Get to know yourself already, then get to know the others. Through practice, the karateka knows his favorite techniques as well as his own weaknesses; in combat, he must know his own strengths but also those of his opponent.
Who do you want to be?
A lot of people are lost because they do not have a specific goal.
Understanding the meaning of life and having a plan is compelling.
You can have everything you want in this life, but nothing will make you happier than having a goal and being helpful to people.
The act of setting a goal releases the neurotransmitter dopamine and motivates you to take productive action.
You need to take the time to find your time, meaning you need to enjoy life’s journey, achieving your goals.
Life is a non-sense until you give a sense to it.
Therefore, you need to have one clear goal in one direction and focus on it.
You need to block all pieces of information you can get from I don’t know where.
It’s like when you are driving, your focus is on the road and not on the landscapes; otherwise, you will crash.
You need to know yourself to understand others, you need to love yourself to be loved, you need to respect yourself to be respected.
To Understand Yourself
Are you left brain or right brain ?
Check your browsing history
Go to your Google or Safari bookmarks,
go to your YouTube likes, what is your favorite book, what is your favorite movie, you will see yourself as the hero of it. It will indicate your philosophy and mindset on life.
What is your personalty type ?
I did the test many times, I got 1 main personnality, but also 2 others, I believe this test depends on you current mood. ( I got the Protagonist Personality ENFJ-A ) If you know yourself, you will be able to know people, to know the market.
If you stay in balance with all doctrines or extreme thoughts, you will remain flexible and intelligent.
I do not like extreme; for me, it’s essential to be balanced physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually.
And in this specific order, because physical wellbeing is your health, if you are sick in life you can’t work, there is no money, no relationship, and no family.
Of course, you can grow spiritually without money and relationship, but it is more accessible by having it.
The goal is to stay in balance; if you follow this, you can have health, money, good relationships and family.
In addition, you will have time to think about non-material things.
That’s how I see life. I was against money and the system, but the goal is not to be financially independent; the goal is to be free to care more about yourself and less about materials.
The goal is to have a non-material plan: to have the time to grow yourself and take care of people you love. To elevate yourself, you need to remain grounded very firmly to the earth.
Love = more Precision / Consistency / Risk taking.
Meaning when you love something, you become more specific, you are consistent and you do not mind to take risks, you do not count your time, and you stay full of inspiration.
The flux of knowledge is proportional to the attention of time.
Meaning if I give you knowledge you will provide me with your time and attention.
The more the flux of knowledge is good more you will increase the degree or frequency on how you focus your time and attention, your consciousness will be more aware and receptive.
The 4 Tendencies
This was very helpfull to me, this new apporch from Gretchen Rubin is to me the best way to start about yourself. ( I’m 100% Rebel ) The “Four Tendencies” framework describes how we respond to expectations.
We all face two kinds of expectations: outer expectations, such as meeting work deadlines or observing traffic regulations, and – inner expectations, such as quitting napping or keeping a New Year’s resolution.
UPHOLDER: “I do what others expect of me—and what I expect from myself.”
QUESTIONER: “I do what I think is best, according to my judgment. If it doesn’t make sense, I won’t do it.”
OBLIGER: “I do what I have to do. I don’t want to let others down, but I may let myself down.
REBEL: “I do what I want, in my own way. If you try to make me do something—even if I try to make myself do something—I’m less likely to do it.”
What is your tendencie ?
Go on : https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com
So as I understand, we are an analogy of our planet and elements around us.
Everything is the same in the upper world as the lower world, microcosm and macrocosm but in different forms.
Understanding nature with all forms of life, from earth to space, makes me understand myself and humans.
Business, sales, marketing are directly related to human behavior, and human is directly related to nature because we belong to the earth. We are confusing our ideas with the process of nature.
Steve Jobs said: everything you see around is made by humans, but maybe he was too much in the city and forgot that the mineral, vegetable and animal worlds are made by what humans call god.
We forget that nature is hyper technologic and none of our creation is above human; we are a reflection of what we create.
You have the power of yourself and the power on other people, the power of yourself is superior to the power you can have on other people.
Meaning being disciplined and tough on yourself and kind with others.
Like in a relationship, you need not have much attachment to your business, you need to be ready to lose without ego.
Focus on things you have control of now. If you don’t have power, you can always control your reaction to it If you don’t know how to do something intellectual or technical, ask for help.
Again when you focus on your goals and you reach them, you will be happy because you release dopamine into your brain.
So even if you are entirely down physically, mentally or emotionally, you will always overcome it if you set a goal. To take control of yourself start to take control of your respiration and use mindfulness.
By really believing in what you think will make other people believe you. So you need to sell yourself, meaning if you create a product or service, you need to know if you would buy it or not and for what reason.
When you start your business, you can work free for certain people without expecting something in return, and after a few clients like this, you can ask for their feedback in return. Because feedback will help you grow your business, you can also ask for testimonials to give power and energy, keep going, and never give up.
To sell yourself, you have to tell your story because people buy into the story, then buy into the experience, and then into the person.
Do not listen to people who do not believe in you.
You need to remember all the victories and achievements in your life and write them down on paper.
You need to hold a positive image of yourself and forget about the past while learning from it.
As Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect dots looking forward, but you can connect dots looking backwards” it means to use everything you learn in the present to have a better future.