Musings Episode 33: Take it Easy…

This past weekend I’ve been mainly focusing on one thing and one thing only – taking it easy, relaxing, and just stepping away from it all.

The thing about being an entrepreneur is, sometimes you can make your own self a little loopy. Driven by your own passions and desires, your thirst for success can be so bad you want it just as bad as you wanna breathe. It can put you in a real state, often for the better, sometimes not so much.

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95% of the time this is a great tool to utilize. The other 5% it can try and drown you.

So once again, like last weekend, this morning I get up around 6:45/7:00 a.m. and find myself up an hour early – guess I still haven’t gotten used to the hour fallback. Anyway, soaking in the quietness on a Sunday, eventually I make my way to the den and pop on Netflix. Since recently seeing Iron Man 3 I was up for watching some more of Robert Downey Jr.‘s acting, and stumbled across this one movie from the early 1990’s called “Heart and Souls.”

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Long story short it’s a good film, I suggest you check it out. It starts out in the beginning showing 4 people’s lives who are all tied to this one kid being born into the world (Downey Jr.) while they all end up dying at the same time.

There’s this one line in the film that really grabs my attention, so I thought I’d share it with you all. It’s the part where Harrison is arguing with Thomas about stage fright. Thomas delivers the knockout “punch” of a phrase that finally gets Harrison to buck up and be a man – even if he’s a dead man:

Harrison Winslow: Who came up with this ridiculous concept anyway? Resolve your entire life in one bold stroke? What if I fail? And I will. I’ll fail. I’m telling you. I always fail. Then my whole life will be a complete failure.

Thomas Reilly: No offense, Harrison. But you died a failure because you never tried.

That last bit – right there. Harrison died a failure because he never tried.

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Instead he worked himself into such a frenzy of nerves everytime he was about to try, the guy literally talked himself out of trying at all.

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This is what people have a tendency of doing every day, especially when it comes to the biggest things that count in life.

When it comes to starting a new business, people freak out and think of all the “what if’s” of failure, instead of all the different successes.

If a guy likes a girl and he wants to talk to her his own thoughts stop him because he’s too busy thinking of all the different ways she can reject him – instead of all the different ways she could actually accept him.

A girl who won’t go to the gym because she thinks everyone there will only make fun of her because of her size, instead of just saying “screw everyone else” and doing it for herself, and herself alone.

People continue this over and over again and never once think to learn from the past and break the cycle.

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If you never try, you’ll never know…and if you never know, you never grow. If you can take the time out to handle a big project for your boss, or buckle down when it comes to your family, wife/husband or kids, you can do the same when it comes to yourself.

The key is just giving yourself a good push.

Instead of asking yourself about “what could go wrong,” instead, ask yourself these four questions:

What would happen if you did?

What would happen if you didn’t?

What wouldn’t happen if you did?

What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t?

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So for an easy example:

What would happen if you did go to the gym?

What would happen if you didn’t go to the gym?

What wouldn’t happen if you did go to the gym?

What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t go to the gym?

Asking yourself these 4 questions is a good way to push out fear, and take it easy on yourself by not over thinking things. I’ll be expanding on this further tomorrow in my “Make it Mondays” post on my official website. Be sure to drop by and have a look. All it takes is a little bit of practice, every day.

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For now, this is what I want you to do:

Take a pen and paper, and think up one thing you’ve had on your mind and have thought about doing but have been too fearful. Take that thought, and ask yourself the four questions above:

What would happen if you did?

What would happen if you didn’t?

What wouldn’t happen if you did?

What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t?

I’m curious to know your answers so after, go ahead and comment below. There’s a really great post on this by Niurka as well, which you can check out after you’re done commenting here.

As always…

Stay awesome. 😉

– Rego

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For The Weekenders: Weekend of a Spy…Daniel Craig Style.

So lately I’ve been really into my fitness routines and all things adventurous – long story short I’m getting the “itch” – no, not for that, Smacky Brown – for travel. Anyway combined with my undying love and obsession for consistently building that perfect body I’ve also got an undying love and obsession for discovering new, epic things to do in new, epic places.

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All while trying to avoid running over camels…obviously.

To top it all off I’ve once again been watching my favorite Bond films lately and even had time to finally check out Iron Man 3 – but Daniel Craig won me over a bit more than Robert Downey Jr., and now I find myself thinking up all sorts of excuses to take a holiday and go somewhere “exotic,” and bring someone “exotic” with me so we can bask in “exoticism” together….for lack of a better word. *shrugs* you get the idea.

So here’s a list of 3 of many of the BEST spots to check out if you’ve got the dosh for it…and if you don’t – who cares – the whole philosophy of Rego’s Life is to BUILD and IMPROVE your life – not keep you where you are so you end up sitting there like some kind of tit with your thumb stuck up your bum.

…Sorry.

I’m edgy when I’m restless.

So read, read on my modern friend – then DO. Enjoy.

Sometimes, in business and work, we have tense days where we need to, y’know, relax. Escape. Take up yoga. Partake in some volcanic island hopping across the Galapagos.

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With a yacht.

More of the latter than the former.

