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!

STEPHEN COVEY’S 8TH HABIT | SEASON 6 – EPISODE 6 | The Pain –The Problem — The Solution

When we talk about pain in the workforce, I’ve related how we/I’ve felt throughout the process. This happens on all levels; from the security guard at the bank, to the executives working under the CEO. The purpose of this book and why I’m doing it is to get you from identifying the pain you suffer from to true fulfillment, relevance, contribution and significance in today’s world.

“In short, it will lead you to find your voice. If you so choose, it will also lead you to greatly expand your influence regardless of your position—inspiring others you care about, your team and your organization to find their voices and increase manyfold their effectiveness, growth and impact. You will discover that such influence and leadership comes by choice, not from position or rank.
The best and often only way to break through pain to a lasting solution is to first understand the fundamental problem causing the pain. In this case, much of the problem lies in behavior that flows out of an incomplete or deeply flawed paradigm or view of human nature—one that undermines people’s sense of worth and straitjackets their talents and potential.”

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

This is exactly what happened to me with the transformation program. I had to find that deep-rooted pain, and I knew it revolved around me not thinking I was enough because of circumstances throughout my life involving my skin tone.

“The solution to the problem is like most significant breakthroughs in human history—it comes from a fundamental break with old ways of thinking. The promise of this book is that if you will be patient and pay the price of understanding the root problem and then set a course of living the timeless, universal principles embodied in the solution outlined in this book, your influence will steadily grow from the inside-out; you will find your voice and will inspire your team and organization to find theirs in a dramatically changed world.”

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

This is a perfect follow-up for me in terms of the transformation course because I had my breakthrough and destroyed my old ways of thinking while I was at it. I set my universal principles and I grew inside — then out. I then changed the world around me because i changed my inner world. Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be covering.

  • Chapter 1 has briefly touched on the painful reality.
  • Chapter 2 identifies the core problem. Understanding this deeply entrenched problem will shed a profound light on the challenges we face personally, in our family and work relationships and in the organizations in which we spend much of our lives. It will require some mental effort—twelve pages’ worth. But the investment of delving into the human side of what has happened in organizations over the last century will give you the key paradigm for the rest of the book and will begin to give you wisdom, guidance and power in dealing with many of the most significant personal and relationship challenges and opportunities you face. So hang in there; it will be worth it.
  • Chapter 3 provides an overview of the 8th Habit solution that unfolds in the remainder of the book and a brief section on how to get the most out of this book.”

Topic: Stick With Those Who Were There For You

A podcast from a few days back. People, throughout these crazy times, look around you. Take a good look around you to see who’s there for you.

Now, look at pre-COVID and see who was there for you. See how many individuals had dropped out of the race of “giving a fuck.” Now, when post-COVID comes, and it will — don’t allow those ass-clowns from before to come back in your life. Period.

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.

10 Ways to make your dream come true

1. Be Yourself

SOME people might say you’re too fat, you’re too short, too straight, too gay. Whatever your sexual preference is, color of your skin, perception of life, values…just know that there will never be another YOU on this planet. In order to make your dreams come true, you have to be 100% authentic about who you are. If you’re even just slightly off, that could have a catastrophic effect on your passion.

TOEFL iTP | lISTENING pART a | lONGMAN | tEST #4

You guys will be extremely excited about this! I will be going over a full test of TOEFL iTP today, doing the Longman test and walking you through a number of techniques. In saying that, I have all the questions down below but make sure you tune into the podcast and YouTube video for explanations.

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!

MEDITATION BASICS | MINDFULNESS COURSE

It’s extremely important what type of environment you’re in when meditating. Making sure the temperature is right, the clothing you’re wearing is comfortable, and we even talk about the different scents that you could possibly use. Again, I have the best meditation/mindfulness practices when I go fo ra spa and massage because the lighting, scent, oils, music, everything. Listen to the variety of things you can do, today, to make your environment impeccable for your mindfulness practices!

The Science Behind the Breath | Mindfulness Course

In this episode, Mira discusses how our emotions are connected to our breathing. Let me ask you a rhetorical question: “when you get frustrated, angry or anxious, how’s your breathing?” When we don’t get enough oxygen to our brain, we have mental lapses and we’re not able to think straight, resulting in make making impulsive decisions. Tune in!

Helping a suicidal student

I wrote this on my 101 goals list about 5 years ago: “help someone NOT commit suicide and get them out of a dark place.” I don’t know why it felt good at the time, but the opportunity had presented itself.

Years ago I met a student who was on fire. She was insecure at the age of 15, but with her level of speaking capabilities, I told her she couldn’t stay here in Thailand because ALL universities don’t know what to do with her level passion. She ended up moving to Singapore to go to school and ended up building an online business at the age of 17. The last time I had seen her in 2018, she was so excited and driven. She carried herself like a 30-year-old business professional.

Well, we lost touch and finally spoke again through video a couple weeks ago — to my shock, she completely changed: tone, facial expressions, discontent, and now suffering from severe depression. She went from Singapore back to Bangkok and now she’s around people who AREN’T driven.

While she was telling me these horrifying thoughts she was having, I was glancing to my left and thought of one person that could absolutely help her….and so the introduction was given and now the ball is on her side of the course — but I’m asking everyone out there that you should NEVER be AFRAID to ASK for help.

Full podcast down below!