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Musings: Quote Wednesdays…

Not much to say here.

Just a little mid-week food for thought.

Like I mentioned in this week’s episodic musing, giving back doesn’t just have to be in one form.

It doesn’t always have to be money.

Just going about your day and being a decent person, making sure you’re not letting your ego disrupt anyone else’s life, “staying in your lane,” so to speak, when it comes to other people’s earnest plans and ambitions, unless you have something good to contribute…can all be ways of giving back.

The world needs a lot of good – not a little – a lot. Do your part.

Hope everyone’s having a great week.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 86: Give Back…

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend.

Let’s just get started.

Musings Episode 86: Give Back…

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This week’s had me thinking about some things…

Last week, I wrote about ego.

This week, I wanted to expand on that but change the tempo a little.

I managed to watch The Philadelphia Story over the weekend. A favourite of mine but something I haven’t seen in a while…and something hit me.

We live in a world where a lot’s going on right now.

Not to say that every generation hasn’t – but let’s stop sugar coating – humans on autopilot have a habit of continually reaching all time lows before redeeming themselves by remembering to be “human” again.

Generally, it’s a few shitty people that make things worse for the less shitty ones.

We’ve got the shitty ones trying to shift things right now.

When it comes to this thing called life and living it, our chosen currency is a bunch of IOUs – fiat currency.

Everyone works for it, whether you’re working for someone or having someone work for you.

Entrepreneurs put in work early so they don’t have to later, or work outside of work while still being employed.

People who work as employees that don’t choose the route of an entrepreneur put in a lot of hours to build an entrepreneur’s dream.

To the entrepreneurs reading this, let that last one sink in for a minute.

If you’ve got employees working for you, who believe in you, who give value in their work and don’t shirk their responsibilities, who don’t mind building your dream, and are perfectly content with just collecting a cheque every couple of weeks or every month, it’s important to remember that they, too, have lives.

While some may not have the balls to learn to say “no,” don’t be a douchebag and work them around the clock.

Like I mentioned in an earlier post, employees are a flock of sheep, while entrepreneurs are wolves.

Both the wolf and the sheep rely on being fed, albeit in two different ways.

But entrepreneurs whose entrepreneurial pursuits require employees on a large structured scale (like a company)…well they kind of turn into shepherds.

If you’ve got employees, or a business that isn’t automated or built off royalties, you can be one of two types of shepherds.

The one that looks at their sheep like they’re there to sustain you – by providing wool, milk, and cheese.

Or you can just look at them like they’re dispensable and ready to be slaughtered at any given time for meat.

The latter way of thinking will feed you, but only for a brief period.

While the former will feed you, clothe you, and take care of you long-term – contingent on the fact you take care of them, assuring no harm comes to them that’s not self-inflicted.

You can see where I’m going with this.

If you’re going to be an entrepreneur, don’t be a dick.

Remember to give back, while building your dream.

Because ultimately, it’s your employees that help sustain you.

If you’re an entrepreneur without employees, still remember to give back to your customers/consumers, while building your dream.

Don’t always look for people to buy what you’re selling, but remember to throw in some freebies that provide value, here and there, on a consistent basis.

I think this is important.

While I’m not religious, I will say this is kind of like a sort of tithe – not to a church, but to the people who are taking the time out to take interest in what you have to say, do, sell.

This is especially true just starting out, but also important to remember to continue when you reach the success you want.

Don’t just run around asking people to pay attention to what you have going on – take interest in them too.

Social media is ironically not very social anymore.

You’ve got more businesses running around liking other businesses’ stuff just to try to promote their own products.

It’s one of the reasons why I made my social media accounts private for some time.

It gets boring having people write asking you to promote their brand – with no consideration of reciprocation or perhaps actually liking what it is you’re doing.

The world needs more collaboration – not favour asking.

Collaboration unlocks the potential to lead to genuine engagement – not forced.

This is especially the case when it comes to business to business, but even more so when it comes to employers with their employees.

Collaborate with your employees, especially with the ones who really show good work ethic – make sure their needs are being met just as much as yours. Make sure you’re giving them work-life balance.

And when I say work ethic, I don’t mean the ones that are constantly staying at the office late or there early – that’s not work ethic, that’s just putting their life into the company.

Stop the bad habit by disallowing them to do this.

