"You have TOO MUCH energy, Maxime!"

1% better every day at 11:11am - newsletter #044

That's one of the phrases I hear most often about myself. Ever since I was a little boy, people have been trying to “change me”, to help me channeling my energy. Apparently, for my sake and the sake of others. Like a never-ending story that repeats itself every day. I always wonder if my energy is a curse or a blessing. But isn't it the same for all things in life when you go to an extreme?

A blessing because that energy brought me here. At 35 years old, I have the chance to have already accomplished several lives, be in the best shape of my life, fulfilled hundreds of dreams and above all, to still have this desire for madness.

A curse because this energy suffocates the people around me. My close friends know it, and see me in small doses. This energy, which I can't manage yet, puts a passive pressure on the people around me. And if I'm honest with myself, I'd say it puts an "active" pressure! I'm beginning to realize that little by little.

The example of this week speaks for itself. Yesterday morning, I woke up at 9:00 a.m. because my body badly needed rest. Instead of seeing this as a good thing, I start to create negative thoughts towards myself: "You can't get up early, you drank too much again yesterday, your buddy is already 2 hours ahead of his day, etc."

Whereas in reality, this week, I read 2 books, did +15 hours of sport (including my first "25km"), visited Menorca & Mallorca, made incredible restaurants, wrote 4 newsletters, managed my startup, meditated and wrote every day... Yes, I know. When you put it like that, I realize what a problem I have to deal with!

In 2018, I was "forced" to calm down and “disappear” from social media. I accepted the idea that I had to be "less". Result: I fell into depression for 9 months. So I know that the solution is not to be "less me" but to work on my self-perception, to be more caring. And most of all, to break that "more me" = "more alone" association.

Because in the end, after 9 months of traveling, after having learned to be happy alone, I realize that there is still something missing in my life: someone to share this incredible adventure with me.


ONE QUOTE TO SHARE

  • “To be really respected is to be loved, and love and fear will not mix.” - Séneca


ONE ARTICLE TO READ

Netflix, like many streaming services, has long been cagey about revealing specifics about its content. While Netflix and other streaming services will boast about their subscriber numbers, they generally keep information about what their subscribers are watching closer to their chest. But today Netflix has revealed what its 10 most popular original movies are for the first time ever.

This revelation is significant because it gives us a look into one of the most important metrics a streaming service has: how well its original content is performing. Original content is, after all, a streaming service’s bread and butter. It’s the content that sets them apart from other streaming services—the content you can’t get anywhere else.


ONE PERSON TO FOLLOW

Experience Ray Dalio's bestselling Principles: Life & Work come to life as a instagram account. Principles. Find each day, a "principle" to apply in your lives to help you achieve your goals. Personally, I like it!


ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF

  • Am I waking up in the morning ready to take on the day?


ONE WORKOUT TO DO

  • Street Workout

Visit calisthenics-parks to find a street workout site near you! Then you go on:
10x (10 pull-ups + 10 toes-to-bars + 10 pushups) - Start every 3 minutes


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