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INTRO Got Deported from Russia and was in jail in Turkey - my short, life story

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    Heya everyone,

    Just wanted to drop a hello on this forum.
    Found it through reading MJ's books - currently on page 306/450 with UNSCRIPTED.

    A couple of interesting facts about me.

    • Got deported from Russia and ended up in jail in Turkey - all in the same month. But learned how to handle stress and uncertainty with this.
    • Lead a youth organization with 190 members
    • Started reading 20 pages of a non-fiction book a day. It accumulated into 47 books last year
    • Started writing 500 words a day. It accumulated into 289 755 words last year (it's the equivalent of 5 books even though I wrote none).
    • Have a blog on my native language (yeah, I write in Croatian as well so shout out to the Balkan people here) brunoboksic.com where I write an article every single Tuesday. I haven't missed a single one in the past 97 weeks- Wohooo :D :D
    • Currently work as a freelance content writer - niches of relationship/productivity
    • Working on my business at the moment: Building and maintaining habits even if you're unmotivated, burned out, or a quitter (still working on the target audience for this)
    I did a lot more shit earlier in my life from teaching storytelling in 7 countries and traveling to more than 20 countries by convincing my government and university to pay for it all (storytelling really pays off well).

    Really looking forward to contributing some of my nuggets to this forum because I know this is an action-taking, not an action-faking group, which takes a piece of advice and acts on it.

    Oh yeah, I'm 26 years old and living in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina atm.

    Cheers,
    -Bruno
     
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    Yikes, how was the Turkish prison?
     
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    Terrible but I am grateful for that experience. It gave me a thick skin which prepared me for a lot of things later in life.

    You can either be a sad shit about your life or a happy poo :p
     
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    Starting a business about habit building :D
     
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    Welcome Bruno and congratulations on 97 weeks. That is a lot of X's on your calendar. :smile2:

    As a fellow habit junkie I too am building a business on hacking behaviour through habit change and formation.

    Now that would have been a very bad month. I've been to Turkey but would never want to spend time behind bars there. Not the same thing but I was the subject of a 3 day court trial once, and know that, once you have been through something like that, is certainly makes you stronger.

    Fascinated to learn more about your teaching storytelling.

    Looking forward to following your journey and your contributions.

    RC
     
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    Thanks for the awesome reply, RC :D

    Yeah, I have joined just days ago, but I intend to keep myself here for a long time (and have my 97 weeks as a proof of discipline).

    Cheers,
     
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    Welcome, I went 3 times to your hometown already. Beautiful place.

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    Your website looks nice too btw.
     
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    Thanks and thanks :D Yeah, I do love my city!
     
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    Welcome fellow Balkanian! Greetings from Athens, Greece! I haven't been to a turkish prison (yet) but I think it was no easy time there!

    Cheers!


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    For some reason this reminds me of books by Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky
     
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    Cheers for all the Malakas in Greece :p (best...word...ever!!!!)
     
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    More like Solzhenitsyn? :p
     
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    bwahahahahhhaha that could've been my nickname!


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    You have quite a life-story so far! Are you planning on writing a book one day?
    I'm a new member myself, was born in Russia, grew up in Ukraine, came to Canada when I turned 18.
    Welcome to the site! Looking forward to seeing your progress and learn more about the challenges you had to overcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :D

    Actually, I have a second draft of a book done already (but it's in native language) :p

    Also, went two more times to Russia after deportation - was in Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk (one of those "closed" cities up north), and in Rostov-on-Don :p
     
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    Been to Mostar! Beautiful place. Loved watching the young guys diving off the bridge. That's part of the local tradition right? Reminds me of the Way of Men by Jack Donovan, if you've read it.

    Good luck with all your future endeavors!
     
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    Thanks man :D
    I haven't read that one but yeah people have been jumping for 60+years already even though you can hear the "450-year-old" tradition. But that was "involuntary" jumping back than :rofl:
     
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    Great story Bruno, Can you tell us more about the habit forming business that you are planning to build ?
     
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    Thanks :D

    Yeah, don't you just hate it when you start going to the gym, all pumped up and after 5 days you quit? Or you start reading a book only to quit after 10 days or a new diet which lasts 'till next dinner?

    I had the same problems so I was like "You know, I have to figure this shit out."

    So I researched habit building, like literally everything.
    I found out so much crap that I simply wanted to puke.
    So I went further down, to scientific research level.
    Still couldn't find a good system.

    So I simply created my own and iterated it until it became rock solid.

    The system was so effective that it helped me form a reading habit (47 books last year).
    And then, it helped me form a writing habit (got published in publications with 40 million+ users per year like Addicted2Success, Lifehack, Goalcast ).

    Both of these habits take less than an hour a day to form (and maintain) :D

    I gave the system to a friend of mine and he created a gym habit like that - it's been six months since he started.

    Does any of this resonate with you? What kind of a habit do you want to form?
     
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    Yeah, this all resonates with me. Being on this journey means I have read a lot about good habits and self management so much that I was also thinking about how to turn the knowledge into a business.

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    Yeah :D I even wrote a step-by-step process on how to create this system.
    You can read about it here:
    The Proven and Easy Way to Read 47 Books A Year | The Curious Reader
     
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