The Power of Environment – Speak English Fluently – Advanced English Listening Practice – 63


hi there I’m drew badger the
world’s number one english world’s number one english world’s number one english
fluency guide and it is a fluency guide and it is a fluency guide and it is a
pleasure to welcome you to pleasure to welcome you to pleasure to welcome you to
another advance to listening another advance to listening another advance to listening
practice lesson in this video i practice lesson in this video i practice lesson in this video i
wanted to talk about the power wanted to talk about the power wanted to talk about the power
of environment environment so of environment environment so of environment environment so
even the environment and I’m even the environment and I’m even the environment and I’m
reading right now it’s not reading right now it’s not reading right now it’s not
really the best environment is really the best environment is really the best environment is
the best environment i can find the best environment i can find the best environment i can find
where i live where it’s pretty where i live where it’s pretty where i live where it’s pretty
quiet and I can sit record these quiet and I can sit record these quiet and I can sit record these
videos in peace to do something videos in peace to do something videos in peace to do something
in peace just means without in peace just means without in peace just means without
other people bothering you so i other people bothering you so i other people bothering you so i
get to relax or I get to work in get to relax or I get to work in get to relax or I get to work in
peace peace peace
so in a quiet situation without so in a quiet situation without so in a quiet situation without
other people disturbing me other people disturbing me other people disturbing me
anyway I environment or just anyway I environment or just anyway I environment or just
thinking about the location thinking about the location thinking about the location
you’re in or the surroundings you’re in or the surroundings you’re in or the surroundings
these are things that have been these are things that have been these are things that have been
really important to me and they really important to me and they really important to me and they
are pretty important to most are pretty important to most are pretty important to most
people in maybe if you don’t people in maybe if you don’t people in maybe if you don’t
realize it but this is why we’re realize it but this is why we’re realize it but this is why we’re
attracted to certain places like attracted to certain places like attracted to certain places like
a beautiful rainforest in a a beautiful rainforest in a a beautiful rainforest in a
jungle or a beach or a lovely jungle or a beach or a lovely jungle or a beach or a lovely
sunset over some mountains sunset over some mountains sunset over some mountains
there’s certain sing a certain there’s certain sing a certain there’s certain sing a certain
things that we enjoy seeing or things that we enjoy seeing or things that we enjoy seeing or
certain environments that we certain environments that we certain environments that we
enjoy being him and if you can enjoy being him and if you can enjoy being him and if you can
be in an environment it makes it be in an environment it makes it be in an environment it makes it
much easier to do that kind of much easier to do that kind of much easier to do that kind of
thing and I i did sounds a thing and I i did sounds a thing and I i did sounds a
little bit vague but i’ll get little bit vague but i’ll get little bit vague but i’ll get
more specific about that right more specific about that right more specific about that right
now if I’m the kind of person now if I’m the kind of person now if I’m the kind of person
that I’m like really overweight that I’m like really overweight that I’m like really overweight
and I have to you know maybe and I have to you know maybe and I have to you know maybe
lose 20 pounds or do something lose 20 pounds or do something lose 20 pounds or do something
if I’m just sitting at home and if I’m just sitting at home and if I’m just sitting at home and
I live in a potato chip and I live in a potato chip and I live in a potato chip and
donut factory and their potato donut factory and their potato donut factory and their potato
chips and donuts everywhere and chips and donuts everywhere and chips and donuts everywhere and
I’m just sitting at home I’m just sitting at home I’m just sitting at home
watching TV all day it’s a watching TV all day it’s a watching TV all day it’s a
really dangerous environment for really dangerous environment for really dangerous environment for
me if I want to lose weight and me if I want to lose weight and me if I want to lose weight and
people typically will put people typically will put people typically will put
themselves in an environment themselves in an environment themselves in an environment
like that like not that extreme like that like not that extreme like that like not that extreme
actually living in a donut shop actually living in a donut shop actually living in a donut shop
or potato chip factory but you or potato chip factory but you or potato chip factory but you
live in an environment where you live in an environment where you live in an environment where you
have to use a lot of willpower have to use a lot of willpower have to use a lot of willpower
in order to to fight the urge to in order to to fight the urge to in order to to fight the urge to
eat those donuts or sit down and eat those donuts or sit down and eat those donuts or sit down and
relax relax relax
so something like that and it’s so something like that and it’s so something like that and it’s
really important when you’re really important when you’re really important when you’re
thinking about doing something thinking about doing something thinking about doing something
like getting fluent or you want like getting fluent or you want like getting fluent or you want
to to to
lose weight or get a better lose weight or get a better lose weight or get a better
