I spend a maximum of two days a week being concerned with my language school. I leave my manager to get on with everything for me. That's what I pay her for after all! On other days, I tend to write a little. Some days I’ll write for thirty to forty-five minutes and on others, I'll write for a few hours. I aim to write one book each year so I only need to spend a few hours each week – not each day – sitting at my desk typing away on my laptop.
It took me two years to write my last book, Easy English for Spanish Speakers. That book's DNA contains my heart and soul. I put so much into that in terms of relevant up-to-date content, grammar exercises that were designed to be fun, vocabulary – both formal and slang – that would suit learners of all ages and backgrounds. I wrote fascinating reading exercises covering technology, fashion, sport, society, history, travel and so much more to stir the inquisitive mind and power critical thinkers using the English language. My students love it and I've been able to distribute it successfully throughout Spain and South America.
Yet, there are students who wont read my book from cover to cover. Even if there are only 180 pages. Many learners skip the grammar and just jump into the exercises and end up getting most of the work wrong... as they realise they don't actually understand the grammar. Then they go back to the grammar, learn some of it, and repeat the exercises to find they succeed a little more.
Do you understand where I'm going here? My students want success but don't have the motivation to read through all the measly 180 pages of my book. They want to take the short-cut and achieve excellence in English without actually putting in all the required the work. And many of them do this. Students learn in many different ways – not one person is the same. Many students develop good grammatical knowledge through watching English television programmes whilst many others develop grammatically through reading fiction novels. Some students may actually study my grammar exercises. But I know many do not.
I can obviously relate to that and so I hope my website helps you see how you can achieve more success in your life without becoming a workaholic. Let's bring on some positive changes in all of our lives, in a chillaxed manner, staying healthy through eating well and sleeping plenty. If you're lazy but wanting to enrich your life, you've come to the right place. Lazy But Rich is my manifesto for achieving success in a relaxed, but often lazy manner.