The Fluency Book – Ocean (Animals)

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

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common ocean animals that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!… Read More “The Fluency Book – Ocean (Animals)”

Wealth is Measured in Time, Not Money.

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

Wealth is measured in time, not money.

Ahh, Buckminster Fuller.  A man with a fancy name and an even fancier understanding of finance.

Although Robert Kiyosaki popularized this idea in his awesome book Rich Dad Poor Dad, it was Mr.… Read More “Wealth is Measured in Time, Not Money.”

My Acorns Update: MADE IT TO $1,500! ($1515.38 To Be Precise)

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

As promised, here is another of my Acorn Investment App updates. What started at $0 in August 2017, and then went to $75, then surpassed $500 in winter of 2017 is now at $1515.38 on September 2, 2018!  We’re on the way to $2,000!… Read More “My Acorns Update: MADE IT TO $1,500! ($1515.38 To Be Precise)”

The Top Stock Market, Investing, & Finance Apps You Should Consider Downloading

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

Here’s a quick post sharing some of the top stock market investment apps that I use that I think you should consider using as well:

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The One Time Management Tip That Will Change Your Life Forever (And Help You Get Rid of Depression Too!)

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

Want to know the one secret to getting more done this week than you have in any other week this past year?  Want to know the one time management tip that also has the amazing side effect of improving your self-esteem, increasing your confidence, reducing your feelings of depression, and making you feel AWESOME about yourself and your future?!… Read More “The One Time Management Tip That Will Change Your Life Forever (And Help You Get Rid of Depression Too!)”

Overcoming The Devil of Depression, Discouragement, & Doubt.

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

Depression sucks.  No matter what way you put it, it is horrible, and one of the worst feelings in the world.  Anyone who has experienced it–you know what I mean.  Those who haven’t–I never wish it upon you.… Read More “Overcoming The Devil of Depression, Discouragement, & Doubt.”

The Break Diving Cashflow & Investment Club Monthly Challenge # 1

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

Break Diving is all about helping individuals find and reach success.  For better or worse, success in our material world often involves money.  It’s undeniable: in most of our societies, unless you are already a multi-millionaire, an extra $10,000 would come in quite handy right now, right?… Read More “The Break Diving Cashflow & Investment Club Monthly Challenge # 1”

The Fluency Book – Asia (Animals)

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

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common Asian Animals that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!… Read More “The Fluency Book – Asia (Animals)”

The Fluency Book – Insects (Animals)

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

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common insects that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!… Read More “The Fluency Book – Insects (Animals)”

What is the Fluency Book?

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

What is the Fluency Book?

FACT: In any language, there are certain words that any reasonably educated person will know.  These are not words of a ‘specialist’–these are the words that you probably already know in your native language, and that you need to learn in your foreign language if you want to become truly fluent.… Read More “What is the Fluency Book?”

B.O.U.N.C.E. – Successfully Overcoming the Agony of Defeat

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

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS: Monroe Mann holds a NY law license and a PhD in psychology.  He wrote his PhD dissertation from Capella University on the decision-making process of successful entertainers.  He is an accomplished book author, actor, musician, film producer, director, attorney, public speaker, and entrepreneur.

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My Acorns Update: MADE IT TO $1,000! ($1103.36 To Be Precise)

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

As promised, here is another of my Acorn Investment App updates. What started at $0 in August 2017, and then went to $75, then surpassed $500 in winter of 2017 is now at $1103.36! … Read More “My Acorns Update: MADE IT TO $1,000! ($1103.36 To Be Precise)”

My Life as a Professional Voiceover Artist (And How You Can Get Started Too)!

by Joe Parisi, Voiceover Artist, & Break Diver (@joeparisi)parisi3

VOICEOVER CREDENTIALS: Joe Parisi’s voice has appeared in radio commercials for McDonald’s, Del Taco, Nest, Baymont Inn, and the list goes on and on.  He is also the host of the Odd Podcast, and recently interviewed Break Diving founder Monroe Mann

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Swimfan and the Actor’s Trajectory

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

ACTING CREDENTIALS: Monroe is a SAG/AFTRA/Equity actor, a NY entertainment attorney, the producer/co-director/co-star/co-writer of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” that sold at Cannes in over 15 territories, the best-selling author of “The Theatrical Juggernaut – The Psyche of the Star”, and a motivational speaker at places like Screen Actors Guild in NY, Writer’s Guild, Drama Book Shop, and more.)  Dr.

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Adversity is a Visitor to us All. And Resiliency is the Key.

by Tyrone Alcorn, Break Diving Staff (Accounting/Community)
Staff Sergeant, US Marine Corps

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

–Maya Angelou

Adversity is a visitor to us all.

It is not that we must escape the grasp of adversity, but we must prepare to meet it when it arrives.… Read More “Adversity is a Visitor to us All. And Resiliency is the Key.”

How Do I… Start An Acting Career?

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

ACTING CREDENTIALS: Monroe is a SAG/AFTRA/Equity actor, a NY entertainment attorney, the producer/co-director/co-star/co-writer of the feature film, “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” that sold at Cannes in over 15 territories, the best-selling author of “The Theatrical Juggernaut – The Psyche of the Star”, and a motivational speaker at places like Screen Actors Guild in NY, Writer’s Guild, Drama Book Shop, and more.)  Dr.

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Update – My New Adventures Investing With Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies

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

Last month, I made the following purchases:

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In case you can’t decipher it, it simply states that I bought:

$25 in Bitcoin
$25 in Bitcoin cash
$25 in Ethereum
$25 in Lite Coin

I then bought another $50 of Ethereum based on a random tip from my doctor (more on that later).  In other words, a total of $150 worth.… Read More “Update – My New Adventures Investing With Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies”

My New Adventures Investing With Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies

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

As many of you know, about six months ago, I began investing using Acorns.  You can read about how I got started with that here: A New and Simple Way to Invest.Read More “My New Adventures Investing With Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies”

The Fluency Project Monthly Challenge

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

Progress in a foreign language is primarily about two things:

Constant practice and constant correction.

If you have both, you become fluent.  But… it needs to be constant practice in all four disciplines, and constant correction in all four disciplines.… Read More “The Fluency Project Monthly Challenge”