Stop pissing and moaning about your English and just get on with it

Another 2k spent on flights.

Yay…?

In June I’m off to Dublin for a few days, then Cork and finally London for my Small Talk Superhero event.

Just over two weeks in total…

And honestly?

It’s going to cost a fortune.

Just the flight cost me 2k, then there’s two weeks of hotels to take into account, not to mention the cost of the venue for STS and if I get someone to come in and help me record the show, it’ll cost even more.

But here’s the thing…

Pissing and moaning about the cost is useless.

This is the same for English.

I once knew someone who did business with Americans and constantly complained about the fact they spoke English as a first language, and he didn’t.

“It’s not fair”, he’d moan.

And no, I guess not.

But the world isn’t fair. And importantly, there’s nothing he could do about it other than (1) improve his English or (2) quit his job.

Pissing and moaning doesn’t help anyone.

Best,
Julian

P.S. If you struggle with confidence in English, do yourself a favour and read my best-selling Kindle book, Fearless Fluency — it’s here.

 

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Julian Northbrook

Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.

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