Gary Vee: Podcasts

Oh! My absolute favorite! And of course the “story of my podcast” will be in my podcast because I really don’t want to write it out for the um-teenth time.

I will talk about my podcast and the growth of it…though.  I’m talking about my two podcasts.

Personal Development Podcast – Debut January 2016

Now, I started doing my personal development podcast after the madness I’ve endured in Thailand.  I decided to make a podcast to help others, of all colors, get over the mental barriers that confined them to think outside the box and stop victimizing themselves.  So, I did.  I didn’t have a plan like I did with my ESL podcast.  I just started with Napoleon Hill’s book Law of Success and related it to my life.  Shortly after that, I ended up buying Jack Canfield’s book and others.

Since then, there have been fluctuations, but there hasn’t been a consistent upward trend since the beginning of 2016, which then brings me to the question, “is what I’m doing with my personal development podcast actually working?” Perhaps.  Perhaps people would rather listen to the Lewis Howes of the world compared to me.  That’s perfectly fine.  It’s a win-win situation for me.  Why? I’m learning from books, teaching it and remembering it even more, so even if people don’t listen to me, I’m still learning and applying everything I learn to my life.

Yes, I’ve gotten huge podcast downloads back in the day from Era Beach, Hawaii/South Korea/Macedonia/Mauritius and other places, but they came and they went — lol.  It’s all about consistency, and now that’s what I’m getting.  Sure, ugly days and whatnot, but it’s all about patience (two years worth).

Nonetheless, everything I learned while reading has been applied to my life and completely transformed who I am and the way I think.

English as a Second Language Podcast – March 2018

Honestly, I can’t remember the numbers too much in the beginning.  I would check the plays, but I would send the podcast a lot to my friends and post it on my English Language Learning page.  Moving forward, I would average something like 30-50 plays a day, much more than my personal development podcast.  Then came the viral videos, two of them being interviews that I did with a Libyan and Thai.  One day there were 400 plays and the majority of those plays came from Europe: Armenia, England, Italy, Spain, Netherlands.  Just about every country out there.  I didn’t know why those specific videos went viral, but it left me hungry and wanting more.

These are the stats from my last 10 episodes.

  • United States
  • Thailand
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland

Those are the plays and the percentages.  It’s very interesting to see America being the top.  I understand Tijuana, but not the other places.  Some cities, which have listened to my personal development podcast back in 2016, are also listening to this one.  I’m pretty excited about what’s happening and now I’m converting some of the podcasts to video form for YouTube, attracting viewers and ultimately bringing them onto my podcast.

One of the biggest statistics had to be my expansion in Brazil.  First it was Rio De and Belo Horizonte.  Now it has expanded to more than 10 cities, scattering all across Brazil.  So, the attention is there.

Arsenio’s Podcast 101 – What’s The Purpose?

You got something to say? Well, say it! However, there will be ramifications for your voice.  If you’re making a podcast on politics, people are going to hate you and debate you with senseless ignorance 24/7.  A popular podcast called “Guys We Fucked,” is a massive hit.  Why? It’s all about attention.  People want to hear and talk about controversial topics.  In America, everything is pretty wide-open in terms of communication.  However, this is taboo in Asia.

You need to pick the genre.  Figure out what you really want to talk about and how long you can talk about it for.  Once you decide that, you’ll be on your way.

Don’t Be Cheap — They Can Be Pricey!

I’ve been using for years already.  Because I used it for my personal development podcast, I can’t use it for my ESL podcast, so that’s why I found another hosting site. Podcasts can range from 4.99-99.99….and that’s in USD.  You can pay in bulk, too, like with SoundCloud.

Expose — Not Promote!

You have no idea how many money I’ve spent on individual podcasts.  I tried sponsoring some episodes and it never worked.  The goal is to make it available on all devices.  Is it available on GooglePlay? Android? Apple Podcasts? Spotify (although difficult to get onto now)? SoundCloud? iHeartRadio? Stitcher? You want to search all of these and make sure they’re readily available on all platforms.

Collab Your Ass Off!

