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Walt Goodridge - Jamaican in China, Passionpreneur Coach

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Walt Goodridge - Jamaican in China, Passionpreneur Coach

Postby Winston » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:57 am

Check this out.

I'm corresponding with this Jamaican guy named Walt Goodridge. He is an online entrepreneur, traveler, freethinker and freedom junkie like me. He is also a self-help motivation coach who teaches people how to turn their passion into profit - hence he coined the phrase "Passionpreneur". That's just what we need here, since many of us are looking for a way of making a living overseas and becoming free of the system. See his website and books at:

http://www.waltgoodridge.com
http://www.passionprofit.com

Read about his escape from America:

http://www.passionprofit.com/escape/

Here is his exciting blog about his travels in China.

http://blogs.jamaicans.com/jamaicaninch ... no-idea-2/

Some pics from the blog:

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Here is a PDF you can download that chronicles his experience in China, with pictures and travelogues.

http://www.jamaicaninchina.com/download ... nchina.pdf

When I asked him if he experienced any racism in China, here was his reply:

1. It's true that the most helpful people I met during my time
in China (finding me cheap hotels, giving me
directions, recommending vegan restaurants) were couchsurfers,
I specifically chose those people for their helpfulness and
and resources. However, I'm sure there are couchsurfing girls who are just
as interested in meeting someone as guys are, and
at the very least, they can help you meet other girls
who may be interested. It's been my experience, especially
as an obvious foreigner, that being seen walking around town
with a Chinese girl (or guy) makes me even more approachable
by other girls. I wouldn't rule it out as an indirect source of
dating contacts.

2. As I mentioned in my Traveling While Black essay, I'm sure
there is racism against Blacks. However, I didn't experience any.
If we assume there are 100 people in a room, say 50 of them will
be fascinated and love to get to know a Black person, and 50 will not because
of racism.

The fact is, I'll never meet that other 50% because I'm too busy
having fun with the 50% who are smiling at me, telling me they
like my big eyes, giving me their QQ numbers,
telling me they think my skin is sexy, asking to be my friend,
following me around town, reaching out to touch me and
pull me to sit next to them on the bus, squealing in delight
upon seeing me and blushing and giggling when I talk
to them. (Winston, I haven't told you the half of it!)
Trust me, you have no idea!
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Postby Winston » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 am

Check out these pics from Walt's blog where he goes to Hainan. It definitely looks like the Chinese women that he met are very approachable and relaxed, as well as the Russian women that he met in China too!

http://blogs.jamaicans.com/jamaicaninchina/tag/hainan/

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This hostel in China looks nice and clean.

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The rooms for rent there look nice too.

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Postby Winston » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:15 am

Hey check this out. Walt Goodridge also makes a living from online passive income that allows him to travel the world, by selling his scores of amazing ebooks and books online. He seems like a very interesting guy with a lot of passion, freedom and zest for life.

Here is his book catalogue from his website:

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/books-websites/

His list of books on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Walt-FJ-Goodridge/e/B001JRXNXY

Two of his titles you guys might find relevant to your aims are "Turn Your Passion into Profit" and "Living True to Yourself":

Here is his self-description and websites:

"Once upon a time, there was a Jamaican civil engineer living in New York who hated his job, followed his passion, started a sideline business publishing his own books, made enough money to quit his job, escaped the rat race, ran off to a tropical island in the South Pacific, and started a tourism business so he could give tours of the island to pretty girls every day....and live a nomadpreneur's dream life."

Walt's philosophy is: FREEDOM IS ACHIEVABLE!
Freedom to Profit!
Freedom to Escape!
Freedom to be Ageless!
DISCOVER HOW! at http://www.waltgoodridge.com

Follow Walt's nomadpreneur adventure at his award-nominated blog:
http://www.jamaicaninchina.com
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Postby Winston » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:14 pm

I've just added some of Walt's books to my ebooks page. Check it out.

http://www.happierabroad.com/ebooks.php#Walt

I got a copy of his book "Turn Your Passion into Profit" and wow, it is VERY GOOD! I was really impressed. I'd strongly recommend you all get a copy. You can get it in paperback, ebook, kindle or nook here:

http://www.passionprofit.com

Not surprisingly, there are a lot of raving reviews for it on Amazon.com. Check them out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Your-Passion ... t_ep_dpt_5

His other title "Living True to Yourself" is awesome as well.

