Social Confoes 028 – Ask Me Anything: Diego
Jean-luc and Diego have a midyear check-in on the state of #SocialCoTonight, we are doing #SocialConfoes a little differently. Diego Ameerali is doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything), so if you have any questions on creative design, studying abroad, mining #Ethereum, investing in #Veefriends, or something personal instead, this is your chance!
- 0:00 – Introduction with fictional characters
- 4:15 – One concept for a positive impact on humanity
- 10:56 – Which online platforms does Diego actively use?
- 12:39 – Earning money online in Suriname
- 16:12 – Recommendation for people that are ready for financial independence?
- 18:32 – Things you want to do but haven’t done?
- 20:08 – If you could turn back time, would you?
- 22:06 – Podcasting experiences on Social Confoes
- 30:08 – How do you get guests on podcasts?
- 32:47 – Making the switch from other platforms to podcasting
- 38:26 – Stories that people wouldn’t believe?
- 43:14 – How do you develop the skill to not complain?
- 45:12 – Where do you get the drive to keep going?
- 54:36 – What hidden talents do you have?
- 55:46 – First mobile phone and how often do you switch?
- 1:02:44 – Biggest success and failures
- 1:05:33 – What are your values?
- 1:08:15 – Closing off
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Jean-luc: [00:00:15] Hello. Good evening. I’m taking the intro for today. Good evening. Good morning. Good afternoon. Wherever you are. And welcome to brand new edition of Social Confoes Diego, how are you doing today?
Diego: [00:00:51] I’m doing good. You sound a bit different today?
Jean-luc: [00:00:54] I’m using a different audio. Is it? Is the audio quality good enough?
Or should I switch?
Diego: [00:00:58] It’s workable, but the other one was better.
Jean-luc: [00:01:01] Yeah, it’s true. Now I’m actually on a different headset due to the fact that I was watching the game a little bit earlier. So Diego, what are we going to do?
Diego: [00:01:13] Well, as mentioned last week, we are going to do an ask me anything. And do they be apparently I’m the subject for today? So we’ll have, we’ll throw you under the bus next week without further ado. Since the last episode, I’ve basically shared several posts on different social media platforms, LinkedIn and Facebook on some stories. And we got some questions in, from different people. So I’ve compiled them for you so you can go through them, the mix them up, however you want, and let’s just get into this.
Jean-luc: [00:01:49] Okay. So there are, there are a lot of questions, a lot of questions. And I’m going to start out a little bit easy. what fictional character do you relate to most and why?
Diego: [00:02:01] If it comes down to fictional characters, you can probably break the pre-cut down in the different categories. But if it comes down to relate to, yeah, that that’s a bit of a tough one, but if we’re going comics, I really like Wolverine the Marvel comics in the sense of yeah, he, he doesn’t, he just does his own thing.
And there, just to bring it into perspective, why Wolverine aside, that is a, you know, Mutant individual regenerated powers. And, you know, he’s, it’s just raw strength Wolverine and. I’m going to bring it a step further with, if you’re talking about animals, I relate most with the wolves.
Jean-luc: [00:02:55] Okay. Now it makes sense. Now it makes sense. So you’re already at most with, okay. So do you have the, the tree wolf shirt? Do you know the story about it so will share?
Diego: [00:03:04] I did not enlightened me.
Jean-luc: [00:03:05] So, so anybody that’s never heard about this story about the tree will share.
If you go on the Amazon to Amazon and you type in tree wolf shirts, you will go, you’ll get a shirt with three wolves on it. And the reviews for that shirt are just amazing. It’s the coolest reviews you’ll ever see, but other shirts. So it’s kind of an old, that’ll give it, but I do want to jump in and do over three questions. So first of all, are you more a bore for Marvel or DC?
Diego: [00:03:33] I think that’s most of the viewers should already notice Marvel hands down.
Jean-luc: [00:03:37] So you’re more of a Marvel person, so well, that’s jumping into the subject of NFTs. So what specific Marvel moment would you like to have an NFT from?
Diego: [00:03:48] Marvel moment, probably the, the epic scenes was in a end game when all the portals opened and everyone showed up.
But if they’re more like underrated The smaller movies. I thoroughly enjoyed Deadpool. So basically any moment within that pool where he pulls out the lame jokes and sort of sarcasm, I would the NFT enabler of those.
Jean-luc: [00:04:15] Okay. Okay. So you would have a prayer, large NFT Marvel NFT collection, I guess. Okay. let’s jump into one of the things about teaching. If you could teach everyone in the world, one concept, what concept would have the biggest positive impact on humanity while we’re jumping in with big questions already? So let me re let me really like question. If you could teach everyone in the world, one concept, what concept would have the biggest positive impact on humanity?
Diego: [00:04:47] I thought I’d had to think about this one longer, but. First thing that comes to mind is first principles thinking as in have you heard of it first principles thinking
Jean-luc: [00:05:00] please, please elaborate.
Diego: [00:05:02] It’s basically yeah, or way of thinking, and I didn’t really know it had like a name, a specific name or how people categorize it, but it’s recently been very popularized by Elon Musk is one of the prime examples of using first principles thinking Naval Ravikant as well. And what it comes down to as you break down concepts, ideas problems into the most fundamental aspects that you can break it down anymore. And then you kind of reconstruct those fundamental elements into either a solution or a frame of reference that you can use to solve any problem.
uh, the common example with Elon Musk is how he kind of approached a space X on how he built the affordable rockets. If you break down the rocket into its component parts, it’s very cheap components, relatively cheap components, and you put them together again in an affordable way. You have the same solution with in a more efficient and less wasteful approach.
Jean-luc: [00:06:06] So how would you apply this in daily life? Do you have like a more like instead of a space example uh, Reggie really likes the first principle thinking as well. So he believes that’s a great one, but for you, like how can we first principle thinking, because you’re, you’re coming up with Naval and Elon two people who many people look up to, but how can you apply first principle thinking to like more personal
Diego: [00:06:33] let’s look at it from a personal approach. Everyone has to do your, you know, personal finance, budgeting and understanding. Basically, surviving in a local community, whatever, if you break that down into understanding how the economy works and bring those ideas back to the time when you had barter trade and everything, and actually understand what trading is, what money is, you’re still in realize that it’s just a medium.
And if you break that down into very, very fundamental components, you would be able to save more find a way on in how to, you know, make that money work for you, for example. And that’s kind of my approach to that. If you look at where my fascination with personal finance come into play, but even in business we’ve talked a lot about business entrepreneurship with several guests marketing as well. ly first principles to marketing. And business, for example you look at what, what really speaks to people and maybe it’s very derivative of first principle thinking it doesn’t go quite to the root, but if you ask several questions on why would someone buy, why should you post so many times on social media?
Why does it work the algorithm as well? If you think to the level of the algorithm, for example, you quickly understand like, okay, it doesn’t make sense to post on Facebook, but to move on to LinkedIn and post twice, twice a day or three times a day. But that can go even further in doing business.
