Octavio Cifuentes – How to Get Banned From A 3rd World Country




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And with me today is Octavio Cifuentes . I said it right. That’s Nicaraguan, isn’t it?
Yeah, man, how do you know?
Yeah, it’s like I cut out the first part where I guess the wrong one.
It’s all good. It’s all good. It’s fantastic.
Octavio. Do you want to give the listeners a little background on who you are and what companies you’re part of?
Ah, yeah, absolutely, man. So my name is Octavio like you said earlier and I am one of the CO owners here at FCX Wellness in Boca Raton, Florida. I’m also one of the founders of recovery through repetition, here in Boca Raton soon to be launched in Pennsylvania and California. So yeah, that’s one of the that’s mostly what I do. We’re out. We’re actually about to launch a supplement line as well. So you know, just move it forward, evolving everyday man.
So owning, owning FTX isn’t enough, recovery through repetition isn’t enough. supplement line isn’t enough? Is it safe to say that you suffer from a malady where what you have isn’t enough? And Has that ever played a role in your life?
I think we had this conversation yesterday, nothing is enough, right? I love creating I love being an entrepreneur. And it’s funny, because I always thought that the dream was for me was owning a gym. That’s it. I was like, man, I need to own my own gym. And I’ll be that’ll be set. Right. And then of course, that dream happened, I reached that goal. And it just keeps up all the opportunities keep opening up. And of course, for me, I love the excitement of something new. And you know, yesterday during our men’s meeting, and I said it into my shares like, I love taking the fun out of everything I love and seeing what that could do with, you know,
and pleasing everything you can get out of everything that you like,
exactly. You know what the worst thing is, I didn’t even get that I you know, I have a podcast, as well. And one of my guests was like, Hey, this is it. This is what I do. My wife says this, I was like, Oh my God. And then I mentioned it to my wife. My wife told me Two weeks later, she’s like, see, you do that, too. And then
and then yesterday, I heard a Charlotte man.
So everybody’s telling me the same thing, right? I love you know, I love something new, the next great thing. And then I squeeze everything out of it, I see what I can do. And then all sudden, another opportunity opens through that. And then I go all out in that. So yeah, I’m pretty sure I have that disease of never enough seeing
that you’re on the show. We all seem to have a common affliction. Have we found something in the past that maybe wasn’t good for, for our well being that we took and started doing more and more and maybe consequences happen? What’s your experience look like in the drugs and alcohol field?
Wow, man, that’s a it’s a sad one. You know, I’m not gonna say that, you know, I ended up in jail or anything like that I should have? Absolutely. I found alcohol and drugs. And I was 13 years old. I was living in a third world country where, you know, we could go to bars at 14 years old. I’m 15 years old. I come from a long line of alcoholics. It was I was warned by my family that genetically predisposed to this disease. But of course, as a 14 year olds, I mean, wouldn’t, that’s not going to happen to me. I was privileged enough to go to school at Louisiana State University. And I started flourishing into the alcoholic and drug addict that I really was. I went back home and lied to my parents and my family that I had graduated for years, you know, I went home and I didn’t feel good enough to who I was. And I started drinking and drugging. So basically, I got kicked out of a country moment. I don’t know how many people could say that. But yeah, I was asked to leave a country. So I’m not going to get into my war story. But war stories for me is like, Hey, everybody, we’ve we’ve had them. I just say I was kicked out of a country. I came, I came to the states 10 years ago, with 600 bucks in my pocket two days sober, and started my journey from there. Now I’m not saying it’s been a great journey, I, you know, had a huge relapse here in my home group. So you’ve shared my story with you. And had a huge relapse. And after 10 years, I found myself in rehab last November. But it’s been the greatest thing that could have happened to me, just the amount of blessings I’ve had, since I went back to rehab in November, as a 40 year old man. I’m gonna start crying. I’m just thinking about it. You know, my wife was pregnant. We’ve been trying to have a kid for three years. I know you’re a father. So you know how that feels. Business is doing better than ever. I’m more focused, and everything I do. And I love who I am. And that’s crazy. I found, you know, I thought, you know, I was blessed enough that I had all the blessings and the promises come true. Really, really fast in my sobriety, the first time around. And this time, I pray for slow promises, you know, but unfortunately, you know, hey, two months sober. Guess what? You’re pregnant. Oh, man. Okay, so that doesn’t get you in check. Hey, buddy, your businesses blowing up and guess what your nonprofit is spreading like wildfire? Because you’re so because of your passion because of this? And what I mean, how am I supposed to live my life and I try to get better every day. If I’m not sure because my disease won’t allow me to, you know, and especially being an entrepreneur, you know, it’s not that nine to five thing, it’s, you know, I’m, I’m a lack of do I wake up at five in the morning, every day, create habits. And I’m here, I’m the first one in the gym. And I’m usually the last one out. It’s just who I am.
