I talked about having money blueprints and how they have been such a powerful influence on virtually everyone’s life. Geographical, Cultural, Spiritual, Gender, Economical, Spiritual…..one of these played a huge part in how we view money.
For instance, when I was young, I remember my mom cooking flower tortillas in vegetable oil just to put some food in our stomach. I remember wearing water shoes to school everyday and had my “friends” spew hateful rhetoric at me because I was widely known as the “poor boy.” The days where we couldn’t even afford to have water at my house so my dad had to fill water jugs in the restrooms at his job.
See, you can see how this could’ve ultimately doomed me. Look at the southside of Chicago, Camden, Gary, Flint, Detroit and so many other places around America where African Americans have generationally lived and continue to live in ravaged cities just narrowly surviving.
So, how come I’m the only person in my family who had the ability to escape that blueprint and create my own? Moving forward, how come I’ve been shunned from my family because I don’t “act like” them and I’m hated by my brother?
I choose NOT to live in the past influences of my life.
There are some techniques and behaviors that you can engage in so you can begin diagnosing and resolving the problems in your life that’s currently happening because of past actions and blueprints.
Here are several podcasts to get you started.
“If you don’t put a value on money and seek wealth, you most probably won’t receive it. You must seek wealth for it to seek you. If no burning desire for wealth arises within you, no wealth will arise around you. Having definiteness of purpose for acquiring wealth is essential for its acquisition.” – Dr. John Demartini
Like Tim Ferris wrote in his book, “a lot of us don’t want to be millionaires or have a million dollars in the bank, but we would love to have the million dollar lifestyle.”
To be honest, as a teacher teaching here in Thailand, it’s so easy for me to travel everywhere. With two trips to Arizona and Hawaii looming large, and a couple others such as Bali, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, I’m already living in the wealthy mindset.
I can easily say, “oh, I don’t have enough money to buy a plane ticket to go to America twice.” I could’ve easily said that and not go. However, that’s a limiting belief. I know that’s a life. I want to be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want, for as long as I want.
Decide what wealthy means to you.
How much is it going to cost to finance your dream life? Life right now is the result of the thoughts you have thought, the choices you have made, and the actions you have taken in the past.
So, what we can do is research how much it would cost you to do and buy everything you want over the course of the next year. This could include food, clothes, plane tickets, hotels, education, recreation, insurance, philanthropy…you name it. See how much it’s going to cost you.
For each category, visualize those items or activities in your life, then write down what you would need to spend to get them. Imagine eating in fine restaurants, driving your dream car, going on your dream vacation – even refurbishing your home or moving into a new one….
More in my podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9443056
Hello, people! Welcome back to the foodie blog and what I’m bringing to you today is a HEAVY carb meal after a crazy endurance workout.
On days I go running through the sweltering heat, stench of sewage, pollution from 40 year old buses and ominous stares from people, I love to load up heavily on carbohydrates so I can get that energy back.
Ofcourse depending exactly what you do, carbs after a workout for cardio burn – for weight lifting it would be protein.
With that being said, I love my Herbalife. If you guys aren’t a fan of it, you can find some protein at your local store. Doesn’t matter….but having the variety of flavors at hand makes for a delicious plate of heaven. I recommend using vanilla or chocolate since those actually go along with the distinct sweetness of a banana.
📌100 g. flour pancakes
📌1 tablespoon baking powder
📌1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
📌2 tbsp sugar (recommend 1 for those ewwww-I-don’t-like-sugar-junkies).
📌1 1/3 cups milk
📌1 scoop herbalife nutritional shake mix (vanilla or chocolate). One scoop contains 9 grams of protein.
“There is a secret psychology to money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem’ it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside of you.” – T. Harv Eker
Let’s identify some of these limiting beliefs….
Now that we have listed these, all of these messages from early childhood can actually dilute your later financial success because they subconsciously emit a vibration that can cancel out your conscious intentions.
