Man! What a year this was! Looking back on all of my wheel of life’s throughout the year, I was a scared boy in the beginning. I’m super surprised that I made it this far in Thailand, this year, without giving up. Looking where I was at the beginning, trying to get away from one of the most toxic jobs I’ve ever been a part of (and for a wicked three years), and seeing where I am now?! Just how did it happen? Well, this podcast isn’t only about myself, but it’s about Celina, who joins me on this gorgeous Christmas morning to give grace to what was a life-changing year for her, too! Here are my scores, a rundown, and then the podcast.
Why am I starting off with one of the highest marks? Well, honestly….if it wasn’t for Napoleon Hill’s Mental Attitude, Gary Vee in my ear, communicating with entrepreneurs all around the globe…no way this could’ve been so high. From meeting Luke Burrows in February, to Celina (you) in March, and interviewing an author named David Mauro in the early stages of the year — kicking off a spectacular run — no words can describe it.
Since then I’ve co-host a show with Luke Burrows called Motivational Mentors. I’ve brought entrepreneurs from Malaysia on and even hired a content writer, Jiun Ting Yong, who’s been doing show notes and write-ups on TheArsenioBuckShow.com. I got rid of a toxic graphic designer and hired another one from Myanmar who’s done very diligent work for me. I’m not speaking to coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs and others all around the globe, exchanging ideas on a daily basis. This year, in terms of people individuals, has topped the previous 29 years of my life…and it’s not even close.
At the beginning, I was shrugging off a toxic work environment, and that’s basically it. After that, and towards the end of the year, perfect workplace with flexible hours, communicating with big companies all over Bangkok who are asking me for services, and living at a perfect condo. I can’t complain.
This absolutely correlates with personal development. Yes, I could’ve launched some projects, but now on the dawn of the New Years, I have a course coming out on the Grow2Gether Academy. I’ll be making a test with Celina, herself, for an English Test Preparation course, I’m launching The Arsenio Buck Foundation and my TOEIC grammar EBook in January. That’s about 30% of what’s happening. Honestly, since I dumped that job, my life has completely changed. COMPLETELY!
This category remains stagnant. Grateful, but not much of a change from the beginning of the year. Why? Literally freelancing and hustling and have been since the beginning. From the beginning of my new life (after my old job) until now, I don’t have a “legit job,” therefore it’s pretty hard to know what’s coming and what’s not. Plan for the New Years? Make multiple streams of income, and three of them will be launched at the beginning of the year. No more working for money….let money work for me.
Aside from some ailments that weren’t serious, I achieved one of the biggest goals of my life (the Spartan Trifecta).
7 countries. Yes, i had to go based on being pressured by a Thai government, but being able to go to HK (somewhat of a forgettable trip), and my wondrous Singapore twice, was a blessing. Yes, going back to Malaysia to meet my newly employed content writer in April, and having gone back to Malaysia in July AGAIN for some fun, was another blessing. I began making my own schedule with my job, and having that type of control means all the difference in the world.
This was by far, the worst year. Well, it’s a year that I stayed focused and didn’t want to get emotionally involved with ANYONE. It ended up playing dividends and helping me. I didn’t let anyone (women — lol) inside my close circle. I kept it tight with the most reliable people in my life, and I didn’t suffer any massive heartbreaks or fallouts.
It’s not a bad 4. I know, extremely low. Family doesn’t exist and I didn’t add any friends, but it’s the smartest decision EVER. I don’t want to add new friends, ANYMORE, to my closed circle. They will forever being on the outside because I simply don’t trust “friends,” I only trust those that give me oxygen.
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Things we discussed:
Personal development and entrepreneurship.
How we connected with people who shared similar values on personal development.
Career and business opportunities together with goal-setting.
Career pathways and its abstract manners.
Clarity and volunteering.
Relationships (of all sorts).
Inner and outer circle friends.
Vulnerability and outer-layer of support.
Hobbies and fun.
New hobbies and picking up skills to develop when you are facing unhappiness.
Commitments and new relationships.
Physical and mental health.
Thank you for listening!