{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 4 | Work-life Balance

It’s so hard to discuss what work-life balance is, but with the dangerous culture of “hustle and close your eyes for ten years while working extremely hard,” it needs to be discussed. The burnout culture is real….so if you want to dive deeper into that, make sure you check out my personal development podcast. Nonetheless, I think freedom of choice is absolutely the most important thing towards building happiness. With choice, you can turn down things, say when you’re not going in, deny projects, and learn to just say NO. In today’s podcast, we’ll be diving into EVERYTHING.

Podcast will debut to the public on May 25th, or get Early Access for $5 a month and view dozens of other podcasts, including this one!

The business template and coaching is available on my Business English Podcast

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TOEFL iTP Course Debut!

It’s set! For all my TOEFL iTPers out there, the Structure & Written Expression Course dates have been set!

On June 1st, the Structure course will debut, featuring EVERY single lesson needed to pass the TOEFL iTP: parallel structures, adjective clauses, noun phrases, XYZ, passive verbs, comparatives, etc. 

July 1st is the Written Expression course debut.  If you’re subscribed to my email marketing, you will get snippets and pre-launch deals between now and then. The course is priced at $50 per course (because it will have between 3-10 hours worth of content), or the bundle will be $80.  They will be quite extensive with lots of work within it (and available on my Podia).

However, you could possibly get them at a 50% discount if you’re on my email marketing list (thearseniobuckshow.com) as a pre-launch deal. So, in saying that, here’s the podcast, follow my IG and stay tuned!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 3 | LinkedIn & Social Media

We’re back! Has connecting with people on LinkedIn ever presented new business opportunities? On LinkedIn, it’s a hit-or-miss market. Last year, I was supposed to start a new short stories series with a voice coach from Jordan, but after being stood up a couple times with zero communication, it failed.

However, did that make me put my guard up and never communicate with people anymore? No.

This year, I’ve connected with the phenomenal Lisa Catto, who appeared in a book I was reading. A wonderful Business English language teacher and solopreneur from Canada, and an international school teacher from Jordan….all through Linkedin, and just recently, I’ve connected with business coaches from Brazil, Turkey, and Chile.

Social media and LinkedIn could be either positive or negative — and it solely depends on the end-user.

Today’s Business English podcast is about that! Early Access ($5 a month) gets you all scheduled podcasts and $30 gets you templates, podcasts, webinars, and 1-hour of business English coaching!

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Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 6: Episode 36 | Success & Change: Macro Achievement

Have you ever started something that you didn’t know would be very beneficial to humanity? I have — and it’s this podcast. When I started it just over 3 years ago, I had no idea that it would be the number 1 TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS podcast across all big platforms. I found a niche market, provided a service, and now I have an amazingly growing community.

In today’s podcast, we’ll be discussing just that, and big achievements throughout our lives.

The Desire Map | Inner World: Goal-setting Through Your CDFs

This needed to be uploaded ASAP because goal-setting is tomorrow. I’ve finally gotten around to how you set goals around your Core Desired Feelings and then we’ll be breaking down the “to do” aspect a bit further in tomorrow’s podcast. 

Go through each of the life areas and ask yourself what you want to do/experience + have/give in each area. But you’re going to do it from a fresh mindset—with your Core Desired Feelings guiding you, which is the opposite of how we’ve been socially trained to organize our lives. Typically we’d be aiming to “own a two-bedroom house,” with the hope that we’d feel some form of fulfillment when we got it. But that’s backwards. We work from the inside out now.”

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{Patreon Special} Arsenio’s Business English Podcast | Season 7: Episode 2 | How Important is Networking?

From a perspective of a teacher, it really all depends. I networked within a company and landed some massive opportunities 5 years ago, but I was confined just to that company. When I began networking, presenting at different companies, and became the number 1 trainer in regards to Business English in Bangkok, Thailand, that’s when I got follows and job opportunities from people I had never met before.

From a podcasting perspective, back in 2019, that’s the last year whereas I networked with over 80 entrepreneurs, having just a mere 4 on my friend’s list today (lol). But the amazing insights I got throughout the course of those two years were phenomenal.