Instagram and cold-messaging can lead to great success.  I can’t remember, but the first interviewee I came across messaged me through Instagram and wanted to come on my show.  There was another instance that BioQuark also emailed me and the last one was from an Author named David Mauro.  My podcast was taken and put on listennotes.  That’s how they got in contact with me.  The more platforms, the better.  Will people listen to podcasts on Spotify? Not really sure.  They’re trying to break into it, but Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud are huge right now.

Nonetheless, I’ve had 13 interviews so far, interviewing authors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and others.  Having them share the episode is also critical. Oh, I would seriously recommend a site that automatically uploads your episodes onto these platforms, too.  Example, spreaker uploads directly onto SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Twitter and FB.  However, BuzzSprout doesn’t have these features just yet.

Gary Vee: 7 Steps to Business Development

  1. Make sure your Instagram is full of incredible content, the best you can make. More people are about to come see what you’re about.

  2. Search relevant keywords. For example, if you’re building a biker brand, motorcycles.

  3. Click on the first hashtag that shows up. As I write this, there are over 2.4 million posts with #motorcycles.

  4. Click on every picture you see with that hashtag. The first four that show up in this instance belong to accounts that have a combined following of over one million Instagrammers.

  5. Investigate every account and any linked websites to confirm that they are owned by people or companies in your field, or even if they’re not, to check if they could use your services or products anyway.

  6. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of their pages and send those individuals or businesses a custom-written direct message. Do not spam with cut-and-paste bullshit. If that’s the best you can do, you’ve already lost.

  7. In your message, explain what drew you to them (I love your work; I’ve always admired you; you post the funniest memes; this post is so creative; etc.), why you are worth paying attention to (my goal is to promote better biker safety; I’ve designed a helmet even the most helmet-averse rider won’t mind wearing; I’ve launched the freshest, most exciting biker-themed YouTube channel on the Internet), and what value you can offer (I’d like to send you one of my helmets to try; I’d love to invite you on air to talk about your new book, and I’d be honored if you’d let me make you a free video documenting your next ride; I can send you six bikers to model leather jackets on your vlog for free).

    Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

    I went into detail on how you can make offers, send messages and even post thoughtful messages on Instagrammers profiles in my podcast down below.  7 steps in full effect!



Gary Vee: Instagram

I was first introduced to Instagram when I was living in Australia.  When I was packing up and getting ready to leave back to America, a practice manager, by the name of Lois Semke said “you should get an Instagram.”  I said, “what’s that?”  I didn’t know about tags or anything back in 2012, so I posted most of my photos that never got any likes.  It wasn’t until 1-2 years later when I first found out about hashtags.  So, what is it about Instagram that people are loving so much?

“Except for YouTube, Instagram has created more famous people than any other platform. It’s massive, it’s a place where you can be equally successful as a content producer or a content curator, and it’s the hottest social network in terms of scale and impact. Some would say it’s gotten harder to get noticed there now that it’s crowded; it’s gotten so popular that college graduates are actually taking a year or two to see if they can get big on Instagram before trying to get a traditional job. It’s not as flexible as Facebook, though I predict that very soon it will remove the time limits on videos. Although its content is bite-size like Twitter’s, nothing in its structure makes it ideal for having conversations. Yet there are so many great tactics you can use to garner awareness—hashtags, collaborations, tagging, ads—that I believe the attention an influencer can enjoy here, especially skilled photographers, chefs, designers, and other artists, runs deeper than on Twitter or Facebook. ”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

I can totally second that about Instagram.  It’s pretty easy to get likes in America when you’re posting half-naked photos of yourself on there.  That’s why people who produce great content never really get notice.  Gary of course would say “it’s not that appealing,” but I have to defer.  I’ve been posting some pretty good content (in relevance to my life and stuff), but I think I’m too truthful about my content.  I speak the truth + 1000%, that’s why I rarely get comments, including YouTube.  How could you argue against what I say? It’s impossible.

If we look at what Instagram is here in Thailand, it’s all about advertising.  I had a student name Elle who was 21-years-old and had a staggering 80k followers.  She would post photos advertising products.  Just recently I saw that she had become a flight attendant for Thai Airways and now is in the six-figure range in terms of followers.  She’s now labeled as an “influencer,” and people pay her to advertise products on her Instagram.  She’s making that BANK!

