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.

Tune in!

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 17 – Writing Skills – Examples of Brainstorming

Writing skills and three ways to brainstorm! One might be better for you than the other, but the goal is to find one that best helps you in writing articles, blogs, papers, or anything for that matter. Here’s the write up!

Before you write a longer text, such as an essay, you need to gather ideas so you will have something to organize and then write about. This idea – gathering is called brainstorming. Different methods of brainstorming suit different writers and different essay topics. Learning to brainstorm quickly will help you write better essays timed exams.

  1. Label the examples of brainstorming

chart           free writing          word map

flute player        music           Chosen traits cat lover kittens

                             ▽                              ▼                

         classical music lover                football fan

                                                             ▼

                                                      Monterrey

2.      For me I think my most important personality traits are my achieved ones, I mean I can’t help the born ones ones I was born with so I don’t really  count those. If I had been born tallest, I could have been better at sports, I  think, so I regret that a little, but I don’t think about it so much. I focus  (sp??) more on what I can choice myself. When I acheive achieve something  through my own efforts, it means more to me because

ascribed achieved chosen
short honor student flute player (or achieved)
black hair high school graduate Monterrey football fan!!
Mexican driver’s license cat lover

2.      Choose one of these topics. Brainstorm for five minutes using one of the methods above. Then brainstorm for another five minutes using a different method.

  •       An achieved personality trait I am proud of.
  •       An identity trait I want to change.
  •       A recent or new identity trait of mine.

  • 3.  Work with a partner. Which brainstorming method helped you get the most ideas? Which one would be easiest for you to write an essay from?

Interviewee #027 – Gerri Cortez on Thailand & Personal Brand Building

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Gerri went through a mid-life crisis before being inspired by a friend’s physique. She then ventured off to Phuket Thailand where she was only supposed to stay for 4 months, but then it turned into 5 years. After that, digital marketing, personal branding, SEO and so many things (ecommerce) came into play. Here’s 1 of the first to this series!

Get in touch with Gerri Cortez

Links:

Things we discussed:

Thailand and her internal feelings, places that she visited and about Muay Thai.

Her experience in Phuket and Muay Thai gyms.

Talked about Muay Thai boxing and its training.

Dropshipping business and earning an income online.

Shared about the interviewee’s experience in sales funnels, social media marketing, sourcing for dropshipping business and tough times in running a drop shipping business.

Shared about the discovery of her crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter and her learning curve in sales, building an online store and bad operation costs of running a dropshipping business, as well as selling online.

Digital marketing skill, being a copywriter and an affiliate SEO.

Personal branding.

Instagram Marketing.

How does a beginner start with personal branding. Why is personal branding essential.

Creating content that people want.

How to monetize your personal branding once you build a community through social media.

Affiliate marketing and how to utilize it.

Sharing about how to create an online presence and online image through social media channels.

Sharing on how to engage and create value for your audiences.

Podcasting.

Listen to “Interviewee #027 – Gerri Cortes on Thailand & Personal Brand Building” on Spreaker.

 

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Arsenio’s ESL Facebook Live Lesson: Episode 002: Writing – Mechanics & Capitalization

My ESL students have spoken, and I decided to deliver.  Here is the first episode on writing!

Because this is going to be about basics, I want to let you guys know in advance that this is writing for Pre-Intermediate students.  The majority of my Thai students have problems with capitalization, and this is something that needs to be addressed and understood because when you’re writing, in any kind of exam, test, essay, or even just a segment, making these mistakes won’t be a good look.  Therefore, I’m going over the basics with you guys today and some sentences to help you.

However, it’s time to test yourself write now by writing a paragraph introducing yourself on my Facebook page.  This will be good for a lot of learners to break the ice and not be scared to receive constructive criticism.  From there, mechanics will be applied.

Task

Write a paragraph introducing yourself and post it on my Facebook page under either in the notes or this video!

