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30 Day weight loss transformation

30 Day Weight Loss Transformation and Some Practical Advice

I’ve been working on my fitness for the past 30 days and I’ve already lost 6.2 pounds. I’m pretty happy with my progress, even though I’m not exactly where I want to be just yet. It’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and comparing it to others online isn’t always fair. I’m hoping my story might inspire someone

Living Life With Intention

I used to be a drifter. Whatever I wanted to do I’d do. I didn’t have any real sense of direction. Maybe it was my youth and wanting to try new things. Everything life that I did revolved around pleasure. Heightening the senses through drugs, alcohol, sex, partying and random trips. Nothing was directed and because of that I ended

One Year Sober: What Giving Up Alcohol Is Really Like

Imagine you’re on your death bed. You’re old, wrinkly, disabled, and ready to croak. Suddenly, you slip away and you’re met with a white light. “God, is that you?” You’re unsure what to believe. All of a sudden, you see a familiar face approach you. Shocked and in disbelief, it’s you. Except this version of you looks different. In fact,

Making A Career Change At 30

There’s something about making a career change at 30 that triggers a lot of emotional responses. It didn’t help that I quit drinking alcohol 6-months ago, although in retrospect, it’s helped a lot. I’ve finally started to learn more about myself, the ways that I’ve been, and why I’ve taken on some of the jobs that I’ve had. Approaching my

Authentic Marketing

Scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds has become a bombardment of advertisements full of rented lambo’s, AirBNB’d mansions, staged jet photos, and miscellaneous lifestyle pics galore. Where has the authenticity gone? Is authentic marketing a thing of the past? Look, I get it, the lifestyle sells. You want to address a problem, address that you have a solution, then

Unfollow Everyone On Instagram and Jumpstart Your Life Again

If you’re wondering how to unfollow everyone everyone on Instagram, you’ve probably got good reason to. Maybe it’s taking up to much of your time, your mental health comes first, or you just can’t stand seeing fake people pretend like their life is one-hundred percent grand at all times. Or maybe you’re like me and are finally starting to realize

Enjoy Your Own Company

Picture this: You’re home alone, it’s quiet and you’re about to go to bed. Do you sleep with the TV on or a loud fan? If so, it may be safe to assume that the sound of silence bothers you. Or maybe you’re single and the idea of being alone scares you. Learning to enjoy your own company means being

Creating A Minimum Viable Product Should Not Be This Hard

Since getting into the tech world, I’ve started to learn a lot about startups. The what to do’s, the what not to do’s and everything else in-between. One of those on the to-do list is to create what’s called a minimum viable product, also known as an MVP. What is a Minimum Viable Product? An MVP in short is a

Rise Business Conference: 7 Things To Know & Speaker Notes!

Hey what’s up! My name is Chris Altamirano and I just attended the Rise Business Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you attended this years event and just want to get a note refresher, or are thinking of attending next years conference and want to know what it’s all about, you’re in the right place! By the end of this

20 Things I Learned In My 20’s

Today is my 30th birthday. Crazy how fast time flies. Today was normal as usual. I woke up, went to an appointment, came home, watched some Champions League Footy and then went to the gym after a hearty meal. During today’s workout I was able to have some time for reflection: Here are 20 things I learned in my 20’s.

Keeping Promises To Yourself

It’s been approximately 10-months since my last fitness journey article and I must say, I’m quite disappointed in myself. Not because I didn’t work out between now and then but because I wasn’t keeping promises to myself. Some slip ups happened… and partying and traveling. The last article I posted was my 60-day weight loss transformation in October 2018. It

Unsure of Career Path

It’s been about 2 weeks since I’ve returned from traveling abroad alone. While the experiences and lessons were amazing, one thing is for sure: reality was waiting for me back home. Although I’m still unsure of a career path, I’m at least filled with immense gratitude that my parents are alive and healthy, I have a roof over my head,

Mobile Passport Guide: Glide Through U.S. Customs

Traveling abroad can be great. You’ve planned your trip, purchased your flights, booked your stay and are ready for your next adventure. The day arrives, you get on your flight, enjoy your trip and are saddened by the fact that you have to return home. The travel blues set in as you arrive back into the United States as you

How To Make $50,000 In 10 Weeks

Ok, so the number and the time frame may boggle your mind, especially if you’ve never done those sort of numbers. Trust me, I felt the exact same way, but once you start putting yourself around people who are doing those numbers (in some cases $100,000 in one month) it becomes much more realistic.

