New Book Series: Tony Robbins – Unshakeable

Oh, again! A lot of you are probably thinking, “weren’t you dissecting “Money: Master The Game two years ago? What happened?” Well, the information seemed to be all over the place, and then Cryptocurrency happened.  I want to really know if stocks are safe.  I’ve been asking myself over and over, without any answers, about mutual funds and “should” I invest into them?  Vanguard, S&P – the majority of stocks that are out there for grabs.  I decided to buy this book.  1) I thought I did a disservice by stopping and not reading more, so with his new book that was just launched at the beginning of last year, it’s time to see if this really does work.

“So never forget about these two ferocious foes of stock market success: fear and fees.” – Tony Robbins

Between 1929-1932, the Great Depression swept away DOW, plunging to something equivalent to about 17,000 pts!  However, after WWII, America entered a great age of prosperity, yet most Americans were still apprehensive because of what happened in the past.  Good saying, Mr. Robbins.

“Index funds are simple. Rather than try to time the market or outguess other professional money managers about the prospects of individual stocks, index funds simply buy and hold all of the stocks in a broad market index such as the S&P 500. Index funds work by paring the costs of investing to the bare-bones minimum. They pay no fees to expensive money managers and have minimal trading costs, as they follow the ultimate buy-and-hold strategy. We can’t control what the markets will do, but we can control how much we pay for our investments. Index funds allow you to invest, at minimal cost, in a portfolio diversified to the nth degree.”

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

“This “cost matters hypothesis” is all you need to know to understand the benefits of index investing. Over an investment lifetime, this annual difference really adds up. Most young people just starting their careers will be investing for 60 years or more. Compounded over that time frame, the high costs of investing can confiscate an astounding 70% of your lifetime returns!” – Tony Robbins

YIKES!

“We live in an uncertain world, and face not only the risks of the known unknowns but also the unknown unknowns: the ones that “we don’t know we don’t know.” Despite these risks, if we are to have any chance for meeting our long-term financial goals, invest we must. Otherwise we’re certain to fall short. But we don’t have to put up 100% of the capital and take 100% of the risk only to receive 30% of the reward (often far less). By buying low-cost, broad-market index funds (and holding them “forever”), you can guarantee that you will receive your fair share of whatever returns the financial markets provide over the long term.”

Excerpt From: Tony Robbins. “Unshakeable.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unshakeable/id1146849403?mt=11

This is just the introduction, and you’ve been provided some unbelievably valuable information that’s nowhere on blogs or the internet.  Thursday & Friday = Money Talk!

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/new-book-series-tony-robbins-unshakeable_1

Cryptocurrency Podcast #1 – Litecoin & Smaller Market Coins To Invest In + Crypto-guide For Beginners

As promised, I’ve brought Steve Pipe back on for our second podcast, but our first podcast in Cryptocurrency.

As of late, Crypto has been extremely turbulent and fluctuating like crazy.  I want to deep-dive and ask Steve some questions about Crypto going forward before getting into what’s in the title.  Tune in, everyone!

By the way, I’ll try keeping it short.

Q:  The Crypto market is fluctuating and all of these “investors in wallstreet” are saying to stay away.  Are they scared?

A: (Arsenio) – Wallstreet is scared because now they can’t keep it all to themselves anymore.  It’s easier for millennials to make money now and they’re not happy about it, being that they’re from a generation that loved hoarding all the wealth.

(Steve) – people are pulling out and some are investing heavily.  This is what causes large fluctuations.

Q: Walk us through on how to start an account.

A: (In the podcast)

 

I decided that I didn’t want to make an extensive blog on what he talked about because it would be one hell of  transcription, so tune in below instead!

Interviewee #6: Steve Pipe on Muay Thai & Cryptocurrency

I went to Benjakiti Park right outside Asoke Station, which is a BTS skytrain stop here in Bangkok, and there was a meet-up of a lot of people for a community workout.

This was one of the very first days, which then turned into a many of days, where I just rebelled against going into work early – only to make the same salary again….something I’ve been doing far too long.