Do you even need to post on social media? Cause then the question becomes, you know, do you need business? You just need another partner to agree or another party to agree to the supply you provide and what they want. That’s the core concept, supply and demand. that’s one of first principle concept I can think of that applies to a lot of things, as simple as supply and demand.
Jean-luc: [00:08:36] But now I want to do a follow up question. You’ve seen social dilemma.
Diego: [00:08:40] I have.
Jean-luc: [00:08:41] Okay. So, so in social dilemma they talk about like kind of how like they need you to remain active on the planet. And it’s even worse that if you don’t interact with people for quite some time, either they’re gonna ask you to interact.
Are they going to punish you for being inactive? especially for companies that they’re, if they are not consistent, if they don’t consistently post, they kind of see their engagement lower down. And I am thinking from a first spring principal perspective, you raise the question. Should you need social media for your company where I would, of course say from a marketing perspective.
Yes, you need, but, but do you really need it? Could you survive as a company without social media, without you being on social media?
Diego: [00:09:27] so it depends. I I’d say I’m going to give a. Diplomatic answer on this. I wouldn’t say it’s a hundred percent necessary, but it depends on what you want to do. Where, and in what brand short, if you are in a remotely, in anything online, then yes, a social media presence would help, but there are still like solutions companies that can do a lot of offline work in like smaller local communities.
Look at how we did business like a hundred years ago, even maybe 30 years ago without the internet. The internet is just an added layer for extra reach more input, but I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a necessity. Depending on how much you want to grow. Maybe you just want to make enough and live somewhere in the woods, disconnected from everything and enjoy, you know, fishing your own things.
But if you’re talking about modern day business, then I’d say it’s useful to look at the social media platforms and, you know, always adapt. But I would discard Facebook for now and look at the next evolution of the internet. So we were talking about internet is probably going to have follow up questions on that.
But if you look at internet 1.0, this was around 2000 yet internet 2.0 with social media coming up around 2010. And now we’re 10 years later and people are already talking about web 3.0. So probably if some questions around that.
Jean-luc: [00:10:56] Okay. Okay. So, so I’m going to do a connecting question for that. Joseph agree, certain sectors do not need internet. And Anil is just a giant fan as well. So. Let’s do a connecting question. Which online platforms do you actively use? We’re not just talking social media, but like what, where, where are you most active and maybe share a little bit why as well.
Diego: [00:11:16] So if you’re talking about consumption, it’s a lot of YouTube, a lot of YouTube and recently Twitch as well. And if you’re talking about like posting, like sharing stuff. Yeah. YouTube, it’s more like an archive now, but I’ve been building this, you know, little habit on Instagram trying to post like every Monday and Thursday and building that over. And the plan with that is to eventually transition to LinkedIn. I I’ve been using Facebook for, you know, Social compost since we started, but basically my whole Facebook feed now is just Social Confoes, but I’m planning to migrate from the Facebook platform like Facebook, Instagram to more LinkedIn and more, very targeted oriented. I’ve been slacking on hive.
Jean-luc: [00:12:11] So Diego, why is this not being broadcasted on your Facebook? I think we didn’t do it because the software we were using, we were limited at a point of time, but now we’re not limited anymore, but we never expanded to other channels.
Diego: [00:12:26] That was it. We had max, before we upgraded the account, we had max three accounts that we could connect and we pick the three accounts that would have the most potential reach at that time. Yeah. No. Is it
Jean-luc: [00:12:39] so that’s interesting. Okay. So let’s, let’s do connecting question to where we’re going with that. How feasible is earning money online for the standard Surinamese. Uh, You can’t receive via PayPal for instance. So like, what would you recommend if they’re like people in certain I’m wanting to earn online?
Diego: [00:12:57] Yeah, we definitely touched on this very, very early on with episode two of Rachim and he gave some solutions, but from my personal variance and personal approach, I’d say it is feasible.
it’s actually easier now than when I started looking into it uh, there’s platforms like you know, a Wise and Payoneer which are the most prominent one, a lot of people use Payoneer. And my personal recommendation would be wise previously TransferWise, but keep in mind the intention that you shouldn’t expect to get that money in your bank account directly.
It is a way to receive money, but that is where there’s still a barrier, I think. And I wouldn’t necessarily call it a barrier. A change of mindset is necessary on how to utilize it as in have it there to actually use it for online stuff. But not necessarily if that’s your only source of income and you need it here, obviously Payoneer has the option to use their, their debit card to get money from it.
But there are options and the most prominent ones are Payoneer and TransferWise wise, which is, which are they call it now. And I see a comment from Joseph, can it then be cashed out? And this is exactly what I mean, this is the mindset you need to change.
Jean-luc: [00:14:20] Explain, explain what the mindset changes that we need to make when we consider making money online.
Diego: [00:14:26] the first time I don’t think I was at the first time, but one. I actually, I remember this feeling and when it actually happened, I shot a few years ago, stock footage, videos, and posts published it on this stock video platform. Right. And yeah, for four years, I think one or one and a half years, nothing happened.
And out of the blue, I did have PayPal back then. And I had connected in a way. I connected my PayPal to that platform. So I suddenly got an email like you’ve received 32 or $33 in your PayPal account. And I was like, whoa, wait, what, where did this even come from? And what, what, what it was someone actually purchased.
I like a ten second clip of a campfire. That I published for $50 and of course the platform exam fees, then you get the rest. And that was deposited in my PayPal account. So with that, I mean the mindset you need to change. Yes, you have it there in your account. You can use PayPal for other stuff. So you use that directly from that wallet or that platform to purchase our subscribed, the other stuff. And not necessarily that you need it here at cash
Jean-luc: [00:15:48] okay, then you get how you got into the investment principle, meaning like, okay, you’re going to invest the money and you’re not like gonna spend it straight away. You’re actually going to find a way to make it become worth more over time.
Diego: [00:16:01] Well, in that sense, it was, you know, maybe pay for a Netflix subscription or maybe pay for something on Amazon that you saw.
But yeah, we can go into the investing part in a bit.
Jean-luc: [00:16:12] No, actually the next question is what kind of advice would you give people that really have the need for already or are ready for financial freedom? Like what would your advice be for those people?
Diego: [00:16:24] I think these people need to think really hard first that financial freedom means.
Jean-luc: [00:16:31] Okay, so elaborate a little bit on that.
Diego: [00:16:34] Yeah. So when this hype, or yeah, it’s been becoming more prevalent lately, like, you know that the, you have movements like the fire movement, financial independence retire early, and some others that have retired by 30 or 40. Yes, it is possible, but you have to be very deliberate in your decisions and your lifestyle.
And what would financial freedom mean for you as in, are you willing to actually invest time and resources in education in financial education? Namely? A lot of people see the dream. Yeah. You know retire by 35, have your own house, blah, blah, blah. But the first thing I’d say you have to understand is how money works.
