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Are You Living Unconsciously? Find Out How to Live Deliberately

Are you living unconsciously, and you don’t even know it? Many of us don’t even know that we don’t know.
The best thing you can do with your life is to clearly decide who you want to become and how you want to live.
Once you know that, then you can ‘wake up’ for the hypnosis caused by social conditioning and start living life on your terms.
Life is what you make of it; but you have to do it consciously and intentionally. You and I have to find out what we don’t know and learn to live on a higher plane.

You Have to Know What You Don’t Know

Sometimes, we just grow up in our world and that’s all what we know. And we don’t know what we don’t know. In other words, outside of our reality and outside of what we are currently aware of, we don’t know what’s going on out there. I remember when this idea was presented to me that ‘you can live differently’ and that you don’t have to follow social conditioning or the patterns that society gives to you. And I remember thinking like –Oh! Come on really!?– but then the idea started growing in my mind little by little and I admitted that this may be a possibility though.

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I often meet or observe people who are just existing and living unconsciously. They are kind of sleepwalking in a lot of ways. They go through their routines and they do the things they do and don’t even know why. Are you one of them?

I want to challenge you today to try to find out what you don’t know! And to try to expand your reality. And I think you can do that almost every day. Meaning, you can expose yourself to some kind of education and some kind of situation outside what are comfortable with and what surrounds you.

Wake Up to What You Don’t Know!

  • Why are you eating the way you eat? Have you really educated yourself about what you are eating?
  • Why do you do the things you do?
  • Why do you live the way you live?
  • Why do you live where you live?
  • Why do you do the work you do?
  • Why do you drive the car you drive?
  • Why do you have the friends you have?

These are a couple of ideas that you can start exploring and eventually figure out that there are other ways to do them. And I am not saying you have to change everything, I am just inviting you to be more conscious, more alert, more intentional and more deliberate. I want you to step outside your world and say –wait a minute, I like what I am doing but I want to add this or that and alter my life and make improvements–

Wake Up and Question Your Life

My challenge to you is the following. Sit down with your family and best friends and discuss with them the idea of changing your life. Most importantly, look at every aspect of your life and question it ‘why am I doing that?’ ‘is that the best way to live?’ The goal is to choose the best path for you and not just keep going unconsciously.

Wake up! Get excited, expose yourself to new ideas, challenge conventional thinking, and constantly expose yourself to new ideas.

We are always going to be unconscious of certain things we don’t know yet, and the goal then is to keep learning more and more new things constantly so that you expand and grow and live the best life you possibly can!



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How to Take Your Life From ‘Blah’ to AWESOME!

Life is just far too short to be lame! And yes, it’s a choice. You get to choose. Life is what you make of it. Make it awesome.  In this blog post I share the proven principles that helped me move from a very difficult start and living on the streets, to living an incredible life.

Is It Possible to Live an Awesome Life!

I want to tell you how to take your life from ‘blah’ to AWESOME! It’s totally possible and you should do it!

I often ask people what their most dominant emotion is and how they feel most of the time and I want to ask you that. So take a minute to consider what you feel most of the time. For a lot of the people the response is frustration or anger. And a lot of other people say it’s just ‘blah’!

So I want to share three quick principles to help move your life from ‘blah’ to awesome!

#1 Do Things  That Excite You

 If you have a passion, get excited about it, work on it, develop talents and spend some time doing those things that excite you. Do something that lights your fire so that when you think about it, when you talk about it and when you do it, it makes you feel alive!

#2 Do Things That Are Meaningful

A lot of people go through life without any real meaning. They’re not doing anything that matters. So ask yourself that. What have I done this year that really matters? Don’t allow yourself to cheat and give bogus answers. Really take a solid and honest look to at your life. What am I really doing that matters? 

So do the things that matter, find your purpose and live it.

#3 Do Things That Are Fulfilling

Do things that are fulfilling and things that bring tremendous  rewards to your life. It may be expressing your talents or, it might be in serving others and helping others be happier. Do something that just brings so much fulfilment and makes you feel great when you are doing it!

Live an Awesome Life

So if you’re in a job that is kind of ‘blah’ job, look for a change. If you are living in an area that is kind of ‘blah’ right now, move. If your marriage and relationships are kind of ‘blah’, improve them. Get excited about life again and get going! Do something that excites you, do something that is meaningful and really matters and do something that is really fulfilling!



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Why Do You Live Where You Live?

Living in Costa Rica is amazing. We love it here. We live here because we want to live here. You too, can live where you want to live. If you could live anywhere, would you live where you do?


I want to ask you a question: Why do you live where you live?

In 2007, we listened to an audio program called “How to Be a No Limit Person” by –Dr. Wayne W. Dyer– and it really affected us! We were driving through Mexico on our way to Costa Rica for the first time and he asks:

  • Why do you live where you live?
  • If you could take yourself of the earth and look back at the whole earth and choose anywhere to live, where would you live?

Then he asks “why don’t you live there?”


So, I just want to bring that up and ask you:

Are you living where you really want to live?Not because your ancestors moved there or because of a job, but because you really want to LIVE THERE.Kids and me in sea

Right now we are living in southern Costa Rica, walking through the rainforest where there are animals and plants, fresh food and mosquitos, and big, nasty bugs. And there are things like that. For example, we don’t have a water heater so we take cold showers and the power goes out sometimes, but we’re here because we want to be here! We love it! We love the beach, we love the lifestyle! Costa Rica doesn’t even have an army or military and it is such a peaceful place, with a beautiful culture that loves family. It is a good life, but we choose this life.


So I just want to challenge you to stop and take a look at your life and see if you are choosing it. But don’t blame anything or make any excuses. Just look at your life and if you chose to live there and do what you’re doing, then that’s great, as long as it is your own choice, it’s deliberate,and you are living life on your terms. If not, then have the COURAGE to CHANGE!


First of all, it is because this is one of the unique places in central America where the mountains come right out of the ocean, and so we get the mountains as well as the coast and we love both. We can go enjoy the beach, and we can be in the mountains hiking, running, mountain biking, as well as have cooler temperatures, huge waterfalls and beautiful rivers where we can swim with our kids. Second, we have the opportunity to grow different food. We live on an organic farm from which we get fresh meat, amazing salads, and incredible fruits and vegetables. It’s also an amazing community with cool people from all over the world! 

So I invite you today to choose your place. Get out and explore, learn, and create the life you want to live!REACH UPWARD!


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9 Ideas That Change Your Life

Here are 9 ideas that change your life.

❶ “Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”

❷ “People are always blaming their circumstances. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world get up and find the circumstances they want. And if they cannot find them, make them.” George Bernard Shaw

❸  Kill the rats in your cellar. (No, I’m not actually talking about a real cellar, silly.  Hint: It’s about your bad habits and attitudes that you try to keep hidden from others.  KILL THEM!)

❹  Forgive in order to be forgiven.

❺  1 Pet 5:5  “For God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace unto the humble.” Grace has been defined as “enabling power.” God resists the proud and gives power to the humble. I know which one I want to strive for.

❻  If you don’t sow, you can’t reap.

❼  Deliver the goods.

❽  Nothing gets better until you do.

❾  Everything gets better when you do.



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