Using Meditation and Mindfulness (TLC) to Become a Better Business Person with John Hubble

Michael MicheliniBusiness, Ecommerce, Lifestyle, Living, Podcast0 Comments

Welcome to episode 394 of Global from Asia. In this episode, you’ll hear from John Hubble, the founder and creator of TLC, also known as The Living Crystal. He’ll be sharing strategies for improving your business and mindset using meditation and mindfulness techniques. We’ll also touch on John’s journey from the US to Asia, his experience in engineering, and his role as a mindfulness guru. The episode coincides with the launch of TLC on Kickstarter, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best.

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • Introduce John

  • How did you get into this industry, what is the story?

  • How did you end up in Chiang Mai?

  • The Discussion of Genders and Meditation: More Men than Women

    Many perceive meditation and mindfulness as what “women do”. Ok, I have to admit that is what I thought. But around 2014/2015 I think it was Pat Flynn podcast and he had a series of guests who always said how meditation has helped them with focus and business. So you told me also – you work with more men than women – can you share about this and genders overall?

  • The product - The Living Crystal (TLC)

    Can you share about the project The Living Crystal – and how this got started?

  • Bonus - You’re also a Product Engineer

    So it is a nice combo, mediation and engineering. So seems TLC is in good hands being created with you.

  • TLC product demo

  • Mike’s own experience

    As part of the TLC launch team, I’m studying this and have one – been using it now over a month – each day. Added to my morning meditation and Mike can share his experience.

  • Some see it as a lucky cat

    Some early users say they have put it in their business / trade show booth and it has given them good luck. Nice little vibe there, ha!

  • Launching on Kickstarter

    So this product goes live – it may already be live when we air this show – we ‘ll link on the show notes but can you share the offer.

Thank you John for sharing

Really cool and this TLC has helped me a lot mentally and I am sure many others.

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

John’s VIP Page
√ The Living Crystal – Visit the Website
TLC Unboxing
TLC Launching on Kickstarter Kickstarter page will be available Feb 28, 9 am EST
√ Visit our GFA partner – Mercury – for US banking solutons for your ecommerce businesss
√ Visit our GFA partner – Cross Better – for your logistic needs

Episode Length 1:03:31

Thank you John for being on the show, and thank you everybody for listening in.

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Show Transcript

[00:00:00] All right. Let’s do this. Episode 394 of Global from Asia. So close to 400 shows. Got with us today, TLC Tender Loving Care, but also can be called The Living Crystal. I have one with me right now. We got a, the story also strategies for, for your helping your business, your mindset using meditation, mindfulness, and more.

[00:00:23] Let’s tune in. Welcome to the Global from Asia Podcast, where the daunting process of running an international business is broken down into straight up actionable advice. And now your host, Michael Michelini. I’m getting back into the kick swing of things. This show is going weekly, and right now I don’t wanna commit to more, but hopefully we’ll keep these weekly.

[00:00:47] We got a lot of shows already recorded today. We’re on 394 of these shows. It’s The Living Crystal. I got one right here. I’ve been using this for at least a month or two 

[00:01:00] now. Early stage prototype. This is going live on Kickstarter, I think today the day the show goes out and we have with us the founder and the creator and the engineer, and the mindfulness.

[00:01:14] Guru. Guru is good. I think John Hubble, where we talk about this product and and coming to Asia from the US and engineering and, and meditation and business. It’s a fascinating conversation. I think it’s a pretty long show. We’re keeping these shows as long as need to go. Also, so much things happening, you know, Japan trips coming in April, Canton Fair might happen.

[00:01:38] I’ll be doing a meetup in Chiang Mai tomorrow. And lot of stuff is happening. We’re gonna put as much as we can into the show for free. Also, our newsletter, people are enjoying our newsletter. It’s really cool to hear from some of you reading and subscribing to our newsletter. Anyways, lots to talk about.

[00:01:54] This is a longer episode. I really recommend taking your notebook out, getting things ready, a little bit of, I don’t, 

[00:02:00] it’s not woo woo. Honestly, we, we even talk about MMA fighters and business, high-stress business people that use these tactics to deal with pressure and stress, because being an Amazon seller or business owner and or international traveler, especially after covid and everything, you gotta be good in your brain, in your mind, clear.

[00:02:22] And dealing with all kinds of pressure. I’m still a student and I’m a student today with John Hubble. Show notes, links. I got an unboxing video I made for this product too. All of that should be on the show notes at Let us tune in now. Are you looking for a cross-border logistics company from Asia to the east and the.

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[00:03:14] Check them out at today. All right, so thank you everybody for tuning us on our Global from Asia podcast, getting closer to 400 shows and this is a show I’ve show have done it quite a while ago, but I’ve got some data. I’ve been using some of these practices a bit myself, and we have with us on the show.

[00:03:33] John Hubble, he’s a very interesting combination of engineer, and I’m gonna say it wrong, but mindfulness meditation professional , and here in Chiang Mai, we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the last few months, and we’re working together on a Kickstarter campaign we’ll talk about later. But today we just, I, I thought it would be really good for the listeners today, or watchers to understand about the importance of mindfulness 

[00:04:00] meditation, being aware of your body and your thoughts, and your emotions in business, because we’re under a lot of pressure, and especially the last few years of covid and everything.

[00:04:08] So I, I’m really happy to have John Hubble on a show. Thanks for being here, John. Thank you for inviting me. I’m happy to be here. . My pleasure. My pleasure. So first a quick little bit intro about your yourself, John. So I’m John Hubble, and I’ve been living out here full-time, about 10 years.

[00:04:23] Cool. And for 20 plus years I’ve been running a engineering consulting business. So we develop products for businesses in healthcare wellness Consumer electronics medical, all sorts of, all sorts of stuff. Even exercise. I know our mutual friend Don, has been doing a lot of different exercise equipment with him.

[00:04:45] And yeah, so little more background about me is that, you know, I got an engineering degree from Virginia Tech. Oh, nice. And I graduated 96 and I spent a couple 

[00:05:00] years working working for companies. And then I developed in my own company consulting primarily. And that was around 2001 2002.

[00:05:12] Great. And since, and primarily I started my company in San Diego. I lived, I lived there for a little while. Yeah. Just three or four months. Like Yeah. It’s a, it’s a wonderful place. Beautiful. Like but also it has a fair amount of defense contractors there. Okay. And and industry of design and manufacturing.

[00:05:31] Sure. That’s somewhat uncommon in America. They some manufacturing up in LA and you know, throughout the country, but, you know, San Diego, Southern California is really a, a hub for design and manufacturing. I didn’t, I didn’t experience, I mean, I was there between my shift from wall Street or working in and then doing my own business full-time, e-commerce, but I don’t recall that that was That’s pretty interesting.