whatever that thing is it’s whatever that thing is it’s whatever that thing is it’s
really important to instead of really important to instead of really important to instead of
trying to use willpower sobe the trying to use willpower sobe the trying to use willpower sobe the
forcing yourself like okay I’m forcing yourself like okay I’m forcing yourself like okay I’m
not going to eat that potato not going to eat that potato not going to eat that potato
chip I’m going to be strong now chip I’m going to be strong now chip I’m going to be strong now
you’re thinking about it even you’re thinking about it even you’re thinking about it even
when you say i’m not going to do when you say i’m not going to do when you say i’m not going to do
something your brain doesn’t something your brain doesn’t something your brain doesn’t
understand the difference understand the difference understand the difference
between not doing something and between not doing something and between not doing something and
doing something so logically doing something so logically doing something so logically
it’s not like that part of your it’s not like that part of your it’s not like that part of your
brain doesn’t understand that brain doesn’t understand that brain doesn’t understand that
your brain is just thinking your brain is just thinking your brain is just thinking
potato two potato two potato potato two potato two potato potato two potato two potato
chip chip chip
so you can you know say okay you so you can you know say okay you so you can you know say okay you
have a lot of willpower but the have a lot of willpower but the have a lot of willpower but the
smart thing to do is to move to smart thing to do is to move to smart thing to do is to move to
someplace else where you’re not someplace else where you’re not someplace else where you’re not
in the donut shop and potato in the donut shop and potato in the donut shop and potato
chip factory now the reason i’m chip factory now the reason i’m chip factory now the reason i’m
speaking about this is because speaking about this is because speaking about this is because
it works the same way with it works the same way with it works the same way with
fluency you don’t necessarily fluency you don’t necessarily fluency you don’t necessarily
need to be living in an need to be living in an need to be living in an
english-speaking country of english-speaking country of english-speaking country of
course i know plenty of people course i know plenty of people course i know plenty of people
like Japanese speakers that have like Japanese speakers that have like Japanese speakers that have
never been to America but their never been to America but their never been to America but their
english is greater they’ve never english is greater they’ve never english is greater they’ve never
been to Canada Australia any been to Canada Australia any been to Canada Australia any
other english-speaking country other english-speaking country other english-speaking country
they may have visited but they may have visited but they may have visited but
they’ve never lived there for an they’ve never lived there for an they’ve never lived there for an
extended period of time but they extended period of time but they extended period of time but they
speak really great English and speak really great English and speak really great English and
of course I no other Japanese of course I no other Japanese of course I no other Japanese
speakers and speakers from other speakers and speakers from other speakers and speakers from other
countries around the world countries around the world countries around the world
better in America or other better in America or other better in America or other
english-speaking countries and english-speaking countries and english-speaking countries and
they can’t speak English so lots they can’t speak English so lots they can’t speak English so lots
of people are struggling when of people are struggling when of people are struggling when
they’re in the country or you they’re in the country or you they’re in the country or you
know speaking well when they’re know speaking well when they’re know speaking well when they’re
outside of the country so it’s outside of the country so it’s outside of the country so it’s
not something the like not something the like not something the like
environment when people talk environment when people talk environment when people talk
about like okay well you got to about like okay well you got to about like okay well you got to
live in it in a speaking country live in it in a speaking country live in it in a speaking country
for the language you wanted to for the language you wanted to for the language you wanted to
speak but you didn’t you know so speak but you didn’t you know so speak but you didn’t you know so
you don’t get to speak as well you don’t get to speak as well you don’t get to speak as well
so I want you to stop thinking so I want you to stop thinking so I want you to stop thinking
about that these are just kind about that these are just kind about that these are just kind
of limiting beliefs or ideas of limiting beliefs or ideas of limiting beliefs or ideas
that people have about why that people have about why that people have about why
someone can get fluent but they someone can get fluent but they someone can get fluent but they
can’t so there are examples of can’t so there are examples of can’t so there are examples of
people where you are succeeding people where you are succeeding people where you are succeeding
even not being in a native even not being in a native even not being in a native
English environment anyway English environment anyway English environment anyway
that’s just a quick aside a that’s just a quick aside a that’s just a quick aside a
quick note about that but the quick note about that but the quick note about that but the
the kind of more important the kind of more important the kind of more important
picture here is your environment picture here is your environment picture here is your environment
when you’re talking about when you’re talking about when you’re talking about
learning English and you have to learning English and you have to learning English and you have to
