Hello Dear Students,
In considering all the topics I'm able to teach, moving has to be one I've the most experience with. And it's said that for most, moving is akin to loosing a job, or even a death in the family as to how much havoc can be inserted into your life.
In this course, it's my job to help minimize that distress for you, and perhaps your family as well, should you have one. Along the way, I'll be giving you real life, international stories of what I've done in particular situations.
If you're just trying to get out of your small town and start a life somewhere else, I can help. If you're ready for a new city, for any particular reason, I can help. If you need help prioritizing all of the important issues going into this move, I can also help with that.
As for myself; I was born in Alaska, raised around the world, but most of my formative years were in Hawaii. Later, we moved to Sacramento CA as a young teenager. Joined the Navy at 18. After my service, I moved to San Francisco, then Seattle, then Prague- The Czech Republic. Then on to Valencia Spain, Costa Rica (Tamarindo and San Ramon), Portland Oregon. After building off-grid at 6000' on Mt. Shasta, in CA, I spent 6 months in a small motorhome driving over much of the country, with my two dogs before settling in Austin TX, in a home on a lake.
The point of the above is to show you I know the feeling of dread that can be associated with a move. It's to your advantage to turn that anxiety into excitement!
Some examples of what's in the course:
Plus a lot more... As mentioned- I've got some great international stories for you. Almost all of them had to do with not surprises that I couldn't have foreseen- this brings us to your attitude and just how very important that is- both in process and execution.
If you're unhappy where you are, and really want to get of there and build your life elsewhere, make sure your leaving your discontent in your old location.
Be open to feeling different, because you will- and hopefully it's: happy. Remember, one way or another, you are moving- might as well make it a move up, a move for the better- right?
My best to you all,
Andrew D. Moore
You've made it to the end of this initial course. I really hope I've helped you gain some perspective and personal power in planning your move.
Here is a recording of three specific examples of what can go wrong in a move. But of course, all of them worked out in their own way (spoiler alert).
In closing, please don't be shy about giving me feedback- it's the only way I can improve. Also, if there's anyway I can help, do reach out. That's what I'm here for. :)
Okay, thanks so much and good luck on your move! Be excited...
Best of Luck,
Hello students and new friends,
Nice to meet you!
First and foremost, I am here to share, to help you learn things that might not be found anywhere else. As I consider all of the things I am able to teach about, I'm enjoying distilling them to the most useful ideas and actions for you to learn and successfully implement.
Some of the things I've done:
*U.S. Navy Veteran
*Heald Business College; San Francisco
*U.C. Davis; Web Dev. Certified
*Many high-end Real Estate Assistant positions (appraisal, management, sales, commercial and residential), also nationally certified Home Inspector.
*I've ran clubs, driven taxi, cut salmon in Alaska, skateboarded with the best in S.F., fought forest fires (cert. chainsaws), and etc.- see below.,
*I produce my own music to perform and for my videos- all in Ableton Live with the APC 40 Controller.
*I've DJed in 4 countries, 3 Burningman festivals, and as the sole DJ, in front of former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the 2004 Cows on Parade art opening in Prague. I lived there for a number of years and Directed a Language School. Here my emails started to become long descriptive missives.
*In Valencia Spain, I taught the highest level of Cambridge English, was offered assistant Directorship, but declined. Had an art showing of my Photo-Shop work and drawings on my birthday- and continued to play and produce music. In Spain, I really started to write and my books started to take form.
*Moved to Costa Rica and developed, produced and sold a licensed bio-diesel company named; Viento Verde and continued to dj and write.
*Returned to the U.S., and successfully flipped houses in Portland OR and continued to write. I did not play music once in Portland, but took lessons from the only certified Ableton instructor in town.
*Bought 2.7 acres on Mt. Shasta at 6,000' and built an off-grid home, mostly of my design and successfully sold that project.
*On Mt Shasta, I self-published a 250K word book: Motor- Forward- Motion-. Now in the process of breaking it back up into the 4 books that it really is- and writing the closing 5th, of the series.
*Got married- on the mountain. Got divorced- off the mountain, and paid dearly for it.
*Bought a 1988 Dodge Xplorer with 52K miles and in pristine condition, and drove to TX to check out Austin (and shoot video). 8,000 miles in 8 weeks.
*Now settled and working in Austin TX. Building my classes and podcast, producing music. Loving art, culture and the wonderful people (and food) now around me.
*I am here to help. I've had a very unique 45 years on this planet. Almost 10 of those years were spent teaching, and I enjoyed it immensely. Now I want to share my particular experiences and insights, in an effort to help people become the best they can- as I continue to learn.
I look forward to hearing from you.
My best, always,
Andrew D. Moore