Topic: Don’t Settle for Less!

We’ve got a LONG PODCAST today! DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS, PEOPLE! I was talking to a teacher from Swaziland yesterday and she made a very important point when we were giving our stories. I told her, “there was nothing else left for me in that area of life but I kept giving myself false hope due to complacency.”

She said, “that was the turning point. You needed to take that massive leap to up-level yourself because you had finished the last chapter long ago.”

Right now some of you are literally working at jobs that you finished years ago.

That’s the truth.

Don’t Let People Minimize You

In this episode, I talk about how people get into FAD or PWM (people without money) markets.

For example, Bitcoin was a FAD market. In 2018, the hysteria was insane. You had people making podcasts, videos, etc….and they all fell for it. Sure, Bitcoin still exists today, but the hysteria has gone away and the voices are now silent.

I read a post on FB yesterday that someone I knew once tried creating a business for new grads. Well, if you just graduated from university, more than likely you’re in debt — therefore, you’re in a PWM market. I’m not lucky, but when I entered the ESL space, I knew that this was a billion-dollar industry with a massive opportunity to go to AR/VR in the future with an insane amount of collaborations. So, because I’m worldwide, I’m not reliant on economies that have deteriorated (Thailand and probably have the countries on planet Earth). There are economies that are surging, at the moment, and because I’m a trainer and have specific skill-sets, I attract those individuals because I have assets.

I’m in a People-With-Money market. This is something you need to consider before starting a business.

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100,000 Plays for my ESL Podcast! | Macro-Goal Achieved!

UNBELIEVABLE! After 2 years and almost two months, I’ve achieved one of the biggest, most monumental goals since podcasting.  The six-figure plateau has been reached, all thanks to the 172 countries and 4.1k cities that have tuned in.  I can’t say how grateful I am, but in this podcast, I express my gratitude by giving special shout outs to the cities such as Sao Paolo, Taipei, Tokyo, and HCMC which have listened to me for a long time — and even Ashburn, Virginia….a superfan(s) who have following me since 2017 (personal development podcast).  Just four days after my birthday….macro-goal achieved.  This didn’t come overnight.  It was a build-up…and that’s what you need to understand in life. It’s about planting seeds today and watering them for years so you can reap the benefits later. BOOM!

IGTV Podcast Series | Relationship Talk | Mira Butler

BOOM! And just like that, here’s the first of what’s going to be a NUMBER of IGTV live podcasts. I was elated when I found out that I can finally save the live videos to an IGTV series. This was just so much content and so many golden nuggets put into one. I must apologize for the busted audio….it’s IG…just like FB, but there are great things within. Tune into this bad boy!

Business English Podcast | Investment | Episode 003 | All Levels | Retirement Planning

Business English podcast is back! And it’s back with a BANG!

I know, some of you are saying “retirement?! I’m trying to survive!” However, when your fight-or-flight system is engaged, your perception of life could also be foggy. This could be dangerous because you don’t have the end in mind/keeping your eye on the prize. When the dust is settled, dozens of countries will be trillions in debt; Disney has furloughed tens of thousands of employees; airlines have collapsed; and it continues to get worse.

People are saying “life will never be the same anymore!” Yeah, maybe it’s time for you to change your game. Perhaps it’s time for you to stop working for someone and begin working for yourself. We’re living in interesting times now with lots of downtime and time to also develop skills. So, it’s time to start thinking things through.

In the business english premium podcast, which is available down below in the link ($10 dollars a month or $100 dollars a year) you’re going to hear me discuss about retirement planning, emails from people who are looking into investment advisors, and also be able to work in potential groups and discuss different retirement products for a specific individual. And, after all that is finished, a listening!

Don’t miss out! My business English podcast is FIRE!

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Rich Dad Poor Dad | S5 – E39 | Lesson VII | Overcoming obstacles

Once people have studied and become financially literate, they may still face roadblocks to becoming financially independent. There are five main reasons why financially literate people may still not develop abundant asset columns that could produce a large cash flow. The five reasons are:

  1. Fear
  2. Cynicism
  3. Laziness
  4. Bad habits
  5. Arrogance

I have never met anyone who really likes losing money. And in all my years, I have never met a rich person who has never lost money. But I have met a lot of poor people who have never lost a dime— investing, that is.

The fear of losing money is real. Everyone has it. Even the rich. But it’s not having fear that is the problem. It’s how you handle fear. It’s how you handle losing. It’s how you handle failure that makes the difference in one’s life. The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage that fear.

It’s okay to be fearful. It’s okay to be a coward when it comes to money. You can still be rich. We’re all heroes at something, and cowards at something else. My friend’s wife is an emergency-room nurse. When she sees blood, she flies into action. When I mention investing, she runs away. When I see blood, I don’t run. I pass out.

My rich dad understood phobias about money. “Some people are terrified of snakes. Some people are terrified about losing money. Both are phobias,” he would say. So his solution to the phobia of losing money was this little rhyme: “If you hate risk and worry, start early.”