Instagram stories debut in August of 2016, and I just started using it in general.  I normally make 1-2 Instagram stories a week (should be more) and I attract a good amount of people.  Also, I don’ get the follow/unfollow fools anymore on my page.  I’m actually keeping a lot of my followers glued into my content.  Every time I do a podcast interview, I make sure I do an Instagram story.

“There are many features that make Instagram a requirement for any budding influencer or entrepreneur. You can post for posterity, or you can post for instant gratification. You can draw and filter and caption and tag. Though the feature is currently available only to verified accounts, you’ll soon be able to add links to your posts, a simple move that will open the floodgate of opportunities to drive people to your other content, whether it’s on your website, your blog, or other social networks.
Anyone wishing to build a personal brand should be on Instagram. Create a profile now, or regret it for years to come.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.


Gary Vee: Video Optimization

Grrr! While I was reading this, I smacked the couch that I’m sitting on and face-palmed myself.  I realized that the reason why I’m probably not getting returning listeners is because I’m not optimizing to the full effect that I should be.


“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?”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Ahhh! My links are not clickable or trackable, that’s why my content writer told me, “you really need tabs on your website and put everything in one place.”

Because I hadn’t been doing that as of late, I haven’t been getting 100% of what YouTube has to offer.  Sure, I put the key words, but I’m still trying to figure out the keyword optimization.

Is there a subscription link? Nope! However, I did find out how to make it on YouTube.  So, within the last twenty minutes, I’ve made links for practically everything.  From my blogs, to my ESL podcasts.  They’re ready to go on “NOTES” in my Mac and ready for the copy and pasting.  This is a very important part, people.

“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” – Gary Vee

So, with my podcasts I have to put the tags separately from what I get on YouTube.  Because I haven’t been putting that many tags on my YouTube, my viewership minute shave been slashed in HALF. Yes, half! It could be because I’m not posting anymore videos, but I’m honestly focusing more on my FB page and ESL podcast because this is what’s getting a lot of attention anyways.

Anywho, do your tags have high search volumes? Example, for the pessimists out there that make videos about Kim Jong Un, they’re more than likely to have a video go viral than someone who’s radiating positivity.  Nonetheless, video tags are just as important.

“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.

Now, it’s time to hop to it!

Facebook 201: For My International Audience, Consider This!

Gary Vee goes in with praising FB live.  I have to admit, it is much better than Twitter live, which attracts trolls from left to right.  FB live gives you the chance to develop your personality, self-confidence, and show case your speaking skills.  You don’t have to be in front of a 100 person live audience.  You can do it on FB and be in front of a small camera.  This is great for the development of confidence, especially for the newer generation which has become confidently challenged.

Facebook live can also be used as a vimeo.  For business owners out there, including one of my most recent interview with Wodbudsuds, they can utilize it and show the foundation or how everything is created.  This is a great marketing tool.

A lot of you can also see those LinkedIn pages and Instagrammers that put outlandish titles in their description, claiming they’re the best of their respective field.  However, you don’t see them showcasing themselves in videos? It’s like the 100k followers on Instagram, Twitter and other platforms….but no videos? I can’t google your name? Not even one search comes up? Yeah….not good.

If you’re a mentor or coach like me, you will want to get in front of fans and show them who you are.  It’s like someone who creates test preparation courses, but has no videos on HOW they teach them? Doesn’t make any sense, right? If you’re a dog trainer, create dog training videos.  If you’re a mentor, create videos of you giving 1 on 1’s.  Have a show of some sort and show people what type of feedback you would give them, such as what I’m doing every Sunday pretty soon with my British sidekick.

Whatever it is you do, show people you do it and show them that you’re not all talk. You’re not just a “founder” or “CEO” of something that doesn’t exist.

“Collaborate. If you are building a brand based on jokes, cooking, bikes, extreme sports, or bathing suits—anything—go to the top of Facebook and do searches on terms that are relevant to your business. Find the fan pages with the most followers, message them, and make them an incredible offer that makes it worth their while to share your original content on their platform or to work with you in other ways. For example, if you’re a biker and you get a viral hit on your post about how a motorcycle helmet saved your life, the best thing you could do would be to spend hours getting in touch with every single popular motorcycle fan page and offering them a brilliantly funny PSA about helmets to share on their page. Collaborating through Facebook is a strategic move that has enormous potential to quickly build your audience.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

For my internationals….

