A Life Of Meaning for all đŸŒŸ

What if everyone could discover their own purpose in life?

Finding purpose in our lives is perhaps the greatest human quest. It is a recurring theme throughout our life, largely because our specific purposes may change – or at least be carried out differently – in varying stages of our lives. Exactly one year ago I left on an adventure to discover the purpose of my own life. I took a leap of faith, quit my job, and went away to a beautiful island in the Philippines, where I discovered my true purpose.

As a result of this adventure my life has drastically improved in every possible way. I now have financial freedom and a clearly articulated purpose. I learned that if you trust in God you can step into the full potential of who you are as a human being. I feel successful. I have everything I searched for and a personal level of satisfaction beyond what I thought possible. What’s the next step?

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Purpose by itself is not a specific destination in time or space, but rather a state of being in which you are walking the path you were created to walk. Purpose by itself cannot be self-serving and cannot be articulated by our selfish desires but by the ability to love and consider others as more important than yourself. I believe our true purpose in life is to give our lives away to others, and that we receive happiness and meaningfulness in return. I now live to serve, and this brings me great fulfillment.

Important disclaimers before you read on! ⚠️

This will be my last post here. This blog has served its objective and now contains within it a great story to tell. A story that I enjoyed very much writing and that will serve as inspiration for many to come. My journey is divided in seven blog posts that took place in a single year. This is the order in which you should read them to live the adventure as it unfolded, chronologically.

  1. I’m moving away for a little while. Here’s why.
  2. The days before the island.
  3. The most beautiful island in the world, pt.1
  4. The most beautiful island in the world, pt. 2
  5. Closing deals in China
  6. Back home, starting a life of meaning
  7. A Life Of Meaning for all

This blog will be kept online forever, so if you feel like sharing it with someone else please do. I will continue with my vision of a better world on other avenues and know that you can always reach me directly at rodrigo@adventureandpurpose.com or through Facebook. I am not dissappearing, just giving closure to this website to focus my time on what you are about to read.

What is the purpose of MY life?


What you are about to read are my own beliefs. With the following paragraphs, I wish to openly share what I believe in rather than impose my own opinions onto others.

The purpose of every Christian is to glorify God. We were created according to his desire and our lives should be lived in such a way that we can accomplish the plan He has for us. More than a year ago I chose to lead a life of eternal honor and obedience to Him. However, the particular details of how I will accomplish that are entirely up to me. That is what free will is all about.

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Putting the pieces together I understood that everything I lived on my journey didn’t happen for my own personal benefit but so that I could afterwards share it with everyone. This is what it’s all about. It was never about me.

My purpose is to guide as many people as I possibly can to achieve the same I did. My purpose consists on spreading a message of prosperity and abundance for everyone. To inspire those who believe the same that I believe to take action and to be a guide for those who don’t know yet what they believe, but yet are curious and eager for discovery. To be a light for others so that they can, through their individual journeys and in their own time, get to know Him the way that I did.

God gives special gifts and talents so that we can fulfill our purpose, but it is up to us to identify these gifts and make them stronger. Everyone has weaknesses, – especially me. I am impulsive, undecisive, chaotic, unorganized and impatient (and several others) but the trick consists on mainly focusing on your strengths and surrounding yourself with people who complement those weaknesses.

With the project we are revealing today I am happily putting back in God’s hands all the gifts and talents that he gave me in the first place.

Life Of Meaning – the FREE online platform for finding your individual purpose in life! 🌟


I envision a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by finding significance and purpose within their own journeys. I believe that everyone is entitled to be fulfilled by what they do, and I believe in a world of abundance. You can have the life you always dreamed of living, and I believe the Internet is the perfect tool for sharing this method.

Life Of Meaning (www.lifeofmeaning.com) is an online learning platform to teach anyone with an internet connection how to find meaning and purpose within their own lives. Think of it as platform very similar to “Duolingo”, with the main difference that while Duolingo teaches you new languages for free, – we teach you how to find the meaning of your life (also free of charge).

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This new platform will be focused on three main courses, which can be taken together or independently from each other. Each part is divided into easy-to-follow steps so that they can be taken at any speed you want and anywhere you want.

