Musings Episode 91: Rest, But Don’t Quit…

Well…last week was really something. Little hectic but nonetheless skidded through unscathed.

Which is kind of the premise of this post.

Let’s get started.

Musings Episode 91: Rest, But Don’t Quit…

Don't quit Never give up trying to build the world you can see even if others can't see it Listen to your drum and your drum only It's the one that makes the sweetest sound Simon Sinek, don't quit quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Simon Sinek quotes, Simon Sinek, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Rego's Life Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, rest if you must but don't you quit, rest if you must but don't you quit quote, go after what you want, you don't stop when you're tired you stop when you're done, don't finish when you're tired finish when you're done, how to accomplish your goals, how to set goals, never quit quotes, everyone gets tired, work-life balance

Photo by Lena Bell on Unsplash

There’s a lot of awesome things to do in life.

Come to think of it, there’s a lot of things to do in general in life.

People pick and choose what they’ll do on a day-to-day basis according to what they deem important enough to prioritize.

They pick what forms of entertainment they choose to invest in, what lifestyle they choose to have.

They choose what keeps them busy, and what they have free time for.

I’ve mentioned it before – there’s a culture of busyness that’s been growing that I’m not entirely for.

Work-life balance being thrown off kilter and status symbols being made out of “who has the least amount of time”.

Companies overworking people, utilizing what they ever so affectionately call their “human resources“.

People putting aside what’s important to them, to build someone else’s dream.

You're killing yourself for a job that would have you replaced in a week if you dropped dead, Rego's Life, You're killing yourself for a job that would replace you in a week if you dropped dead, Rego's Life quotes, take care of yourself quotes, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Rego's Life Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, rest if you must but don't you quit, rest if you must but don't you quit quote, go after what you want, you don't stop when you're tired you stop when you're done, don't finish when you're tired finish when you're done, how to accomplish your goals, how to set goals, never quit quotes, everyone gets tired, work-life balance

There’s an ethos that’s developed when you workout, or get into fitness.

I don’t mean superficial fitness.

I mean mental mettle, it’s still your set, last rep is the hardest, left shaking workouts.

It’s an ethos you develop for yourself, and yourself only – which eventually bleeds into other areas of your life.

You set goals, or milestones…and by setting those milestones, you demand accountability from yourself when it comes to sticking to them.

You learn to prioritize yourself, to know your worth…to assert your value.

It teaches you that if you can push yourself to the limits for others, you can push yourself to the limits for yourself.

So why not do it?

But that’s not what I’m getting at here.

It also teaches you to know when to rest.

To take time out for yourself to recover, when everything seems like it’s building up.

“Rest if you must, but don’t you quit,” is the motto.

Every workout, someone always gets tired.

But you never stop when you’re tired – you stop when you’ve completed everything you’ve laid out to do.

Never quit It is the easiest cop-out in the world Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it When you do attain it set another goal and don't quit until you reach it Never quit Bear Bryant, never quit quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Bear Bryant quotes, Bear Bryant, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Rego's Life Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, rest if you must but don't you quit, rest if you must but don't you quit quote, go after what you want, you don't stop when you're tired you stop when you're done, don't finish when you're tired finish when you're done, how to accomplish your goals, how to set goals, never quit quotes, everyone gets tired, work-life balance

Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash

You rest in-between if you have to – like going for 12 reps on a weight where you can only bang out 8 with strict form – sure, you rest-pause until you get those last 4 reps out, never dropping the bar…

But you never quit.

The same goes for life.

If you have things that you want to accomplish or get done, there’s nothing wrong with being a little tired.

Everyone gets tired.

But it’s what you do after you become tired.

Don’t just fold, never finishing what you started.

Rest, recover, and keep going until you’re done.

This is a point you train yourself to get to long after the motivation’s disappeared.

It’s not always a happy place to be.

There’s times when you’ll get fed up, pissed off, frustrated, and feel like you’re moving at a snail’s rate.

But don’t ever quit.

The minute you quit going after something you want for yourself is the minute you’ve chosen to take your life, your free will…and put it in someone else’s hands.

Rest if you must, re-position yourself if you make mistakes…but don’t quit.

Success seems to be connected with action Successful people keep moving They make mistakes but they don't quit Conrad Hilton, don't quit quotes, Conrad Hilton quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Conrad Hilton, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Rego's Life Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit, Musings Episode 91 Rest But Don't Quit Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, rest if you must but don't you quit, rest if you must but don't you quit quote, go after what you want, you don't stop when you're tired you stop when you're done, don't finish when you're tired finish when you're done, how to accomplish your goals, how to set goals, never quit quotes, everyone gets tired, work-life balance

Photo by whereslugo on Unsplash

Stay cool.

– Rego

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

Musings Episode 91: Rest, But Don’t Quit… is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life

Advertisements

For The Weekenders: Travel Essentials – The Sequel….

So I took the time out to browse through some of my old posts on here and realised it’s literally been almost half a decade since I’ve done a travel essentials post (feel old yet?).

Yeah.

Time’s have changed.

Let’s fix that.

For The Weekenders: Travel Essentials – The Sequel….