That goes for experiences, too. I had a terrible experience tripping over a 300m intermediate hurdle on a spring evening in 2006 – I never ran it again because of what happened.
See, a lot of people believe that money brings pain and misery, not ok to make more money than your family, becoming rich or successful would violate the family code, I’ll become a burden.
We make all these excuses that act as a psychological muscle. It holds us back and will continue holding you back if you don’t release the breaks.
So, I’ll give you three steps to turn around your limiting beliefs about money.
You can even write out your new money beliefs on 3×5 index cards and add them to your stack of affirmations to be read out loud with enthusiasm and passion everyday.
3. Create a positive turnaround statement. – Create a new statement that is the opposite of the original belief. “When it comes to me, money is the root of love, joy, and good works.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9409156
“Never promise more than you can perform.” – Publilius Syrus
Keeping agreements nowadays are literally a hit-or-miss affair
You integrity and self-esteem are worth more than a million dollars. When you realise how important they are, stop making casual agreements just to get someone off your back. You won’t sell your self-esteem for momentary approval. You won’t make agreements you don’t intend to keep. You will make fewer agreements and you will do whatever it takes to keep them.
Here are some tips on making and keeping agreements.
More details are in my podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9551524
For everyone who’s looking for a nice side dish to eat for dinner, I’ve got you covered with some roasted vegetables!
Choose your favorite vegetables…..heck, I like to even throw in potatoes, too. However, just try veges this time around.
Get your variety of veges such as broccoli, celery, brussel sprouts, or whichever you like and chop them up.
Throw your chopped Veggies into a big mixing bowl along with 1 tbsp salt, and 1 tbsp of paprika. You can even throw in some fresh Rosemary, as well as well as some garlic. Now, with the garlic taste, it could be very distinctive, so be careful. If some of you don’t like garlic, don’t put it in. Finally, throw in about 1/4 cup of Olive Oil, and 1 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar (the real stuff if you can get it, otherwise any wine vinegar will do.)
Cover a sheet pan with Aluminium Foil and spread the veggies in a thin, even layer. If you pile them up too much, they won’t brown properly. If you end up having too much, just set some veggies aside and roast them later.
Roast for 20 minutes at 450 degrees, take them out, give them a stir, rotate the pan, and place them back in the oven until they’re nicely charred. Check on them after about 10 minutes, but let them go a little longer if you like. Be careful not to cook them too long or they’ll get mushy.
And here’s your basic, charred veges recipe! Please comment, like or share and here’s my podcast down below if you want to actually listen to me explain the process.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/10315122
“I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirt of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” – Charles M. Schwab
Throughout all my teaching jobs in Thailand, I’ve never been praised for an amazing job I do. Period. Even if my students excel significantly, it’s not happening. Other foreigners would want to see me fail than succeed because that means they’ll get a higher salary if I get fired. The scrutiny is incredible, too, especially when color goes against you for whatever reason.
I still love telling the story about my first dental assisting job in America. I worked with one of the most wonderful Dental Anaesthetist who I thought was a big brother. His wife would come in and say, “we need positive reinforcement.”
So, one day she walked into the surgery and delivered some good news. He said, “hey!”….approaching her, put his hand up and said, “good job.” She bursted into laughter, including the dentist and I. It’s hard to practice uncommon appreciation.
A management study revealed that 46% of employees leaving a company do so because they feel unappreciated; 61% said their bosses don’t place much important on them as people, and 88% said they do not receive acknowledgement for the work they do.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, manager, teacher, parent, coach, or simply a friend, if you want to be successful with other people, you must master the art of appreciation.
What Are The Five Love Languages?
Words of affirmation. If this is someone’s primary love language, they feel most cared for when you are open and expensive in telling them how wonderful you think they are, how much you appreciate them and what they do, and sharing words of encouragement expressing your belief in their talents and abilities.
Quality Time. If someone’s love language is quality, they need you to be fully present and engaged when talking to them.
Receiving Gifts. If someone’s primary love language is receiving gifts, you need to give them a gift for them to feel loved and appreciated.
