the success principles – 2nd principle – be clear why you’re here

if you haven’t read the first principle, I suggest you start with it: the success principles – 1st principle – take 100% responsibility

Perhaps the most important action successful people take is to understand what they’re here to do, and then pursue that with passion and enthusiasm. They are “on purpose“, meaning they’re doing what they love to do, what they’re good at, and accomplishing what’s important to them. Then the people, resources and opportunities they need naturally gravitate towards them.

As Brian Tracy says “decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it”

That’s good but how do you figure out what’s the why behind everything you do? The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose, therefore make a list of the times you have felt most joyful and alive.

The “life purpose exercise” can help you create with that:

  1. List 2 of your unique personal qualities
  2. List few ways you enjoy expressing those qualities when interacting with others.
  3. Describe the perfect word as you see it and feel it in one statement in the present tense.
  4. Combine your 3 answers into a single statement.

Once you have your purpose statement write it down on a card you carry with you and read it everyday, preferably in the morning. Make sure you keep this in mind when you apply the other success principles so you don’t get to the top of the ladder only to realize it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Here are some sample statements:

■ To inspire and empower people to achieve their destiny

■ To uplift humanity’s consciousness through business

■ To humbly serve the Lord by being a loving, playful, powerful, and passionate example of the absolute joy that is available to us the moment we rejoice in God’s gifts and sincerely love and serve all of his creations

■ To leave the world a better place than I found it, for horses and for people, too

Hope this helps you all to find your why. There are several other ways to do it, feel free to add yours in the comments below.

continue to the next principle: principle 3 – decide what you want

the success principles – 1st principle – take 100% responsibility


Let’s start with the principle 1: take 100% responsibility for your life.
America’s foremost business philosopher, Jim Rohn, put it this way: “you must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
stop believing we are entitled to a great life, there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live. That person is you.
You need to give up blaming forever and about everything. Have you ever blamed anyone for any circumstance in your life? have you ever complaining about anything? if like most of the people you answer yes, then you are not taking 100% responsibility for your life.
you have to give up all your excuses, there are 2 types of men in life, the ones who are successful and the ones who make excuses.
Remember the very simple formula: Event + Response = Outcome. if you don’t like the outcomes you are currently getting, change your responses. Everything you experience today is the result of choices you have made in the past.
don’t develop insanity: “continuing the same behavior and expecting different results”. The day you change your responses is the day your life becomes better.
you have to give up blaming: “all blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” Wayne Dyer.
you have to give up complaining: think about it, people only complain about things you can do something about and people almost always complain to the wrong person. stop complaining and take action. Remember you either create or allow everything that happens to you. successful people face facts squarely, start taking the proper responses and your life will become much easier. Listen to your intuition. To be more successful, all you have to do is acts in ways that produce more of what you want. Try things you learn, new behaviors and do more of what is working, less of what isn’t. If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you always got.
Don’t forget, the world doesn’t own you anything, you have to create it.

Take 100% responsibility and enjoy the life you desire.

continue to the 2nd principle: the success principles – 2nd principle – be clear why you’re here

The success principles of Jack canfield

I recently listened to the audiobook ‘the success principles – 10th anniversary edition’. This is one of these books that can have a life changing effect if you apply what you learn. As Jack says himself “the principles always work if you work the principles“. So next I purchased the paperback version of the book so I can work on the principles one by one ( easier to highlight parts and go back to them when needed).

Not everybody will take the time to read the book and also to help me learning and applying the principles I’ll write a post per principle with a summary of what Jack is teaching. Hopefully this will help you all to apply this quote from Jacques-yves Cousteau “if a man for whatever reason has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” Another related quote from brian Tracy “life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want. “

But keep in mind that “you can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you” as motivational philosopher Jim Rohn has put it. I will keep the order of Jack and therefore as per his suggestion, I recommend you follow the order to apply the principles.

If you want to read the full book, you can buy from:
the success principles

Here is a list of the principles:

  1. Take 100% responsibility
  2. be clear why you’re here
  3. decide what you want
  4. believe it’s possible
  5. believe in yourself
  6. use the law of attraction
  7. unleash the power of goal-setting
  8. chunk it down
  9. success leaves clues
  10. release the brakes
  11. see what you want, get what you see
  12. act as if
  13. take action
  14. just lean into it
  15. experience your fear and take action anyway
  16. be willing to pay the price
  17. Ask! Ask! Ask!
  18. Reject rejection
  19. use feedback to your advantage
  20. commit to constant and never-ending improvement
  21. keep score for success
  22. practice persistence
  23. practice the rule of 5
  24. exceed expectations
  25. drop out of the “ain’t it awful” club… and surround yourself with successful people
  26. acknowledge your positive past
  27. keep your eyes on the prize
  28. clean up your messes and your incompletes
  29. complete the pass to embrace the future
  30. face what isn’t working
  31. embrace change
  32. transform your inner critic into an inner coach
  33. transcend your limiting beliefs
  34. develop 4 new success habits a year
  35. 99% is a bitch, 100% is a breeze
  36. learn more to earn more
  37. stay motivated with the masters
  38. fuel your success with passion and enthusiasm
  39. stay focused on your core genius
  40. redefine time
  41. build a powerful support team and delegate to them
  42. just say no!
  43. become a leader worth following
  44. create a network of mentors and others who will up-level you
  45. hire a personal coach
  46. mastermind your way to success
  47. inquire within
  48. be hear now
  49. have a heart talk
  50. tell the truth faster
  51. speak with impeccability
  52. when in doubt, check it out
  53. practice uncommon appreciation
  54. keep your agreements
  55. be a class act
  56. develop a positive money consciousness
  57. you get what you focus on
  58. pay yourself first
  59. master the spending game
  60. to spend more, first make more
  61. give more to get more
  62. find a way to serve
  63. master the technology you need
  64. brand yourself with an online persona
  65. use social media in a way that enhances your reputation
  66. use the exponential power of crowdfunding
  67. connect with people who can expand your vision

Get ready for a trip that will change your life.

