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Apr 14, 2019 18:10:00

New Personal Growth Framework

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Basile Samel

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Today I finished mapping my new personal growth framework, a mind-map summarizing the links between my professional aspirations and my daily habits. I use it as a reminder: why and how I work. Here is a brief description of the structure:

- Vision (what I should strive for): Mastery

- Pillars of growth and resulting habits:

I. Indie Entrepreneurship

  1. Deep Work
  2. Experimental Mindset: be a prolific creator and attach yourself to problems, not ideas or products
  3. Always Be Sharing: write at least 200 words a day
  4. Constant Learner: read offline, try out new technologies, slow travel
  5. Kaizen: one commit a day

II. Health is a prerequisite

  1. Diet: flexitarian diet
  2. Cultivate Compassion: meet new cultures through travels, get involved in local or glocal communities, nurture meaningful interactions by consuming less social media to leave room for one-on-ones
  3. Sleep: wake up with the sun and sleep for at least 8 hours a day
  4. Exercise: strength and stretching routine
  5. Practice Mindfulness: walking, biking, or meditation routine

III. Ramen Profitability

  1. Reduce expenses: by simple living and traveling
  2. Increase income: money is a byproduct of mastery, all I can do is to diversify my sources of income


One vision, three pillars, no goals, micro-habits only. Let's see how far I can go over the next 12 months.

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    @basilesamel it sounds amazing Basile :-)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 16, 2019 21:33:09
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      @lucjah Thank you! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 16, 2019 21:41:45
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    @basilesamel
    @philh interesting place here, don't you think Bob?
    So them Phillars, it seems they are: Sleep Partying, Exercise watching a movie, and Practice having a nice meal
    Maybe we should try...?
    But now I need to look for that beasts, Veri, Ty and Red...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 16, 2019 21:32:43
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      @basilesamel @lucjah :D

      Oh gosh now there's Veri on top of the others....

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Apr 16, 2019 21:45:39
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      @philh well... maybe you have a better name for the dog, Im open to suggestions :-)))
      But... how about them pillars (above mentioned)?

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 16, 2019 21:48:08
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    @basilesamel - This is an awesome piece.. Very clear vision you have.

    Could you explain these two lines?

    -"be a prolific creator and attach yourself to problems, not ideas or products"

    - flexitarian diet

    I am eager to see updates on this post as well. And keep updating your techniques so we can learn from your journey.

    @seunoyebode - see this.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 15, 2019 17:22:14
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      @keni

      Create lots of products solving actual problems (books, apps, blogs etc.), and avoid falling in love with ideas and products. Ideas and products are entrepreneur traps because it's the market/your customers that tells you what you should work on (problems), not you blindly believing in a product because you made it.

      Flexitarian diet is mostly a vegetarian diet, but sometimes I have to eat meat (when I'm in a family gathering for example) so it's not 100% vegetarian.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 15, 2019 23:40:27
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      @basilesamel - Interesting. I may be suffering from being in love with the product I made. Need to consider the angle you are talking about.

      So what problem where you focusing on when you made this site?

      Btw, I have scheduled a post about you for tomorrow. That was before seeing this vision. I will need to add to the post before I publish.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 15, 2019 17:44:28
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      @basilesamel @keni This is inspiring. Thanks Keni for calling me here. Bookmarked.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 15, 2019 22:55:30
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      @keni Woow exciting! :D Don't hesitate to ping me via email or Twitter DM if you'd like to talk venture, always eager to share.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 16, 2019 00:00:27
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      @seunoyebode Thank you Seun, happy to inspire :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 16, 2019 00:01:09
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    @basilesamel Very nice. I wish we had more than 24 hours in a day. What do you do when you feel a lack of energy and motivation?

    Sid avatar Sid | Apr 15, 2019 09:39:05
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      @sid I just spend time offline. Partying, watching a movie, having a nice meal... this kind of stuff :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 15, 2019 11:11:57
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