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30 Sentences for a Millionaire Mindset + Interview With Dragos Roua

Daring Clarity has finally settled down into its new domain name and here we come with new exciting changes. I will start interviewing amazing people who have tapped into their Genius and live their Truth. I will also start posting three times a week from now on (yes, it’s time to announce the schedule for my posts!)and one of the posts every other week or so  will be an interview.

Today I’d like to introduce to you Dragos Roua, successful online entrepreneur and popular personal development blogger. Dragos is a true representation for me of the person who knows his core and does everything in alignment with his heart.

What struck me the most in Dragos when I first came across his  Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better was originality, creativity and intensity coming from his site. His posts are often controversial, unusual and just plain different from what you see online.

Recently I have read Dragos’ book – 30 Sentences for a Millionaire Mindset.  I was surprised a bit after reading it. I read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by Harv Eker after all. I read Think and Grow Rich. I read many others. What else could be invented there in terms of a millionaire mindset?

To my surprise I learned tons and most importantly I could apply it right away. Dragos made it extremely easy for you to apply the concepts he teaches right away.

30 Sentences for a Millionaire Mindset is, of course, not about money. It is about you acquiring the mindset of the person who can make as much money as he/she chooses to without striving, struggle and pushing. 

Choice is the keyword here. You might choose to be a millionaire or you might choose to not be. But you always know that it is Your choice.

It is also not one of those self-help/mindset books. It is a practical guide. It is simple. It is extremely easy to digest and apply.  Practicality is another keyword. Read – apply, read – apply.

It is brilliant really.

Loved it.

I will give you one of my favorite quotes from the book. Hope Dragos won’t mind.

“Working hard is not an answer. Working hard is the question. The answer is ‘No!’”

Yes! I truly believe that effort is always necessary. Struggle is optional though and it almost always comes from the wrong mindset.

So YES to less struggle! Check out the book here. It is available both in print and pdf.  BTW, the links I give are not affiliate links. Not that it matters, just letting you know.

And here is the interview with Dragos as promised. I hope it inspires you!

1. If you were to name one thing that you do better than anyone else, what would that be?

Being myself. I think I’m doing a pretty good job at it and I strive to get better at it everyday 🙂

2. What is the core feeling that drives you? (the feeling you want to experience when you reach your goals)

Enthusiasm. I’m not addicted to it but not far from being addicted either. For me, enthusiasm is what happens when my intention becomes reality. When something which was only in my mind a second earlier becomes an event, a gesture, a word, a thing, a project I want to do. Enthusiasm is the feeling that glues together my intentions and my goals. If I don’t have it, I can’t seem to transform my intention into goals. And even if I think I did, I observe later that either the intention wasn’t completely transformed, either the goals were the wrong ones.

3. What does being in the flow mean to you, when do you feel that you are in the flow? Are you in the flow now?

When I’m doing what I like when I like. Being in the flow means that no interruptions can reach me. This “flow” is like an invisible shield which protects me from a potentially toxic environment. Every time I’m able to pace together the “what I like” with the “when I like” it seems that shield gets activated.

Right now I’m in the flow because I love answering these questions and I really think this is the most appropriate moment to do it.

4. What inspires you and do you do anything on a consistent basis to stay inspired?

I get inspiration from the inside as well from the outside. Every time I reach an important milestone I create an internal representation of it. And every time I’m able to visualize that internal representation I feel really inspired.

For instance, last year I went round around the Earth by plane in a two weeks trip. That was an important milestone and its internal representation is very powerful. Every time I visualize it I feel inspired to travel more or to embark in even more challenging adventures.

But I can also get it from the outside. Usually, extreme physical performance inspires me (I’m a man, so I guess physical performance is written in my DNA). Seeing people climbing the Everest, watching a great soccer or tennis game, all these types of physical victories are making me want to replicate the feeling.

5. What books and/or movies impacted you the most in life? ‘

I was a big fan of Hemingway (and I still am). I had a lot of inspiring books at every age but Hemingway seemed to survive every age upgrade, so to speak. One of the movies which really inspired me was The Secret (leaving aside all the cheap consumerism layer).

From blogs, StevePavlina.com was an important igniter in my career (not too much now, by the way). And another great movie which is still very, very close to my heart is “Le Grand Bleu” (The Big Blue, a film by jean Luc Besson).

6. In your book you tell people to do it their own way. Have you done anything in the past that worked despite all odds just because you did it your own way?

Absolutely. I started my own company although everybody – my family included – was convinced I was going to abandon in 6-9 months. After 10 years, I did a successful exit.

7. I know you live in Romania, to give us a little glimpse into your world, what is about your country, culture, people that you are most proud of?

