Hey guys, Alberto Riehl. It’s, man it’s Sunday morning. It’s early, it’s about 6:30 AM, and I am in Havana, Cuba. It’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I get this out, I’m whispering, it’s early. We’re staying at a hotel here, which was kind of a nice little discovery. They just built this thing, it’s called the Grand Manzana. If you ever come to Havana, Cuba, you have to stay at the Grand Manzana. It’s the only five star plus, they call it.
We actually checked out of our last place, which was a five star. We were told it was the very best, and I talked about it on a different video, we don’t know what we don’t know, right? And that was actually given to us by a professional. But I’m on my way to the gym, as I always do, no matter what, in the morning, take care of myself, put myself in the right mental state. Same thing for our body, very, very important.
And as I was, I’ve been here for the last couple of days, we’re gonna be leaving today. And I really thought about how blessed we are. If you’re in the U.S. right now, or any of the other countries we do business in now, we’re in what, six countries now? Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Wales … Get in this elevator here. We truly are, we’re so blessed. We won the lottery. We can pretty much do whatever we want, business wise.
We can start our own business, have the opportunity to really provide for our families, where in a place like this, where we are in Cuba, these guys are … It’s amazing, the internet that I have is horrible, it’s all done by the government. It’s all regulated by the government. We’ll go this way. I’m on the top floor now, the pool. And they just don’t have the freedoms that we’ve grown very accustomed to.
Look at this, I wish you could see, there’s a lot of history, you can see these buildings behind me. But there’s also so much poverty. The people really here, kinda have their hands tied. There’s not a lot that they can do. And it’s funny, ’cause we hear people complaining and stuff, all the time in the U.S., let’s see, you can see a lot of the buildings around here, got the sun coming up now, in my face.
But I also wanna talk about controlling our attitude, because in the U.S., man it’s amazing how I just hear so many people complaining. And they’re complaining about things like traffic. They’re complaining about things like at the checkout, people taking too long. They’re complaining about what they watch on the news. They’re just complaining. And here, people have nothing.
And I wonder if you can see, just outside my door what it looks like. There’s no maintenance. You can see, look at the buildings in the background. Everything is kinda torn to shreds, like somebody was bombed. But man, the people here are happier than the people in the U.S., as far as I can see. People are singing, people are laughing. Everywhere we went, employees of the hotel, everybody’s laughing, everybody’s having a good time.
People are dancing. Music is a big part. And I really thought, “Wow, we really do control our mindset, and our happiness.” Happiness is a choice. And so, if you were born in the U.S., or any of these other countries I mentioned, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, really realize how blessed we are. I mean, we really, we won the lottery. We can do whatever it is that we want. We won the lottery.
It’s time to stop complaining, and just get to fucking work. That’s all you gotta do. You work. Work hard, it takes very, very hard work, but we have that opportunity. And if you ever start feeling down about yourself, or start thinking, “Oh, why me,” think about the other places in the world, that have absolutely no options. And really, realize how lucky you are, and how blessed we are.
So, this is Alberto, Riehl’s Rants, and I really hope you’re waking up today feeling grateful. Look at the things that you’re grateful for, maybe make a list, a gratitude list is something that’s very important. And we’ll see you on the next video.