Are you a dreamer or not?

Coming back from Brazil last week I watched “the legend of the guardian angels”, what an awesome movie! If you haven’t seeing it yet, you should rent it and watch it with your family and team.

It reminded me of Airton Senna. Airton Senna was the most famous and popular formula 1 racer in Brazil and probably in the world. When he used to race, it was usually on Sunday mornings, every family used to watch the race together and cheer for him. He had passion, he was humble, and more thn anything else, he was a dreamer.

I remember when he passed away, over a decade ago, the country cried. The TV station did many shows about him and they would always interview his teacher. I remember his teacher always saying: “Airton, he was a dreamer. Every time I would look at him he was looking out the window contemplating the horizon, just dreaming.”

She would tell him that dreaming would not get him good grades and because of that he would not have a great carrier….. but he continued to dream and became a success in many areas of his life and inspired millions of people.

I thought of him because of the movie. In the movie there were this two brother owls. One was definitely a dreamer and the other one was not. The father owl tells stories of the guardian angles that have defended their world and continue to do so. As the dreamer owl was excited about the whole story the other one was convinced this was all a lie, they did not exist and to even talk about them was a waste of time. He would say: “Stop dreaming.” And the dreamer owl would say: “Why? Being a dreamer allows me to dream not only at night but also as I am awake”.

Because he was a dreamer he had a total different attitude thn the other. He was happy, he dreamed of being a protector of his family, later in the movie he made the right decisions, he risked his life for his family, he knew he could protect them and that he was not alone. He had hopes and he took good action because he believed. The other owl had no sense of humor, always complaining because nothing was going to work out, there was no hope for him. He was envy of his brother and when it came down to making decisions he took a different route. I don’t want to spoil the movie so I won’t say more but I sure hope you watch it. You will see some of the differences we, the dreamers, have compare to the others out there.

My friend, if you haven’t been dreaming awake, it’s time to start. There is the old saying:

“If God gave us the ability to dream he also gave us the tools to make our dreams a reality”.

Have fun dreaming and keep on charging,

Fabricio Nobre

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Leverage your self into success!

I’ve started road biking 8 months ago and I m still amazed with how many life lessons there is in it. Lessons that if you pay close attention and apply it into your life you will have a much more productive ride.

As I started riding I needed a goal, something to work towards, so me and my friend Jamie (the one that got me into biking) decided to do the half century ride in Santa Barbara, this past January (63 miles in 5 hours). It was a tough goal so I had to push myself a little harder thn I normally would. Goals should do that to you, make you work a little harder, and so we did. It was fun.

As we started the race I got into formation, right behind my friend. It’s amazing how much easier it is to ride when you are with a team. First of all by being behind them it creates a pulling force that pulls you forward making it way easier for you to paddle. Not only that, when you are getting tired and you start slowing down there is always someone from your team ready to encourage you.

I’ve learned more about the power of being part of a team at that ride thn at any training I’ve gone to.

YOU NEED A TEAM! YOU MUST SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT WILL PULL YOU FORWARD INSTEAD OF DRAGGING YOU DOWN.

And isn’t that what birds do? They surround themselves with other birds so they can fly as a team. They cheer for each other ….. they take turns leading the group ……. the birds behind are saying go, go, go …. the leading bird is creating that same pulling force for the rest of the TEAM…..

IT’S JUST AWESOME!

Would love to hear your comments and any other lessons I might have missed on this blog!

Keep on charging,

Fabricio Nobre

Spartan …… what’s your profession?

Just watched the 300 for the 10th time last night. What a movie!!!

So many lessons to learn:

1) They fight as a team (Each person must protect the fighhter to their right)

2) Dying in the battle field is an honor.

3) They rather die thn to be called a cowered.

4) They are disciplined.

5) They are not afraid of any challenge, does not matter how big or scary it is.

6) They are passionate.

7) They have purpose and they are willing to die for it.

8) They have a big why and they are willing to die to protect it.

9) They will not kneel, surrender is not in their vocabulary.

10) They are all about FREEDOMMMMMMMMMM.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu  Aaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

How passionate, excited, committed, are you about your freedom?

Freedom for you and your family:

Time freedom, money freedom, freedom from debt, freedom from your ego, freedom to go to every game your kids have.

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHEN AND WHERE TO WORK.

ARE YOU FREE? ARE YOU WILLING TO WORK HARD, FACE YOUR FEARS AND EVEN DIE FOR YOUR FREEDOM??

If you answered yes you can call yourself a Spartan!!!!

Be FREE,

Fabricio Nobre