This can all be done. Here’s how it’s gonna go – you’ll book a flight first to UIO (Mariscal Sucre International Airport), then GPS (Seymour Airport). I know, the terms are confusing – try and keep up. You’ll then be met and greeted by some rather friendly people who will guide you to your ship – and let the fun begin. So when that exotic friend of yours sees someone holding up a sign with your name on it – act like it’s not the first time that’s happened. Just think to yourself, WWCD – “What Would Craig Do?” – that’s right – he’d play it cool.

Board the yacht and prepare for bliss as you’re directed to your private cabin while your guest looks around in excitement – why yes, that is a hot tub they just caught sight of port side.

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…and why yes – that is your cabin in true stylish fashion.

Not only will you get to enjoy the benefits of luxury seafaring, but you’ll also have the joys of a private chef, and a well stocked bar. Never hurts to have a well stocked bar. From there prepare to enjoy 7 nights of nature’s finest enjoyments including volcanic formations, giant turtles and some seriously talented penguins (yes, penguins – the warm climate kind). Spend some time anchored off Genovesa Island‘s bay and chill out with some more turtles while snorkeling with a few sea lions.

Grab your “date” and hop on a panga – as they ask “where are we going?” you’ll shush them only to say the surprise is in the wait – then head out to chill with a full day of horse treks, proper bottle nosed dolphins, and a salt water lake smack in the middle of the island – not to mention checking out some boobies.

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As in, red footed boobies. You know – the bird – what the hell were you thinking?

Being pretty tired you’ll head back to the yacht and enjoy the last few moments in the jacuzzi with enough drinks to forget how you slipped on Prince Philip Steps while trying to impress. It’s okay – it happens to everyone…I guess.

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After all that relaxation you’ll be wanting to go for something with a bit more thrill, and a bit less chill. What’s something you like more than yachts and tucked away little islands? That’s right – associating with former F1 drivers and racing across the desert in oh, I don’t know…Bugatti’s – or Ferrari’s, if you’re into that.

But of course you’re into that – you’re aiming for a top class experience, so nothing but the best will suffice. So here’s the rundown: meet up in Muscat, Oman. Grab the keys and do a donut (just for childish fun and to make up for that last “impressive move” you fudged up on) before you speed onto the desert highway. Be sure to look plenty stylish and bring some snacks for the road as it’s a 5 day trip, and the last thing you need is an empty tank (aka stomach) while your car’s is full. Proceed to tear through the desert as you make your way to Yas.

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Try not to spill your snacks – it’s leather interior – it deserves respect.

Make your way to the empty quarter and go wild, now’s your time to shine and bust out your best moves, it’s not everyday you get to abuse some asphalt and not get pulled over for it. Have a rest with a drink or two, sober up then hit the road again – time to head up to the mountains and take advantage of the sights, you’re no photographer but act like one and snap away my friend.

Cross over to Saudi Arabia and bump fists with Damon Hill ever so non-chalantly before you cruise over to Yas Island and enjoy the thrills of seeing an F1 race – one of which you’re both invited, and encouraged to take a test lap on. All that illegal racing from your teen years finally paid off.

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WOOO.

Enough adrenaline already – you’ve had your feet in the sand and the wind in your hair – now it’s time for a cool down. With a villa. In a jungle. A Costa Rican jungle. Yeah – things are about to get wild – no pun intended.

This isn’t for your mates, that’s for sure. You’re going to want to spend this time with someone closest to you who you’ve known for quite some time – a 24 hour minimum is perfectly acceptable. Make sure they’re not afraid of heights – and if they are that’s alright, it gives an excuse to get closer while you head up the mountain in a 4×4 truck. Feel free to forward your thanks to Kurà Design Villas, the genius behind the scenery.

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You have to admit – it’s a pretty epic view. *nods*

After getting your fill of feeling like Indiana Jones for a few moments prepare to have your jaw drop but try to avoid it from happening in front of your in the moment S.O. – the villa you ordered up is just as breathtaking as the person you brought along with you.

With amenities like an ocean view and 15′ bamboo ceilings, you’ll be taking more photos of the place itself than anything else. After a 4×4 ride up the mountains chances are you’re a little sweaty, so watch as even showering becomes a unique experience with double rain showers and that same ocean view – now would be the time to make sure you’ve been hitting the gym frequently – no frosted glass here, buddy.

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From there order up some food from the a la carte dinner menu and grab a choice bottle of wine from your very own cellar – while you wait for your food, feel free to shuffle over with two wine glasses from the bedroom past the ceiling-to-floor windows and “hang out” in the hammock on your private terrace with some binoculars. Look out at the grand scenery until *knock knock* – room service.

Wait about 45 minutes for the food to settle and kill some more time talking about things you just so happened to learn while finally getting a chance to brush up on National Geographic seeing as you haven’t watched animal planet in about 3 years, then press play on the best playlist your iPod has and head down to the saltwater (no chlorine here) infinity pool you’ve been ever so delightfully graced with – which did I mention has an underwater sound system?

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Yeah.

Bond himself would be jealous.

