Let me share with you what I’ve been up to in the last 2 weeks. I’ve traveled to Laos, to do a visa run and spent 5 days there sleeping in a shitty hostel on purpose, I’ve spent a week in Phuket with my lovely girlfriend, and my site and YouTube channel haven’t been getting a lot of traffic.
Let’s jump right in!
Visa run to Laos
I spent 5 days in Vientiane, Laos, and it was boring as hell. I really don’t like doing visa runs but when you live in Thailand it’s just part of life. I’m going to leave Thailand in March and move to Prague, so that should save a lot of trouble. I’ve used the time to work in my hostel and I was pretty much the only guy that wasn’t traveling there haha.
I decided to book a shitty 8-bed dorm room on purpose to practice adversity. I’m a big believer that adversity creates men and prosperity creates monsters and that we should always make a conscious effort to make adversity a part of our life every once in a while.
With that being said, I probably could’ve done something else as thing decision hurt my productivity, but it’s not a big deal, sure enough, I’m very motivated right now and that’s what I wanted.
1 Week in Phuket with my girlfriend
I went to visit my lovely girlfriend in Phuket and I had a great time with her. I love her a lot and I plan to move with her to Prague in March. We’re in a long-distance relationship and it can be quite difficult but I’m very happy to have her in my life.
I’ve been struggling to balance work and leisure and spending time with my girlfriend, I know that I’m an extremely driven person and that it’s not easy to be with me. I love my work and I love my girlfriend, and I’m still figuring it out. I’m lucky though because my girlfriend is extremely understanding and just amazing.
Book being written about me
One of my few readers contacted me about 2-3 weeks ago and told me he’d like to write a book about me. Since then we’ve been working on it, with him doing the heavy lifting, writing, and putting the book together and me answering his questions via video.
Needless to say, I’m very grateful and humbled to have someone write a book about me, especially since I’m at such an early stage of my career, but it’s definitely awesome and fun! I’ll keep you posted about the book and when it’ll be out. It’ll be a great opportunity for you to see what’s going inside my head and also more about my past and who I am. If you’re interested of course haha 🙂
DvirOren.com and my YouTube channel aren’t getting much opt-ins
I don’t get many subscribers and Email opt-ins to my Email list, so I need to focus on creating better content. I will create a new lead magnet offer to my Email list soon, I’ll write and give away a book for free. UPDATE: Just did it. You can view it here.
My YouTube channel only has 28 subscribers, so I’ll keep posting helpful content and better edit my videos to make them more engaging.
By more engaging I mean:
- Background music.
- Add jump cuts to the vids between breaks.
- Text + image overlays during the video visually showing my main points.
Kindle business is booming
To see more, check out my Zero to Hero show to see my progress reports about my Kindle business. I’ve sold more than 10 books so far, including 2 in pape`rback format, and I’m extremely happy about that!
In 2017 I’ll focus on my book business and writing high-quality books and getting out there as a writer. I have some huge goals that I’ll share in my new year resolutions video.
So stay tuned!
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