What are some of the habits and routines that you have? As far as your morning goes,
we’ve been evolving ever since. But, you know, rehab. I went back to basics man, I wake up at 515 every day, every day, it does, even if it’s Sunday night’s sleep, and I just, I can’t see past 515 It’s a sad thing. But I wake up and I go, I hit my knees. Straight up. If I know I miss hitting my knees, something’s not going to be right for the rest of the day. To you’re gonna laugh and my life, my wife actually laughed at me. But I started using the calm out for some meditation because my head just flies. I’ve been meditating. A while there’s there’s five minute meditations, there’s 10 minute meditations, I’m up to 17 minutes. And that seemed like a lifetime before, but it’s really calming man. I do that I hit my prayers. I actually speak to my dad that passed away 10 years ago, and asked for guidance. That’s it every day. And I also believe for me, I know that working out, um, sets the tone for my day, you know, it’s me time. I’m not I don’t have a lot of it. So I get into the gym early, I get to work on myself physically. And
that’s what I’m doing.
And do you think having a good routine in the morning that you get your own time has played a big role in your recovery and in the success in your business.
I cannot emphasize how important it is for me, routine for me.
It’s so effective for me that when I try travel or when I have to like when I travel with my wife, and that’s a big thing we do together for our relationship. She knows how important it is for me, right? So she’ll wake up at seven. She’s an early bird too. But I’m gone. All right, I’m already I’m in the gym, there’s a must, that in every hotel wherever we’re at, has to have some kind of gym. Because that’s, that makes me hold. I know, I have to have my quiet time. I know I’m always reading something. And if it’s not recovery based, it’s more like self help. And involvement. I truly believe that I have to work on myself daily, and keep myself if I’m not moving forward, I’m moving backwards. And the biggest thing for me this year has been really letting go of our mistakes. You know, mistakes happen during the past. And I know I struggled through that for years. Just not letting go. It’s a self imposed prison. And I, you know, everyone I talked to is like, Dude, it’s no one’s judging, just let it go. And you know how heavy it is to. We’ve all made mistakes, but there are lessons, there’s lessons learned of what I went, you know, where I went wrong. You know, I met you what, at the Wednesday night meeting, what, five, six years ago when it was six months. And it grew into like, 50 guys sweating, and uncomfortable, but it was the coolest thing ever. Right? And that was the place to be every Wednesday night. If you weren’t there. You weren’t cool. You know?
If you are not at the cool meeting, you are not cool.
Right? And then it’s, you know, and then it evolved. And then let’s see, sell remains, man. I know for a fact for me, I can go to McSweeney’s I’m just not good at them. I pay attention. I know that men’s meetings for me, I could bare my soul and I won’t be judged. There’s entrepreneurs there. There are just guys are some really deep time sober thoughts. And and yesterday, I said it, I feel home. I feel home and management, mixed feelings. I’m still a little introvert. You know, and I can be a chameleon that can be the greatest guy on the planet, but I won’t feel comfortable. And that’s where, you know, that’s where I come. I come to life, you know?
Yeah, I think there’s a good level of the comfortability in the men’s meeting where maybe you’re not trying to think so much about like, if I share and I say something that I’m going to look cool for that person over there. Like for myself, you know, when I share, it’s very much just, this is my experience, and hopefully, someone will get something out of it. And you touched on and I’d like to go back a bit that you do a lot of reading there anything in the past year to that you’ve come across the tat of really big impact on your life.
