Rich Dad Poor Dad | S5 – E10 | The Broken American School System

Our school system, created in the Agrarian Age, still believes in homes with no foundation. Dirt floors are still the rage. So kids graduate from school with virtually no financial foundation. One day, sleepless and deep in debt in suburbia, living the American Dream, they decide that the answer to their financial problems is to find a way to get rich quick.

Construction on the skyscraper begins. It goes up quickly, and soon, instead of the Empire State Building, we have the Leaning Tower of Suburbia. The sleepless nights return.

As for Mike and me in our adult years, both of our choices were possible because we were taught to pour a strong financial foundation when we were just kids.

Accounting is possibly the most confusing, boring subject in the world, but if you want to be rich long-term, it could be the most important subject. For rich dad, the question was how to take a boring and confusing subject and teach it to kids. The answer he found was to make it simple by teaching it in pictures.

My rich dad poured a strong financial foundation for Mike and me. Since we were just kids, he created a simple way to teach us.

For years he only drew pictures and used few words. Mike and I understood the simple drawings, the jargon, the movement of money,

Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.

and then in later years, rich dad began adding numbers. Today, Mike has gone on to master much more complex and sophisticated accounting analysis because he had to in order to run his empire. I am not as sophisticated because my empire is smaller, yet we come from the same simple foundation. Over the following pages, I offer to you the same simple line drawings Mike’s dad created for us. Though basic, those drawings helped guide two little boys in building great sums of wealth on a solid and deep foundation.

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WHO do I need to BECOME?

When most people set out to achieve new goals, they ask, “Okay, I have my goal; now what do I need to do to get it?” It’s not a bad question, but it’s not the first question that needs to be addressed either. The question we should be asking ourselves is: “Who do I need to become?” You probably know some people who seem to do all the right things, but still don’t produce the results they want, right? Why not? One thing Jim Rohn taught me is: “if you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you; it can be like trying to chase butterflies. Success is something you attract by the person you become.”

Darren Hardy’s Compound Effect

Does that make sense? Personality, character, key attributes, attitudes, philosophies about live, etc.

When I had first moved here to Thailand, I didn’t once ask myself what “success” meant. I was just a drifter, hoping Thailand would steer me in the right direction (and it absolutely did). This isn’t something they teach in any shape or form in schools, universities, or any other scholastic division.

Some people love to reach out for success, and once they achieve the materialistic things they want, they’re still not content. Why? It’s about the process. It’s about who you become. It’s about about the journey. Chasing success is like chasing butterflies, like Jim Rohn has said. You’re never going to grab hold of it…but it’s more about the process.

When I first came here to Thailand, my skills were limited. I didn’t know about the “more you learn, the more you earn” slogan. I was oblivious to how everything worked in this country. Yes, there were and still are plenty of reasons why I don’t get jobs here (but I no longer look for jobs; they look for me), but when I started learning a variety of subjects and test preparation courses, the larger of a success I would become.

So, who do you have to become in your field of endeavor?

What’s your Why?

“No one had to eat out of Trash Cans!” – Eric Thomas

Everytime I hear that, it gives me goosebumps. Could you imagine eating out of trash cans, homeless (because you ran away because of endless lies) and other things that a homeless child would go through? Yes, bullying, depression, and suicidal thoughts…Eric Thomas experienced this, and his goal now is to help people overcome just about anything and everything.

His why? He felt the pain.

Being who I am today didn’t happen because I saw the light, it was because my back was against the wall and I hated myself because people taught me to hate myself. 2015 I said ENOUGH! I’m not going through this anymore! I’m going to create a platform to help others overcome themselves!

And score!

Not only that, but even creating a number of platforms that will help get my story out there and change lives in regards to not only personal development, but English language communication.

I now have my WHY. I now have my purpose.

And even thinking about The Arsenio Buck Foundation? The ultimate life-assignment of them all….boy, I can’t be grateful enough.