How important is networking in your company? In today’s podcast, we’re going to hear from a Belgian, Norwegian and Spaniard.

Available on the Business English Podcast Badge and Early Access Badge!

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TOEFL iTP | Reading | Federal Express

We’re back with another intermediate reading! In this podcast/video, I’ll be breaking down the Federal Express. I’m excited about the amazing TOEFL iTP Course that will debut soon! Stay tuned and make sure you sign up to my email list!

TOEFL iTP Pre-Sale course is available, too, for 50% off (priced at $27 for the Structure which will debut June 1st). You can buy it today and wait for the launch at the beginning of next month! 15 full lessons and 3-4 micro lessons for each one! Course is Here

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Federal Express is a company that specializes in rapid overnight delivery of high-priority packages. The first company of its type, Federal Express was founded by the youthful Fred Smith in 1971, when he was only 28 years old. Smith had actually developed the idea for the rapid delivery service in a term paper for an economics class when he was a student at Yale University. the term paper reputedly received a less-than-stellar grade because of the infeasibility of the project that smith had outlined. The model that Smith proposed had never been tried; it was a model that was efficient to operate but at the same time was very difficult to institute.

Smith achieved efficiency in his model by designing a system that was separate from the passenger system and could, therefore, focus on how to deliver packages most efficiently. His strategy was to own his own planes so that he could create his own schedules and to ship all packages through the hub city of Memphis, a set-up that resembles the spokes on the wheel of a bicycle. With this combination of his own planes and hub set-up, he could get packages anywhere in the United States overnight.

What made Smith’s idea difficult to institute was the fact that the entire system had to be created before the company could begin operations. He needed a fleet of aircraft to collect packages from airports every night and deliver them to Memphis, where they were immediately sorted and flown out to their new destinations; he needed a fleet of trucks to deliver packages to and from the various airports; he needed facilities and trained staff all in place to handle the operation. Smith had a $4 million inheritance from his father, and he managed to raise an additional $91 million dollars from venture capitalists to get the company operating.

When Federal Express began service in 1973 in 25 cities, the company was not an immediate success, but success did come within a relatively short period of time. The company lost $29 million in the first 26 months of operations. However, the tide was to turn relatively quickly. By late 1976, Federal Express was carrying an average of 19,000 packages per night and had made a profit of $3.6 million.

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  1. The most appropriate title for this passage is
  • The problems and Frustrations of a Business Student
  • The Importance of Business Studies
  • The Capitalization of Federal Express
  • The Implementation of a Success Business

2. The word “developed” in line 3 could best be replaced by

  • come up with
  • come about
  • come across
  • come into

3. What is stated in the passage about Smith’s term paper?

  • Smith submitted through a delivery service.
  • It was written by a student of Smith’s.
  • Its grade was mediocre
  • The professor thought it had great potential.

4. What was a key idea of Smith’s?

  • That he should focus on passenger service
  • That package delivery should be separate from passenger service
  • That packages could be delivered on other companies’ planes
  • That passenger service had to be efficient

5. A “hub city” in line 11 is

  • a large city with small cities as destinations
  • a city that is the final destination for many routes
  • a city where many bicycles routes begin
  • a centralized city with destinations emanating from it

6. It can be inferred from the passage that Smith selected Memphis as his hub city because it

  • was near the middle of the country
  • had a large number of passenger aircraft
  • already had a large package delivery service
  • was a favorite passenger airport

7. The pronoun “they” in line 16 refers to

  • aircraft
  • packages
  • airports
  • destinations

8. It is NOT mentioned in the passage that, in order to set up his company, Smith needed

  • airplanes
  • trucks
  • personnel
  • faculty

9. How long did it take Federal Express to become profitable?

  • two months
  • one year
  • three years
  • six years

10. Which paragraph explain WHAT made Smith’s model effective?

  • the first paragraph
  • second
  • third
  • fourth

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Transformation Week | Life Assessment

Man, this was a gut punch.  This is similar to the Wheel of Life, but normally with the Wheel of Life, I feel like I’m consistently on cloud 9. However, with this assessment, I realized that there are particular areas that I can be SO MUCH better in. This format will substitute the original Wheel of Life beginning next month, too!