Man, it depends, man. So like I said, I love you know, there’s some deep books that I still can’t wrap my mind around like Sermon on the Mount, you know, I just can’t you know, it’s all fear based, but I’m like, that’s too deep for me. As an entrepreneur, right now, I’m reading something really, really cool. It’s called man up by BK Vedra school in a and that’s not even a shameless plug. I mean, this guy just puts it in in straight you know, he’s in the same space as I am in health and fitness. He owns what probably the fastest growing franchise in the United States when it comes to gyms and this guy is he’s an immigrant. He’s, you know, he’s done it all. But everything that I read, that’s really impact, I always take a little snippet of everything I do. I always I don’t know if you guys read life for purpose. Check it out. The monk that Sold His Ferrari another good one. We have the warrior. And I really love I don’t know if you guys have ever read Paolo Coelho The Alchemist that, check it out. And I think he’s, you done a couple of ones that are really good that I read. I can’t read these thick 300 page books, he had 400 page books, I try to keep them under 200 pages. Just to keep moving, you know?
Yeah. And I think reading and self improvement, that’s one of those things that I know for myself, like I could get addicted to. And it’s that type of personality, where, like, the, the drinking wasn’t really the problem is my personality of I take something that I like, and then it was like, you know, what I like to do read, and then is like 100 books later and and as I Oh, I could tell you everything about all these books,
I like to walk with a book bag full of books. That’s what I want to do. So then you’ll trail run for 100 miles, you know, and then you get into that, and then you bring that out, dude, that’s my life.
As an entrepreneur, dude, I really recommend
mastering the Rockefeller habits. I don’t know if you’ve read that one.
It’s literally next on my Oh, my audible
man that is legit. And also scaling up.
Check that out. That’s a really good one. And, you know, it’s just, I love that kind of stuff. I really do. And if it’s not it, you know, I love Netflix, like anybody else’s just I realized this thing this year that and I’m from all future or, you know, current dad’s like, personal time, and TV time are going to get cut out really, really quick. So I’ve been trying to train myself that, you know, it’s, it’s going to go away. So I’ve been reading. And that’s what I mentioned, you know,
what I’ve gotten in, in my five, six months of fatherhood has been very much a it’s basically a perpetual. Everybody else has already had kids, and then they tell you just you wait until this thing happens. So like, and now I find myself doing too, like, I, we met our neighbors across the street, and they’ve got a three month old and ours is five months. And then it’s like, oh, man, like, do you do anything that can that like, you can make him laugh like, with with my son, like, if you clap his hands, the other like, he starts laughing? And, and he’s like, Oh, no, like, I don’t have anything that like, I can just make him laugh. Like sometimes he smiles and I’m like, Ah, man, once he laughs It’s the best and then other people. Yeah, I was talking with with Josh. And he’s like, once they start crawling, it’s a whole different world. And then other people, once they start walking, it’s a whole different world. Once that, but everyone pretty much ends up just wait till they become teenagers and they suck. That’s that’s what I gather from having a kid. It’s everything’s great until they’re teenagers. And then you just do it again and get a small one.
Man, I’m excited. I used to be scared, scared, scared about what’s coming on. But I’m really excited about fatherhood. Um, you know, it’s funny, I have the, the opportunity to meet a lot of people in my realm as as a personal trainer, or as a coach. And one of my clients is like, Hey, I have four kids. They are 30 to 20. And whoever said that parenting is over at 18 is alive, because I gotta leave for the next four weeks, because two of them are moving out, I gotta go set up their apartment, another one is having their tonsils put out, I gotta go take care of him. And she’s like, what happened to 18? And then they leave? You know, they’re 30. And I’m still hoping I’m other. That’s what my mom says about me. You know? It is man. Uh, you know, it’s, it’s what we’ve prayed for. It’s funny, you know, if you look back at everything, I’ve prayed for the last three years over over God, I need to get back into the rooms God I need, you know, I would love to be a father. And all this and not everything is happening, you know. And it all comes back to what faith CUF
is played a huge role in my recovery as well in Do you just have faith in the recovery department? Or does it play a role in everything.