I came across this guy – Steve.  He’s a kiwi (for those Americans who don’t know, he’s from New Zealand), and within the matter of what seemed like seconds, we were talking about the universe, overcoming the odds, and we exchanged details almost immediately.

During a nap sometime last week, I woke up and told myself to ask the CEO of The Lab, Rich Cohen, for a podcast interview.  A couple days later, I did my first ever interview and it was fascinating to say the least.  On that same day, I asked my main man, Steve Pipe, for an interview – which was also a big success.

So here I am today giving you ANOTHER podcast interview!

Get in touch with Steven Pipe

 

Links:

 

 

Things we discussed:

  • What was his job in New Zealand before his move to Australia?
  • Muay Thai in Bangkok and how he seized the opportunity.
  • Income earning and teaching, as well as sharing about his training and working in The Lab.
  • Personal development, goal setting and visualization.
  • Fear of fighting and winning the match.
  • Differences between boxing and Muay Thai.
  • What kind of mental grit there is in Muay Thai.
  • The monster opponent.
  • Mentality before the biggest fight of his life.
  • What’s Steve’s training regime.
  • How to diet as a Muay Thai fighter.
  • Introduction to Crypto and how he got started.
  • Blockchain technology.
  • Alternative cryptos and how to win.
  • Wallet exchanges and crashes in the cryptomarket.
  • Strategy to earn some quick return in investments.
  • How much he has made from investing in Cryptocurrency.
  • Negative news on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investment.
  • Sharing about how to develop cryptocurrency investment strategy, research, learn about the projects and learn about the system.
  • Main goals and plans.
  • Upcoming book.

Podcast

 

Thank you for listening!

 

Thank you so much for tuning in!

 

Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/arseniobuckshow?lang=en

Wealth Goals For 2018

“Less time; more money!”

That was my motto heading into this year.  After all the events that had taken place in the month of October and November, I was almost sure that I could’ve made 120$ an in two hours with a private course teaching business law.  That 120$ would’ve also been nine hours of work at my present place of work.

Now that opportunity is now somewhere in the ocean, but the fact and breadcrumb is I thought I would have a great opportunity to make superior money here in Bangkok.  Interview, move, I was PRIMED for excellence, until that interviewer never came back around.

Damnit.  Did I make the right move? Did I make a smart financial decision moving to Bangkok, even though there are no job opportunities anymore? I still believe I did.  One section of Bangkok was driving me insane – the same section of Bangkok which a lady walked passed me, bringing her purse closer to her.  Yeah…happens on a routine basis in that “slummy” area. It was enough.  The constant ignorance that I saw everyday from low-class mindsets was just too much.  Sure, I paid a 800$ deposit along with the first months rent to get out of there because I knew and continue to know that the universe loves action.  I sleep with such an amazing conscious every night knowing I’m not in “that” area anymore where women grip their belongings as if I were going to snatch it away from them.

Let’s get back on track.

That was a decision of 2017.  Wealth right now is no longer an area of concern, but it’s something I need to seriously come to grip with because if I was to move out of Thailand, I’ll definitely need to be smart with my money going forward.

Podcast

Do Not Sink – Our Greatest Motivations Come Wrapped In Sandpaper: Part II

I never, and I mean I NEVER take things at face-value.

For two-and-a-half weeks I waited — constantly checking my email to see if a job prospective emailed me.  After an interview, which went down about 10 days prior happened, I almost thought that this job was locked in.  I even moved into Bangkok to get situated and prepare my new life for 2018.

Days went by…..no email.

I then spoke with one of my students on January the 6th and he gave me a huge dose of my own chemistry.

“Arsenio, you already know what happened.”

I retorted, “wait, what do you mean by that?

“You know exactly what I mean.”

The implication was they found someone else but just didn’t want to say anything to me.

However, I truly believed the interview went SO WELL that there was no way in hell I could be denied the job!  I’m unbelievably grateful because that night, after so many years of teaching, my student was the teacher and I wasn’t the student.  The closure and free-ing up of my attention units came back to me and I went on the grind again.

I sat there scratching my head saying, “well, what now?”

You know what now, Arsenio.  It’s time to close the chapter on this country you call Thailand.