Seriously, if you’re living in Burundi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malta, Estonia, Jersey or places unknown to the ear, you can be putting out pillars of content of your country.  Here’s Gary Vee.

“You start by creating a pillar piece of content. In this case, your ideal pillar would be a weekly audio podcast that people can listen to as they drive around town scoping out neighborhoods. Biweekly would be OK, and monthly would be better than nothing, but you know that the more content you put out, the more opportunities you can create. (Stay with me here—you’ll see, Facebook is the star in this story.)
Your podcast explores the minutiae of daily living in and around Sacramento and establishes you as the “virtual-content mayor” of the city. Local residents tune in to hear your take on their beloved city. One day you might review restaurants and local dishes, on another you’ll dig into the history of the city, and on another you’ll interview local influencers. From then on, whenever anyone wants to know more about Sacramento or its future, everyone knows you’re the person to contact, because you’ve made it clear that no one knows the city better or loves it more than you.

As you’re doing your stories about the people, places, or things that make Sacramento a unique, vibrant place to live, you take notes and highlight details from each podcast that can be turned into ancillary pieces of content. For example, if you interview the superintendent of the school district and he mentions that five of its teachers recently received prestigious national awards, you’ve found another piece of content. Track down those five teachers, take their picture, and create a Facebook post that asks, “Did you know that five Sacramento School District teachers have been nationally recognized for excellence in education?” You include a link to your podcast interview with the school superintendent. More and more Sacramentans learn who you are and become regular listeners. When one of them finds out that his friend’s family is moving to town because his wife got a job transfer, he forwards the podcast link so they can learn more about the school district. Suddenly, a family who will need to buy a home has your voice in their ear and your contact information at their fingertips. That cycle repeats over and over until, within five years, you’re so established as the primo real estate expert of Sacramento that your new business comes in almost exclusively by referral.

Then you make more content. You go out and film or photograph the places you talk about in each podcast and post the files to Facebook. You link your podcast to the images, so that now people who don’t already live in the city can see for themselves what these areas look like without having to go anywhere else on the Internet.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Gary Vee: Vlogging & Online Trolls

Gary Vee explained his early days of Wine Library TV such as the evolution of my podcast.

In his very early stages, he was very timid and acted, I guess you can say, in a professional manner.  Dozens of episodes down the line, you can see a picture of Joe Frazier and Ali fighting in the background.  He was later caught on TV, cheering for the Jets selection of an offensive lineman in 2006.  It extended to something much more than just wine.

So, if you hear my early podcast episodes, you can hear how terrified I was.  My voice, introduction, and the way I carried myself just wasn’t normal whatsoever because the audience at that time were sex/wife tourists here in Thailand just ACHING to hear me say something negative.

Nonetheless, when I began evolving, I started laying alot of things out there in terms of my primary job at the time.  I still won’t admit to this day what I said, but yes, the fools fit the description. I worked with a bunch of old men who complained about every single detail possible about Thailand and I used them as an example to why you should drop out of the “ain’t it awful/bitch party.”

I later got in “trouble” and I continued on by making references to older jobs but talking about the same men. LOL!!! Smart, right?

Anywho, in present day, I talked very openly about some things that could be deemed as controversial.  Yes, I kind of cuss just a tad more, but I still apologize after using the profanity.  I use it only as a point of emphasis.

“As you can see, the delivery, quality, and content of Wine Library TV changed over time. I gave the show time to evolve. I gave myself time to get comfortable and relax into the format. I gave myself time to get to know my audience and listen to what it was saying. It has been pointed out to me that my first video was ten times better than some people’s hundredth in terms of quality and content. Maybe, but again, quality is subjective; some people are successful despite being complete idiots because the public loves to watch them be idiots. For sure I’m coherent and you can tell I know my shit. That was definitely a good start, but remember, there is no way I could have known that I’d be good on video at the time. If I had sat on my idea of starting a wine show and worried and second-guessed myself, I could have probably found a hundred reasons not to do it. Thank God I didn’t stop to do any of that but went with my gut. YouTube isn’t going to make you charismatic and interesting, but it will expose you if you are.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

And then….