So, for me, if I don’t have faith and everything, it’s you don’t really have faith. And that’s my opinion, and my opinion only, right. So I come from a huge Catholic based, family of line, Roman Catholic, and my mom goes to church twice a day, and prays for an hour a day, besides those two hours that she’s at church. So for me, when I was old enough to say I don’t want to go anymore. I just walked or stepped away from the church. My sister on the other hand, when she saw me getting on my worst with my alcoholism, in my drug addiction, she stepped away from that party life, you know, and, you know, really grew closer to the church, and she’s super religious as well. Very, very strong Catholics, I am a non practicing Catholic, I I find God in the rooms and everything else. I really pray every morning for myself, my family, this country, this world, everybody the sick and suffering and everything else. So I really believe that in my life, faith is everything. And it’s crazy, because I’m always I was look at the field on and it’s about results and tangible results, and faith. How do you prove it? How do you have these conversations with people that are? My clients are multi millionaires, you know, some of them are billionaires. And they’re like, Well, you know, I’m not, you know, I’m not, I don’t have faith, but I’ve done this on my own. I was like, Man, that’s, that’s amazing. But I know I’m at my best, when I’m lined up with God’s will.
Yeah. And for me, with my experience with faith, when I first when I first came in, they say you have to have a God of your understanding a higher power. I wasn’t really in. I didn’t, I didn’t really believe that anything would work. But I was willing to prove that it didn’t work, which the opposite of that is, I was willing to do whatever it took. And so in order to prove that it didn’t work, I jumped in 100%. And for me, I’m very much results oriented, I’m very much a, a person that values, if you can put a number on something, then it counts. And if you can’t put a number on something, then you’re just talking about nothing. And the unfortunate thing with faith is that there isn’t a set law, if you pray for five minutes, you’re going to get like 80 prayer points. And if you pray for 10 minutes, you get 97. And with 97, that’s when you start landing big clients, like there’s no direct correlation. It’s very much just, I’ve, I’ve just kind of changed it from levels and measuring to just as much as I hate things that aren’t quantifiable, just a feeling. And I know, when I’m letting go when I am letting the universe unravel how it’s supposed to, I know when I am trying to take control. And sometimes I need to take a step back and take an objective look at my life and say, am I acting in faith? Or am I acting in fear? Am I letting the universe play out how it’s supposed to? Or am I deciding what needs to happen, and then forcing my will on everybody else, and all the big opportunities that I’ve had in my life, and we’ve had companies that we acquired 50,000 60,000 70,000 customers in one fell swoop that fell into my lap, and then others times, where I’ve been fighting tooth and nail for a couple hundred bucks on someone that I don’t even want to do work with, I just decided I need to do this. And I’m going to send 1000 email, follow ups call them every day for an opportunity that I told myself that I wanted the turns out, I didn’t actually want but once I’ve let go and say, You know what, I’m going to let this play out. However it’s supposed to play out, then that person calls me and says, I want to restructure everything so that it’s in your favor, I recognize that I’ve been a breath in this negotiation, and that I want to give you everything you want. And then some and it always happens. exactly when I let go.
Letting go. You know, I used to make fun of it all the signs on, you know, on our walls in our God.
This too shall pass. Oh my god.
Things and all sudden, it’s not real. It can’t be real, it doesn’t work. And all of a sudden, you start letting go. And you’re like, man, I didn’t really don’t control anything. Right? I can control how I react to everything else. Like man, I’m going to give you a quick example of my last week. And this is crazy, because my partner is a normal, right? He’s a doctor, and he’s super pragmatic. And he’s the biggest optimist on the planet. He’s like, oh, man, we’re gonna, we have unicorns in the sky. And we’re going to live there, and everything’s going to be great. I’m the other guy. I’m like, we work hard to get up there. Right. But it doesn’t exist, you got to keep working. So we’re a perfect union Yang. But yesterday comes over. He’s like, odd. I don’t know what happened in the last two weeks. But your mental shift has been amazing. Everybody you had beef with or resentment or anything else that was holding us back with some other stuff. You have sat down? You know, just when I said, basically, I was okay, what was my fault? What was my attitude? How can I make this right? And all of a sudden, the floodgates of opportunity became open. And it’s insane how just letting go of this false power or control that we all think we have is just basically a wall. You know, keeping you from what the universe really wants is, it’s crazy. Like, I made a mess of some, you know, some friends of mine that I thought he was mad at me. When I was mad at him that created these stories. I was like, Hey, man, what’s going on? How do we make this right? I approached it like, hey, how can I make this right? I’m sorry, if I did anything wrong? How can you know? And he’s like, Dude, this is just storytelling in your head. I was like, Man, you know, you’re right. I’m sorry.
