MERRY CHRISTMAS to ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD!
Yes, did it in caps because it’s a big deal.
Guys and gals, Christmas is celebrated in some cultures as a religious holiday, but I celebrate it as a day to live, love, and laugh. I don’t go to church, nor do I have a religion. My religion is universal (like the universe) unity. I try to spread as much love into the atmosphere as possible…..so for those of you with different customs, cultures, creed and other things, don’t let people say to you, “you can’t celebrate Christmas because it’s a Christian holiday.” No, it’s a holiday at the end of the year whereas you can look back and enjoy how much you’ve progressed.
This year has been a year of change, progression, obstacles, and unbelievable rewards. If I talk about countries I’ve traveled to, it’s been the biggest success in my life. Personal development has definitely been the best EVER. Career, although with the current blockage going on for the next couple of weeks, has been on the rise. How so? Because life doesn’t revolve just around a primary job. My podcast, YouTube, speaking, writing, etc., has gone up significantly. Better yet, let me just break down each one by category.
Career – 9.5
I think the majority of this came at around May when I began to rebel against the primary “job.” I felt that the job had gone stagnant. It was the same thing happening over and over. Same bs wage while the upper folks make hundreds of thousands/millions of baht….so then I got a phone call. That “thing” was accepted, that lead to two projects, that’s leading to two massive projects in back-to-back months (February). Just get this – everyone. If I hadn’t accept that job on the weekend, I wouldn’t have gotten all these opportunities to begin with. That moment they told me they had someone of power….I hurried to say, “ok.” I accepted it, and I had to battle with this lose-ended, primary job (pretty much finished) to keep it. That lead to three massive projects throughout the year that lead me to million baht earners.
Enough with that. Podcast? I think over 100 countries listened to me worldwide. YouTube? So many countries tune into my videos around the world. Book? Twitter? Instagram? Interviewing people all over America? CHECKS ALL AROUND!
Hobbies & Fun – 8.5
It wasn’t even the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race (2x), and going to Maldives that made this an 8.5, but it was more of the decision that I made just a few weeks ago, cancelling a morning class to be around entrepreneurs and great people. I’ve been neglecting “fun” in my diet for so long. I would work 9 hours on Saturday and Sunday, but ultimately make the same wage for the last four years? I mean I had no idea I can work two hours in Bangkok and make the same wage in 2 there compared to 9 in the outskirts. So, now that my time is free(ing) up, and now that I’m preparing for my new life, I’m definitely going to incorporate “fun” into my life next year on a routine basis. Now, does that mean going out? Nope. I hate going out unless it’s a business meeting and socializing to make connections. I’m talking about meeting likeminded people and having time to myself and for my my projects. No more 8-11 hour days on garbage wages. It’s time for 2-4 hour days and have the rest of the day to do big things. Nonetheless, It’s beginning to happen!
Wealth – 9.5
Look, I was able to to go back to America, travel to Sedona, layovers in Korea, Singapore and Japan, Maldives, Malaysia, do two Spartan races while staying at the Sheraton for the first time in my life. These are massive accomplishments; and with all of with being stated, I still have the most saved up at the end of the year at any point in my life.
Yes, Crypto currency is what I’m going to start looking into to top off the year (so I have extra money on the side), but the wealth will come when I start looking. Well, that has come and gone. Why? I realized that I can get paid 450% more per hour working in Bangkok then my current job. I want to make more money in less time. If I can work two-hours a day, amassing a total of a nine-hour work day at my present job, it’s time to go!
Big ideas, projects, jobs, and places to grow is coming up!
Personal Development – 9.5
Dale Carnegie’s ‘How To Stop Worrying & Start Living’ helped the HELL out of me this year. I’m going to tell you why. If I think about the current job situation going on – the company having a ‘secret santa’ without me, although they employ some of the most malicious teachers….what’s the worse that can happen? They fire me, and then my work permit automatically cancels and I can begin the new life at the beginning of the year. That worse case scenario is a golden case scenario.
Physical Environment – 9.0
Because I was able to take the risk of be ostricized at my present workplace, I was rewarded with three massive projects, two unique students, and the teaching of millionaires. This is what made my physical environment skyrocket. The things that happened the way they did were suppose to happen. Because they did, I decided to move to a very gorgeous area of Bangkok. If I can just sit here and close my eyes, envisioning how it would be spending Christmas at my old condo, I would be depressed. Same neighborhood, same people, same lifestyle. Enough was enough…and now I just went running down these gorgeous streets where everyone was smiling. It’s out there, people. You just have to search for it.
Health – 8.5
Tough Mudder in Phoenix, Spartan Super in Malaysia, Spartan Sprint in Chon Buri, Thailand. My body has transformed, I workout at the best gym ever and I’m around a supporting cast of people, and now that I’m living in my new place, I cook more often because I have an AMAZING kitchen.
Family & Friends – 4
This category took a massive hit. From a best friend completely disappearing on me after cancelling my trip, to two individuals who I thought were developing friends vanishing. What to do in the new year? In the podcast.
Romantic Relationships – X
Although I did have a couple of opportunities this year to make something happened, it ultimately failed on me. Funny stories in the podcast down below!