Stephen Covey’s 8th Habit | Season 6 – Episode 18 | Learning by Teaching and Doing

“If you would like to get the most out of this book and initiate powerful change and growth in your life and organization, I recommend two simple ideas to you. If you will do these two things, I guarantee dramatic results. The first is to teach others what you learn; the second is to systematically apply what you learn—to do it!

Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.” Apple Books.

What do you think I do with my podcasts? I do EXACTLY this — I learn something and I teach it — and in the process I become it. This is what I’ve been doing with a 6-year-old student. I teach her and then she gets all the other children together and teaches them what I taught her. This makes a mentor at such a young age and it’s unbelievably gratifying. Tune into my INSTAGRAM to see the IGTV.

“Also when you teach or share what you’re learning with others, you implicitly commit socially to live what you teach. You will naturally be more motivated to live what you’re learning. This sharing will be a basis for deepening learning, commitment and motivation, making change legitimate, and enrolling a support team. You will also find that sharing creates bonding with people—especially with your children. Have them regularly teach you what they are learning in school. My wife, Sandra, and I have found that doing this simple thing essentially eliminates any need for external motivation with their studies. Those who teach what they are learning are, by far, the greatest students.”

Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.” Apple Books.

Topic: Are Podcast Stats Everything?

So, a video had come out on Buzzsprout talking about “podcast stats” and are they truly meaningful.

Now, most of you already know that my podcast, which had originated back in January of 2016, has been stagnant forEVER. But do I care? No. That was a passion-project and still is today. Although a very small amount of listeners listen a day (anywhere between possibly 4-30 plays on a given day), I still do it. Why? Because I simply don’t give a fuck about plays. Straight up.

Now, in the podcast down below (I was doing it around July 23rd), I talked about how my stats had exploded (and ultimately topped off at about 12k plays in a month) for my ESL podcast. The stats are absolutely BOOMING, and over the past few weeks, the least amount of plays in one day was 156, but I average around 400 and topped out at 1,200 in a day.

If you look at the trend, the month of July had a 50% overall increased compared to the month prior, and that month was a record, too, by about 200 plays.

Would I continue doing my podcast regardless of less plays? Well, look at my personal development podcast and you would know that I don’t give a damn — and neither should you!

Self-Love Friday | Episode IV | Arsenio Comes First

Wow! This is a BIG self-love Friday. I’m very excited about this one because Mira, life/transformation coach in South Africa, navigated me to establishing this.

There have been so many times that I would curl up and just be a “yes” man. I would hangout with people who I knew I had NO BUSINESS hanging out with. I would invite people over to my place who I didn’t really want to come over. Someone I know would alway say, “I want to see you.”….but now it’s time for Arsenio to give Arsenio the 100% care he deservedly deserves before anyone else comes.

So, in saying that, let’s get into this huge self-love assessment so you can finally starting putting yourself first.

Stephen Covey’s 8th Habit | Season 6 – Episode 15 | The Soul’s Search for Meaning

“Deep within each one of us there is an inner longing to live a life of greatness and contribution—to really matter, to really make a difference. We may doubt ourselves and our ability to do so, but I want you to know of my deep conviction that you can live such a life. You have the potential within you. We all do. It is the birthright of the human family.”

Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.”

We have the intuitive nudge. I mean, this was 2009. There were a sequence of events that happened in my life that implicated about 3-5 different people talking about travels to Vietnam, Hong Kong, etc. Of course this came at a massive downturn in the American economy (great financial crisis), but it was a period when I had that nudge. That nudge that said “Arsenio, there’s more to life. More to greatness. More to your ability. More to everything.”

That’s when I took a flight to Australia, and four years later, I completely broke away from my family (in regards to relationships) to go after what was mine in the universe.

“All of us can consciously decide to leave behind a life of mediocrity and to live a life of greatness—at home, at work and in the community. No matter what our circumstances may be, such a decision can be made by every one of us—whether that greatness is manifest by choosing to have a magnificent spirit in facing an incurable disease, by simply making a difference in the life of a child, giving that child a sense of worth and potential, by becoming a change-catalyst inside an organization, or by becoming an initiator of a great cause in society. We all have the power to decide to live a great life, or even simpler, to have not only a good day but a great day. No matter how long we’ve walked life’s pathway to mediocrity, we can always choose to switch paths. Always. It’s never too late. We can find our voice.”

Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.” Apple Books.

ONCE YOU MAKE the choice to follow this “road less traveled,” the pathway to finding your own voice is to:

1. Discover Your Voice by coming to understand your true nature—what I call three magnificent birth-gifts (chapter 4) and by developing and using with integrity the intelligence tied to each of the four parts of your nature.
2. Express Your Voice by cultivating the highest manifestations of these human intelligences—vision, discipline, passion and conscience (chapter 5).

