This is what I am doing now. Updated May 23:
Summed up the book "Altered Traits" by David Goleman and Richard Davidson about the study of the effects of meditation on mind and body and their enduring effects if you practice it correctly and consistently.
All medical results were super positive after the trombosis scare I had late March. I'm able to return back to normal life, but trying to reduce and control my stress levels and trying not to be the best at everything at the same time.
Remember my line about Investing smart money (aka: pay and work, where is the smart part?) and being part of the founding team in something new in my Work section?. I did not liked some behaviours of my partners and decided to get out. Never partner with someone you don't trust!!!
Updating the Books page. Like it more now?
Summed up the book "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein.
One of my business Meta accounts was hacked and recovering it was nightmare. Not to mention than even after recovering it, the Ads are still not functioning properly 2 months after. I wrote about the process and lessons.
The Empordà and Costa Brava are probably between the best places in the World. I happen to live an hour and half drive from there. I'm rethinking about buying a small place there and rent it as an ABNB. Both as an investment and to spend more time there.
Discovering that other people like Jason Karp had similar physical scares like mine caused bu trying to over-achieve for the sake of over-achieving.
Getting back into meditation because of this 👇
On March 30th I had the scare of my life. I suddenly started to see big grey spots on my right eye. After several tests they discovered a thrombosis was generating it. And the cause? stress. After the big scare they are trying to find anything else causing it, so l'm carrying out a battery of tests. Take care out there. Don't chase things for the sake of chasing. We only have one life.
Thinking about creating a blog, because I'm not liking Medium lately.
Looking for a doctor In the Sant Cugat, Barcelona area who is up to date on longevity trends or at least on preventive and not reactive medicine. Someone I can email and/or video call. Know about anyone?
I consume tons of hours of podcasts. Favourite podcasts in no particular order:
The Tim Ferriss Show by the one and only Tim Ferriss
Lex Fridman Podcast
All-in with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
Lifespan with Dr. David Sinclair
The Knowledge Project by Shane Parrish
Naval by the master himself
Akimbo by Seth Godin
Exponential Wisdom by Peter Diamandis
Moonshots and Mindsets by Peter Diamandis
Noah Kagan Presents
Paddock Pass Podcast
Motley Fool Money
Dr. Borja Bandera
El podcast de Indexa Capital
Radio Fitness Revolucionario
The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier
Raoul Pal: Real Vision
Podcasts episodes that I saved to re-listen often:
Naval Ravikant on Happiness, Reducing Anxiety, Crypto Stablecoins and Crypto Strategy. The Tim Ferriss Show
The Ultimate Macro Framework with Raoul Pal. The "What is Money?" Show
Investing Wisely in an Uncertain World w/Howard Marks. We Study Billionaires
Investor Psychology & Trading on the Future With Raoul Pal. Where it Happens
William Green with Guy Spier: Investing Prudently in Perilous Times. The Education of a Value Investor
RWH026: Wealth & Health w/ Jason Karp. We Study Billionaires - The TIP Network
You can find me on Twitter mostly learning (and sometimes writing) about investing, branding, marketing, books, longevity or MotoGP.
You can also find me on Instagram posting mostly about gravel, Porsche, SUP surfing (when waves in flatcelona), books, business, investing, or health.
My professional life is on Linkedin.
I'm trying to write more and more and you can read my stories on Medium. I usually write trying to summarise interesting things, knowledge or books which helps me to better understand them (a simplified Feynman learning technique) and to practice english, which is not my native language, as I enjoy (and consider myself good) product and ad copy. By the way, I recommend joining Medium as a great source of knowledge.
Books (and podcasts) are my main knowledge source. You can follow what I read, what I'm reading and what's in my to read list on Goodreads. For 2022 I have a target to read (books) a minimum of 20 minutes daily.
Exercise wise I mostly do cycling, gravel cycling, and when the Gods dare to send some waves to Barcelona, SUP surfing. To keep me in shape I occasionally practice yoga, walks and hikes. You can follow my activities on Strava. For 2022 I have a target of 5500 Km of cycling, 500 waves, 1000 push-ups and squats per month and an average of 75 minutes of exercise per day.
Always learning investing by managing my own portfolio of stocks, crypto, indexed low cost funds, pension funds, some start-ups, a little bit of real state, starting with sport classic cars and even flipping sneakers.
Want to contact me? Better do it by email.
Some things I am no longer doing: (aka what is removed from the first list on this page)
Money is a religion. It's a faith and it looks like more and more people are understanding this. As soon as 5% of the population knows it, the system can break in a question of days. Pretty scary.
Creatine Monohydrate acted as was announced and I gained about 2Kg. Theoretically it should be water, bu my VitaDock+ scale measures it as an increase in fat. Is it the scale problem, or that I'm eating more?
Opting out of an investment which reporting and professionalism was not as I'd like. Never invest in something that makes your gut unhappy.