“Listen to your audience. Ultimately, it all boils down to this: don’t let perfection be your enemy. Do not be another dreamer who puts up ten episodes, gets trolled or ignored, gets discouraged, and takes the channel down. For God’s sake, give yourself a fair chance to succeed.”

BOOM! Please, for all of you out there, listen to these words.

My main man from LETSGETMADETV recently made a video about this.  Don’t let someone come on your channel and start trying to take over.  It’s like those Instagrammers who post “one word” on famous celebs just so someone can click their bio and follow them.

Trolls, which come in herds, will always be out there.  Have I attracted any trolls to my channel? Well, I made a survey last week and I had American trolls giving my ESL podcast bad ratings and left an email that said “”  This is simply an insecure rat trying to gain attention that his parents never gave him.  It’s a shoulder shrug.  They don’t exist and they probably live in the most rural/isolated towns of the world, completely ostricized and shunned out of society because they’re socially inept.

People in present day are still posting on Gary Vee’s channel saying this….

“This guy got all his money from his daddy, and didn’t do any of the stuff he is selling to you. I guess watch the videos for free, but don’t give this guy any of your money.” – Attention Seeker WITH A KID.

Yes, this man has a KID and he unwittingly posts disgraceful comments on social media, completely misrepresenting himself as a father.  If you click on his bio and scroll down, he’s an NRA supporter and shrugs off gun violence in America.

Need I say more?

Don’t get thrown off my faceless human beings who are in complete shambles in their world!

“Every single thing that has ever happened on television can happen on YouTube. You can break out as a pop star. You can be a filmmaker. You can become Billy Mays, the infomercial pitchman. You want to become a morning TV star? Start a morning TV show on YouTube. You want to be the next Dr. Drew? Start a Q&A show. You want to be the next Rachael Ray, Oprah, Tavis Smiley, or Chris Hardwick? Then start cooking, mentoring, interviewing, or talking pop culture on YouTube. Tomorrow.” – Gary Vee


Gary Vee: YouTube

Oh, yes! Shall I give the story again before we get into the Gary Vee details? Fine.

Yes, this was the video that started EVERYTHING!

So, it goes a little something like this.

Back in 2015, something told me to make a YouTube video.  Not sure what it was, but I think it was an influence from a prior Irish teacher who told me to “utilize all my skills.”  I did.  I paid, also, for some views and tried getting people to notice my vide.  Well, after 100 views later and a couple weeks, I completely forgot about it.

Not only that, but my “boss” told me I couldn’t use this for intents and purposes outside the classroom (and I should’ve quit right there on the spot, too).  I kept it up and forgot about it.

Well, last year I told my students, “hey, I got a couple videos on YouTube!”  My students at Toshiba, a place where the managers were complete d*** heads (excuse my language), told me to put it on the projector.  I did.  I super imposed it before my jaw DROPPED.

Viewership was at 2.5k views for this specific video. Yeah, not much for those millionaire viewers out there, but I was amazed.  I began checking the analytics and saw that Indonesia was the highest on there, followed by USA and dozens of other countries.  I hadn’t had an idea up to that point on how I can check such analytics, either.  That was October last year.

Today, the video above topped 7k views, but since I recorded it a long time ago, I can’t put end screen annotations to attract more of them to my channel (frustrating). Nonetheless, I got serious again making videos.  All of my podcasts get uploaded to the same channel along with other health & wellness videos.  I then began to attach blogs and all links below in the descriptions and downloaded an app to make the thumbnails.

Since then, minutes, countries and everything together have gone up about 400%.

Am I getting paid? Absolutely not. YouTube put up regulations whereas only the top earners can make money while shitting on everyone else.  That’s fair.  I use it as a platform.

“Please, even if you don’t think you’re video material, give the platform a try. So many people don’t think of themselves as cameraworthy, but vlogging and documenting doesn’t demand that you be glamorous or beautiful or really superficially special at all. Have you looked at what’s out there? Aside from the beauty bloggers, the bodybuilders, and the rising pop idols—in other words, aside from everyone in an industry where your looks really matter—everyone on YouTube looks pretty damned ordinary. There are vloggers with disfiguring tumors, vloggers with disabilities, vloggers of all ages and shapes. Vlogging is a terrific way to document instead of create, which means that literally anyone can do it. You don’t need to be accomplished (at least not in the way 99 percent of you reading this define accomplishment) to break out on this platform because, remember, when you’re documenting and not creating, you’re allowed to learn as you go. You don’t have to be an expert (yet). You don’t have to be successful (yet). The only thing you really do have to do is make the road to getting there interesting.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Tony Robbins: Unshakeable – Financial Freedom Facts: 1 & 2 + Story of Refugee

We’re back at it with finance!