[00:05:57] Yeah. Yeah. So it’s a beautiful place too. Ocean, 

[00:06:00] beach and pa. PB Pacific Beach. There’s all these nice beaches. There’s Pacific Beach, Midon Beach Oil. Ocean Beach Oil. Yeah. Oil. Oil District. Oil Light district or something. The gas. Gas lamp. Gas light. Gas lamp. The gas lamp. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. So, yeah, that’s that’s historic now.

[00:06:17] Interesting. It was, and you know, I’d loved, I, I spent about 15 years there and I lived in Ocean Beach and also North Park. Oh, okay. And about 10 years ago I’d been coming out to Thailand and, and Southeast Asia for five years before, so about 15 years. And I really you know, when I got to Thailand, I was like, oh, this is a really kind of like, incredible place.

[00:06:40] And my first stop was kinda like Bangkok and, and working with manufacturers there. And then after a couple months, I had to go back to the San Diego. Okay. And it was the first time that I actually felt. , like, I wanted to stay and not go back to San Diego. So after doing that for four to five years, 

[00:07:00] I decided to move out here full-time.

[00:07:02] Okay, cool. Thanks for that story. I think there’s a lot of us, actually, there’s, over the years I’ve seen different people. There’s some people that come to Asia and love it and can’t leave, and then there’s some that just can’t wait to go back to like Western civilization or just food. So people usually figure it out within a year or two, I think, if they like it long term or not.

[00:07:26] I mean, Thailand’s an interesting country because you still have the modern Yeah. I mean, you have modern conveniences and it’s westernized enough that, you know, there’s McDonald’s if people love McDonald’s or Burger King, you know, and however, it’s exotic enough that you, you feel like you’re in a different country for sure, obviously.

[00:07:46] And the people are wonderful here. Yeah. It’s such a. , it’s such a comfortable, kind of easygoing country that, you know, it’s, it’s, it’s hard for me to think of any place else that is like 

[00:08:00] this, you know? So That’s true. I mean, I, I think, you know, I’ve lived in China for many years, so this show, a lot of these I did with when I was talking in China.

[00:08:08] So China’s of course, is a lot, a totally different environment, but even Thailand, there’s some people that don’t have patience with the local culture, whether it’s Thailand, Vietnam, Amer, you know, China, Hong Kong, even they don’t, when they got a, I guess you can live in a bubble of expat bubble, especially in Thailand, but, but there are some that just get tired.

[00:08:28] Actually, I just met a couple here and they’re going back to the US mm-hmm. , and they’re just like, we had a few years here. It was fun. But we’re going, you know, we’re going back to also the family and the lifestyle of America, you know? Right, right. I mean, I. Yeah. I think it takes some getting used to, you know, and like there’s a certain amount of acceptance that you have to come with, you know, or acquire, you know, here you know, it’s not, it’s not like western culture.

[00:08:58] True. You know, and there’s the] laws are not like that. You know, how the law is applied here is not like that. You know, and, you know, it’s a much more flexible, I feel like it’s a much more flexible country mm-hmm. , however, you know, that also kind of like works against, you know, some people’s mindset.

[00:09:18] Sure. You know, and, you know, they like laws being followed. Yeah. You know, and you know, it’s yeah. From coming from a western society, you know, where, you know, people follow rules even when nobody’s looking true. Right. Yeah. I mean that it’s trust based versus. Especially in China, it’s no low trust of society.

[00:09:38] Right, right. So they have to have laws and they have to have like cameras and regulations cuz Right. It’s not self-regulating trust-based type system. Actually, oh, go ahead. Yeah, yeah. No, I, I think that’s, that’s interesting. Interesting commentary. I, I often kind of say, you know, if you just, if you drive, drive around, if you, you’re driving in Thailand, you kind of understand like how the culture works, 

[00:10:00] you know, and it’s you know, and I often say like the, the lines on the road are, are mere suggestions and you have to kind of go with the flow of the traffic and rule in what’s acceptable is constantly changing.

[00:10:16] Hmm. And it’s, it’s also in interesting is that in Ang Mai, nobody honks their horn. However, you know, from a western point of view, there’s tons of people that are getting cut off. , you know, as they’re driving around, you know, man. Yeah. And, and, and you know, these near misses. I, my wife scares me. She drives and she’s Chinese, and man, she’ll cut somebody off.

[00:10:40] And I’m a, you know, I’m like, have to actually, just yesterday I was a couple close calls, but it, but it all, I mean, it all works. It may not necessarily be as efficient as what we’re, what we come from, or even like following the rules of, of how we drive. But it works. And the motorbikes is a scary one.

[00:11:04] There’s so many deaths. I mean, there’s injuries and deaths, motorbikes, and they’re just in the middle of the highway. Dude, just drive right in the, the scene. Yeah. Yeah. It’s, that’s, that’s scary. With no looking at all. Yeah, it’s really scary. I saw somebody getting scraped off the highway last week, you know?

[00:11:19] Whew. I mean, I’m kind of exaggerating, but he was, he was late. He saw him, the kids saw him, were driving. He’s like, there’s blood. I don’t know how bad, but he was getting picked off the road. We were going on the right, on the other side. Right. Yeah. And I think, I don’t know the stats, but I do think Thailand death, oh yeah, the roads are dangerous here.

[00:11:37] It’s high, very high for motorcycle or scooter, and also just pedestrians. Yes, yes. Yeah. So yeah, that’s, that’s one thing. Look out for yourself. It kind of goes, you’re, yeah. When you’re riding a motorbike or if you’re walking, yeah. You know, everybody gets in accident on a motorbike. Not everybody, but a lot of people I’ve talked to, which go, it kind of goes into a segment.

[00:12:04] How did, maybe, did you get into this mindfulness practice in China? In in Thailand or in Asia, or was it something you brought from a No, no. I at a very early age, I I was, I was about five or six. My mother taught me, Self hypnosis. Oh. And this was in the late seventies. Nice. So this was I think the, you know, it was about that time where the seventies and the early eighties where America was, there was an influx of kind of like the yoga and, and and Buddhism, I don’t wanna say, and these types of, I’m thinking the hippie, hippie kind of like the seventies, like, wasn’t it like kind of like peace and love and Yeah.

[00:12:45] But yeah, and however, never I, I don’t really think the mainstream embraced yoga. Mm-hmm. , you know, or or meditation all that much. And you know, and I think there’s, I mean, Herman Hess wrote that book said Hark, and he introduced the West to to Buddhism. Right. And then there was zen and the.

[00:13:07] the art of motorcycle maintenance oh my God. Which was, I think it was in the seventies, so it took a little while to kind of percolate. So I mean, the, the thing was that, that self-hypnosis was kind of the only thing available that my mother thought was a mindful meditation. Alright. You know, and self-hypnosis is a form of like, you breathe rhythmically, which is very similar to kind of these yogic breath techniques.

