My Timeline Of 2017 & What I’ve Learned Along The Way

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.

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.

I could see the propaganda and the brainwashed masses more clearly than ever.

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.

Final Thoughts

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

By | 2018-05-06T17:29:58+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Life|14 Comments


  1. Nate December 14, 2017 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    What a year Brian! Can you please elaborate on what you mean when you say Facebook changed it’s algorithm? Does this mean the course we purchased is basically useless? 🙁 I remember you said you were going to kill Q4 in your last video.

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner December 14, 2017 at 3:31 AM - Reply

      Ya unfortunately facebook isn’t as good as it used to be.

      It’s definitely not useless as there’s still a lot of value in there, and I’m sure another traffic source will emerge to evolve the strategy.

  2. Michelle December 14, 2017 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    Hello Brian:

    You are saying you don’t do your AliExpress/Facebook Ads/Shopify Trifecta strategy anymore? So now you are working on Cryptocurrency?

    How can you say there is a lot of value in the system if it sounds like you’ve dumped it?

    Is it worth my time anymore to invest in setting up this strategy and paying for advertising on Facebook to eventually profit from this strategy? As a newbie, won’t I get frustrated more because I am getting worse traffic and therefore bad results? Your course may be alot cheaper and therefore not significantly affecting my finances as opposed to investing $1500 into DSL..but the reason I bought into it is because I believed you when you said you didn’t want to offer a path that wasn’t helpful or something you didn’t believe in.

    Wouldn’t you take your course off the market if you aren’t even doing it yourself anymore?

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner December 15, 2017 at 12:12 AM - Reply

      hey michelle,

      im dissapointed as well. i thought there would be at least another year of it.

      while facebook isn’t ideal anymore, like i said above, there are other traffic sources that you can substitute and test for this model.

  3. Jason December 15, 2017 at 12:40 PM - Reply

    Damn. That sucks about the AliExpress/Facebook/Spotify.
    I bought your course and went through it 4 times while at work.
    I finally was able to schedule some days off next week and I was gonna finally start implementing it.
    After I read this article yesterday, I listened to a few podcast episodes on e-commerce and Facebook and they all said that the algorithms on Facebook are actually better now for e-commerce sites.
    So maybe I should still lock myself in a room all next week and give your course a shot?

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner December 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM - Reply

      Ya man, it could’ve changed, I don’t know. I just wanted to be honest and say that I’ve moved on from it.

  4. Venus December 23, 2017 at 1:52 AM - Reply


    After reading your blog it seems that it’s not that easy to trust people online. I believed in what you’ve said about Facebook Ads and now you yourself are no longer using it. What a disappointment!

    Buying your course then is no longer helpful and you should have a Money BACK Guaranty if that’s the case. As if you’re fooling people in here!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner December 23, 2017 at 5:29 AM - Reply

      It was working well, and now it isn’t working as well.

      I’m one of the few ppl online who tell the truth. Would you rather me just lie and feed you bullshit while you waste your money?

      Even if you did want that, I’m never gonna do that. Sometimes the truth hurts.

      I’m sorry that it didn’t last as long as I thought it would. The course will be off the market eventually, as many still use it and find value in it.

  5. Nate January 7, 2018 at 1:40 PM - Reply

    So what’s your source of income these days? 🙁

  6. Collin February 1, 2018 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    Sounds like you had an eventful year Brian…as far as things changing…we have a saying here in Africa…YOU NEVER PUT YOUR FOOT IN THE SAME RIVER, TWICE….EVERYTHING IS IN A PERPETUAL STATE OF CHANGE..but the one rare Gem in your article is the fact that Honesty is a rare and precious commodity ,,,thanks for being so candid and forthright…its a vanishing character trait these days…kudos to you for that bud….and yes crypto is the next wave for sure, darn exciting don’t you think, the bankers of this world must be having sleepless nights ..Thanks and Well Wishes from us in South Africa…Regards Collin…PS; Keep up the Good work buddy …yr kookin with gas !!!

    • Loser 2 Winner
      Loser 2 Winner February 2, 2018 at 2:19 AM - Reply

      Hey Collin, thanks for the great comment.

      I totally agree, change is a constant and it’s important to always look to the future instead of the past.

      Any yes, spot on about honesty, it’s a dying trait forsure. We gotta being back some decency in the world.

  7. J.K. Diego April 7, 2018 at 3:14 AM - Reply

    Hey Brian,

    Are you still in Chiang Mai? How’s your visa situation like, are you on 6-month multiple entry visa and exit the country every 2 months?

    I actually haven’t dropped by your blog for some time but came over when I saw your location on GLL forum hahaha. 😉


  8. Jon April 19, 2018 at 5:05 AM - Reply

    Great read Brian I am actually headed out to chang mai myself this next January. One area of concern of mine though is accessible gyms. I am a competitive powerlifter and having access to a good gym is essential. Do you know of any you can recommend for me to check out? Also we should definitely meet up and talk shop once i’m out there!

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