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ENGLISH PAGE 2 – Long Live the Books

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Toi aussi tu as succombé à des formations sur internet?

Laisse moi t’expliquer pourquoi tu devrais arrêter.

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Bien sur, certaines formations sont très complètes et diplômantes.

Mais la plupart des formations disponibles sur le net ne sont simplement que des attrape-nigaud.

Je me souviens d’une époque, il y a de ça quelques dizaines de mois, où on voyait partout que “le futur c’est les formations” et qu’il y aura beaucoup d’argent à se faire dessus.

Alors devine, c’est ce que beaucoup de personnes ont fait.

Je ne suis là pour incriminer personne donc je ne donnerai aucun nom dans cet article. Mais je trouve cependant dommage qu’en ayant accès à internet, on perd toute proximité humaine.

C’est le jeu peut-être me diras-tu mais, surtout en ces temps de pandémie, il serait préférable selon moi d’utiliser des méthodes un peu plus humaines que tout ce qu’on peut voir.

C’est ce qu’appelle Alexandra Martel le “marketing culpabilisant”. Si tu es intéressé par ce sujet, je te conseille de lire son article en 5 parties “Personne ne Veut Lire ton Maudit E-Book

Laisse moi te remettre dans le contexte.

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Sache que je me forme presque tous les jours grâce à des formations sur le net et cela depuis plusieurs années. Si d’ailleurs tu cherches de bonnes plateformes, la meilleure jusqu’ici pour moi est Coursera

C’est même en ligne que j’ai eu, grâce à une formation, ma certification de praticien Ayurveda certifiée par l’OMS dont j’ai pu te parler dans ma page d’accueil. Formation très complète qui, à titre indicatif et tu comprendras pourquoi je te parle de chiffres plus loin, m’a coûté moins de 200€ et que j’ai pu payer en plusieurs fois.

Autant te dire aussi que je ne suis pour l’instant pas rémunéré avec ce que je fais sur internet, je fais donc attention à ce que j’achète et je fais en sorte que cela vale le coup.

Bien entendu, comme tout le monde, je reçois de nombreux mails en rapport avec mes centres d’intérêt et 50% (si ce n’est plus) d’entre eux me vendent des formations sur internet. 

Mais le problème, c’est que rien que dans ces mails, on peut sentir que les auteurs ont soif d’argent. Et pourtant, ce qu’ils disent est souvent censé et tu as appris à avoir confiance en eux en lisant leurs mails, en regardant leurs vidéos ou autres.

Donc, pendant la période du Black Friday, j’ai décidé de faire confiance à l’un d’entre eux en achetant non pas 1 mais 2 formations, le tout pour 88€.

Pourquoi j’ai fais ça?

Parce que je pouvais me le permettre à l’époque, parce que je savais que le sujet allait m’aider à avancer sur mon site et surtout parce que le prix avait subi un fort rabais. La personne dont je parle vend ses formations sur le net à 199€ chacune et faisait une réduction (bien entendu exceptionnelle) et affichait certaines formations à 44€.

J’ai donc sauté sur l’occasion, en étant persuadé que j’allais pouvoir avancer sur mes projets plus rapidement.

C’est ici que ça commence à se corser.

J’ai suivi cette formation. Déjà au moment où je l’ai visionnée je me suis dit “heureusement que je n’ai pas payé le prix fort pour ça”.

Et puis il y a quelques jours, je me suis rendu dans un magasin, qui vend notamment des livres. Par curiosité, j’ai cherché un livre sur ce même sujet. 

Tu vois où je veux en venir?

Ce livre, vendu pour 16,90€ neuf et 11,99€ au format ebook, couvre tous les sujets – si ce n’est plus – qui sont traités dans les deux formations que j’ai acheté pour un total de 88,00€. 

La personne qui vend ces formations fait le même travail que ses clients, il est créateur de contenu et il leur enseigne les méthodes qu’il utilise lui-même sur eux.

