stop trying to provide value to other people, do this instead

Yep, I know, this is gonna sound a bit controversial. But, I do think some people (young folks especially) could use this advice. A lot of people in the personal development and entrepreneurial fields say something along the lines of: “Find a way to provide value.” However, a lot of people fail to realize that the value they think they’re offering to other people (especially when starting off) may not actually be of any valueread more

This morning, I was browsing my second Instagram page, wondering how I could monetize it with over 5800 followers. It has a pretty good engagement rate, I would say 5-10% these days. So, I was wondering what I value I could provide in return for passive income. Well, it’s not exactly passive depending on how it’s run. However, I could find myself enjoying being part of a community, depending on what it is. I’ve beenread more

Some people think that if you want to make it as an entrepreneur or get through college so you can land your dream job, then you have to make sacrifices to your health in the short-term. It’s dangerous, stupid, and reckless. You’re only going to damage your long-term health by shortcutting your health and not making it a priority. As much as I enjoy ramen, I wouldn’t recommend for a student to save money byread more

Today, I was chatting with some people and one person mentioned how I could teach them beginner phrases in Korean. It made me think about what knowledge I possess that I could possibly teach others. So, here’s a list of what I personally could teach others: – Speaking Korean– Writing/reading Korean– Speaking English– Writing/reading English– Posting your music to Spotify/iTunes so you can make money off it– Creating a website using WordPress– Basic algebra– Basicread more

What’s important to me is to create passive income for myself over the next year or two. The types of people who I associate with making significant passive income are driven, ambitious, and highly motivated. Also, they enjoy what they do (e.g. blogging, publishing eBooks, making courses, etc.). I feel like the difference between me and these people is that I’m not that ambitious or driven. I think I’m lazier than these people. Either that,read more

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi   I find this quote to be true. There are different ways in which success shows up in a person’s life. It could be owning a nice home, raising two beautiful loving children, or progressing in one’s career. But either way, a lack of will can getread more

Work can be boring sometimes. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Especially if you decide to go the entrepreneurial path, it can be lots of fun. You can combine play with work if you create a lifestyle first and work second. When you create a lifestyle first, you choose the activities that are most appealing to you. For example, nowadays, I like to do the following: blogging, uploading videos, producing music, and writingread more

Recently, I attend an event featuring Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary along with guest speakers Steve Sitkowski and Jeff Tomasulo. They promoted a software called Interactive Trader, a tool designed to help you make “smart financial decisions” with the stock market. I was at first tempted to buy into their program so that I could make money too. However within the few days that followed, I realized that this was not the path of a more

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” – George Lois Nowadays, I feel as if there is a lack of creativity in society. We create curriculums for children to learn in school through rote memorization and standardized testing. In the age of digital technology, memorization is not as important as creativity. Society has room for creative people to implement different strategies to better society. Theread more

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll notice that I talk about developing an A player mindset. Geniuses recognize the power of people’s influence on themselves. So what they do is they cautiously choose who to surround themselves with. When you surround yourself with people who are just familiar with the daily grind (going to school, then to university, then landing aread more