EP156. John Vespasian: The Low Energy Approach To Success!


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John Vespasian is the prolific author of 9 books on rational living, writing about topics such as becoming unbreakable, achieving permanent stress relief, achieving happiness through rationality, thriving in difficult times, how to build a great future from the pieces of your past, how to make winning moves when things fall apart, how to be extraordinarily self-confident, and what to do when everything else fails. 



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=Highlights=

  • A great list of accomplishments for John Vespasian.
  • Can you believe what he did here simply out of irritation?
  • John Vespasian found current psychology, business and personal development type books have this major flaw…
  • John points out there are no facts behind these types of books, nor proof…
  • John’s books are based on historical data, as he has a passion for history…
  • These books are based on what real people accomplished to extract universal lessons.
  • What is sequentiality, and what are some examples?
  • Here’s an approach that requires a very low level amount of energy…
  • Here are some historical figures who found great success or great health by following a sequence of steps…
  • The purpose of this is to get you away from the logic of “positive thinking” and “goal setting” and try a different approach…
  • These people became successful without a lot of energy, without a lot of enthusiasm and found an interesting way to success…
  • These people became very successful without utilizing any of the prevailing methods you hear about today…
  • Luigi Cornaro, from the 16th century, is the oldest documented figure (outside of the bible) who lived 102 years…
  • Luigi Cornaro was terminally ill in his 30’s and was told to go home and die—he cured himself…
  • This historical figure’s goal and focus was to never live long; to never be wealthy. Yet he achieved…
  • Luigi Cornaro achieved this great wealth and great health despite a lot of negative…
  • While in his mid-70s, Luigi Cornaro fell from his horse, broke his arm & leg and even then he…
  • Even in his 80’s Luigi Cornaro was doing this without any issues…
  • This approach to success does not require a lot of effort…
  • Giotto went backwards in his artistic development in order to obtain financial success…
  • You’ll find this pattern reluctantly in many people when they become successful…
  • This historical figure (Giotto—14th century) basically invented Renaissance painting…
  • Giotto couldn’t find clients for his paintings, so guess what he did?
  • For the best of his life, Giotto went back to something considerably a bit retarded…
  • In order to get customers Giotto had to force himself to be traditional and is why he is regarded a much better painter in his 30’s…
  • Here’s a painter that found the sweet spot between his talent and the market…
  • At 50+ years ahead of his time, Giotto had to scale back in order to not scare his customers away…
  • Here’s something you probably never knew about Giacomo Casanova and the steps he took in order to become wealthy…
  • While known as the archetypical seducer, did you know this about Giacomo Casanova?
  • A constant failure in Italy, Giacomo Casanova moved here and achieved fame…
  • Did you know that Giacomo Casanova was a passionate gambler?
  • Giacomo Casanova started this in France and became a millionaire within 2 years…
  • A great lesson here on what was behind the success of Giacomo Casanova. You’ll never guess…
  • Time and time again, through the research of John Vespasian, he finds this as a common denominator behind the success of many historical figures…
  • So, if you can’t succeed where you are, do this!…
  • A story about biologist George Mendel who failed miserably, yet succeeded…
  • One of the great scientific innovators of the 19th century, did you know he was a complete failure at the beginning?
  • George Mendel studied day and night in Vienna for years to get his certification to become a school teacher…
  • Future biologist George Mendel had all the positive thinking in the world; he had the law of attraction and everything else, and failed time after time after…
  • Later, we find George Mendel as a monk in Austria.
  • As a monk, (biologist) George Mendel started to cross pea plants in the monastery’s orchard.
  • The moral of this story is that George Mendel found the right steps in the sequence of success…
  • The lesson learned here is it is much better to be practical…
  • It takes humility to recognize this, in order to achieve success…
  • This style of approach has made many people successful without them being super-enthusiastic or super-motivated…
  • Here’s a huge error that destroyed Charles Dickens’ life, and how to avoid it…
  • After finding the perfect sequence to success, Charles Dickens deviated from his formula…
  • The downfall of Charles Dickens began with an affair while he was married with 10 children and the financial drain…
  • The spiral of disaster for Charles Dickens…
  • Charles Dickens was super-motivated. He was super-positive. He made good money but went into a bad downward spiral…
  • Don’t be blinded by motivation and enthusasiam, John Vespasian says, it is too dangerous and…
  • How does John Vespasian define success?
  • John Vespasian talks about this in his books many times. It’s not about goals, he says, it’s about having…
  • More about John Vespasian and his books on Amazon.


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John Vespasian gives an amazing look at what is behind the success of historical figures with great lessons to learn that it’s really nothing to do with (only) having high energy and enthusiasm. He also points out what happens when their successful formula is violated. Listen and learn. Great insights. 



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