Part # 1: Achieving financial freedom through e-commerce


People don’t really want to be millionaires. What they want is to experience what they believe only millions can buy. The vast majority of people will never find a job that can be an infinite source of fulfillment so that is not the goal here; to free time and automate income is. This part will provide a
 step-by-step blueprint for making money by selling your own products online, starting with Amazon’s marketplace and then expanding to other platforms. The goal of this part is to create freedom of time and place.

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Life Of Meaning will not try to teach entrepreneurship, as I believe entrepreneurship can’t really be taught. A formula for teaching entrepreneurship cannot actually exist; since every innovation is unique by itself there is no possible way to teach how to be innovative. You can think out of the box and change the world later, but first, focus on putting your income on autopilot.

Part 2: Purpose and self-realization


Everyone has a deep desire to direct and steer their own lives, to expand their abilities, and to fill their lives with purpose. Are we contributing anything useful to this world, or just shuffling papers, banging on a keyboard, and coming home to a drunken existence on the weekends? We need our journey to mean something. We all want to escape the routine, the redundancy, the monotony of life
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What is your cause? What is your belief? How do you envision the world around you? We need to focus on fulfilling our vision for the world. This part will teach you how to let your best qualities shine and experience meaningfulness through self-realization. 

Part 3: Personal relationship with God (Christ)


This part is for people wanting to deepen their connection to Christian spirituality, and interested in the benefits of living a blessed life close to Him. You will learn how to form an up-close and personal relationship with Christ and experience his power in your own life.

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We know from science and psychology that people are unique. No one in the world is exactly like you. The fact that you exist is no accident and God was not forced to create you. He deliberately chose you and wants you to live joyfully, fulfilled, and close to Him. He knows His plans for you and is eager to reveal them if you were only to listen.

Uncovering your gifts and talents takes dedication and hard work. God’s gifts are freely given but it is our job to do the heavy lifting in order to identify and develop them. You will learn how to ask God to reveal His purpose for your life. And when you ask,  you will also learn how to listen to what He says.

The magic happens in the intersection! 🌟


Each of the three parts is important in its own, but all three are in fact deeply interconnected. There is tremendous overlap among them, and it’s in the intersection of them that exponential results can be achieved. Think of these three skills as a tripod upon which an extraordinary life is balanced. 
In my case, I discovered that a purpose-driven Christian with the money to fuel his vision of a better world is unstoppable.

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Important disclaimer: This platform is being built on principles of faith, but you DO NOT need to be a Christian or share the same beliefs in order to participate. No part is mandatory, nothing is forced and everyone is welcome.

Meet the voyagers 😊🤔🤓😀🙂😝

How can a pensum for something as abstract as meaning be written? The first step was to prove that I could pass on my knowledge and experiences onto a few others so that they could be successful in their own journeys. We need to create a model that can be scaled infinitely without any human intervention.

Six entrepreneurs were chosen follow to step-by-step everything that I did on my personal journey with the goal of replicating it within their own lives. We are calling them the “voyagers”. * I first wrote they were our “guinea-pigs” but Mishel got really mad and made me change it 😂

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For this model to be statistically accurate we needed to replicate the same conditions that I originally had, which are time, money and a drive.

Timeš. It took me six months to be generating enough passive income to have financial freedom. We hired our six voyagers away from their ordinary jobs and gave them a salary for six months so that they could be fully immersed in their individual journeys.

Money². I invested $10,000 from my personal assets in my business and I wanted them to have the same opportunity. I went fundraising and got each of them an investor, who wrote them each a check for $10,000 in exchange for equity in their new companies. The investors did not know in which voyager they were investing, and the voyagers did not know who their investor was (until later). I played cupid, matching them with personalities and backgrounds.

Drive³. The six voyagers were meticulously selected. This project needed individuals with a yearning desire to do great things, and a personality that could tolerate significant risk. These bold entrepreneurs see life for what it can be, rather than what it currently is. I made sure they came from different backgrounds, several age groups and different beliefs so that the data we collect through them along the way would be statistically significant.

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What are we doing at the lab? ⚙📡🛠


We chose the name lab over “office” because it just sounds cooler. 😎

Our six voyagers are currently spending six months working full-time on their projects. They have been hired out from their ordinary jobs and will do this as their main activity.

They are not “learning” as a normal university would be, instead, they are having a hands-on approach on how to build their own businesses and discover their own purpose. Each of them will take those $10,000 and under my guidance³ develop their own brand, build their own line of products and bring them to market in record time.