What’s next lies on the horizon.

Podcast

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/dont-sink-our-great-motivations-come-wra

Career Goals For 2018

Well, this is the big one! I mean there’s Tedx, working for companies (on my own contracts), there’s the podcast, Herbalife, YouTube, selling things on my website, business cards, meetings, presentations.  Omg! I mean I really need to thing and plan this one out thoroughly.

Podcast

One of the biggest goals of course for this year is building a bigger audience. Stagnation does happen from time-to-time.  Has my podcast been on the incline? Absolutely YES.  I mean in 2016, I would be excited if I get 1-5 plays in one day.  Now that I’ve enabled downloading on my podcast, everything has taken off.  There are third-party websites picking up my podcast.  I’m on iHeartRadio and Stitcher along with dozens of others.  I bought a year-long subscription on SoundCloud to reach out to people on there and it’s all going very well.  The next big step is obviously Spotify.

I definitely need MORE INTERVIEWS! Since I’ve already established a schedule, there’s a one day void on Monday and I would love to do four interviews a month.  I have two prospectives at the moment.  One person, who I was suppose to do a podcast interview last week until technical difficulties, has gone completely silent.  Perhaps he was frustrated with the entire ordeal – and he had a reason to be. LOL. It happens.

Collaborations are extremely important.  Having people put me on their podcast and provide a link…or even attaching the link to a blog is very important.  Example, there was one particular “hollywood” personality who I got in touch with and I think she was all up for the podcast on my end; however, she then asked for $995.  I laughed because she had just a hair over 1k followers.  Smh.

YouTube

My students, at the company that recently expunged me (I love saying this – lol), looked my educational videos up on YouTube back in October.  When they did this, I realized my plays went from 2k to 3k in a months span.  Since then. My videos are at 4.6k.  I’ve looked at the geographical location and it points basically everywhere: Indonesia, Brazil, Antigua, France, Reunion, South Korea, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Switzerland.  You name it.  I couldn’t believe it because I hadn’t made an educational video in the past two years! So, I decided to make a ton of videos and I make sure content is being distributed rapidly.  I now have my graphic designer working on a new banner and a few other things.

Herbalife

I’m not one of those people that like shoving products or anything down others’ faces.  I did this probably a few years ago in trying to convince some of my friends that they should try Herbalife…and it never worked.  After that, I just didn’t care anymore.  If I could just live it, people will come.  Since then, lots of people, including co-workers and students, have asked me about the products.  No, I haven’t gone up the ranks since 2013, but I do want to take the great leap sometime in the last quarter of this year and start set up a new stream of income.

Book

Grrrrr this is the one! I was thinking of having a ghostwriter do it for me, but no one knows the story of what I went through here in Thailand more than I! I mean I have to tell it very vividly and descriptively.  I wish I had documented everything when it occurred, but I didn’t.  I just recently watched a TedX about a girl saying, “staying silent is the worse thing you can do.”  Well, I need to speak up about the experiences I’ve had in this country once and for all.  Just doing it is the catch…but if I can just brainstorm a couple of pages in the morning and make it my number one priority for the year = BINGO!

Website

The website is going to come into fruition over the next few months (before my anticipatory leave to South America), and on there will be lots of PDF’s templates and other things for my students all around the world to buy and stuff.  Luckily I have a graphic designer that’s doing amazing work at the moment; and what’s even more is I have the savings to pay for it all.  Very ecstatic and grateful for it.  Now, when this website launches, this WordPress site is going to be switched over there.  WordPress hasn’t provided me with much of anything except traffic.  Even the payment button is faulty.  If I want to sell things and plugins, I have to pay an additional 150$, which isn’t even worth it (sorry, WordPress); so I’m going to have a brilliant graphic designer build my website from scratch.  WOOHOO!

Podcast

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/career-goals-for-2018

Wheel of Life: Merry Christmas! The Most Successful Year of My Life!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD!

Yes, did it in caps because it’s a big deal.

