I’m back in New Zealand these days and being back really got me thinking about a lot of things.
1. Grandma dying
2. How my mindset has changed after living in Asia from the past 2.5 years
3. You’re where you are because you deserve to be
4. How your environment is so fucking important for your growth
5. How people are still stuck in the same place as they were when I left (2.5 years ago).
I’m gonna talk about #3 – I’m sure the title of this post gave it away.
Expats in Asia Vs. People in the Western world
After coming back, I did what any 25-year-old would do after being away for so long – catch up with friends and family.
One thing that popped up in conversations were things like:
“I want a new job but…”
“I just can’t work out because…”
“I want to make money online, so I can travel like you but…”
Blah blah blah
Do you know what the main difference is between the people I hang out within Asia and the people in the western world?
The “average” person in the western world:
- They say things like “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
- They look forward to curling up in their bed after work to watch Netflix
- They’re content
All my friends in Asia are all expats and are online entrepreneurs. They have the following characteristics:
- They’re not scared to take risks – they traveled all the way to Asia from their home country
- They know personal growth is important – it’s near impossible to be an entrepreneur without developing yourself as a person – A person making $500K/year at 27 is an ENTIRELY different person compared to his former 25-year-old self making $40K/year – you literally have to change yourself as a person to make more money.
- They get shit done
You’re Where You Are Because You Deserve to Be
You say you’re unhappy with your job, but are you really?
If you were TRULY UNCOMFORTABLE, you would do something about it.
If you were wearing a t-shirt and it was snowing, you would grab a jacket because it’s cold.
If you had $100 in the bank, you would get your ass up from the couch find ways to make more money.
It’s impossible to be fine with something that you’re uncomfortable with.
Compare this with your life.
You tell me you’re unhappy with your job, but you don’t quit or find a new job.
This shows me that you’re comfortable with the job. You’re fine being UNHAPPY.
What if that same job, the boss suddenly says he can’t pay you until 12 months later.
You would totally look for a new job because you’re NOT comfortable.
Expats over in Asia are where they were truly uncomfortable living the 9-5 life.
They took a leap.
They developed themselves.
They transformed their very being just so they can live a location independent lifestyle.
They took action and got shit done.
They’re happy because they deserve to be.
People Are Defined by Their Lowest Standards
- Person 1 makes $100K a year but his savings suddenly drop down to $50K. He says “fuck” and kicks into overdrive just so it won’t drop any lower.
- Person 2makes $100K a year but his savings suddenly drop down to $10K. He says “fuck” and kicks into overdrive just so it won’t drop any lower.
- Person 3 makes $20K a year but his savings suddenly drop down to $100. He says “fuck” and kicks into overdrive just so it won’t drop any lower.
I’m sure you guys get the message.
How successful you are is not defined by how much money you make or how high you can get, but by the lowest standard or value you can tolerate.
Everyone talks a good talk. They want this and they want that, but in the end… they just say they’re “tired” and go to sleep.
I thought you said you weren’t happy?
You deserve to be unhappy with actions like that.
Next time you say you want something, do something about it.
*Luck you guys, you get to hear me talk again. I’m doing an experiment right now so I have to vlog.