Always Engage on Your Terms: Kingston’s Journal #20

In any conflict, you want the odds to be on your side. https://youtu.be/82Djb-5UM7k I got some interesting comments from one of the students at my school on my YouTube Channel. The details of it are irrelevant for the topic of this post, the point is, I've discovered I'm not fully mature yet. I was going …

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What is Comfortable Must Be Discarded: Kingston’s Journal #19

Rick Grimes "Don't look back, just keep walking." I remember two and a half years ago when I was an accounting intern in Rome, NY. One of the supervisors was talking to me about how work at the federal government doesn't pay the most, but its "comfortable." At the time I was still dead set …

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Bad Decisions Define Us: Kingston’s Journal #18

Each decision we make relates to the next https://youtu.be/9noWACRuBw4 We all have choices that we make in life, some good, some bad. Our lives are a series of choices. For instance, the college you decided to go to determines your geographic location, your location in school decides where you begin building your professional network as …

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Africa, The New American West: Kingston’s Journal #17

Every generation has a land with greater opportunity, is Africa it? https://youtu.be/OV7YXzpccVc About three weeks back I talked about how I felt stonewalled. I didn't know what to do next after finishing my year teaching in Thailand. I knew I wanted to spend a few months learning how to farm in Latin America, but I …

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All Roads Lead to Rome: Kingston’s Journal #16

Once you have your goal in mind, the answers of how to get their will come. https://youtu.be/H_nny6Cf9ZQ With all the different career paths I've been moving around in for the past year, it gets easy to forget my purpose with all these changes. As such I think its important to define what I want out …

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How to be a Respected Leader: Kingston’s Journal #13

There ain't no hand outs in the world, it must be earned. https://youtu.be/So-JzP_1Z_w I've noticed a significant change in the attitude of my students as the school year has gone by. The shaky kneed me from May when I stood in front of my first class seems ages ago. Many mistakes were made, from the …

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Only the Guilty Fear Judgement: Kingston’s Journal #12

Show the world how great you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMzeExnA5dM I've noticed a gradual shift in my demeanor as this year has gone by. I started January of this year keeping to myself for the most part working on my second book which I have since shelved when when I have a draft. Besides sharing my book …

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How to Be the Best: Kingston’s Journal #11

The best have patience and endurance in what they do, something that I sorely lack. https://youtu.be/CBXRgJFN9T4 I've come to realize now that I've been an accountant, author, English teacher and a field surveyor. All of these professions started out new and intriguing. Especially towards the beginning of the experiences everything seemed so fresh and that …

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Getting Stonewalled: Kingston’s Journal #10

A seemingly unanswerable question is the most frustrating of them all. Right now I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I wasn't feeling frustrated with my life. I'm turning 24 in less than 10 days and I still haven't figured things out. Yes, I'm almost finished surveying 400 Bangkok university students and after I'm …

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