[00:13:36] And then you relax your body through visualization. Okay. So, at a very young age, I learned these techniques as I was kind of growing up and she, I think my mom saw I was struggling with with the family environment, you know? She thought, okay, I think I, she, she probably thought I, I think I need to give him some way that he can relax and, and.

[00:13:58] Kind of control his emotions. Mm-hmm. , and I was very rambunctious as a, as a kid. Okay. And just very excitable. And then when I, when I started doing these, these practices, you know, I was able to, to calm myself and control these, these emotions as a child. Right. And then, you know, as, as we progressed, you know, as I progressed through, through the ages, I explored yogic techniques other mindful techniques Zen Buddhism and, and martial arts and all in a lot of the martial arts that were introduced back then.

[00:14:37] They had a, I mean, they had a martial aspect of it where you physically train your body. However, there was also an aspect of connecting. To yourself, being mindful of your actions and your emotions, and then training your mind to focus. Right. And a lot of the things that I would do, and I, I was into sports, wrestling and, and football and tennis, you know, so I was in high school.

[00:15:08] I, I did I went through a lot of kind of training and, and, and team and team kind of workouts and, and team sports. And what I brought to to that is, you know, especially like wrestling, you know, wrestling, you don’t kind of think of, you know, how can you connect meditation to wrestling? And what I would do is I would when we weren’t practicing, I would sit down and Think about like over and over, these drills are like the best way to gain leverage on my opponent or to take down an opponent.

[00:15:45] Opponent. So I would breathe rhythmically, get into a calm state, and then visualize myself performing the perfect takedown, and just like, over and over again as if I 

[00:16:00] was, you know, in my body doing it. And then I would, then I’d also train from a perspective like me looking at myself while doing it. Mm.

[00:16:11] You know, and all these times I would, I would be, you know, perfect, you know, and if, if there was something that I wasn’t quite sure on, I’d ask my coach and then incorporate that into, into the meditation. Got it. And you know, I was when I first wrestled, I was, I was my. Freshman or my sophomore year.

[00:16:32] And you know, I had you know, I wrestled first you know, I’d beat out a couple seniors to, in a couple of the competitions to wrestle in like two or three meets as, you know the first person in my weight class. So I don’t think I could have done that without like, the training that I did with my mind.

[00:16:53] That’s really cool. And the visualization that I did. So those are really important aspect. And then after that, I, you know, went into to to college and and you know, just kept on practicing and exploring like different modes of meditation visualizations. The idea of connecting with the elements and that helped me out throughout college.

[00:17:19] And then when I went out to be a professional it al also helped me. And I, I think there’s this one thing is that, you know, for me, you know, meditation works or what I really call is training. Training your mind. Yeah. And it, it works for me in the sense that I make it work for the health of myself and my personal and professional development.

[00:17:45] Okay. So if it, if what I’m practicing, you know, doesn’t align with those, then I don’t, I don’t practice it, you know? Okay. So all of these, these practices I 

[00:18:00] do align to, to my goal, you know? Okay. Yeah. So I think let’s, let’s focus on that now. You know, like I, most of our listeners, and this is This is a podcast about, you know, trading, import, export, e-commerce.

[00:18:13] We’ve had some sessions about, about kind of mindfulness or you know dealing with stress. So I, I think I’ll, I’ll just say it and I think a lot feel that way. Usually we feel like you mentioned yoga, you know, meditation. When I was younger, I used to think that was more like a, a chick thing, a female thing.

[00:18:34] Right, right, right, right. Like, dudes don’t need that, man. We’re macho. Or, you know, obviously I, I’m not like that now. I feel like I, or the stigma, or, it wasn’t really like a spoken thing. It was more like a subtle subconscious thing. I think like, men don’t do that. Men are like strong and we don’t, we don’t need this, you know, women do that.

[00:18:53] And where did is that, I mean, I think that’s still true, but I mean, or, or is that Well, I think in Western society, that, that might, that alignment sounds. Kind of true. However, you know, how I aligned, you know, aligned to it is, you know, I really thought of myself as, you know, training well, as a, as a young kid, I was like training as a Jedi.

[00:19:19] Yeah. Just watching. I mean, Luke Skywalker, like, that’s a just amazing movie. It’s great. The Clone. We’re on Clone Wars now with our kids. Okay. . So, so you remember when it was Empire Strikes Back? Luke Skywalker, after his battle at Hawk went to the Deba system to to search for this Jedi master, you know, which Yoda looked like a little gremlin, right?

[00:19:43] Yeah. . And, you know, how’d he trained? He trained his, he trained by meditating, right? And by running through the swamp, you know, he trained his mind and body. . Right. And that, that kind of really aligned to me. You know, I thought like, okay, yeah, that’s like, that guy’s a Jedi master. You know? It’s true . That is true.

[00:20:04] But I mean, that Joseph Campbell I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the, the show the Power of Myth, but Joseph Campbell wrote a hero with a Thousand Faces, and he was instrumental in the creation of of Star Wars. Oh. So Lucas went ahead and, and consulted with him from a mythology, you know, standpoint.

[00:20:25] And a lot of the mythology in Star Wars is directly from that influence of Joseph Campbell. And you could really see that, you know, OB one was the, the master. Yeah. And you can, you can see a lot of like the the influences he had on, on, on Luke Sky Worker were very similar to, you know, a samurai taking on a student.

[00:20:50] Right. And, and, and teaching him to be mindful, true, right. Mindful of, of, of his environment, of the universe. Right. And then to extend [00:21:00] his awareness you know, and, and in accomplishing his goals. And it was like the, the, the last even even that, you know, the, the master never leaves the Luke Skywalker, right.

[00:21:12] And even at the, the pivotal moment where he’s attempting to, to destroy the death star, he he reaches out with his mind instead of the, the computer and you know, syncs the shot. True. Yeah. That’s true. And it only only took OB one to speak to him, you know? So I, I think that to me, I, I, I think of the stories of, of these samurais, the baito codes and Buddhism, how it’s all intertwined the Warrior monks of of India and then of China.

[00:21:43] Yeah. And how, you know, they, they practiced they trained their, their mind and body. True. You know, they, and you just can’t train your, your body. You, you have to integrate it. And you know, they, they trained it to the the will of, of 

[00:22:00] fighting. Yeah. Right. And, and I, I think that has a, a direct analogy to business.

[00:22:07] Yeah. Right. And, you know, there’s a lot of things and a lot of stress that you have to take on when you, when you own a business, and especially if you have employees you always have to worry about payroll. And you know, even though like, you know, one week before payroll customers aren’t paying.

