Eps 96: 13 Questions To Pirke



I asked a handful of people from the creative industry to send me questions that they would like to be answered by the participants of the 100 Day Warrior. Out of approximately 30 questions I selected 13 that seem to cover most of the curiosity of most followers. Sanne went first, Esther was the second to answer them, then came Tommy and Arent. But now let’s hear what Pirke has to say:

1. What were your expectations from the 100 Day Warrior? And have they been met?

My expectation from the 100 Day Warrior was that is was going to be an intense experience and that I would find myself struggling with my ego at some point in the training.  Well, that happened. And I got out of that struggle ok. I was never a big fan of my ego because I wasn’t a very big fan of my ego in the first place and I needed a challenge like this to face him.

My expectations were also to have a balanced training based on 3 pillars: food, fitness and spirituality. Fitness and Spirituality were very well prepared in the training and was given by very talented and experienced people. I would have like a bit more guidance around nutrition though.

2. How does the 100 Day Warrior affect you? How long before you started experiencing results?

I experienced quite early in the training a change in my life. also because I quit smoking, drinking coffee and alcohol so that was a very big change already.

3. What was your biggest misconception of the 100 Day Warrior?

that it was very hard to understand how to meditate. I always looked up to meditation because it had a sense of mystery to it and I was not sure if I could do it. but after 3 weeks we had staring skills!

4. What impressed you most so far?

The fact that I am getting up earlier in the morning…it gives me so much piece for the day

5. What was most challenging, scary or demanding?

Challenging: quit smoking, drinking, coffee, sugar, milk, bread.

Scary: nothing scary really

Demanding: to do all the daily stuff, getting up early, meditating, yoga, fitness, home work, time to prepare your food.

6. What is your biggest revelation until now?

Getting up early so I have time to do my meditation and start my morning in a very zen way which helps me to be balanced through out the rest of the day

8. Which part of the 100 Day Warrior program would you rather have started 10 years ago? 

I should have quit smoking and started meditating 10 years ago.

9. How does the 100 Day Warrior serve you in daily life and work?

I am feeling more balanced and peaceful

10. Does the 100 Day Warrior have an impact on the way you relate to your life?

Yes very much so. My life is less hectic and a lot more balanced.

11. What do you expect from the 100 Day Warrior in the long run?

To have no expectation always works best

12. What does the term ‘warrior’ mean to you?

A warrior is a balanced and strong person in body an mind who treats other people with respect.

13. What is your wish for the future?

To stay strong and openhearted


This is episode 96 in a series of 100 blog posts that will be published daily during the 100 Day Warrior, a unique program around physical strength, inner wisdom and meaning. All posts are written by Atalwin Pilon, founder of Basic Goodness and creator of the 100 Day Warrior. For requests for motivational speaking, in-company workshops, online coaching and mindfulness training click here. If you would like to join our international community of brave and inspiring human beings or just follow this blog and receive updates, please click here or sign up on the right side of the page. Atalwin specializes in coaching smart and creative people, both groups and individuals. If you are interested in a free coaching session click here.

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