You can thank me later. For now…

Stay classy. 😉

– Rego

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For The Weekenders: Gravity-Free Plane Rides, Bruce Lee Surfing, Drive-In Movies

All this week I’ve been itching for some creative fun things to do. So I got to thinking of all the things I like – and this is what was created. Enjoy.

I’ve always been a fan of travel – travelling on planes especially. Flying above the clouds at 37,000 feet always seemed so calming for me…floating would’ve been even cooler…and now I can – and now you can…with Zero G.

These guys, are pure genius. If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, and feel what it’s like to float effortlessly from your bedroom to the living room – they can deliver. Well, minus the living room and bedroom. But you can catch drops of water in mid air with your mouth, just by floating your way over to them.

It’s like Hungry Hungry Hippos…but cooler.

It works a little like this:

You grab a few buddies who are thrill seekers like yourself or maybe just like doing kung fu moves mid-air without risk of injury and slow motion style, and you book 4-5 reservations for a trip on a Boeing 727. Sounds pretty standard, no? Well, did I mention this particular 727 is modified to do parabolic arcs?

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Yeah. Pretty insane.

So once you’re all booked and paid up, you head on over to Las Vegas, this Saturday, grab your new flight gear and suit up, shuffle over to the plane, board, and away you go. It’s from here the cap’n does a few whirls and loops until boom – gravity free…and you’re floating, effortlessly like a dandelion in the wind (poetic much?). Just don’t get too caught up in the moment and close your eyes – lest you bump into your best mate and end up bumping heads – literally.

It costs a few grand for this insane adventure, but it’s well worth it and most definitely a story worth looking back on and telling. The best part is it’s not just Las Vegas you can make your reservation at – but numerous other cities, such as New York. So when you ring up your guys/girls this weekend and ask what they’re up for, ask yourself: what sounds better? Beers at the usual bar, or gravity free high flying oh-em-gee adventures? The answer is clear.

So after all that mid-air slow-mo kung-fu judo action, you don’t want the good, high flying times to end. What do you do? Well, you hop over from Vegas to L.A., call up that girl/guy you’ve been wondering about regarding how good they look in swimwear, and make it a good excuse to try some at the beach martial arts. In the water. On a paddle board. Did I mention in the water?

Don’t take that wave set. I will Judo kick your ass the next time you cut me off for my set.

In being a fan of the ocean, fitness, and at one point taking three different forms of martial arts plus fencing all in one go, this is probably the most fun hands down…I won’t lie – I scream like a little fan girl every time I think of the awesomeness of whoever took such an idea and put it into an activity like this. It’s downright original, and refreshing…it will also kick the absolute crap out of your core.

Dammit Jack. You had one job. Don’t let go. Was that so hard? Now reach, dammit, like your life depends on it.

Looking for that extra step to carve your abs even more? Congratulations – I present to you a solution.

Paddle board martial arts is more than just a fun time – it’s a work out. Think about it – you’re there trying to do crane poses and high kicks, but not on a nice dojo mat, no, and not even on the wood floors we’ve all grown so familiar with – but instead, a board. A paddle board. That sways back and forth with not just the help of the ocean, but any tiny little movement you make.

Master this and you’ve officially gained bragging rights to say you outgrew the dojo, the pond was too small and you needed an ocean (did I just make a pun? I believe I did.)

Classes can be found held off of Marina Mother’s Beach, D-Basin, Marina Del Rey, and run four times a week, two of which are by reservation only. Check out the full details on scheduling here.

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Ninja status.

So your wish came true and you got to see that that hottie does look great when they hit up the beach, and have now invited them out for a movie…but a regular movie is so…well, regular. Also you can’t drink at movie theaters. Boo. No fun.

But wait, what if I told you you could? In fact, you could eat, drink, and be merry? Picture a movie theater with a beer garden….that also serves wine. Not to mention thin crust pizza – and quality burgers. A whole menu, really.

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Classic, meet modern day.

Boredom of standard movie theater, meet Coyote Drive-In. Created back in 2011 by four guys who envisioned their perfect idea of a great, super chill time, they went ahead and kicked it old school, making a blast from the past become reality once more with a Drive-In movie set up located in friendly Forth Worth, Texas. They didn’t reinvent the wheel – just pulled it from the dusty corners of the garage and cleaned it up.

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Vintage.

I remember going to the drive-in when I was a kid, thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread. Located in a small little town and one of the few left, it was the highlight of my weekends after school.

10-15 years later and I still get stoked just thinking about it. The comfort of your car. The sounds, voices, special effects pumping out through your own vehicle’s speakers, just by tuning to the assigned station. The much desired privacy when you and your date have that moment…wait – what…? Rego, you mean no awkward strangers slurping the last of their soda while eyeing me stealing a kiss anymore…? I’d say that’s win.

I can watch Iron Man 3 or Fast & Furios 6 and finally put those Audio Bahn speakers to good use I invested a fortune in, for more than just music you ask? You sure can.

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Welcome to the future…with a little bit of the past. Drive-Ins, congrats. You were missed enough to be brought back. Clearly, you must be doing something right.

– Rego

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