Musings Episode 46: The Art of Discipline…

A few episodic musings back I talked on and shared thoughts about strength training and how it’s not just a physical thing, but a mental one too.

I’d like to elaborate a bit more on that and discuss the additional benefits of the disciplinary aspect.

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There’s a great audio I’ve been listening to by Abraham Hicks this past week and I must say, it really addresses the subject of human beings and how we deserve the life we desire.

The problem is so many people are caught up on their current realities they don’t take the time and effort to think up and really work towards getting a “new reality.” Many lack the mental discipline.

While Abraham notates on a consistent basis it’s not about “making” anything happen or “ramming” things into place, they do make clear that in order to change your current (or any given) situation, you absolutely MUST take control of your thoughts – albeit many people think they have no control over such things, and that in fact their thoughts can control them.

Truth is, people DO have control over their thoughts, contrary to what society teaches. It just takes a bit of will power.

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The same way someone wants their business to succeed is the same way you should have a desire to have control over your thoughts…because thoughts can be dangerous.

They can trigger emotion, and if focused on too long can turn your entire day upside down. This is what makes movies, television shows, and songs so powerful. It’s a thought one can relate to that evokes an emotion…sometimes this can be used for good, like a good comedy or action film…and other times it can just clutter your mind with junk, like horror films (sorry horror movie enthusiasts).

The same way I question why people focus on negativity, is the same way I question why people would possibly want to take things in their ear and eye gates that leave them with nothing but negative feelings, including but not limited to fear, paranoia, sadness, anger, loneliness, etc…the list continues.

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If it’s something that doesn’t help you in adding to that good feeling vibe or positive state of mind, it’s a waste of time and not helping you in any way.

The key to changing your current reality is discipline in the sense that you have to make it your business to keep yourself on a “high flying disc,” and shy away from negativity. Things like arguments, work gossip, and idle talk are huge distractions, and only accomplish one thing – setting your mental state out of whack and getting your mind off more important things.

Focusing on negativity only breeds more negativity, the same way hate breeds hate and talking about sickness attracts sickness.

Everyday, you want to make the conscious decision to engage as much as possible in things that make YOU feel good. It could be listening to a song you like, reading a good book, seeing a good movie, or interacting with other people who exude that positive vibe you’re constantly after.

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The same way it’s not your job to save the world, it’s not your job to make everyone else happy. You can be considerate and caring for your fellow man/woman, but you must still make it a priority to be in pursuit of your own happiness as well.

Will Smith‘s movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” portrays this perfectly, as throughout the film you constantly see Smith’s character doing his utmost to keep himself from going into a state of panic and dismay in his given situation.

It starts with a thought. Then that thought leads to a feeling…and that feeling leads to an action. Pick which thoughts you want to think and you can pick which feelings you want to have. Pick which feelings you want to feel and you can pick which actions you want to take. Pick which actions you want to take and you can start turning your current “NOW” into whatever you will it to be.

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This is why they say thoughts are like seeds.

Depending on how much you water them, they can grow or they can wilter and die. Choose which thoughts you want to grow – and your success will grow in direct and parallel fashion.

All it takes is discipline. The same way you discipline yourself to get up and go to that job everyday. Or take care of those kids you have. Or pay those bills you have. If you can do this for everyday actions, why not do this for everyday thoughts – which in fact control your everyday actions? Food for thought…

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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Musings Episode 43: Be Teflon.

So the other day I’m walking around the store looking for a new saucepan (yes, saucepan) and there’s a whole slew of Teflon products on the shelves.

When it comes to cooking, I’m not really into Teflon. I don’t like what it’s made of, don’t like the chemical reaction that occurs when it’s heated. Overall, it’s not the kind of product I’d stock my whole kitchen with.

On the flip side – how everything slides right off it never seizes to amaze me.

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Even though I wouldn’t buy it – you’ve gotta love how cool and convenient that is. That made me think about a few things concerning life.

Thinking about it I know seeing the words “Teflon” and “life” in the same sentence doesn’t actually make too much sense, but in a funny enough way they actually go hand in hand.

Couple weeks ago I posted up a Spiritual Saturdays post where Abraham Hicks discusses the astonishing power of emotion, talks about a person’s vibration and staying in the “vortex” plus various other aspects. It goes on for a good 30 minutes.

Really when you think about it, emotions and vibrations go hand in hand yet can be separated. The key is aligning your energy or “thoughts“…because your thoughts can eat you alive. A good movie that has an excellent example of this is “Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh” – to sum it up it’s about a guy who even though married the woman of his dreams can’t get over his own issues that are revolving around in his head.

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Getting a hold of your own vibration sounds odd at first and can take some getting used to, but when you do learn to control and eventually master it, you’ll wonder why it was so hard in the beginning. The free eBook offered here helps with this.

Choosing what to focus on is one of the most powerful things a person can master.

Let’s start talking in terms of analogies.

Choice of thought can be looked at like a pan over a hot burner on a stove top. Depending on what the pan is made of affects how the things that it comes into contact with will cook.