Freedom Fact 1

“Have you ever listened to the pundits on CNBC or MSNBC talking about the stock market? Isn’t it amazing how dramatic they can make it sound? They love talking about volatility and turmoil because fear draws you into their programming.”

Excerpt From: Tony Robbins. “Unshakeable.” iBooks.

OH! The nail on the head! Of course! We call these people “fear mongers.”  All news anchors and outlets are the bottom of the barrel.  They’re the bain of all human existence.  This could be the Trump-North Korean war, or the fear of global warming, rising sea levels, and volcanic eruptions.  It draws silly ass people into their programs who end up pumping out that negativity to the rest of the world.

Yes, this is a bit off track, but it is the truth.

How about that foolish ass anchor (forgot his name) who kept saying, “Tesla is a cold stock!”  He was so anti-tesla, as so many other people were, but they all ended up eating their words.

How about Warren Buffet and the other supposed “billionaires” who berate bitcoin and other crypto because they don’t know what technology is?

The upcoming stock market crashes and what’s “happening” in the world is to draw your attention.  That’s all!

“Instead of getting distracted by all this noise, it helps to focus on a few key facts that truly matter. For example, on average, there’s been a market correction every year since 1900. When I first heard this, I was floored. Just think about it: if you’re 50 years old today and have a life expectancy of 85, you can expect to live through another 35 corrections. To put it another way, you’ll experience the same number of corrections as birthdays!
Why does this matter? Because it shows you that corrections are just a routine part of the game. Instead of living in fear of them, you and I have to accept them as regular occurrences—like spring, summer, fall, and winter. And you know what else? Historically, the average correction has lasted only 54 days—less than two months! In other words, most corrections are over almost before you know it. Not that scary, right?”

“Still, when you’re in the midst of a correction, you might find yourself becoming emotional and wanting to sell because you’re anxious to avert the possibility of more pain. You’re certainly not alone. These widespread emotions create a crisis mentality. But it’s important to note that, in the average correction over the last 100 years, the market has fallen only 13.5%. From 1980 through the end of 2015, the average drop was 14.2%.
It can feel pretty uncomfortable when your assets are taking that kind of a hit—and the uncertainty leads many people to make big mistakes. But here’s what you have to remember: if you hold tight, it’s highly likely that the storm will soon pass.”


Freedom Fact 2: Less Than 20% of All Corrections Turn Into a Bear Market


“When the market starts tumbling—especially when it’s down more than 10%—many people hit their pain threshold and start to sell because they’re scared that this drop could turn into a death spiral. Aren’t they just being sensible and prudent? Actually, not so much. It turns out that fewer than one in five corrections escalate to the point where they become a bear market. To put it another way, 80% of corrections don’t turn into bear markets.
If you panic and move into cash during a correction, you may well be doing so right before the market rebounds. Once you understand that the vast majority of corrections aren’t that bad, it’s easier to keep calm and resist the temptation to hit the eject button at the first sign of turbulence.”

Story of Refugee

I was sitting comfortably on the BTS skytrain in the heart of Bangkok, waiting for my stop to come so I can go about my day.  I looked up and I saw a lady walk past me with a smile on her face.  Opposite of me was an entire row of empty seats, but she decided to sit next to me.  I said, “oh boy.  Here we go! Arsenio, you attracted another one!”  She then started speaking to me, and of course, she asked me for food and money.

Her story was that she was laid off as a teacher while working as a refugee and her children are in school.  Sounds like a fabricated story, right? If you’re an undocumented refugee, there’s no way you can get into the country.  On top of that, your “children” are also undocumented.  So, how are they at school? Why are you on public transportation asking for money? One being because that’s dangerous for you — given the fact that immigration can ultimately find you and throw you in immigration jail for the rest of your life (and that’s all seriousness because that’s what they do in Thailand).