And the second thing is saving. And we already recorded a episode with Greg on the Capital Confoes podcast on that part, where he talked about like different models on how you can map that out a bit, but what it comes down to, if you have debt make sure you pay off debt first or use it strategically because not all debt is bad, I’d say, but the most important thing is you have to have disposable income.
And my rule of thumb is if, if I have to give one piece of advice, create a buffer, what’s your expenses per year or per month. I mean, and make sure you have enough in savings that you can live off for six months. It could be three or a year depending, but I recommend start at six months. If you would be cut off from all your income resources that you could survive where you live at that moment for six months with zero income. And that’s your buffer only then think about using the excess money for investment. That’s my number one recommendation.
Jean-luc: [00:18:32] Okay. Okay. Okay. I do want to jump in a little bit more to that, but when I do it later, so what is one thing you really wanted to do, but you’ve never done. And why?
Diego: [00:18:43] Actually, a lot of things I have wanted to do, I’ve actually done like crazy stuff. Like, you know, jumping out of an airplane, jumping out of a ledge with a rope on your on your feet Bungy jumping.
Jean-luc: [00:18:58] Okay. Which one felt more dangerous? The bungee jump or the parachute jump?
Diego: [00:19:03] Actually, I actually felt safe with both of them, but if I had to recommend somebody to do it in a certain order, I would recommend to the bungy of first and then do the sky dive. Because if you do the sky dive first, my personal experience was the bungee was kind of underwhelming. Like you jump this, is it the thrill of it? The adrenaline rush it’s kind of pale compared to the skydiving for me in that sense,
Jean-luc: [00:19:35] but it makes, it kind of makes sense because the speed, the height, everything with with the free fall, from a parachute jump, of course it’s, it’s multiplied. Yeah. Okay.
Diego: [00:19:47] Like the most fearful or critical point is the moment you stand at the ledge or like at the, at the door of the plane, that’s the most, you know that that’s going to get you the most, but the moment you take that step, it’s like everything just disappears. You’re in kind of a state of bliss.
Jean-luc: [00:20:08] I would do the plane jump first because then the bungee jump wouldn’t be as scary. But you recommend the other way around. So the angle, if you could turn back time, which should do it. Yes or no. And why?
Diego: [00:20:22] If I could turn back time, like for me, myself, like my, my experience. Obviously, you know, more now. If you can go back with the same knowledge and sure. But if it’s just a reset and you have to get back here and, or maybe change something I wouldn’t because it’s the experiences you’ve made throughout all the years that basically got you where you are now and influence the way you’re thinking. I would say no, if it’s, for that particular reason to change something, I would say no, but obviously if you have the same knowledge and you’ve built, you can build something and implement it. Predict something 20 years ahead, implemented that. Sure. Why not use it for good? Right.
Jean-luc: [00:21:07] Okay. Okay. This is for good. So what would you change if you could go back inside?
Diego: [00:21:12] Yeah, that’s what I said. I wouldn’t change anything for me that brought me to this trajectory.
Jean-luc: [00:21:17] You would just buy, you would just buy a thousand Bitcoin. in 2011
Diego: [00:21:23] if I could, if I could know, but I wouldn’t change it because if that happened, let me clarify if that happened. I’m not sure if I was mature enough at that time and what impact that would have on my decision-making now, because if you bring it into perspective,
Jean-luc: [00:21:45] we wouldn’t have this podcast. I’m pretty sure
Diego: [00:21:48] have you put it in to perspective? Maybe I would have even lost it all and, you know cause there, there have been bull and bear markets crashes. Maybe I lost it back then. And I was like, no, screw it. I’m not looking into this anymore. But the way it went it’s like a, it was a gradual process.
Jean-luc: [00:22:06] we’re just gonna quickly jump back to the social part because there are a couple of questions that I’m not pretty sure I’m fully understand this question, but what was the biggest effort, ever on Social?
Diego: [00:22:17] So I assume it’s something that we’ve had to pull off for Social Confoes right. In that context. I think, all right. Unless you’re in print and they’re printing it differently. Well, we’re gonna use that one. Okay. So could you repeat it just for clarity?
Jean-luc: [00:22:32] What was the biggest effort? The biggest effort on Social.
Diego: [00:22:36] I think the biggest effort up till this point for us was actually the first two to three weeks, basically committing to this weekly schedule and setting up the infrastructure. Yeah. And that’s whenever, you know, we, we had no idea that people are going to watch. We had no idea who you’d get on, but the effort to just commit to this regular cadence, I think that was a big step.
Jean-luc: [00:23:07] Okay. So, so let’s keep it at a podcast for us for a second. What is actually the first podcast that you have listened to?
Diego: [00:23:16] Hmm. I have to think about this for a second. Yeah, I’m not sure if I can clearly recall if I even knew what podcasting was back then, you know, but I’d have to say one of my first book. Yeah, no, no, I I’m setting it up. You’re talking about a, okay, I got it. If you’re talking about my, you know, my personal journey towards self-development and learning the thirst for knowledge, it was when I encountered the, the four hour workweek by Tim Ferris.
I at first listened to the audio book. And kind of was, you know really liking what was written in there. And I think Tim Ferris that the Tim Ferris show was one of, I think the first podcasts I actually subscribed to and listen to the episodes because you could hear recommendations in it. And he had the tim.blog website. So I just went on the website to see what topics are corporate or who was being interviewed. So I think it’s either one of the episodes from Tim Ferris, from Tim Ferris show that’s probably it. Yeah.
Jean-luc: [00:24:32] Sorry, Chris, can you recall what the episode was about?
Diego: [00:24:36] No, that, that that’s asking for a bit too much, but it was probably around. Yeah, no, I do remember one of my favorite episodes, which was very recent, I think last year or something is where he interviewed Hugh Jackman, basically Wolverine.
Jean-luc: [00:24:53] Oh, well, , we’re, we’re getting through over. Yeah.
Diego: [00:24:57] To bring it full circle. It was a very, very wholesome episodes and very eloquent in the way the, the put things into perspective. So I really enjoyed that on.
Jean-luc: [00:25:10] Interesting. How do you feel so far being the one that’s being interviewed with like all the focus on this show will be about you as an introvert. How does that feel? Are you used to it?
Diego: [00:25:23] I’m actually pretty used to it by now. If you asked me like two, three years ago to do this, like, all right, now I think I pass, but this, you know, this, this journey we’ve been on and I’ve gotten used to going on the camera basically live and I really don’t give a, you know, what people think anymore. So I just say what’s on my mind.
Jean-luc: [00:25:49] So that means you get to ask questions. So for those of you are watching, you can ask questions. I’ll jump into the question of Anil in a second, because it kind of relates to the next question, which is what will the future of the podcast look like? Well, we discussed this, but now from what do you want to achieve personally? So for you Diego, for Social Confoes and for gold, I think for the Confoes podcast in general with how do you see the future.
