“Don’t Desire What You’ve Decided Not to Have” On Happiness: Kingston’s Journal #33

Don't desire what you've decided not to have. There is a relatively modern saying that goes, “you can have anything in life, but not everything.” The logic behind it is that most things in life are achievable given that you have the prerequisites to succeed in that which you want, whether those prerequisites are physical … Continue reading “Don’t Desire What You’ve Decided Not to Have” On Happiness: Kingston’s Journal #33

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #10

Below are my personal notes of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. These highlights were what I used to write my personal development book, Wiser Next Week, a condensation of many different self improvement books The Mindset: Becoming is better than being Potential: One’s capacity to develop their skills with effort and coaching overtime The fixed … Continue reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #10

“Last Boot on the Ground” Thoughts on Being a Leader: Kingston’s Journal #32

"The Job is Done" https://youtu.be/Rz1ypj59LOA There's an old saying that goes, a manager tells people what to do and a leader shows them what to do. Break down the word "leader" and you get the word lead. Break it down further and for every leader you have followers. What does it mean to follow? It … Continue reading “Last Boot on the Ground” Thoughts on Being a Leader: Kingston’s Journal #32

Teaching English in Thailand Review: 8th Grade (M2)

https://youtu.be/Ev9VuFv6oVE I wanted to take some time today to reflect on all six of my classes during my year here at Attamit (my school's name). I have taught grades 7-9, so here are my thoughts as well as survey data I compiled from students during the final class. Each grade is broken up between Groups … Continue reading Teaching English in Thailand Review: 8th Grade (M2)

Teaching English in Thailand Review: 7th Grade (M1)

https://youtu.be/uB9mgHnB5ak I wanted to take some time today to reflect on all six of my classes during my year here at Attamit (my school's name). I have taught grades 7-9, so here are my thoughts as well as survey data I compiled from students during the final class. Each grade is broken up between Groups … Continue reading Teaching English in Thailand Review: 7th Grade (M1)

“What Turns a Heart Bitter” On Love and Indifference: Kingston’s Journal #31

"Not loved? Be consciously indifferent. https://youtu.be/QdModaFumno Teaching job is over, just need to finish up the grading and that'd be a wrap for being a school teacher. I think back to all the things I did for my kids out of love, care and concern. And how so much of it was unrecipricated. I won't … Continue reading “What Turns a Heart Bitter” On Love and Indifference: Kingston’s Journal #31

“Rudy” Work Hard, In a Thoughtful Place: Kingston’s Journal #30

What does a moment in the spotlight cost. https://youtu.be/I_gn5VMX5JY Let's talk about Rudy, he was a young man with big dreams. He may have been small in stature, but that didn't deter him from playing college football. He spent years toiling, working harder than most to be a bench warmer on the team. Only in … Continue reading “Rudy” Work Hard, In a Thoughtful Place: Kingston’s Journal #30

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion: Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #9

Below are my personal notes of Influence the Psychology of Persuasion. These highlights were what I used to write my personal development book, Wiser Next Week, a condensation of many different self improvement books Weapons of Influence: The word “because” triggers an automatic compliance responseIncrease in price leads to an increase in perceived quality We don’t … Continue reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion: Ultra Condensed Cliffnotes #9

“I Loved You, But Not No More” Thoughts on Love: Kingston’s Journal #29

What is Love? https://youtu.be/IZ4UyKeKGro So yesterday I saw some of my M3 students likely for the last time. As I walked past, one of them called after me, "Mr. Kingston!" she said. I turned around, "good bye!" they called out as they waved farewell. Me, being more a man of letters and not so quick … Continue reading “I Loved You, But Not No More” Thoughts on Love: Kingston’s Journal #29