Musings Episode 62: Keep Your Head Up…

Hey everyone, I know this one’s up super late, so I’m gonna be honest. At the moment I’m going through some pretty heavy stuff, so really just trying to keep pushing forward and move positively from day to day in life.

Usually because of the premise of this blog I try NOT to focus on what’s going on in my life and more about thoughts, lessons, and awesome experiences, but I thought my dedicated readers at least deserved an explanation as to why I’ve been sort of on and off when it comes to posting on time.

Anyway, this week’s musing just thought I’d get a few things off my chest and encourage any of you who may be going through difficult situations to hang tight and know that you’re never too tired to go back into battle. Ready? Armor up…

Musings Episode 62: Keep Your Head Up…

Everyone, and I do mean everyone at some point (actually, at times multiple points) has some rough patches in their lives they go through. Everyone copes differently with these moments, depending on the person.

The main thing is that through it all, no matter how many times you’ve fought, how many battles you’ve been through, or how long they’ve lasted, the main thing to remember is to ALWAYS keep your head up.

There may be moments when you’re discouraged, beaten down, and almost feel like giving up. It’s in these moments that you’ve gotta remember you’re strong enough to overcome whatever it is you’re going through – you’re strong enough to take it on head on and come out victor in the end.

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It’s absolutely critical you think this way, because like a child who grows up to be an adult, in difficult times optimism can often slip away and become lost.

It’s absolutely critical you hold onto that part of your childhood where optimism, innocence, and undying relentlessness keeps you pushing forward and persevering.

The only way children come to believe in Santa Claus is through these tools.

It’s the thought process we obtain as we get older that causes us to “stop believing” – stop hoping, stop anticipating the good, stop getting excited.

Sometimes, growing up can be one of the worst things to happen, depending on how you take it.

Or it can be the greatest – it all lies in whether or not you choose to accept or reject the majority’s thought process of how you should look at or come to accept situations, people, and experiences in life.

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So stay true to being yourself – and remember, no matter what happens, it shall soon pass – and you’ll overcome it, find a way around it, or through it, the way YOU want to.

The only two things.people that have control over your life, is YOU, and the higher force that created you – the creator, universe, Adonai, energy & matter, mother nature, whatever you wanna call it.

Those are the ONLY two. Other than that, no one, and I do mean NO ONE, has the right to DICTATE what turn your life is supposed to take. No one has the right to control your destiny but YOU.

Let someone do that to you and you’ve officially let someone take your power.

No matter what happens, keep your head up…

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and don’t forget to look out for this week’s Make it Mondays post – it’ll be up by tonight.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

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Musings Episode 61: Transitions…

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend and extended Memorial Day weekend – yesterday was super chill for me so figured I’d write something low key.

So if you yourself are in a low key kind of mood this one will appeal to you – if not, don’t hesitate to check out the archives of the site. 😉 Let’s get started…

Musings Episode 61: Transitions…

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Transitions can range from a variety of scenarios. It could be a situation, a state, even a frame of mind. The funny thing about transitions is, no matter what reason, how you think about them, react to them, and move with them, can greatly affect how they have an impact on your life.

They can be great opportunities or absolute nightmares depending on how you allow your thought process to run.

I have to be honest and say lately I’ve been going through a transitional period myself. How I’ve been dealing with it has been in a sort of grey area. Not bad – but not great either.

Sometimes it can be a real struggle.

Other times you’ve just gotta hone in on all the positive things and mute all the negativity.

This is where I say improving your lifestyle all boils down to YOU – no matter what training is provided. The tools are like that of a mechanic’s – just because they’re in the garage, doesn’t mean they’re gonna fix/tune the car themselves.

I remember about a month or so back someone unsubscribed from the mailing list over at Rego’s Life Official Site. In the box where they could put why they were unsubscribing, they said this: “Did not improve life.

I smiled reading the unscubscribe letter. “That’s cute,” I thought. Not to be sarcastic – but to be honest, it was cute.

As I’ve said time and time again, to every single subscriber and reader on here, while I may provide you with the tools, there’s no “magic potion” that’ll get you living life like a millionaire a week from now.

The “magic potion” is within yourself.

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Within your own mind.

Your own thoughts.

Your own ambitions.

Your own heart.

It boils down to the desire, determination, and persistence that you have within YOURSELF, in order to see your life transition from its current state to the one you desire.

Yes, it’s a process.

Did anyone say it was going to be easy?

Not all the time.

Will it be worth it?

Absolutely.

But to just take the transitions in your life as they come, without any focus, any game plan, any goal – that’s being reckless.

That’s being irresponsible.