Mechanics

  1. The first word in the sentence must always be capitalized.
  2. The pronoun I will never be lowercase.
  3. I’m, I’ve or any other apostrophe I words — the I must be capitalized.
  4. Different abbreviations can be used in informal writing.  CNN, FOX NEWS, USA, JPN
  5. Proper nouns: Mr., Mrs, Ms. and and names of people and their titles.
  6. Nationalities: Chinese, Greek, Estonian, Brazilian, Ecuadorian
  7. Names of cities, states, countries.
  8. Specific geographic locations like South America, North America, Eastern Europe, but not the regular compass directions such as east, west, north, or south.
  9. Days, months, holidays, special days, but never the seasons of the year.
  10. Specific structures and hotels must be capitalized.
  11. Universities, clubs, teams, government agencies
  12. Names of school courses like English 202 and Communications 315, but not names of classes without numbers, except languages: Japanese Literature.
  13. First, last, and all important words, books, magazines, movies, stories, songs, tv programs.

 

Correcting Capitalization Errors in Sentences

  1. his major is economics.
  2. christmas is a holiday not only celebrated in america, but dozens of other countries.
  3. christmas is always celebrated on the 25th of december.
  4. laem chabang is a seasport city of thailand.
  5. chulalongkorn university is located near sam yan mrt station.
  6. my student is taking four classes this semester: physics 201, entrepreneurship 101, graphic designing, and physical education.
  7. one of my favorite books ever is the one by Napoleon Hill called law of success.
  8. my suitemate at university was from california, so he spoke with a similar accent to mine.
  9. the two main religions in thailand are buddhism and muslim.

Podcast

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – IELTS – Writing Task II – Free-writing a Task

Welcome back, everyone! Let’s check out this Writing Task II I have.

To some people, studying the past is the best way to help young people function well in the modern world.  To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures could be effective in helping young people to function well in the modern world?

Now, there are so many ways you can develop an argument from this (depending on what side you choose), but your goal is to do some free-writing for 10-15 minutes on the topic.  It’s far better getting your ideas on paper rather than just having them in your head.

So, here’s my free-writing.

Studying the past isn’t going to necessarily help the modern world.  If we look at our past mistakes, which were made on an grand scale starting with WWI, to the end of of the Vietnam war, we can see how great life truly is.  The world is in a remarkably better state compared to the past. Also, if we look at the education system of the past, it’s completely shambolic.  Sure, sitting in rows with students in a classroom and being told to raise your hand may still work, but it doesn’t create leaders which our society so desperately needs.  Functioning, in the real world, will consist of implementing personal development curriculum in all university syllabi.  Learning about critical thinking, saving money, leadership, defining a definite chief aim, and most importantly, doing more than what you’re paid to do, is the true definition of success.

Here’s a run up of what I kind of talked about, so be sure to tune into the podcast for more!

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The Big 1,000k! Thank You, Everyone!

Man, it’s been a long wait, but after this month, I’ve finally hit the 1,000 visitors mark on my website.  The majority of bloggers on here (and they shouldn’t deem themselves as just a blogger) go after the likes.  However, I rarely get likes on my post; in fact, I get people to get into my website and check out all my videos and stuff.

Yes, premium the premium and business plan are especially expensive, but once you’re able to put plugins from your podcast, Youtube, Paypal, PDF and other things on your website, it’s gold.

While I was looking at the analytics, the majority of my blogs (especially the “remember, no one ever kicks a dead dog”) have skyrocketed in the viewership category.  Also, the outside clicks, search link box, and other sources that people are finding my blog on….have gone up considerably over the past few months.

Just at the beginning of this year, I had maybe 500 views and 300 viewers.  I’m now at 2k views and 1k visitors.  You already know what my goal is…and I’ll keep that coming.

With that being said, I’m so grateful for all of you who have come onto my website.  Remember, don’t think short-term economics; think long-term impact.  Write on and continue looking for ways to grow!