Airport Security Check Family Guy meme, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme

Technological advances over the past few years have made things insanely effortless when it comes to travelling – despite allowing us to have a severe dependence on that same technology.

The only thing that probably hasn’t advanced is airport security…at least not for the better. Who knows, maybe it’ll improve in the future.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme

Maybe…maybe not.

Anyway. Travel’s gotten easier. A lot easier.

Especially when it comes to electronics.

Travel Essentials 1 – No Strings Attached.

I remember the days of carrying a huge backpack for my photography equipment, numerous cables and cords attached to chargers, and bulky equipment.

With wireless, that’s all gotten so much….neater.

Most noticeably when it comes to headphones, or earbuds.

While I’ve always been neat in appearance, earbuds were always one sticking point that I just couldn’t master keeping tidy.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme

So naturally, when wireless earbuds and headphones came out, I was elated.

I’ve always been a fan of headphones over earbuds – largely because I have awkward ears that can’t seem to hold onto earbuds.

Plus, when it comes to working out, headphones just seem to stay on way easier.

But when it comes to travel, I strongly prefer earbuds – because they’re small…and easy to carry (like fitting into your pocket).

You get it – different things for different purposes. So when I’m travelling, if I know I’ll be working out, I’ll pack headphones in a carry-on bag, and earbuds in my pocket. If I had to choose in regards to price and quality, these are the ones I recommend…

Bluedio T2S Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme, Bluedio T2S Bluetooth Headphones

There’s a plethora of reasons why I like these. Besides the insane amount of bass they provide, I’m a huge fan of listening to LoFi music on HiFi headphones – everything’s so clear, the sounds around you disappear.

They’ve got up to 40 hours worth of play time for music, and 45 hours of talk time, with standby time being 1000+ hours…but I think one thing I really love about them is their frequency response. If you know anything about music, you’ll know that a frequency response of 20Hz-20Khz allows for hearing everything the artist wants you to hear.

Combine that with their reasonable price and you’ve got a practical purchase that’s worth its weight in gold.

For earbuds, I recommend the TREBLAB X2 4.2 Bluetooth earbuds.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme, TREBLAB X2 4.2 Bluetooth earbuds Rego's Life

While not having as much play time as Bluedio, I do like the fact that they have a portable charging box. These workout really well during workouts where I don’t feel like the bulk of headphones, as they’re sweat-proof (meaning I’m not wiping headphones down with a gym towel).

Speaking of bulk, they’re easy to fit in your pocket whether it’s your jeans or coat – just be careful…sometimes they can get lost and you have to rummage (or maybe that’s just me).

They’ve also got a longer play time than others I’ve found which usually top out at 2.5 hours when you’re looking for something reasonably priced.

I’m also really keen on the fact that they come with different ear inserts so they fit everything from the smallest ears to those of Dumbo.

Need I say more?

Travel Essentials 2 – These Days, You Can Make Money Out of Thin Air.

I’m serious. With contactless payment cards, Google, and Apple pay, your money is floating around while you go about your day. If you’ve ever ridden the underground/metro and paid with the reloadable cards they issue, you’ve also probably at some point been too lazy to get your card out and have just pressed your wallet against the machine.

That’s great and all, but sometimes those same machines can accidentally take money from your bank cards as well.

So naturally, when you’re travelling, the same thing can happen if someone trailing behind you wants to make some extra cash for the day.

It’s one of the reasons why a few years back I decided to invest in an RFID wallet – it blocks readers from taking small amounts of cash off your cards.

My favourite out of all the ones I’ve owned?

The iMossi RFID wallet.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme

Sleek. Small. Discreet. I love this one largely because I’m a minimalist.

Wallets have always had a tendency to be fat. Bulky. Cumbersome. Obvious. Just generally something that draws attention to itself when you don’t want it drawing attention to itself.

With plastic being used more and more to pay for things, wallets are now getting thinner. You grab a few cards, some cash, your spouse’s picture you’re currently in a love-hate relationship with, and you’re good to go.

There’s also the introduction of skinny jeans.

I don’t really get why anyone would want pants that you have to try and get off with a chisel and hammer, but these things are popular – so much so that slim fit seems to fit like skinny fit (or maybe that’s just the size of my quads). Meaning you can see everything that’s in a person’s pockets (you know, if you don’t carry a handbag/manbag)

So when you come across something like the iMossi, you realise it’s a smart investment. What are you waiting for?

Travel Essentials 3 – Being Punctual is Important.

So it’s wise to make sure you have something that doesn’t need recharging.

Ditch the Apple Watch, the WearOS, and your mobile phone.

Society already has enough anxiety on its hands – should we really make being nervous about not knowing the time once your battery goes dead something else to worry about?

I’m a huge fan of wrist watches. Wrist watches that have “old-fashioned” batteries. You know, the ones that don’t need replacing but every 2-3 years? Yeah – Apple and Google ain’t got nothin’ on that.

Over the last decade or so, I’ve stuck with two brands…Freestyle and Nixon.