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Each voyager is living their own individual journey and we are there to document every moment of it. Think of these six months as a “reality show”, where the voyagers are the protagonists. We are taking pictures, audios, videos, screenshots, testimonials and more so that we can share it with the world afterwards.

Nothing will be sugar-coated. We are documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will tell the story exactly as it is, as it unfolds. Afterwards we will share their stories online using the Hero’s journey format which is an exciting way to tell a story. Check out this video that explains the Hero’s journey!


Maybe all six voyagers will be successful in their businesses or maybe some of them won’t. Maybe most will find their purpose and their path within God’s plan and maybe some of them won’t. And that’s perfect. In fact, as I have told them several times (and they don’t appreciate this too much), it would be good for some of them to fail so that the sample will feel like real life.

If one of them generates a great return of investment for their company, we will give details as to what made that particular business succeed. If another person loses money, we give insights into exactly what happened, so that others may learn from his mistakes and not trip over the same stone. After finishing the six months, we will have all the information required to build the platform and openly share with the world.

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Timeline for the project: As of this writing (January 11th, 2017) we have been operating full-time for two months. Each voyager has chosen a brand name, a product line and designed 10 unique products to sell online. The investors’ money has already been spent. The products are currently being manufactured in China, and will begin to sell on Amazon in early March. The six months will finish on May. At that point, we will begin working on the platform.

How will everyone else learn all this?


We have divided every part into hundreds of easy-to-follow steps. The learning process will rely on gamification, which consists in making the learning process FUN through progress indicators and rewards when you complete a level or perform a challenge. Users will have access to leaderboards as well as bulletin boards should they wish to compete against each other, connect with like-minded people or ask for a lending hand if they are stuck on a level.

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Users from around the world will be able to complete each step at their own rhythm and compare their own progress and results against the progress and results that each of the voyagers had at that same step, which will provide a human feel and sense of camaraderie. The goal is to make it feel as if the voyagers are actually guiding you through each step of your journey.

Launching this platform will be an ongoing process and not an event on its own. I want our efforts to endure, and doing so will require people all over the world to internalize our cause. I believe it is critically important for people to have access to this ever-expanding pool of knowledge, and therefore we will be disclosing all the channels on which this information will be available.

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We chose the name Life Of Meaning because it has a tremendous potential to reach people all around the world. 15 Million people per month are looking on Google something in the tune of “what is the meaning of life”, “why am I here” “what is the purpose of all this?” Our goal is to be soon on the first results so that everyone can find the purpose of their own lives, – for free.

How will this platform make money?


It won’t. 
Life Of Meaning will be completely free, forever.

Most companies and organizations use sales and revenue as a sole metric for success when in reality there are much more important things to consider. This time around we will not focus on generating money but rather on making a difference. Instead of calculating revenue growth we will focus on the number of people whose lives we are able to impact.

How will the platform be able to operate without a revenue stream? We constantly meet people that have been inspired by our vision and are willing to lend us a hand, – whether by donation of funds for the development of the platform or providing us an asset we might need in a specific area. If you too wish to be a part of this movement, click here.

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Why am I doing this? What’s in it for me?

One year ago I made a pact with God, and pacts can’t ever be broken. I promised that if He showed me the perfect path He had laid out for me and blessed it supernaturally, I would work for Him forever and put my entrepreneurial skills on His hands. He delivered, so I am doing the same.

Even though I am spending every waking hour in this project, I don’t get a salary or equity in the new companies. I don’t perceive comissions on sales or bonus for performance. I do all of this for free. I am doing what I preach can actually be done, which is to do something you really love for free because you are on the perfect path and the financial part is taken care of. In fact, it’s an honor to be able to lead this project.

Until very recently, the grand challenges of the world were off-limits to most. Historically, making an impact meant huge capital investment and infrastructure. Today, incredibly, the ability to play at large scale is not more than a few mouse clicks way. This unique opportunity should not be taken lightly and I believe this venture has a tremendous potential for doing good. This venture is going to be one of the most impactful things I do with my life. 

I am extremely thankful for the group of volunteers that came forward to help make this dream a reality. Life Of Meaning counts with an amazing team of mentors and advisors, creative directors, editorial experts, graphic designers and guest speakers from several industries, all whom have devoted their time and efforts to make this dream a reality without having any monetary gain. Thank you.