put yourself in an environment put yourself in an environment put yourself in an environment
whether it’s online or you’re whether it’s online or you’re whether it’s online or you’re
doing some kind of activity like doing some kind of activity like doing some kind of activity like
you go and play a sport or you you go and play a sport or you you go and play a sport or you
learn cooking or anything else learn cooking or anything else learn cooking or anything else
where you’re actually where you’re actually where you’re actually
participating in an environment participating in an environment participating in an environment
with people where they’re using with people where they’re using with people where they’re using
English again you can do this English again you can do this English again you can do this
online where you can do this in online where you can do this in online where you can do this in
person but it’s much easier to person but it’s much easier to person but it’s much easier to
put yourself into put yourself into put yourself into
environment where you can do environment where you can do environment where you can do
this naturally as opposed to this naturally as opposed to this naturally as opposed to
trying to study at home where trying to study at home where trying to study at home where
you’re trying to forcing you’re trying to forcing you’re trying to forcing
yourself to do something you yourself to do something you yourself to do something you
don’t naturally do your body if don’t naturally do your body if don’t naturally do your body if
you put yourself in the you put yourself in the you put yourself in the
environment where something environment where something environment where something
happens if you can change your happens if you can change your happens if you can change your
environment in some way that’s environment in some way that’s environment in some way that’s
the smart part of your brain the smart part of your brain the smart part of your brain
trying to control the dumb part trying to control the dumb part trying to control the dumb part
of your brain such that you can of your brain such that you can of your brain such that you can
actually get the environment you actually get the environment you actually get the environment you
want that will give you the want that will give you the want that will give you the
results that you want with your results that you want with your results that you want with your
fluency for losing weight or fluency for losing weight or fluency for losing weight or
anything else has a case for anything else has a case for anything else has a case for
myself like if I’m you know at myself like if I’m you know at myself like if I’m you know at
home I have a job where I guess home I have a job where I guess home I have a job where I guess
my you know my work my my you know my work my my you know my work my
profession i’m at home and i’m profession i’m at home and i’m profession i’m at home and i’m
on the computer doing things I on the computer doing things I on the computer doing things I
notice I don’t move around as notice I don’t move around as notice I don’t move around as
much as if I’m you know acting much as if I’m you know acting much as if I’m you know acting
outside doing gardening so when outside doing gardening so when outside doing gardening so when
i do gardening I don’t have to i do gardening I don’t have to i do gardening I don’t have to
also go to the gym and exercise also go to the gym and exercise also go to the gym and exercise
and do things like that because and do things like that because and do things like that because
the lifestyle of a gardener is the lifestyle of a gardener is the lifestyle of a gardener is
somebody that’s bending over somebody that’s bending over somebody that’s bending over
picking things up carrying picking things up carrying picking things up carrying
things and doing other body things and doing other body things and doing other body
movements that you would do a movements that you would do a movements that you would do a
gym and you’re carrying heavy gym and you’re carrying heavy gym and you’re carrying heavy
things and it’s just a natural things and it’s just a natural things and it’s just a natural
way of moving your body but as a way of moving your body but as a way of moving your body but as a
person that’s just sitting at a person that’s just sitting at a person that’s just sitting at a
computer doing something the computer doing something the computer doing something the
environment is not a strong one environment is not a strong one environment is not a strong one
for helping you build strong for helping you build strong for helping you build strong
muscles like I mean maybe my muscles like I mean maybe my muscles like I mean maybe my
fingers are getting stronger fingers are getting stronger fingers are getting stronger
because i’m using a keyboard but because i’m using a keyboard but because i’m using a keyboard but
again it’s not something that I again it’s not something that I again it’s not something that I
would have to do so I’m having would have to do so I’m having would have to do so I’m having
to use willpower like okay I’m to use willpower like okay I’m to use willpower like okay I’m
going to use some of my time by going to use some of my time by going to use some of my time by
sitting at the computer and then sitting at the computer and then sitting at the computer and then
i have to go to the gym or go i have to go to the gym or go i have to go to the gym or go
outside and do something I have outside and do something I have outside and do something I have
to change my environment but the to change my environment but the to change my environment but the
more that I can combine these more that I can combine these more that I can combine these
two things and let’s say i was two things and let’s say i was two things and let’s say i was
able to do typing on a computer able to do typing on a computer able to do typing on a computer
by climbing on a mountain or by climbing on a mountain or by climbing on a mountain or
