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 brilliant really.
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.