I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me through this amazing journey. You know who you are, and my heart is forever grateful with all of you.

Talk soon,

Rodrigo

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šTime: It took me six months with a deep learning curve to achieve financial freedom. I lost money, got scammed, chose bad products, etc. The voyagers won’t fall into the same traps since I now can advise them better. They should, in fact, be at least twice as efficient as I was.
²Money: I know that it’s impossible to ask everyone to have $10K at hand to start. I am not saying this is a requirement but the reality of business is that you need money to make money. People with a lower (or higher) investment quota can extrapolate the results of having $10K to their own situation. We will also provide the necessary pitch decks and business model presentations so that people who don’t have the money by themselves can address the private market and raise their own funding.
³The voyagers have my undivided attention and full-time guidance so that they can minimize their risks of failure. I am helping them out for free, and do not hold equity in their companies nor will I receive any type of monetary remuneration.

Back home, starting a life of meaning đŸš€

My life has changed a lot this last year.

From the perspective of my friends and family, the transformation that I have experienced is extreme. One moment I was an overworked business owner and the next I was traveling around the globe on what seemed like a permanent vacation, working just a few hours from my computer and trying to find my purpose within God’s plan. This blog tells the story about how I went from being a non-believer to having a purpose-driven life in a few months.

I started this website to have a place to share my whereabouts while traveling and hopefully inspire other people to do the things that inspire them. However, this blog has shifted into something bigger, – a place where like-minded people get to connect with each other, share new ideas and work towards a common goal.

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I came back to Guatemala 3 weeks ago. I have not updated this blog in a while because I have been busy meeting with people that have been inspired with what has been written here, and that want to replicate it on their own lives. My short-term goal is to help them (and anyone else that is willing to listen) in finding their own individual purpose in life.

How do I plan to do this? By helping them establish a passive income that will free them from the necessity of having to work 8-5, thus giving them the freedom to follow their individual passions (whatever they may be), and hopefully establishing their individual non-religiousš relationship with God along the way. Doing all this will help me practice for my own personal purpose, which I am currently working on and will reveal soon.

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**Before you start reading: please know that since this blog is written chronologically, it’s better understood if you start from the first post and then move on upwards. I believe you will enjoy it better that way. Click here to see all the posts ordered chronologically from the bottom up.

This time around I will start by giving and update on the business (since lots of people have been asking about it recently) and then we will move over to the important stuff.

Our first products from China have arrived!🇨🇳


Our trip to China and Hong Kong was great. We had an amazing time and got to meet new providers for our online business. We were extremely excited when we received our new products, but a couple of weeks later we came to realize a hard truth to accept, – and that is that one of our product lines is a complete failure. It doesn’t sell well, we are having trouble finding the right keywords, and the competition on that particular market is fierce.

We perfectly understand the risk of doing business, so we continue with a positive attitude and move forward. I am a strong believer that leaders should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong. Product line #2 and product line #3 are an instant success. In fact, by the time I am writing this we are already completely sold-out on every single unit of those two product lines and waiting for more inventory to be delivered.

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Despite the setback described above our sales have continued to grow, slowly but steady. We are now having sales of $900 to $1,000 per day, which is an 80% increase from my last update two months ago. Things should continue to improve, with lots of new products being currently shipped and the upcoming Holiday season starting to show up. Seasoned Amazon sellers say that Q4 (October, November, December) account for nearly 60% of their total sales.

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**This is the last time that I will post a revenue update. I feel that I have successfully proven that this business model works, and from now on I will mainly focus on helping others achieving the same, thus keeping my personal revenue numbers to myself.

Something exciting to share is that we recently started selling in Canada 🇨🇦. We had our Chinese supplier send some of our inventory to Amazon’s warehouses in Ontario, where we have been getting some sales the last couple of weeks (in Canadian dollars). This means that the Amazon business model can be replicated throughout several marketplaces, and now we can easily begin selling in new countries such as France, Italy, Germany and Japan when we choose to do so.

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As much as this business brings me excitement, money is only as good as the things you choose to do with it. I always try to keep in mind that this business is not a destination by itself, but a means to be able to do extraordinary things down the line.

Ask yourself this – what matters, really? 🤔


Superstar swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, nearly took his own life two years ago. After winning 21 gold medals and being hailed as one of the best athletes of all time, he was struggling with a void that was turning his thoughts to suicide. He simply felt empty on the inside.