Guys and gals, Christmas is celebrated in some cultures as a religious holiday, but I celebrate it as a day to live, love, and laugh.  I don’t go to church, nor do I have a religion.  My religion is universal (like the universe) unity.  I try to spread as much love into the atmosphere as possible…..so for those of you with different customs, cultures, creed and other things, don’t let people say to you, “you can’t celebrate Christmas because it’s a Christian holiday.”  No, it’s a holiday at the end of the year whereas you can look back and enjoy how much you’ve progressed.

This year has been a year of change, progression, obstacles, and unbelievable rewards.  If I talk about countries I’ve traveled to, it’s been the biggest success in my life.  Personal development has definitely been the best EVER.  Career, although with the current blockage going on for the next couple of weeks, has been on the rise.  How so? Because life doesn’t revolve just around a primary job.  My podcast, YouTube, speaking, writing, etc., has gone up significantly.  Better yet, let me just break down each one by category.

Career – 9.5

I think the majority of this came at around May when I began to rebel against the primary “job.”  I felt that the job had gone stagnant.  It was the same thing happening over and over.  Same bs wage while the upper folks make hundreds of thousands/millions of baht….so then I got a phone call.  That “thing” was accepted, that lead to two projects, that’s leading to two massive projects in back-to-back months (February).  Just get this – everyone.  If I hadn’t accept that job on the weekend, I wouldn’t have gotten all these opportunities to begin with.  That moment they told me they had someone of power….I hurried to say, “ok.”  I accepted it, and I had to battle with this lose-ended, primary job (pretty much finished) to keep it.  That lead to three massive projects throughout the year that lead me to million baht earners.

Enough with that.  Podcast? I think over 100 countries listened to me worldwide.  YouTube? So many countries tune into my videos around the world.  Book? Twitter? Instagram? Interviewing people all over America? CHECKS ALL AROUND!

Hobbies & Fun – 8.5

It wasn’t even the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race (2x), and going to Maldives that made this an 8.5, but it was more of the decision that I made just a few weeks ago, cancelling a morning class to be around entrepreneurs and great people. I’ve been neglecting “fun” in my diet for so long.  I would work 9 hours on Saturday and Sunday, but ultimately make the same wage for the last four years? I mean I had no idea I can work two hours in Bangkok and make the same wage in 2 there compared to 9 in the outskirts.  So, now that my time is free(ing) up, and now that I’m preparing for my new life, I’m definitely going to incorporate “fun” into my life next year on a routine basis.  Now, does that mean going out? Nope. I hate going out unless it’s a business meeting and socializing to make connections.  I’m talking about meeting likeminded people and having time to myself and for my my projects.  No more 8-11 hour days on garbage wages.  It’s time for 2-4 hour days and have the rest of the day to do big things.  Nonetheless, It’s beginning to happen!

Wealth – 9.5

Look, I was able to to go back to America, travel to Sedona, layovers in Korea, Singapore and Japan, Maldives, Malaysia, do two Spartan races while staying at the Sheraton for the first time in my life.  These are massive accomplishments; and with all of with being stated, I still have the most saved up at the end of the year at any point in my life.

Yes, Crypto currency is what I’m going to start looking into to top off the year (so I have extra money on the side), but the wealth will come when I start looking.  Well, that has come and gone.  Why?  I realized that I can get paid 450% more per hour working in Bangkok then my current job.  I want to make more money in less time.  If I can work two-hours a day, amassing a total of a nine-hour work day at my present job, it’s time to go!

Big ideas, projects, jobs, and places to grow is coming up!

Personal Development – 9.5

Dale Carnegie’s ‘How To Stop Worrying & Start Living’ helped the HELL out of me this year.  I’m going to tell you why.  If I think about the current job situation going on – the company having a ‘secret santa’ without me, although they employ some of the most malicious teachers….what’s the worse that can happen? They fire me, and then my work permit automatically cancels and I can begin the new life at the beginning of the year.  That worse case scenario is a golden case scenario.

