At 40 years old I am putting forward the lessons and wisdom that have brought me success, so that I don’t lose sight of them! Looking at life with 40/40 vision ->
I am not rich, I am not wealthy. I have sat on the doorstep of “well off”, and then realized that the game is rigged in time to get out of the rat race. Unfortunately, a few people I care about don’t believe me, so I decided to put pen to paper and map out why it looks like I have more money than I actually do, and how I have managed to have more money than I need, without being rich or poor!
I say that to say this:
Thanks to the folks at the Drinks At The Kitchen Table Podcast! I’ve been away from my family and traveling the world for quite a few years. It took me back to a time when I was able to sit at the kitchen table with my mother, father, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins to talk about anything and everything! You can’t lose if you don’t play!
Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), was born Shinmen Takezō, then also went on to become called Miyamoto Bennosuke, and also by his Buddhist name Niten Dōraku. In the year 1644, he penned what is the one and the only primer that a man: preparing for the hot war of open and honest violence, the cold-hearted subterfuge of corporate warfare, the battlefield of modern-day social dynamics, or simply focusing on how to become a better man will ever need.
Collectively, there are several books that can accomplish the same goal, but they are loose branches strewn on the ground. Musashi offers us the entire tree, chopped, bundled, bathed in oil, and ready to be set alight.
Musashi, codifying sucess since 1644! ->
Dr. Neil Turner is a Renaissance Man who has turned his unique talents and skill-set into a master-key that has unlocked far more than most academics and free thinkers can imagine! We dug into his ever-expanding decade-long ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil and, among other things he helped me in my struggle to understand the Racism Vs. Classism debate and debacle that plagues my mind in Brazil. More importantly, he opens up about the other components that fill in his success as a bi-lingual:
The way he breaks down how he explored the country he was interested in is a blueprint for people interested in moving to a new culture! Continue reading
“All a player needs to win the game is his Health and his Freedom.”
~The Old Hustlers
I’ve never been a Gangster or a Rapper, but when Ice-T hands out his Daily Game I listen because I can relate! Continue reading