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Podcasts worth watching : Joe Rogan & Firas Zahabi

#Joerogan #Firas #Zahabi #Podcast

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Be a KING (Video)

What does it mean to be a King?

In my mind, it means that you’re just a cut above other guys.
And I’ll say the same thing applies to your girlfriend if she’s going to be a Queen
I was watching a video about Beyonce Knowles the other day and she’s
talking a lot about her inner beliefs.
She said things like
I value my body, I’m careful who I share it with
I value my man, sharing a life with somebody
She talks about how she feels, how she carries herself, her life philosophy
It’s not a very ra-ra thing to say,
But would you agree that she’s a Queen?
A cut above most other women you’ll meet?
What is a King?
A King is a man who just outclasses other guys
A King is a guy who is on his purpose
He knows what he wants out of life
He has strong boundaries
He knows what vibe he wants around him
He knows what he’s doing here
He’s a CUT ABOVE
You’ve developed an ecosystem around you with friends that you like
girls who you’re dating who you like
OR an amazing girlfriend
Maybe you’re taking time away from women but you’re doing it BY CHOICE
You’re somebody that like’s what he does for a living
OR you’re taking steps in getting there
You’re fun
You’re happy
You smile
You enjoy the little things
You can stop and smell the F*cking roses
As a King you can lay back and enjoy what you’ve built
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XosdwVmG1k
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The Power of Personal Standards (RSD Video)

A lot of people simply do not have standards
Don’t let yourself off the hook
Say I’m going to examine myself
And have standards and say
“I’m F*cking pathetic for what I’m doing right now”
NOT having your health handled
NOT having the type of dating life you want
NOT having the type of sex life you want
NOT living in a situation you’re comfortable in
Use the negative emotions from saying “that’s pathetic” to focus your mind
If you’re a person who has his shit together you’re a role model to others
you’re able to bring value, a calming energy, people will actually listen to you
Make yourself strong first.
When you’re taking action,
That’s your criteria for success

 

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The one thing only 1% of people do

The Marines have a saying:

“Everybody wants to go to heaven
But nobody wants to die
And that’s just real
At the center of bringing any dream to fruition
Is self-discipline
Something as simple as food and eating

is not about your body as much as it is about your mind
It’s getting command of your mind to be able to choose actions
That are in your own best interest”

 

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Mindset: Do the Work (RSD Video)

Are you doing the right things?

What are the big ones

The ones you’re ready to go all out in

And instead of having this scattered focus

Have a deep, clear focus and actually get ahead

Success comes when you do a few things well

instead of dabbling around getting lost trying to do too much

Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you make your focus

 

There’s always one thing that’s the most important

The difference between being successful and unsuccessful is having

the self discipline necessary the resist the lure of the excuses

You do it anyway

You put in the work

You grind through

You just DO THE WORK

 

 

I want this

 

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Modafinil Review: The Brain of a Champion

I’ve been on and off Modafinil for about 3 weeks now and have been asked to write a report on my findings. So here we go:
Modafinil (Wikipedia):

Modafinil, sold under the brand name Provigil among others, is a wakefulness-promoting drug used for treatment of disorders such as narcolepsyshift work sleep disorderidiopathic hypersomnia, and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea.[6] It has also seen widespread off-label use as a purported cognitive enhancer.[7] In the United States modafinil is classified as a schedule IV controlled substance and restricted in availability and usage, due to concerns about possible addiction potential. In most other countries it is a prescription drug but not otherwise legally restricted.

Modafinil acts as an atypical, selective, and weak dopamine reuptake inhibitor which indirectly activates the release of orexinneuropeptides and histamine from the lateral hypothalamus and tuberomammillary nucleus, respectively, by unknown mechanisms, all of which contribute to heightened arousal.

Productivity:

My first noticeable effect was on day 1 of taking Modafinil (200gram). I decided to look at a technical problem I was facing with my laptop. A silly issue causing me not to be able to access my website. I found a step-by-step solution before but I immediately felt lost and decided to postpone it. Which would be my regular approach to things.

Now, after seeing the steps, I opened up 6 empty pages almost as a reflex and systematically went through the steps. After about 4 minutes, the issue was resolved.

But I was just getting into things, and I actually felt a little bit sad the task was already over.

I remembered that there’s a project I’ve been postponing for about a year. An e-book that needed to be revised and translated. Just thinking about the work involved would normally cause me to do something else, but I decided to open up the file and start working on it.

After about 2.5 hours I was 75% done. I found somebody to do a cover design, ordered it and translated a big chunk of the book. During this time I didn’t check my phone or my Facebook once.

” Okay, I thought. This could still be placebo but either way I got some shit done” .

Sports:

Most sport I engage in are solo sports (lifting weights, calisthenics, Yoga) so there’s not much to figure out. But I was on Modafinil when I decided to do a kickboxing session where the coach would hold pads and I’d hit them.

The better you do, the more difficult the combinations become.

My mind seemed to be significantly more efficient in recognizing patterns and communicating them to my body. It was like combinations immediately clicked without me having to think them over. I also felt like my endurance was better. This can be explained by the decreased used of processing energy by the brain , or, could just be non-related of course.

Work:

During my work at the clinic I had my first noticeable downside to being “on” . I’m talkative and like to share information, but normally I’m also very aware of the differences in knowledge between me as a therapist and the client. I use analogy and step by step explanation to try to get what’s in my brain, in the client’s. This day was different.

My brain was making connections and associations that were more complex and far-fetched that usual and even though they made a lot of sense for me, during explanation I could tell that clients couldn’t keep up with what I was trying to bring forward.

My normal response would be taking a step back and explaining in a different, more detailed way.