Welcome to the second episode of transformation week! Rate yourself on a scale 1-10 and hear my scores in my podcast down below!

HEALTH

I regularly take care of myself so that I can feel my best. I want my overall physical and emotional health (my well-being) to be primed and optimized to make me feel energetic and strong each day. I strive to eat well, sleep well, and exercise so that I have the physical vibrancy and stamina to enjoy life and deal with its challenges and opportunities.

MENTAL/EMOTIONAL

I keep a positive outlook and attitude. I’m cultivating a sense of joy and peace in my life so that I can experience positive emotions and relationships. I take care of myself by being mindful to the energy, focus, and emotions I really want to experience and generate in life.

Partner/Significant Other

If in a relationship: I feel a consistently deep, trusting, appreciative, soulful, loving connection with my significant other. I am patient, respectful, and attentive to my partner’s needs. If single: I live each day through my heart and demonstrate compassion and love for others.

FAMILY

I am present with my family. I am creating deep connection, fun and positive energy with the family members that I keep in contact with. It’s evident that I love my family and I’m doing my best for them. I try to forgive their mistakes and be compassionate with them.

FRIENDS

My immediate social circle of friends brings connection, fun, and
positive energy into my life. I seek out positive people and I do my very best to bring positive energy and real authenticity into all my relationships. I spend enough time with friends.

MISSION

I feel clear, energized, and fulfilled by my work and contributions to the world. I believe my work or day’s effort adds real value and is a true reflection of my best efforts and contributions. I am truly engaged and excited by what I’m doing—it feels like a mission, calling, or purpose.

EXPERIENCES

I plan special experiences—trips, adventures, nights out, time to connect or disconnect—so that I enjoy life. I give enough time to the things I love in life, including to my hobbies, interests, and non-work goals and adventures.

SPIRIT

I feel connected to the present moment and vitally alive in my spirit. I am congruent with my beliefs and behaviors and I keep my faith and values at the forefront of my decisions and daily actions.

FINANCES

I am being responsible in how I spend my money. I’m saving money for my future. I’m learning the skills necessary to develop my ability to earn even more. I am happy with my lifestyle and allow myself to enjoy what I’ve built and earned.

LEARNING

I am curious and pay attention to the world around me so that I can learn new things. I ask questions. I seek to discover new things about myself and others. I have created a personalized curriculum for myself so that I can develop the skills needed to succeed.

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TOEIC | Part VI | Future Tenses | Tactic Practice

We’re back! Because a lot of my students answered my IG stories yesterday, I wanted to do a little bit more. The mini-test will be the next podcast/video, but today, I will break down a letter for you.

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Dear Mr. Blackburn,

I am writing about the position in the accounting department that we spoke about last month. As you know, I ________ to work for a year before returning to school to finish my master’s course.

1. a) was planned

b) had been planning

c) will plan

d) had been planned

Since we spoke, my situation has changed. I am now _______ to start my course this coming September, which means that unfortunately, I will have to refuse your offer of a job for the coming year.

2. a) intend

b) intended

c) have intended

d) intending

I hope this will not cause you any inconvenience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the past two years. Without your help, I would not _______ able to gain such valuable experience in accounting.

3. a) be

b) been

c) have been

d) being

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TOEFL iBT | Podcast Changes

Hello, all of my TOEFL followers!
So, I’ve realized that once I started posting a lot of exclusive coaching podcasts on my Spotify, inquiries and other things fell. Last year, I didn’t have that many 1 on 1 coaching sessions on my podcasts and I had a lot of people from around the world asking me for services.
Since the beginning of this year, that number has plummeted and then I realized that this material is extremely good. So, from now on, all 1 on 1 coaching and podcasts from December last year (in TOEFL iBT) are now available on my Early Podcast Patreon Badge on TOEFL iBT. This is an experiment, and if it’s true, it will remain. I realized that I may have shot myself in the foot in terms of my business (lol) so I’ve unpublished about 20 episodes and they will now be exclusive on my Patreon badges. If you’re interested, inquire! So many other great things on there, too! All TOEFL iBT, as well as the writing segments and “listening techniques” will remain, but coaching sessions, discussion and lectures are now exclusive.