Your thoughts create your reality (Stoicism, reference points)

Hi guys,

New video is online now. Tried something new. A podcast type of thing… let me know what you think.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

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Cheers,

Cristian

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Art, art, art

Hi guys,

New video is online now.

I thought it would be cool so show you the artwork that I have collected over the years…

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P.S. Don’t forget about the book giveaway I’m hosting. You can check it out here.

Cheers,

Cristian

When it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders…

16831009_1319495278123827_4222685105763325865_n“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders – What would you tell him?”

“I…don’t know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?”

“To shrug.” – Ayn Rand

For those of your who are into hitting the gym, lifting weights, I say this: when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders… squat.

To the rest of you: massive action.

That’s it.

I used to victimize myself over all the bad things that happened to me. I was depressed and anxious and in poor health and poor and pessimistic. The world was a terrible place.

Why did this had to happen to me? Continue reading

Skills of Highly Successful People (+ Giveaway)

Hi guys,

New video is online now.

What is the skill set of highly successful people? What are the skills that most find too daunting to even try to master? What exact qualities determines one man’s success and another’s failure?

You can find the giveaway here.

Winners will be announced on Youtube!

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Cheers,

Cristian

Book Giveaway

Hi guys,

I decided that I’ll be hosting a book giveaway every week. Books that I really recommend to everyone. Good stuff.

The giveaways will be free to enter, no matter where you are located.

This week, two collections of short stories.

Dubliners by James Joyce, and 50 Great Short Stories, edited by Milton Crane.

So, two winners.

You can find the giveaway here. There are four ways to enter.

Good luck,

Cristian

New video: Now or Never

Hi guys,

Yup, I am back making YouTube videos again. Lots of new exciting stuff to come.

Most successful people have a sense of urgency when it comes to doing what they want to do. But what does it mean and how does it impact the way you act and react to the world around you?

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Also, there’s still a long way to go, so if you want to help me out, you can do so by pledging one dollar (yup, you read that right) here.

P.S. Of course, you can “purchase” more than one if you want to.

If you wish to help me directly, you can contribute any amount you see fit via PayPal to contact [at] cristianmihai [dot] net.

I need your help. I can’t do this without you.

Also, you can purchase advertising options here.

Cheers,

Cristian

Gutless

“When people say they’re skeptical, or pessimistic, I get it. But let’s face it, you’re gutless. It takes no guts to be a skeptic. It takes no guts to try nothing and say it’s not gonna work. It takes guts to put your ass on the line and believe something’s possible. It takes guts to pursue an answer. It takes guts to fail and step back up and keep pushing”Tony Robbins
Your mind is designed in such a way to prevent you from getting hurt. In nature, this is quite the mechanism.

But in the human society, we have developed the “someday” mechanism.

Someday we’ll be good enough or brave enough or smart enough or have the time to do this or that.

Someday we’ll become what we’ve always wanted to be.

Someday we’ll write our book or start our business.

And most people wait their whole lives for this someday, which never comes.

Why?

Because “someday” doesn’t exist. Like unicorns. Or Santa Claus.

All you have is today.

All you have is the ability to ignore the feeling that assuming certain changes is going to ruin your life.

Realize this deeply and you’ll be free to do anything you want. Don’t, and you’ll spend your whole life making excuses for why you have to settle for less than what you really want.

All it takes is guts. There is no such thing as courage, talent, or greatness.

All you need is the guts to do the thing. Face your fears. Be more afraid of living an unlived life.

When I first started writing, obviously, I sucked.

I had this idea that writing was easy.

It wasn’t.

After some 4 years, I was kind of good. Kind of.

But then I decided to write in English. And I wasn’t as good.

And this scared me. And made me sad. And made me angry.

Should I have given up then, now you wouldn’t be reading this post.

There are at least a thousand reasons why a specific endeavor won’t work. At least. You can spend an enormous amount of time thinking them all up or you can just trust that one reason why it will work out.

You’ve got to have the guts to be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your life.

Your not getting what you want not because there are some people out there who are better than you.

No.

You are not getting what you want because there are some people out there who work harder than you.

That’s it.

We are all created equally, but some work harder than others.

Some have the guts to go after what they want, ignoring the inner voice that tells them that it probably won’t work out, that they’ll get hurt, that it’s best to hide under the bed.

Some have the guts to go after what they want as if their lives depends on it.

And you should too.