Moth Sailing: The Art of gliding

Moth sailing is one of the greatest extreme sports out there. Being out there on the water, flying across and seemingly defying physics can add up to one of the most fulfilling pastimes you will ever try.

Moth sailing lets you experience a kind of beauty and philosophical understanding you can’t always put easily in words. Plus there are huge benefits to doing this sport and living an active lifestyle in general.

If you have been reading this and thinking, “Well, that’s all well and good but what exactly is moth sailing?” Then read on to figure out what exactly we are talking about here:

Moth Sailing: The Basics

Looking at the hydrofoil moth boat, your first impression will probably be some degree of bewilderment. No part of its design looks like it should work. But its design is uniquely structured for speed and dexterity. It can fly through water silently and quickly. It is wholly unlike any other kind of sailing.

Certain designs of moth can reach speeds above 30 knots (that’s nearly 60 kilometers per hour). All designs are built for racing but whether you compete or just do it on your own time, moth sailing is an amazing way to both relax and have fun.

The design of the boat makes it highly aerodynamic and much more streamlined. While it moves through the air and water much more easily because of this, it does make it a little more complex to maneuver at first so here are the basics of how to handle a moth boat: [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Extreme Sports

Benefits of Extreme SportsIf you have never tried extreme sports, you are really missing out. Just watching them can make them seem too intimidating to try—as if you have to have some serious courage even to try. But the fact is, most of the courage comes after you have started doing extreme sports. Living life on the edge teaches you that you are stronger than you think and that builds courage and self confidence.

What exactly counts as extreme sports, you might be asking. These are sports that include a certain element of danger. Of course, there is danger in any sport—you might throw out your back playing golf or sprain your ankle running—but extreme sports take it to the next level. Extreme sports are those sports that give you that adrenaline rush because doing them means risking death. Base jumping, surfing, moth sailing, skydiving are all included in the category along with a lot more. There are a million benefits of doing extreme sports. So here are just a few of them to get you motivated:

Self Confidence

Studies have shown that extreme sports can boost your mood and your confidence (yes, actual scientists have studied extreme sports. They were Australians, obviously). This is because extreme sports help you overcome your fears and show you that you are capable of doing way more than you ever dreamed of. It’s hard not to feel on top of the world when you have done something that scares the hell out of you and lived to see another day. You’ll be stronger, more confident, and ready to take on a new and even more challenging task. [Read more...]

Motivate Yourself into the Healthy Lifestyle

Motivate Yourself into the Healthy LifestyleLiving a healthy lifestyle is not just about being responsible and trying to tack on a few extra years to the end of your life. All too often being healthy seems to mean sacrificing fun and pleasure along the way. And if that’s the case, why bother? A shorter but more fulfilling life seems far more desirable than a longer but miserable one.

But the fact of the matter is, those aren’t your only options. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be miserable and, in fact, it can actually make your life a lot more enjoyable. Here are some of the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle:

Better Mood

Eating healthy and staying active can do wonders for your mood. At the biological level, both of these things release hormones that contribute to lowering stress and boosting happiness. At the mental level, it makes you feel more self-confident and motivated. All around, the way you live reflects on the way you feel. So if you are a lethargic couch potato, you are going to feel (and probably look) like a lethargic couch potato. If you are fit and active, you are going to feel like.

Having Fun

It’s not tough to see that active, healthy people have more fun. Not only does it get supremely boring sitting around the house all day when compared to going out and playing sports or exploring the wilderness; but they are physically capable of having more fun. They have more energy, strength, and stamina which is great for outdoors and in the bedroom! [Read more...]

It’s Good to Be Wealthy

It’s Good to Be WealthyNo one will tell you that money solves all of life’s problems (well, no one with half a brain, at least) but you can’t argue that it does have its advantages. Wealth can bring security to your life and give you the reassurance that you can afford the necessities and even afford to have some fun and follow your passions. Being wealthy is still a huge responsibility and if you don’t spend or invest your money well, it can end up adding more problems and stress into your life. Being responsible with your wealth, however, can make you feel happy and fulfilled at the deepest levels.

Follow Your Passion

Whether you want to start a business, travel the world, or do your part to solve world hunger; money is the access key to getting started. Being wealthy will insure that you have—or can get—the resources necessary to pursue your goals and make your dreams a reality.

Investing your wealth in what you are most passionate about is one of the best ways you can spend your money.  This is your wealth and, more importantly, your life. So don’t let anyone else tell you what you should do with it.

Of course, money isn’t the only factor. You also need your fair share of ambition and perseverance. But as a wealthy person, you can be confident that the only thing that can stop you from following your passions is you. So stop making excuses, get out there and follow your passion! [Read more...]

Increase Profits with This Investment

Increase Your Profits with This InvestmentI spend a lot of time out on the water in my Moth boat, a high performance machine that never fails me. I look for that same level of high performance elsewhere in my life too, like at the restaurants I visit, the hotels where I stay, and even the companies and ventures in which I invest my money.

Information has always been a valuable trading commodity. This was true in the past, it is true in the present, and I’d bet good money it will continue to be true in the future as well. Knowledge is power, or so they say. Well, I’m here to tell you that knowledge is also a sound investment for those looking to boost their portfolio and increase their profits.

I’m talking about investing in data centers. There are so many videos, songs, presentations, charts, movies, games and other files on the Internet, too many items for anyone to list them all, really. All of that data has to be stored somewhere in order to be retrieved at a later date. The data centers where this information is stored are constantly growing, or being joined by new data centers as more and more data is created.

To nail down an example, let’s look at cloud computing. Lots of people talk about “The Cloud” these days, but what is it, really? Essentially, it is a data center, or more like multiple data centers, where people store information they will want to access later from another computer, tablet, phone or other device. Once uploaded to the cloud, information can be accessed from anywhere a person is able to get an Internet connection.

There is no actual cloud. It’s a bunch of servers in several different sites, and it’s also not the only service of its kind available. I’ve actually invested in creating a handful of data centers in various locations around Europe, and each of these might be considered “The Cloud” by the people using them. I’m really more of an investor than a tech savvy guy though, so naturally I delegate conceptualization and development assignments to my partner, Citrus Solutions.

Anyone else looking to set up a data center might want to give them some consideration too. Data is a booming business that will only continue to grow as time passes, with more new data centers popping up regularly, not just in Europe, but in locations all over the face of the globe.

There is one last thing I think I should mention, since it’s a big part of the cost of running any data center. Those servers generate a lot of heat, especially if you’ve got a popular data center where lots of people store stuff, a place many people access often. Refrigeration becomes necessary for these machines to run without overheating and breaking down, and keeping a warehouse full of servers cool can be quite costly. In my experience, it is most cost-effective to build data centers below the ground, where outside heat sources (the sun) won’t add more to your monthly operating costs.