I wanted to share my main learnings from Date with Destiny. The idea is to give people who are interested an idea of what it is and what you get out of it. For the people who have done it, it may help formulate clearly what you may have also experienced and understood.
I won’t go into the details of how it works, you can check it out on their website. It’s 6 extremely intense days, sometimes finishing after 3am.
Following all the encouragements I received after the article on how I taught myself to love healthy food, I decided it could be useful to share how I could rationally associate smoking with pain, which made me quit rather effortlessly.
Just as a disclaimer, I was not a huge smoker, just having like 4–5 cigarettes a day, plus another 10 if I was partying. This is what worked for me:
Last night, we had a party at my house. Everyone else ordered pizza and I cooked a plate full of veggies. All of my friends asked me, “My god, do you want a share?” and “Are you on a diet?” or “Why are you so hard on yourself?” I told them was that I was fine and really enjoying my meal, but they didn’t believe me. Hence this article.
a recent article, I explained why I think authenticity highly increases your chances to achieve your goals. However, this is not obvious and society often discourages us from being authentic. I now have such a strong belief that wanting to try and show I was successful was holding me back that I completely change my personality. I know make sure I am authentic and I don’t try to hide it. But why did it take me so long to arrive to a conclusion that now seems obvious to me?
Our modern Western society tends to push us to show we are successful. At school, the best student is the one with the best grades. On social media, we try to show we have the most exciting life. At family dinners, parents often judge the success of everyone’s children by their job and salaries.
isclaimer: I’ve kept this article as a draft during a few days because it is very taboo. I am not recommending the use of psychedelics which is illegal. Be mindful that they can be very powerful and dangerous if not used in the right setup.
In a recent article, I talked about how I could train myself to eat healthy on a consistent and effortless basis as it made me feel and perform better both physically and intellectually. I won’t expand on this here.
If you are reading this, you’re probably an ambitious busy professional who tries to make the most out of life. I’m the same.
I was raised in Paris, attended a prestigious business school and have worked in finance and startups. If you had told me about meditation 2 years ago, I would have told you that it wasn’t for me and that I didn’t have the time to waste. I am a very rational mind and people often ask me why I now meditate 40 minutes a day.
I’ve become very interested in the patterns and habits of some of the most successful and insightful people on this planet.
When Googling “what do the most successful people have in common” the first three results shown are from Fortune, Time Magazine and Forbes. The patterns and behaviours they mention are, for example, “they know when to stay and when to leave”, “they create instead of just consume” and “they know that they make their own luck”.