For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel, For The Weekenders Travel Essentials The Sequel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, regos life, For The Weekenders, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, travel essentials, best things to travel with, 3 things you need when travelling, 3 things essential for travel, RFID wallet, bluetooth ear buds, bluetooth headphones, wireless ear buds, wireless headphones, wristwatch, wrist watch, travel accessories, must have travel accessories, iMossi RFID, iMossi, airport security meme, TSA meme, Nixon Player Watch

Why?

Because I don’t like taking off my watch.

If I want to go swimming, or jump in the shower, or go diving, maybe wash my car (while whispering sweet nothings into its…side mirrors)…I don’t like taking off something as important as that which keeps my time management on point.

Both Freestyle and Nixon understand those sentiments…because they make waterproof watches.

When I say waterproof, I don’t mean splashing around in a bird bath. I mean real, proper, deep diving watches.

This may seem like a pretty pointless feature but ask yourself this – if you can spend 10 grand on a Rolex that can get messed up if you get the slightest bit rough with it – why not spend less than 2/100ths of that on something that won’t crack under pressure?

I’m all for luxury, and only like to pin that word to things that deserve it…but when it comes to wrist watches…

Function and fashion.

Brains and money.

After all…

Travel should always be stress free.

As always…

Stay cool.

– Rego

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

For The Weekenders: Travel Essentials – The Sequel…. is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life

Musings Episode 90: Stand Your Ground, Millennials…

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

I generally don’t like opining on politics and what not but…

Well…I guess let’s just get right to it.

Musings Episode 90: Stand Your Ground, Millennials…

I do really great when I’m around like-minded people.

Really great.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll understand exactly what I mean by like-minded.

People that don’t like when people try and walk all over them – and people who don’t try to walk all over people.

A friend and I were discussing the meme culture that’s grown over the years and how really, when you think about it, there are an alarming rate of memes that older people would consider “dark/depressing humor”.

Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

But let’s be honest…rather than focusing on that – isn’t that screaming a message loud and clear?

People’s human security in the developed world (like economic, for instance), is clearly not as great as politicians are pretending like it is.

We live in an age where we’re bombarded with advertising – it’s on YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc, etc…you really can’t get away from it.

Advertisements quietly streamlined into your “social” media accounts, looking as if they’re part of your timelines or the videos you watch.

Always suggesting to you what to buy, what to eat, drink, in what way life should be relatable.

Sorry but…that last bit isn’t relatable at all.

Don’t get me wrong – I get that ads were always around, especially on TV and radio, and I understand that services that offer free listening/watching need ads to pay for what they serve up to you, but these days it all seems like it’s so much more…intense.

Not in a good way – in a pushy way.

Ads that scream at you across the screen or through your ear buds with enthusiastic messages of “lease this! buy that!“.

…but the damn irony of it all is that half the time these messages are being pounded into a generation’s head that’s struggling just to pay the rent or have a nice holiday.

I really want to travel bank account like to the backyard, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

Ads are being pushed across as if every person being advertised to, has the disposable income to go and buy everything they’re told to – most of it being useless shit.

“Don’t have cash? Just use credit. Get yourself a store card,” they suggest.

iPhone X better take me on vacation when I put it on airplane mode, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

It’s like leased cars.

Yeah alright, you get to drive a different car every so many months but…who the hell came up with the bright idea it’s cool to pay for something you have to give back and get penalized for overusing because you “went over your mileage” when you do give it back, because you fancied going on a road trip?

I’m still a believer of quality over quantity, and buying cars over leasing.

I’m not waffling here – I’m getting to a point.

What I’m trying to say is, I feel like with the way the “developed” world has become so commercialized, older generations are coming down a little hard on the millennials as to why they don’t have their shit together.

Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/9, we’ve been living in a time where every electronic device is practically blaring at people in their teens and 20s that they should be living life a certain way – then ironically not providing adequate income or opportunities for them to live those certain lifestyles.

So you’ve basically got a few choices.

Either A) become an entrepreneur, B) sign up for a shit job, or C) go to college/university to not have to fight as hard to get a good job and pray you don’t get axed because you didn’t stroke your boss’ ego that day.

I’ve had the luxury (said with extreme sarcasm – sometimes ignorance truly is bliss) of having been around the block.

I'm not the type that's going to sit and preach to people if they don't need it just because I've been around the block a few times Queen Latifah, been around the block quotes, Queen Latifah quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Queen Latifah, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

…so at some point in my life experienced all three, before settling firmly into the role of entrepreneur.

And guys – I’m not gonna sit and preach to you it’s all sunshine and rainbows.

It’s not always easy. Some days, especially in the beginning, it’s a whirlwind and a fight between logic and emotions.

Actually scratch that – at some point, even when you see things fall into place, it still feels like a whirlwind sometimes.

You’re excited. You’re afraid. You’re overjoyed. You fumble. You fuck up.

You think it’s worth it. You think it’s totally not worth it.

Then you remember why you started.

But one thing I’ll say I’ve learnt from being an entrepreneur in comparison to having a job – is learning to stand your ground.

When you’re in a job, you’re dealing with other people’s egos.

Other people’s egos who are considered your “supervisors”.