Acts of service. If someone’s love language is acts of service, doing something for them makes them feel appreciated. It could be watching the kids so they can go to the gym, washing the dishes without being asked, bringing them breakfast in bed, etc….
Physical Touch. A warm hug, a kiss, snuggling, holding hands, a massage, and sexual intimacy will make them feel most loved.
If you want to know more about these, tune into my podcast down below.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9374684
“There may be some substitute for hard facts, but if there is, I have no idea what it can be.” – J. Paul Getty
Too many of us often way waste valuable time assuming what other people are thinking or doing. Rather than just asking them for clarification, they make assumptions – usually assuming against themselves – and then make decisions based on those assumptions.
Instead, how about just asking? Don’t waste time assuming or wondering.
We, as human beings, are just afraid of what we don’t know. We assume facts that may not exist, then build prejudices around those assumptions. they make bad decisions based on these assumptions, rumours, or on other peoples’ opinions.
For example, a lot of Thai people assume. Some of the nastiest assumptions I’ve ever heard comes from Thai people because often they say, “oh, black man….very big and drug dealer.” So according to your perception, everyone black man on planet Earth is a drug dealer because they’re big and look scary?
Imagine how much easier would it be for you conscious to just go up to an individual and say, “hello.” Once this individual smiles, you no longer have the perception of them being very big and scary. They’re now nice and warming up to you….possibly.
At work, we usually hesitate the most when it might be bad news.
We’re afraid of what the answer might be, right?
If I go home and my mom has a scowl look on her face, it’s easy to assume she’s mad at me; however, she isn’t. She actually made a mistake while cooking and added an ingredient not suitable for what she was cooking.
Checking out your assumptions frankly improves communication.
Here’s my podcast if you want to hear what I said about this particular principle.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9367142
I was recently interviewed by favorite teacher AJ about what my daily diet is.
My life consists of 4 hours of traveling a day to and from school. Also, I have to leave home in the weeee hours of the morning, so I’m not able to prepare my meals. School lunches could be very unhealthy and to get food, I have to walk up seven flights of stairs, which is problematic because I’m a busy 15 year old. HA!
So, I had a discussion with my teacher about how to manage meals throughout the day, even though with traveling, being at a school that normally has unhealthy lunches, and slammed with homework.
I actually don’t eat breakfast. I leave my house around 6am every morning and I wake up around 4am. Now, I know what you’re thinking, I have two hours to prepare a breakfast! True, but I pack my bags and check everything the morning of. In addition, I don’t prepare anything the night before because I’m too tired.
AJ: The majority of students, people, and human beings find excuses for just about anything and everything to why something isn’t working. Now, for instance, there were days that I had to take a minivan to Bangkok before 6am. What did I do? I prepared my clothes, bag, and even my Herbalife (what I normally take for breakfast) the night before. When I wake up at 5am, I do ten minutes of meditation. Then, I take my vitamins, prime (boiling hot shower than a cold shower), before making my healthy meal shake (consists of honey organic almonds, vanilla + chocolate flavor healthy meal shake, almonds/walnut with some milk and ice). This is all being done while I’m putting on my clothes, looking at my to-do list, and putting together all my charged devices. By 5:30, sometimes I do a podcast, or other times I just clean up after myself. 5:45 rolls around and I’m ready to leave my condo. You see that? That didn’t always happen, either. I engaged in bad habits in the morning such as looking at my phone or reading something online that I shouldn’t be reading. Come up with a list of things and prepare EVERYTHING the night before. EVERYTHING! Clothes, books, everything! Because if I’m able to fit in meditation, priming, podcast, meal plans and everything in a 45 minute period, you can, too!
Lunch is very difficult, given the fact that my school has poor lunch options and I don’t have time to prepare my lunch, either. All I have to eat is sticky rice and chicken. We can’t leave school to buy lunch and I can’t buy anything on my way to school.
