BEYOND excited about this! Mira Butler and I have put together another mindfulness course for you guys! In this course, you’re going to learn about the benefits of mindfulness through yoga and meditation, developing a routine, the different things both her and I experienced, the environment, developing your mantra, a meditation video and a conclusion. This one is going to hit home for a lot of you and everything will be readily available online for you guys on my links down below. So, with that being said, let’s dive into this! Here’s a short introduction of the course and video. First lesson kicks off a day later!
WOW! We are here with the UDEMY course! If some of you don’t already know or don’t listen to my podcast, I went on an unbelievable transformation course with Mira Butler a week after the beginning of this month. What it brought me was tears (literally), destroyed my negative beliefs, and overcame the limiting beliefs. I now understand the power of goal-setting and my goals and everything has been 10x. I’m BEYOND excited about bringing you guys this on a 1 hour and 56 minute UDEMY course, but on this blog it will feature just a 7 minute podcast in which we dive deep into the mind.
What is the mind? Two halves: conscious and subconscious. If you’re not aware of this, you will definitely find this fascinating and realize that you’re not only NOT in the driver’s seat of the car you THINK you’re steering, but you’re probably in the trunk!
Things that will be learned.
- Steer the boat
- What’s the subconscious mind?
- The beginning of rewiring your subconscious mind.
The Trust Tax. Yes, sometimes there are hidden, ugly variables in that, too.
It’s very difficult to trust people who work for different companies, such as those exploitative companies that tell you, “hey! You can stay at our beautiful condominium for cheap tonight with no extra costs!”
If you guys didn’t hear the story about 1.5 years ago, here’s a snippet of it.
A friend and I walked into this touristy place on a cold Sedona morning and this guy gave us an offer that we couldn’t refuse. However, I scratched the back part of my mind and knew there was always condition. He stood right before our eyes and told us that we can stay at this beautiful condominium for half the price and take a 20$ helicopter ride, only if we visit a timeshare the next day.
If you guys aren’t aware of timeshares, they have an abominable name and I’m still unaware of what they are…but let’s just say an extortionate scheme played by individuals to get you to pay less, but in hidden print, you’re paying 300% more.
We looked at the contract and my friend asked me, “be real, this is all we have to pay? We won’t be forced to buy anything?” We were at this place trying to get directions to gorgeous hiking places and we almost had our lives turned right upside down. He said all we needed was a credit card to hold $200. It would later be released.
When this conversation was going, two ladies next to us went up in arms and became defensive about their situation: “NO! We don’t want that. We’ll leave now. We want only this and that’s enough. If not, we’re leaving.” These women were beyond aggressive; meanwhile, I tapped my friend on the leg and gestured to that situation and wrote on my phone (under the table), “this guy is trying to f*** us.”
Sure enough, the payment for the credit card never went through because my friend only had $200 on the card, the guy had three hidden fees totaling out to about $800 dollars.
Lesson learned. The measurable economics of trust could be unbelievably deceiving. This man, who apparently has a family, would push a narrative to argue with people everyday? Just a sad life. But just like Thailand, places similar to what I’ve just talked about do exist.
And with this story, let’s get into the summary of taxes and dividends. View the PDF and following me on this crazy journey in the podcast.
Wow. It’s been a magnificent ride with lots of bumps and bruises along the way (also known as Character Building Moments). I’m very grateful for having the opportunity to teach in that particular area of Bangkok and develop the skills needed to get me to this juncture.
You know, I kind of question myself sometimes though. The ‘if,’ right? It’s like when things started going soar two years ago – I did nothing in terms of job-searching or looking outside the box. However, that was the moment I needed to get out and pursue greater things. It’s very unfortunate that I had a situation occur that was beyond head-scratching that made be realize, “Arsenio, time to go!”
And so, here we are! A remarkable mentor, who has more than 30 years of IELTS (test-prep course) teaching experience, grabbed me and put me under his wing. In just 20 minutes, I learned more than I did the previous 2.5 years. YIKES! That’s the fine line between someone who cares and loves what he does versus people who are here based on obligation.
On the eve of my new life, I’m so grateful to look back and said, “god damn! Well that was interesting!” From the very beginning, to having opportunities teaching big time corporations. My growth was stunted and hampered, especially after the changing of a head teacher. I never asked myself, “why am I here? Am I learning or dying?” I wish I did, but it brought me to a very enticing juncture in my life. The suspense of the future is no longer killing me, and now I have complete control over the “now.”
I’ve now committed to 1-hour of learning everyday, too. Whether it’s on podcasts, YouTube, or reading. Just this morning I was able to learn for about 1.5 hours (commuting). That ‘so-called’ downtime could be used for learning, and so now I’m very adamant with getting a daily dose of REAL education in my system on a routine basis.
I’ve shut off the past, which has been really slowing me down and clogging up my attention units. Everything that has happened over the years are now archived and will be talked about in a future Tedx in a form of inspiration. That is all!
And now on the cusp of a very enticing race (Spartan Sprint in Kuala Lumpur), and now me hustling and grinding in terms of my next step, I’ve now ripped apart the shackles that had me paralyzed for so long and faced the fear.
However, that fear is freedom.
For all the supporters who read my blogs from Spain, to Mexico, then shooting all the way east the motherland continent of Africa. I’m grateful for all of you!