And then
during the negotiation, how do I do this with, you know, one of our biggest contract? And they’re like, you know, you’re right. We should have done this, this and this, I just told them how I felt instead of being resentful. Okay, guys, I really don’t feel that, you know, you made me feel really awkward. The other day, though, when I was in this office, I just want to start off with that, because I don’t want to have a resentment towards you guys. Because we’ve been working together for over three years. And they’re like, Man, that’s really good. Because we wanted to apologize, because that’s, that was a cool, that was never our intention. And then everything opens from there, you know, and,
and that’s just, that’s program. If you look at it, you know, we go into a we go into like,
the 12 steps, looking for a way to stop drinking and drugging right? To stop getting into trouble to stop hating myself to stop letting myself down. And then you find this way of life. Like I tell this story all the time that I became a man when I was 30. I didn’t know how to cook, I didn’t know how to clean, I still have a phobia of going to the supermarket as my sponsor. A grown it, you know, sorry for cursing a grown ass man asked him Hey, can you teach me how to do laundry? Right? Because I didn’t know. Right? How do you admit that hot? You know, I’m sorry, I just never learned how to do laundry. I don’t know how to go into a supermarket because I feel overwhelmed, because there’s too many choices. But I was too proud of my ego was too proud to let anybody know, I just didn’t know.
You know, and there’s still things that how
do you get over that? You just go through the fear?
Lately, and everything I’ve been learning is fear is the biggest subject. It’s like stress, man, you know, and people are like, Oh, I’m just so stressed. But what are you stressed about? Is it a fear of the unknown is a fear about what the outcome is. And if you’re fearing the outcome, where’s the faith? You know, where’s your doing? Are you doing the right thing. So now I base everything, as I’m gonna face everything that’s uncomfortable. From a way from an angle of how I believe I should be acting. The God wants me to, you know, I pray every morning to say, hey, God, let them see you through me. Right. And then I tried to align myself with that. It’s crazy how one applying all my self imposed, fears have been going away, slow. And it’s not my time. And you know that and I know that on our time, we would have had an instant gratification 20 years ago, right? Or, Hey, man, I’m ready for this, I need this deal to come by, I need to sign this contract today. And then that stays in limbo for like three months, all sudden, you get a call. He’s like, Hey, man, I’m sorry. I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on. The company wasn’t ready back then. But we would love to move forward. You know, when I thought I did something wrong, or I was too aggressive. You know, it’s stuff like that. It’s not on my time. And that’s the hardest thing as an entrepreneur to really find. Now, as an entrepreneur, you can have goals, because I think I truly believe all goals are measured, right? I know you’re a numbers guy, too. I quantify everything. I have my goals. I have weekly goals, monthly goals, quarter goals, etc, etc. And I’m very goal oriented. But those that can achieve through work, and if I cross them off slowly, big, audacious goals. It’s just one day at a time. Everything is one day at a time some days. You know, I have a staff of 34 people. I want to choke half of them sometimes. And sometimes they want to all choke me. They complain about me like Oh, man, he’s on a rampage today. You know?
Yeah, but don’t? Don’t they know how important you are? Don’t they know who you think you are?