You can’t stick your head in the sand and say, “woe is me” – you just can’t.

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If you’re reading this right now, you’re obviously a human being.

You’re the most intelligent being on the face of this earth.

Albeit not every time you act like it (in fact, many act the opposite).

You’ve gotta take that power and harness it.

Don’t wait for transitions to happen to you.

Don’t let negative transitions happen.

Create and direct your own transitions, control your own future, and fess up to the fact when you know you’re being lazy.

I know sometimes the fight can be tiring.

I know sometimes LIFE, can be tiring…but the way you look at it, can all depend on just HOW tiring you let it seem.

You’ve fought the good fight, and you can fight a few more.

A hundred more.

A thousand more.

And when you get tired of fighting – is when you realize there’s really no need to fight – but instead, simply PLAN.

Plan, improvise, and plan some more. (Wanna know how? Check out this week’s Make it Mondays: Create a Plan of Action – Don’t Let Your Story Write Itself)

You’ll eventually realize that transitions don’t happen to you, but in fact you can create transitions.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Sun Tzu…

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As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

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“A man without…

Musings: Quote Wednesdays…

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The question isn’t morality, or right and wrong – but a sense of understanding your fellow man, and following a basic code of ethics that evolves around that understanding. It’s this discerning point that humans are given the opportunity to utilize – a discerning point that, quite clearly, separates man from beast. Take away that, and you’ve taken away a very important part of being human.

Just a little mid-week food for thought.

Hope everyone’s doing great. 😉

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

 

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Musings Episode 54: Persistence…

Yeah, I know….this one’s up super late. This weekend was a little crazy, but I’d rather have delayed this post than offered up something inferior – after all, quality is key, not quantity.

So anyway, just thought it’d be a great idea to continue in the train of thought on some key factors that speed people along to their success – one of the biggest things being persistence.

Musings Episode 54: Persistence…

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One of the biggest things that lead to failure in pursuit of anything is lack of persistence…and to be quite frank, it can be avoided so easily. It’s just a matter of changing perspective and really recognizing within yourself how much you want to accomplish your goal.

There’s a great quote by Earl Nightingale…

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The starting point, and basis of persistence boils down to willpower. When you combine will power with desire, there’s no stopping you. The key to always remember is whatever you pursue, make sure it benefits all who partake. I’ve said this before but it deserves reiterating – no – absolutely no wealth can long endure unless built from truth and justice.

Persistence has to be both conscious and subconscious – you’ve gotta remember, this is YOUR dream or goal. Whether it’s learning to be the best goal keeper in soccer, or turning that little part time sandwich shop business you’ve been building after your regular day job into a full time restaurant, the responsibility of your future and the goals you have planned for it boil down to YOUR will power, YOUR desire, YOUR faith, and YOUR PERSISTENCE.

It’s really all on you. You can have encouragement from others – but at the end of the day, it’s you who has to persist with those little habits you have to turn consistent. Doing one little thing a day towards your goal makes a bigger difference than just sitting there doing nothing, day in, day out, or worse – theorizing.

The same way so many people have dedication or feel an obligation to get up and go to their job every day, the same way people make sure to eat lunch/dinner on time, is the same way you should be persistent and dedicated to pursuing whatever goal you have, business, personal, or romantic related.

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It’s all about repetitive effort.

I remember getting into web design and learning about both the hardware and software side of computers when I was a teen. There was a Goodwill that sold old computers for cheap, and had them by the dozen. A lot of times the mouse and keyboard they’d throw in for free.

Through desire and persistence, backed by will power, I learned a lot more about computers than people twice my age did. No, I didn’t have state of the art equipment, but the quality of equipment wasn’t the education…because even with all the “high quality” equipment, everything starts somewhere with basics.

If you learn the basic concept of things, that’s how you grow to understand how many other things work. A strong foundation is key. This is why persistence is so important.

You’ve gotta be persistent in reaching your goal, even if it means it may take a bit of time and education first.

You’ve gotta be persistent in getting better at something you’ve been working on, even if you’ve not been able to break past the “plateau” you find yourself to have reached.

You’ve gotta be persistent in attaining the lifestyle you want, even if it means holding your current job and working on your business after or before work.

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The easiest way to gain persistence all starts with taking little, tiny steps, everyday. Those little steps turn into larger strides, then light jogging…running….then sprinting.

Eventually the “great feat” called persistence comes just as natural to you as brushing your teeth or eating lunch. It becomes habit. A part of your life…and it feels weird if skip it or ignore it – the same way skipping a shower before going to bed feels.