I’m Creating A Startup and Documenting The Entire Process

Today it became real. I reached out to my managers with the solar company I’ve been working with for just over three-years now and have officially put in my resignation. While I love the industry of solar itself and the money that can be made from working hard (I’m leaving a lot on the table) I’ve realized that I wasn’t

It’s Surprisingly Hard To Find A Business Mentor

Finding a business mentor is a lot harder than it seems. It’s not just about finding someone that makes the money you make or even someone who lives the lifestyle you want. It’s about aligning with your core values, that’s the important stuff.

Traveling Alone Scares Me

I have a confession to make: traveling alone scares the living crap out of me. At least the idea of it does. I’ve never traveled abroad by myself. The most I’ve ever done was travel to Miami for a 3-day layover trip before heading to Saint Petersburg, Russia for the FIFA World Cup. I don’t really count Miami as a solo trip since I met up with an old friend there.

Advanced Google Search Operators For SEO (Step-by-Step)

Learning how to use Google search operators like a pro is a big deal these days. Unfortunately, most people have no idea what they’re doing. They’re simply typing into the magic bar and hitting ‘search’ in hopes of finding the content they’re looking for.

24 Facebook Friends Give Advice To Their Younger Selves

I wanted to gain a perspective of what advice others would give to their former selves. Although I could have done a simple Google search, I decided to ask my social network. I turned to Facebook and asked, “what advice would you give to your younger self?”

60 Day Weight Loss Transformation (Photos!)

It’s that time again! The 60 day weight loss transformation continues! I must say, this particular post isn’t 100% perfect. My 60-day weigh in was supposed to be on 10/13/18. Fortunately for me, I ended up taking a boys trip to Dublin, Ireland and Amsterdam, Netherlands. What was unfortunate was that I ended up feeling a bit under the weather,

Buy Experiences, Not Things (Chronicles Abroad)

If you want to lose weight, find a trainer who’s in shape and follow their plan. Looking for love? Stop listening to your unhappy single friends and instead go have a chat with an older couple and see how they’ve managed to stay in love for so long. Trying to find a business mentor who has the success that you want, along with the other values you align with? Good luck with that.

Getting Back In Shape

Hello! It is I! Christopher Altamirano and I’ve decided to get back in shape. Most people just call me Chris. Unless it’s my Mother. She’ll call me Christopher when she’s upset. Or by my nickname “Fiticker.” That is a story we shall save for another day.

10 Things I Love About Myself

Self-love is a very interesting topic. Whenever you begin to praise yourself publicly, others may get the notion that you’re being conceited or expressing some form of narcissism––or at least that’s what I believe. Regardless, self-love must be practiced. How else can you love others if you don’t full love yourself? Here are 10 things I love about myself.

100 Things I Love About Life

There’s a lot to love about life but how often do we take the time to recognize what we love? I’m feeling a deep sense of gratitude this morning, so here’s a list of 100 things I love about life. Enjoy!

How Are You Moving Humanity Forward?

Money, cars, clothes, jewelry, exotic vacations, penthouse living, mansion parties, yacht sailing, being young, good looking––I wager that these are all common ideals of what being successful is to the masses. And while all very admirable goals, how do any of these give back to humanity?

You’re Handicapping Your Loved Ones Without Even Knowing It

Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are, yet don’t really know who they are to begin with. They really just take on cyclical habits imposed upon them by past experiences. I myself have a hard time accepting people for who they are. I know that sounds harsh but let me explain..

