This week is very significant for me in my blogging/ internet marketing career. It is my first time to teach in the Internet Marketing elective in the AIM MBA class and the first day of Maven Secrets.

Here are the 3 Things I learned on My First Day in AIM:

1. I’m now a professor
I felt old at the same time honored. The label of  “professor” or “guru”, I think needs to be earned and since I’m just starting, I’m here to prove that I’m worthy of the title. I like to be Professor X of the X-Men who nurture young people to enhance their  natural capabilities.  (Not the stereotyped image of an old power tripping professor)

2. I’m living the 4-hours work week? 
Ever since I read the book, “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris, I believe subconsciously I was aspiring for his kind of lifestyle.  He was a “popular guest lecturer in Princeton University where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change” (see about Tim Ferris ). Now, I’m an adjunct professor in Asian Institute of Management empowering people with the right mindsets to win in the Internet so that they can live an awesome life in the Philippines. I’m still far from the 4-hours work week but at least I have 3-day weekends every single week 🙂

3. I felt I’m back working for a multinational company again.
Aside from the obvious different nationalities around the campus dominated by Indians, you can feel the air of Excellence and Leadership along the halls of AIM. You can smell the sense of pride and the I-can-conquer-the-world feeling. With its heritage of being the Best Management School in Asia, the environment is energizing and challenging for you to exceed your best. Just like the environment we had in P&G before with less than 25% of the stress levels…

I feel whole now because one of the things that I miss in P&G is coaching young people. In fact, I was awarded with a Regional IT Coach of the Year award before I left. I cherish that award until today.

So now, I can truly say — I love to eat, travel, and coach.

Live an Awesome Life,  

Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2009. 

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