If you don’t take the conscious effort to have control over your own thoughts or your mood, then your whole energy alignment will be like a new skillet that hasn’t been seasoned and needs to be pre-oiled – everything will stick and burn, making it hard for the next food item to be heated or cooked – because the previous item is still stuck onto the pan.

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If however, you train yourself enough to take control over your thoughts, mood, or “vibration,” and make the conscious decision to say:

“NO. No matter what happens, no matter who I come into contact with, no matter what the weather’s like, no matter what situation I encounter I’m going to make it my business to stay in this happy, relaxed state of mind today…”

if you make the decision to say that to yourself and then follow through with it…well then my friend you’ll be like Teflon.

If someone’s having an off day and you’re just “skipping along” or it’s been smooth sailing with your mood, and you make the decision to say “I don’t have time for this, this isn’t making me feel good, I’m not going to be this vibration or this mood’s company,” eventually, you’ll come to find out that someone else’s energy will just sail right past you.

You’ll be like a Teflon pan where when someone throws an egg in to make an omelet, it just swirls around like a glass of fine wine.

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This is when you truly take control of your day to day mood and feelings. You don’t have to be affected by others if you don’t choose or allow to. The decision lies in choosing to allow. Remember that.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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Musings Episode 42: It’s Not Your Job to Save The World…

I’ve been listening to Abraham Hicks lately during my morning routines and it’s given me the idea to touch on a subject that can sometimes come up in certain conversations. The audio that got me thinking about it I’ll be posting for this upcoming Spiritual Saturday’s post at my official site.

In lifestyle coaching – and even fitness consulting – sometimes I get clients that are so happy with their transformations they want to spread the word like wild fire. Which I’m perfectly happy with…but keep reading.

One client in particular (let’s call her Sue) lost a tremendous amount of weight through three factors:

  1. Reading my free eBook which I offer that teaches you about goal setting/changing your thinking
  2. Proper diet
  3. Exercise

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For a couple weeks she tried encouraging her friends to try it out, to which they weren’t that interested. In fact, some of them stopped hanging around her. Keep in mind Sue did have some weight on her pre-transformation and so did some of her friends. When she realized they weren’t as into reaching the same goals she was, initially she was dejected.

She came to me and we sat down, had a talk. I had to explain to her that she can’t save the world, nor is it her job. Initially she was a bit confused – more or less on the “job” part.

“It’s not my job? I don’t think it is – but everyone should know about this, it can really help them! If I can do it they can too!” she said.

“Even though a person can desire something, not all the time they’re ready to actually take the steps in doing it.” I responded.

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…and that’s the truth. There are millions of ideas, services, products, and ways out there people can be helped. Literally. MILLIONS. In fact I’m pretty confident there’s a solution to at least every problem out there on the face of this earth – but nothing, and I do mean nothing can be done if people aren’t willing to embrace, accept, and partake in the solution.

Think of it as a friend coming to you complaining about a problem they’re having. They talk, and talk, and talk about it. They talk about it until hours pass. Then finally, silence.

Now there’s two ways people usually handle this setting – they either talk about the problem with that friend until they’re both blue in the face, but may not necessarily find a solution – OR when their friend finishes talking, say “okay – now what can be done to fix/solve it?”

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There are studies that have been done where they’ve found men and women communicate differently. Men have a tendency to want to get right down to it, assessing the problem then coming up with the answer with all other factors (like emotion) filtered out. Women talk about things to get their head clear, but at times don’t take action on the solution they’re thinking of.

Keep in mind these are studies – at times you can have that kind of guy who talks about his problems but then doesn’t really seek out an answer, then that kind of remarkable woman who cuts to the chase and gets right on finding a solution.

All in all, the focus point here is even if someone has a problem, if they’re not willing (or perhaps not even ready) for the solution, there is absolutely nothing you can do. You may coax and persuade. You may try all those psychology tips you minored in at college…but if a person isn’t ready for the solution, it’s not your job to force feed it to them.

The same way you can’t control another persons thoughts and vice versa, is the same way you can’t make them accept a solution.

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It’s not your job. It’s not your responsibility. The only thing you can do is extend your hand – and see if they take it.

This is what I had to translate to Sue. No matter how much she wanted to help her other friends, if they weren’t ready for it, they just weren’t ready for it…and that’s okay. Every person has their own life, and free will to run that life they’re given any way they please.

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Which is why in my audio introduction to what Rego’s Life is all about, I stress that exact point. I can provide the tools, the inspiration, and the motivation – but after that, it’s ALL YOU. The only thing I’m doing is giving you a bit of a push – and if you so choose to pick up momentum from that push, then congratulations.

But I’m not gonna “hard sell” anyone into improving their lifestyle. I’ve never believed in doing that. I will consistently provide the tools and motivation though – because it’s my passion. It’s what I love doing. I’ve found my calling, and in doing so, live a much happier life than I would doing something I don’t like or at a job I hate.

It’s not my job to save the world…it’s not my responsibility. Every single human being is their own responsibility.

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The only thing I help do is start the engine and help you get that momentum going.

It’s all you…and you can do it. You’ll do it – when you’re ready.

Stay awesome…

– Rego

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