What gets you excited? How to do you empower yourself to keep chasing your goals, dreams, and living your life to the max? When we discover those things, we are able to use them to drive us forward. They help us when life knocks us down, and when people turn their backs on us. Learning what and how to empower yourself is a skill everyone who wants to live their life to the max should have. And in this episode Patrice Bisiot help us learn how to do just that. So if you’re ready to learn how to create self-empowerment, keep reading!
Patrice Bisiot came from Paris, France. As a child he didn’t have the greatest relationship with his father and wasn’t sure exactly what he was going to do in this world. He wanted to be an artist, but he also wanted to make a difference and leave a legacy. At 18 years old he was training at hair salons in Paris. When he was 19 he ended up opening his own business, which he loved and thought it was amazing, but he still wanted more. Living in Hollywood was his dream. He wanted to work with celebrities and be on the red carpet. His goal was to be the best at what he did, he wanted to be a leader in his field. Hair was something he adored and really enjoyed. He built up his business, traveled to Hollywood and was living his dream. However, when the market crashed in 2008, he crashed too. Even though he had a ton of success he ended up sleeping in his car. He lost his business, his properties, everything. All of that happened within 30 days. Now he had to figure out how to move forward. He had to think again about what he wanted people to remember about him.
That’s why he started working and building his self-empowerment, believing in himself and realizing he does have the power to build himself back up. He realized that he wanted to empower others as he empowers himself every day. Often when people are trying to build something up, such as a business, they keep their eyes on the prize. They focus on how big they want the business to be in the future, that’s exactly what Patrice used to do, but that’s not the best way to do it. You need to focus on how you are building this business up. If you are building a mansion to live in, you can’t just focus on how quickly you want this mansion to be built so that you can start living in it. You can build that mansion quickly and cheaply with poor materials, but it will get knocked down at the first storm. You need to focus less on the desire to live in the mansion and focus more on how well you build the mansion so that it doesn’t get knocked over by the first storm.
It can be hard, society judges people based on how successful they are or how much money they have. So you may want to build that mansion quickly and say, “hey look I made this mansion that I’m living in, wow I’m successful!” but then as soon as it gets knocked over you no longer look very successful in the eyes of society. Patience is a virtue. Every morning is one little step closer to your goal, you just need to put the work in instead of taking shortcuts. When you take shortcuts, you miss key pieces that need to be done.
Patrice has steps that you can take every morning to ensure that every day you get a little closer to your goal. First you need to be clear about what you want to do, what is your goal? Where do you see yourself in five years? The simplest thing to do is take a piece of paper and a pen and start writing down the steps. Make a vision board so that you can see your goal, then focus on the bigger question of who you are, as well as the spirituality aspect of believing in yourself. Every day write a little bit more about what you want to do. One of Patrice’s favorite exercises is to write your own eulogy. It will allow you to think about how you want to be remembered, and help you realize what you need to do to get there. You need to know who you are through and through so that you can then go out and live that way. Physically write it down, don’t type it, write it with paper and pencil because it will help cement that information further in your brain. If you would like to learn more about Patrice’s seven steps you can find his book on imageimpactindex.com.
When I first started my business, I was trying to figure out what my values truly are, not the ones that my parents or society engrained in me. We’re always told to be who we want to be, but then when you are, and you do something outside the “normal” then you are punished by society. Some people may not like you and that’s ok. Even if only five percent of people in the world like you and are willing to spend money on something you’ve created or a service you’re offering, that’s still a whole lot of people. Those five percent of people is all you need. You will attract the people you need to you if you just be yourself. It can be hard to accept that fact. The people that are outside of your five percent of people will hopefully get what they need from somebody else, and that’s ok. Your five percent of people are all you need, don’t bother trying to attract people outside of your five percent because it will stop you from being completely yourself. It may take a while to get to the point where you are ready to go out as yourself, and it’s a continuous journey.
If you would like to connect with Patrice you can learn more about him on his website imageimpactindex.com as well as on Facebook and other social medias. I would love to hear what you think about Self-Empowerment! Send me a message on social media @Jonesinfor, or email me at [email protected]