The “How To Become Rich” Reading List

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: I am not rich, but I do know one thing: I know how to make it happen, and I’m working my butt off to get there!  I have all the knowledge, experience, and therefore, know-how.  Now it’s just a matter of me putting it all into action.… Read More “The “How To Become Rich” Reading List”

More Inspiring Quotes, Chinese Fortunes, and Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume Two! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“You will grow in awareness. 

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汉语/Chinese Language Resources

Compiled & recommended by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving’s Fluency Project

我是一个学习汉语的美国人。我用这些工具为了提高我的汉语。

An ever growing list of hand-picked tools tested and approved by Fluency Project founder Monroe Mann:

APPS/app

BOOKS/书

  • Developing Chinese listening, reading, and writing courses
  • Road to Success textbook series
  • Boya Chinese textbook series
  • Living Language Chinese (Great to start with)
  • Assimil Chinese (I ADORE THIS SERIES, FOR EVERY LANGUAGE)
  • Chinese Breeze Graded Readers
  • HSK Test Syllabi – HSK1 – 6 (The Commercial Press)
  • Learn Characters with Ms.
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Growing Up At RCA in NYC (Radio Corporation of America)

by Dan Manzano
Project Manager, Inventor, Artist, Actor, Acting Coach, Singer, Voice Over Artist, Comic, & Fitness Trainer, and… Break Diver!

 

My dad started working at RCA (Radio Corporation of America) shortly after I was born in 1955.  This was a time before everyone had the ability to produce professional quality music recordings at home with computers and sophisticated software.… Read More “Growing Up At RCA in NYC (Radio Corporation of America)”

Lessons From Loved Ones: Monroe Mann Sr. (2/2/22 – 10/21/17)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

What follows is the first LFLO or Leaflow, i.e. Lessons From Loved Ones.  This first one will be about my dad.  It starts with the actual obituary I wrote for the local newspaper, then moves on to some amusing specifics about how he died, and then some lessons I learned from him.… Read More “Lessons From Loved Ones: Monroe Mann Sr. (2/2/22 – 10/21/17)”

More Inspiring Quotes, Fortunes, & Horoscopes

Compiled by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

The following are real Chinese fortunes, newspaper horoscopes, and generally inspiring quotations I have encountered over the years.  This is Volume One! 😀 I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me on my life’s journey:

“Be Patient! 

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Break Diving 2017 Fundraiser: $350 Raised of $13,250

Great News: 7 supporters have now donated to our recently launched not-for-profit fundraising campaign!

Would you too like to support our 501(c)(3) charitable and educational causes?

Read More & Make a Feel Good Donation!

Where would your donation go?

  • Our monthly bank fees
  • Our web domains and hosting fees
  • Our online educational platform
  • Our online community
  • Repay our corporate creation loans
  • Additional marketing to advertise our blog, websites, classes, and community
  • Hiring of part-time staff members
  • Seed our disaster relief fund
  • Seed our educational scholarship fund
  • And more!
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My Acorns Update: $122.15

By Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, ME

Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

As promised, here is another of my Acorn Investment App updates.

I’m now up to $122.15 in just two months.

Specifically:

$39.56 in the last 30 days

$10.00 one time

$.34 in dividends

$5.00 in referrals

I suspect I’ll surpass $250.00 by the end of the year.… Read More “My Acorns Update: $122.15”

Introducing… Roberto Severino!

Active members of our Break Diving community (www.breakdiving.org/community) are recognized with a blog post all about that person, in interview format!  If you are an active member of our Break Diving Slack community or are currently enrolled and actively participating in one of our awesome courses, we would love to brag to the world about you!
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