And don’t think you can compensate them by making your office more “fun”.

Outside of work they have lives too – remind them of it.

This culture of busyness has everything all screwed up.

It used to be a sign of wealth when people had time to live their lives – now it seems like he who has the least time is most successful – don’t kid yourself.

You’re robbing yourself of life when you do this if you’re an employee, and you’re robbing your employees of their lives when you make them do this if you’re an employer.

Employees have to start recognising their value, and employers have to start respecting that value.

One more important thing.

If you’re an entrepreneur and you see you have employees who are entrepreneurial minded like yourself, don’t covet them; don’t hold them back; don’t refuse to hire them; and don’t fire them, if you see that one day they’ll leave your company.

As long as a currency system exists, everyone needs money.

Give them a chance to build their life, the way they want to, just as someone gave you a chance.

And when someone’s ready to leave your employment, let them, without malice or hatred – in the words of Enchiridion, we own nothing – and especially no one – in this world.

Appreciate the value they’ve provided you, then when they feel it’s their time to grow as a person, let them, and wish them well when they move on.

Give back.

Give back to your customers, your employees, your business partners you ask to collaborate with you.

The same can be applied outside the context of business.

Give back – to your friends, your family, the stranger that holds the door open for you, the person that says thanks, and the cashier that smiles and says hello when you go for groceries.

Don’t let your ego take over.

Give back by not being a dick – give back by being a decent human being.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 80: Competition…

Since I talked about the pros and cons of comfort zones in the last episodic musing, I figure it’d only be right to have an appropriate follow up. This one’s for the millenials. Hell, this one’s for everyone. Let’s get started.

Musings Episode 80: Competition…

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So, last episodic musing you figured out there are some pros to comfort zones…along with understanding how to harness them during transitions you may have going on in other aspects of your life.

But there’s something else you’ve got to think about – competition – and I don’t mean in the conventional sense.

In other words, technically, no one is your competition.

No one.

The only person you’re ever really in competition with is yourself.

“Standing on the shoulders of giants; climbing the corporate ladder,” these cliche sayings are unnecessary.

It’s unnecessary to step on other people’s toes in order to get ahead – or their shoulders for that matter.

There are people that exist that may tell you there’s not enough caviar to go around – that there’s not enough pie to share and you’ve got to focus on grabbing your piece before anyone else – but it’s just not true.

What society has been feeding people is a message of lack.

Lack fuels panic.

Lack fuels stress.

Lack fuels anxiety.

Lack fuels BAD selfishness (there is such a thing as good selfishness).

There is no such thing as lack.

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There are such things, as assholes though. Selfish, greedy, assholes, that often like to take shortcuts. The quick success. The quick buck. The quick fuck. The flash car. The fancy title. The big house. Quick quick quick. Instant gratification, at the sacrifice of others.

There’s no such thing as sacrifice.

Sacrifice seems to be built up these days as a glorious thing to do – but essentially when you strip it down, it’s two things: either giving up something you already love for something else you love, or feeling you have to crush others to get where you want to go.

It’s a joke…and it doesn’t have to be so.

There is more corruption and greed laced into corporations and organisations today than there was almost 30 years ago, and I think this is being bred primarily from this “lack” thought process.

This all ties in with competition.

People have been led to believe the guy next to them in an interview room is their competition.

But really, it’s not about competing with anybody – not even yourself.

It’s about building a better version of YOU.

Constantly working on being yourself, improving yourself, becoming a better person than you were yesterday.

When you focus on this, you end up being too busy to look at what other people are doing.

You develop tunnel vision. You seek your own finish line – rather than trying to race someone to theirs.

You end up becoming such a fantastic version of yourself, you don’t worry about the guy next to you, because you know you have something to bring to the table that’s unique to YOU.

Forget about being a carbon copy.

You know you have something to contribute to the world.

You know you have something that you can leave your mark with.

You know YOU – something that when the last company falls, and the last pound, euro, or dollar is spent, no one can take away from you – the art of self-improvement.

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The other main thing to remember is, is that this is the single most important thing to remind yourself of everyday.

Because there are people out there who will try and tell you that you’re no good. That someone’s better than you. Hell, there are people that will try and tell you that you’re overqualified, and credit that as a logical reason for still not giving you what you want.

