A series of videos
that will challenge your thinking
in 5 minutes or less!
Sometimes in an attempt to "protect" our inner world
we set up boundaries, we put up walls, we build up entire castles
without realizing that the castle itself was the only enemy
(From "Daily Tips for Success & Fulfillment")
THE ROAD TO "YES" IS PAVED WITH "NO's"
In this video, I talk about the two forms of fear that used to paralyze me in the past: The fear of rejection and fear of failure. For years I let those fears set the limits of who I was and what life could be for me. In the sense that to avoid rejection, to avoid hearing the word “No,” I wouldn’t ask, I wouldn’t dare, I wouldn’t open my heart, I wouldn’t really live. Now a "No" excites me as much as a "Yes." Because it is when I don’t get what I want, rather than when I get it, that I feel the urge to challenge myself, to discover more, and learn more. In fact, when life doesn’t give you what you want. When life “tells” you “No” on a meaningful path, it’s not to discourage you, to deny what you want. It is simply inviting you to dive deeper into yourself. And the journey in self-discovery and the growth that is required to turn that “No” into a “Yes,” really is the essence of life. So, embrace the moments when you don’t get what you want. Learn to love the "No" as much as the "Yes" Because the adventure of life requires you to dance with both if you want to grow. If you want to unleash your full potential.
THE MOTHER OF ALL CHALLENGES IS WITHIN US...
THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF ALL TAKES PLACE WITHIN US... In this video, I talk about the greatest challenge we are asked to face. A challenge that remains the same regardless of the economic or political trend, and any other circumstances surrounding us at any given moment—no matter what country we live in. This challenge remains the same and will be our traveling companion for this wonderful adventure that we call life. In fact, it represents the ultimate reason why we undertake this journey, giving it purpose and meaning. This challenge is represented by THE FULL EXPRESSION OF OUR POTENTIAL. Yes, you heard it right. The mother of all challenges takes place within us...
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT YOUR DREAMS...
When you ask people who succeeded at something, most of them will tell you that it all started with a dream. So, you may assume that all you need to succeed is a dream. Yet, if you ask the same questions to those who didn't succeed, they will say that they also started with a dream. So, having a dream does not guarantee success. Here is why. Because the magic lies not in having a dream but in the attitude that you have towards your dream. That's the key factor for success. Those who succeeded and those who failed both started with a dream. What separates the two is the different attitudes they cultivate towards their DREAMS. There is where the magic lies. Not in the dream itself. It is the attitude that you cultivate towards it. In this video, I explain exactly what I mean. Very important!!
PEOPLE LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE NOT FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR THEM
They come to love you because they respect the type of person that you are, and they feel attracted to that kind of person. Therefore, never do something just to please them. Never say "YES" to somebody when it feels right to say "NO" out of fear of disappointing them. Just say, "I'm sorry. This doesn't feel right to me. Let's talk about this." Say that one hundred percent of the time you feel that way, and those few words will bring your relationships to the next level. Remember that the only behavior that boosts attraction and love is the one that reflects the type of person that you are and that they fell in love with.
WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY...IS THE WAY...
What stands in the way IS THE WAY. EMBRACE CHALLENGES. They are what makes life meaningful and fun. The problem is not in the challenge itself. It is the negative associations that we attach to it. That's it. What we need is not a life free of challenge. What we need is TO FREE OURSELVES from the negative association that we have attached to them, and experience peace, right in the middle of them. And indeed, that is possible. Because PEACE is not the absence of challenges. It is the absence of turmoil about them. It is when the concern and anxiety that you used to experience when obstacles appeared on your pat have been replaced by curiosity and excitement as to who YOU ARE MEANT TO BECOME through them. Think about it...
HAPPINESS COMES FROM WHO YOU ARE, NOT FROM WHAT YOU DO.
The DREAM of most people these days seems to be “I want to do everything that I want” thinking that that type of freedom leads to happiness. They are focused on what they WANT TO DO, rather than who they WANT TO BE. Yet, the sum of all our “doings” creates who we are...and if you go after everything you feel drawn, you become a random character. How can you possibly be happy with becoming A RANDOM CHARACTER? The truth is that happiness comes from who we are, not from what we do... Unless you address what you do in the creation of who you want to be, you will never be happy - even if you do everything that you want! Put aside the question “WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?” INSTEAD, first ASK yourself “WHO DO I WANT TO BE?” Then choose what to do accordingly, within that frame – leaving aside the rest. You will notice that you don’t need to do much to be happy...
INTERNET: A WAY TO FREEDOM OR JUST THE E-VERSION OF THE OLD RAT RACE?
