All I learned traveling with a guitar for the past few months.
This ones a bit different. I'll be sharing my direct experience and thoughts on being Asian American in Latin America. I spent much of the initial global lockdown in 2 Latin countries, Mexico & Brazil, 5 different states in the former and 4 in the later from April to September 2020. This topic seems under-covered …
Before the end of every section of this global odyssey, I like to ask myself 5 big questions. I did the same after finishing the SE Asia section, now I will do so with this (shortened) Latin American leg.
It is better to start out as being harder and firmer then you would like to be and gradually soften up a bit to show that you can be kind as well, but only after establishing a solid first impression that you are willing and able to be stern
There's a difference therefore, between knowing what your worth and getting what you're worth. And that difference makes all the difference in the world. From the Michael Jordans to everyone else is akin to comparing the heights of mountains and valleys.
When I was taken out of my element (and still am) is when I had not only learned the most paradoxically, but have had the most fulfilling experiences.
As the world is not black and white. Being rigid and inflexible serves only to hurt and disappoint those who follow this path.
Theories and prior wisdom from others is great, but in order to ride a bike as a manner of speaking, it involves you doing your own peddling.
Having that skill or achievement you want, whether food on the table or learning something new, now its a matter of how do you go about achieving it. What tools are needed? And as it will take time to get there, which type of patience is needed? How do I compensate for what I need but don't got?
Take the career advice if never applying for just one job and direct it towards any interaction. Spread out your social currency so you can create options.