[00:22:24] Right. And the, the stress of that, right. And the, and, and then overcoming, like, you, you can’t be debilitated by that. . You have to overcome that, and you have to relax and focus on, on what’s important. And then this is why I think these meditations, mindfulness, but, but also some meditations that we’ll explore today.

[00:22:46] They’re essential in creating that, that framework that, that allows you to to be a business owner, like a Warrior Jedi Master , a Jedi master business owner. It is true 

[00:23:00] though for sure. It’s helped me like over the years, I’m not a Jedi master, but I’ve gotten better and, but like even the monkey mind, right?

[00:23:10] And then they even see, like, they, even in movies like Chuck Norris versus Bruce Lee. Right, right, right, right. And Chuck Norris is, he’s, he’s strong and good, but he’s not, they show the Eastern mind, the eastern person. That’s kind of the. the mind and they usually show the Western as more the muscle. Right, right, right, right.

[00:23:29] And it’s even true, like I’ve been in China and Asia for a long time, and when I first was here, you could feel it, but it, it would see it because actually, like in the businessmen in, I dunno about Thailand, what I think it’s also in Thailand, in, in China for sure. You don’t show your emotion. You’re just, you, you have to be like straight, you know?

[00:23:48] Or at least that’s my, of course you don’t have to have my scream, but my experiences Well you have to control your emotions. Control your emotions. And to, to be emotional is to kind of lose face. Yeah. Yeah. You got it. That’s you know, and 

[00:24:00] once you do that, you, you, you embarrass yourself and, and the people that support you.

[00:24:04] Yeah. But it seems more tolerable in the western society to, to be more emotional. You know, I don’t wanna name names, but you can think some successful western business people or warriors that are used, they’re more wild. They’re not as like calm, but usually the eastern mind. Eastern warrior is more like, yeah, I calm, I, I think, yeah.

[00:24:28] I mean, I, I would not say that. Okay, so mindful meditation, what does that do? That Yeah, that’s word. You, you kind of, you discover yourself by observing your thoughts, right? And then you discover kind of, you know, ultimately you discovered your true nature. Right? Yeah. And you know, when, when you engage in emotion, you know, especially on a business level it has to be strategic.

[00:24:54] Right? And you should never seem like you’re outta control. Yeah. Right? I mean, even, even when you, even when you see like some of the most successful business owners in America. Yeah. They show those, those people, like, they, they’re like, they’re like aggressive and emotional and pushy, right? Yeah. But I’m not gonna, same means you can probably imagine ’em talking how, however, it’s, it’s calculated, right?

[00:25:17] Mm. You know, if if and you, I think we’ve all had bosses or customers that are emotional and you never know, like what emotion Yeah. They’re gonna show today. Yeah, exactly. How hard is it to work with people like that? Yeah, it’s difficult. Now you have, like, now you have like some of the savvy business owners where they show emotion, right?

[00:25:39] They’ll, they’ll get angry, right. However it’s calculated and Yes, it course, and if they still wanna work with you, that anger often dissipates, you know, and, and then the, and then the real work begins, right? They’re, they use that to motivate often, you know, and there, there’s, 

[00:26:00] I, I think what we’re really getting at here is, you know, knowing yourself, engaging in mindful practices or meditative practices or training.

[00:26:12] Training your mind allows you to have control over your emotions, right? So that when it’s appropriate, you can show, you can show them, and when it’s appropriate, you can be calm, right? Mm-hmm. , and it’s, it’s about controlling, controlling not, you know, controlling your state of mind, really. Right. It’s like you’re saying about the wrestling, you’re, you’re looking at yourself.

[00:26:40] I’ve heard that too, in certain, you know, I try to keep up with this, try to read books and such about this. They say, look at yourself in the third person mm-hmm. and see yourself as others, see to be better in control of your, like you said, control of your emotions. Right. Right. I mean, you can even look at like a lot of, I, I love watching MMA and I follow a few a few people.

[00:27:05] I mean, Conor McGregor obviously is a huge uh, but is he, so you think he’s good at mindfulness? He seems a little bit more erratical. He, right, well, he controls, he, I think he’s very calculated. He does it. And how he controls his image, right? Mm. And, and he brings the fire, the burning, kinda like passion and, and desire to win when he’s there.

[00:27:29] Now, I guarantee you I, I don’t know his training segments, but I guarantee you that, you know, he uses visualization a lot to kind of like pump himself up to get ready for a fight or to get ready for training. And you know, that’s a form of meditation. That’s a meditative art. You know, he’s not only training his body, but he’s training his mind.

[00:27:50] Yeah. I mean, even baseball, right? You, you have to focus when you’re at bat. You gotta focus. I mean, focus on or catching the ball or any kind of sport. Right? 

[00:28:00] Right. You have to be focused, be able to focus Yeah. On the ball, focus on the, the action, your movement of your arm or your body. Right, right. Yeah.

[00:28:09] Well, I mean, it’s like golf. Yeah. Golf’s like another kinda like perfect example. Well, it’s like golf and baseball. Why, you know, why are those the sports that are most common in Japan that they’ve kind of co-opted and really delved into into the practice and the art of it? Because there’s, there’s moments where you have to, you have to accelerate, right.

[00:28:35] And, and use your will and your focus, and then there’s a moments that you have to relax and be ready. Right. And I, I think it was like, especially like golf , you know, the Japanese love golf. Yeah, that’s good. You know, it’s not only is it for, you know, they use it for business. Right. However, it’s a, it’s a, they’ve created somewhat of an art form mm-hmm.

[00:28:56] where they incorporate these meditative arts, you know, training their mind and they focus it through golf. That’s a good point. Okay. So let’s, let’s move into this, the actual, the product, which I feel brings together your engineering experience and your mindfulness practice to use both of those skills together.

[00:29:17] So I’m holding it, of course, I know a lot of people are listening, but we’ll try to also explain it in the audio form, but you’re on video. You can see it in my hand. It’s called Living Crystal. It’s gonna go on Kickstarter very soon. And can you share it a little bit? How did this get started? Yes. About a little more than a year ago I was involved in, I have these group meditations with.

[00:29:37] Another individual, which is the partner in this. And you know, through the meditation, he had a vision of using a crystal specifically quartz crystal with a coil around it to energize it. And that in that being the, the, the main engine of this, this would then energize the things around it and, and also resonance within yourself.

[00:30:03] Okay. And over the course of the next, like three to four months, we we explored the concepts through meditation and, and visualization. And we slowly designed what we have right here. Nice. Nice. So it’s the living You can check it out. And I don’t know if you wanna show the other one you brought.