When you’re an entrepreneur, standing your ground means you get to dig your heels into the ground and fucking PUSH for better – and no one can really say shit about it.

When you’re in a job, standing your ground can sometimes mean you’re going to piss a few people off – whether you care or not is entirely up to you – but it can swing both ways.

Either you gain more respect, or your head gets closer to the chopping block.

I was raised to be one stubborn, head strong son of a bitch.

I’ve realized over the years it’s probably the biggest blessing in my life – A) because it sure as shit does help a lot when it comes to getting through my workouts….and B) because honestly, I probably would’ve abandoned the thought of being an entrepreneur long ago.

Circling back around to millennials – they get so much shit.

Millenials aren't buying diamonds why too busy filling out job applications Twitter Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

They really do. Especially from some baby boomers.

I remember watching a political talk with Trae Crowder some months back where the host of the show said “millennials are a very confused generation”.

…….

This was a mistake no shit Sherlock Dr. Strange, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

You’d be confused too growing up in a time where you witnessed the biggest financial downturn since The Great Depression of the 1920s.

Back when that happened you had people trying to cope with alcohol, suicide, and any other means.

These days you get people coping through substance abuse, depression, suicide….and then joking about serious life situations through fucking memes.

You really think that can’t tip either way?

Healthily pushing back or just turning completely nihilistic?

Which pretty much brings me around to the point that in order for things to start changing, people have to start standing their ground.

Coping is fine, but it’s only meant to be temporary.

Learning to stand your ground in life can have a huge impact – can you imagine if everyone was so disgusted with the way things are being run they pushed back?

Companies can’t fire everyone.

They’re already making getting a job feel like winning the lottery.I've always been very passionate about not starving to death meme, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Rego's Life Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials, Musings Episode 90 Stand Your Ground Millennials Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Stand your ground, stand up for yourself, millennials vs baby boomers, millennials, musings Rego's Life, Rego's Life musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur Rego's Life, Rego's Life episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't take shit from people, entrepreneurs, when work sucks, how to quit a job you hate, stand up for what you believe in, dank memes, dark humor memes, sarcasm, coping mechanisms, coping mechanism, excited, afraid, overjoyed, logic, emotions, consumerism, feed the machine nickelback, nickelback feed the machine, Poetree Seed, Poetree Seed spoken word, Poetree Seed peace doesn't profit poem

….or like money is something “optional”.

Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy poverty Jerry Doyle, Rego's Life, Jerry Doyle quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Jerry Doyle, Musings Episode 82 Options, Rego's Life, Musings Episode 82 Options Rego's Life, Rego's Life Musings Episode 82 Options, Options, life options, options quotes, how to assess your options, remember you have options, life choices, lifestyle, know you have options, Jerry Doyle options

Then when you get the job, literally trying to condition you that the harder you work the better you are.

Even Machiavelli’s writings came to the conclusion you push a man too hard after a while he’ll feel like he has nothing left to lose.

There’s also the belief that millennials act entitled.

I wholly disagree with this.

Millennials don’t feel entitled – with globalization and the exponential growth in commercialization, they work more hours than earlier generations ever had to contend with, maybe stopping shy of people who worked in factories that supported the war efforts during WWII.

Despite having more “human rights” laws that have been put in place since that time.

You can’t be entitled if you’re working more hours and getting less pay and zero proper benefits.

You can’t be entitled if you’re given a part-time job and have to have housemates or flat mates because you can’t afford a place of your own.

Don’t even get me started on the B.S. “flexitime” incentive companies have where a person can’t dictate their own schedule.

I read crazy stories about people in their early 20s just up and fucking collapsing because they literally worked themselves to death.

Fucking interns.

That’s entitled?

Really?

What I’m trying to say is – older generations need to stop ignoring what the younger generations have to contend with because of problems passed on.

Younger generations have to avoid succumbing to zoning out from crappy situations or letting their frustrations externalize towards other people.

Don’t let people run you ragged.

Wake up. It’s gonna take a collective effort but wake the fuck up.

Stand your ground. You may get slapped down a few times but they can’t bring everyone to their knees.

A lot of people are already on their knees anyway, with the way corporations are exploiting human security.

Ask yourself – would you rather die standing, or live kneeling at the mercy of others?

You’re not a human resource.

You’re a person.

You have purpose.

Don’t let corporations and consumerism distract you from that.

Don’t “Feed The Machine”.

It may be uncomfortable, but get out of your comfort zone for a minute and just think about it…

Stay cool.

– Rego

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

Musings Episode 90: Stand Your Ground, Millennials… is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life

For The Weekenders: Rhodes to Greece, Absinthe Gummy Bears, Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina…

Hope everyone recovered fully from last week’s St. Patrick’s Day.

You’ll need to if you really want to be in top form for the things suggested in this week’s For The Weekenders.

Let’s start.

For The Weekenders: Rhodes to Greece, Absinthe Gummy Bears, Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina…

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

There’s so many things to do in this life it’s a wonder why people ever say they’re bored.

Even though the weather’s been pretty crappy and cold in a lot of different areas, there’s always a sun behind the clouds and warmth beyond the cold.

