Surfer Of Life
Episode 51

Flaviu Cernescu - Fear Is Not Your Enemy

Tomi Raisanen published on

How are extreme athletes like Flaviu able to perform in situations where only one wrong step will end their days on our planet? By many hours and years of practice of course! And here Flaviu is not an exception. He has been practising his stunts so many times close to the ground that when he is up in hundreds of meters above sea level on narrow ledges he is able to control his fear and put aside the fact that falling will definitely lead to his death.

I'm really happy that I started my online video interviews! Talking to Flaviu Cernescu is a great example that the world is really open for meeting high level performers from all around the world! 

You should really watch the one minute intro before our conversation starts cause this is thinly way to understand what Flaviu really does and how challenging the places are where he is doing his stunts. There's really no words to describe this. Do this by clicking on my YouTube channel or go to my website


Watch Flaviu's unreal stunts by clicking the links below:


1:32 Trailer

2:48 Introduction

5:00 What is Flaviu's passion

6:45  How did he become a performer in circus and different shows
-What has he studied
- What is his working background
- How did he start to follow his passion
- What did he do before YouTube

10:25 Ways to live his years more efficient
- All the multiple things he is doing
- His relationship to nature and industrial constructions

15:25 How and why he started to explore chimneys
- His crush to mastodon buildings
- Tallest chimneys in Romania 

19:30 His first climbing experiences to higher towers 
- How did he get over his fears
- Once in a lifetime event that never fades away

23:00 Exploration
- Different hobbies
- Way to know himself better

24:00 Fear and how to get comfortable with it
- Learning to use fear as a companion
- How to stay focused

29:00 Balance of the soul
- Experiences to enrich your life 
- Ups and downs in life
- Injuries as experiences and how can they teach us

37:00 Risk factors when climbing to chimneys
- Important things to consider
- Code of ethics
- How do you know when a chimney is safe to climb

44:10 Different disciplines on different constructions
- Natural progression 
- Experiencing different feelings

48:30 How to stay focused when balancing on very high objects
- The practice  
- Learning to focus

55:35 Future goals

58:40 Connection to the past, present and the future

1:01:25 How to practice concentration
- Art of letting go

1:04:20 Has millions of views on YouTube changed him as a person
- Aspects when video goes viral
- Content in the future

1:09:50 Making videos 
- Nothing fake

1:12:40 Understanding the dangers with social media

1:15.14 What makes Flaviu feel down and what makes him happy 

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