Diego: [00:26:12] We’ve gone back and forth on this, like in that last week’s episodes and when we had the other guests on, but to reiterate on that and put some more emphasis for me personally, it’s kind of more a learning journey. And if I had to project it a few years further, I do hope that we can like five years further at least still have a semblance of a podcast and see where we’ve grown.
But if we are looking at more of a industry business perspective, I do hope or do want to, you know, develop this space here in Suriname and basically show it as possible to operate a international kind of brand through a podcast. Headquartered here. In the Caribbean, beside a river or something and away from that fast paced high cost, live
Jean-luc: [00:27:14] that’s pretty interesting. That’s pretty interesting. Okay. My jump into that a little bit more next week. So Anil’s question kind of relates to it. Where do you see yourself in let’s say 10, 10 years from now.
Diego: [00:27:27] I would want to have that freedom of our, let’s not call it freedom, but lack of worry, to be able to survive through survive daily and just be able to, you know, create. Experiment with stuff. If it’s, I want to do a video or a fun project, I should be able to do that without, you know, having that weight or that nagging feeling behind, okay. Now you need to make, do for this year or something like that. So being able to just react on something instinctual, without having to worry on the immediate consequences that we would have financially are you know, in my daily life,
Jean-luc: [00:28:08] let’s continue a little bit with the podcast. As Gregory wants to know. Do you have a tutorial on how to start a podcast?
Diego: [00:28:15] The, and the short answer or the long answer,
Jean-luc: [00:28:18] we’ll do the first, the short answer, and then we can go elaborate a little bit on that answer.
Diego: [00:28:24] So you just pick up your phone. Either the camera or the recording app and click record. That’s the short answer.
Jean-luc: [00:28:36] I love it. The longer answer to a little bit, the more detail,
Diego: [00:28:40] the more elaborate. Yeah. Answer. You just got to start the short answer, you just click record, but yes, we have. I’d say I would be able to make a tutorial, but there’s tutorials online. You can find anything online, but if you would like, you know, a structure where you would like guidance from somebody. Yes. I could offer that. If there’s enough demand, we could maybe even make a course for it. And maybe ineffable wants to host it. Then we make a but create your own podcast training over a few days. That’s an idea. All right. So yes, we will have a tutorial on how to start a podcast.
Jean-luc: [00:29:21] Yes. Okay. So I guess that’s one of the ambitions we’ll have for 2022 is to do create your own podcast Tutorial slash course ready. So we can start working on it now, I guess.
Diego: [00:29:33] Yeah. Fair enough.
Jean-luc: [00:29:34] Yeah, that’s fair. Right? Not, not putting any pressure on this year, but on 2022, we need to need to have that, like Greg, glad to hear that you will attend Gregory. We might do a prelude to it during the social media conference.
If there’s enough demand for it, we might be able to, because we kind of did it last year, but this year, maybe you want I’ve written I’ve. Personally recommend that you as host Diego, just so you know I recommended you as a panel host for the conference this year. So you’re hearing this year first, not Social Confoes.
Diego: [00:30:07] Sure.
Jean-luc: [00:30:08] So, okay. So we, we making the commitment that in 2022, Gregory Diego will be hosting a course on how to create a podcast. So maybe we can jump into a couple of podcasts questions, which is like, what’s the best way to get guests on podcasts.
Diego: [00:30:24] You just asked and did this comes down here. You may think, you know, the answer or finish short, but this comes down back to the first principle thinking I’ve mentioned before.
It is a fundamental, simple thing to do. It is we as human beings and as a society that add complex layers to it, And you’d be surprised. I was used to be like that. You’d be surprised and actually still am like that too. You know, it’s very intimidating to approach someone who has a certain status or is in a certain industry to just ask, but from recent experiences that we’ve had, you just ask somebody and they just say, you know, yes you you’d be surprised as to how willing people actually are to, you know, help out or be, be a guest on your show or whatever.
So you just ask and to be a bit more practical tactical. You don’t just, yeah, I said you just ask, but if it’s someone you don’t know yet, or have never interacted with. Yeah, for kind of, you’re consuming them their content of course, but be of value to them first, give them feedback on what they’re doing or appreciate something they’ve done and just build that relationship over time without actually forcing something through
Jean-luc: [00:31:42] like, what are the first let’s can you okay?
Yeah, I get it. I get it.
Diego: [00:31:46] And then, you know it, it’s something you got to practice with, but when you see an opportunity or an opening, just ask if they say, no, that’s great. Maybe it wasn’t the right time. But the important thing is you’ve asked it is in their inbox, their DM, whatever. Maybe a year later you see an opportunity again, and they will remember that moment and they might even see how you’ve grown and like, okay, maybe this is the right time. So that’s an approach I recommend.
Jean-luc: [00:32:16] Okay, we’re going to have somebody else. We, we would be pretty interested in a base of podcast. I’m pretty sure about that. So if you already have the room and you want to purchase this at the show, so we covered this last week about new shows and we’ll do podcasts that are coming up. Like if you already have a set up and you kind of already have an audience, like a unit through has the able, what would be the first place to start.
Diego: [00:32:41] So, could you bring that into some more context for me? So I could give a more like direct
Jean-luc: [00:32:47] several certain of these people. If they go live, they acquire between 50 and a hundred views when they go live on Facebook already. So they kind of already have an audience, an audience that wants to listen, wants to hear, but then the only difference between like a podcast and like a live is there’s a lot more entertainment on a live.
Like we are kind of just talking because we’re recording this for the sake of listening purposes. Of course, we’re, we’re adding video to it that people see our face, but in reality, the end version, the one that you can listen to on, and we discussed this, the difference between a show and a podcast and for the podcast, the audio is much more important.
People want to listen to it during their commute while they’re cleaning their home. They’re listening to the voice and discussing what valuable content is being discussed. So like, how do you make the switch? Doing a regular Facebook live, where you have like tens of people, even hundreds of people that are watching to switching it up to a podcast, which is kind of more, yeah, it’s more structured, more set up, more focused on audio.
Diego: [00:33:50] I would say, depending on what kind of personality or show you have on your Facebook live or whatever, how well do you think that would translate to an audio only format, especially if you’re doing video content, right? People usually tune in for some funny face or something you do, and that that’s the entertainment value in that something you got to understand.
And if mentioned this in the previous episode, when we did our reflection is the podcasting format. It can be, I show can be a podcast. But the part gets us in. Am I saying it right? Necessarily have to be a show. So a podcast is just a means of distribution. If you look at the fundamental core concept of it, it’s just a means of distribution through an RSS feed.
And usually you’d want evergreen content or structured content or very narrative storytelling content on that while eliminating visuals of course you have podcasts on YouTube with video and the record that as a show, but if they just audio and distribute it through the audio platform that is in essence a podcast.
Jean-luc: [00:35:08] So I’m doing for a gospel on positive thinking and achieving things that you are not never, that you could never have imagined. That’s very inspiring and I’m laughing because I’m thinking of one of the earliest episodes when we had Jay over Jay Austin over, and we were discussing a podcast of, they called that some BS, I’m not going to use the full sentence. I’m talking like inspirational stuff that you could never imagine that really happened. So I just want to ask you what’s the story that you have that if you tell people, people will be like, yeah, but Diego, that never happened.