Wrote a couple of articles on my Medium, one about classic sports cars and classic Porsches in particular and the other one on Hormesis versus Super-optimization for overall health and well being.
Back to cycling with a proper +140Km week.
Back to SUP surfing with three back to back sessions which were from horrible to great (but cold). Let's make SUP surfing cool again.
My father passed away on February 3rd. It's sad but it was the best outcome possible. For him and for the family as a whole.
Almost a year ago I started taking Collagen with peptides after a bike ride or after a intense exercise. Both for a health and cosmetic objective. After being investigating about supplements for a long time I'm starting with Whey Protein (only after a long or intense bike ride or exercise) and Creatine Monohydrate daily. Meanwhile I'll keep investigating about Metformin, Resveratrol, NMN and Berberine.
Not feeling that positive about 2023 🙃
Feeling very positive about 2023.
Enjoyed a spring break in Malaga. Great city. Much more attractive, clean and safe than Barcelona and a serious contender to Cadiz for areas where I want to spend more time in the near future.
Finished reading Life Force by Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis. Think of it as a summary of all breakthrough technologies and techniques in Health
Hard times at the family. My father was diagnosed with "hours of life expectancy" but he's still there. Holding to live. Which to be brutally honest I'm far from sure is the best thing for him and for the family. It's hard to say but staying alive is not living. Merely lying on bed with most cognitive capacities capped is not living. Hard for him. Hard for my mother. Hard for the whole family.
After years of not doing anything like that, I just finished an online course on compounding by the one and only Jack Butcher
Struggling with the winter dark times. I hate the short days and the cold mornings.
Struggling with the lower demand on both of my brands.
Read and summarized "The Education of a Value Investor" by Guy Spier
Losing money in the markets (in crypto, in stocks, in index funds and even in bonds)
Read The birth of brand, by Brian Smith, the founder of UGG boots. I never imagined being interested in the UGG brands until I listened to a Noah Kagan podcast with Brian. I instantly loved the story and wanted to dive deeper in the brand foundation and grow.
Organising my first social gravel ride sponsored by AMS and Ravet Bike.
Read, and summarized "$100M Offers" by Alex Homozi.
Updated my life lessons with something I heard on a Noah Kagan podast with Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea, Lot's of life and business wisdom on this pod. Hugely recommended.
Re-reading "Richer, Wiser, Happier" by William Green. Now in physical format.
Just opened Brevet CC in Sant Cugat. "Your healthy corner". A specialty coffee, healthy food and cycling friendly restaurant and cafe. I'm investor and help with branding and marketing.
Received a new US Patent in physical format so I decided to check how many patents and brands I own or co-own: I'm the inventor in 5 patents and own 6 trademarks. To add trademarks of AMS.bike.
Managed to sell my first real estate. I think it's a good moment to get cash.
Finished reading "$100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No” by Alex Hormozi
Finished re-reading Richer, Wiser, Happier" by William Green
Documenting one of my hobbies: eating. Follow me on Google and follow my favourite restaurants. Building my list also in this page
Love coffee? Fancy Healthy food? Cycling enthusiast? All together? Maybe I can help you soon. Brevet CC is coming. Already opened.
Finished reading Build by Tony Fadell. Awesome book where Tony shares his knowledge on product, marketing, business and management in parallel with his career evolution. And here's my summary.
Trying to work less during August.
Trying to sell a flat in Sant Cugat.
Finished my short book summary of Network States by Balaji.
Thinking about doing a list of my favourite restaurants. Meanwhile I've been more and more active reviewing places.
Fresh back from holidays in Fuerte
Looking for investing opportunities without success and learning to do nothing and to sit on my hands in periods like this.
Working too much, too hard on too many things.
Updating my life lessons.
Losing money in the markets and in crypto and in index funds ... business also declining from last year. Is the World in a recession?. Most probably, I'm definitely in one.
Planning a family escape aka holidays.
Wrote an article about the stock market and the real economy. A tale through the conversations between Mr. Investor and Mr. Average Joe.
Not finding a good EV car which was available and with a monthly cost according to the tough times I think are coming, I got a new 3 years renting contract with Toyota. 3 more years on a Corolla Sportstourer. A new one.
Changing strategy for book reading. I'll only read books in Kindle format and if I like them that much to read a second time, then I'll buy the physical copy. More on why here
Losing money in the markets and in crypto and in index funds ... a recession coming? All signals point at it.
Finished reading Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller and here is my summary
Finished a full detailing of the classic Porsche 911 (996) 4S: exterior polish and ceramic treatment and interior deep clean and restoration of parts with minor blemishes. Now is in a perfect collection state. Perfect to enjoy ... or sell. If you want it, drop me an email with your offer.
Inspired by Kevin Kelly's 103 bits of advice I wish I had known, I compiled my own list. Mostly from my list of quotes and book summaries.