Check out his interesting autobiography here.

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/bio/


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Postby Winston » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:10 pm

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Wow check this out. It turns out this Walt guy more amazing than I thought. I've been reading more about him. It turns out he's written 20 books, many articles, runs a dozen profitable websites, conducts coaching seminars, been featured in many articles and magazines (including Time), and been interviewed by radio shows. Wow, how can one man do all that? That's very impressive. This is a guy that you can learn a lot from.

He and I have a lot in common. We are both online entrepreneurs, freethinkers, freedom junkies, and vegetarians. He is definitely a kindred spirit. I ought to try to travel around China with him next time he goes. He and I could be an Asian and Black passionpreneur duo, like Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in "Rush Hour". lol

Check out his articles and you will see how bright and innovative he is, as well as highly passionate, genuine and intelligent.

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/archive/

Listen to his interviews here:

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/interviews/

List of news articles about him:

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/in-the-news/

If you Google him, you will find a lot of third party sources praising him and his accomplishments, some of which contain interviews with him - all of which give him a lot of credibility. Some examples:

Time Magazine:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 95,00.html

Senate Resolution on Saipan Island congratulates Walt Goodridge for his accomplishments and contributions to society:
http://www.destinationsaipan.com/discov ... lution.pdf

http://www.discoversaipan.com/walt.html

http://monique-mckenzie.suite101.com/tu ... it-a105528

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... n15632340/

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/walt_goodridge.html

http://www.task.fm/Walt-Goodridge

http://aalbc.com/authors/walt.htm

http://www.einfonews.com/profiles/waltgood.htm

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author. ... horid=8107

http://blog.chinatravel.net/china-trave ... dream.html

What an impressive guy huh? Like I said, this is a guy you can learn a lot from.

Here are some photos of him when he was young. You can see the look of intelligence and ingenuity on his face.

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Here is his interview posted on YouTube. He sounds so knowledgeable, passionate, aware and authentic. It's amazing. People like this are rare and one of a kind.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AR_CoVtajo[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCFfRsb7PLc[/youtube]
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Postby Winston » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:26 am

Wow check this out. Walt Goodridge has been featured in Time magazine before! He showed me these links.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 95,00.html

Here is a Senate Resolution on Saipan Island which congratulated him for his accomplishments and contributions to their island society:

http://www.destinationsaipan.com/discov ... lution.pdf
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Postby xiongmao » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Yeah his websites are interesting.

About those photos you've posted above, you're not serious about them being in China are you? Wow, I've never seen such clean hotel rooms in China - usually the wallpaper is peeling or the furniture is 150 years old and there are unexplained stains on the carpet!
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Postby Winston » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:51 am

xiongmao wrote:Yeah his websites are interesting.

About those photos you've posted above, you're not serious about them being in China are you? Wow, I've never seen such clean hotel rooms in China - usually the wallpaper is peeling or the furniture is 150 years old and there are unexplained stains on the carpet!


Well China is a big diverse place. I guess it depends on where you are. lol But yeah, all those photos are from his trip to China.

Besides his websites, his interviews are also interesting and inspiring.

Here is another interview he showed me on KY Radio. It's very inspiring and full of conviction. He sounds like a natural born leader in it.

http://www.passionprofit.com/audio/kyshow2011.mp3
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Postby The Arab » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:26 am

I don't think someone that stays in $20/day hostels in China is "successful."
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Postby DigitalNomad » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:32 am

Just another guy running around the world....
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Postby Winston » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:56 pm

The Arab wrote:I don't think someone that stays in $20/day hostels in China is "successful."


Now that's a pretty shallow statement. Why do you think that successful people must be in nice hotels and luxuries? What is your definition of success? The true definition of success is lively freely and doing what you want and what you love - following your passion so to speak.

Walt is doing just that. He is financially independent, doing what he loves, does not have to go to a 9 to 5 job like he did when he was an engineer, travels, and has more freedom than most people do. What could be more successful than that? Would you rather be a 9 to 5 slave and live a stressful life, with no time for enjoyment, just to have a good salary?

You aren't looking at the big picture. Why do you like to bring other people down with cheap shots like that?

