How to overcome a challenge the second time around

Failure is only temporary.   Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried something challenging for the first time, and it didn’t go as well as you’d hoped?   You went home and you beat your self up about it.  The thought of doing it again, terrifies you…almost paralyzes you.  What would happen if you gave…

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3 Reasons to Go Surfing This Weekend


When was the last time you went to the beach? I want you  to picture this for a moment.   Feel the warm rays of the sun beaming on your skin, Hear birds chirping, children laughing. Feel the grains of sand mold into your toes The vanilla citrus scent of wax on surfboard Taste the…

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Tribute to My Big Sister on Her Wedding Day

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Thanks to all of our guests for joining us on this very special night; especially those of you who have flown in from around the world. Let’s hear it for Fairouz, our bride.  Doesn’t she look absolutely stunning tonight?!  My Big sister – She’s really matured a lot.  I used to say she acted like…

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How Sitting is Killing You – How to Add Years to Your Life


There is something us young professionals all know deep down, but choose to plead ignorance.  You go to our 9-5 jobs each day.  For lunch you try to eat something relatively healthy, but by the mid afternoon you start to get tired.  Maybe you grab a 5 Hour Energy or a frappacino at Starbucks.  By…

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How to Make Everything Just Work – Automation

Some people call it procrastination…..I’ve decided to resort to a public commitment to create accountability and motivate me to take action.  Social pressure is a very powerful motivator.  I figure, if I announce my goals to the world, I really need to accomplish them, or risk public embarrassment and judgement.  By doing this, it will force…

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How I Created a Money Making Muse While Living in Spain

I’ve been a big fan of Timothy Ferris ever since I read his first book, The Four Hour Work Week.  I have to give him credit for inspiring me to take on new ventures.  ________ Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel around Europe, experience new cultures, enjoy new and exotic foods.  All the…

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How to Dramatically Increase Muscle Mass in 60 days – Experiments in Mass Gain from The Four Hour Body

Note:  This post will be updated as I progress through the experiment in body composition redesign.   Like most people, I go through phases of enthusiasm with working out and eating healthy.  I’ve never been able to drastically change my body composition.  I did however, double my strength over 4 months using the 531 method.  Everything was…

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Never Snooze Again. Wake Up Feeling Refreshed. Sleep Cycle App

I’ve alwyas been addicted to the snooze button.  Every morning I wake up to the sound of my alarm clock radio, then slam on the snooze button.  a few minutes later my cell phone alarm goes off again i hit the snooze button.  then my alarm clock radio geos off again only to be snoozed…

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DJAMEL BETTAHAR San Diego California 92122 Summary Ambitious Project Engineer respected for producing high quality results.    Results driven and people oriented leader with strong skills in strategic planning and innovation.  Proven ability in effective project management and committed to improving processes and enhancing productivity using analytical skills.  Successful in achieving growth in revenue and quick…

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Favorite Quotes


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then,is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle Very few people want to buy reality. Golden Rule of Business:  He who has the gold, makes the rules. “The past was not as good as we remember, the present not as bad as we think, and the future not…

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My Bucket List


A plan in progress… 1.  Fly a jet aircraft 2.  Wingsuit Base Jumping 3.  Speedflying 4.  See the Pyramids in Egypt 5.  Land the Perfect 360 while snowboarding 6.  Snowboard in the  Alps 7.  Get a motorcycle 8.  Make a Million Dollars 9.  Launch a successful company   10.  Sky Diving License   11. …

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If I’m not feeling pain, I’m not going fast enough – Wildflower Triathlon 2009


10, 9, 8, 7….The tension builds as the announcer counts down. A shocking roar erupts from the mass of competitors as if we were going to battle. We stood ready to launch into the water. BOOM! The gun goes off and a frenzy breaks out! Hundreds of triathletes dive into the water, climbing on top…

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