[00:30:26] Yeah. So this is a unit that I practice with Okay. Which is a copper color, and I just have to have the, a cyr on top which really connects to, to the sun. So I, I do a fair amount of sun and fire meditations. Nice. So, and we can kind of discuss more about that. I want to hear about that too. . Okay, . So maybe first go back into the basics of the product and then we’ll go into some fire practices.

[00:31:00] So I, I have a whole bunch of different gemstones, and I see you also have some, and I think there’s some choices when you, if you, you know, purchase the product to add on different kinds of stones. But you know, the, the, the standard one is a clear, is a clear, but you can also, what actually helps me a lot.

[00:31:18] So I use this in my meditation. I’ve been meditating I think since 2015. I learned from Pat Flynn and smart. He was a podcast. He is a podcaster, really great smart passive income. And Tim Ferris, they talk about it a lot and a lot of the books and the content. So, you know, I like to switch different colors, so we’re very, obviously we’ve got lighting on for the recording, so, but, you know, usually do this in, in a darker space, but it lights up, lights up this zone and like you says, the coils and the light here.

[00:31:51] But it gives, and we actually have a session. I have mike’s living Crystal. We, we did another recording when I just got started. You came and you got me one, and I’ve been doing it for about a month now or maybe even more. And I, I like to switch between the different colors or stones and they give me different fe energy.

[00:32:11] Like you say, it’s energy, right? Like or a. Emotion or a feeling. So like the green I, the light green gives me somewhat of a, a power little feeling. But like the blue is like the ocean or ice and it’s like a cooler feeling. And then there’s some that are like green. But when we did that session, it was like a, a marsh, like a long in the water of a swampy marsh and you can feel the, the algae or the seaweed or the right

[00:32:44] That’s beautiful. I use these different thoughts and feelings when I’m doing my meditation and it also helps me to focus on this object cuz you know, sometimes when I meditate I would just do silent meditation. Right, right. Or they say to clear your thoughts. And I maybe if we have, there’s so much we can talk about.

[00:33:00] Obviously it’s a, it’s a, it’s a lot of stuff, but, but I thought your, the point of meditation, and maybe this might be helpful for others cause I feel like we’re not as advanced as it’s. It’s to just clear your mind. But we had talked to once and he said it’s not, that’s one point of meditation is clearing to mind.

[00:33:16] But I’m even forgetting what you had said, but there’s another point. Well, I think really, I mean, I think well, meditation, we can just say it’s training your mind, training your mind. So how do you wanna train your mind? Hmm. Right. So o obviously, you know, the foundation is, well, what is your, what are you saying?

[00:33:35] You know, what are your thoughts? Right? And this is, this is the foundation of mindfulness. Right. What are you thinking? And then, you know, as you’re, as you’re thinking, attempt to clear them and find a, a silence. Okay. Right? So that you can stop thinking , you have, you have the control over. Like, or, and that’s often like when people ask, ask me, because I’ve.

[00:34:00] Practicing, meditating for, for many years. They often ask me, well, don’t, don’t you think of stuff when you meditate? Yeah. I mean all the time, right? I mean, thoughts come to me, however, I don’t engage with them because I’m focused on my meditation. Right. And, you know, that’s, I think that’s really powerful.

[00:34:21] However, there’s some thoughts you should pay attention to also. Yeah. Right. That’s just the hard part. Cuz I’ll think of some new idea for business or marketing right then. Then if you’re, if you’re meditating and you, you think, and then some, for some reason you have this inspiration for, for a new idea in your business, then, you know, just keep a notepad around and just jot it down.

[00:34:47] Right? And then you can always come back to that and explore it. The insight that you have when you’re, you’re training your mind and, and you’re becoming silent. is really powerful because that comes from a deeper, a deeper space, you know, and it, it aligns. I think it, like, one of the things that that often is said is, you know, you don’t you, you don’t know what you’re thinking until you start paying attention to your thoughts.

[00:35:15] Mm-hmm. , right? And then you understand, okay, what am I thinking and why am I thinking this? Right? And then, and then you get to the point where you’re silencing that, and then, then you can hear what you really should be hearing. And I, I think that’s kind, that’s the focus that I think that’s how I engage in, in this.

[00:35:36] So there’s one, one aspect is mindfulness, right? And you could also say in, in, in Thai terms as W PAs. Wa pasa, you know, so there’s many in, in Thailand, there’s many retreats that are w pasana retreats. And then you make me think of Wipa. Wapa. Yeah. I I say Wana wa Paa. Yeah. Oh, that’s the same tomato, tomato.

[00:35:59] Cause I’ve heard of that. Even people in business that told me yes. It’s like a pure silent retreat for Right, right. Seven days or something like Right. Observing your thoughts and clearing your mind. Mm. Right. Mm-hmm. . So, I mean, that’s really powerful and I, I know a lot of people that go there and you know, they have these, they have a week of, of clearing their mind and then they come back to their daily daily life and they forget about the practice.

[00:36:24] Mm-hmm. . So, you know, what I really want to do is find a way for people to engage with something on a daily basis, because that’s, that’s a real power Yeah. Of this. You now you can obviously have insights. will pasan. Like when you, when you go for these weak retreats, you’ll have these great insights.

[00:36:44] However, it’s, it’s not just having those great insights, it’s how you incorporate that into your life. Mm-hmm. . Right. And then obviously Wil pasan, there’s, there’s also another very common me, like a focus meditation where you’re focusing on something singular. And that’s what I usually engage in.

[00:37:02] And in Thai terms, that’s samati. So that’s singular focus. Mm. Which I feel like this device is, is helping focus on this one. Right. Right. Thing. Right. So this is like a form of a focus. You’re training your mind to focus on something. Mm-hmm. And that, that’s, you get, there’s a direct benefit to your professional life.

[00:37:24] You know, as, as you train your mind to be able to focus on something singular, then you’ll be able to. Have greater engagement in anything that you have to do Yeah. In your business. Like you’ll be able to focus for, for a, a, a couple hours on just getting this project out or Yeah. Just doing this this blog or whatever you may, you may find.

[00:37:48] And it, it’s also, I mean, we live in we live in a world , we live in a world where ABB right now. Yeah. We live in a world where, you know, there’s TikTok. TikTok are, you know, I mean there’s all these 

[00:38:00] social apps that it’s creating people with a d d Yeah, it is. It’s, it’s really sad. Yeah. There’s all these distractions.

[00:38:06] So, you know, put your phone down and focus. This will be better. Yeah. It’ll, you’ll be able to better engage in business. I agree. And, and focus in on your business and actually actually creating something it’s, yeah. So it’s hard for me to know exactly. You know, I think to measure, but I feel even you can talk to like, you know, we work with Anne and others.

[00:38:30] I’ve gotten to be so focused. I mean it’s also, I think over years of meditation in general. But I think you know, using this as well with, with my meditation has got me, I do palaro too. I do 30 minute work sets and five minute breaks and I try to do one specific kind of project when I work right.