Besides, the hostel he stayed in looked nice, clean and comfortable. Isn't that all that matters? There's nothing wrong with living simply and frugally, especially if you have freedom. Not everyone likes to waste money. Also, in hostels you can meet people too. They are usually an inclusive atmosphere. You can form friendships, find traveling companions, and sometimes find dates there to. I've met some of the most intellectual people in hostels that I've ever met.

Bottom line is that he's happy, passionate, free, and helps and inspires others. To me, that is the measure of success.
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Postby Winston » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:19 pm

DigitalNomad wrote:Just another guy running around the world....


He's not just another guy. Random guys running around the world do not usually have the credentials he does. They are not featured in Time magazine like Walt was. See here:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 95,00.html

They do not write 20 books and operate a dozen profitable websites and coin unique terms such as "Passionpreneur". It takes a special person with a drive for innovation and ingenuity to do things like that.

Also, random guys running around do not get commended by Senates for their accomplishments and contributions, such as Walt has. See here:

http://www.destinationsaipan.com/discov ... lution.pdf

Listen to his interviews and you will see how passionate, innovative, and a natural born leader he is.

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/interviews/

Read about his escape from America:

http://www.passionprofit.com/escape/

See testimonials from all the people he's helped:

http://www.waltgoodridge.com/testimonials/
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Postby xiongmao » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:59 pm

Winston - I think we covered this in our discussions about Pat from Smart Passive Income.

Pat makes $$$$ online yet wears an old t shirt. Well he's the same as me - I earn around $80K a year but my sweaters have holes in. And one of the Chinese women I dated had a fake designer handbag and pretty average clothes. Yet she makes more than 10x more than me.

Amongst my friends the only ones who like designer gear are those with huge credit card debts. I'd rather save the money and retire 20 years earlier than them, or spend the money on my kids (like Pat does).

Anyway, those hostels look better than the so-called business hotels I've stayed in while in China!
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Postby Winston » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:28 pm

xiongmao wrote:Winston - I think we covered this in our discussions about Pat from Smart Passive Income.

Pat makes $$$$ online yet wears an old t shirt. Well he's the same as me - I earn around $80K a year but my sweaters have holes in. And one of the Chinese women I dated had a fake designer handbag and pretty average clothes. Yet she makes more than 10x more than me.

Amongst my friends the only ones who like designer gear are those with huge credit card debts. I'd rather save the money and retire 20 years earlier than them, or spend the money on my kids (like Pat does).

Anyway, those hostels look better than the so-called business hotels I've stayed in while in China!


Yeah but you missed my point again. I don't give a shit what you wear at home and in your own life. No one does. But if you go to a job interview, or do a TV/video interview about your business, you are supposed to dress nice and look professional at least. You don't have to be in a suit and tie - just an upscale dress shirt and nice slacks will do. Even David Icke, who is totally against the system of course, dresses like that in his public lectures. (see below)

Be realistic. This has nothing to do with being shallow. If you are promoting a business, you should look professional, not with a cheap t-shirt like a slob. Otherwise, people don't take you seriously if you don't even take the time to look professional. That's the real world. It's common sense too. Why are you debating something so obvious? Why is that so hard for you to understand?

If you invested a ton of money into a TV show or video about your business, would you let the interviewer of your show wear a cheap t-shirt? Or would you make sure he looks presentable and professional? Wouldn't you want to keep your ratings and sales up? If so, you'd want the latter. This is a no brainer. Why do you debate it? Would people take CNN seriously if all their news anchors dressed in cheap t-shirts? Nevermind what their bosses say. Even if their bosses didn't care, the news anchors will still dress professional, because they want to be seen as professionals. If you owned a car dealership, would you let your salespeople wear cheap t-shirts? Even if you did, they wouldn't, because they want to be taken seriously by their customers and clients.

If you are a computer programmer sitting in an office, your boss will not care what you wear, because you are not seen by customers or the public. But if you are in a public position where you are seen by clients and customers, then of course you have to look professional to be taken seriously. This is common sense. I don't understand why you have trouble understanding this. Your high school teacher should have explained this to you.

Even David Icke, who is against the system and authority, will wear a dress shirt in his public lectures at least, to look presentable. It's just basic etiquette. See this photo of him below at his lecture.

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He is not a conformist in any way of course. But if his fans came all the way to see him and paid money, he at least has to look presentable to them. It's basic respect, courtesy and etiquette. Do you understand? Your high school teacher should have explained this to you. I don't know why I have to.