Il est dommage, selon moi, d’en venir à ça. Dommage que ses techniques – qui sont basées sur le profit à 100% – prenne au dépourvu ses élèves et leur enseigne ces mêmes techniques qu’ils sont en train de subir. Cela ne fait qu’accentuer, selon moi et c’est ce que j’ai ressenti, la douleur d’acheter et donc baisse la confiance du client.

Il est très honorable de faire plein de formations et de montrer aux gens à quel point cela marche en appliquant soi-même ses méthodes ; mais de là à décortiquer un sujet qui se trouve dans un livre je trouve cela dommage.

Eh oui, c’est le jeu me diras-tu. Mais ne sommes-nous pas là pour aider les autres? Pour leur apporter de la valeur et du bien-être?

Ne devrions-nous pas utiliser internet pour nous rapprocher et créer un vrai lien entre nous tous?

Cette pandémie ne nous a donc rien appris?

Bien sur, il faut que ces personnes là se rémunère. Et les gens qui achètent ces formations ne paient pas que pour l’enseignement qui est transmis mais également pour la personne qui enseigne.

Je ne sais pas pour toi mais je préfère lire un livre, 10 fois mois cher, plutôt que de me rendre compte qu’on se fait de l’argent sur mon dos.

Pourtant, c’est exactement le profil dont parle Alexandra Martel dans son article, j’étais prévenu.

Lorsqu’on prend une formation de ce genre, un contrat implicite se met en place. On paie car on s’attend à recevoir l’enseignement dont on a besoin. Le professeur quant à lui s’engage à résoudre un problème. On rencontre donc un souci quand ce contrat n’est pas rempli.

Si cela vous arrive, dans la plus grande bienveillance possible, n’hésitez pas à contacter la personne en question. Dîtes simplement ce que vous pensez, en restant respectueux.

Mais à l’avenir, prenez le temps de chercher un livre sur votre problème et de comparer un minimum. Dans son podcast, 15 minutes de persuasion, Alexandra Martel explique une règle simple pour réduire la douleur d’acheter : attendre 7 jours avant de faire un achat.

Voilà pourquoi je pense que les livres ont toujours un bel avenir devant eux et que l’on devrait tous continuer à les chérir. 

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On a oublié de nos jours qu’en lisant un livre, on peut avancer beaucoup plus vite qu’en ayant suivi n’importe quelle formation. Et puis, lire 10 minutes par jour pendant qu’on prend son petit déjeuner c’est faisable croyez-moi. 

En moyenne, un adulte lit une page par minute. En lisant 10 pages par jour, vous aurez lu un livre de 100 pages en 10 jours!

Tout pour ça pour vous encourager à lire et vous former toujours plus.

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Tips For Learning a Language

FRANÇAIS PAGE 2 : Conseils Pour Apprendre une Langue

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Learning a language takes time, you have to learn everything by heart so you don’t forget anything, it’s not fun …

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Learning a language might be a great journey you can enjoy. It can be fun and you don’t necessarily have to spend all your time learning everything by heart.

In fact, if you know how to do it, you can learn without even feeling like you are.

I actually learnt English by myself. Well, I had all the teachings from school obviously but that wasn’t enough for me to really speak the language. Today, I have the CAE -Cambridge Advanced English – which says that I have a C1 English level. 

I didn’t live in an English country, I didn’t take spare classes to learn it, my accent is not the best one and I can sometimes do some mistakes I know. But still, I’ve been writing articles in English AND French since January now and I think you guys can get what I write. 

I really appreciate all who’ve been liking and commenting on my articles. Thank you, really much.

I learnt English simply because I chose to. I come from a Spanish family and I used to speak English with my grandmother – may she rests in peace – so maybe I was used to being comfortable with languages.

When I was living in Paris, I decided that I needed to learn English in order that I would be able to travel easily. And since I didn’t have enough money to go live in an English country, I decided to bring English to me. I started to watch movies in English, turn the language of my phone and computer into English, tried to read English books and so on… I even tried to think in English.

Imagine when I had my first dream in English, it was an apotheosis for me!