But this isn’t about me. It’s about you. I’m scared for a lot of people out there because they don’t know their why. They don’t know what makes them tick. They don’t know what wakes them up in the morning, and this is why I’m here to spread such a profound message and represent an idea for people to finally go after what is theirs in the universe.

What’s your why?

Stephen Covey: The 7 Low-Trust Organizational Taxes – Redundancy & Bureaucracy

In regards to my last podcast, this somewhat relates. When you do redundant tasks and you’re often criticized about them, you would probably stop doing them any longer, right? When you’re supervised, overlooked, and then made the talk of town because “his grammar was bad” (although I intentionally did that because i hated writing those tasks), I no longer cared about management, garbage structures, bullshit control, or anything else. The tax and dividends had skyrocketed to a point it could no longer be reduced.

Redundancy is unnecessary duplication. Of course, redundant mission-critical systems and data management are necessary. But a redundancy tax is paid in excessive organizational hierarchy, layers of management, and overlapping structures all designed to ensure control. For the most part, it grows out of the paradigm that unless people are tighly supervised, they can’t be trusted. And it is very costly.

Stephen Covey

In some circumstances, rework and redesign might also be considered costs of redundancy that’s triggered by low-trust behavior. In software development, as much as 30-50 percent of expenditures can be on rework. In manufacturing, rework costs can often exceed the originally cost of producing the product.

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy includes complex cumbersome rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and processes. It’s reflected in excessive paperwork, red tape, controls, multiple approval layers, and government regulations. Rather than focusing on continuous improvement and getting better, bureaucracy merely adds complexity and inefficiency — and costs — to the status quo.

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The Enlightenment Series: S1 – E2 – Carla Trigo on

It’s been a long time coming, but Carla and I finally had the opportunity to connect on a wonderful Facebook live (both in YouTube and podcast format) in a very captivating and enlightening chat about a wide variety of things. You guys are going to enjoy this. The topics, audio and video are down below!

Get in touch with Carla Riago from Spain

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Things we discussed:

  • Introduction given by Carla Trigo about her work.
  • What is lifestyle design?
  • How does an individual redesign their lifestyle?
  • How do people breakout from the familiar trend?
  • How can people be more observant?
  • How did Carla start innovating?
  • What are things that help the guest as her blueprint for mind changing?
  • Journaling is a way for you to get rid of negative mindsets.
  • How to ask questions instead of giving statements.
  • How to have a better relationship by asking the right questions.
  • Reading and applying from what readers have read is an important skill.
  • What three steps should be taken by listeners?

Thank you for listening!

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Celina Celeste: Topic Talk – Learn More to Earn More

I’ve brought Celina Celeste back on to talk about learning more to earn more. I originally had done this podcast about May of 2016, but it’s time to see where I was and where I am today, including Celina’s journey!

Get in touch with Celina Celeste

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Things we discussed:

Does anyone earn more as an employee?

Seeking out MSI’s is key.

Tom Bilyeu and Gary Vee about being practical.

The differences between learning and studying.

Stagnation without learning and seeking ways to better your life.

Talked about how relationships can be a good way to learn something new.

Podcasting and running a business can make you a student.

Developing a hunger to learn and develop yourself.

Society pressuring the millennials.

Listen to “Celina Celeste: Topic Talk – Learn More to Earn More” on Spreaker.

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Questions & Answers: How to Jab & When to Right Hook

So, this is a special request from one of my friends who’s originally from Hanoi but living in Bangkok, Thailand.

What I love about this request was she asked me about the rest of the video.  No one has asked me about the rest of my 1-minute fire video before, so I told her that I would make a podcast specially catered to her and everyone else.

Gary Vee’s Philosophy: Jab, jab, jab, right hook.

This equates to give, give, give, ask.  Gary Vee puts an insane amount of content out there and asks people to share it from time-to-time.  No one else really does that because after sales and promising a marketed Instagram video, they tell you to “click the link” for free resources and it always comes down to paying.

This is called right hook/upper-cut. 