[00:38:47] And you know, at the end I try to do like the morning of Porro. So I did a meditation in the morning. I do 10 minutes exercise, but by the time I’m at lunch, my brain is just tired. Cuz I’ve 

[00:39:00] been Right. Focused. I don’t, yeah. Like no TikTok. I don’t even have TikTok. No Facebook, no, no social media. I’m not even looking at the phone as much as I can, but, and it’s just so effective.

[00:39:11] You know, I mean, just output is like crazy. , but it’s like, you’re tired, you’re men. I’m mentally tired by, by lunch . Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you, I, I think you need, you, I mean, you definitely need to feel the, there’s a rhythm as you work. Right. And, and if you’re spending large amounts of focusing, then you, you need to, you need to have breaks, right.

[00:39:37] And, and calming. And, you know, mindfulness meditation is, is great for that. Or, you know you know, just rhythmically breathing or doing something that doesn’t require a lot of mental focus. And then you, and then you get re-energized and then you can go back in the afternoon. Yeah. I mean, I think the Huberman really talks about this and explores you know, methods to do this in, in great detail.

[00:40:00] I, I guess just let’s maybe give some practices. Is morning good or afternoon night? Is there, or It depends on the person. I, I think I think it depends on the person. However, you know, I’m us, I usually practice in the morning when I wake up about between five 30 and, and six. And then I practice again in the evenings.

[00:40:20] Okay. So after I get off work, I practice. Okay. There’s a dead, there’s a I don’t, I don’t think it’s, at least for, for me you know, during the afternoon there’s this weird time during the afternoon between like two and five that isn’t conducive to sitting. Yeah. And, and meditating, you know, it, you know, either you need to be doing something or engaging in something else, but there’s, you know, I’m not, I’m not really sure why that is.

[00:40:50] Or maybe it’s just the rhythm of. Of our bodies or the rhythm of our society feel like it’s lunch. I don’t know. It’s . I don’t know. It could be lunch. It could be lunch. I don’t know. I mean, it could they say your, your blood is moved from your brain to your stomach to digest the food and it makes you, that’s why there’s like siestas and stuff after lunch.

[00:41:11] And like, I don’t feel the, I don’t feel the same way because I eat, eat a very large breakfast. Mm-hmm. And after I have a breakfast, I’m working. Yeah. And I don’t feel or exercise a little bit. Then I work, I don’t feel the same way after my breakfast, cuz I’m ready to, I’m ready to work and go to the office.

[00:41:30] However, like in the afternoon it just, it feels a, a bit off. I mean, yeah. So I, that’s just me. I mean, I’m the same. I’m the same. I. I do phone calls or meetings or I outside things afternoons. Right. I usually get a spur of energy in the evening. Right. I’m best in the morning, but I think each person has to decide.

[00:41:50] Some people work best in the middle of the night, you know, I guess. Yeah. But I don’t know many people who are good at working in afternoon. I, I have a developer that I work with that, you know, he, 

[00:42:00] he kind of starts really working at nine at pm nine 9:00 PM and he’ll, he will, he will stop working when the sun rises.

[00:42:10] Crazy . Yeah. I can’t, and you know, that, that he’s incredibly creative really brilliant. And however, this is his schedule. Right. So I, I think it’s important to listen to yourself mm-hmm. , you know, and, and make sure you’re, obviously, you’re healthy, you know? Yeah. So anyway, I, there’s. I know we had discussed about this a little bit.

[00:42:30] I wanted to, yeah, let’s do the, I wanted to kind of key you in on a, a visualization that I do every morning. Let’s do it. Let’s do it. . Okay. So I just turned on the living crystal and it has a ctr crystal on top of it. So I, I think we talk about when you, when you said like, meditation and yoga are mainly for women, I think crystals even more so true.

[00:42:58] Right. However, as an engineer, I really engage in the idea of what, like a crystal represents the structure of it. It’s a structured a structured mineral that is grown, you know, from the earth, right? And it has this flattest structure and it’s very, it’s, it’s very similar to our, our own bone structure.

[00:43:22] So there’s a analogy between our, our bone structure and, and crystalline structure. They’re both grown, they’re both pizo electric especially quartz crystals. Okay. So I engage on a very like intellectual form connection. And, you know, I, I connect my own bone structure to what the structure of the crystal is, right?

[00:43:47] Yeah. I’m looking at it now. , right? So, and, and to me, this is just, this drives a, a greater connection and a greater focus for me. Now, I have the history on 

[00:44:00] top of it, and I connect that with the sun. But the element of fire and the element of fire, I, I connect with like this electric feeling, you know, this, this is kinda like powers our body, this electric force in our nerves.

[00:44:17] I mean, we couldn’t. We couldn’t move a muscle without the power of electricity, you know, coursing through our nerves. I also connected with this this warmth and this the fire, like really the, the technology that that started all of this, you know, started all over civilization without fire. We wouldn’t, we wouldn’t have a lot of things.

[00:44:43] We would still, we’d still probably be cavemen, would, not even cavemen. We’d probably be just in the tropical zone around the earth. Mm-hmm. , you know, fire allowed, fire allowed us to to go into northern climates. Sure. You know, and survive winters. But it also, you know, gave us the ability to to cook meat.

[00:45:04] Right. And, and, and, and really we evolved. , you know, through the use of that technology fire to evolved our gut to handle like there’s some things that we just can’t eat wrong anymore, that animals can, right? So that technology is, has driven our evolution. So connecting to the, the idea of fire, like this warmth, this, this will to create, you know, is really powerful for me.

[00:45:34] So when I look at that, I think of the sun, the vitality, the sun, but also the will to, to connect. And all I imagine is within my space is this fire invigorating me. And every breath that I take, I breathe in the fire.

[00:46:03] and condense that energy within myself and feel the warmth, you know, guiding me, invigorating me, and and empowering my will to create, to, to design. Yeah. For your day, for your work. Right. And we, we often talk about, so this is just a, a, a brief summary of that meditation, however, we often talk, talk about desire.

[00:46:35] What’s the difference between desire and a burning desire? A burning desire is you have to have . It’s like, it’s like an addiction or almost a secretary. Well, bird desire to do, do something, you know, is, is, is you have the fire to propel you. No matter what obstacle you come, you come across, you have a, you know, a desire can be like, oh, I have a desire for.

[00:46:59] You know, to, to create a business online, you know, but there’s so many obstacles in creating businesses now, if you have a burning desire, right? No matter what obstacle you’ll come, you’ll come across, you’ll overcome it. Yeah. And you use, so I connect, I really connect that fire with will, and then, and then you know, my will to, to, to still like, to be engaged in business and to grow my business.