It is interesting to see how the internet was supposed to give us freedom, offering an alternative to the traditional concept of work. Yet, if you look at things like INTERNET MARKETING, as it is commonly intended, seems A RECYCLED VERSION OF THE OLD RAT RACE coming through the back door. Is this the only option, or there is another way? Well, this is what I think about the matter... And YES, THERE IS ANOTHER WAY...
THE 3 LIVES THAT WE HAVE
These are THE 3 LIVES THAT WE HAVE 1) The life that we currently have (the FIRST LIFE) 2) The life that we want to have (The SECOND LIFE) 3) The life that we need to have to create the life that we want to have (The THIRD LIFE) It is easy to find the SECOND LIFE more appealing than the FIRST LIFE. Not so easy to make the also THIRD LIFE more appealing than the FIRST LIFE... Yet, if you miss this CRUCIAL STEP, there is no way to succeed. And in this video, I explain exactly what I mean. A VERY IMPORTANT distinction...
INTUITION vs REASON, WHICH SHOULD YOU TRUST?
The most common mistake that people make is that they feel they must choose between one of the two as if they were “opposing forces.” But instead, they are meant to WORK TOGETHER because THEY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. It’ all about knowing when to use one rather than the other, depending on where you are standing right now. And in this video, I explain exactly how to know that.
THE ULTIMATE TRUTH ABOUT MOTIVATION
There is no such thing as lack of motivation. Every single day, every single hour, every single moment, we are driven by some "motivational pulse." Otherwise, no choice would be possible, including sitting on a couch doing nothing. In fact, even that choice requires focus. Because it is made to the exclusion of all other options. All the motivation we need is always available to us, therefore, what we need to do then, is not to "find" it, but to rather learn how to address it consciously...
IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO OBSERVE SOMETHING WITHOUT JUDGING IT?
Is it possible to look at something without judging it? Can we be aware of the unique qualities of a person, a thing, a scenario without judging it? Or the very act of observing implies a judgment? This is an idea that I always liked and yet found it hard to implement in my life... Until I had an epiphany... In fact, this is what we do when we look at a tree or nature in general. And in this video, I explain exactly what I mean...
THE ONLY 3 THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE IN YOUR MIND AS YOU EMBRACE THE "NOW." MaxLeone.com
As you embrace the NOW you should only have 3 things. And Nothing else. No exceptions... N.1 - The memory of your meaningful moments in the past (Your PAST SUCCESSES) N.2 - Your "HOW TO" which are the principles that you use to create everything valuable in your life, and that you constantly update as you navigate through life. N.3 - The things that you want to create/experience next (Your FUTURE SUCCESSES) Nothing else. No exceptions... And in this video, I explain exactly what I mean...
YOUR LIFE PURPOSE IN 5 MINUTES
Asking yourself "WHAT IS MY SPECIFIC, UNIQUE PURPOSE?" is not the best question to ask yourself, when in search of meaning. In fact, while living a life of purpose is s legitimate desire, that question can be very misleading, and make it even harder for you to "find purpose"" And here is why...
WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE POSITIVE
"BEING POSITIVE" is not about saying that everything is fine. It is not about being in denial. It IS ABOUT SEEING EVERYTHING AS A STARTING POINT RATHER THAN AN ARRIVING POINT, or a dead-end. Regardless of the circumstances. No matter how pleasant, or unpleasant they may be.
SHALL I LOOK FOR A "JOB" or SHALL I LOOK FOR MY "CALLING"? - MaxLeone.com
Now THE ULTIMATE QUESTION no longer has only two options... In fact, there is A THIRD OPTION which is a MORE EVOLVED way to answer that question... One that allows you to find FULFILMENT, and yet STAY GROUNDED at the same time. And here is what I mean...
HOW TO CREATE A GREAT LIFE AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE - MaxLeone.com
having an amazing life ultimately comes down to your ability to create an amazing day. Because an amazing life is nothing but the sum of a series of amazing days. So, starting from today, ask yourself what would have to happen in the next twelve hours or so to be able to say by the time you go to bed, “Wow! It has been a beautiful day!” Remember, all you need to do is to have a good time, one day at a time! And once you can do for several days in a row, you will automatically have an amazing week, then an amazing month, and when you make it all a habit, you will automatically have an amazing life. It is as simple as that. Give it a try!
THE NUMBER ONE KEY IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Many of us live by a philosophy that goes like this: "One day, when I finally have that one thing I have been working on for years, everything will be alright, and I'll finally be happy!” The only thing is that deferring happiness to the future is not a good idea. The truth is that long-term happiness caused by a single accomplishment is nothing but a superstition. And instead, happiness can be the starting point of each journey, rather than a possible reward for it.