I’m not very nation-centric. I like to consider myself a citizen of the world, and consider my country just as a city in this huge world. But to answer your question, one thing that I like at my people is their warmth and their capacity of empathy. There are a lot of other things I don’t like (corruption and laziness being on top of everything) but I learned that they are part of that culture too.

8. If you had only 5 words to define your True Self, what would they be?

Persistent. Creative. Courageous. Curious. Loving.

9. If there were 5 famous people from the past you could invite to have dinner together, who would they be?

Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Nefertiti.

10. If you could, what one advice would you give to your 21-year old Self?

Never change. You’re incredibly cool and you’re going to live an incredible life. Yes, it will be really tough at times, but it will well worth. Mistakes? Yes, you’re going to do plenty of them, which means you’re going to learn tremendously from this journey. Just stay exactly as you are and enjoy every step.

Thank you, Dragos,  for this great interview and for inspiring us to be Brilliantly Better. 

I urge you, my dear readers, to ask yourself  those questions as well.  You can’t imagine how much more clarity and new creative ideas you might get just by asking yourself some simple questions.

Find Dragos:

Brilliantly Bettter


30 Sentences for a Millionaire Mindset

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Dragos Roua March 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

Wow, Lana

Thank you so much for this review, I’m really humbled. And I’m totally psyched by the fact that you really liked it. What’s there is my personal experience in building and maintaining and online business from nothing and successfully selling it after 10 years.

As for the interview, I really enjoyed the questions. Can we do this again? 🙂

Joking, of course. Thanks again, Lana and wishing you all the best with this new name. Let’s hope it will be under a good sign. 🙂
.-= Dragos Roua´s last blog ..How To Make An Impression in 25 Different Ways =-.


Lana March 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

Thank you Dragos! I truly enjoyed the book and I totally enjoyed your answers to the interview questions. Brilliant is definitely your word too:)

I love the new name of the site and, yes, hope it is under a good sign!


Zeenat{Positive Provocations} March 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Hi Lana,
Awesome Interview..with an awesome blogger! Loved it..and the review of the book is superb too 🙂
I have always admired dragos and his writing..and this book is no exception..he is just as brilliant.
Love the new name and design…clean and neat..and very practical.
Much love,


Lana March 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Thank you Zeenat, loved the book and thank you for the compliments to my design, love it too!


Evelyn Lim March 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Hello Lana,

You’ve just featured a favorite blogger of mine. It is not so much of what he says but more of his energy that I find very impactful. Dragos has a way of firing people up with his enthusiasm and persistence! I admire him for his qualities and feel that I have much learn from him.

Well said too! Struggle is a choice. Just because we need to work hard does not mean that we have to struggle. It is an important distinction; when well understood, can bring us many steps towards a balanced and more successful life.

Thumbs up to a great interview!

With love,
.-= Evelyn Lim´s last blog ..How to Create Affirmation Cards On-The-Go =-.


Lana March 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Thank you Evelyn, I totally agree Dragos can fire people up, you found a perfect word:) .


Travis@Withinthebody March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Thanks for interviewing this guy Lana. I have now found another great blog and I love great blogs!
.-= Travis@Withinthebody´s last blog ..7 Tips And Tricks To Boost Your Metabolism, Easily =-.


Lana March 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

you are quite welcome Travis:)


Eduard @ Ideas With A Kick March 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

“Working hard is not an answer. Working hard is the question. The answer is ‘No!’” I really like this one. Dragos is the man!

In other words: woaw! New blog brand! I’m about to do the same in a couple of days. This reinventing stuff is really powerful. As long as you don’t do it every 2 months 🙂


Lana March 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

reinventing is powerful! hehe:) we’ll see what will be in 2 months but hopefully I’ll stop here:)
.-= Lana´s last blog ..Here comes Daring Clarity… =-.


Sean O'Connor March 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I am always most inspired by those who start with nothing, plummet through a couple of failures, and then rise above on top to the achievements of their greatest goals. 10 years is a lot of love and a lot of heart.


Lana March 8, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Totally agree Sean, those who fail but don’t give up are the ones who can teach us the best lessons.


Therese Miu March 9, 2010 at 12:58 am

Thanks Lana for this post. I came across his blog couple times and I will for sure stop by more frequently. I loved all his answers and it sounds like he is definitely living his life’s purpose with passion and clarity.
Thanks for this Lana. Great Job on Interviewing people. I heard that the person that learns the most is the ‘interviewee’ Thanks darling.
I appreciate it 😉

Love & Blessings
Therese Miu
.-= Therese Miu´s last blog ..De-Stagnation of your Life =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 2:44 am

Thanks Therese, you were actually one of my inspirations to start withy the whole interview thing:)


Michelle March 9, 2010 at 2:25 am

Hi Lana! I stumbled across your blog via The Fluent Self–great stuff here! I’ll be back.
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..How to Write a Product or Service Description that Gets More People to Buy your Stuff =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 2:44 am

Hi Michelle, I am happy to see you here, thanks for stopping by!


