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Be Vulnerable

Be Vulnerable

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Vulnerability is frowned upon in society or most of society…

I was told from a young age: “It’s not good to be vulnerable because if you’re vulnerable you open yourself up to getting hurt or people knowing too much about you and that’s not a good thing.”

I can understand why people/society say this, but I honestly don’t agree with it…

Example from my own life:

For a very long time I didn’t want to be vulnerable so I created a “Positive Patty” persona. It’s an image of being positive all the time, nothing’s bothering you, you’re having a great life, everything’s just awesome, but in the meantime you’re actually broken inside…

You have a feeling of emptiness and all that you really want is for someone to see right through you and help or assist you…

The problem is that not many people will be able to see your pain or emptiness because you’re so closed off…

It comes back to that old saying: “You build up a wall to keep the bad people out, but then at the same time that wall is also keeping the good people out”.

Since becoming more vulnerable and sharing stories and experiences from my own life, I’ve managed to move forward and improve in multiple areas of my life…

I believe that if you can start becoming more vulnerable and start sharing stories/experiences with others, it will help you understand why you’re acting a certain way in specific situations and will definitely help you to move forward…

Start breaking down some of those walls and let the good people in!

Rebel With Purpose!

Stian

Understanding Spirituality

Understanding Spirituality

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What is spirituality?

The true definition is: “The personal journey of understanding self”

Brian Grasso and Mat Boyer came up with a great analogy for this…

When you get on to an airplane they always say that you need to first put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping anyone else with theirs.

That is so true in life as well…

For a very long time I made this mistake of always wanting to help others instead of understanding or helping myself first…

I could never help or inspire as many people as possible because I was never working or performing at full capacity…

I was probably performing at let’s say 30% capacity, which meant the amount of effort, inspiration and help I was able to provide to others was only 30% of what I’m truly capable of… 

I think it’s very, very, very important to understand yourself first! Many people say they understand themselves, but my honest opinion is that they have no idea who they really are…

I would definitely recommend the journey of spirituality (understanding yourself)!

I promise that if you understand yourself first, you’ll understand people around you a lot more. You’ll stop blaming others for the shortcomings in your own life and at the same time you’ll also have more compassion for the journey that they’re on…

Put the oxygen mask on yourself, increase your own level of performance before you attempt to help everyone else….

Never Give Up!

Stian 

The power of passion

Power of Passion

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I’m sure you’ve heard about this topic a lot, but have ever truly given “the power of passion” the attention it deserves?

Do you really, really love what you’re doing?

This could be working for someone else or this could even be in your own business…

Here’s an example from my own life:

I’ve been running my own fitness business for almost seven years and I would say it’s doing relatively well. I have some great people working with me and we’re doing as much as we can to help our clients achieve great results.

Personally I’ve come to a point in my career/life, that fitness is not as important to me as what it once was. Even though I love having the business and love helping people transform their bodies, I feel it’s time to move on because I’m not as passionate about it as I once was. I feel that firstly, it’s unfair towards them because I can’t give 150% and in the same breath it’s unfair towards me because it’s my life and why do I have to do something that I don’t really want to do anymore?

I’m not saying that it necessarily means that I should close the business because that would be a stupid decision! Instead, I’ve got great people working with me so I will slowly but surely show them how to run the business effectively.

My passion and purpose lies in helping as many people as possible achieve a fun and fulfilling life and that’s why I started Success Rebel!

If you’re really passionate about what you do, you won’t even know what day of the week it is!

Never Give Up! 

Stian

Quality of questions

Quality of Questions

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I want to share a quote from Tony Robbins with you: 

“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of questions you ask yourself daily.”

We ask ourself hundreds of questions daily…

Why is this happening in my life?

Why are things not going the way it’s supposed to go?

Why am I not happy?

Why do I not have a successful relationship?

These are all questions, but I‘m sure you’ll agree with me that they aren’t great questions!

Remember the quote from Tony? Change the QUALITY of the questions.

So rather ask quality questions like:

How can I help someone else?

How can I learn from this situation?

What can I do or learn to improve my current level of happiness?

What can I do to improve my relationship?

What can I do to move my life to the next level?

These are all questions, but the quality is so much better because it focuses on the positive instead of the negative.

Start changing the quality of the questions you ask yourself daily and I promise you’ll start changing your life.

Never Give Up!

Stian