AG Adventures!

Commit yourself to your own magnificence.

There is no risk for you out here on the leading edge, ever. And when you come to understand the true nature of well-being in which you have come forth — then you can relax and begin to enjoy this magnificent adventure which is your creative life experience. We are not here to guide the specifics of that which you choose. You get to choose that, and you can’t get it wrong. We are here to assist you — only to assist you — in finding vibrational harmony with your desire; knowing that when you find vibrational harmony with your desire, you are, in this moment, an amazing being. 

Commit yourself to your own magnificence. Every time you look into a mirror, remind yourself that what stares back at you is not an every-changing body, but an invisibleness that is truly your highest self. Affirm: I’am love, I’am love, I’am worthy, I’am infinite, silently and out loud. Do this frequently so that it eventually becomes your inner mantra. This will help you abandon old patterns you’ve carried that have injured your personal relationship to the universe and all of the inherent beauty and perfection it holds. You will awaken to the incredible miracle that you are.

-AG

LOCATION: Tropical Hideaway (Adventureland) - Disneyland Resort, CA

Disneyland Resort: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge - Costume Reveal

So working for the mouse actually got a lot of perks, and this one was actually pretty cool. The Cast Activities department for the Disneyland Resort decided to create an event for all of the die hard Star Wars cast members to enjoy. I myself have never seen Star Wars, so I could care less, to be honest. However, the event was pretty cool.

They actually built a runway for the new costumes attire that was modeled by some of our great cast members including our Resort President - Josh D’Amaro and Resort Vice President - Kris Theiler.

-AG

Don't limit yourself.

Your life is your own. Don’t waste it trying to be what others expect you to be. Don’t sacrifice your happiness to make everybody happy. Don’t give up on your dreams to build other people’s dreams. Your life is your own.

You can’t let people scare you. You can’t go your whole life trying to please everyone else. You can’t go through life worried about what everyone else is going to think. You can’t let the judgement of others stop you from being you. Because if you do, you are no longer you. You’re someone everyone else wants you to be. 

Commit yourself to your own magnificence. Every time you look into a mirror, remind yourself that what stares back at you is not an every-changing body, but an invisibleness that is truly your highest self. Affirm: I’am love, I’am love, I’am worthy, I’am infinite, silently and out loud. Do this frequently so that it eventually becomes your inner mantra. This will help you abandon old patterns you’ve carried that have injured your personal relationship to the universe and all of the inherent beauty and perfection it holds. You will awaken to the incredible miracle that you are.

BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE! 

-AG

LOCATION: Disneyland, CA / PC: Philippe Villarubia

LOCATION: Disneyland, CA / PC: Philippe Villarubia

LOCATION: VANS HQ / Costa Mesa, CA

LOCATION: Crooks & Castle HQ / Los Angeles, CA

LOCATION: The Art Institute of California - Orange County / Costa Mesa, CA

WALT DISNEY WORLD 2019 TRIP

I couldn’t be more thankful that I actually got to experience probably one of the most “magical” vacation I’ve had in years!

I can’t wait to come back! And I will be forever thankful for being a part of this amazing company.

-AG

DAY 1: DISNEY SPRINGS

DAY 2: DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

DAY 3: DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

DAY 4: EPCOT

DAY 5: DISNEY’S MAGIC KINGDOM

MAGIC MAKERS

It’s always a great experience to bring friends to the studios and show them around. It still brings me chills knowing that I’am a part of this magical empire and I will be forever grateful for being a “magic maker.”

-AG

LOCATION: Walt Disney Studios / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: Walt Disney Studios / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: MARVEL Studios HQ / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: MARVEL Studios HQ / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: MARVEL Studios HQ / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: Walt Disney Studios / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: Walt Disney Studios / Burbank, CA

LOCATION: Shake Shack / Los Angeles, CA

Your new adventure awaits!

Arturo Montoya, 

My bradahhh! Man! I can't believe you're already dippin' out! I still remember the first time we met during Holiday Season last year. 

I won't write a lot, but, I do want to say one thing; THANK YOU. 

I always make sure to have people in my life that wants the best for me and for the people around me. So many of us don't get anywhere because we are constantly bombarded by people who don't help push us towards our goals. However, you are different. You want to "MPOWER" the people around you and I believe that is one of the greatest traits to have as a leader.

