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Izmael Arkin
  • Male
  • Higashiomi, Shiga
  • Japan

Izmael Arkin's Friends

  • Bryan Hart
  • Rick Seigmund
  • Brent Green

Izmael Arkin's Discussions

Feedback on my idea/blog.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Izmael Arkin May 28, 2012. 11 Replies

Hello Everyone,I am hoping to get some honest, straightforward feedback in regards to my current project.Quick Background:I am 29 years old and almost 30. I used to be at a job I hated... I realized…Continue

Am I experienced enough?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Izmael Arkin Mar 18, 2012. 14 Replies

Hello everyone,So I have been going through a very extensive process of trying to discover my passion, characteristics, and talents over the last 2 months. I have taken multiple personality…Continue

Where do I go from here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reid Wilson Oct 6, 2011. 5 Replies

Hello everyone,I`ll give a brief background then pose my question. So up until about a year ago i was a teacher. My first few years in teaching I was extremely passionate about it and loved going to…Continue


Izmael Arkin's Page

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about it through "48 Days to the Work you Love" and "No more Mondays". I am also an avid listener of the 48days podcast.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am working as an Assistant English Teacher in Japan. I also spend a lot of time writing and developin an online community of people trying to make the most of their lives at 30yearoldninja.com
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to develop a location independent business via online blogging. I love martial arts! My goal is to travel around the world, train in martial arts, write about my experiences, and inspire others to follow their passion.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
About a year ago i quit my job and pursued my dream to move to Japan, learn Japanese, and train in martial arts. Dan Millers books and podcast inspired me to do so. I want to become a black belt in Aikido. I want to run a marathon. I want to read 60 books per year. I want to travel to two countries (I have never been to) each year. I want to become conversational in Japanese.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am able to provide effective methods for people to take steps to immmediatelly improve their personal relationships.
I am able to provide a systematic structure to help people become more effective and disciplined in their daily lives.
I am able to identify the root cause of negative human behaviors.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?

Izmael Arkin's Blog

14 Lessons That Will Change Your Life (Plus 14 Ridiculous Pictures)

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 8:30am 1 Comment

About 36 months ago, I became acutely aware of a reality that would forever change my life.

Experience is a wonderful teacher but often a painful one as well.

Tears, depressions, anxiety, insecurity, doubt... They are my friend. But only because they are part of my past. They are a horrible bed partner. But a lovely ex-girlfriend. ... That was inappropriate.

36 months ago is when the dream reached…


Becoming a Ninja Isn't so Easy...

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Izzy is currently living in Japan and pursing his childhood dream: to become a ninja. To read more head on over to The 30 Year Old Ninja. You can sign up to get RSS post updates at his site where he posts new content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.…


I Want to be A Ninja... What Does That Mean?

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Izzy is currently pursing his childhood dream to become a ninja. Head on over to The 30 Year Old Ninja to check it out.

I want to be a ninja. Great, wonderful, lovely, awesome… That doesn't make any sense does it?

Did you know that when I say "I want to be a ninja" most people think I am joking? Shocking! You know that feeling…


If There is a Fire I will die...

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Izzy currently lives in Japan where he is pursuing his childhood dream to become a ninja. He writes about his adventures and experiences living in a foreign country while inspiring others to pursue their dreams and live in awesome life. Read more here:The 30 Year Old Ninja

This is odd... Actually, being a foreigner in a strange country,…


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At 6:23pm on May 18, 2012, Lesley Morrison said…

Thanks so much for your comments and encouraging words!  Best of luck to you on your pursuit of things in Japan as well - how exciting!

At 9:25am on April 26, 2012, Robert Clinton said…

Hey Izmael, you are so welcome! You put out awesome content, and I'm glad you're here... Keep making things happen, and if I can ever help you with something please let me know... I love what you're doing.

At 7:44pm on August 25, 2011, Brent Green said…

Welcome Izmael!

Very cool that you pursued your dream in moving to Japan :)  I lived in Ukraine for 4 years teaching English and organizing leadership workshops - those were some really cool, positive, transformational years in my life :)

If you are interested, check out our Pursuing Your Calling group.

In Him,


At 12:38pm on August 24, 2011, Bryan Hart said…

Hello Arkin,

Welcome to the 48 Days community. 

If you haven't yet, after looking at your profile I would suggest you take a look at these groups:

Pursue Your Calling by Brent Green

No More Mondays Show by Scott Moore (Along with the podcast)


Also, if you are interested in sharing your 48 Days story, feel free to join my group: 

48Days - Progress in the Process

Let me know if you are looking for anything else. I enjoy connecting people to ideas and resources.

-Bryan Hart


At 7:18pm on August 23, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Welcome Izmael,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is you are a fan of Dan Miller. So am I. He gives great advice.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
At 4:37am on August 23, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Izmael -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

Depending on what your interests are, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. if you are interested in getting in touch with the purpose and calling that is on your life, here is the link to ours, finding your voice.



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