[00:47:28] And there’s a lot of things that I do that, you know, within engineering that I don’t particularly like. And the only way that I , I can get through it as, as using my will, the fire , the fire, the burning desire. to, to grow my business. Yeah. You know, so maybe some more action points. I, how long should somebody use it for?

[00:47:49] Like, is there, I mean, how, you know, I think some people like the product, maybe they don’t know how to, how to use it, or even meditation in general. I mean, is there, is there guidelines I guess 

[00:48:00] shorter for starting and longer if you’re more Yeah, I think I, I think, you know, if you can focus for five minutes on something singular, that’s a great accomplishment, man.

[00:48:09] You know, and we often start out like, well just focus on something for one minute, and if you don’t have any, any intruding thoughts for that one minute, you’ve gained success. Right. So I think a lot of people engage in kind of like, they think, oh, meditation, I can’t do, I, I think of all these different things.

[00:48:27] Yeah. Right. Well, they can’t focus on, I even say that a lot of times. Yeah. So, I mean, that’s somewhat self-defeating, right? So you have to build a you have to build a success. So, Why don’t you just try for a couple seconds of, of not thinking of anything and then, and then extend that, you know, maybe go for five seconds or maybe for a minute and then, you know, if you can reach five minutes to 10 minutes, that’s even better.

[00:48:55] I, the benefits of engaging in mindfulness, you know, happens when you can do that, you know, for just a few minutes. Yeah. Right. And, you know, it increases as you increase the, the time. You know, however, you know, if you’re meditating for an hour or two hours you know that that’s a lot of time that takes away from, from actually running a business or, or working , right?

[00:49:25] Yeah. Or doing everything that else that we have to do that’s meaningful in this life, you know, so, So often what I, what I tell people when they just first start off is that, you know, look, this can be a focus for your meditation, however, just try, you know, a few minutes and once you start building success, you can build off of that.

[00:49:48] Yeah. Right. Now there’s a lot of people that, you know, this, this is also an idea of like a mindfulness of, of of what you want to focus on 

[00:50:00] during the day. So the idea is, like, I, I often focus on, on, on engineering, you know, and that I connect that to, to creation and, and the idea of, of of fire, right?

[00:50:13] The, the will to, to bend. , the, the resources that you at hand at, at hand to, to your own will and to create something like you’re forging something. Forging is, it’s a sword. Yeah. Forging the sword. But we, we forge a lot of different things, you know you know, an interesting, engaging website, you know, it’s forged through own our mind and, and through our computer.

[00:50:37] Right. We don’t have to always engage in sword making. Right. . Well, the idea, but I, I, I’m a Aries I think we talk about astrology, but my mom, my mom would is astrology, but you know, the ram the, the pushing, you know, with, with the horns to, to, to kind of make some, to break through and make something happen.

[00:50:59] Right, right, right. Yeah. That’s, that’s powerful imagery. Yeah. Right. And that, and that’s, you know, we often talk about, you know, the zodiac in, in terms of, of it controlling our character. However, I, I kind of think of the Zodiac as, as ways of engaging in what it is to be human. Mm-hmm. , right? So the, the Aries is breaking through, like we have to break through a lot of walls.

[00:51:27] Yeah. There’s so many boundaries and you don’t have to be in Aries to align to that type of mentality. Right. However, these are powerful visualizations that you can do. So, you know, a lot, a lot of this is like, you know, what, how do you, how do you align to that and what could align you to that? You know, visually, visually what kind of object can align that?

[00:51:51] And then maybe put that, you know, close to your computer as you’re, as you’re working. Yeah. So that you are always, ever present, you know, with that mindset, knowing that you need to break through, you need to overcome your obstacles. That’s great. That’s great. . Yeah. So I like, yeah, I mean the fire one, this is the first time for me to see this is your own device and I forgot what was the name of the ctr?

[00:52:22] Ctr, there’s also sunstones you could use or a candle. Mm-hmm. . But the, the real goal is, is that these are just objects of your focus. The real work is internally and aligning yourself to that and then aligning that to, you know, a greater purpose. Okay. That’s great. So I think, I think you maybe we move to the, the campaign.

[00:52:51] Yeah, sure. We’ll, or is there other part? I think we’ve got the fire meditation. Okay. got, that was good. And yeah, we all have ours. So, like I said, I have this little green one and that kind of gives me power. So you, you can try different. . It’s all, like you said, it’s all in our mind. It’s just how we perceive this.

[00:53:09] Mm-hmm. is this object, but the singular focus, the energy that it gives us, even throughout my day, like, I’ll try, I, I learned this somewhere, I think I told you. Like your index fingers a certain thought or feeling, your second, your middle finger. You can use these as buttons. So sometimes when I’m, I’m stressed, I try to just, this is actually graduating college.

[00:53:29] Okay. . So you’re an, you’re anchoring an event, you know, with this well, it’s like a mudra, you know, like a, a mantra for your hands. Yeah. Right. So you’re anchoring that event into a body position. Yeah. And, and then like when you say you’re graduating college, it’s just not the thought of graduating college.

[00:53:49] It’s all the emotions. Yeah. The emotional thing. The emotions, the relief. The accomplishment. Yes. You know, the, the idea that anything’s possible now. Yeah. Now I want to go out and conquer the world. , actually, I thought my life was over. I thought I had to go live work in corporate world. Oh really? And I actually, that summer was like, I did, I backpack Europe, I drove across the us I went to Jamaica.

[00:54:15] Like I cause I thought I was have to just work, I don’t know, in, in corporate for some reason I just thought like, this is the end of my, in a cubicle somewhere. Yeah. Like, I thought it was in a cubicle the rest of my life. So I think a lot of my older fr like friends are people like, you gotta make the most, your, you know, this is like the last of.

[00:54:34] Youth or your freedom. Right, right. So I also have that feeling that that also is that feeling like I just had to get all that. And but let’s go to the campaign. So, you know, it’s coming out, we’re in the end of February. The living Crystal will be on Kickstarter. Right? Right. And so what, what is it, what is it where people are, are getting like it’s the, it’s the base and it’s a rechargeable unit.

[00:54:59] Well, battery’s not included. However you can use you can use a nine volt battery or rechargeable nine, nine volt battery. It’s really challenging to ship in quantity. Yeah. The batteries are the batteries. So there’s that, that’s where the batteries not included, comes from . So we decided not to incorporate that.

[00:55:15] However, you, you do get a clear crystal ball. Yeah. I’m holding it for those watching. . So anyway, keep going. And this you know, a lot of in Thailand you know, a lot of, a lot of monks and, and practice practitioners focus on a clear glass crystal ball. And they also connect that to Oh, interesting.