Physical Environment – 9.0

Because I was able to take the risk of be ostricized at my present workplace, I was rewarded with three massive projects, two unique students, and the teaching of millionaires.  This is what made my physical environment skyrocket.  The things that happened the way they did were suppose to happen.  Because they did, I decided to move to a very gorgeous area of Bangkok.  If I can just sit here and close my eyes, envisioning how it would be spending Christmas at my old condo, I would be depressed.  Same neighborhood, same people, same lifestyle.  Enough was enough…and now I just went running down these gorgeous streets where everyone was smiling.  It’s out there, people.  You just have to search for it.

Health – 8.5

Tough Mudder in Phoenix, Spartan Super in Malaysia, Spartan Sprint in Chon Buri, Thailand.  My body has transformed, I workout at the best gym ever and I’m around a supporting cast of people, and now that I’m living in my new place, I cook more often because I have an AMAZING kitchen.

Family & Friends – 4

This category took a massive hit.  From a best friend completely disappearing on me after cancelling my trip, to two individuals who I thought were developing friends vanishing.  What to do in the new year? In the podcast. 

Romantic Relationships – X

Although I did have a couple of opportunities this year to make something happened, it ultimately failed on me.  Funny stories in the podcast down below!

 

Podcast

Sensitivity Breeds Perpetuity

I normally walk over a bridge to go home everyday — a pedestrian bridge.  When I get to the top of this particular bridge, normally there’s someone there sitting on the pavement — holding their hands to their face with a cup in front of them: “I need money.”  On some days, there’s an older lady there with what it seems to be a daughter/granddaughter.  These are the things that really upset me because those children don’t deserve to be included in the chaos.

Homeless.

A word and one of the most controversial topics.  I believe there are different degrees of homelessness.  We can’t compare homeless Americans to homeless Africans or Indians for the sake of governments.  In America, homeless people can get shelter every evening, meals, clothing and other things; in Africa, it’s a free-for-all.  Every man for themselves.

There was an interesting topic on a recent Ted video that sparked a debate (or what I thought was one) from a “therapist” (whatever that means).  A woman told me, “how about some sensitivity?”

Ok, I’m sensitive.

Now what?

Because of a collective and conjunction of bad choices, you’ve landed yourself on the streets.  I will jump in the defence of foster children, which is an incredibly detestable story.  However, everyone has different stories.  I’m not talking about homelessness in the likes of Somalia, India, Bangladesh and other places…..I’m talking about America.  Owning up and taking 100% responsibility for being in your position is the first thing you need to do.  This man on a Ted video said, “we should build homes for all homeless people.”  But, if you put a homeless person into a gorgeous home with a homeless mindset, the individual will still perpetuate a homeless lifestyle because he too, still has the homeless mindset.

In order to change the way someone is….you have to first change the mind.  The paradigm.  The habits.  I remember Charles Barkley made fun of Michael Jordan on an interview one-time — calling him “cheap.”  Michael Jordan didn’t give money to a homeless person.  Oprah Winfrey went on to comment, “well, I do agree because to a certain degree…you’re literally prolonging the hell with the individual.  If you give them money, they will believe that they don’t have to do anything.”

For example, I tried giving a homeless person food on a pedestrian bridge in Thailand — he denied it.  Yes, he denied food. The most quintessential gesture amongst homeless people here in Thailand.  Later, someone dropped some coins in the cup and he thanked them.

What does that tell you? Yes, the arguments such as “only some people deny this.  What about people in this country, and that country.  You’re not very sympathetic.  You’re not compassionate.”  Welcome to the University of Hard Knocks.  You’re homeless and you want other people to give you…..money.  Not food? “Only some people.”  I’ve heard that excuse already.  What if I go to a homeless person and give them….let’s say a book? Will he keep it?  Nope.  Although the book has everything he needs to get out of his rut — he denies that, too.

Napoleon Hill once took a man downstairs in his shop, unveiled a mirror after swiping away at the blanket that was covering it, pointed in the mirror and said, “that’s the only man that can help you.”

If I’m sensitive about the homelessness phenomenon in America, it won’t change the mind of homeless people.  One of my friend’s uncles said, “Arsenio, don’t make fun of homeless people.  They are quitters.”  Giving them homes will do what for them?  Changing their mind, however, can change their reality and the way they perceive it to be.  Clothe them, bathe them, do as you wish….but until the mind is changed, you’re perpetuating a global problem.