Diego: [00:35:42] Let me think about this while I think about this. Let me just add one thing to the previous question on you know, how to start a podcast. If you’re really serious about the podcast, if you really want to make something from it, treat it like a startup, treat it like a star put up as in, you’re basically a media company
meet your vision. Describe what your niche audiences. Of course, you can always expand on it, but treat it like a startup and look at how, you know, how you’re going to fund it. Obviously, we self-funded and we are very bootstrap, like, but for the long-term have that in place. Cause once you get rolling from the content side, you want to sustain it from a business side and that dynamic is going to play at a later stage. And the earlier you start with that; I think the more chance you have to have longevity with it.
Jean-luc: [00:36:42] Okay. But now let’s, let’s get a little bit practical because I feel there’s interest. Gregory is also saying I’m serious about it. I want to know more. So this year for this start with purchasing the software, do you start with buying a new mic, a podcasting? My, you started with having your own space where, where, where do you start
Diego: [00:37:04] the easiest way? As I said, hit record on your phone. That is the easiest. To start just to get into the zone, just to get a feel of it. And then obviously you need a distribution platform, a host of some sort popular now is anchor, but they’re tons of. Other hosts, you can just Google some and see we if you want to know what we personally use as a host, we use red circle. That’s where our, all our files are hosted and that’s gets pushed to the website to Spotify, to apple podcasts. that basically the two things you need,
Jean-luc: [00:37:35] but you’re, I guess, a little more tech oriented than most people. Would you recommend anchor to anybody who’s starting a podcast or you’re seeing like, it’s not necessarily to necessarily to use anchor
Diego: [00:37:47] never used anchor, but from the people that have used it, it is very beginner friendly and it, Closes the barrier to entry for a lot of people. So I’d say experiment with it, see how that is for you. And if you’re more serious, you want to have your own hosting, then you can go the other route, which we took basically.
Jean-luc: [00:38:03] yeah, I think the, the best part about anchor is that it’s owned by Spotify. Meaning that if you upload on, on anchor, your, your show definitely gets distributed to the Spotify straight away, which is, which is really awesome, actually. So have you had time to think about the answer to the question? Yes.
Diego: [00:38:24] Can you rephrase the question? Just for context?
Jean-luc: [00:38:26] Yeah. The question for context, the question is, is there a story from, by Diego or something that happened that if you would tell other people they were like, nah, I don’t believe that
Diego: [00:38:36] there’s different ones depending on the context. Okay. Okay, well, one, I’m going to relate to one of our previous guests and just to paint the picture on how small the world is. So remember Reuben we had on like from Singapore and he is originally from India. So fun fact, 2019, I went to Estonia.
I participated in a hackathon and I was in a team with a girl who was studying in Estonia at the university, but she was also participating in the hackathon and we were in the same team and she was from Goa. The same region Reuben was from and Yeah, a few weeks ago I saw his Instagram and I just asked him, do you know this person, this girl, Surprisingly, they went through the same university. Oh really? Yes.
Jean-luc: [00:39:38] Yeah. So the six degrees separated the six degrees of separation is a real thing. And I guess it’s not even six degrees anymore. It’s just like two degrees and then that’s it. Everybody’s connected now. Awesome. That’s a pretty, pretty cool story. So I was hoping you were going to go into a route of yeah.
Diego: [00:39:57] Yeah.
Jean-luc: [00:40:00] Okay. Go ahead. I think the jumping out of a plane and doing the bungee stuff that was already kind of like was already out there, but go ahead, share
Diego: [00:40:12] The other story is 2017 when I went. For the hack for climate hackathon in Germany we had an interest, you know, grip, the was booming and we applied for the hackathon, me and another friend, Joel. Joel from our hive community.
So we were selected and we went to Germany. So we took our flights from here was actually the first time both of us, kind of, you know, traveled on our own, like really, really on our own. so we booked tickets. Apparently, we could have just taken the train from Amsterdam to Bonn the city. We had to go into Germany, but we didn’t know anything.
So the, the agency booked tickets to Amsterdam and then to, I think it was Frankfurt. And then we had to take the train from Frankfurt to Bonn so we went. Took the plane to Frankfurt. And that’s where something happened. Apparently around November, end of October, November, I don’t know the exact date.
There’s a tradition in Germany where they prepare for carnival, So we arrive in Frankfurt, very weird, almost midnight, late at night. And first of all, we couldn’t find our luggage. The luggage show us, you know, we were running around trying to find our luggage, but eventually it found on people from the, I think the train or the airport, it helped us be located our luggage.
And then we had to get on a train and the whole infrastructure was a mess. Why was it a mess? Because of carnival people are partying everything. So we just went on a train. luckily it was the right train and the train was empty. The trainer’s empty. I think there are only one or two other people in the train, and we didn’t know where to get off the leader.
The train starts, the train stops at the first stop. And we’ll check, try to check on Google maps. Is this the right place? And we were hesitating, and the door closes right in front of us, as you want to get off. And we actually overshoot or stop under the next town or city. And when we got out, as you see things in the movies, like, you know, people party partying, once his body paint, everything, drinking, everything, we stepped out of the train and we were in the middle of that in Germany, midnight in the cold.
Jean-luc: [00:42:40] Entering it in the wrong city,
Diego: [00:42:42] in the wrong city. But fortunately, there was an old man there who was also looking for the train and he was from the town, the city we had to go to and he was friendly enough to guide us through it. So we went on the train with him and he brought us to the right city.
Jean-luc: [00:43:00] Wow. Okay. This is a free ad is a pretty fun story. It’s kind of getting lost and getting lost in Germany.
Diego: [00:43:09] And we had to find the boat. We had to get on 1:00 AM in the morning and the cold
Jean-luc: [00:43:14] So, so when it comes to problem solving, you always find solutions for any problem, you, you rarely or never complain. So how can people develop that skill or that mind.
Diego: [00:43:27] First of all you complain in your head, don’t let it show.
yeah, to bring this into some context, I wouldn’t say I find a solution for every problem, but I’m very pragmatic.
I’m very positive oriented. And I think this comes to the first principles thinking as in, okay, this happened, you can’t really do much about it, but what can you do with the Maybe I should relate this to video games, which may more sense. Yeah. Video games. There’s a lot of principal principals in video games, right.
And very basic principles and problem solving. So I’ve played a lot of video games growing up and from, you know from basic tetras to Mario lots of puzzles, a lot of real time strategies. And I think a lot of that development stemmed from that upbringing and that learning. So I I’ve been able to recognize patterns very easily.
And if something doesn’t work out well, I can quickly in my head, like if you have a computer, put an if else statement like, okay, this is wrong and okay. What, what, what are the resources that we have and how can we optimize that? So I wouldn’t necessarily say, you know go play a lot of video games, but Coming to turn, but you can’t really change much what has already happened and look at what you have at that moment. Look at what resources you have, look at what the situation is in that moment and how you can take advantage of that at that moment. I hope that makes some sense.