Great wall marathon

After many years thinking about it, I finally registered for the great wall marathon on 1st of may. Wait, actually not THE great wall marathon but one of them, we found 4 different ones…

We’ll be running the great wall of china marathon on the 1st of may 2018:

The other 3 are:

The great wall marathon:

Conquer the wall marathon:

Run the great wall:

Races seem to be different but it’s hard to get all the details from abroad. So far the organizers have been very responsive and quite active on Facebook ( One of the good point of this race is that foreigners can register just got the race (including transport from and to the official hotel), while some other races require you to book a tour package.

Anyway here we go, race registration is done, hotel and flights are booked (we’ll stay in Beijing for 5 days so we can do a bit of tourism as well). There was just a bit of stress when requesting the visa with a warning that your passport is damaged and visa may get rejected (luckily it didn’t happen).

Now we need to finalise the preparation for a race that seems to be quite difficult… with many steps (steep and irregular), uneven surface, stones… sounds like fun. Not sure yet about the weather it can be very different depending on the years, quite cool at the moment with snow few days ago, but it may heat up quickly. Luckily, training in Bangkok does mean that we are ready for bit weather and if it is cooler, it will be better.

Plan was to run 40k per week, last month I logged 134 km, not the target but not so bad. However these are mostly flat km… I need to do more stairs… here’s one of training advice from the organizers… “do a lot of stairs running/training. It would be best to run over 20000 stairs in a day training in March or april”…

With about 3 weeks left, I’m trying to focus on quality rather than quantity, let’s see how that goes. I’ll tell you how the race went when I’m back.



the personal MBA


I finished reading The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman few days ago and I highly recommend it. This book is a goldmine of information that will be very useful to people having or wanting to have their own business or people with top management positions. The book is well written and separated in small topics that can be read very easily. If you want to learn more on one specific topic, Josh proposes few books on each topic for further reading (most of the recommendations are top sellers). For each topic there is also a blog page on Josh’s website with more references and comments. The book comes with an index and is therefore very easy to use as a reference book or for research on a specific topic.
I don’t really agree with Josh’s idea that the book replaces a real MBA (I don’t have an MBA so not sure what you would learn there 😉 ) but I really enjoyed the read and learned a lot, whether it is about finance, human relations, sales… all the key subjects about business are dealt with and the principles are well explained, whether it is about hiring good people, increase your sales, understand the financial state of your business… it is all there! enjoy the read and don’t hesitate to add your comments or questions below.

Minimize roaming charges

Hi guys,
Roaming is very convenient but can become very expensive.
To reduce my roaming charges I use sim2fly service from AIS:
You buy a prepaid sim card and add credit as needed. To avoid having to change sim cards when I travel I use a dual sim mobile phone.
Before leaving thailand I transfer my normal mobile number to my sim2fly number so I’m reachable and don’t pay huge roaming bills.
Being a prepaid service I know I won’t pay more than what credit I have activated on my account. You can add more service with credit recharge that you buy before leaving thailand (at 7/11 or other convenience store) or use AIS website to buy more credit while abroad. ( alternatively, someone in Thailand can buy credit recharge for you)
If you want data roaming then you can buy special prepaid packages depending of the duration of your trip and your destination.
You then don’t have to worry of huge roaming bills (actually I don’t have roaming enabled on my normal mobile phone so no worry about that)
Please post your comments and questions if any.
Enjoy your trips.

Appeler en France depuis l’étranger

Ce poste est en français car il s’adresse aux français qui voyagent beaucoup ou résident à l’étranger.
Évidemment vous pouvez utiliser skype pour appeler la France a bas prix. Mais il y a une solution française encore moins chère qui est de prendre un abonnement voip ovh.
Pour 1 euro par mois vous avez un numéro de téléphone fixe français avec un appel illimité sur 99 numéros de fixe français par mois.
En configurant un compte supprimé sur votre téléphone mobile, votre numéro fixe français vous suit partout.
Et si vous n’êtes pas dispo, vous activez votre répondeur avec notification immédiate par e-mail incluant un enregistrement sonore du message laissé par votre correspondant.
Pour pouvoir s’enregistrer il faut unr adresse en France et un moyen de paiement en France (virement bancaire par exemple)
Pour plus de détails :
Si votre portable ne supporte pas SIP alors vous pouvez installer l’application gratuite zoiper

French restaurant in Bangkok

Hi guys,
Enough of Thai food ? Enough of big hotels international buffets. A nice place open late last year, which is proposing great cold cuts and cheese, seafood, nice steaks and salad, good and affordable wine…
You can either go there to buy products back home or enjoy a nice lunch or dinner. The owners are very nice and service is quite good. The food is all delicious at affordable prices. You can just choose your cold cut and cheese and have them put on a platter for you or a sandwich.
The place is a bit hard to find but with Google maps its fine, it is easily accessible by mrt (queen sirikit station). Their new website is now online:


Directions to that place:
Note: closed on sunday and monday

french restaurant in Pattaya

hi guys,

Whenever you have enough of thai food and want to eat French food in Pattaya, there is a nice french restaurant on theprasit road:
The menu is nice with real french food at an affordable price. The portions are more than big enough (good luck to finish your main dish). The place is really nice with the outside tables being next to the swimming pool (long and deep), in which you are welcome to swim before or after eating. it’s not big and not near the beach but a nice treat and quiet atmosphere.