Like in Greece.

Ahh, Greece…despite what the EU may say about it financially, it’s one of those places that you just have to love.

Which begs the question – who’s more rich – the country with the most financial stability, or the country who’s environment nourishes your heart and soul?

I’d say both.

Why can’t we just have both in one place?

Or more accurately…can’t, or won’t?

Whichever way you want to answer that question, in the end all roads lead to Greece – Rhodes, Greece, that is (see what I did there?).

So here’s what you’ll do. Say you’re taking a personal day…which is really a week, and charter a flight to Rhodes Airport. Don’t worry about packing too much here – just comfy clothes (linen? Maybe a nice light chambray weave?), and other bare essentials.

Check-in to Casa Cook Rhodes, and be escorted to your suite with private pool and terrace that you booked prior to arrival.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

I seriously hope you brought someone along with you.

Complete with outdoor rain shower, premium quality mattresses (*wink*), a minibar, and an indoor whirlpool, you’ll find it easy to melt the jet lag away so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest extent humanly possible.

I recommend having a hot shower then going for a quick soak, before refuelling after a (not really at all that gruelling) flight over.

If you can get your play date to join you then hey, the more the merrier.

You’ll probably want to rest up for what lies in store – there’s a lot to do in Rhodes.

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous and athletic, play the night away – just remember to be ready in the morning.

“For what“, you ask?

A full day of sailing…duh.

Well, technically sailing…but mostly lounging, for you.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

You’ll have a wonderful little skipper who’ll steer you through various bays and springs, while you lounge on the deck absorbing some seriously glorious sun waves, sipping something cool and refreshing, before convincing your play date to go for a swim, as naturally, while staying dry is great and all, things are much more fun in the water.

After an exhausting day of…relaxing, treat yourself to some locally sourced dinner.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

I’m thinking maybe Feta Lagoridani with a salad to start, a mixed grill platter to share for 2, and some Kataifi for dessert…naturally, polished off with an Espresso Highball.

You’ll need a couple of hours to digest all that food you stuffed your smug face with, so feel free to lounge on your terrace, before slipping into the pool for a late night swim with someone sexy.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

I recommend sharing a carafe of Pathos, consisting of Metaxa Greek Spirit, Greek dry red wine, some seasonal fruit and traditional botanicals.

A private pool is important.

You want it private.

Why? (Are you really that dense?)

Without sugar coating it…so you can have some private time, of course – without some old retired lady exclaiming, praying for you, then proceeding to throw holy water at you and your special someone.

Nobody likes holy water thrown at them.

Besides being mildly cold (the temperature, not the act), it’s also just like…really inconvenient.

Plus, it kills the buzz from those absinthe gummy bears you made with the silicon mold and absinthe you brought along, in addition to all those “essential items” you stepped out to go shopping for when you touched down.

Wait – you didn’t do that?

You’ve never HAD those?

Jesus Christ…where have you been living? The great depression?

(the 1920’s one – not the 2008 one.)

Well, let’s fix that…for starters, you don’t have to buy them anywhere – plus, they’re not really that easy to buy.

So here’s how to make your own.

You’re welcome.

Absinthe Gummy Bears

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Absinthe isn’t something that just has to be enjoyed via a cocktail.

If childhood favorites, and adult indulgences had a baby, it would be this exact gummy bear treat.

You’ll need a few things, but nothing that’s too much of a hassle to acquire:

  • 1 Cup of Water
  • .5 Cup of Absinthe
    • A quality one.
  • .25 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Vitamin B2 Tab
  • Food Coloring (Green)
  • Silicon mold to make all this stuff into actual gummy bears

Take your water and pour it into a saucepan with no heat under it.

Now dust your gelatin into there.

You’ll have to be a little patient, allowing for your gelatin to bloom for about 10 minutes. Only after that, do you want to put some medium heat under it.

While you’re waiting for that to reach a boil, now would be a good time to take that Vitamin B2 tab I told you about and crush it into a powder.

Once you’re done with that, grab your sugar and food coloring, and dust them slowly into the mixture in your saucepan, letting it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely.

Take your saucepan off the heat, then go ahead and add your powdered B2 and absinthe. Stir everything up until it’s all mixed well and the B2 has dissolved completely.

Now for the fun part.

Take your silicon molds and get everything in there. Toss them in the fridge and be patient – considering the sheer amount of gelatin you used, they won’t take long to set.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Fair warning – these gummy bears may provide a hallucinogenic affect.

Just a tad.

(Unless that is, you’re that much of an asshole one actually flips you the bird.)

So don’t go overboard with them, and definitely don’t eat the whole batch. Everything in moderation.

Nonetheless, they’re a great treat to share with your play date when you’re outside lounging in the pool and listening to some choice music.

…and by choice music I mean this.

Not Katy Perry. Not for this mood (sorry, Katy).

If you’re tired of lounging and are up for getting into something a little more adventurous, it’s probably time to kiss Greece goodbye and head Southwest.

As in, Argentina.

If you’re more of the athletic type, then naturally you’ll want a full day of Polo in Argentina.

