Man, oh man! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a ramble of positivity, and I’m super grateful to be back! Two weeks into the New Years….it’s definitely at a surplus in terms of projects, teaching and learning. However, there is a little bit of an issue.
Now, I told myself I needed to live in these day-tight compartments because I have no idea what’s going on in the future. Honestly, within the next three months, there’s a massive chance that I might experience a major transition (leaving from Thailand).
At the beginning of the New Year, I thought I was destined to land a job with a 65-year-old language school in Bangkok. The interview process was superb and everything went well. However, after a follow-up email and a week later, I got scared. I felt that something was happening, but wasn’t sure what. That feeling lead to me not getting the job for VERY OBVIOUS THAI REASONS and then there was the question: “should I keep doing this?”
I’ve preached so much about going after your purpose. I’m getting ideas now about developing a curriculum online that students can easily access and learn English all over the world – a system that can trump language centers in a heartbeat. This is going to take some massive pondering and setting up, but I’m pretty excited about it.
There comes a time in life, however, when you just get sick and tired of nonsense. I’ve dealt with racial degradation for five years already. In the beginning, it was new. I needed to go through the amount of hell for me to become the influential person I am today. On the other hand, the things that I continue going through today is just — boring. I already got the point. Yes, I’m a brown guy living in one of the most anti-brown guy countries on the face of planet Earth….which brings me to the questions….
Am I still learning?
- Hell no.
Am I still growing?
- In terms of my podcast, YouTube, Herbalife, speaking, etc….absolutely. As a teacher in my primary job – absolutely not.
Are there still opportunities?
- The only way I stay in Thailand is if I work at a multi-national country and make over 100,000 baht (3,300 USD). Other than that, side-projects are great, but they don’t provide anymore than just that – a side project.
Do I still want to live here?
- Well, lets just say in a perfect world everything goes well and I can work in Bangkok….my max is one year — this year. After that, I’m finished. Unless something miraculous happens, I’m over Asia.
Is this a place to live for the next ten years?
- I don’t know what opportunity Thailand provides anymore because of the amount of obstacles I have to go through. The proving grounds and continuous (can you send us a video of how you teach) versus other teachers getting the job because of the color of their skin — it’s just pointless. I don’t have to prove myself anymore. With Facebook pages in the education and podcast sector totalling over 10,000 likes and constant content creation: “you said I needed to make a video because?”
What’s the end goal?
- True happiness. True fulfillment. That’s why I do my ‘wheels of life’ on a monthly basis. However, if there’s one area that’s causing 80% of my unhappiness, it’s the constant “needing a job” and trying to figure out the process. My end goal is to obvious have my website up and running, posting videos on Facebook regularly, creating blogs, putting out content, doing things with other students and creating videos on a multitude of platforms. On top of that, I still absolutely love teaching, but other than the money, what’s the point of staying here anymore? I need to be smart about the process and see what situation I’ll possibly be heading into. If I can make residual income on a monthly basis, Thailand would be finished. Let’s just put it that way.
I’m so happy and grateful for being able to teach wonderful students a language and an idea with that language over the last three days.
I’m truly grateful for the present I got from a Deputy Prime Minister last night – and also knowledge along with that.
With all my heart, Im thankful for all areas of my life. I’m extremely thankful for the wonderful people I’ve met the past few days and the dozens of new friends I’ve made. I’m grateful for the posters on my FB pages who want more. I’m thankful for my friends who tune into my blog, along with other bloggers; and I’m also super happy about my podcast and everyone viewing my videos on YouTube.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Now, I just added in the emergence….and you will be amazed who this person is. 17 years…..and he decided to add me on FB. Oh, what a story this is going to be! Only in the podcast!