 

Napoleon Hill’s Failure – Identifying Your Turning Points — Part 1 of 2

While I do not mean to convey the impression that I believe all of our acts to be controlled by causes beyond our power to direct, yet I strongly urge you to study and correctly interpret those causes which mark the most vital turning-points of your life; the points at which your efforts are diverted – from the old into new channels – in spite of all that you can do.  At least refrain from accepting any defeat as failure until you shall have had time to analyze the final result. – Napoleon Hill

This is one of the funnest things to do in analyzing where you were and where you want to go.  Remember Steve Jobs said, “you can never connect the dots looking forward, only backwards.”  This is imperative and here’s what I came about with my turning points…I’m going to separate this into two podcasts and two blogs so not saturate everyone with so much information.

First Turning-Point: Bad Money In Chanthaburi.

My first job I got only 600$ USD a month, which is about 18,000 baht.  This salary, for any native English speaker, is downright criminal.  I wasn’t at the top of my game, but I was fresh in the world of teaching.  After being ridiculously threatened, berated, constantly scrutinized and talk badly to, receiving despicable looks from the parents because I was color, piss-poor working conditions and a bunch of empty promises – I had to make a massive financial decision.  My savings was plummeting and I was going to go 60 days without pay from October-November.  What did I do? I had to do what was in the best interest of me versus what other people wanted.

Second Turning Point: 10$ To My Name – Made An Oath

After trekking down to the south of Thailand to continue my teaching, I was hit with a financial disaster.  Having agreed to a 1000$ USD amount per month (which puts me in the top 50% of Native-English teachers in Thailand) I didn’t get paid for the month of October.  In saying that, November was going to be a very difficult; if not, the most difficult financial month of my life.  After borrowing money from my department head to last me for the month, I made an oath to myself: “I will never be this broke again.”  Having only 10$ to my name was one of the scariest moments of my entire teaching career here in Thailand.  10$! I had to do two-week visa runs because I didn’t have a visa or work permit; no family willing to transfer me money; no friends around to help me out; NOTHING! After finally getting a lump sum of money, I rejoiced and I never looked back.

Third & Fourth Turning Points Are In The Podcast Down Below.

Ask yourself the question, “have I overcome financial hardships? And when I did, did I improve on my life?”

 

Money Talk – Keeping It Slow & Easy

As I said in my last blog, it’s time to track one habit a week.  This is the beginning, so don’t get bent out-of-shape about it.  Pick a habit that has the greatest control over you, and once you start reaping the rewards of the Compound Effect, you’ll want to introduce this to your friends a family, too.

Let’s say you want to lose weight.  Your goals is to track everything you put in your mouth from dawn until dusk.  Pay attention to your sodium intakes.  Pay attention to how many sweets you consume.  For example, I’m a Gummy Bear Type-Of-Guy – meaning I LOVE to eat my gummy bears.  However, I believe this is going to have a very bad long-term effect, so I decided to track how often I eat them and it’s practically everyday.  Two days ago I said NO! However, yesterday I treated myself to a few bags that was about 30g’s in total, which is well under the 75g the American Heart Association requires not to go over.

If you want to talk about beverages, track those sugary drinks and glasses of wine.  Anything you consume in general MUST be tracked.

Again, writing things down sounds simple, but only when you start it.  That’s why I’m asking that you commit to choosing a category and a start date, now.

I am going to start tracking _____________________ on _____________________. day/month/year

Each day you’ll start with the date at the top of a fresh page, and start keeping track.

What’s going to happen after the ensuing week will shock you.  You’re going to realize how much money, calories and minutes have been escaping you.  Track it for three weeks.  Yes, three weeks.  Why? Some psychologists have said that a habit doesn’t become a HABIT until after three weeks.  If you guys can do this for 21 days, and make it a habit to carry around the small notebook in your back pocket, purse, or in your backpack so you can log in everything, you’ll see a massive difference.

You’ll find yourself asking, “do I really need that back of gummy bears?” This question I asked myself last night, and without any sugar cravings, I walked straight to the entrance of my condo and went right up the elevator.  Day 3 is here!

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