Hypothetical question: If Bill Gates invited you to his office to talk to you about a business deal which could profit you greatly, and even paid for your flight to visit him, would you show up in a cheap t-shirt?
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Postby Winston » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi all,
I just took Walt Goodridge's revealing free personality test here:

http://www.passionprofit.com/itest.html

Here is my result and personality type:

http://www.passionprofit.com/iinformer.html

Informer Personality Type
Results:
Personality type: "Informer"
Purpose: "GURU"
(Comparable Enneagram Types 1 and 5.)

What It Means to be an Informer:
According to the test results, you have a high degree of "Informer" in your personality/behavior type. Here are some insights into the patterns and personality of The Informer.

The Informer's Prime Directive
Recognizing the Informer
What moves the Informer to action
How the Informer Inspires others
How to be a better Informer
Where Informers Find Passion
Can An Informer Turn Passion Into Profit?
Informers in Love

The Informer's Prime Directive:
Informers are inspired by information, understanding, ideas, facts, data and knowledge.

Recognizing the Informer
Informers are conservative in both nature and dress and tend to be conformists. They tend to pride themselves on their intelligence and are quite analytical in their approach to life, people and situations. They have little tolerance for people who are ignorant or ill-informed. They value being right over being popular.

What Moves The Informer To Action
To inspire an Informer, use words like "smart", "information", "facts", "documentation", "proven", "absolute certainty", and "intelligence." If you're speaking to an informer, you've got to be certain of what you're saying from a factual standpoint and accurate in your statement of figures and statistics. Informers respect and are inspired by intelligence in others.

To get an Informer to take action in the face of fear, reframe the necessary action as one that will lead to information, knowledge or certainty.

How Informers Inspire Others
Informers project and image of being calm, collected and in absolute control. Many people see strength in the Inspirer's ability to stay emotionally detached others around are losing their heads. Informers are confident when they speak since they rarely speak on matters on which they are uncertain. They are usually well-spoken and inspire others with their eloquence and command of the language. When an Inspirer gets involved in a business venture or an organization, they are the ones who know exactly what's going on at all times. They are the ones who others come to for information and insight.

How to Be A Better Informer
Informers, however, can tend to be aloof, detached and intellectual rather than intuitive in their approach to life. They tend to be extremely task oriented individuals who put the project ahead of the people. Therefore, Informers need to get in touch with their feelings, and the feelings of others if they are to grow and be successful. They need to be more people-oriented in their interactions and embrace confrontation (which they often see as conflict) as a means to achieve understanding and growth in relationships.

Where Informers Find Passion
Informers do better in professions and positions which reward knowledge, detail and accuracy. Informers make great accountants, engineers, computer programmers, bankers and statisticians. They tend not to do well in jobs or businesses which require people skills. However, because anything one does can be improved by knowing how to relate to others, Inspirers can succeed in any profession if they develop their interpersonal skills. Informers think in terms of the value of information. The information, order, analysis, perfection and attention to detail that characterizes them can itself be of value to others who seek these qualities in their own lives. The Informer's passion can offer ways for people to add knowledge and order to their lives.

Can Informers Turn Passion Into Profit?
If you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and willing to do what it takes to achieve a balance in your life, it is ultimately possible for any of the personality types to turn passion into profit.

Because they tend to value process more than people, and tend to be more task-oriented than relationship-oriented, informers may miss out on the profit and success that comes from being more intuitive in their approach to success, and in reaching out to others as valued contributors. The key to real success for you as an Informer while on the journey from passion to profit will be to "remember that your good comes through people, value your intuition and remember people won't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." (Take a tip from Walt's Friday Inspiration #167: "Still Keeping Score")

Informers in Love
In love, just as in business, Informers tend to be attracted to Exciters because they express the fun side, spontaneity and freedom that Informers have always wanted to feel. However, while there may be an attraction, the Informer is often frustrated by the Exciter's often chronic lateness, inaccuracy, and nonchalant attitude towards life. Informers get along well with Supporters since they both take life at a slower pace.

Creator, Savior, Guru or Guide?
There's a good chance you might be a GURU.See the "Purpose" chapter for more details. If you scored highly in another Passion-Seeker type, find out more about that type below.

Competitor
Supporter
Exciter
Informer


What do you all think? Is that pretty accurate about me?

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