Not your usual self-improvement website

If you're looking for validation and self-pity, this is not the place for you.

Hey there, Internet friend.

Welcome to Mind of Steel. This is a place for rational self-improvement that’s based on science and focused on building your into a strong and powerful individual. Your starter’s pack includes some harsh words and a slap in a face.

Wait… what? Harsh words and a slap? What the fuck, Phil?

Yes, yes, I know. You’re shocked and/or insulted. But if you give me just one more minute, you will realize how this approach is actually in your own best interest. You see, Mind of Steel isn’t your usual self-improvement website. It’s not your parents telling you “everything is going to be okay” or “you’re perfect the way you are“.

I’m not here to feed into your delusions or listen to your self-pity. Your life sucks? Everybody is against you? Nothing is going your way? Good. I want to tell you what to do about it. I’m that friend who is going to give you the brutal truth and tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to.

So let’s get to know each other.

I’m Phil Janecic, a 28-year old guy from Croatia. In 2014, I started Mind of Steel to help people build mental strength, develop discipline and improve their social skills.

Phil Janecic, founder of the Mind of Steel
Here’s a photo of me acting all cool and shit.

I don’t know who you are yet, but I would like to change that soon. What I do know is that right now, you’re struggling with a personal, emotional problem.

  • Maybe you’re in high school and feel confused about your life purpose.
  • Maybe you’re “successful” but still feel unhappy and lonely.
  • Maybe you’re insecure and shy, but want to become strong and confident.

Maybe it’s something else. A troubling relationship, toxic work environment, or the good ol’ “what the fuck am I doing with my life?” Whatever it is, you’ve come to the right place.

Why should I listen to you?

When I was 18 I realized that I’m a complete disaster of a human: weak, insecure, and scared of everything. This pissed me off so much that I decided to do everything in my power to learn how to become better and stronger.

A few years later, some friends noticed my change and asked me to help them out. So I did. I gave them advice, coached them, and everybody kept telling me: “You should write a blog or something.”

At first, I thought it was a stupid idea. Who reads blogs anyway? But then I decided to give it a shot. Turns out, a lot of people read blogs.

Now it’s six years later and my articles have been read by over 300,000 people. I’ve written several books about building a Mind of Steel. I’ve also received thousands of emails from people all around the world who say I’ve helped them become stronger. Honestly, hearing stories like that is what motivates me to keep this thing running.

But the real reason you should listen to me is this

I know how much it sucks to feel weak and helpless. Most people will probably not even understand what you’re going through. But I do. I’ve been through all of this. Hell, I’m still going through all of this.

I am not a “guru”. I am not the guy who has all the answers and everything figured out. In fact, a lot of the time, I can be just as confused as you are. But I am trying to figure everything out so you don’t have to.

What I am is someone you can always count on to be there for you. Just shine the batsignal in the sky and I’ll come from the shadows like Batman to punch you in the face and tell you: “Stop whining, we’ve got work to do.”

What is Mind of Steel?

Mind of Steel is a state of mind that says: “No matter what happens to me, I will not break down. No matter how much I improve, I will never stop growing.”

It’s a philosophy focused on being a strong and powerful individual. It’s not about being happy all the time or blindly chasing things like “success” or “happiness” — it’s about real improvement. As a website, it’s a blog where I share life lessons, embarassing stories and advice on building mental strength.

The main reason Mind of Steel methods works so well is because I put high emphasis on understanding human psychology and backing up my advice with scientific research. I reject pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, self-loathing or “just be happy” messages.

I want to teach you how to stop complaining and actually become better!

  • Embrace struggle instead of chasing happiness.
  • Fix your problems instead of just crying about them.
  • Stand up for the right things even if nobody else does.

My advice is honest, which means it’s harsh. I don’t patronize you or give you the “oh that’s normal” talk. If you’re looking for reassuring messages that your shitty life is good, find another website.

I’m that one person in a thousand who is going to tell you what you need to hear. Because what you want to hear is that everything is great. What you need to hear is “everything is not great — now do something about it“.

Everybody thinks “Yeah, honesty!” until they hear something they don’t like. But if you embrace the fact that the truth is more important than protecting your feelings, you can become a better human being — without losing the good parts of yourself.

Sounds great! Where do I start?

In all honestly, there are a million things you need to learn and change — and that can seem intimidating even to the best of us. Because of this fear, most people never even get started or give up too easily.

To help you avoid this mistake, I made starting super easy.

I’ve put together a short 25-page ebook that teaches you the fundamental principle of making changes, whether it’s building mental strength, developing discipline or being more social.

Enter your info below and I’ll send it to you for free, along with a series of emails that will teach you more useful methods.

Start here: Get the free starter’s guide

I’ve put together a 25-page ebook Destroy the Boundaries of Your Comfort Zone. Where should I send it?

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I’ll see you on the other side,


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