So no matter where you’re at in accomplishing your goal, as long as you’ve started somewhere and are on a consistent basis working towards it, you’ve already mastered some if not all of the entire concept of persistence.

…and if you haven’t started, what the hell are you waiting for? Do it now.

Remember – persistence is a state of mind. There are 8 factors that are integral parts of persistence…all of which I’ll share with you in the next “Make it Mondays” post. So stay sharp, look out for both it and the next Business Tools Tuesdays post, and of course…

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

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Musings Episode 50: Wants vs. Needs…

I want to share something very special with you all today…and it has to do with wants and needs.

Doing some studying over the weekend that mostly revolved around finances and financial prosperity, I’d like to stress something I’ve mentioned in previous episodic musings, but probably never touched on or explained with the angle I’m about to give now.

Read carefully as I really want everyone to understand this – it’ll help significantly in clearing up some “fuzzy” logic that’s got most people thinking about money all wrong. Let’s get started…

Wants vs. Needs…

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First off – in a nutshell, if someone asked you to draw the defining line between wants and needs, how would you start? What would you define as wants? Needs? It’s here many people are taught that wants and needs are complete, separate things – and here where some wires get crossed.

So when you think wants, you may think: boat, car, fancy house, new clothing, etc…

and when you think needs you may think: food, water, money, place to stay, job, clothes, etc…

A few of the examples above run parallel to each other (clothing, accommodation) – but often are split into two different categories.

Usually, the logic goes like this:

Having a place to stay is normal – needed.

…but desiring a nicer place to stay is a want – not needed.

Having clothing to walk around in is a need, most definitely.

…but looking at new clothing and desiring to buy them is a want. Not needed.

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Let’s clarify one thing: No matter what, shelter (no matter how nice), clothing (no matter how new), and cars (no matter how recent), are all NEEDS. You cannot classify them as wants.

Saying they’re a want is like saying they’re OPTIONAL.

Another thing – wants and desires are different. This’ll be explained in tomorrow’s Make it Mondays post over at Rego’s Life official site.

Back to what we were talking about though…

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There are four essential needs we as humans have in life – basic/physical, everyday, lifetime, and spiritual.

Food is a need – it doesn’t matter if you eat it at a restaurant, or at home. If the body is hungry, it NEEDS to eat.

Shelter is a need – it doesn’t matter if it’s a penthouse or a trailer. Humans are not animals; a roof over your head is not a luxury.

Clothing is a need – it doesn’t matter if it’s 100% silk or 100% polyester, to preserve your dignity and to keep warm, the clothes on your back are essential.

Transportation is a need – rant all you want about global warming, CO2 emissions, etc, etc…whether you use public transport or you have your own vehicle, getting to and from a destination to get something accomplished is a NEED.

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Lastly and most importantly…taking the time out to do what makes you happy, is a NEED. It doesn’t matter if it’s reading a comic strip or travelling the world; doing a job you love or quitting your job to start a business; hanging out with friends or engaging in a sport; working out or writing poetry…

…whatever makes you happy, doing it is a NEED…not a want. It’s the most important need – a spiritual need. This is the most important thing so you can feel at peace with yourself, happy with yourself, FIRST – before anyone else.

Wants? Wants are simple. Leisure spending is a want – spending is a want in general…and it’s completely separate from putting money towards your needs.

Seeing something you like on display, jewelry, a new wallet, a new purse, that new watch you’ve been figuratively dying to get – those are wants.

Checking out that new lounge bar, going to see that new movie, playing pool with friends – all wants.

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Now the defining moment – the most important thing you need to know – something religion discourages, society says is hedonistic, and your grandma may say isn’t true:

Wanting is not a bad thing.

Needing is not just what you’ve been taught it is.

…and money? No matter how your try and analyze it, is absolutely CRITICAL, and was given the ability to be manifested from pure “imagination” to physical reality, in order to allow you to achieve both needs AND wants.

Like all things, moderation is key – balance is key. You have to make sure to balance all aspects of your life to live a fulfilling one.

Wanna know where I’m going with this? Stay tuned for and be sure to check out tomorrow’s Make it Mondays post over at regoslife.eu, the official Rego’s Life website. To all of you that are already subscribed to my (this) personal blog – do yourself a favor and stay in the know with updates over at the official site, too.

Hope everyone’s having an awesome Sunday.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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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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“Change your thoughts…

Musings: Quote Wednesdays…

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

Our success is in our thoughts – so if you focus on the negative, the bad, the ugly, and the failures – you’ll get just that. If you focus on the positive, the good, the beautiful, and the success – you’ll get the positive…the good…the beautiful…and the success.

Always remember that.

Stay awesome. 😉

– Rego

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