Welcome back to another in-company interview! In this episode, Owen Purcell talks about conferences, entrepreneurs, the internet and important skills. The PDF, which has the write up and questions you need to answer, is available only on my Business English Podcast Badge. On there you can download, make corrections, and submit it to me, as well as write down your opinions for some of the discussion questions (on my membership site). So, make sure you tune into that!
Here’s a 4-step process to getting new people started in the workplace. Because people have a tendency of shoulder-shrugging people’s first day at work, this could be extremely problematic for most people in the world because studies have shown that the first day of work will show how long an employee actually stays at that specific job. So, if you have a very lousy welcoming, more than likely you won’t stay there long. I’m a great testament to that, too. The worst the first day is, the quicker I quit. This is in three countries around the world, too. So, it’s time to figure out how organization can help potential employees’ future and development.
Remember, this is in the Business english Podcast badge. This episode will go live to the public on December 21st.
Let’s get into scoring ourselves on a scale of 1-6 to see where we rank in these following areas.
- I show kindness and consideration to others
- I keep promises and honor commitments
- I do not speak negatively about others when they are present.
Look at your life. In what ways do you show kindness and consideration to others? I’m very quick to think on my feet. It’s all a toss-up. I know that deep down inside, I’m a gorgeous soul, but when it comes to helping women in this country, it’s hit or miss.
In the morning, I helped a woman by getting off the treadmill, walking over to hers and turned it on for her (she didn’t know how to turn it on). She said thank you, and that was an amazing moment because the inner voice within me was like, “oh, look at you!” I quickly silenced him by saying “shut the f*** up.”
However, in the evening, you have a tendency of having hi-so (women who think they’re s*** don’t stink) walk in the lobby area and this lady knew i was behind her when we were both entering the lobby area of my condo. However, she opened the door only for her without giving me any leeway. So, not to get back at her, but I quickly went to the elevator and noticed that there was one at the bottom. Sure, I could’ve been the bigger person and keep the elevator door open for her, just because she was just about 4 meters back, but FUCK YOU.
So, it’s a toss-up.
The other two bullet points are in the podcast down below!
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Some people are just so ignorant.
My intuition nudged at me a few months ago about a guy who made a ridiculous comment through a text message. So, I blocked him, but after going to a business where we have mutual business partners, he was there. I decided to unblock him and give him a chance — but after I caught him in a couple of lies and he tried throwing me under the bus by throwing a long-term business partnership in flames….I backed off.
Then there was an ignorant comment such as, “oh, I guess it didn’t feel good making less than ________ baht this month.”
First, never talk about a black man’s money.
Two, why would you even make a jaw-dropping, head-scratching ridiculous remark like that?
Three, Hold this BLOCK.
In this podcast, I talk about NEVER IGNORING THE INTUITION. If someone makes a comment straight off the back and something tells you “I don’t like this person,” that voice is your intuition and you should listen to it.
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Most of us know the story of Chicken Little who ran around warning the barnyard of impending doom. We all know people who are that way. There’s a Chicken Little inside each of us.
As I stated earlier, the cynic is really a little chicken. We all get a little chicken when fear and doubt cloud our thoughts. All of us have doubts: “I’m not smart.” “I’m not good enough.” “So-and-so is better than me.” Our doubts often paralyze us. We play the “What if?” game. “What if the economy crashes right after I invest?” “What if I lose control and I can’t pay the money back?” “What if things don’t go as I planned?” Or we have friends or loved ones who will remind us of our shortcomings. They often say, “What makes you think you can do that?” “If it’s such a good idea, how come someone else hasn’t done it?” “That will never work. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” These words of doubt often get so loud that we fail to act. A horrible feeling builds in our stomach. Sometimes we can’t sleep. We fail to move forward. So we stay with what is safe, and opportunities pass us by. We watch life passing by as we sit immobilized with a cold knot in our body. We have all felt this at one time in our lives, some more than others.
When violence breaks out in a city, gun sales go up all over the country. A person dies from rare hamburger meat in the state of Washington, and the Arizona Health Department orders restaurants to have all beef cooked well-done. A drug company runs a TV commercial in February showing people catching the flu. Colds go up as well as sales of cold medicine.
Most people are poor because, when it comes to investing, the world is filled with Chicken Littles running around yelling, “The sky
is falling! The sky is falling!” And Chicken Littles are effective, because every one of us is a little chicken. It often takes great courage to not
let rumors and talk of doom and gloom affect your doubts and fears. But a savvy investor knows that the seemingly worst of times is actually the best of times to make money. When everyone else is too afraid to act, they pull the trigger and are rewarded.
This is another MASSIVELY monumental moment for me. For the first time since the ESL podcast’s inception, I will be creating a premium ESL podcast on a new Canadian Startup site called mocha.fm. I’m unbelievably excited about this because I was reached out to from an individual from China who’s doing his BA and graduating Waterloo University in Canada. Him, and a band of team-members, created this unbelievable premium podcasting site that gives creators, such as myself, an amazing opportunity to profit and monetize with everything I’ve been doing so far.
Now, some of you may know already about my Patreon. I wouldn’t so much consider it to be a failure, but I haven’t been advertising it much at all and I would have to shove it down the throats of my listeners to get them to subscribe. Now, having a premium podcast and launching exclusive content is going to be unbelievably key. Oh, and completely different from what I’m doing now.
Because I’m in the Advanced Level of my ESL podcast, there isn’t a next level after this. In fact, I would be switching back to the lower levels while kicking off business English.
Well, for 10$ a month, you’ll be able to access my exclusive business English course (and will be different from the business English course I will launch around May of this year), firsthand, and learn a variety of different things. Well, some of you may be asking: “what’s the difference?” Well, here are some of the things I’ll be featuring in my business English course down below.
- Developing Fluency
- Phrase Bank
- Roleplay (International Guest Speakers
- Workplace Scenarios
As the levels go up, there will be more context, HR, Logistics, Working Across Cultures, Banking and other things implemented. There are so many things to cover within Business English, so this will surely be a 6-season gauntlet that will last for a minimum 3 years.
Nonetheless, I’ll be letting everyone know what’s the premium podcast debuts! Also, I’ll discuss further for any ad-ons and implementations.