Living in Thailand, without any other stress, will allow me to put two days aside to do internet work. If I can create passive income it will help both of us. Virtual Workload: The goal for me moving out here is to be less stressed not more. But I understand that keeping my brand up is important as well. So, I will be scheduling myself two days for internet work which includes updating my blog and being active on forums. I will also write an article a week for your newsletter which, by the way, I think is better to have quality over quantity.
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The reason why we had such good success sending out newsletters is because we would rarely send them out and, when we did, they were good and people wanted to read them. Now that we are flooding email boxes three times a week, with average articles, we will start losing readers. Housing, Living, Food, Visas, Passports etc: I’ve looked into all of it and I’ll survive.
I’ve realized that if I try to plan everything too perfectly it’ll never get done. So, as long as I know it is possible and know I can do it, I will figure it out as I go along. Conclusion: As you can tell, I’ve put a lot of time and thought into this and my decision has been made. I know it’s not the best time to go on a self discovery journey, spiritual quest or whatever you want to call this. But the time will never be perfect and, at the same time, it is perfect now. JT I love you like family. You have my loyalty and respect always.
I hope you understand and I have your blessings but, even if you don’t right now, I’m sorry but I have to go. I will be returning to LA on 10/28 to prepare and finish up all open business and scheduled events. My goal is to have everything completed within 60 days. I will give up my spot going to Australia to help you save money as I know you’ll be worried about it for a while.
But I’m confident it will work out fine for both of us. We’ll be in an even better place next year than we are now in all aspects of our lives, career and happiness. Love, Johnny End of Letter. This photo was taken during that first trip to Thailand before I wrote the letter. I never thought I would share that letter with anyone but it was such a vital part of my decision to move to Thailand that this my blog would not have been complete without it . I know the majority of you aren’t planning on moving here long term, you’re just trying to plan a 2 – 12 week vacation where you train Muay Thai or even just explore the country. Ironically that was my exact mentality when I first came.
If anything, if you already love Muay Thai, MMA or Scuba Diving then you are way ahead of me when I first came. I grew up never having a passion; I had a few hobbies here and there but nothing I really loved. In fact, I always felt left out whenever the subject of sports was brought up or came on TV: basketball, football, soccer, boxing, baseball, volleyball, and racing – nothing interested me. It wasn’t until I discovered Muay Thai did I start loving fighting sports and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Little did I know, my two new-found passions would shape the rest of my life. I originally came for the purpose of furthering my scuba training.
René had mentioned, after my Open Water class, that I was a natural and should think about becoming a Divemaster. At the time I was naïve enough to think it was a privilege; almost the same as meeting Adele and having her tell you that you’re a natural and you should become a Music Artist. Little did I know that anyone with $1,000US and 3 months spare time could become a DM – I’ll go more into detail in Chapter 4 regarding working as a Divemaster in Thailand. It was one of the best years of my life. I loved learning, diving and – best of all – getting paid for it. The search for better diving led me to Koh Lanta, which is a big island south west of Phuket. It was there at Lanta Muay Thai, a small local Thai gym, I first got into Muay Thai and eventually had my first real fight; a fight that I both lost and gained so much from. If only I knew the content of this my blog at that time, I would have won the fight but, then again, everything happens for a reason.