something like that whatever something like that whatever something like that whatever
that situation is a situation that situation is a situation that situation is a situation
where my environment is more where my environment is more where my environment is more
controlling me because again controlling me because again controlling me because again
we’re all very influenced by the we’re all very influenced by the we’re all very influenced by the
environment that were him the environment that were him the environment that were him the
more you can make your more you can make your more you can make your
environment like that much more environment like that much more environment like that much more
likely it is you’re going to likely it is you’re going to likely it is you’re going to
achieve the results you want achieve the results you want achieve the results you want
whether that’s for fluency your whether that’s for fluency your whether that’s for fluency your
weight loss or you know weight loss or you know weight loss or you know
achieving anything else like achieving anything else like achieving anything else like
even you know I have friends uh even you know I have friends uh even you know I have friends uh
in America that you know they in America that you know they in America that you know they
would complain that they didn’t would complain that they didn’t would complain that they didn’t
have a girlfriend and i would have a girlfriend and i would have a girlfriend and i would
say well you guys are just say well you guys are just say well you guys are just
sitting in your dorm room sitting in your dorm room sitting in your dorm room
together so this is back in together so this is back in together so this is back in
college and people are kind of college and people are kind of college and people are kind of
complaining like I don’t have a complaining like I don’t have a complaining like I don’t have a
girlfriend i say well why don’t girlfriend i say well why don’t girlfriend i say well why don’t
you go to wear some women are you go to wear some women are you go to wear some women are
you know it’s one of those it’s you know it’s one of those it’s you know it’s one of those it’s
like kind of an obvious thing like kind of an obvious thing like kind of an obvious thing
but a lot of people don’t they but a lot of people don’t they but a lot of people don’t they
don’t see it that way it’s going don’t see it that way it’s going don’t see it that way it’s going
it’s easy to complain about that it’s easy to complain about that it’s easy to complain about that
but you’re not going to be able but you’re not going to be able but you’re not going to be able
to get you know like a to get you know like a to get you know like a
girlfriend if you know you don’t girlfriend if you know you don’t girlfriend if you know you don’t
go where women are you know it’s go where women are you know it’s go where women are you know it’s
one of those like kind of one of those like kind of one of those like kind of
obvious things I was just like obvious things I was just like obvious things I was just like
hey guys you know let’s get out hey guys you know let’s get out hey guys you know let’s get out
of this environment you don’t of this environment you don’t of this environment you don’t
have to go to a bar but you know have to go to a bar but you know have to go to a bar but you know
go out go to a cooking class or go out go to a cooking class or go out go to a cooking class or
yoga class or whatever where yoga class or whatever where yoga class or whatever where
women are likely to be found and women are likely to be found and women are likely to be found and
then you can start speaking with then you can start speaking with then you can start speaking with
them and that’s how you develop them and that’s how you develop them and that’s how you develop
a relationship you get into that a relationship you get into that a relationship you get into that
environment and it makes it much environment and it makes it much environment and it makes it much
more likely to achieve the kind more likely to achieve the kind more likely to achieve the kind
of kind of success you want of kind of success you want of kind of success you want
remember this is really great remember this is really great remember this is really great
story I hideout it’s true it’s story I hideout it’s true it’s story I hideout it’s true it’s
just kind of a joke but there’s just kind of a joke but there’s just kind of a joke but there’s
a man thats he goes to church a man thats he goes to church a man thats he goes to church
and he’s sitting there and he’s and he’s sitting there and he’s and he’s sitting there and he’s
praying praying praying
he’s like God please like I he’s like God please like I he’s like God please like I
really want to win the lottery really want to win the lottery really want to win the lottery
this year so I really want to this year so I really want to this year so I really want to
win the lottery win the lottery win the lottery
you know I like please help me you know I like please help me you know I like please help me
like I’ve been like a good like I’ve been like a good like I’ve been like a good
person person person
all this time and so you know all this time and so you know all this time and so you know
every week you buys a lottery every week you buys a lottery every week you buys a lottery
ticket and he still didn’t win ticket and he still didn’t win ticket and he still didn’t win
so you went to church was like so you went to church was like so you went to church was like
asking God and then the he asking God and then the he asking God and then the he
didn’t win that time so he went didn’t win that time so he went didn’t win that time so he went
again the next week and he was again the next week and he was again the next week and he was
like please God like you know like please God like you know like please God like you know
I’ve really been wanting this I’ve really been wanting this I’ve really been wanting this
for a long time like I really for a long time like I really for a long time like I really
