Tag: development

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: International Guest Speaker: Andres of Puerto Rico

This was the most HONEST conversation I had in a decade, and it marked the first time that my friend Andre, who I’ve known for 20 years, and I went into some very dark places in terms of what we had done as children….

Arsenio’s ESL Task: Developing Critical Thinking- Community Service

Welcome back to another ESL task! I love these and I don’t want to stop on developing critical thinking lessons, so I’m back with another one. Here’s your task. What are the benefits and drawbacks of doing community service? Benefits and drawbacks: college applications,…

Additional Podcast: Motivational Mentors

Yes, the picture of me is pretty bad, but bear with me until I get a new one (LOL). Many of my podcast listeners have been listening to me on two different platforms.  When I wasn’t creating podcasts on my personal development podcast, they…

Inteviewee #14: Hakeem Khan on Being A Fitness Entrepreneur In Malaysia

While standing in a long line in a musty old gym at Nexus International School in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, I met not just the ultra-gorgeous muslim girl, but I met this man — Hakeem Khan.  We chatted it up about him being a powerlifter…

Interviewee #8 – Bioquark’s Ira Pastor On Stem Cell & Defeating Chronic Illnesses

Ira Pastor, who’s the CEO and Founder of Bioquark, is on today’s podcast interview.  We’ll be discussing about of course bringing back dead people, defeating chronic illnesses with stem cell, and the future of the FDA and eradicating other diseases. Post-Podcast What I can…

The Mastermind Group & Why You Should Form One

If you want to talk from a business aspect, forming a mastermind group is essential in personal growth because two-four minds are better than one, right? Masterminding your way to success is pivotal.  If you can meet every week, bi-weekly – encouraging each other,…

Questions & Answers – Why Do Women Hate Me?

Wrong question, first of all. The question should be, “why don’t I love myself?” Yes, I’ve been in the same shoes as you. I remember taking a scenic running route in Sydney, Australia (Lane Cove) down to a dock and one of my housemates…

Free Writing & Free Speaking Topics: Part III (For ESL Students) *Downloadable PDF*

Welcome back, my ESL & EFL learners! Just to emphasize this point, this particular blog/download is for English language learners who tune into my blog.  For those of you who are essay writing in university in NES (native English speaking) countries, this will arouse…

The Penalty of Leadership

Since living here in Thailand, teachers have said: I’m black, too loud, too funny, not strict enough, too much charisma, gets all the work, brown noses, shouldn’t be a teacher, can’t write, bad at presenting.  In addition to that, students have said: we want…

Wheel of Life Update: Threshold Has Been Breached!

On a monthly basis, I like to reevaluate the categories of my life.  In Glenn Harold’s Book “The Answer,” he has a nice wheel of life exercise that I abide by. For those of you who want to see where you stand, you could…