Not as adventurous as elephant Polo in India, but still just as fun.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Still athletic but never played polo?

No problem – Argentina Polo Day has intensive Polo lessons for you that’ll bring you up to speed in no time.

First thing’s first. Charter a flight to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, then get the guys at Argentina Polo Day to arrange transport to get you to this Polo paradise.

It’d probably be a good idea to bring some friends or family along with you, as Polo’s a team sport.

You’ll have some pretty cushy accommodation waiting, in addition to other activities in case you don’t just feel like playing Polo during your entire stay.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

You should be flinching – the future is now old man, step aside.

Like watching the pros play the game for you. At night.

Or maybe some tango lessons to impress that person you’ve been seeing for a while now.

If you really feel like spreading your wings a little and taking in the sights, I’d opt for a bird’s eye view with a heli-tour.

Whatever you want to do these guys will do their best to accommodate (just don’t go overboard – they won’t be your therapist for that divorce you’re going through).

You may be a little nervous the first time around. Maybe you’re the shy type, and feel a little awkward when trying something new.

Especially if you’ve got someone you (feel you) have to impress.

Don’t sweat it – Argentina is known for serving up some great liquid courage, so a little vinho (that’s wine), might help before the official match.

I cannot, however, guarantee what the effects of said wine will be like during your match, though.

Either way, that counts as an energy drink, right?

Archer Lana Meme, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Just…wing it whichever way you see fit – you get the idea.

When you’ve had your fill of polo, shower up and hit the pool.

For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Best way to soothe those achy muscles you (probably) haven’t used in years after such a rugged sport.

That and absinthe gummy bears.

Gummy bears for everyone.

Oprah Meme, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, Rego's Life For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina, For The Weekenders Rhodes to Greece Absinthe Gummy Bears Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regos life, regoslife, Casa Cook, Casa Cook Rhodes, Casa Cook Greece, Argentina Polo Day, Argentina Polo Holidays, holiday ideas, travel ideas, travel ideas argentina, travel ideas greece, Absinthe gummy bears recipe, how to make absinthe gummy bears, how to make absinthe gummies, For The Weekenders, For The Weekenders Rego's Life, Rego's Life For The Weekenders, argentina, greece, rhodes, absinthe, alcohol, holiday, vacation, holiday ideas, polo, Polo in Argentina, Sailing in Greece, gummy bears, entrepreneur, leisure, life, holidayideas, travel, luxury, how to make alcoholic gummies, how to make alcoholic gummy bears, gymmy bear flips off Katy Perry

Finding ways to enjoy yourself doesn’t have to be boring.

Work clever, play hard.

As always…

Stay cool,

– Rego

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

For The Weekenders: Rhodes to Greece, Absinthe Gummy Bears, Vinho Fuelled Polo in Argentina… is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life

Musings Episode 84: Running in Place…

Happy Sunday.

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend.

No fancy intro needed here today – let’s just jump right in.

Musings Episode 84: Running in Place…

Someone Told Me Something That Stuck With Me you Have To Envision Your Life And Then Go Backwards I've Been Living By That Motto For A While So I See Where I Need To Be Now I'm Just Backtracking And Trying To Get Back Up There Bruno Mars, Bruno Mars quotes, Rego's Life quotes, Bruno Mars, Musings Episode 84 Running in Place, Rego's Life Musings Episode 84 Running in Place, Musings Episode 84 Running in Place Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't live the same day twice, rat race, entrepreneur, living one day in 70 years, living 70 days in one year, pros and cons of being an entrepreneur, running your own business, pros and cons of having a business, dissatisfaction, tired, routine, schedule, day in day out, job vs business, truth about being an entrepreneur

You’ll remember last week’s episodic musing where I talked about having guts over fear and just getting whatever it is you want to move forward with or start done.

Reason being is because it’s better to start something than to just entertain the thought and never start at all.

Some of you may already be doing this, and that’s good.

Others may still be on the fence.

There’s two types of running in place. I think one of them is more frustrating than the other, but they can both be a thorn in one’s side.

The first, is keeping everything in your life the same.

Living “one day in seventy years,” my great uncle used to say.

This is how most people are.

You have a job, a routine. You wake up, get ready for work, grab a quick breakfast, go to work, have a drink with friends, come back home, watch TV, go to bed, wash, rinse, repeat.

Some have families and do a similar cycle.

I call this the hamster wheel, or rat race type running in place.

You complain, but never get annoyed enough to slip out of your comfort zone and make change.

Growth Is Painful Change Is Painful But Nothing Is As Painful As Staying Stuck Where You Do Not Belong N R Narayana Murthy, Rego's Life quotes, N R Narayana Murthy quotes, N R Narayana Murthy, Musings Episode 84 Running in Place, Rego's Life Musings Episode 84 Running in Place, Musings Episode 84 Running in Place Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, don't live the same day twice, rat race, entrepreneur, living one day in 70 years, living 70 days in one year, pros and cons of being an entrepreneur, running your own business, pros and cons of having a business, dissatisfaction, tired, routine, schedule, day in day out, job vs business, truth about being an entrepreneur

Photo Credit: Philip Haynes

Then you have the second type of running in place.