[00:55:39] A center in their body and they grow this, this light within them. So it’s a, it’s an energetic form that’s known in Thailand. Interesting. And it’s very common for monks to practice, ah, with this, but also practitioners. So this is why we chose the crystal ball. But you can, we also have aus rose quartz and clear and quartz clear quart.

[00:56:04] Yeah. There’s like a set, it’s like a add on. It’s like an add-on set. Of course you can check out the page. Right. And . Yeah. Like, actually the other thing I think you mentioned is some people have been using this as like, I, I, I, I don’t know. It’s as like the cat, the, the lucky Cat. Manco. Right. . But it’s also can be used as a, a little bit of a lucky, lucky product for their, for business.

[00:56:26] Right. Right. So a way to manifest, manifest. So I was at the Mind body Spirit Fair in Bangkok a couple weekends ago, and I was showing the device and the tables right next to me both loved it so much that they wanted to have one on their table too. Great. And the, the woman to the left of me had a when she turned it on, within five or 10 minutes a couple people had bought some large items Awesome.

[00:56:51] From her. So she was really inspired. Now, was that coincidence? You know, maybe however, you know, she felt really connected to this device and in turn I think that kind of changed how she. reacted to everyone else, right. In a more open, kind of friendly, energetic manner. And, you know, that led to a sale.

[00:57:14] There you go. So yeah, it was really really interesting. It’s exciting. It’s been great to get, you know, get to know you and do this product. And like I said, I’m, I’m using it daily. I integrated it into my morning meditation I was doing, and it’s been helping me on, on improving my focus and and giving me different energy.

[00:57:33] So I definitely recommend everybody to check out the campaign, see if you wanna back this project. And and I think regardless if, if you’re doing business, like you said, it’s like a, it’s like modern day. I don’t wanna say war, but it’s modern. It’s modern day. Like actually I have a book called e-Commerce Gladiator, right?

[00:57:50] yeah. I wrote this. That’s awesome. About e-commerce, like selling on Amazon and, and you’re like, as a seller or that’s their arena. You’re in new, yeah, you’re in the arena of Amazon. and there’s 

[00:58:00] like people trying to kill you, like maybe other competitors trying to kill you. And there’s like Amazon with the thumbs up or thumbs down, right?

[00:58:06] They might cancel your account and there’s service providers and logistics and warehouses and customs and DHLs. And so I just feel like we’re modern day gladiators or is it cloudier or is it kinder or is the gladiator is the person fighting, right? Yeah. Yeah. But in those, in the arena, in that, in the colum fighting in the arena, cuz in the, in the, that American Gladiator TV show, the gladiators were those guys trying to knock that contestants.

[00:58:32] But I think the gladiator actually was the, the contestant in the coliseum. And that’s, yeah. So this is, they, they fought for the pleasure of the crowd. stayed alive, you know? Yeah. To not die . Right, right, right, right. But you know, so having this in your, in your weapons or in your, in your inventory is, is something I believe is needed, not just.

[00:58:54] Brains and, and will, but actually focus and, and mindfulness and, and meditation is, is helpful cuz a lot of people focus about how to get more sales or how to get more improved marketing and, but this is definitely something people need to work on, a, as a business owner or something in high pressure work.

[00:59:12] So thanks so much, John for sharing We’ll link in on the show notes here. Thank you Mike, and this is fun. I always learn something each time I talk to you, so thank you. All right, thanks. And thank you to our sponsor, our returning sponsor, online bank. Well, it’s a real bank, but you can talk totally online for us.

[00:59:31] Our Blimp program participants are going through this as well. Thank you Mercury. Travis is great there. It’s been on our show, it’s been in our events. We’re gonna have another event where we will have them attending as well. And if you want to get a little bonus for you and us, if you sign up and do some special circumstances, you can go to global

[00:59:51] I also have a video tutorial that we use, even for the BLI people. Use the same exact video to learn how to use it. Oh, I hope you can check it out totally free. 

[01:00:00] Why not see you there? Thank you, John. We did this in person here in the studio in Ang Ma. Really? I’m having fun. You know, this is part of my little dream.

[01:00:10] The my. Empire of things we do and interviewing and connecting and asking any fun questions to people like John is, is part of the fun. There’s a delivery coming right now. Some more samples. We’re doing lots of manufacturing here in Thailand. It’s a new world. It’s a new thing. It’s, there’s so much, you know, dealing with pressure, dealing, dealing with business, you know, I know it’s huge pressure with Amazon, you know, competitiveness and, and the platforms and the logistics and warehouses.

[01:00:41] I’m still dealing with that warehouse problem. Some of you have been asking me. So I hope today showed helped and you know, no, no pressure, but if you could back John’s project, we’re actually also partner with the on this launch, so, you know, it would help us out too. And I think it’s a great product.

[01:00:58] I got one right in my hand. I don’t like to shill or promote, but, you know, I think it’s a great one. and I got it right on my desk in front of me every day. And sometimes even throughout my day, you know, like I said in the show, I put index finger, middle finger, you know, different fingers to remember different feelings and thoughts and memories and, and everything.

[01:01:20] And the more I go into the business and life and I get older, I’m gonna be 42 in a month. So I’m getting old and I realize that it’s, it’s more about your mind and how you take things, right? It’s not really, of course you gotta take care of your body and and, and achieve things, but you also need to take care of your mind.

[01:01:43] And I think this product helps you get there and meditation in general. And just try to even just take two, three seconds when you get upset about something, about work or life or family. Just try to hold your breath, close your eyes, think for two seconds, and you’ll probably make a much better decision in those two or three seconds of.

[01:02:02] Mindfulness or, or, or meditation or, or, or pausing, right? If you make rash quick decisions, it’s when you usually wake, make the worst decisions. So that, that should be the bare minimum, you know, hopefully it got from today and in life and from maybe this show, so much going on, I got behind me, the Cross Border Summit saved a date for November.

[01:02:25] Think we forget the 16th and 17th. Here in Ang Mai, we got the, we got the spot locked in cross border Gonna go up to Japan in April, right after my birthday with Gary. Potentially a Canton Fair trip making s get set up and there’s just the, the actually Singapore in March. So just so much happening and thank you for being here with me and I’m getting a lot, I’m getting a lot of good vibes lately.

[01:02:52] I’m kind of enjoying getting things going again. Maybe weekly. Maybe weekly. This was a week since last show. But I don’t want to commit cuz that could give me some negative vibes. So maybe weekly. There’s a couple more shows we got. So we’ll keep this weekly for a bit. Thanks again.

[01:03:12] Tender Loving Care, or the Living Crystal. Take care. See you all later. Bye-bye. To get more info about running an international business, please visit our website at That’s Also, be sure to subscribe to our iTunes feed. Thanks for tuning in.

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