J.D. Meier March 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

Smart domain — it strikes me in a double entendre sort of way, and it’s got a catchy cadence.

Beautiful Tango of questions and answers — it’s like you were both in the zone.

I can latch on to these …
… invisible shield … inspiration on the inside and out … enthusiasm … acquiring the mindset

— and I too find extreme physical performance inspiring — it’s like magic for me.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 4:56 am

Thanks JD, that exactly what I was hoping to accomplish with this domain – strike people:)


Tess The Bold Life March 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

Hi Lana,

I read Dragos’ 30 Question book as well. I also find his ideas and work unique and very helpful. His writing is always “meaty” with no fluff! I get the feeling he genuinely wants his readers to succeed and due to that his own success is continuously on the rise!


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

So true Tess, totally agree, genuine desire to bring value to others always pays off.


Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord March 9, 2010 at 10:50 am

What a great interview – I’m so glad I was able to read it this morning. Lana, thanks for having Dragos as a guest! His energy feels very grounded in “what is,” and that’s something I admire. Life sort of happens, and if we can enjoy the ride along the way and figure out how to embrace all that is, I think we have a chance to get more out of it. I totally get that from you and Dragos, as well.
.-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s last blog ..The Independence of Solitude (Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote) =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thank you so much Megan! Life happens and all we have to do is to learn to enjoy the ride along the way:)


Phil - Less Ordinary Living March 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

Lana – loving the Daring Clarity – congratulations on such a fresh concept. This was a joyful interview too. What are you better at than everybody else – being myself! That is something we can all relate to and a great lesson to remember. Keep up the great work and thanks!

.-= Phil – Less Ordinary Living´s last blog ..How to Start =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Thanks Phil, I love Daring Clarity too:)


Mark March 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Sounds like an interesting book. I have always subscribed to the fact that success does not have to be a struggle nor do you have to work a gazillion hours. There are efficient ways to work and non-efficient ways to work.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Exactly Mark, that’s the difference between effort and struggle.


zmajeva March 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

What really makes me happy is that Dragos is in my neighborhood! 🙂
(Romania is next to Serbia. ) So this interview gives me even more enthusiasm! Thanks!
.-= zmajeva´s last blog ..DEFINITION OF LOVE =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Zmajeva, that’s awesome, blogging brought into my life people from all over the world. I am really happy to know you.


Anastasiya March 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

It was a great interview. Thank you Lana for finding the right questions and thank you Dragos for answering them. I think it is great to read interviews with the bloggers you read on a daily basis because in the interview you can see something different and even more inspiring about them.
.-= Anastasiya´s last blog ..77 (+7) Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy for 100 Years or Longer =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Thank Anastasiya, interviews do show us what we haven’t known about the person before and I also think that Dragos’ answers were very inspirational.


Greg Blencoe March 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm


Thanks for allowing me to learn more about Dragos through this interview. I have come across his name a few times, but I had never been to his blog or heard his story before.

I also liked his quote about working hard. I am in the process of letting go of that mindset. Now I try to focus on taking inspired action. In general, here is how I approach it. If it feels good to take action, I consider it to be inspired action. But if it doesn’t feel good, I think it’s much more likely to lead to struggling.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Inspired action is the always the best, Greg:)


Suhasini March 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Very nice interview and liked it a lot, thanks for sharing this amazing interview .


Lana March 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Thank you for stopping by Suhasini, glad you liked it.


Lance March 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Hi Lana,
Great interview questions (and lead-in to it)!! I’ve known Dragos for some time, so this was really a fun interview to read.

I especially love this idea of being a “citizen of the world”. What a wonderful concept! It reminds me of how, here in America, we celebrate July 4th as Independence Day. Since I’ve started blogging, I just see this differently. I see that it’s great to celebrate our country, and yet also – it makes me think – should be have a World Day – a day we celebrate the unity that IS possible in our world, and the beauty in that.
.-= Lance´s last blog ..Sunday Thought For The Day =-.


Lana March 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Thank you, Lance, for stopping by and commenting. World Day sounds so totally awesome!


Marc Winitz March 10, 2010 at 4:43 am

Really fantastic interview Lana, thanks for introducing him on your blog. Dragos’ philosophy about mindset and being a citizen of the world is very similar for me.


Lana March 10, 2010 at 6:31 am

Thank you Mark, so glad you enjoyed it!


Oil Pastels Artist June 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Doing some web surfing and landed here somehow. Usually I skim before taking a dive into an article and this grabbed me. Really great interview and I love Dragos’ attitude and enthusiasm. Very inspiring – thanks to you both!! – Eric from OilPastelsArtist.com


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