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033: 7-Step Online Business Plan & Blood Tests in Bangkok

Lots of fun things to chat about this week from online business for introverts, lessons learned from Tony Robbins & Global Pessimism vs Optimism.

Howdy folks,

It was over a week ago when I was in Bangkok but now I'm back in Bali & it feels like so much has happened since we last chatted.

This week there's no topic or theme - I'm just going to give you all the things that I think you might love, find interesting or it's a cool find.

I'll share:

Let's just get started, shall we?

Coworking Space in the building we stayed at in Bangkok

1. 7-step blueprint for online business

I shared a post about being an introvert & still being able to start your own business on Linkedin . Turns out there's a lot of other introverts out there who liked, commented & reached out to me after it. Afterwards I decided follow it up with some actionable ideas to get started. (It's great to share feel-good posts but sometimes you just want some real actionable tips)

So here's my framework of how an introvert create their own online business

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2. 60+ hours with the no.1 life & business strategist - Tony Robbins UPW review

If you’ve spent any time around the self-development space you’ve probably come across the name Tony Robbins. He’s the go-to guy for many celebrities, sports people & even presidents.

I remember reading a Digital Nomad blog years ago where the person went to a live event. They paid thousands to attend but they said it was 100% worth it. I was sceptical at the time about how could something that only last a few days cost that much.

But years later I decided to give the online event a go. It’s a full in-depth write & it gets pretty personal too but if you’ve ever been curious about Tony Robbins here are my honest thoughts & review straight after the event. Tony Robbins Unleash The Power Within 2024 Review

3. My experience getting blood tests done in Bangkok for pro-active healthcare

I believe that it’s in our own interest to be the person who is fully responsible and take 100% initiative for our own health. It’s great to have doctors, health advisors & physios available.

But instead of waiting until there is a big problem to go see them - what if we take the first step to get checkups so that we can be more preventative than reactive?

I’ve been wanting to get some proactive health checks for the past few years - it’s been on my life wish list - I like to think of it as a body MOT. Since we were in Bangkok, Thailand I knew this would be a great chance for me to test this pro-active health care out. Why is Bangkok so great?

Well, it’s super easy & affordable to get these tests. I paid around £100 to get the highest tier package for analysis of my blood & urine. Basically, it gave blood, kidney function, liver function, thyroid screen + a bunch more. I’ve decided to publicly display my health data so if you’re curious you can check it out here.

4. Data around pessimism around the world & why it's important to know what the general attitudes towards your country could impact your mental state.

I came across a post on X which gave statistics on general optimism vs pessimism coming from N. Ireland the results were surprising but at the same time not a big shock.

I wrote some thoughts on how being able to choose where you live makes a massive difference to your quality of life & mental health. But you can check out the stats and my thoughts on where you live having an impact on your overall mental and physical well-being.

It’s a big reason why I love the Digital Nomad life and interestingly the places I’ve hung out over the past 6 months are positioned 3rd, 4th & 6th. Which is a big jump from the UK where I had travelled from. (not dissing the UK I love it there - but it is a bit miserable and 79% of people would agree with me on that)

🔥 Interesting Finds

1. Perfect Days - (🍿 cute Japanese film)

This is a beautifully simple, peaceful & wholesome film. It's a change of pace from action-packed films & overly dramatic TV series. It's just a wee Japanese man who cleans toilets as a job. He doesn't say many words through the whole film but it filled my heart up with all the good feels. Might not be everyone cup of tea but Vaidile & I loved it.

Perfect Days

Hirayama cleans public toilets in Tokyo, lives his life in simplicity and daily tranquility. Some encounters also lead him to reflect on himself.

Read More on IMDB

📚 The Book Club

Here's what I've been reading or listening to lately alongside some little nuggets I've picked up through the week.

1. Mastery by Robert Greene

Mastery by Robert Greene

From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you.

Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. 

Read more about it on Amazon (affliate)

This is one of my favourite books I've read in a long time. I'm close to finishing it but I know it's one of those books that you will just come back to time and time again.

You must understand the following: In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious.

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

Read more about it on Amazon (affliate)

I love listening to audio books on either history or space. This is a new book I've just started to help me unwind and fall asleep. It has the perfect balance of education, telling the stories and keeping it all light & informal. It's not a boring history lesson but a fun narration about the history "everything"

Most star systems in the cosmos are binary (double-starred), which makes our solitary sun a slight oddity.

🎵 Music I'm Loving

I'm building a collection of playlists that are all based on places I've lived & traveled to over the years. They designed to match a specific feeling and vibe that I felt during that time. Every week I'll highlight a song from a playlist that I've been listening to on repeat

I created a brand new playlist! Welcome to the party 🤘 Rock Out | Belfast in the 00s . This was the days of playing in a rock bands, listening to Kerang music channel & going through a skater phase and then my emo phase.

Lately I've got into weights and this playlist gets me in that pumped up state. I guess connecting me back to the times when I was super athletic in high school.

This song by P.O.D would be my pump up song before rugby matches

Playing in a rock bands, listening to Kerang music channel & going through a skater phase and then your emo phase.

This is Rock Out playlist is designed to get you pumped up. I'm using it to get me into the mood to lift weights in the gym.

View Playlist on Spotify

The Other Spotify Playlists

🧊 Vibe | Bali Beach Bar at Sunset
🔋 Energy | London Rave at 3am

🐶 Real or Ai Dog?

Here's a fun game and just because I love dogs so much. Let's play real or Ai. I'll let you know if this puppers is real or Ai next week.

You can reply to this email with a photo of your dog or Ai generated and I'll feature it in the next newsletter
Real or Ai Dog?

And that is it for this week's newsletter folks

wishing you a great weekend ahead as always

let's chat soon



Stay awesome ❤️


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