Never forget to keep climbing, to keep grounded and last but not least, to keep inspiring people.

ENJOY THE JOURNEY my friend! 

-AG

LOCATION: The Walt Disney Co.

LOCATION: The Walt Disney Co.

How to Be Childlike

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso

LOCATION: Toontown - Disneyland, CA

I have been plotting and planning on writing something on the topic of having a "child-like" mindset and I finally had the chance on writing it this week! Yay! 

So working for "The Happiest Place on Earth" has some pretty good perks such as bringing your loved ones to Disneyland or any Disney Parks and Resorts all throughout the world. This week I had a cool little local vacay idea and brought my cousins out to the park and just decided to abandon my worldly concerns, and just play.

Or I’ll sit and just watch them play, pretending they’re superheros or princesses or playing house or shooting each other with stick guns.

It never fails to leave me with a sense of wonder, of pure joy, of a return to innocence and a simpler time.

As grown ups, we’ve lost this childlike sense of life. And that’s actually a sad thing.

It’s not just about happiness and innocence either — being more childlike also helps us to be more creative, more imaginative, more innovative and open to worlds of possibilities.

Consider: as children, we are naturally imaginative, curious, able to play without a worry in our minds. Some qualities of young children that happen naturally:

  • they live in the present
  • they have no concerns about money, productivity, or being cool
  • there are no limits to their imagination, except what they’ve been exposed to
  • they play and lose themselves in play
  • they create with abandon
  • they are endlessly curious, and ask questions … without end
  • they love showing off to their parents

We could learn a lot from children. Sure, they have qualities we might not want, but in my eyes, they are already perfect. We don’t need to mold them into people, we need to be more like them.

We lose this childlike nature, the nature we’re born with, because of society — it has certain institutions and systems in place that beat childishness out of us, so we can be more productive citizens and consumers. I think it’s unfortunate.

We shouldn’t abandon all responsibilities, but we can learn a lot from children and be more like them in some ways.

LOCATION: Tom Sawyer Island - Disneyland, CA

How to be childlike?

We must first acknowledge that no change is instantaneous, that any change worth keeping takes time. But you can start today.

Start by deciding to abandon caution and to give this a try. Start by identifying the qualities of children you’d like to emulate: curiosity, play, living in the moment, abandoning worries, imagination, creativity, pure joy.

Observe children. Watch how they play, how they live, how they create, how they ask questions. Sure, sometimes they do dumb things like throw tantrums, but even in that you can see their pure abandonment of everything but what is happening to them right now. Watch and learn.

Play with children. If you have some of your own, great. If not, play with children of friends and family. Lose yourself in the play. Be a dinosaur, or a gorilla, or a villain. Have a joyous time. Make them squeal in delight, and feel free to do the same yourself.

Talk with children. Ask them questions. Answer theirs. Don’t talk down to them with baby talk, but don’t be too grownup either.

Play by yourself. Go outside and run around, jump, slide, kick a ball around, pretend. Forget about who might be watching.

Create like a child. Don’t be constrained with what people expect, what you’re used to. Be wild and have fun. Imagine that things can be different, that there are no limitations, and see what happens. Most of your childlike drawings will be tossed in the trash, but some might be put up on the fridge.

Be curious like a child. Look at things with a child’s eye, and ask questions you’ve never asked before, explore with a beginner’s mind. Don’t be afraid to ask why, and what if, and why not?

Live in the moment. Forget about all you have to do. Forget about what happened yesterday, or that conversation you had. Forget about that meeting that’s coming up, or those deadlines. Just do, and be.

See the world with new eyes. It is a wondrous place, a miracle happening every second, a source of immense fascination that can knock you on your ass if you let it. You are a miracle, and every moment you have is a gift. What will you do with that gift?

And last, if you have children, let them be childlike. Stop trying to make them grow up. Stop trying to shape them, criticize them, make them your own piece of clay, as Marvin Gaye said. Let them be, and enjoy the beautiful way they already are.

-AG

“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.” – Paula Poundstone

LOCATION: Pixie Hollow - Disneyland, CA