Optimize What Kinda Works Q&As

REMEMBER

You MUST COMPLETE this week’s assignment, to continue participating in the program.

So… in case you didn’t start yet (or you missed it today)… CLICK HERE to do it NOW.

If your buddy/buddies did NOT do their part so far – make sure to remind them, or we will have to remove them from the program.

Remember – this week’s assignment is answering a different question in the process – each day.

  • Did you give the process a try?
  • Do you have any question about the process?
  • Did you get stuck anywhere?

This is your opportunity to ask any question related to this week’s implementation assignment – to make sure you get the maximum out of it.

It’s also a golden chance to help someone else – by reading their question in the comments below – and offering them an answer, an idea, an encouragement…

If you have any question regarding this week’s implementation assignment or you need some support – let me know in the comment box below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

If you can offer an answer or support to anyone – please reply to their comment below.

REMEMBER

You MUST COMPLETE this week’s assignment, to continue participating in the program.

So… in case you didn’t start yet (or you missed it today)… CLICK HERE to do it NOW.

If your buddy/buddies did NOT do their part so far – make sure to remind them, or we will have to remove them from the program.

Remember – this week’s assignment is answering a different question in the process – each day.

  • Did you give the process a try?
  • Do you have any question about the process?
  • Did you get stuck anywhere?

This is your opportunity to ask any question related to this week’s implementation assignment – to make sure you get the maximum out of it.

It’s also a golden chance to help someone else – by reading their question in the comments below – and offering them an answer, an idea, an encouragement…

If you have any question regarding this week’s implementation assignment or you need some support – let me know in the comment box below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

If you can offer an answer or support to anyone – please reply to their comment below.

I am looking forward to celebrate your progress and results on Friday.

Until then…

Live fully, stay awesome,

Nisandeh

  1. Dear Nisandeh,

    Sorry for late question. Only now I can post it.

    Question about Self-Discipline and intrinsic motivation

    During last Hot seat session, you mentioned that you are Self Reliant (if I am not mistaken, that is the term you used).
    You are a very self motivated man who gives more than 100% once you have committed to commit. You don't need external "kicks in the butt" to thrive.

    Questions:

    1. Can you please share how do you do that? What is your "secret" to stay motivated and going no matter what?

    2. Is it something that you were born with or have you developed this motivation resilience through the years?

    3. How can we best use our Compelling Why to defeat the Shiny Object Syndrome?

    Many thanks in advance for your reply,

    Maru

    1. Good questions, Maru, although I’m afraid I don’t have any enlightening answers to them…

      1. What is your "secret" to stay motivated and going no matter what?

      I don’t have a secret.
      If I decide to do something I will just keep on going until I reach it.

      When I decided to run my first marathon (after being a couch potato for 40 years), I knew it will be tough.
      So I told myself (and anyone around me) that I will finish that marathon, even if I’ll have to do that on my knees… and I meant it.

      (They made a movie about it years later, one of my favorites - “Run, Fat Boy, Run” - a great movie to watch about keep going, no matter what.)

      2. Is it something that you were born with or have you developed this motivation resilience through the years?

      I don’t know if I was born with it, but when I was 17 and one day I decided to become a vegetarian, I just changed my whole diet from one moment to another, and didn’t touch any meat for 23 years.

      And yet, the moment I realized that being a vegetarian doesn’t serve me anymore, I dropped it in one minute, without any hesitation.

      I do know that determination can be developed, and I used marathon running and mountaineering (I mean - serious mountains - some of the highest in the world) as my determination training programs (it’s not just the marathon or the mountain itself - it’s the arduous training before each race or climb - that really trains my determination).

      I know it’s not the answer you were looking for, but I can give you an insight I had while training for my first marathon…

      There are only three reasons you will drop a commitment:
      1. Pain (for example, when I hurt my back or knee);
      2. Fear (for example, I was scared that I’ll hurt myself or get an asthma attack);
      3. Inconvenience (for example - too cold, rainy, too hot…)

      In observing myself, and thousands of students, friends and loved ones over the years…
      In 95% of the times we stop ourselves, and drop our commitment because of reason #3…

      INCONVENIENCE is the killer of all good habits and chances for success..

      3. How can we best use our Compelling Why to defeat the Shiny Object Syndrome?

      I don’t know if it’s the Compelling Why…

      I’d just ask myself, “is this new thing gonna get me closer to my goals?”

      If the answer is “yes” - go for it.
      If the answer is “no” - drop it.
      If the answer is “maybe” - design a small scale, limited-time experiment to test it and then make a decision…

      Hope those help…

  2. I also have a second question:

    What do you think are the most important competencies, skills, qualities and talents that an entrepreneur needs to be successful? What mindset do you need for this?

    1. Good question, Marcel…

      Here is a short list that served me well in my 36 years as an entrepreneur:

      1. Constantly asking questions (WHY, WHAT, HOW…);
      2. Constantly learning something new…;
      3. Constantly experimenting (myself and my business as the “Guinea Pig”)…;
      4. Determination (never, never give up);
      5. Willingness to make mistakes (as many as possible, as fast as possible) - my favorite way to achieve #2;

      I think those are qualities or competencies that can serve anyone (not only entrepreneurs) in achieving any worthwhile success (not only in business)…

      I hope that helps…

      1. Thank you very much, Nisandeh, for your answers. I can do something with that. It's not just the things you say, but how you convey your knowledge when you're on stage that I learn from.

        As an example during the training I gave yesterday morning. There was still time left and I visualized my philosophy on a flipchart. How our body has been evaluated by evolution and how social developments have distorted our behavior and how we regain our strength by going back to the origin.

        I had never done this before and saw how fascinating everyone found this and kept listening with their full attention. This felt great to me and I can see you doing the same. You make it personal and visible to everyone you fully support. Thank you for that. That works inspiring and also for all the videos you leave us. Thank you! It is so much more than knowledge that you share with us!

        1. I've never studied, read, listened to theories or systems.

          I simply looking at myself, my relationship, my business as "guinea pigs" in experiments I'm "inventing" and conducting.
          I keep what works, and modify or throw away what doesn't.

          1. Thanks for clarification 🙂

            Great inspiration for experimentation. I reckon we have a great opportunity this week to look at ourself, tnx!

  3. Dear Nisandeh,

    You liked my idea of the WOMB and then you will love my next question/idea 😉:

    Is now the right time for you to write your memoirs as your next book?

    I guarantee you that I will read this with great interest!!!

    1. Thanks, Marcel, for the question.

      I’m not planning to write a memoir…

      I believe that the best and lasting legacy I can leave in this world will be fruit and nut trees I’m planting and will plant - that could live hundreds of years after I’m gone…

      But who knows what the future would bring 🤷🏻‍♂️

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