I’m Traveling Solo

Internal conflict is a real issue that many of us deal with on a daily basis. In a world driven by glitz and glamour of social media, seeing someone else’ perceived life of luxury can be a bit depressing from the view of your bedroom. While others are traveling the world and seeing all of it’s beauty, I neglected to

How You Make Your Money Is More Important Than How Much Money You Make

Money makes you happy only when you’re happy with how you make your money. Yup, read that line again and let it sink in. I recently wrote an article with how I made over $10,000 knocking on strangers doors. That particular article got a lot of traffic and shares because of the number $10,000. For some odd reasons as humans

If You Haven’t Gone All In, This Is For You

The phrase “all in” is more or less known in poker. When one player is up against the fence and needs to make a play to drastically change the outcome of the match. Their chip lead is slim to nothing and they need a big up fast. With everything on the line, they decide to go all in. The cards

Your Energy Introduces You Before You Even Speak

Energy is a very real thing. Don’t believe me? Have you ever been at a social event where a random person changed the entire environment with their presence alone? Well that’s because of the energy that they brought with them when they walked in. The change was either good or bad but everyone in the room felt it happen. If

Why Living Above Your Means Is An Awfully Great Thing

Living above your means is the greatest thing you can ever do for yourself. While it sounds entirely unorthodox and downright stupid (even scary at times) it’s a GREAT thing. You’re going to read the rest of this article thinking I’m a lunatic at first but stick with me till the end and I may just convince you to live

What Having Your First $10,000 Month In Door-To-Door Sales Feels Like

The deposit(s) hit your bank account and a feeling of surreal reality hits you. You stare at the number and think to yourself, “holy shit.. I did it.” And for that brief moment, you’ve reached a level of success you knew was possible. You feel on top of the world. And then.. it’s gone.

We All Have This Problem and We Need To Change

You’re hanging out with your friends in some social setting. It’s a Friday night. Scratch that. You’re actually out and about having lunch with some friends, sipping on some wine or a beer. Whatever your poison is. As you run through the formalities, conversation starts to get a bit dull as you relive memories of shit you did back in

Stop Endorsing Sports Figures and Celebrities: Do This Instead (It Pays!)

Name brand companies only have power because we as the people continue to give them power. While they rake in billions of dollars, making business moves to please their share holders, we as consumers continue to purchase their products in the name of being socially accepted. But what if we changed the status quo? What if we started supporting our

Never Trust Your Memory: Benefits of Keeping A Journal & How To Get Started

I was listening to one of my favorite motivational audios from one of my mentors, Mr. Jim Rohn, when I couldn’t help but notice his emphasis on keeping a journal. At first I didn’t think much of it. But after months of contemplation, I headed out to the store and picked up my very first journal. It was one of

Cutting People Out Of Your Life Will Help Your Growth

If you’re anything like me, you want growth. Spiritually, mentally, physically and more importantly–emotionally. Unfortunately, the world we live in tends to breed individuals who are too caught up in themselves to be self-aware of this thing we call life. Maybe you’ve been having poor friendships or dedicated years to a toxic relationship. Whatever the case, the reality is this:

The Advice That Shifted My Entrepreneurial Perspective

It was the year 2010 and I had just started my first blog. I was younger, hungry for knowledge as I still am today, and wanting to know whatever it took to make money online. Like many other open minded individuals scouring the search results of Google, a common thread I started seeing was all about starting your own niche

How To Decalcify The Pineal Gland With Thought Leader Brie Marie

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” Those are the wise words of the late Greek Philosopher Socrates. The same, I believe, is true of the human mind. No man

How A Northern California Road Trip Brought Clarity To My Life

If you’ve ever been stressed out, unhappy, not reaching your goals as soon as you expected to like I was – then you probably need to take a Northern California Road Trip. Why? Well for starters road trips are amazing. It’s you and the road, your friends, and no real agenda for what’s going to happen. That sense of uncertainty

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