What you have to understand is, is that their opinion has nothing to do with you.

Because the same way you’ve been taught that there is lack, that there is competition, they may very well be approaching you with the same thought process.

But all that matters is what you want to do with your own life.

They do not have the right to tell you what to do with your life.

This is largely why I think unemployment is becoming greater.

That mindset, that lacking, competitive, insecure, fearful, selfish mindset has the potential (and often does) to bleed into people’s professional lives, the potential to create a loop.

Recruiters ego’s become enlarged, the power they’ve been given can make them feel like gods, determining someone’s short or long-term financial future at the click of a button.

The lack is false – it’s simply misplaced power with zero social responsibility.

The surging increase in idiocy, of this thing called “human resources” is insane. Do not heed to it.

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The only person to compete against, the only person to improve, is yesterday’s version of yourself. Other people are only a reference point – and if you’re going to have a reference point, let it be someone positive – someone successful, someone REAL.

But at the end of the day, if you’re putting in the work, you’ll know where you rank – and if you’re not putting in the work, you’ll know that too. The guilt of not making a better version of yourself will eat at your gut – your instincts will nag at you.

Work on yourself, work on what you love to do, then take a break. Analyse your progress. Change your angle if need be. Maintain this balance. Then do it all again.

But remember – there is no such thing, as competition.

There is only you, and how good you want to be at something.

Think about it.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

Improve Your Lifestyle. Improve Yourself. This is Life. This is Rego’s Life.™

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Musings Episode 45: Show Some Cooperation, Life Isn’t Hard…

I haven’t watched TV in years, but lately I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries and what not on Netflix, mostly regarding animals.

One in particular most recently was about blue fin tuna, and the rising problem about them almost becoming extinct due to the mass craze for sushi.

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Really when you think about it, this ties in a lot with cooperation. Cooperation from mankind, and the conflict of mankind with nature.

Nature has a kind of “autopilot” feature when it comes to things. In each animal there’s instilled a certain coding, where they kind of know what they have to carry out at birth. Sure, their parents teach them as you teach your kids – but they learn at a much faster rate, and they’re kicked from their parents “nest” at a much younger age. Long story short…the parents don’t ever have to worry about dishing out cash for a kid’s college education.

They learn independence.

They go on instinct, learn to fight, and have some type of “defence” mechanism built-in for predators or any kind of danger.

They’re taught to survive.

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They have no currency, no government or laws of man, nothing but nature’s laws.

The same way we have families and groups of friends, animals have packs and groups they travel in.

The only difference is somehow, it seems more and more animals have their shit together more than humans…albeit humans being gifted with free will.

Humans are notated as being at the top of the food chain – we may not be as fast as the cheetah or as clever or sharp as the bluefin tuna, but we’re supposed to be the most intelligent creatures on earth.

In saying that – you seriously have to wonder why the heck the bluefin tuna is almost extinct – actually you don’t, it all boils down to one thing – a little thing called “moderation.”

I keep saying this – you can do anything, drink anything, and eat anything as long as it’s in moderation.

Moderation ties in a lot with cooperation.

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There was a time before the global market burst open at the seams, where produce was only available in season, meat was only sold according to optimal growth and breeding times, and seafood was only available dependent upon how skilled the fisherman was.

It made things a little more “hard to get” but it allowed nature to run its course and “refresh” itself so to speak for another work cycle – the same way humans like to “refresh” themselves over the weekend or on their days off after working 40 odd hours a week.

Heck, there was even a time when farmers knew to let the land “rest” for a few years before laying seed again, and not growing just any old seed they’re paid to [for a short-term buck] in order to avoid long-term issues.

It was the purest form of cooperation in the most basic sense.

These days it seems that’s all gone out the window. Or going. Your choice of words.

Humans aren’t cooperating with nature, and what’s worse is nor are they cooperating with each other.

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I’ve been at this lifestyle game for so long now that the same way a “gym rat” can’t comprehend why people don’t work out and stay fit, my brain can’t comprehend why it’s so hard for the general public to understand the gravity of the situation in regard to taking small steps to make life easier.

Let’s be clear here – I’m no activist. You won’t find me tree hugging or laying down in front of a wrecking ball to save a historical building – I’m not one for extremism…I don’t think it’s my job to save the world, and I don’t think it’s my job to shift each individual’s way of thinking. I offer the advice but it’s up to you to take it.