You mean to tell me your system is so broken that you have been reduced to begging for money on trains? In all realness, it looks like she was eating quite well.  Refugees are often emaciated. She seemed perfectly fine….so which brings to me that not only she’s a scammer, but she’s lost her will to survive and be the lioness for her children.


Gary Vee: “Quit Your Bulls*** Job Because You Can Always Get Another One”

Posters comments on Gary Vee’s LinkedIn page.

“I disagree, why I didn’t like my jobs last ten years it don’t fit my needs.  So i quit for another low paying job so on due to lack of skills.  One time it took me two month to get a job.  Yes I was out there 40 hr week looking for a job.  So no cant quit my job which i would love to unless miracle happens.” – Anonymous Poster

I’m not sure if English is this particular individuals native tongue, but you can probably see why it’s so difficult for him to find a job.  No offence.  He said he “lacks skills,” well I would definitely get an academic writing book and giddy up on the skills I don’t have.  I think it’s necessary to write at least decent English as a native speaker.  Sure, Gary Vee is one of those who doesn’t write (and he has admitted it), so he gets someone else to write and he does what he’s amazing at.

I don’t like the excuses, bottomline.  You can see where this particular individuals mindset is.  Low paying job, lack of skills, can’t quit my job….but yet there’s nothing he’s doing about not “having” skills.  It’s like the hard-labor workers who work in slave heat in Dubai (and are from Bangladesh).  It’s like the Cambodians and Burmese who work here in Thailand for 10$ a day (and many people say that they’re actually better workers than most Thai men)…..countries outsource for cheaper labor….got it….but don’t be that person who’s working for the cheap labor.

“What’s a bs job though?”  -Anonymous User

Basically it’s a job where the CEO has billions and you make an hourly wage.  It’s a job that machines will have within 25 years.  Autonomous cars, banking tellers, McDonalds (and ALL fast-food restaurants), and everything you get paid an hourly wage for.  Working is the worst possible way to earn money — period.

“Not sure who this guy is but why would anyone be asking him permission to do anything.

Many people don’t quit their jobs because they have bills to pay.  Some people enjoy their jobs and many people cannot find good jobs that will pay to keep the standard of living they are accustomed to.

People like this think that it is simple to just quit and move on.  Newsflash, there may not be any opportunities or opening.

There are many history major graduates who work as cooks.

So go ahead and quit but if you think you are going to just be able to find exactly what you want at the pay you need at the drop of a hat then you are sadly mistaken.

My explanation of this is in my podcast, because this man needs great help.

“Please if you do see this post know that it’s the message inside about taking barriers out of your life not the title of the post itself that I was interested in.

My current job is not bullshit and I respect myself and employment enough that I wouldn’t post things online that would offend my employer.”

You, sir, have a bullshit job.


Gary Vee: Twitter

Listen, I was never — AND I MEAN NEVER — a fan of twitter.  Everyday back in 2010, when I was YOUNG, I would see one of the TV (that thing they call television) anchors always make remarks about Twitter (in a funny and joyful way).  I kept saying, “psshhh I’m not using that!”  Well, because I created a podcast and a blog (this one) that’s connected to it, Twitter became my THING.  I never really connected with anyone, nor did I came about following any of those “hollywood actors,” but the beautiful part about it is you can communicate with others through comments they post on someone else’s tweet.

For instance, Lewis Howes, who’s very well-known, posts amazing questions in the morning (evening my time).  The questions allows people to communicate their thoughts through his tweet feed, ultimately gets quite a few likes, and then you bring traffic into you.  I’m not exactly sure when, but there was one time that someone liked my tweet. It was either from my podcast or blog.  Nonetheless, her name was Lisa Cypers, a lady who runs HH Harvesting Happiness radio, which is a daily/weekly show about emanating positivity.  I linked up with her and if it stands, she’ll be coming on my podcast for the first time next week.

That’s right.  That’s the power of Twitter.

However, do I send direct messages often on Twitter? No.  I don’t.  That comes more with Instagram.

Gary Vee’s Twitter Advantages

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.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Remember, you’re just a comment away from being big, literally.  If you follow some of the big names, you can potentially still the show.  I do the same thing with Instagram, but if there are 5k comments on “The Rock’s” Instagram photo, more than likely I won’t get noticed.  Twitter is far more personal.