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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Always Know When to Pivot: Kingston’s Journal #9

Have a plan, with a buffer for adjustments. https://youtu.be/hWzc-d_0qd4 Planning out all aspects of your life just doesn't work out when there are so many external factors that are beyond your control: Things that can change in forces of mother nature to man made disasters, the possibilities of things getting in our way is endless. …

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What Mileage Does to the Body: Kingston’s Journal #8

Perhaps an oil change will lead to more mileage. https://youtu.be/Woa_h1dudO0 I'm fairly happy with the progress I've made in Muay Thai training. My power kick feels good and has improved a lot. I've also lost some weight along the way. My reflexes have improved I feel and I'm able to do some basic reading of …

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How to Save a Life: Kingston’s Journal #7

A meaningful life is a life lived for others. https://youtu.be/j76yDxJtsAQ "Who did I help, what did I learn." I stumbled upon this little piece of advice yesterday on a YouTube video I watched last night about advice they would give to someone younger. I believe what you learn and who you help are interlinked as …

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Kingston’s Journal: How I’m Recapturing Lost Youth

A photoshopped memory is better than no snapshot at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PxIjfmzn90 Auditioning for a talent show yesterday was no big deal to me. The kung fu demo I did was something I've done hundreds of times before, sure I'm a bit rusty as its been a while, but still. What is important is auditioning is …

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Kingston’s Journal: How to Develop Sales Skills

When goals need to be met in less than ideal situations, use whatevers handy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEtdzwGEGBI Going up and down universities surveying students has been an interesting experience. A few weeks ago, I was reflecting on the past two years of my life and whether it was wise for me to work as an accountant when …

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Kingston’s Journal: The Final Project

Life is purposeless in the absence of an end goal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1SM4pg2uPY Unless I find a way to open up another angle in my stay here in Bangkok, there is not much more to be gained. What I'm looking to do though is lecture once in a University here in Thailand for the experience, bragging rights, …

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Kingston’s Journal: The Day of Giving

Thanksgiving for some, Thursday to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2a9Qp5y4yU Thanksgiving day alone, the first one lone. Honestly it feels like just another Thursday to me. This reminds me of a Rocky I quote, "It's thanksgiving to you, Thursday to me." As a young man, it don't matter much to me, in 5 years though, things need to …

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Kingston’s Journal: Down on One Knee

An eight count ain't a knockout. https://youtu.be/8cIAkV1RE0M Quite honestly, I'm feeling burnt out from teaching these kids in Thailand. Not only are lessons feeling monotonous, but managing tweens has been giving me a real headache. I've been feeling a light headedness during afternoon classes like I'm about to pass out. Part of it I think …

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