Topic: These People Are Not Friends!

DAMN! Like, forreal? I need to take off my professional hat and go six-shooter on this one. If you come to me, asking for my help, sit on a video call with me for an hour while I try to come up with a master-plan so you can stay your ass in another country or be pushed into quarantine facilities in Thailand — only for you to be so irresponsible, stay out late, and never contact me again? Oh, I’ve had enough of this…I’ve had enough of timey people. Another podcast will debut later on tonight.

RICH DAD POOR DAD | S5 – E51 | Final Episode and ending

Wow! It has been an amazingly long series. I haven’t even had the opportunity to set up the next book which I will be dissecting, but through the universe and manifestation, I know I will attract to me the next book.

Nonetheless, here’s the ultimate and final episode. I won’t do summaries in groups because that would take extra-long, so I’ll just bring down the actionable items you can can take right now.

Rule #1

Stop doing what you’re doing. In other words, take a break and assess what is working and what is not working. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Stop doing what is not working, and look for something new.

Rule #2

Look for new ideas. For new investing ideas, I go to bookstores and search for books on different and unique subjects. I call them formulas. I buy how-to books on formulas I know nothing about.

Rule #3

Find someone who has done what you want to do.

Rule #4

Take classes, read, and attend seminars.

Rule #5 – Make Offers (money)

Moral of the story: Make offers. People who are not investors have no idea what it feels like to try to sell something. I have had a piece of real estate that I wanted to sell for months. I would have welcomed any offer. They could have offered me 10 pigs, and I would have been happy—
not at the offer, but just because someone was interested. I would have countered, maybe for a pig farm in exchange. But that’s how the game works. The game of buying and selling is fun. Keep that in mind. It’s fun and only a game. Make offers. Someone might say yes.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Topic: Purge The Negative Beings!

I brought on a sociologist/speaker/coach before by the name of (who gives a fuck), and we developed such an amazing relationship. She helped me at the beginning of last year and we had some amazing conversations. However, that all changed after a while, along with various other cultures and people I had met through Motivational Mentors. Her last three comments were negative, and her last comment just lead me to say, “you know what, fuck her. You’re blocked.” I went on to block her on every platform and followed that up with a mid-year purge. People, don’t tolerate ignorant. Check the podcast!

Transformation Tuesday | Mira Butler | The Revolt for Change

This is a BANG! In the wake of mass protesting around the world for equal rights, Mira and I, both colored in our respective countries, have taken to the mic and share our experiences + root causes of why people possess these monolithic perceptions of life. There are some things that were said in here that I had never told anyone, and there are bound to be some things that will irk you.  If they do, you really have to ask yourself “why is this bothering me?” Figuring out the root-cause will help you switch your mindset on controversial topics and step in the light.  Without further ado, let’s dive into this long one!

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The Global Coaches Podcast| Inspirational Monday | Arsenio Buck | No Net

WOW! Welcome to my new joint-podcast featuring Mira Butler and I. At the time, we started with four but the others weren’t in alignment with the overall purpose of this podcast so now it’s just Mira Butler and I. In the future, we will attract more to us.

Because I’m the first podcast debuting, I need to give a solid introduction behind why I started a new podcast. Mira Butler and I have done a ton of work together, and we’re trying to conjure up ways to expand our reach. We began with the IG lives because we realized they would play a pivotal role in creating our tribe, but having a podcast, too, would obviously push things out there at a far-quicker pace. Our goal is to bring coaches with specialities in a wide-range of areas. Mira being a transformation coach, myself being an inspiration coach, and we’ll find others who specialize in other areas. There’s a lot to be spoken about and there will be an introduction podcast coming shortly, but today is my inspirational message.

Three Questions to Think About Often & Keeps You Focused

Some things you need to keep in your mind that will help you maintain focus. The most important question is: “what is something in your life that death isn’t going to kill?” I’m speaking from a legacy standpoint. What is something that is and forever will be after you leave the body and domain? This is called impact….and if you strive for impact while you’re alive, you won’t count the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months….you will live in the NOW and embrace all things that come to you.

1) If the truth was written on your tombstone, what would it say?

  • Lived, but never felt alive?
  • Didn’t go for his/her dreams?
  • This person died empty because he lived an empty life!

2) If your life ended today, what regrets would you have?

                                   List all your regrets!

3) What is something about your life that death isn’t going to kill?

  • What’s going to live on when you move on?
  • What about you is never going to die?

Honorable Quotes

“Don’t disrespect your life by wasting your life.”

“You are in control of how you live your life between now and death.”

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