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Hi, I am Tung Vo.

Tung VO, a wandering mind.

I’m a typical introvert, and currently working as an automotive engineer. I enjoy experiencing my life, love the concept of life-balancing, love HIMYM and Manchester United, love calisthenics and running. I’m always wandering my mind with plenty of thoughts, so I decided to write to express myself. Hopefully, my own experiences could reach and help many of you.

My most read post in Jan 2021

  1. You Could Be Earning Thousands Of Dollars, But This First Dollar From Medium Tastes Incredible
  2. Let This 2020 Explain Why You Don’t Always Need A Goal With Specific Numbers

My most read post in Dec 2020

  1. Please Don’t Try To Sleep Early In Order To Get Up Early Anymore…

I quit my job one month ago, but my plan is about to collapse.

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I just want to keep this short, because I didn’t intend to talk about it.

I quit my job one month ago after 2.5 years working as an automotive engineer for a german company. I had planned for this for over 6 months, and I thought I was ready to have a life doing my own job, being my own boss. However, it’s soon collapsed.

I have made some mistakes that I think I could have avoided if I had planned more carefully.

I didn’t save up much money for my bills if I fail. I think I can survive…

From 0.01$ to 1$

pay money
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I got to know Medium a few years ago, but at that time Medium was just a page that I would come across when I was searching for some information on Google.

After that, when I started to spend more time on English, Medium is one of my go-to pages to learn the language because most of the articles there are quite author-opinion-based and quite easy to read. …

Random noise, a little music, and moving objects together balance your working mood.

The coffee shop space with a noisy background makes you more effective.
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Have you ever felt that the place is too quiet for you to study? Do you notice why many people prefer a coffee-house space to a quiet library for working? Or if you are a noisy-background type, have you ever wondered why it works well for you? Keep posing questions to understand yourself better.

To be honest, the coffee-shop space is not only my best working office but also one of my restorative niches. There are three factors making it my favorite spot, including random noise, music, and moving objects.

Random noise

Scientific researchers have proven that background with arbitrary sounds does…

I’m scared, but I will.

Be well packed and go.
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Have you ever thought of quitting your current job? If you’ve had that fugitive idea once, you definitely have your own reason. No matter what it is, rational or irrational for you or for other people, I believe that you’re not happy with your job.

When I’m not happy, I make changes. Changes don’t mean that you have to quit your job, it means that you will find ways to untangle your feelings and make you happy.

Why do you want to quit your job?

There are plenty of reasons why people want to leave their job to seek another one.

You’re probably not satisfied with the working…

You will never regret it

Be the best version of yourself
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Have you ever felt that you want to do a lot of things but you’re too lazy to do? You admire others’ success but you’re afraid to challenge yourself. You wonder if you could do your job better.

A little more effort, a little more focus, discipline, and determination are what you need to have in order to achieve your goal. Those little changes will help trigger the beast inside you. But how to force yourself in the first place? Why do you need to turn on the beast mode? I have my own answer.

I’m in the beast mode

I perceive myself as a…

Writing didn’t come to me accidentally, I chose it.

Keep the pencil sharp
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When I say “I’m not gonna make myself hate writing”, a part of me means I’m scared that one day I’m gonna hate it.

I didn’t meet Writing by destiny.

It’s hard to tell who you are, why you were born with your personality. You are not allowed to choose what you were born with, but you are able to choose what you live with. You are not able to realize the reasons for your thoughts, your actions when you were little, but the more you grow up, the better you can know about that.

I’m an introvert, who I didn’t choose to be and I’m…

Let me buy you a box of candy.

Let me buy you a box of candy with this one dollar
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I have never thought I could get paid for showing my mind, my feelings, and my personal stories to people. However, it is really happening. I got the very first dollar in December 2020 by just writing it all out on Medium.

You never forget all the first things

We all have our first things. It’s hard to recall and articulate all the feelings, but the fact is that you will never forget, even though it’s good or bad.

The more you grow up, the bigger your comfort zone will get, so you hardly get to find out something regarded as a very first one.

For me…

Don’t let your big ego ruin your relationship

Don’t let your big ego ruin your relationship
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I’m simply a person of logic.

That means I’d like to be logical in every single problem, from the way I deal with my personal ones to discussions and arguments with other people.

So, people who have illogical words and actions would strike me with a negative impression.

But I was all wrong.

I realize that it is all about your soul, about who you are.

When you are a totally different mind, your logic is different.

Everyone has their own logic, has their own way to manage their life, so things will not work out between those who are…

Calmly, sensitively, firmly, and slowly

Happy new year 2021
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Here comes the last day of 2020, a year with beautiful and supposedly lucky numbers itself, a year that initiated the whole new decade.

Can you remember what you planned and hoped for in a year like this?

It should have been “a happy new year” with pleasant memories and memorable milestones. However, we all know what was really going on in the world over the year.

Perhaps, I cannot feel all the pain and loss that you were or have been suffering, but I do want to say “Happy New Year 2021” and wish you all the best with…

Tung VO

I’m Tung Vo, a wandering mind. I love the way how life is changing day by day, making life balancing is not only challenging but also interesting.

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