That’s what I tell most guys, don’t you understand that? I believe it. I’m crazy. So if I’m acting crazy, the guys that have you know, I’ve been around with for like seven years. Like, you’re having one of those days. I’m like, Oh, yeah. Like, all right, we’re gonna step away for a while. Do you need a coffee? Because everything you say is non boy today, right? I’m like, Yeah, don’t take it personally. Right? Yeah,
I needed to have days where I would just tell my employees, it was like, we had payroll, I think it was, we’ve changed the days, but it was whatever day I see the number for payroll. Don’t talk to me after that. And then don’t talk to me the next day when the direct deposit comes out of the bank account. And then don’t talk to me the day after, when I start freaking out, because I think that everything’s gonna go to crap. And that nothing will ever work. Like, talk to me three days after that. And then
three days before three days after payroll, I feel you, brother, everything. As an entrepreneur, it’s like, Guys, why don’t you guys understand? We don’t know ever gonna
make it. I never get paid. Nine. These are the things that we suffer. But guess what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Yeah, I try to look back at if if I were to go back and work for somebody else. And I’ve just on the side, I’ve done partnerships with people. And I was having a discussion with my wife the other day. And I was like, I realized that I’m not even good at being a partner. I’m good at if it’s a team and a collaboration. I can get behind that. But I have those issues. As much as I don’t want to admit that I have control issues. I’ve seen the benefits of letting go. I’ve seen the benefits of putting trust in my employees, and they perform better than I do. I’ve seen that firsthand. But there’s still so many times, I’ll get a phone call from a potential lead, that might be a big deal. And I have to watch it every single step through the process, make sure everything was done perfectly. And it’s like we have a checklist in place for all this. All you all I really need to say is just follow the checklist, please, as you get paid to do.
You want to be up here hovering? Exactly. You want to be the IY.
I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. I’ve been the guy working for the employer who doesn’t understand who doesn’t see things the way that I see it, then I’ve been the solo printer, I’ve done everything start to finish, then I’ve been the entrepreneur, I’ve been growing the company, I’ve been the business owner that doesn’t do anything like literally earlier today. I was in a networking group for the first time in months. And they needed help with Chromecast. And I’ve never used Chromecast before I just, you know my text, do it. I just have tech people that do that for me. And they’re like, oh, you’re a tech guy, go fix this. And I’m like sitting there for like 20 minutes trying to figure out their stupid Chromecast and eventually got it to work. So at least proved, proved myself where they but like jumping back into, into the field and doing the work. And, you know, I’ve been on both sides of the coin. And like, I can’t imagine going back to working for someone else. When I’ve experienced what I have now. And I see people who will say things, I’ve got three jobs and I hate my life and being on this side of entrepreneurship. I just, I don’t shove it down their throats. But I think to myself, that doesn’t have to be your reality, like you can do more.
You know, here’s the thing that has helped. I love being an entrepreneur. My father was an entrepreneur, I don’t understand I’ve been an employee. I’ve been a great employee, I’ve been the terrible employee. It’s feed your mind with positivity and purpose. Right. I know my purposes today, I have a clear vision of it. I think most people don’t have that. And if I could give anybody advice, which is crazy that I would have a person like me because anybody that knows me from back in the day is like, dude, you’re listening to Octavius. A point is that you didn’t dots, that dudes. Right? That guy’s wrap his hair during my first 20 years of 25 years of my life. So Dude, that guy doesn’t know anything, right? The truth is, if you don’t love what you do, if you don’t have passion for what you do, find something that moves you find something that gives you purpose. I know my why I wake up every morning, I know my purpose. And I know my vision. Because if you don’t have a goal set, or a line of sight where you’re heading, you’re wondering, right? So why wonder when you could have direction and purpose. Right. And that’s it, I have a purpose in life, which is now you know, recovery through repetition, which is our nonprofit it is fills my heart every day with how fast and how much people are adapting to it or you know, receiving it and spreading the word all over the world, hopefully. And I put it out there because that’s what I want. My dream is you know, FTX but it’s already where we’re heading to right and my Why is my family and my son, my future son, but I want to know what kind of life he wants to have. And I know what kind of father I want to be. Right. But it has to be clear. Most people do not have a clear. And that’s cool. Because I was in college and I and I studied every single subject, not the mess, I wouldn’t get out ever. But you gotta have an endgame. What’s the end game? What do you want to be like? I know, we have one shot at this lifetime.
We don’t know how long it’s going to be. Right. So I want to be the best version I can be while I’m here. Right? I want to have some purpose and I want when I’m dying. I don’t want to have any regrets. Right. That I didn’t do enough. That’s it.
Yeah. And having direction to, you know, look at LeBron James. Like how often is he practicing soccer. It’s not in line with what’s important to him. He is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, because he focuses on basketball and things that are related to basketball. And he doubles down in his zone of excellence. He’s not just wandering and saying, I like sports. And then Okay, you’re well rounded and a lot of sports. Great, but you’re not going to have a huge impact. If you just kind of dabble in, in everyday different
craft. Absolutely. Absolutely. And get better. So here’s, you know, I don’t know if you guys ever heard of Kent clothier?