Or perhaps, it’s a perceived running in place.

The kind where you’ve already started towards something you want to get accomplished, but it feels like you’re going nowhere.

Maybe this is self-perceived. Maybe you’re your own worst critic.

You get a lot accomplished, cover a lot of road, but somehow, at least in your mind, things feel stuck. The speedometer is stuck on slow and no matter how hard you press your foot to the pedal the damn thing won’t go any faster.

You have a schedule, unlike a routine, and things change and progress from day to day, but it never seems to move fast enough.

There’s a similarity with both.

I think this is the side of entrepreneurship that no one really does a hard sell on.

The side most would rather have you not know about.

The side you’ve got to deal with after the motivation and excitement have long passed.

When you’re working a business, there’ll be times you never really feel satisfied with what you’re doing – in the sense that you never really feel satisfied with what you’re accomplishing.

People may feel the same way when it comes to a job, but there’s a difference.

The similarities in the two are just purely the dissatisfaction.

But the key difference is the source of dissatisfaction.

In the context of a job, someone could be dissatisfied with their pay, their boss, their work hours, or the higher ups not taking notice of their work.

In the context of a business, someone could be dissatisfied with the effort they’re putting in, their oversight on an idea they come up with later, their inability to turn into Superman and work around the clock with zero sleep.

I think the former is a dissatisfaction that centers around other people and their approval of a person.

While the latter is a dissatisfaction that centers around yourself and your approval of yourself.

There’s a certain drive that separates entrepreneurs from desk jockeys. Something that separates entrepreneurs from the pack.

Management in companies want this drive in each and everyone of their employees.

The job advert that screams “we want entrepreneurial minded people! Driven people! Motivated people!”

Yet they fail to realise that in the context of a company, that’s a double edged sword.

You’ll have people that have drive, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be submissive and obedient.

You can’t have someone driven and submissive. They’re opposite qualities.

 

It’s where sayings like “sheep get slaughtered and wolves eat” come from.

You may get certain people that are sheep masquerading as wolves, but it only lasts for so long – until they’re willing to crush someone else’s throat to appease their “boss,” in hopes of climbing the corporate ladder.

So really, their sheep masquerading as wolves, but really coyotes in their nature.

When you come across a real wolf, you’re really just playing with fire.

Both types, sheep and wolves, have hopes and dreams. Both start out as motivated and driven. Both take different paths when it comes to progression.

It’s only one that’s easy to control with smoke screens and carrot on a stick incentives.

The feeling of running in place may happen with both, but here’s a message to the entrepreneur:

You’re building your dream. Not some manager’s. Not an executive board’s. Not a company’s. Yours.

Learn to be objective with yourself. Take a step back and look at the progress you’ve made. Use timelines if you have to.

By doing this you’ll realise just how much you’ve moved forward – and if you haven’t moved forward, well then you’ll realise just how much more you should be putting in.

It’s a weird thing to have to deal with. Businesses are like a watched pot. It never boils until you take your eyes off it and step away.

Then sometimes you come back and realise it’s boiling over or you’ve let all the water boil out.

There’s a delicate balance to be maintained.

Step away, then come back.

When you’re in a car, going 90 mph doesn’t seem like a lot.

But when you’re watching from the side of the track, that same car going 90 mph seems like it’s zooming past you.

Learn to be in the driver’s seat and on the sidelines sometimes.

It’ll make things feel a lot less like you’re running in place.

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

Musings Episode 84: Running in Place… is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life

“To travel is to…

Musings: Quote Wednesdays…

To Travel Is To Discover That Everyone Is Wrong About Other Countries Aldous Huxley, Rego's Life Quotes, Aldous Huxley quotes, Aldous Huxley, culture, culture enthusiast, Holiday, Holidays, open mind, Regos Life, regoslife, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, vacation, vacations

When it comes to discussing other countries, everyone has their own opinion…but please, for the love of all things holy, learn to have your own, too – by checking the pudding for proof.

Don’t just listen to the media.

Don’t just take anyone’s word for what a country is like.

Check it out yourself.

Go explore.

Learn something.

You can listen all you want to what other people have to say about other countries – but don’t just blindly believe it. Technology today has us travel more than 5000+/- miles in just under a half day. There’s no excuse to just sit and listen to what your TV (or your friend who’s never been to their immediate neighbouring country) has to say.

For The Weekenders might be up a little late this week…but hopefully it’ll get you inspired to book your next flight.

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.™

Musings Episode 77: Travel…

I’m hoping everyone’s week is off to a good start. While I know I skipped For The Weekenders last week, it’ll run as usual this week…but for this episodic musing I’d like to throw some thoughts your way on something directly related to it – travel.

Let’s get started.

Musings Episode 77: Travel…

To Travel Is To Take A Journey Into Yourself Danny Kaye, rego's life quotes, danny kaye quotes, danny kaye, Musings Episode 77 Travel, Rego's Life Musings Episode 77 Travel, Musings Episode 77 Travel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, holidays, vacations, holiday, vacation, culture, open mind, culture enthusiast, episodic musings

So you’ve been reading the blog for a while now. You’ve learnt about lots of places to go, things to eat, and original things to do.

