How You Can Turn Laziness Into Accomplishment

From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to use "laziness" as fuel ------------------ I've just returned from Chiang Rai, Thailand. Chiang Rai is in the very north of Thailand, bordering on Laos and Burma. The area is known as the "Golden Triangle" and is famous for "previously" being a heavy opium producing area. I spent a lovely few days riding … [Read more...]

How to Go From ‘Skinny Fat’ to Superman


Hello friends. Let's talk about 6-pack abs and weight training, shall we? Recently I showed an old picture of myself to a lady friend and her exact words were "wow, you were small AND fat". Which was true, I was skinny and fat. We chuckled a bit but the reality was that my body was completely normal, it's only now that I'm fit that my body is … [Read more...]

Self Preservation for Smart People

From the desk of Victor Pride Writing location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia --------------------------- Fight Club is a very famous movie and book. But it is not a movie or book I take inspiration from. You could call Bold and Determined the anti-Fight Club. There's one line in the movie that goes something like this: "Self improvement is masturbation. … [Read more...]

Live or Die: Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim

Live or die, baby. Ain't no in-between. We've all got to eat a little shit every now and again, that's life, but we have a choice of how much shit we have to eat. Regular Joe eats a shit sandwich for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Winner Wolf makes a vow to never eat shit again. You go to work for someone else, you enrich someone else, you give your … [Read more...]

How to Make Side Money with a Blue Collar Business

There are a lot of folks who read Bold and Determined and who are gainfully employed and plan to stay that way. Not everyone is cut out for the cut-throat world of entrepreneurship where sometimes you don't know if you'll be eating fresh Lobster or canned Tuna for dinner. Fine, no problem. But there is no reason why the gainfully employed should not … [Read more...]

How to Stop Living Your Life in Transit

From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to quit your job as a waiter ------------------------------ What is that baloney they always say? "Life is about the journey". "Journey" means to travel from one place to another. In other words, journeying is a bunch of waiting. "It's all about the waiting" doesn't have the same cool factor as saying … [Read more...]

How to Actually Get Rich

From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: How to get rich, why retirement is a joke --------------------------- All the 'get rich' advice in the world revolves around saving your money. Here's a tough pill to swallow, but you won't get rich by saving your money. You can't get rich by going without Starbuck's coffees. The only way you will ever get rich … [Read more...]

How to Live Well


The Monday Morning Letter by Victor Pride Writing Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, the Philippines Subj: How to get rid of imaginary limits ----------------------- I recently met a rich lady at a private airport in the Philippines. A nice lady. We were waiting for our airplane, which in the Philippines always seem to run late, so we chit chatted … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being a No-Getter and Start Being a Go-Getter

From the desk of Victor Pride Location: Palawan, the Philippines ------------------------ I recently read an article that said 70% of the American workers were "checked out" during their working day. 7 out of every 10 American workers actively hate their job and inactively spend their working day zoned out. Joe Average may think to himself "wow, how … [Read more...]

Working Smart for Fun and Profit

From the desk of Victor Pride Date: Monday morning, July 1st time to get busy, time to get smart Subj: Working hard vs. working smart --------------------------- Hard work is for suckers. I said it and you read it. I don't work hard, I work smart and I work only for benefit. Listen here, I've structured my life in such a way that I never … [Read more...]