I have two friends who are injured during training in the shoulder, now they can’t gain chest, it’s over. How you want to have a symmetrical body when there are muscle groups that you can’t train ? My body is still evolving, they stalled and it’s for medical reasons, it’s over.

Being consistent and patient are the keys to success to have an athletic body. Leave your ego in the locker room !

Don’t follow a sustainable strategy

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It’s like the resolutions for the new year : « January 1st , I stop this, I begin that, blah, blah, blah » and three months later you’ve stopped everything. It’s too radical, if you don’t let your body adapt to your new activities, you’ll do a burn out ! And this is normal. At school you learn gradually, so is the same thing with your training. Begins with two days of training in a week and after a few months if you can add one more day, it’s good otherwise keep that pace throughout the year.

After a year look at your results and plan your training for the next year. You make a sport that requires a lot of patience because these sport develops all the muscles of your body. This is the reference for all athletes.

Don’t make it a priority

The truth when I started, bodybuilding wasn’t a priority. I was all the time on internet, video games, go out to drink alcohol, smoke weed or pick up girls. Go to train after drinking alcohol or smoking weed, I also did. The problem, do theses things prevented me to achieve my results, it’s like taking a step forward and three steps back.

I had the trigger to change my lifestyle when I saw a documentary about Ronnie Coleman « The Cost Of Redemption ». I thought that athletes who were taking steroids had a quieter lifestyle. When you see Ronnie in training, this is war and the discipline in his lifestyle is impressive. Go see the documentary right now, you’ll understand !

Don’t train all muscles

You want to have a symmetrical body or not ? I don’t have a lot to say on this subject. Look at the people in your gym with big shoulders but not chest, a upper body athletic and thin legs, big chest but no muscular back. Look and you will quickly understand that it’s important to work all your muscles, otherwise it’s bullshit !

Don’t rest enough

« Sleep is useless » is another Matrix’s trap. Stay up to 1-2 hours (1-2AM)in the morning to watch your TV show will make you an athlete ! The problem is that :

The muscle makes 24-48 hours to rebuild.

Sleeping less than six hours per night aren’t going to help you have an athletic body. Sleep is a priority because it’s at this moment that your muscle can repair and gain power. It isn’t during the day. This is why I advise you to sleep as much as possible, trying to sleep 7-8 hours.

Oh, you’re gonna tell me that Zyzz was skinny and he became muscular and he make parties all the time. I stop you right now : Zyzz is dead !

You still struggles to avoid being skinny ? Ask me a question if you want help

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-Steph

Erreurs Que Les Gens Maigre Font Pour Etre Plus Musclés

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Avant j’étais quelqu’un de sportif et maigre et je suis devenu plus maigre en fumant de la weed. Mais je voyageais souvent aux USA et je prenais du poids. Comme je te l’ai déjà dit j’ai eu le déclic avec 50 Cent. Quand nos allons dans un gym et que nous voyons de personnes plus musclé, c’est intimidant. Nous avons envie d’avoir des résultats le plus vite possible pour pouvoir les ressembler.

Le souci est que dans la Matrix, il y a pleins de mensonges et nous faisons vite des conneries.

Ne pas manger assez

La façon dont tu manges en ce moment fait que tu es maigre, normal. Tu pense qu’en mangeant pareil et en faisant des exercices intense, tu vas pouvoir gagner des muscles ? Tu es malin, tu sais que ce n’est pas possible. Il faut bien te nourrir pour avoir un corps athlétique.

Tu dois manger entre 500-1000 calories par jour. Eh oui ! Au début tu vas devoir te forcer pour que ton corps s’habitue mais tu vas vite sentir la différence à l’entraînement. Que les choses soit clair : Justin Bieber n’a pas un corps athlétique, c’est du bluff, c’est la Matrix !

Avoir des attentes irréalisable

Quand nous voyons des personnes plus musclé à la gym, nous voulons avoir des résultats le plus vite possible. Nous voyons des programmes d’entraînement de 8-12 semaines avec des corps impressionnants. Fuck les conneries, c’est la Matrix et en plus les personnes sur les photos s’entraînent depuis au moins 5 ans.

La vérité, tu gagnes 0.5-1kg (1-2lbs) de muscle par mois. Au début, tu peux en gagner plus, ensuite ton corps s’adapte et c’est la construction de pure muscle. Un empire ne se construit pas en un jour..

Ne pas avoir de plan solide

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Pour construire du muscle de qualité et que ta force soit utile dans la vie de tous les jours, tu dois avoir ces exercices dans ton programme d’entraînement.

  • Squat
  • Soulevé de terre
  • Développé épaule (overhead press)
  • Rows
  • Traction avec poids

Sinon tu es comme Daniel Craig qui se muscle juste pour une scène de 5 minutes pour un James Bond. Il a quelle physique maintenant ? Et Russell Crowe depuis Gladiateur ?