This time around I’ve really decided to start focusing on travelling abroad more though. Reason being is because I think with the sheer amount of craziness that’s been erupting in politics – xenophobia in particular – that people need to be doing a lot more of this than they currently are.

But a lot more of it with an open mind.

Every time I travel, there’s a certain trend I notice at least once during the trip.

There’s always someone else who is also travelling, but is a complete ass to the people of the country they’re travelling to.

I say this not to rant, but because there’s a certain characteristic that, like I said earlier, each individual that acts like this is missing: an open mind.

When you travel with an open mind, you get to fully experience the culture. You get to taste, feel, breathe, and drink it. It goes beyond hotels and fancy restaurants, gift shops and clothing stores.

Which brings us to the point that there are two types of travellers – the tourist, and the culture enthusiast.

You might want to consider checking if you’re the latter, because you can learn a lot more when you travel if you are.

People Who Don't Travel Cannot Have A Global View All They See Is What's In Front Of Them Those People Cannot Accept New Things Because All They Know Is Where They Live Martin Yan, Rego's Life Quotes, Martin Yan quotes, Martin Yan, Musings Episode 77 Travel, Rego's Life Musings Episode 77 Travel, Musings Episode 77 Travel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, holidays, vacations, holiday, vacation, culture, open mind, culture enthusiast, episodic musings

One’s open minded, one’s not.

What do I mean by open minded though?

Well I find the way most people travel to be rather…boring. Typical. Being a tourists usually goes like this…

You get on a plane. You check into a hotel. You stick to the touristy areas. You buy shit you don’t need. You buy more shit you don’t need. Both of which can actually be purchased at any touristy area in several countries.

You eat at the restaurants that cater to tourist the most.

You make a half assed effort at speaking the language but still really, really prefer English.

You hop on a tour bus.

You hop off a tour bus.

You stick to a guided tour.

……. 😐

The Traveller Sees What He Sees, The Tourist Sees What He Has Come To See Gilbert K Chesterton, Rego's Life Quotes, Gilbert K Chesterton quotes, Gilbert K Chesterton, Musings Episode 77 Travel, Rego's Life Musings Episode 77 Travel, Musings Episode 77 Travel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, holidays, vacations, holiday, vacation, culture, open mind, culture enthusiast, episodic musings

Then there’s the culture enthusiast.

You get on a plane. Sure, you check into a hotel but you do a little research, find something that not every tourist and their grandma knows about.

You explore local areas. You spend your money renting a car and checking out more areas.

You look for good restaurants off the beaten path.

You get a relatively decent grasp of the language, enough to at least be mildly conversational, and discourage using English unless absolutely necessary.

You find out what the locals like to do for fun.

You do what the locals do for fun.

You meet a few cool locals while doing what the locals like to do for fun.

You learn new things.

You avoid guided tours and tour buses like the plague.

What’s the difference between the two?

I like to think of the tourist as someone who observes from the outside – like watching a fish through a glass bowl.

The Traveller Sees What He Sees, The Tourist Sees What He Has Come To See Gilbert K Chesterton, Rego's Life Quotes, Gilbert K Chesterton quotes, Gilbert K Chesterton, Musings Episode 77 Travel, Rego's Life Musings Episode 77 Travel, Musings Episode 77 Travel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, holidays, vacations, holiday, vacation, culture, open mind, culture enthusiast, episodic musings

Yeah, they’re in a country, they sleep, eat, and spend money in it, but rarely do they ever actually touch the culture. Rarely do they ever relate, or even find something or someone to relate to.

While the culture enthusiast actually feels the culture.

They may not end up befriending everyone in the city or area, but they take a little bit of something away while leaving something behind, in the abstract sense.

There’s a saying:

If you talk to a man in a language he understands that goes to his head If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart Nelson Mandela, Rego's Life quotes, Nelson Mandela quotes, Nelson Mandela, Musings Episode 77 Travel, Rego's Life Musings Episode 77 Travel, Musings Episode 77 Travel Rego's Life, Rego's Life, regoslife, episodic musings of a quintessential entrepreneur, travel benefits, travel quotes, travelling, holidays, vacations, holiday, vacation, culture, open mind, culture enthusiast, episodic musings

 

Engage with people from another country and you’ll come to better understand them.

When you begin to understand them more you begin to connect with them more.

When you begin to connect with them more, you begin to relate to them more.

And when you begin to relate to them more, all those walls, all those mental barriers that people put up, that politicians put up, that the media puts up…will slowly start to come down.

Travelling is more than just a good holiday.

It’s a chance to learn something.

A chance to connect with something outside of your comfort zone.

A chance to connect with people you might never get to connect with in your own space.

And when people start connecting with other people in a positive way, well some pretty epic, pretty significant changes to things, and the way you think, can happen.

Look out for Quote Wednesdays this week.

And as always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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

Musings Episode 77: Travel… is a post from and appeared first on Rego’s Life