Stephen Covey: The 7 Low-Trust Organizational Taxes – Turnover/Churn

Employee turnover represents a huge cost for organizations, and in low-trust cultures, turnover is in excess of the industry or market standard. I’m not talking about the desirable turnover of non performers, but the undesirable turnover of performers. Low trust creates disengagements, which leads to turnover — particularly of the people you least want to lose. Performers like to be trusted and they like to work in high-trust environments. When they’re not trusted, it’s insulting to them, and a significant number will ultimately seek employment where they’re trusted. This turnover also flows from the first two taxes.

Stephen Covey

I worked at a company outside of one of the popular, business district areas in Bangkok in the beginning of 2016. When I spoke to every teacher, each of them had only been there for less than 5 months. I said to myself, “oh, that’s not good.” Sure enough and after three private students, the CEO of the company said he wouldn’t allow me to teach TOEIC because I’m “black.” I quit the job, shortly after. After that, and for the next three years, this company has been consistently posting vacant jobs on a teaching website.

Churn

Churn is the turnover of stakeholders other than employees. When trust inside an organization is low, it gets perpetuated in interaction in the marketplace, causing greater turnover among customers, suppliers, distributors, and investors. This is becoming increasingly an issue as new technologies such as blogs continue to develop, effectively empowering employees to communicate their experience to the world.

Stephen Covey

When employees aren’t trusted, they tend to pass that lack of trust on to their customers, and customers ultimately leave. That’s the bottom line.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 12 – Developing Vocabulary – Word Formations/Noun Suffixes

More suffixes! They never get old, do they? Let’s get into this! I want you guys to decide what type of noun each of these words is and then put the suffixes in the correct column.

Words: accuracy, actor, coincidence, happiness, interaction, movement, participant, personality, psychologist, researcher.

Noun – abstract/concreteNoun – person
-cy = accuracypsychologist.

2. Add suffixes in the table to the words below. You can possible add more than one suffix.

  1. science
  2. argue
  3. describe
  4. intelligent
  5. sincere
  6. invent
  7. similar
  8. frequent
  9. speak
  10. lonely

3. Match the suffixes with the word. After that, think of at least one more word containing each suffix.

  1. free
  2. fail
  3. import
  4. safe
  5. friend

a. -ure

b -ance

c – dom

d -ship

e -ty

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 74 – Grammar – Future Activities In The Past

Three more podcasts on the intermediate level are left! Then we’ll be getting into the upper intermediate! SO excited about finishing off this season. With that being said, we need to dive into the good stuff.

Form

I was going to speak to her, but she walked away.

My Thai friend was arriving the next day.

I knew it would be a good day.

I was about to go out when my mom called.

The meeting was to take place on Tuesday.

Use

  • We use was/were to when there was an arrangement for something to happen. It is usually formal.
  • We use was/were about to for things that were going to happen very soon after.
  • We use the past continuous for confirmed plans.

Task – Decide if the sentences are correct. Rewrite the incorrect sentences.

  1. The sky went black and it looked like it was about rain very soon.
  2. She couldn’t go to school the next morning because she was seeing the doctor.
  3. They were to getting an incredible surprise the day after.
  4. They thought it was snowing the next day, but it didn’t.
  5. He had no idea that he would win his next race.
  6. They went to bed early because the next day was to be very busy.

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Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 65 – Grammar – Indeterminate Pronouns: Some, Any, No, Every

Oh, this is going to be a great one! Most students around the world don’t understand these, so I’m here today to talk about them and make you understand them.

  1. You never planned on buying anything.
  2. Anybody who walks past can smell the roses.
  3. Nobody can go inside!
  4. You need somewhere to put your belongings.
  5. Fill the cans with something heavy.
  6. Everybody goes to the mall on the weekend.

Rules

  1. We use pronouns with some (in affirmative sentences and in offers and requests).
  2. We use pronouns with any (in negative sentences, questions, and in affirmative sentences when it means it doesn’t matter who, what, were.)
  3. We use pronouns with no (with affirmative verbs because the meaning of the pronoun is already negative)
  4. We use pronouns with every (in all types of sentences)

Fill in the chart below.

some-any-no-every-
somethinganything
anybody/anyonenobody/no-oneeverybody/everyone
somewhere
  1. I’ve finished my homework. I’ve done anything/everything.
  2. Who’s upstairs? I can hear somebody/anybody.
  3. Where are my keys? I can’t find them somewhere/anywhere.
  4. She’s really angry. No-one/anyone is talking to her.
  5. Why are you so worried today? Is nothing/anything wrong?
  6. I went to the mall yesterday with a friend and everybody/anybody had a great time.
  7. Excuse me everyone/no-one! Does anyone/everyone know who this is?
  8. That’s weird. There isn’t anyone/anybody here.

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