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“I was a train wreck. I was like a time bomb, waiting to go off. I had no self-esteem, no self-worth. There were times where I didn’t want to be here. It was not good. I felt lost.” Michael Phelps

While being on rehab for drunk driving and self-medication, a childhood friend gave him the book A Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren, which helped him overcome depression and find a meaning to his life. He told ESPN he now believes there is a power greater than himself and that there is a purpose for him on this planet.

His story is the perfect reminder that all the riches in the world don’t really shine if you believe that human goals and accomplishments are enough to satisfy you. Having money and fame are positive things, but again, – they are only as good as the things you choose to do with them.

“Money isn’t the goal; money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Have you ever seen someone play the board game Monopoly? People take it very seriously. When we play Monopoly we act as if we really owned the properties we are buying. All those houses and all that wonderful money, – we believe it really means something. Check out this video🏻 to see what I mean. 😳🏻

So you have to ask yourself, when you finally get the ultimate promotion, when you’ve made the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it and the thrill wears off… and it will wear off… Then what? How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? Surely you understand, it’ll never be enough. So you have to ask yourself the question: What Matters?

The way we see children play Monopoly is the way God sees us when we are playing the game of life. Some people use money and possessions as a way to keep score, when the truth is that nothing really belongs to us. Sure, we may acquire stuff for a while, but when we check out it all stays behind. It all goes back to the box.

How do you measure progress in your own life? What makes you feel successful and accomplished? Whichever your individual purpose may be, this is the most exciting time to be alive. Technology has given us more possibilities than ever before to create, to explore, – to dream beyond our wildest imagination. Things that were impossible before are suddenly within our reach, and some of the most adventurous humans are seizing this unique opportunity to push the human race forward..

The age of space travel has begun 🚀👽


For thousands of years, the story of humans and space has been the one of staring at the sky and wondering. The possibility of people leaving Earth and venturing into space has excited the human spirit of adventure for as long as we can remember. This year, a company named SpaceX announced the creation of the first-ever reusable rocket, thus making space traveling 99% cheaper. We will soon become a space-exploring civilization.

If you asked a child in 1495 what they wanted to be when they grew up, “an ocean explorer” would probably have been a common response. My generation (the millennials) will host the first ever space adventurers, a profession that will enable the human species to conquer other planets and go farther than we have ever gone before. But what will we find out there?

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You know when you hear about humans of the past debating whether the Earth was round or if the sun revolved around the Earth or thinking that lightning happened because of Zeus, and they seem so primitive and in the dark? That’s about where we are on the topic of extraterrestrial life. And the thing is that there are only two possibilities: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally scary.

One of the most interesting articles I have read recently is the Fermi Paradox², which explains the contradiction between the high probability of extraterrestrial existence and the lack of contact with such civilizations. Here is a cool video that explains it. 👽

**As a side note, I believe there is no conflict between the possibility of alien life — even intelligent life — and the teachings of the Bible. This is not in contrast with my faith because I can’t put limits on God’s creative freedom. Just as there is a multiplicity of creatures on Earth, there can be other beings, even intelligent, created by God.

We will soon experience what will be known as the greatest adventure of all time, – becoming a multi-planetary civilization. Learning this skill is vital to the future of our species since it will dramatically improve our chances of survival on the universe in the long-term, and we should all be rooting for it to happen sooner than later.

In the meantime, I’ll keep slowly discovering what’s currently at my reach.

Thoughts about Sri Lanka 👍🏻 and Indonesia 👎🏻


Sri Lanka is hands-down one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The country is extremely peaceful, the food is delicious (super spicy curries), and the people are extremely friendly. We got to wander through beautiful tea fields, ride on the back of elephants and once again found a beautiful cottage in front of the ocean. This beautiful island under India is a dream come true.

A strange thing is that there are lots of cows walking freely on the street. We asked about them and were told that some people go to the butcher, purchase “holy” cows for the sole purpose of releasing them. They get a mark on the ear so that they won’t be sold ever again. Interesting stuff.

Indonesia is one of the biggest Muslim countries in the world, and you experience this everywhere you go. People dress in hijabs, burqas, and cover their heads to achieve purity. You hear the sound of chanting inside mosques several times per day, and people pray on special rooms, -always facing the Mecca.

