From a coffee shop in Seoul:
I’m often asked I left the United States because of President Donald Trump.
The answer? No.
I had plans to come back to Korea at the beginning of 2017. I had this plan since I left in September. Regardless of Trump being president or not, I was going to come back to Korea.
“But wait, why leave when there are job opportunities in your field?”
The market is terrible. The network’s agenda is to hire skilled workers for unlivable wages.
Why did I come back to Korea? To work in media production on my terms. This is something i’ve wanted to do for a very long time. It wasn’t until recently I saw how powerful the internet really is. I had to study a lot in 2016 to make sure I had a plan and strategy ready. Nothing in the world is perfect but I wasn’t going to let the unknown stop me.
That’s how it is for a lot of us. We let the unknown keep us from seeing how strong we really are; what we’re capable of. All of the people doing these marches are scared. They’re scared of what they think will happen. Instead of fighting to make the change happen, they march and demand the “elite” make changes.
Growing up, I believed change happened when those older than me made the decision. “You can do this when I say you can do it”. Most of us think this way because we grew up this way. When living under mommy and daddy’s roof, you have to do what they say.
Many of us don’t realize is once we turn 18, we can legally do whatever we want to. I didn’t know this until 2012. I ASKED permission to go to Korea at 26 years old. My parents were not crazy about the idea of me living in another country and I listened to them for a year until something in me said to go. Going was the best thing i’ve done in my life.
When you submit to the fear of the “elites”, nothing gets accomplished. Ironically, I came to a country where the people fear the elites. Korean culture will not let their own achieve higher status because “mom and dad said do”. I remember teaching 4th and 5th grade students this and they told me the same thing. With former President Park out of office, i’m seeing younger Koreans break the cultural hold.
Fear should no longer be a deterrent to become great. It should be a MOTIVATOR.
If you want to live your life fearless, do the scariest thing to you and CONQER IT. Me coming to Korea NOT to teach was and still is scary. I had a strategy and people to help out but it’s still scary. Determination is key but ACTION is how you get started.
I did what a lot of people said they were going to do but have yet to do it. They said, “We’ll leave the USA if Trump is president!” How many people actually left the USA to start over? I left the USA to FACE a fear, not run away from it.
Here my question for you: When was the last time you did something for the first time? Answer below!
Peace and love!
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