Ne pas faire assez

C’est possible qu’au début de ton entraînement, tu commences avec des exercices au poids du corps. Avec le temps, ton corps va s’adapter et tu vas sentir que les exercices te font moins souffrir qu’avant. C’est le moment, d’utiliser des poids pour augmenter la résistance sur tes muscles. Pour avoir un corps athlétique, le poids du corps n’est pas assez. Tu ne me crois pas ? Tweet un sportif professionnel, tu verras sa réponse.

Allez trop vite et se blesser

« Vite, vite, vite, je veux avoir des muscles aussi vite qu’un clique sur un site internet ». Si c’était vrai tous le monde aurait un corps athlétique mais la réalité est très différente. Arrête de regarder des corps athlétique toute la journée sur Instagram ou YouTube, c’est des personnes qui s’entraîne depuis au moins 5 ans. La personne que tu admire a patienté au moins 5 ans pour avoir le corps qui te fait rêver ! Mais toi, tu veux avoir la même chose en 1 an et c’est à ce moment que tu arrêtes de suivre ton programme d’entraînement et à faire des conneries.

A cause de ces conneries, tu vas de blesser et tu ne vas plus pouvoir t’entraîner pendant 6 mois. Pire encore, j’ai deux amis qui se sont blessé pendant l’entraînement à l’épaule, maintenant ils ne peuvent plus gagner du muscle aux pectoraux, c’est terminé. Comment tu veux avoir un corps symétrique quand il y a des groupes musculaires que tu ne peux pas travailler ? Mon corps évolue toujours, eux ils stagnent et c’est pour cause médicale, c’est terminé.

Etre constant et patient sont les clés du succès pour avoir un corps athlétique. Laisse ton ego dans le vestiaire !

Ne pas suivre une stratégie durable

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C’est comme les résolutions pour la nouvelle année : « A partir du 1er janvier, j’arrête ceci, je commence cela, blah, blah, blah » et trois mois après tu as tout arrêté. C’est trop radical, si tu n’habitue pas ton corps à tes nouvelles activités, tu vas faire un burn out ! Et c’est normal. A l’école, tu apprends petit à petit, c’est pareil pour ton entraînement. Commence avec 2 jours d’entraînement par semaine et après quelques mois si tu peux ajouter un jour de plus tant mieux sinon garde ce rythme toute l’année.

Après une année regarde tes résultats et planifie l’entraînement de l’année suivante. Tu fais le sport qui nécessite le plus de patience car c’est le sport qui développe tous les muscles de ton corps. C’est le sport de référence pour tout les sportifs.

Ne pas faire ça une priorité

La vérité quand j’ai commencé, le bodybuilding n’était pas une priorité. J’étais tout le temps sur internet, les jeux-vidéos, sortir pour boire de l’alcool, fumer de la weed ou draguer des filles. Aller à l’entraînement après avoir bu de l’alcool ou fumer de la weed, j’ai aussi fait. Le souci, c’est que faire tout ça m’empêchais d’atteindre mes résultats, c’est comme faire un pas en avant et trois pas en arrière.

J’ai eu le déclic pour changer mon style de vie quand j’ai vu un documentaire sur Ronnie Coleman « The Cost Of Redemption ». Je pensais que les athlètes qui prenaient des stéroïdes avaient un style de vie plus tranquille. Quand tu vois Ronnie à l’entraînement, c’est la guerre et la discipline dans son style de vie est impressionnante. Va voir le documentaire tout de suite, tu comprendras !

Ne pas travailler tous les muscles

Tu veux avoir un corps symétrique ou pas ? Je n’ai pas beaucoup de chose à te dire sur le sujet. Regarde les personnes de ton gym qui ont de gros épaules mais pas de pectoraux, un haut du corps athlétique et des fines jambes, des gros pectoraux mais pas de dos musclé. Regarde et tu vas vite comprendre que c’est important de travailler tous tes muscles sinon c’est du bluff !

Ne pas se reposer assez

« Dormir ne sert à rien », voilà un autre piège de la Matrix. Rester jusqu’à 1-2 heures du matin pour regarder ta série TV va faire de toi un athlète ! Le problème est que :

Le muscle met 24-48 heures pour se reconstruire.

Dormir moins de 6 heures par nuit ne vas pas t’aider à avoir un corps athlétique. Dormir est une priorité parce que c’est à ce moment que tes muscle peuvent se réparer et gagner en puissance. Ce n’est pas pendant la journée. C’est pour cela que je te conseille de dormir le plus d’heures possible, essaye de dormir 7-8 heures.

Ah oui, tu vas me dire que Zyzz était maigre et il est devenu musclé et il faisait la fête tout le temps. Je t’arrête tout de suite : Zyzz est mort !

Tu luttes encore pour ne plus être maigre ? Pose-moi une question si tu as besoin d’aide

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-Steph