It’s been a pretty crazy year to say the least.
I’ve learned more about the world in 2017 than all my previous years combined. I’ve had some really great highs, and some equally bad lows.
In this post I just want to recap everything that has happened this year, and then give my thoughts on what I’ve learned from it all.
Let’s get it started.
Table of Contents
- 1 My Year in Review
- 1.1 Moved To Thailand – November, 2016
- 1.2 Met My Girlfriend – December, 2016
- 1.3 Tied Up Loose Ends – January, 2017
- 1.4 Aliexpress Dropshipping – February – April, 2017
- 1.5 Trip To The USSA – May, 2017
- 1.6 Back To Chiang Mai – June, 2017
- 1.7 Infection & Depression – July, 2017
- 1.8 Trip To The Philippines – August, 2017
- 1.10 Launched My Aliexpress Course – September, 2017
- 1.11 Malaysia, More Depression – October, 2017
- 1.12 Crypto Bug – November, 2017
- 2 Final Thoughts
My Year in Review
Moved To Thailand – November, 2016
In November 2016, I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. This first month was awesome as it was so cool experience another way of life other than totalitarian USSA.
I spent this month meeting a bunch of new people, going out a lot, and experiencing Thai culture.
I was having a great time, and I knew that Thailand was already my new home.
What I Learned: You will see things a lot differently when you live in a foreign culture.
Met My Girlfriend – December, 2016
Then in December, I met my current girlfriend who I’ve been with for a year now. I was sick of meaningless hookups and was looking for something more serious.
I didn’t expect to find the right girl so fast, but luckily I did, and she’s made me very happy.
We spent the month getting to know each-other and going on a bunch of fun dates.
What I Learned: Hookups suck. Real relationships are the way to go.
Tied Up Loose Ends – January, 2017
January was an interesting month, as I sold my shitty DSL store and exposed the digital nomad scam.
It was pretty disgusting what some people were doing to others, and I was shocked that no-one had spoken out about the scam yet. Therefore, I made some YouTube videos talking about the unfortunate truth.
Now Chiang Mai is in a much better place, and most people have learned about certain sketchy people and business tactics.
What I Learned: There are a lot of sick people in this world that will take advantage of others.
Aliexpress Dropshipping – February – April, 2017
During those previous few months, I learned about Aliexpress Dropshipping. I met some guys doing really well with it, and I knew that I wanted to get in on the action.
So during February through April, I locked myself in my room to figure it all out. After a bunch of hard work, I found success and made some decent money for the first time in my life.
Also, in Mid-April, I crashed my motorbike which made me unable to walk for a few weeks.
What I Learned: Hard work pays off, you learn best from your own experience.
Trip To The USSA – May, 2017
Then in May I went back to the US to visit my Dad. I was amazed at the culture shock that I got from going back into the country.
With my downtime, I started to discover the cryptocurrency explosion and research what it was all about. I could see that this technology was going to change the world, and started getting verified on exchanges to get into the game.
What I Learned: Everything is an illusion, most people are pawns in an evil game.
Back To Chiang Mai – June, 2017
In June, I got back to Chiang Mai, and immediately got a new year long visa and went to Laos to activate it.
Once everything was all taken care of, I started buying crypto and learning more about it all.
I also started learning the real version of history and delving into conspiracies.
What I Learned: Conspiracies are true, most of what you’ve been taught is a lie.
Infection & Depression – July, 2017
Then July came along, and I got a very strange infection. The hospital I went to misdiagnosed my condition, and gave me the wrong medicine which I had an extremely adverse reaction to.
The adverse reaction didn’t go away, and I was a complete mess. My whole body was acting differently and I thought it was going to last forever. I was very depressed.
Finally, towards the end of the month, the side effects wore off, and I was able to function again.
What I Learned: Doctors are the worst. Never trust anyone else with your health.
Trip To The Philippines – August, 2017
Now that the side effects wore off from the misdiagnosis, I still had to cure the original infection.
I did some research online, and found a specialist in the Philippines who looked like he could fix my problem.
So I went to Manila, and a week later, my strange infection was cured.
What I Learned: Pay for the best. PS: I hated the Philippines
Launched My Aliexpress Course – September, 2017
Then in September, after getting a ton of requests teach people on how to dropship from Aliexpress, I decided that I would release a course to show my exact method.
Unfortunately shortly after releasing it, Facebook changed it’s algorithm giving ecommerce stores a lot worse quality traffic than before.
The method is still possible, but it’s now extremely difficult, and I no longer do it anymore.
What I Learned: Things change very quickly. It’s best to move on immediately instead of dwelling on the past.
Malaysia, More Depression – October, 2017
October brought more depression, as I didn’t know what to do next with my life.
To top things off, I found out that I fucked up my visa when I went to the Philippines, as I forgot to get a re-entry permit.
So I had to do the process all over again. Instead of going back to Laos, I decided to take a little trip with my girlfriend to Penang and activate my visa there.
What I Learned: I need to always be working on multiple project, or I am not fulfilled.
Crypto Bug – November, 2017
When we arrived back in Chiang Mai, I randomly met a developer who is now a good friend of mine as we are working on a crypto project together.
Before this point, I wasn’t too active with crypto, but now, I officially got the bug.
I am now dedicating my time into figuring out how the blockchain can take down the fraudulent government and central banks.
What I Learned: Crypto is too big and important to just passively invest. It’s time to make big moves.
Well there you have it. That’s my year in review.
Another thing I’d like to mention is that money and greed is extremely corruptive. I experienced it’s power during the middle of the year, and it’s no joke.
Luckily, I quickly pulled myself out of it before it got out of hand, but I can see how other people let greed control them and take over their life.
With everything I’ve learned and been through this year, it really made me think how much easier life was as a kid. I think we all take it for granted, as real life is one hell of a ride.
Anyway, I’ll be back in January with more crypto/freedom related posts.
Happy holidays, and let me know how your year went in the comments section below.
Best – Brian