Jean-luc: [00:45:12] That makes a lot of sense could quickly Wrinda wants to join in and say, love hearing the unusual experience. People love the train story. So I actually do want to jump into the, to the, to the last thing you said there and because maybe I’ll switch around on it a little bit more, but I’m going to quickly do another question first, before I do that. What from, where do you get your drive to keep going? No matter what, it’s kind of a similar question, but it’s also a question that people ask for the, ask me anything
Diego: [00:45:43] on a grander scale that the drive is just to, you know, have fun. If I do something, it’s got to be fun. I got to enjoy it. Even me, if the process is very tedious at times, okay. I, I got a controversial partial answer for this.
Jean-luc: [00:46:00] Okay. Go ahead. We’re listening
Diego: [00:46:02] Oh, a model I have been using lately. I think it was due to the lock down that I’ve thought of this last year when I was knocked down in New Zealand is. Striving for a point of boredom,
Jean-luc: [00:46:22] striving for a point of board
Diego: [00:46:24] to a point of boredom. Yeah. Okay. What, what I mean with that is why I thought of that is it is in moments of boredom, but this was in lockdown down.
You can’t really do anything that your mind is kind of forced to go into directions, to try something new. Think out of the box, do something radical. And I’ve had this quite a few times, but not to this extent, at least with a lockdown is when you’re in a point of boredom where you have nothing else to do, it kind of motivates you in a way it drains you at first, but then supercharges you to do something. So I would say a drive would be striving to that point, but not reaching that point. And that’s where the enjoyment comes in.
Jean-luc: [00:47:21] Okay. It is, it is controversial. It is controversial. I’ll let it sink in for a moment as for the appreciates thing that I wanted to ask about the last question. What is your favorite all time video game,
just quickly. Gregory’s says we need more lock downs. Is that what you’re saying?
Diego: [00:47:41] You, you need a sabbatical, you need to go somewhere, you know, or, you know, zero yourself, but yeah, maybe, maybe not. Um, Favorite video game. It depends on the genre but currently I’d have to say. Final fantasy 14 specifically
Jean-luc: [00:48:03] for those of the people watching and myself, what kind of game is it?
Diego: [00:48:10] It’s an RPG MMO. If you’re familiar with word paragraph, it’s kind of similar to that, but in the final fantasy universe.
Jean-luc: [00:48:20] Okay. But it’s, it’s more strategic than quick draws and, and quick hands on gameplay.
Diego: [00:48:26] It’s open World. It’s very, yeah, I wouldn’t say it on base, but you have at least this one is very story driven but it’s also very community driven. It’s one of the best communities in any space I’ve experienced so far. And the story is very, very, very great.
Jean-luc: [00:48:46] Okay. So they’ve paid a lot of time and you’re saying final fantasy, which it isn’t 14. So that that’s already kind of gives you an idea that if there are 14 of those, that there must be a solid sort of storyline in there to keep going.
Diego: [00:49:01] The, the thing would final fantasy. They’re all, they are all separate stories, like 1, 2, 3, 4. But they are the single-player mainline games, mostly 11 and 14 water multiplayer, online games, very actually interact with other players team up or other players. And fair 14 is by far even compared to the single line storylines.
I find that very, yeah. At the top.
Jean-luc: [00:49:28] So, but there’s no crypto gaming for you or is there,
Diego: [00:49:31] Not at this point, but then what I’m looking for is once crypto though. Or once these industries get there. Get integrated with crypto. That’s what I find interesting because these games have economics in them. These games have politics in them. It’s basically running a business. If you’re running a Guild or a, a free company, as they call it, you have the, you have ranks and everything. So there’s a lot of organizational stuff you could learn from that.
Jean-luc: [00:50:01] So there is tokenization possible.
Diego: [00:50:03] Yeah, there, there is a market economy where people sell stuff gear.
So think about once you get crypto into that, and you can make that special gear, or you earn that special gear from a very difficult crafting are at a very difficult raid and you could potentially trade that. Or maybe there’s only one of it in the whole world. And the first person that gets it gets it. And there’s people that will want to, you know, get their hands on it. It’s if it’s for flexing reason, if it’s for, you know, showing off reasons or just for personal accomplishment, I see a lot of potential in that, you know, tokenization of equipment, assets, gaming assets, and even from the desk in game, but even from a development standpoint, creating assets for game development, like textures, like vehicles, for example, that you could tokenize and implement in one game.
And you as a create artists or game designer, just create these assets and tokenize them. And the more game developments use them, you also get rewarded for that.
Jean-luc: [00:51:10] in the past year I sold a DCity NFT, so a DCity card, a crypto game card for 30 bucks. I sell multiple NBA top shots for over 30 years. So there is definitely some, some movement there. I would ask you which, which currently offline game or organization, which you want to see on the blockchain the most, well, not on the blockchain at, as of now, like yeah,
Diego: [00:51:40] Off chain. So what often game or plat or organization what I want to see on the blockchain? Yeah.
Jean-luc: [00:51:48] So it, again, just to give a little bit of context yesterday, somebody from the RBA Topshop community asked, like, what’s your favorite moment in NBA history, which at, and he said, screw it.
What’s your favorite moment in all of sports that you would like to have an NFT on? And for me it was easy. Anthony nasty beating Matt beyond the, at the 1988 Olympics, that time squeeze of hundreds of a second in what we got our first gold medal for me. I want dips whenever the Olympics, the Olympics comes out with moments on your Olympics and you can own them.
That’s the moment I want to own it, the nasty wedding, the, the goals on the ideal Olympics. So for me, like that would be very interesting if the Olympics became came to the blockchain and started producing NFTs that you could own, but for you, what would be your or the organization of the, or the project that you would love to see on the blockchain?
Diego: [00:52:44] I actually cannot think of one on the spot that I think would be ready or would want cause. Yes, I’m very into the crypto space, but I’m not too much into collecting. Okay. Maybe not yet. Yeah. Okay.
Jean-luc: [00:53:06] Okay. Fair. Fair enough.
Diego: [00:53:09] I, yeah, I, I don’t have collections of anything, no coins, no Pokémon cards. sadly, I was too late for that one. I’ve tried to get into that, but, but if I would do that, it would be more in a position of kind of flipping it you know, leveraging that if it’s comics manga or whatever. So, but for me personally, I don’t have that need to own stuff like that, but I could see it as an alternative type of investment. Then I would approach it from that perspective. But not just to, you know, have it for vanity reasons.
Jean-luc: [00:53:50] Of course I want to jump into the Vee friends, but we have a question from Gregory, who is asking from reason space news and development. Jeff Bezos or Richard Branson?