No, I haven’t fella.
Check him out. He’s dead. He’s my mentor, my business coach everything you want. But this guy had this a scalar escape in San Diego and one of the biggest list of speakers there was Jesse isn’t the owner, one of the CO owners of the Atlanta Hawks, the guy from Zico, Zico, water, of coconut water, and that’s sold its Coca Cola for a couple hundred million, bought it for less than a million. You know, it’s crazy,
an airplane company to right?
Correct Marquis jets
and sold it to Warren Buffett.
And he living with seal
crazy. New York Times bestseller live with the see what David Goggins? Exactly. So he put it so clearly to me, Andrew, that a, I was sitting down, you know, you’re sitting down all day, and you’re like, Man, what am I gonna listen to now. And all sudden he comes, he’s like, Guys, it’s very simple. If you don’t align with my four buckets in life, I’m not wasting my time. He’s like, think about time, as an asset. It’s the only thing you can’t buy, you know, you can’t buy time you can do anything, if you don’t really fit into my four buckets doesn’t really work. So here’s his four buckets. Family, right? personal time, which is working out running, he’s a big around your community,
and business.
And if you really take 10 minutes, just to think about that, if you keep it to those four things, you have a lot on your plate anyway, right? But you start cutting out these things that really take up your time that are don’t align with your craft, or don’t align with your purpose. Guess where you have a clear vision to where your head and I’ve applied that to that, like I wrote down that night, I wrote down what my community looks like, what my family because you can be choosy about what part of the family you want to deal with, right? So I do not we signed with people that are negative. I do not waste time with people that don’t align with my, you know, my vision and stuff like that. And that’s it. It’s hard to like some people don’t fit into it. And they’re like, Hey, man, you’ve been distant all the grant. I don’t have time for that. I’m sorry. I’m focused.
It kind of ties together with what we were saying that if you’re going to double down and what’s important to you, I mean, there’s so many people saying no is difficult. And one of my mentors in the past like his quote was, no is a full sentence. You don’t have to give explanations. You don’t have to dig into why this isn’t alignment with anything.
No is a full sentence. I’m writing that down. Dude, I might take it. I love it.
Hey, man, if you share it twice, it’s yours. Yeah.
Yeah, man. It’s insane. It’s insane. Man. The power of the word know. And for me, because I’m a I like I’m a, I’m a people pleaser, right? I don’t, I really feel wrong when someone’s not liking me. And that’s a character. I’ve been working on it with my therapist and stuff like that. But the power of that to those two letters is liberating.
Man, it’s completely liberating. And it changes everything.
Everybody wants to be liked. I don’t exactly buy into the people that just Oh, yeah, like, I’m a dick. And everyone hates me. Hi. I mean, I guess you know, different strokes for different folks. But I do think that there’s some levels where you just need to identify that this is not beneficial to me, and being willing to cut it out and move in a better direction with your purpose. I think that’s, you know, the underlying theme of everything is, find what’s important to you, and then stay in that lane.
Stay in that lane and clear that vision. You got to make it clear. What does that look like? Like what’s your perfect day look like? In your perfect life? Right? You can’t put a man I’m gonna be there tomorrow. No, it takes work. Right? And it takes commitment. Just like love does. Just like everything else in life. Everything is commitment and just you commit to being better you commit to going after what you want in life. And once you have that you will have your purpose. Right when nobody wants to go work out what’s your purpose? Oh, I want to do this. Okay, so let’s be healthy. How am I going to live there? How do I want to achieve helping millions of people that don’t have the resources of the income to get healthier? How can I get back to it? Okay, so recovery through repetition. How do we do
so that’s a that’s incredible. Octavio I could go on forever with you man. Where can people find you to learn out more to
check me out a follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/Cifuentes.octavio/ Follow us on recovery through repetition, and FTX Wellness? On FTX wellness and performance on is the man that’s that’d be great. We’re doing the launch of RPS in the next three weeks. Check that out. It’s gonna be really really cool, man. I hope you guys again, thank you for having me, man. Now we could always talk about entrepreneurship and sobriety all day long

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