I do believe though that people could pick up some better habits, and maybe take care of mother nature the same way she takes care of us.

I do believe people could take small everyday steps to make the world a better place.

As for everyone’s way of thinking, I do believe that it doesn’t hurt to offer a new way of looking at things, hence why I started this blog along with my other two websites. I’m not here to shove anything down anyone’s throat – if I wanted that, I’d get into the stock market.

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I will say people can do a bit better as human beings – the easiest way to do that is cooperation…the funny thing about cooperation is though, it’s gone about in all the wrong way today.

There’s a certain passive aggressiveness that’s developed in some countries in today’s modern time…cooperation is carried out when it shouldn’t be, people take answers and don’t ask questions, the art of time being taken out to relate to another person has practically gone out the window.

Life doesn’t have to be hard – in fact, life isn’t hard.

Time is changing. Energy is changing. You have animals on different levels of the food chain getting along with each other – you read about the stories in the news more and more.

Yet more and more humans are creating their own levels in the food chain amongst their own race – the human race.

Life isn’t hard.

There was a time when people cooperated, vulnerabilities were known but not exploited, and simple consideration and relation for your fellow-man was well-known.

There was also a time when people were barbaric, ruthless, exploitative, and complete disregard for another human being was considered normal all because of the color of someone else’s skin.

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Now there’s the issues of right to self-defence. In my opinion? Everyone should have a right to self-defence.

Issues of sexuality, gender identification, etc, etc. In my opinion? What do I care? It’s your life, live it how you want to, just be fucking HAPPY.

Why must the majority dictate? Why can’t people agree to disagree?

Put simply, both the good and the bad sides have been seen with humans.

People have seen all aspects. Humans will always be ever evolving. There’s no changing that.

People have seen and documented enough history to learn that hate breeds hate, love takes courage, and war is a business – just like religion and politics.

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Yet there’s a certain laziness that’s developed where although many have seen and learnt about these things, they still refuse to pull their own weight.

They want to state their own opinions, or one better they join the band wagon on other opinions, but rarely anymore do people take the time out to actually THINK on WHY their opinion is that – or why their thinking is that.

Sometimes, negativity is so…pointless. It’s such a waste of space, time and energy…but it still has a purpose.

I know that in order to know the good, you must know the bad. In order to know what you do want, you have to come to know what you don’t.

Negativity is a TOOL – that is supposed to be used for balance…but really, once you understand why it’s there, why use it? Life is all about going after that GOOD FEELING, creating, sharing.

Why is it there are so many blogs, articles, stories, tv shows, movies, etc, etc that focus on negative shit? It’s like a curtain – you just get wrapped up in that shit and then it’s hard to see the light…you lose both sight and track of your original purpose here on earth – to be HAPPY. To COOPERATE with your fellow-man.

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I’m not saying tolerate shit – but seriously, people need to really assess situations and stand up for what’s RIGHT to stand up for, in their own lives. It’s about picking your battles – and not just picking the ones you think you can win.

It’s about principle. Consideration. Looking at all the angles….and like I keep saying, cooperation.

It’s no wonder the aliens fly right past us.

The animal kingdom has their shit together more than the human race.

This isn’t a rant…but this needs to be said. I just thoroughly believe that life doesn’t have to be hard.

People don’t have to be underpaid.

They don’t have to be bullied.

They don’t have to just “accept things” because that’s the way they are. I fucking hate that saying “it is what is is”…no. It’s NOT. It’s what YOU MAKE IT.

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Stop striving for mediocrity.

Only go against the grain WHEN IT’S VALID.

Stop fussing over stupid shit.

Look at the bigger picture.

Focus on your own LIFE – reincarnation or not the one you’re living is the ONLY ONE YOU HAVE NOW.

and for fuck’s sake…stop giving each other such a hard time.

The human race is embarrassing themselves.

Again I say, this isn’t a rant…but this needs to be said.

We can be better.

People have intelligence.

They have governments, currency, law, infrastructure, medicine, modern technology, and FREE WILL…yet STILL they’re not using all this awesomeness EFFECTIVELY and to its maximum potential? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

As a race, humans have got to do better than that.

Come on…let’s tighten up.

Hope everyone’s having an awesome Sunday.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

 

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