I am an Australian from the east coast of Australia, NSW.
Just finished the book and now I'm here.
Read the sticky to do this and that’s also why I am here :P
First goal is become financially free and not be required to work a “normal” job etc. Plan to get there via the Fastlane principles (LOE) using the Internet. Still figuring out exactly what internet mechanism’s I am going to employ as I am new to this.
Second goal is to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to my army of monkey warriors (or soon to be warriors)
For the purpose of trying to help contribute, topics I am quite knowledgeable of include:
- Martial Arts and Fighting in general e.g. MMA, UFC... I am/have practiced: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Purple Belt under Gracie Barra), Muay Thai, wrestling etc
- Spirituality e.g. discussions about right and wrong; belief and value systems; i'm very open minded
- Financial Literacy e.g. difference between good debt and bad debt;
- Science & Technology; I am an Electrical Engineer
- Social Dynamics of Physical Situations e.g. why saying or doing certain things at a party, bar, office etc will illicit certain responses
- Obviously stuff about Australia haha. e.g. do dingoes really eat babies? can u have a pet Kangaroo? Is Vegemite actually pure salt?
- Relationship Advice! e.g. why being needy is not good for the long term
Feel free to ask me anything, I enjoy sharing information.
Yayzor! Thanks everybday!!!
Well here goes - a question about Australia:
Can you tell us a bit about what the business climate / attitude is like in Australia? What I mean is, how people's general perception is towards entrepreneurship, creating something for yourself, etc. In Norway, we sadly have a culture of envy - where people tend to scoff at someone wanting to do something big for themselves, lol. Here in the US - it's the opposite, which I like a lot.
I work as a professional (engineer) and everyone at work loves learning, but all about raising their intrinsic value, e.g. doing a Master of Business to get the pay rise. Most of my peers are the same. Frequently comparing their salaries for example.
They are all mainly slowlane.
If I mention my ideas, they are mainly shot down because they don't believe that it's possible. And they cannot believe I would consider forsaking the security and benefits of my job etc
Australia's majority is definitely of the mindset of sidewalk or slowlane and very much scoff at people wanting to do something big for themselves. The problem is they lack the necessary education.
Of course there are the exceptions, but they are the minority.
I have a question for you! haha.
Do I have to quote every time I reply?
Hi Eskil,In Norway, we sadly have a culture of envy - where people tend to scoff at someone wanting to do something big for themselves, lol. Here in the US - it's the opposite, which I like a lot.
I am not a big fan of rambling but this is one I get upset about. I thought the envy culture in Germany is bad, but from what you've said it could be the same anywhere else.
This is why I like the US. People there cherish their business people. I miss that here in Germany.
Tabloids / gossip magazines here in the US = who's dating who, celebrity divorces, celeb rehab scandals, etc.
Tabloids / gossip magazines in Norway = oh look at what the self-made millionaire bastard bought for himself....a sportscar and a yacht. Who does he think he is? And how dare he think he should have more money than the rest of us?
Hi, Bane. Welcome to the forum!
It's always very interesting to see the culture differences.
There are a lot of people, even in the US that don't understand why someone would risk their job. Those same people don't realize that their job doesn't always carry the security many tend to believe.
Do you have any favorite fighters?
I wish most people would realise that in general: where you are today is a culmination of the micro and macro choices YOU made.
MMA = Fedor, A.Silva, Shinya, Sakuraba etc
K1 = Ray Sefo, Overeem, Badr Hari etc
BJJ = Andre Galvao, Cobrinha, Marcelo Garcia etc
What about you?
15 ways rich people think differently | News.com.au
Most importantly check out the comments section because this truly shows the average Australian Attitude. argh. It is very frustrating to read.
Nice post. I am a blue belt in BJJ and wrestle. My instructor recently opened his own school a year or two ago. If you are going to do that I recommend a collections agency to take the credit cards, as you want to focus on instruction, not on collecting payments.
When people have rough months or whatever they let my instructor know and he takes care of it. He's a black belt, the lineage goes up to Carlos Machado I believe.
I find BJJ to be very relaxing. It's like the whole mind and body can be engaged and after a nice hard sparring session your mind and body feel real nice.
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