This time though, my underlying response was irritation. “Why can’t he/she keep up?” was clearly coming from the back of my mind.

Noting this gave me the opportunity to change my behavior and even though I don’t think my shift in thinking and speaking was noticeable for any of the clients, it was uncomfortable for me.

Overall:

-Very noticeable effect on “processing power” of the brain without feeling stimulated. Easy to get fully absorbed into a chosen task and strong need to finish projects.

-Talkative, better use of vocabulary and sometimes words will come up that I normally never use.

-Better memory, I recall names, situations much better. I also suddenly remembered a password I’d lost a long time ago.

-No coming down, no desire to take it on days when I decide not to take any.

-Slightly easier to get annoyed with people / processes that take longer than they should from my perspective.

Conclusion:

So far Modafinil has been an absolute addition in my pursuit of getting shit done. My productivity , ability to process data and my planning has been at a level I didn’t think was possible for me. All of this has been on a dosage half of the recommended dose as well.
It’s a good thing that I don’t seem to miss it when I’m not on it. Actually, I’ve noticed that when working with clients, it’s actually better to not be on.
But on days where I need to focus on projects such as writing articles, doing research, shooting videos and creating marketing content, this is a keeper.

 

Hook a Brother up
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Mindset: You don’t matter (RSD Max)

 

Nobody exists on purpose
Nobody belongs anywhere
And you are going to die

And you may think “Yeah, but people are going to remember me!”
Guess what. When they die, nobody will remember you
You’re GONE
You never existed

A thousands years from now, You’re gone.
What’s the point then?

LIVE.

You want to be free
You want to be out of your head, not in your head.
You want to thrive, not cope
Stop jerking off to you’re own notion and your own arrogance
That you f*cking matter.

So why do all this
What’s the point of making money
Buying nice stuff
Going to the gym?

IT’S FUN.

 

 

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Mindset : Embrace the Pain

 

You should feel that little feeling in your chest
When you’re breaking out of your comfort zone
Or dealing with success barriers
You should be seeking out those moments
And that’s what causes progress

If I don’t feel that, I feel dead inside
Because guess what, that’s what changes you
The stuff that emotionally traumatizes you
That’s what changes you internally

You can either view it in a negative , traumatic way
And you can experience it in a positive, euphoric way
That’s also when you feel the most alive
The choice is there.

Credit: Julien Himself (RSD)

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Motivation – Hard Times

When you’re going through something bad,

how do you know it’s bad for you?
That question is huge.
And then reflect on how little you know
Because, what is a life crisis?
It’s when things don’t go according to your plan.
stop judging it, because what do you know?
And then reflect on all the things you thought were wrong and how,
maybe in the long run they weren’t 
You don’t know what’s good for you and not
Stop judging.
You can either keep going against it or just go with the flow.
Source & Credit : Julien Blanc (RSD)
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BJJ: What I’ve learned

Mark Chen
Physiotherapist, Personal trainer, Sports Nutritionist.

 

 

I’ve only been into BJJ for a short time and consider myself an absolute newbie. However, even in the short amount of hours I’ve spent on the mat, there are some interested things I’ve learned from it.

 

 

1. Let go of your ego

I’ve always been pretty good at sports. There’s upsides to this (obviously) which is that I tend to pick up quite fast whenever I undertake some kind of new activity. There’s a downside to it as well ; I expect myself to be good at it.
Now here’s a tricky part because I consider myself above average strong, healthy, flexible and reasonably smart, And that’s the mindset I had when I went into my first training sessions.
Ready to go and more importantly, show these other people how strong I am.
How wrong I was.

-It wasn’t just the fact that I ended up losing my consciousness wanting to be to tough to tap-

No, the most surprising factor to me was how little my strength and fitness could do for me on the mat. No matter what I tried, I ended up getting tied up, strangled and gassed quicker, the harder I went in.
A couple of sessions later I let go of my desire to be better than others and decided instead, to take any session as an opportunity to learn. And you know what?
This change in mindset allows me to relax more (I don’t care about “winning” or “losing” during training) and creates space in my head to actually pick up and learn rather than losing energy on trying to prove myself.

2. People that do BJJ are cool

I’ve experienced before that people practicing martial arts in general are very cool and easy going people. This was the case in Teakwondo, Thaiboxing and Krav Maga. I believe it has something to do with them being centered, at ease with their self, and being able to channel their emotions and energy in a very efficient way. At least, that’s how it works for me. But the athletes I’ve been rolling with since I started are all a level beyond this. They’re not just nice to train with, but friendly people that seem sincerely interested in helping you become better as well. It’s nice to feel welcome and at home at a place where you train.

3. Importance of breathing

More and more I look into breathing, the more I’m seeing the overlooked importance of it. But BJJ kind of “forced” me to address it. Simply put, my first training sessions were borderline panic when it came to sparring.
I felt as if I could do nothing. 

No sense of control, no use of my power, no way out.

And you know what is the absolute worst thing to do in a situation like this?

To stop breathing

Thing is, you need to be made aware of this. So something as simple as my training partner telling me to start breathing and relax instead of struggling around like I was about to be killed, makes a gigantic difference when applied,

  • The stress levels go down significantly
  • Energy management is suddenly an option
  • There is space to think and learn

It’s such an easy thing to forget about but it made a world of difference to me.

This video gives an amazing explanation of why good breathing is such a helpful tool.

4. There is so much more to learn

As I mentioned in the start of this article, I’m a complete newbie to the sport. I feel like I’m presented with an enormous encyclopedia of which I get to read just one page at the time, and need to re-read it time and time again to actually understand it.

But I like that.   I have a feeling this sport will become more and more interesting as I put more time into it and that it what I’ll try to do.