Featured Interview With Alex
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I remember sitting on the train trying to figure out what I was going to share on this about me page. People might be surprised when they read this but hear me out on this one. When I started this blog, I had just beaten suicidal tendencies, a giant depression and tons of insecurities plus I had boosted my testosterone above the limit in Belgium (they set the bar really low here). That used to be driving force behind this blog and it still is to this day but something changed. At one point I realized that boosting my testosterone was fun but I didn’t like writing about it. I was missing something and I couldn’t figure out what.
That all changed when I was reading the book “The One Thing” for the second time during the summer of 2016. I finally realized what I was missing all these years. I had the drive to compete again and that book made me realize that fighting was my one thing. I stumbled on MMA a little later completely by accident and was completely sold on the idea. So I started doing MMA in September 2016 with the sole purpose of competing. There were a couple of problem attached to this idea. I was a fresh college dropout who wanted to compete in a cage, people got a wrong impression rather quickly. Most people didn’t support the idea and there was a lot of outside pressure to get a real job and quit the sport.
The first year after my drop out was more a sabbatical to be honest. I mostly trained, blogged and did some temporary jobs in between but they mostly didn’t last that long. The shortest lasted a day and the longest lasted about 3 months. I quickly figured out that I didn’t like this at all but blogging didn’t make me the money that I needed and I still hadn’t had a fight because I was training in the wrong gym (lack of good training partners and knowledgeable coach).
This kind of let me to abandon my goals a bit, I trained and blogged a lot but I kind of forgot why I did it. It got even worse when I suddenly got a real job in October 2017. I just did the interview because I had too and was actually looking to travel to Stockholm in November to train. The trip eventually got postponed to May of 2018 but that trip made me realize that I had drifted away from my goals so I needed to make sure that I changed things for the better so that I could do what I wanted in life.
So now the goal was to quit my job and somehow move to Stockholm because a lot of top fighters train over there. Things didn’t work out and I was still at my job. The only good thing was that I changed training camps which made me improve drastically This all changed in February 2019. I was sick of constantly having to choose where my focus was at. The combination of blogging and training a lot didn’t really work out and it made me unhappy. So on Valentine’s day 2019 I decided that I was going to quit my job and travel to Thailand to chase my dream. I quit my job the very next day.
And now we are here on the train ready to get my visa to make sure that I can stay in Thailand for at least 3 months. Another bonus is that I can fight a lot over there which is high on my goal list because it’s actually a childhood dream.
This whole journey was a lot of fun and I’m really grateful that I found confidence and clarity in life. Both of those attributes helped me along the journey and now it’s time to teach you how to do it so that you can live the life that you’ve imagined while you’re were sitting depressed a your 9 to 5 job.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I really liked books when I was younger but stopped reading around the age of 13. I started reading again at the age of 23 and read 1 or multiple books a week from then on. I started writing back in 2016 at the age of 23 because I noticed that it was a great way to reflect on things that happened in my life.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I’m a big Robert Greene fan, to be honest. Aside from that, I like Ryan Holiday’s book “The Obstacle Is The Way”. My favorite genre is non- fiction because I like to learn new things. My biggest inspiration might be Marcus Aurelius, to be honest. He wrote without the intention of being an author. I take the same approach when I write and it has made me a better writer in my opinion.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
It’s time to take your life from Zero To Alpha
Are you ready to take your life from Zero To Alpha? Are you ready to adopt the mindset of the truly “fiercely free”? Then this book is for you. Let me explain why. My name is Alex. Although I’m not terribly remarkable, I have, in fact, defeated a brutal depression, ditched my suicidal tendencies, and repaired tons of other insecurities. How? Self-development.
Over the course of three years, I discovered countless, invaluable life lessons that I believe are universally effective. Now imagine you had access to these lessons, available to you in one simple click. This book will ensure you’re ahead of most people your age mindset-wise. These life lessons will grant you the clarity, confidence, and calmness of mind that you need to move to the next stage in your life.
It’s up to you!
It’s up to you. Yes, you! Are you feeling lost in life? Do you seem to run into the same problems over, and over, and over again? Do you believe that the advice people give you doesn’t make sense at all? This easy-to-digest book will point you in the right direction, the direction that leads to a sharper, wiser perspective on life.
You don’t want a life where chance and circumstance beat you up at every turn. You don’t want to feel helpless like a zero, you want to take charge like an alpha. You want the freedom and self-esteem to get on with your life. Maybe this book will lead to you quitting your job and traveling to a foreign country as I did. Or maybe you will find the love of your life and start a family. Heck, maybe you’ll find yourself ready to take some big risks and start building your own company from the ground up! It doesn’t really matter what you do so long as you’re doing it to the best of your abilities. This is what an Alpha does, and I can teach you how to be one. It’s time to pick up The Year of the Alpha!
you can download the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK65PP5
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