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 …
The 4 Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss, an American writer, educational activist, and entrepreneur
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.
People are fixated on themselves and their own interests. They don’t care what you say or think, this will never be admitted, but it’s true. All people want is an active listener that will allow them to expand and indulge their ego.
Sometimes when you make the hard choice to cut people out of your life, there is nothing wrong with them. Many times they are good, decent folk. But you can sense it in your heart that they will hold you back some how.
Be kind and help others, the beauty is you never know when and how it will come back.
I've found that some of the simplest things to do often is the hardest because we make it so. They are all mental barriers.
The Richest Man in Babylon is a 1926 book by George S. Clason that dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. The book remains in print almost a century after the parables were originally published, and is regarded as a classic of personal financial advice.
Never settle for the first price, ask around less you get taken for a ride.
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