You can’t ask for rewards after not doing a god damn thing because that will breed entitlement.  You’re not doing it out of the good nature of your soul, instead you’re doing it for financial gain.  You will absolutely lose if that happens.

How do I do it?

Ok, you guys are probably wondering how a man that has so many blogs, podcasts, etc on his website make money from it? I don’t.  Right now is the relationships building stage.  These are the jabs galore. I want to show everyone, from top to bottom, who I am.  This is especially crucial because if no one knows you and you post an ad on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook asking them to BUY YOUR COURSE, that’s a ridiculous haymaker to throw at people don’t know you.  These people end up losing respect and posting ugly comments about your product because of it.  Remember, human beings are sensitive.

From my YouTube videos, to making my podcast, Facebook page, etc.  Nothing in terms of money has been made yet. That’s not my why.  My WHY is to make English LEARNING.  Period…don’t study it, learn it.  Live in it.  Watch my videos.  Laugh a little and tell your friends about the things I said to inspire them to learn it. I will become the coolest teacher on my planet.  Now, when the time comes, I will start putting webinars, newsletters, and create ebooks for courses, but all of that will come in the next year.  My main focus is attention.  Like Gary Vee said, “I’m day-trading attention.”

That Jack Canfield Story

Jack Canfield wrote about a guy named Tom.  Tom worked for a multinational company and was always sent on business trips in first class.  Being able to sit in the comfortable compartments away from everyone was the best for him — until he found out how much it costed.  He realized that he can bring his kids along, donate to charities and use that money in a more useful way.  Not only that, he realized that people in economy class were even more interesting than the first-class passengers.  He right hooked and hit a pot of gold when he found out he was doing more taking than giving, sitting in first-class.

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The Beginning of My Entrepreneurial Teaching Career

After such a long teaching career, I went from teaching at 3$ privately, per hour — to $30 dollars an hour.  I love looking back at my roots, and that’s what FB allows me to do.  After coming across the above photo, I couldn’t help but realize where I’ve come.  I’ve been through such an unbelievable amount of hell and back in Thailand, but through perseverance, look where I am today!

 

Things being discussed:

 

  • Being humble is important.
  • When did I star being an entrepreneur as an ESL teacher?
  • How did I start?
  • Meeting 2 entrepreneurs that changed my life.
  • Prices per hour that I charged.
  • Challenges that I faced.
  • What is your ultimate goals?
  • How I feel now after the road that I went through.
  • Building of my own empire.
  • Loving challenges as I go.
  • Achieve your high goals.

 

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Gary Vee’s Crushing It: Full Book Review — How To Start Crushing It NOW! — The Ultimate Guide

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Man, I first want to give a special thanks to Gary.  Because I learned so much in the Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and FB sections of his book (towards the end), my YouTube has shot up within the last 10 days and I’ve seen unbelievable growth on all platforms.  Absolutely amazed by it because he’s just right — almost all the time.

I’ve finally reached the completion of this book and it’s time to top this bad boy off with a ‘How To Guide,’ of course, by The Arsenio Buck Show.  Let’s get started!

Document, Don’t Create!

I’ve recently met friends in Slovenia, Belarus and Mongolia, all of which are naked to the ears of most human beings (especially in America).  With them already running businesses, I told them to provide the world with insight into their lives in their fascinatingly respective countries.  People who are wondering if they want to try “shit” out, have someone be douchey (as Gary Vee has said) and walk around with you all day, filming the chaos (or lack thereof) in your daily life.  People want real.  People want the truth.  People don’t want to bullshit, fabricated Instagram photos of people fronting.  They want YOU!

Suffocate your bullshit excuses….add to the list below.

I have a full-time job.
I don’t have any money.
I have kids.
I don’t have time.
My industry has too many strict rules.
I have an idea for an app, but I don’t know how to code.
My parents don’t get it.
My family is holding me back.
I’m afraid my friends will get ahead of me.
I still haven’t finished the books assigned by my life coach.
No one was watching.
Only a few people were reading.
I don’t know which idea to pursue.
I don’t have the right equipment.
I don’t know where to start.
I’m too old.
I’m an artist, not a businessperson.
I’m not into anything monetizable.
I’m afraid I’ll get hate comments.”

