Q&A #1 – 3000 Subscribers – My Top Books / How to Focus / Find Your Purpose

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In celebration of reaching 3000 subscribers on YouTube, I decided to make a short Q&A video about some of the most frequently asked questions about me and what I do.

Q 1: “How did you go down this road?”

I’ve been an intrinsically motivated learner as long as I can remember, even as a child. I’ve always wanted to become better, stronger, smarter, more creative. And I’ve always wanted to change the world for the better. When I watched documentaries as a kid I was like WTF is going on – we’re screwing everything up. And I wanted to at least give people the right mindset for

When I watched documentaries as a kid I was like WTF is going on – we’re screwing everything up. And I wanted to at least give people the right mindset for growth not destruction.

When I was 20 I had already done a lot of personal development and I started writing. At 21 I started my blog and here we are.

Q 2: “How the hell did I manage to figure my shit out while still being so young?”

I’m still learning and I’ll never stop improving myself but I do credit myself for a lot of self-awareness and understanding what I need to do to get what I want.

I like to think that it comes from being able to learn from the mistakes of others and foreseeing the outcome of certain actions.

And that comes from reading a lot, surrounding yourself with people that are smarter than you, getting mentors and looking everything with an open mind, trying it out and then making the adjustments.

Q 3: “What motivated me to start?”

Well, I was just curious as a child. The world itself inspired me but I also was motivated by a lot of historical people like Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Socrates, Julius Caesar – I used to love history.

Some modern people were Anthony Robbins, Elliot Hulse, and also, Gary Vaynerchuk’s book Crush It made me start my blog, so it’s a great one.

Q 4: “What are my top book recommendations?”

Start off with Vishen Lakhiani’s Code of the Extraordinary Mind, then Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Mastery by Robert Greene, Anthony Robbins Awaken the Giant Within

Then move on with Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, The 48 Laws of Power Robert Greene, and Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way.

Then, Nassim Taleb Antifragile, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

If you really want to take it to the next level, then Essentialism McKeown, The War of Art and Turning PRO by Steven Pressfield and Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink.

Yep…I read a lot…

Q 5: “What is the easiest way to focus on one task and stop being distracted?”

There isn’t one single trick you can do to become focused again. You get distracted because you’ve conditioned your mind to be all over the place. It’s neuroplasticity.

It takes time to restructure your brain and habits.

What you can do to assist the process is control the things you can control like your environment. Turn off your phone, plug off the internet, close the door, throw away the key or whatever you have to. Just go into your Jedi-Focus —face–

With that being said, every time you feel like you’re about to lose it, acknowledge it to yourself – say ‘here I go again’ – and then direct your attention back on the task. Doing this over and over again will rip up the old neural pathways and rebuilds new and better ones.

Q 6: “How do you study more effectively and remember things better?”

The same applies here as well.

You have to study undistracted and do it intensely. Focus hard for a given period and then rest.

Now, before you can actually remember the things you learned a few days afterwards, you have to shuttle the data from short term memory to long term memory. To do that, you would want to actively recall the information. Like if you’re learning a language you have to actually be able to repeat the words you’re learning.

The biggest mistake people make is think that they have learned something when they’re too confident in their abilities or are simply lying to themselves. Like, Ye…I know the answer to that…ööööööööööööööööööö

Q 7: “What is your gym routine?”

I do mostly bodyweight stuff like calisthenics, push ups, pull ups, burpees, muscle ups, handstands, dips but I also lift some weights some times.

I try to do something every day, I don’t think that doing a few hundred push ups a day really taxes my nervous system that much and it actually promotes recovery.

Q 8: “Do you use kettlebells?”

Well, I’m glad you asked…I love kettlebells. I think they’re a great tool for developing cardiovascular fitness without having to do running. They burn fat and develop explosiveness as well.

Q 9: “How do you find your purpose in life?”

Here’s how you do it.

  1. You find out what are your greatest strengths?
  2. How can that gift make the world a better place?
  3. And then figure out in what way could you and your gift have the greatest impact on the rest of the world.

When we’re talking about purpose then we’re not talking about passion or happiness.

Your purpose is the thing you know you need to do – it’s what you’re meant to do.

Gandhi’s purpose was to free India from British occupation. Was he happy about it? No… but he knew he had to do it.

Alexander the Great knew he had to bring Western and Eastern civilization together and to conquer the world – he was miserable most of his life and died at 35.

But following your purpose will most definitely be fulfilling and blissful.

Q 10: “How to take massive action?”

By taking massive action.

No, but really, you have to just start…

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Build the habits that give you the most results and stick to them consistently.

Q 11: “If you were religious, what religion would you be?”

What the hell are you talking about?

I’m already the Messiah…aaaaa

Just kidding…

I wouldn’t ascribe myself to any religion but to life itself

Q 12: “Thoughts on free will?”

When you look at it scientifically, then we don’t have almost any free will.

I mean, if you can’t even focus on reading a book because of not being able to control your own mind then what the hell are we talking about?

Humans are so conditioned by their emotions, how their parents raised them, what country they were born in and what people they hang out with most. Most of them have no idea that they’re being programmed and mindcontrolled.

But…

There is the potential for free will and to act differently. But to do that you first have to detach yourself from yourself, recognize this programming and then choose another way.

Q 13: “How do you build discipline?”

By starting with the small things because the small things are the big things.

You have a certain rule and you stick to it no matter what. You detach yourself again and do it despite the weather or how you feel.

Discipline Equals Freedom

Q 14: A lot of questions about my thoughts on coffee

It’s amazing and can be very good for your health. But most people over-do it and drink it randomly all day every day.

You have to be a strategic motherf#¤%a with your coffee and use it only as a performance enhancing stimulant.

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These are all the questions for this session. If you want to be included in the next Q&A, then leave a comment, subscribe to my YouTube channel and join my Facebook group.

Rest assured…

I’m only getting started with my growth and influence. I have a ton of amazing ideas and videos in the making that will give you massive value and life-enhancement. You better be ready for it because it’s gonna rock your world.

Stay Empowered

Siim