Diego: [00:53:59] I I’m, I’ve seen something that something’s passed by. I’m not too sure on the intricacies of these stories. I saw that, you know Virgin galactic or whatever is a space company is called they are pushing something like when two seats are to go to space with them for the first flight or something. So I haven’t really followed that news quite yet, but Richard Branson, Virgin or Jeff pesos with Amazon, I’m not sure. my personal preference is still on Elon
Jean-luc: [00:54:36] okay. Well, I guess Gregory has answered there talking about blockchain and also the hackathons that you participated in. What’s a hidden talent that you have spill your secrets.
Diego: [00:54:47] I suck at a lot of things, but I can recognize and connect them very quickly. I honestly I’m very average in most things, but I can quickly draw relationships and see the potential impact it would have if things were connected to each other. And that comes with the pattern recognition and basically problem solving that I’ve developed through video games.
Jean-luc: [00:55:11] Okay. Let’s cool. A little bit back. So what was the first video game that you.
Diego: [00:55:17] Super Mario world. Super Mario world. Yeah. Super Mario world with Yoshi and I, it was on the Nintendo, the super Nintendo. I got it. As a kid or my birthday.
Jean-luc: [00:55:34] Yeah.
Diego: [00:55:35] Okay. Multiple times. I bet. Back then, if you look back now, you finish it in 1, 2, 3, but back then, you know, it was a whole different time, time experience.
Jean-luc: [00:55:46] Now you have speeds runs to see whether or not you can finish stages in fights. May if I waited five minutes. So what was your first mobile phone? Which brands and how often do you refresh and buy a new phone?
Diego: [00:56:01] first one that I got new news, so not, you know, second hand Second hand from, you know my brother or someone, my first new one was the Sony Ericsson. Was it the 810 with the way the Walkmans the Walkman, the kind of Walkman play phone with the orange buttons, I had a black line of the orange buttons and a stick in the middle.
There was the first one I had, you know, brand new, my own phone. And this was around the time. Yeah. Last, last year from high school, I think Trent. Yeah, the era of high school, but it got stolen from me at university when there was, you know exams and I was studying in the library and I forgot it on the table. And when I came back, it was gone
Jean-luc: [00:56:46] and it wasn’t bad to be found at a lost and found, unfortunately.
Diego: [00:56:50] And then I switched to Android. I skipped the whole Blackberry phase. And then I got the HTC which one was it? An HTC phone? I forgot which one it was, but that was my first Android phone.
Jean-luc: [00:57:04] And what you wonder you have now?
Diego: [00:57:06] So I personally have a one plus nord now. In regards to how often I refresh there was a time I used to, I had the HTC for a while and I was experimenting with it as well. I think two years maybe, but then I switched to Google the Google. Was it the pixel before the pixel line? The nexus phones? Yeah, the nexus line. And I would always get from the nexus for always get the next nexus every year to upgrade.
Jean-luc: [00:57:37] So you’ve never had an iPhone.
Diego: [00:57:39] No, I have never ever had the. Never had a Samsung, never had an iPhone, never had a Blackberry.
Jean-luc: [00:57:46] So this is an interesting, I’ll skip the Blackberry part, but I think you’re one of the few, or even the only person I know that never had either an iPhone or Samsung and has had phones for the past 10 plus years.
That’s that’s really, that’s really good.
Diego: [00:58:01] Yeah. I had an excess for the nexus five, the pixel six the one plus five.
Jean-luc: [00:58:07] So what kept you away from both Samsung and apple?
Diego: [00:58:12] The vanilla Android experience? It was clunky the nexus line. I got to be fair, but I enjoyed the minimal experience, but once I switched over to one plus that was just the best of the vanilla Android, but very smooth and optimized and one plus kind of the underdog brand.
What formula. Vanilla Android, any, no bloatware, no Samsung stuff, no added stuff from HTC or something like that. So watch pure Android. and why I had that, you could easily flash custom firmware on it. I was into that in the early days. So I, I put custom software. We are on it to just optimize it. But slowly I based out of that phase and when I switched to one, plus it was just how it had to be from the beginning. Like very, very smooth.
Jean-luc: [00:59:01] Very, very interesting. Last question about the past what was your first job?
Diego: [00:59:06] Okay. Let’s just say like this I’ve never had an employer. I was never employed by someone else.
Jean-luc: [00:59:19] This is really interesting. So I quickly want to jump into how come you’ve never been, ever been employed.
Diego: [00:59:28] I’d say the first thing was, you know, he had school first. Um, It had crossed my mind, you know, you see other kids, you know, getting a fancy job, summer job, whatever. I never got kind of forced or had a need to do that. We just focused on finishing school when I went to university. It was more like you have to finish the university first and then do something else.
So I was never in that position that I had to be forced to do a job. So that was kind of, I’d say fortunate as well. But on the other side, I just enjoy doing stuff. For myself, I was already designing. As a side, just for fun. And then, you know, people approach you, can you do this for this school events participant, and that was more kind of side things you, you, you do.
But then it was, I told this story, I think before my brother stopped his at haven customs. And we just decided, yeah, let’s just start a company where none of us at zero, I knew design, but none of it had, you know, company experience. And that’s how we started before our, during that process, there was a senior who did approach me cause he was working for an it company and he saw my, I guess, talent, I guess. And he said, yeah, you should apply. So I, I didn’t actually apply. They approached me to come for a, you know,
Jean-luc: [01:00:55] Yeah, you can’t infer it.
Diego: [01:00:56] Yeah. It’s not an interview.
Did this kind of opened my eyes as well. They did this, this interaction as in, usually from what my observation is that it’s school, you know, you apply for jobs, you send your CVS, blah, blah, blah. You go through the traditional process and you go to the interview stage. I went straight to the interview stage basically.
usually, uh, the, the applicant, you know, caters to, you know, I want to work here because this is, this, my approach was why I had a cocky approach. I was demanding on isn’t about things. And I still got through the second through the second interview and I had no intention to actually accept the offer and they wanted me.
And then I was like, huh, There’s something here. There’s a supply and demand. I could do this for myself.
Jean-luc: [01:01:52] Yeah, you can definitely could, but let’s, let’s rephrase the question then. What’s the first job that you did as a contractor?
Diego: [01:01:59] Yeah, I guess it was, it was some sort of design or a logo or something like that. Very amateurish I’d say. And what program
Jean-luc: [01:02:12] that you design it, maybe that gives people a little bit of a grasp.
Diego: [01:02:17] I use the use Gimp have you don’t know gimp? Very open stores. All program does kind of the illustrator Photoshop free alternative at the time. I used to do that practice in that drawing stuff.
But then I transitioned do Photoshop and illustrator very quickly because the integration,
Jean-luc: [01:02:40] so you’re never in your thing. Nah,
Diego: [01:02:42] skip the paint.