AJ: This could be a difficult situation. I, for one, had the same problem when attending a school. I always had a proper breakfast when I left my apartment at 6:15am, but by the time lunch came around, and with an atrocious variety of food, I was left with a motorcycle taxi ride to 7-11 – stuffing my face with processed food. There has to be a way to find something along the way. She talked about taking the subway and getting out at different locations. Also, I’ve been down the street where she has actually walked and I’m sure just one left or one right…..there’s food around there. Even if you have to go to 7-11….get some food. Thai lunches can consist of up to 2,000mg of sodium in one plate. Also, they’re made in bulk, which is terrifying because a lot of students have a tendency of getting food poisoning.
Dinner: I get home and I’m too tired to do anything. I only eat instant noodles because it’s the easiest way to eat my dinner. The time I take to do homework takes away from the time I have to prepare my dinner, too.
AJ: There’s NO EXCUSE to have a BAD DINNER at home. No excuse. Pack noodles are by far the worst thing you can ever eat because of the content it contains. It’s literally carbohydrates and salt that can top out at 1,500 mg of sodium. Come on, man! I’ve seen some of the biggest body building freaks make their meals for the entire week. With a mom, and a complete family at home, and with a little bit of money….you can get the job done on Sunday night. Plan each meal for the entire week. You can do this with your weekly planner that you’re making…..or for anyone who’s reading this and have listened to the podcast, learn to plan or plan to fail. Period.
Here’s a nice write up of what my teacher and I talked about during the podcast. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know! Don’t forget to like and share J
I wish you guys are having a very productive and healthy day!
People, we need to come up with a personal mission statement, as what Stephen Covey has posted in his book that’s based around a philosophy or creed in which you will abide by.
Stephen Covey – Because each individual is unique, a personal mission statement will reflect that uniqueness, both in content and form.
Here’s an example of one….
This is like what I’ve seen in Napoleon Hill’s book in terms of signing each law at the end of his chapter, saying you will abide by the rules that you would have read.
So, what’s your creed? If you want to understand this blog more, I suggest listening to my podcast down below.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/10279775
“Impeccability of the word can lead you to personal freedom, to huge success and abundance; it can take away all fear and transform it into joy and love.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
Our thoughts, opinions, judgements, and beliefs roll off our tongues without a care for the damage or the benefits they can produce.
Successful people like Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, on the other hand, are masters of their words. They’re conscious of the thoughts they think and the worlds they speak.
Your words have power not only within yourself, but also with others. You can literally uplift humanity such as what Mother Theresa and Muhammad Ali have done.
Jack Canfield – “Success people speak words of inclusion rather than words of separation, words of acceptance rather than words of rejection, and words of tolerance rather than words of prejudice.
One of my best students here in Thailand and I walk around the massive shopping center (one of many) here in Bangkok. She actually looks at people compared to me and she always says, “why are those people looking at us weird?” She often gets frustrated at society because she has yet to establish that ‘circle of concern’ and ‘circle of influence.’
I, on the other hand, completely ignore it and have turned myself into a beholder of proactive language. I NEVER complain about how people look at me anymore because that’s nothing I have control over. Instead, I laugh and shrug it off and it creates that ripple effect.
The truth is, your words put out a certain energy or message that creates a reaction in others – a reaction that is usually returned to you multiple. If I had complained about that particular individual, the next soul that we would’ve come across would do the same thing – but worse. That’s the law of cause and effect in it’s works.
If you are rude, impatient, arrogant, or hostile, you can expect negative conduct to be returned to you. Period.
Jack Canfield talked about a day that he was teaching at a particular high school long ago. He said on the first day of school, he walked into a teachers’ lounge before school starter. One of the older teachers approached me and said, “I see you have Devon James in your american history class. I had him last year. He’s a real terror. Good luck!”
That’s called the definition of prejudice.
Here are some practical ways to stop yourself and discourage others from gossiping:
If you want to hear me speak about this principle, the link to my podcast is down below.
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9358358