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We have been traveling to some amazing places, – but Indonesia is not one of them. I felt like people were always trying to sell us things, sometimes in an abusive way. Maybe the cultural difference was too much for staying here for a long period of time, but we did not feel at home. Now that I am done complaining lets talk about some really important stuff.

How to receive (and keep) God’s blessing 🙏🏻✨


Last time I wrote about the importance of resting on Sundays and placing your trust in Him. Today I would like to share with you the biggest trick that makes God want to bless your life every day more: the blessings you receive must flow outwards. 

The Bible says that we are blessed not just so that we can feel good, not just so we can be happy and comfortable, but so that we will bless others. God promises that if we concentrate our efforts on blessing other people, He’ll take care of our personal needs and assume responsibility for our problems. That’s pretty cool since He is much better at handling our problems than we are. Here is what the bible says about this:

I guarantee this. Anyone who gives up anything for the kingdom of God will certainly receive many times more in this life and will receive eternal life in the next world to come. – Luke 18:30

Give away your life; and you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back – but given back with bonus and blessings. – Luke 6:38

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I believe that God owns all the gold and diamonds in the world. I also believe that He can easily choose to make me a millionaire, – if doing so would make sense for Him. If I were to spend that money on parties and fast cars then maybe blessing me financially would not be such a good idea, – because it would not be of blessing to others. But if I used that same money to help other people, – if I used that same money to make this world a better, safer, happier place, – it would make sense.

Authenticity is more than speaking; it is about doing. Every time a purchase is made to one of our items, we donate a day’s worth of food to a hungry child in Malawi. Since my last post we have donated 564 days of food, and now every time I check to see how many sales we have made I think of how many hungry children we will be able to feed instead. 

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Every decision we make says something about who we are and the things we believe.

How can you bless other people? You can do it in many ways including serving a need, whether it is physical or emotional support, financial help, or even practical advice. The best thing about this is that you literally cannot out-give God. The more you bless other people around you, the more God says, “Let’s play a little game to see who wins. Let’s see who can give the most. The more you bless others, the more I’m going to bless you in return.” The more we are blessed by God, the more He expects us to help others.

The thing is, much is required from the person to whom much is given.

What am I doing with my time? 😁


I believe that if you want to have an extraordinary and fulfilled life, what you do with your time and what you do for money should be two completely different thingsÂł. Now that having to wake up every morning to go fetch money is thankfully not an issue, I have the freedom to do whatever I want with my time.

I have been spending quality time with my friends and family, especially with my parents. I have also been reuniting and catching up with people that I have not seen for a long time, mostly because my tight working schedule did not previously allow me to.

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At the same time, I am actively mentoring around 15 to 20 people in how the Amazon business works, so that they may also achieve the freedom and lifestyle that I propose (and have proven) is possible. I do not charge a fee for doing this, and do not plan on ever doing so. The truth is that I believe in abundance, and if I want to carry out my master plan I need to surround myself with like-minded with success stories under their belts to help me out.

I am staying on the path I chose to follow. I now have a goal, a plan, a direction, a mission, a purpose. But most importantly I am telling everyone that wants to hear, – that God is good.

Next step: working on the master plan ✨


Imagine a world where people wake up each day inspired and satisfied by the work they do, and return home at the end of the day feeling accomplished and proud of themselves. A world where people pursue their true passions and know for a fact that they are fulfilling God’s perfect plan for their lives, – a plan that is blessed and full of meaning. That is the world that I envision.

I traveled for almost 6 months, and now I’d like to stay in Guatemala for a while. I need to take a step back, be mindful of everything I have discovered and execute the project God has for me. I know this plan will succeed, and that it will have a positive impact on thousands of people.

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If you would like to help me, this is the time. I have a plan, but I can’t do it alone. If you believe what I believe, – and if you share my dream of helping others in finding their own individual purposes and helping them break free from the 9-5 lifestyle, send me an email.

I would love to tell you all about it.

rodrigo@adventureandpurpose.com

Firma-Rodrigo

¹Religiosity is an extreme or inappropriate devotion to the rituals and traditions of a religion, which sometimes give Christians a bad name. Example: when some people sin, they get told that by saying three Hail Mary’s their sins will be forgiven. Thus praying becomes a punishment, instead of the honor it really is.
²The Fermi Paradox was established by Enrico Fermi, the Nobel prizewinner who built the first nuclear reactor. Click here to read about it, interesting stuff!
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The days before the island.