And today I try to give that taste of freedom to anyone I can. Because learning English opened many doors for me. Truly. Now I can learn about a subject in two – sometimes three with Spanish – different languages and this is really helping me to go deeper into my researches and I can write even better articles.

You might not understand the necessity you have to learn a new language, but it can absolutely help you grow stronger in your business as well as in your personal life.

Knowing different languages is like having multiple souls. Teaching languages is actually one of my specialities.

I also had the chance to spend time with English speaking people in Paris, which helped so much in my learning. For them, for my grandmother, for the time I spent learning … thank you.

Today I’d like to give you a little tip if you want to learn a language. If you really want to, it is something you won’t be spending a lot of time on. You just need to have a directory with you at all times.

It’s an easy tip, that everyone can do and that can teach you a lot of words, that you will remember just by yourself, for the price of a directory – 2$.

Throughout your day, make the effort to listen to podcasts, radio shows, news, read articles or books or even watch movies or tv programs in the language you want to learn. You might start with adding the subtitles of your language, then you will want to replace them by the language you’re learning – which will help you see the words you hear – and then you won’t even need to have subtitles.

By doing that, you will learn new words everyday and as soon as you learn a new word, write it in your directory, choose a colour for your language and another one for the new one. This might be blue for English and red for French for example if you want to learn French.

You will see that the more you do that, the more you will learn words and the more you will want to learn. It’s fun and you will want to continue working on that. Many times, our brain doesn’t have to be forced to do something, if we do it just out of fun, we remember it and that makes us want to learn even more.

For those who follow me, please excuse me for not being here for the past week, I had some issues to work on. Fortunately they are solved now and I can write again. 

As a matter of fact, I will be coming with new ideas and the website will soon be updated to offer you a lot more tools!

To be continued …

In the meantime, be well and enjoy being alive.

Love,

Ben

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Docu-project : The Internal Change Happening Within and Outside of Us

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Today’s article is about a project I’ve had for some time now and that holds ideas coming from this website. Actually, beginning to write here gave me the tools to articulate this film project I’m going to talk to you about.

I’ve been saying that we all have to be an example for the people we love and that are able to learn from us. So what better way to try to be one myself and work upon what I can offer to this world.

We will have people looking upon us, wether we want it or not. It’s like the desire you had to look upon that someone who gave (is giving) you strength, someone else is going to have that desire about you. Even if you don’t believe it yet, there will be some time where a childlike/curious person will want to learn what you can teach.

I believe that we can do anything, just by having faith in it.

We might have not all the tools to get to where we want to go. But we can work our own way into making it happen.

Sometimes you just have to offer your skills in order to help others and see your dreams come true. And that is exactly what I’m doing with this project.

The film I’m about to tell you about is supported by globedreamers.com . GlobeDreamers is a communication and crowdfunding platform for committed, humanitarian, environmental, professional, athletic or even artistic travel projects.

The work I’ve been doing here is supported by one main idea : report every positive thing happening in our world, show what lies beneath the everyday routine.

No wonder why I subtitled my website : « discovering everyday what life has to offer ».

So I created this film-doc project from Australia to India designed to criticize our consumer society. And more widely, to open our horizons.

Title of the project

The Internal Change Happening Within and Outside of Us

Countries crossed

Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodge, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.

Goals of the trip

The goal of this project is to make a movie which will criticize our consumer society by comparing it to different cultures, more conscious and sustainable for our planet and others.

Gradually and during the filming of the movie, I will enter other people’s everyday routine. Consider their habits and concentrate on things that destroy our planet as we know it but also our bodies.

Thanks to this movie we will show how, simply by deciding to stop being guided by society and by changing gradually our habits, one can be affected by the problems of the world less and less. One person at a time, it I possible to go toward a sustainable future.

Everything we can note today comes from an inward imbalance of everyone of us composing the planet.

My wish is that I would open the eyes of a large number of individuals, show them that it is possible to go towards a healthier and simpler life philosophy, one which goes back to the basics for us as individuals and as a collectivity.

A way of living available for everyone who is curious enough to see it.