want to win the lottery and he want to win the lottery and he want to win the lottery and he
still didn’t win and then he still didn’t win and then he still didn’t win and then he
goes back to church goes back to church goes back to church
the third week and he’s still the third week and he’s still the third week and he’s still
praying like God do please praying like God do please praying like God do please
answer me if like you hear this answer me if like you hear this answer me if like you hear this
at all please give me a sign i at all please give me a sign i at all please give me a sign i
want to know like that I’m you want to know like that I’m you want to know like that I’m you
know actually doing the right know actually doing the right know actually doing the right
thing so that I can win the thing so that I can win the thing so that I can win the
lottery and he actually hears lottery and he actually hears lottery and he actually hears
God speak to him and God says God speak to him and God says God speak to him and God says
he’s like hey like I’d love to he’s like hey like I’d love to he’s like hey like I’d love to
help you win but you gotta buy help you win but you gotta buy help you win but you gotta buy
ticket and so like this guy’s ticket and so like this guy’s ticket and so like this guy’s
like I ok like I didn’t actually like I ok like I didn’t actually like I ok like I didn’t actually
just like I want to win the just like I want to win the just like I want to win the
lottery but he didn’t actually lottery but he didn’t actually lottery but he didn’t actually
go out and like get a ticket so go out and like get a ticket so go out and like get a ticket so
you know he’s like trying to win you know he’s like trying to win you know he’s like trying to win
the lottery every week but you the lottery every week but you the lottery every week but you
got to actually do the thing got to actually do the thing got to actually do the thing
that’s going to get you that that’s going to get you that that’s going to get you that
thing that I don’t even think I thing that I don’t even think I thing that I don’t even think I
told that job properly but told that job properly but told that job properly but
basically you get the idea that basically you get the idea that basically you get the idea that
you have two number one take you have two number one take you have two number one take
action but it’s much easier to action but it’s much easier to action but it’s much easier to
to actually take action or to do to actually take action or to do to actually take action or to do
the thing you want to get the the thing you want to get the the thing you want to get the
thing you want if you put thing you want if you put thing you want if you put
yourself in that kind of yourself in that kind of yourself in that kind of
environment so with English environment so with English environment so with English
learning i know a lot of people learning i know a lot of people learning i know a lot of people
maybe even your lives maybe even your lives maybe even your lives
in an english-speaking country in an english-speaking country in an english-speaking country
right now he could be in America right now he could be in America right now he could be in America
Australia the UK Canada or even Australia the UK Canada or even Australia the UK Canada or even
you know South Africa anyplace you know South Africa anyplace you know South Africa anyplace
else where there’s even like a else where there’s even like a else where there’s even like a
community of people that mostly community of people that mostly community of people that mostly
speaks english you have to kind speaks english you have to kind speaks english you have to kind
of force yourself to get into of force yourself to get into of force yourself to get into
that environment in the same way that environment in the same way that environment in the same way
a child would be and you can do a child would be and you can do a child would be and you can do
this online you can find like no this online you can find like no this online you can find like no
message boards or even just message boards or even just message boards or even just
watching youtube videos here watching youtube videos here watching youtube videos here
that are meant like mostly made that are meant like mostly made that are meant like mostly made
for native English speakers and for native English speakers and for native English speakers and
so the environments are always so the environments are always so the environments are always
there whether they’re in person there whether they’re in person there whether they’re in person
or online but once you get into or online but once you get into or online but once you get into
the environment becomes much the environment becomes much the environment becomes much
easier to actually get the easier to actually get the easier to actually get the
fluency because you’re spending fluency because you’re spending fluency because you’re spending
most of your time doing things most of your time doing things most of your time doing things
like that with people in that like that with people in that like that with people in that
environment it happens much more environment it happens much more environment it happens much more
naturally so you don’t have to naturally so you don’t have to naturally so you don’t have to
worry about willpower or forcing worry about willpower or forcing worry about willpower or forcing
yourself to to behave in a yourself to to behave in a yourself to to behave in a
certain way or do something that certain way or do something that certain way or do something that
just doesn’t feel normal just doesn’t feel normal just doesn’t feel normal
so the more that you can create so the more that you can create so the more that you can create
English as a lifestyle for you English as a lifestyle for you English as a lifestyle for you
the faster you’re going to get the faster you’re going to get the faster you’re going to get
flying well that’s it for this flying well that’s it for this flying well that’s it for this
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