Trying to Boot Reign & Bang Energy Drinks

Yesterday was the FIRST DAY in like three years I went without an energy drink. I avoid the sugary ones: only usually pick Bang or Reign. Well, I went without for the first time, and took a 200mg caffeine tablet instead but still caught some withdrawal symptoms and even a headache this morning.

Upon waking up this morning I realize, how much of a slave I’ve been do these drink products but I have been rationalizing that relationship as some sort of twisted liberating freedom! When I’m forking out over $2 a day for this drink, I realize that is a toll and it’s not liberating me.

Water is fairly dirt cheap in comparison and while $2 a day might not seem like much, it does add up! I’m feeling a sense of strength to try and see if I can completely boot this otherwise mundane and toxic energy drink intake?

Listen, it’s NOT the caffeine I’m against. I think caffeine has certain health benefits; it’s everything else in these proprietary corporate brews that I’m concerned about where long term health is concerned and even though I’m taking caffeine tabs to wean me away from these drinks, I’m still suffering symptoms of withdrawing from these energy drinks and this is going to also include beverages like Diet Sodas. It’s all-too-easy to drink our favorite poisons.

The Entrepreneur Niche


This blog hinges on Entrepreneurship. To me, this word stands for freedom, becoming an authoritative voice, and helping other achieve their goals to break away from the status quo and survive happily on their own. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean making lots of money, working endless hours, or getting burned out. It should begin as a hobby-business that’s low-key. Laying one brick at a time, you can build it up, and focus on the content that’s important to you.

What I want to achieve with Desert Rat Executive is to build a community of like-minded individuals who I can bounce ideas off of while I’m facing this journey we call life. I’d like to find other blogs who have similar visions and feature them on here, or at least mention them. I’ve been discovering one community after another based on the enterprising idea of living without a boss, and paving your own destiny.

I’ve been doing this for about seven years. It’s been both tricky, but rewarding. I’ve had many trials during the process. In the summer I’ve worked giving tours around the Southwest, taking foreign tourists to national parks and monuments and across the Navajo Reservation. I’ve spent a lot of time teaching people the Geology, History, Anthropology, and everything about the land. When it comes to teaching people the heritage, it’s hard to separate the land from the stories. All the details weave themselves together where time and place are concerned. If you came with me on this journey, you would see how the land tells the majority of the stories, I just play a become the narrator.

Aside from all this, This blog isn’t to necessarily about making money. It’s more concerned with creating value to a community of like-minded individuals. As an artist, photographer, and writer, this would help me grow and I want to relay these stories and experiences to a close-knit community of friends and the rare traveler who finds something worth keeping!

There’s a lot of people blogging within the niche of entrepreneurship but I’m a traveler, and a dreamer. I’ve also been called the storyteller. My love for the land, the Earth, and it’s history is indispensible and it’s what sets me apart from many suit-and-tie minded city-slickers. Hence, the first part of the title is Desert Rat. We also live in a free-world, and everything is dictated by a free-market system, so I throw Executive into the. I’ve got my own interpretation of “executive” and what it means. Look it up in a dictionary to see how broadly defined this term can become.

The hardest part of starting this from scratch was coming up with a decent title. It took over a week just to think of the best suitable name for my blog. It was the starting point. Now, it’s the beginning. It started like the Big-Bang, with everything pouring out of my imagination. This is a real vision and it’s not going to simply burn out. It has awakened a passion in me that’s been simmering for years!

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The Blogging Car Salesman

This is a defining moment in my life working as a sales consultant for Stephen Wade Automotive Group in St. George, Utah. I went from being a wilderness guide to selling cars. That’s a definitive life-style change accompanied by plenty of culture shock between two very different careers but equilibrium has been reached. Both of my sales managers are great people and I’m honored to be working with a good company.

So here’s what’s up, I’m doing this to become a one-percenter; an over-achiever! I’ve got ginormous fish to fry and some of my goals are totally unrealistic. So this is major puzzle piece in a grand scheme to skyrocket my productivity. The reality is here because I chose it. One of my bucket-list items was to become a car salesman. Another one was to live in the Grand Canyon and I did that for a long time. With so many goals accomplished, I’m on coarse be an ultimate jack-of-trades and eclectic, adventure guru!

Life’s good. It’s awesome, actually. Don’t give up on your goals. The Creator will bless you in your journey and efforts!