Jean-luc: [01:02:44] I, I made a whole, yeah, I think I made a whole, a calendar, a birthday calendar in paint, but it, it actually was owned by over, over 30 people. So we have some Roundup questions. Could you share maybe one of your biggest successes in life and one of your biggest failures
Diego: [01:03:14] Okay, let’s start with a failure. Failure is very subjective I call it a failure, but I’m glad it happened. It’s basically when 20, any 15, 16, when I wanted to start, we actually started a company an it company called critical from critical year. The idea came from, we had this company and the failure in that was the partnership didn’t work out.
And I’ve kind of learned how business structures should be and should be put into place just for safety, financial and future reasons. So that kind of crashed and their relationship was very. Yeah, should I call it toxic, but very one-sided or not the amount of effort you put into it and just the amount of yeah.
Not everybody was aligned, so people not, not it wasn’t in the people who are not acting in accordance to the benefit of their company. So I made the hard decision. All right. It’s time to, you know, disbanded close all the open projects that we had. We had a running project, so we had to pay the, the company back.
But fortunately I was planning worst case scenario. I identified earlier too. I was already preparing, I had crypto investments through the company also that kind of saved us as well, strategic choices, but I’ve came out of it pretty much. No net positive, but with a lot of experience. yeah, you could call that a failure company crashed and burned.
Jean-luc: [01:05:00] Okay. And biggest success,
Diego: [01:05:04] biggest success. Yeah. W what is the biggest success? Guests could be a big success getting to travel around to New Zealand was a big success. But
Jean-luc: [01:05:16] if you would, if you would make an NFT out of your life, like different moments, what would be the most valuable NFT
Diego: [01:05:26] the New Zealand experience at this point?
The New Zealand experience. I forgot to give it to that.
Jean-luc: [01:05:33] And so what are your values and are you being true to them? Wow. These people actually so hard Ram, I’m really hoping I’m getting easier questions than this one. When did you start wearing a walking or what were your first words? You know what, that’s a lot easier either calls to ask me anything.
Diego: [01:05:56] This is like a whole, a coaching session. And
Jean-luc: [01:06:02] so what are your, what are your values and are you being true to them?
Diego: [01:06:06] And this has always difficult. I’ve answered this a few times, but every time I forget me, I should write them down or somewhere. But then again, you know, these are momentary things that you think of on the spot, but I’d have to say honesty. And to add one more, I’d say, yeah, integrity as in be true to yourself, whatever happens and that other people, you know, just see yeah. How you are. Don’t put on a mask, correct? There’s more authenticity
Jean-luc: [01:06:46] or more integrity.
Diego: [01:06:48] Yeah. What’s this very fine line there between the way I I’d stick to integrity. Yeah. Let’s keep it at that. And am I being true to them? I try to, as, as much as possible, especially through past experiences. I’m. blunt or straightforward. Now I used to be less in the past, but now I bring up, I at least I try to bring up some things very early on.
Jean-luc: [01:07:21] Okay. So let’s, let’s go into the future. What is the legacy you want to leave behind
Diego: [01:07:27] another big one? Jesus I’m not very big, big jet river and I need to send the rocket to the moon type of guy. It’s more like, should be able to live, you know, as a good human being and enjoy that process. And if I had to have to leave something behind is the show that you can do what you want when you want. As an individual, as long as you, you know, stay true to yourself, invest in education and continuously develop yourself while having fun.
And if someone can take an example of that internalize it and apply it to their own life then. Great.
Jean-luc: [01:08:15] So before I go to the final question, I have one, one from Gregory. What pet peeves annoy you as a fully developed introvert?
Diego: [01:08:24] Hmm. What’s an example of a pet peeve. Let me think.
Jean-luc: [01:08:28] Can you help him all Gregory? Like what kind of, what’s a pet peeve, what kind of pet peeve? And they actually mean that that are Diego’s pet peeves of pet peeves of others that annoyed. And while we’re reading for that, as that
Diego: [01:08:42] question,
Jean-luc: [01:08:44] we have a closing one here, are you single and ready to make a better woman as that one? are you single?
Diego: [01:08:52] or ready to make up? Yeah, sure. Slide into my DMS.
Jean-luc: [01:08:58] All right. So we’re waiting, we’re waiting on, on Gregory to rephrase the question or what’s your, what’s your biggest pet peeve? Let’s sort of wherever.
Diego: [01:09:08] Could you do an example? I trying to picture of the pet if I heard it before, but I just can’t.
Jean-luc: [01:09:13] So pet peeve, meaning let’s quickly Google that one for you.
Something that a particular person finds a specifically annoying. So one of my biggest pet peeves is poor customer service.
Diego: [01:09:24] I can’t think of one straight away, but from others it’s being unnecessarily loud. Let’s put it that way. Being unnecessarily loud.
Jean-luc: [01:09:36] Yeah. It makes total sense as a fluidly developed introvert. So I grabbed his, I’m an introvert and I hate when somebody just comes in visiting my house without calling me first. I wouldn’t even open the door.
Diego: [01:09:48] Yeah, I, I get that one, but Yeah, that, that one doesn’t annoy me as much as just people being unnecessary and loud in the area. Yeah, that’s just, I said, luckily I had some very good noise canceling headphones now. So,
Jean-luc: [01:10:04] so this is the end of the, ask me anything with Diego. Of course, Diego we’ve asked you a lot of questions.
Diego: [01:10:11] That was some ridiculously hard questions.
Jean-luc: [01:10:15] So I wanted to ask you now, what is your question to the viewers that are one’s watching listening? In what question do you want to have answered by them? For the next, for next week.
Diego: [01:10:27] Okay. So did the viewers, my question is I’m going to drop to one for the show and one for themselves, one for the show just to get some feedback, what would you like.
Do you see differently or improve on Social Confoes. And do you have a suggestion on how we could do that? And the more personal question is
easy one? What’s your network? Have you calculated what your network is?
Jean-luc: [01:11:00] Okay. So let’s quickly recap the, to recap the two questions. One question about the show. One question for our viewers and listeners. Go ahead. Read let’s recap them.
Diego: [01:11:10] Yeah, no, the question for the show is how could we improve or change the, so the show to cater better to you guys. And if you have a suggestion on how to do that, we’re open to it. And the personal question is, do the viewer, do you know what your network is?
Jean-luc: [01:11:30] All right. This has been Social Confoes Diego quickly on the recordings and where they can feel and watch this afterwards.
Diego: [01:11:38] All right. So we’ve reached the end of Social. Confoes ask me anything. Addition. This episode will be released in the podcasting platforms and on the peptides on Saturday. So if you’ve missed it, miss part of it, or, you know, That would enjoy this type of content, send it to them. We’d appreciate if you guys read us, if you’re listening on iTunes, rate us on iTunes as well, five stars would be awesome.
yeah, we’ll be here again next week with another, ask me anything, but this time it’s going to be Jean-luc so drop your questions for Jean-luc on his social media. We’ll collect them all and we’ll go through it just like we’ve done today. But with that being said, that is it for this week.Jean-luc: [01:12:20] That was Social Confoes. Thank you for tuning in we’re back next week on a regular time, 9:00 PM. Surinamese time. Thank you for watching. See you. Bye bye.