En route to your success, you’re going to encounter lots of delays, setbacks, and TROLLS! I still remember Gary Vee going on a rant with a dumpster behind him, calling out a troll on Instagram by the name of PunkMan96.  It was the funniest thing I’ve ever witnessed, but it’s also the truth.

Hell, I recently had a troll on my YouTube calling me a MISOGYNIST.  Do you think that’s going to stop me from being who I already am? Fuck no! If not, I’m excited that people are communicating with me in general!

Fear of Failure 

I thought a many of times I’ve failed at my podcast.  Hell, people fail at a lot of different things.  Gary Vee talks about how his Ask Gary Vee show has lost subscribers and he’s completely ok with that.  However, D Rock, the man who follows Gary Vee with a camera (I think), thinks he’s making a massive mistake.  Guys, failure is imminent, and it’s needed.  You better embrace your failures, kiss them, hang them and thank them everyday.  Life is boring without failures.  I recently had my 2nd worst failure in the history of my life in terms of competing, and it forced me to finally sign up with a gym, full-time, and completely transform my health.

You’ve got to try things out.  Period.

Get Discovered

“You need to understand something: when you’re starting with nothing, you will find that your absolute breakthrough opportunities will be developed in two ways:
By the smart use of hashtags, a strategy that requires an unbelievably long grind.
By direct-messaging, i.e., reaching out directly to people and offering something of value in return for their attention, a strategy that requires an unbelievably long grind.
It’s the second one that I believe holds the most promise, which is why, whenever possible, I’ve included instructions on how to collaborate and business-develop within each platform we discuss in this book. Collaborations are the absolutely most tried-and-true way to grow a fan base quickly—quickly being a relative term. In most cases, you should count on this process taking years, not months. If that bothers you, close the book.”

With my personal development podcast, I started doing interviews, kicking them off with The Poise Pursuit, in the very beginning stages.  After that, I interviewed a few other entrepreneurs before I started making big splashes with CEO’s from StemCell companies and fitness entrepreneurs.  Recently, I interviewed a millionaire author by the name of David Mauro who had the most awe-inspiring story one could ever imagine.  Radio personalities and other coaches have come on board.  I would have to say the most lucrative had to be Luke Burrows because it landed me a content writer and a joint-partnership with Motivational Mentors, a weekly show that Luke and I host and answer a variety of different questions.

Collaborations are the best.  Gary Vee talks about influencers, but it depends who those people are.  You don’t want to pay people who have a bunch of nasty followers who post sexist comments. Something to consider.

Twitter

“There are several other advantages to using Twitter as your pillar content:
It’s a complete and trustworthy directory. The platform has been around long enough to have perfected its verification system, which gives it a better search function. You can still spend a lot of time guessing whether the Instagram account you’re targeting is real or not.
Its retweet feature offers a remarkable opportunity to create instant awareness. Let’s say you make a YouTube mash-up of the rapper Logic’s music videos. It’s unlikely he’s going to see it, even if he’s tagged. Share the mash-up on Twitter, however, and the retweets can propel your video to dramatic virality, the kind that even the biggest influencers notice. This kind of word of mouth does not exist on Instagram or Snapchat and is enormously beneficial to content creators.  Not only that, you can try to spark that word of mouth many, many more times on Twitter than on other platforms. I post three, maybe four times per day on Instagram, but there are days when I could post forty-seven times on Twitter. The fact that it’s as welcoming to the written word as to pictures gives content creators the flexibility and leeway to increase the volume of their storytelling.”

I landed an interview with Harvesting Happiness Radio’s Lisa Cypers-Kamen.  I was also put on listening notes where I had a girl contact me to put David Mauro on my podcast, too.  Through twitter, you’re able to have real-time conversations with real people.  I gained about 16 followers in the last 16-hours (for some reason) and one of them was a biz developer from Howell, Michigan, a place I’ve seen pop up on my podcast.