Reasons and motivations

By dint of travel, I came across many people who taught me so much. Especially about new ways of seeing life, of taking care of us, accept ourselves and apprehend the world around us.

I start from a simple observation : we are in an over-consumer society. Everybody knows this already but we don’t realise all the impacts our everyday choices can have yet. It’s one thing to know it, the next step is taking action upon it. If one is curious enough, one finds an alternative solution to every bad habit one can have. Plastic can be replaced, meat as well (see my article Why I Stopped Eating Corpses), we can lessen waste, our objects and everyday clothes can be used more than once and so on … In short, it is possible to live more serenely and more simply, by being content with what we have.

The movie hopes to impact its audience, just by showing them that it is possible, because other people are doing it. It is possible for every one of us to be that example that will encourage the people we care for to take a step forward to a healthier life.

The countries that have been chosen are expanding and swing from « modern living » to their existing culture. In some ways, their megalopolis take us as an example and their poorer towns keep the veracity of previous generations.

Asia is the cradle of the oldest religions. But beyond those religions, we can find a life philosophy, a serenity brought by habits we don’t own yet. Some of our populations slowly awaken. But if we want a real change, that same part of the population should share its discoveries, show how this new habits are beneficial. Thanks to meditation and yoga for instance, it is possible to do good to oneself and therefore to do good to one body and spirit. And consequently, to do good to the world around us.

How to realise this project

If the movie is to show new ways of living consciously, travel choices will also have to be considered. We will start in Australia through India by taking the plane only to leave Europe, to have a limited carbon footprint. We will go through 2 continents and 13 countries during 1 year. At the rate of one month per country, we will develop a different project in each country to collect as many images as possible.

In each country visited we will engage in an associative and volunteer way. We will visit big cities to witness this consumer society and poorer towns for their wisdom. We will focus on those smaller towns, which at first glance might not be so attractive but that can teach a lot more than touristic places. We will visit monasteries and learn about customs and traditions so that we would open our horizons and always go forward into more understanding of our world and ourselves.

We will meet people to be as precise as possible in the restitution. Thanks to a team of experts, the help of a camera, a microphone and a computer and in a documentary format, we will explore the customs of this world to accompany our personal and collective evolution.

Problem is, the miracle solution doesn’t exist, everything takes time. I would therefore like, with this project, to show to the public how much it is so necessary to start to take care of ourselves, bit by bit.

In the world, we’ll see that in the documentary, we’re all inter-connected. More and more scientists say this now, we live in a magnetic field that connects us all. So if I’m well, my neighbor will be well. And in psychology also but no need to study to know it. If I smile, my neighbor will want to smile as well. I can make a baby cry if I show him a mad face. We have to be our own example, and by being this example to show the way to the people in need.

By trusting this project, you’ll be a part of an active change operating in the world. An awakening necessary to the growth of all.

Together, we’ll go through the richest cities of the world, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Chitagong, Dhaka, New Delhi, soaking up humbler towns on our way. We’ll see that simplicity does help happiness to come through.

No one is supposed to go through life alone. So let’s walk together to an even brighter future.

If you’re interested in my project and you want to support it, I invite you to click on the picture below to be redirected to GlobeDreamers website. You will be able to choose between different counterparts depending on how much you can offer. For instance, you can choose to receive a calendar with photos of my trip, I will film myself yelling your name on top of a mountain or even have your name on the film credits and many more.

Of course I know that not everyone will be able to help and take part of this project but I call upon your help for sharing it, whether by sharing this article on your favourite social media or by sharing the page of my project. Click on the the picture below to be redirected to my project on Globedreamers website :

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Here’s the direct link : https://globedreamers.com/crowdfunding/voyage/6717-le-changement-interieur-qui-sopere-en-nous-et-tout-autour-de-nous

The English version of the project is available on globedreamers website.

Thank you for taking time to read about my project.

Be sure to stay tuned, as my next article about yoga is coming out soon !

I wish you all well in these weird times. Remember that you can choose to be positive, in any case, giving into fear will only make the problem grow stronger. What about using that time home to work on your last project you had on your mind ?

Love

Ben

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