It has been only three weeks since I left Guatemala to start this exciting new phase in my life. Somehow, I feel like it was yesterday. I want to share what I’ve been up to in the last few weeks, and also, write down some thoughts that have been crossing my mind lately.

First off, let me start by saying that I am grateful for everyone who subscribed to the blog and showed genuine interest in what I’m doing. It means a lot to have your support, and its crazy the amount of people that actually reached out to me wanting to know more about my trip. Even better, is that several people wanted to know more about the whole God / faith / spiritual part of this journey and wanted to hear more from my personal experience to be able to replicate it within their own lives. And that’s pretty cool.

I decided to write this blog to inspire people, and nothing more. It makes me happy to see it is going in the right direction, and that there are some people out there who are liking what I am doing.

The original article got 1,000 unique views on the day it was posted, followed by 700 the day after. One month later, people keep coming back to it.

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Daily unique visitors to this blog, without any type of advertisement.

If you read this and want to talk – about anything at all, don’t hesitate from reaching out.

Having a little fun in Europe before the Island.

Before going to Palawan I made a 3-week stop in Holland (The Netherlands) to meet my girlfriend’s family and friends. Great people. The food is delicious and the time there was amazing.

I got the chance to rest, sleep till late and relax, which I realized I haven’t done in a while due to lack of available time. I believe that alternating between periods of activity and rest is necessary to have a healthy lifestyle, but somehow I had been neglecting that for a while. In the last weeks we did this type of things:

Ate delicious Dutch food. Cycled through Amsterdam. Walked around Luxemburg. Played board games with the family in Horst. Drank delicious French wine. Climbed the Eiffel Tower. Ate all the Creme Brulee we could. Went to Disneyland (we could not see Mickey Mouse, though the pretentious mouse had a 45-minute waiting list).

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Along the way we met a lot of different people including friends and family, friends we partied with in different cities, pastors of different churches we attended, and complete strangers randomly met on the street.

Sometimes we told them about our master plan, which basically consists of: going to live on an island, getting closer to the creator of the universe (with the goal of having an intimate one-on-one relationship with Him) and finding our purpose within His plans. You know, normal stuff that people do.

Everyone kept asking the same question:

“Are you nervous?”

I’m not nervous. I’m excited. I’m just going to have fun, do the right thing, and let the rest follow. I know what I want for my life, -and more important than that, what I don’t want for it. I know seen from experience that when you put Him as your priority, the planets align and things happen neither slow nor fast because His times are perfect.

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What about work?

In money related stuff, I have been playing with new projects while keeping my time free to enjoy. I am convinced that I can generate a great income for myself without having to work 9 to 5 for my working lifetime of 50 years. That is a LONG time.

I refuse to be overworked and underjoyed. I will cut myself loose from the tentacles of workaholism. What I do with my time and what I do for money should be two completely different things.

To get me closer to that goal I started an Amazon FBA business, which basically consists of buying products from China (physical things like thermos, baby toys, accessories) and selling them for a 200% profit in the US market through the purchase of sponsored ads within the Amazon marketplace. I will not get into specifics right now since I will make a post about this once I’ve gathered more data.

I will share the complete secret sauce on this blog, for free, so that anyone else that wants to can replicate it.

I am also working on a couple of outsourced websites that could generate a decent income without having to operate them. This works by providing internet services to a specific niche, which (hopefully) will acquire them for something like $10 a piece, and can be massively advertised and sold via Facebook or Google ads in targeted territories worldwide.

This type of business models (with more to come) will allow me to go scuba diving in open waters, teaching entrepreneurship for free in a small school or simply relaxing on a beach all day long while I (and my partners in some of this different ventures) keep on turning a profit 24/7.

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I do not want to be a millionaire.

What I want is to have the lifestyle that being a millionaire can give you.

  • Owning the freedom to do all the things you want to do.
  • Having the choice of being all the things you want to be.
  • With the time to do it, whenever and wherever you want to.

To enjoy your temporary life on this planet (yes, I do believe in an afterlife) you do not need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time. Living like a millionaire requires doing interesting things and not just owning enviable things.

I am excited for what’s to come. Most people choose unhappiness over uncertainty, and gladly, this time, it’s not my case.

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