 

YouTube Best Practices

If you want to increase the amount of time people spend watching every video you post on your channel as a whole, make sure you can answer the questions below.
Video Optimization

TITLES: How much thought have you put into your video title? Does the title accurately reflect the video’s content? Is the majority of the title viewable on mobile? Is the title short and concise, emotionally driven, and/or keyword optimized?

DESCRIPTIONS: Are the top two lines of the description keyword optimized? Are there links to other similar videos or playlists in the description? Is there a subscribe link? Are there links to your other social-media accounts? Are all of the links clickable and trackable?”

TAGS: Are there at least ten tags in the description? Are both one-word and phrase tags included? Do the tags accurately reflect the video’s content? Are the tags valuable, that is, do they have high search volumes but low competition? You can find this out by using tools like VidIQ, Google Adwords Keyword Planner, and Keywordtool.io.

THUMBNAILS: Does the thumbnail accurately reflect the video’s content? If there is text on the thumbnail, is it easy to read on all devices? If there is text, does it complement the title?

YOUTUBE CARDS: To extend watch time on your channel, are you including YouTube cards within your video to drive traffic to other relevant videos you’ve posted?”

BANNER: Does the banner accurately reflect the channel’s content and genre? Does the graphic transfer well to all devices?

ABOUT SECTION/CHANNEL DESCRIPTION: Are the top two lines keyword optimized? Is the first paragraph an overview of the channel? Have you included the upload schedule? Are all of the social-media links clickable? (They don’t have to be trackable.)

PLAYLISTS: Does the channel have custom playlists? Do the playlists have keyword-optimized descriptions? Are the playlists featured on the landing page of the channel?

CHANNEL TRAILER: Is a channel trailer displayed on the landing page? Does the channel trailer accurately reflect the channel’s content and genre? Is the channel trailer telling the best story in the shortest amount of time?”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

 

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Leave People Behind

Boy, I had a very wild thought yesterday and realized how come I am where I am and my family isn’t.  I’ve tried a number of times to get them out of their rut, but I couldn’t be the rescue 911 hero.  i needed to go through the door first without carrying all of that weight.  Not only family, but friends, too.

Freshman Year of High School

I was standing in a circle with Sylvester, Mark, and a few other designated “losers” during lunch time of my freshman year of high school.  While we were standing there, the boys were talking about skipping/ditching class and going to house parties.  At that time, I was in a marching band that was basically made up of smart, aviation/medical students.  At the given moment, the Rite of Passage happened.  I needed to make the decision….am I going to flunk out of high school, or hang with the geeks?

 

Bachelors Pad Apartment

When I first moved into this ultra-gorgeous, duplex of an apartment in the southeast side of town (near Nellis Air Force Base), everything was a fairy-tale.  My best friend was understanding and always around — for the meantime.  As soon as he got his massive check from the Navy, he quickly bought a Ford Mustang, along with so many other materialistic things and that’s when everything changed.  Money got to his head, beer pong became a daily habit, and I needed to make a decision right then — to stay the hell away from him.

 

Coming Back From Australia

The second day after I had come back from Australia, I was sitting downstairs when my older sister walked in.  Elated as I was, she wasn’t happy.  Because she let a cavity fester, half of her face was swollen.  The words out of her mouth next was about how bad her ex bf was and she complained, non-stop, for two hours.  Decision was there.  It’s time to throw on my Bose headphones (from Australia) and block myself out of the melancholy that I was suffocating in.

 

The Departure

When Linda Booker picked me up that very May 6th morning of 2013, I was beyond ecstatic to leave.  My mother had tears streaming down her face, but I felt as if all the damage was done.  After being ostricized and no one giving a damn about my future goals, that was the last critical decision I ever made — “I will never go back to Vegas to visit my family.”

 

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