July 10, 2020

Karl Pierre posing
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This blog post finds me interviewing a young, dynamic, and definitely fascinating man who is definitely living up to his personality type. Mistakenly believing that ENTP meant entrepreneur, I found out it was a Myers Briggs personality type. I got to speak to him about some of his current passions, including his foray into the €1 Italy homes, rehabbing properties, racism, and running a home health care agency amongst others. Safe to say that l was very impressed.

Living The ENTP Life With Karl Pierre:

black guy with big fish caught on the marina in living the ENTP life
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black guy with big fish caught on the marina in living the ENTP life
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Catching the big one. Enjoying another pastime.

Karl is the very definition of an entrepreneur. He has his hands in a lot of pots and seems like someone who is always looking for, and up for new challenges. It wasn’t until he identified his personality did things start to make sense to him and he embraced it fully. It was eye-opening for me as l had never paid much attention to this before:

What is ENTP Type Personality:

 This is the official Wikipedia description:

ENTP is the acronym in English for ” extraversion, intuition, thinking, perception ” – “extraversion, intuition, thought, perception” -. It is used in the Myers-Briggs indicator (MBTI) to describe one of the sixteen personality types.

It’s believed up to 5% of the world population is ENTP type. You can find your personality type here if interested. After my conversation with him, I agreed with this assessment. It’s nice to see young, accomplished black men who are thriving.

pilot and girlfriend in rear. Living the ENTP life
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pilot and girlfriend in rear. Living the ENTP life
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Nothing quite like piloting your own plane.

Highlights of the Living the ENTP Life podcast:

  • Growing up in New York.
  • Focussing on his strengths.
  • How he got into the rental business, thanks to not having a dorm room at college.
  • His current passions, and attention span.
  • Launching a new home health care agency and taking it public.
  • His “Killing the American Dream” initiative, not fitting into the machine, why it works for immigrants but does not work for Americans.
  • Racism, how travel opened his mind, and where he wants to settle down in.
  • His Ayahuasca experience.
  • Flipping houses and showing good and bad experiences on his YouTube channel.
  • His voyage to Italy after hearing about the €1 homes and how it worked out for him.
  • Advice for others and setting goals.

Listen to living the ENTP life podcast here, or on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify:

 


 

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You can find, and keep up with Karl here on YouTube

 

You should definitely follow him to keep up with his Italy house buying experience and the progression, see the past house flips he’s done, and the mistakes he made, such as when trying to acquire his private pilot license (that would have been me too :-) ). The man is transparent, which is one reason his channel is growing by leaps and bounds. He actually shows you what he’s doing in real-time.

view of Mussomeli Italy
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view of Mussomeli Italy
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Not a bad view is it? He heard about the prices, and he made it happen in this lovely town.

 

Other podcasts of interest:

Anita in Algarve Portugal

Colin in China

Bermuda ex-pat life

Cinnamon in Lisbon

interior of kitchen in flat in Italy, part of karl living the ENTP life
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interior of kitchen in flat in Italy, part of karl living the ENTP life
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Make sure to keep up with him to see what he intends to do to the properties.

Valencia Life Update:

We still continue to have sporadic outbreaks of covid-19 all over the country, but the health minister says we are still in a good place. Masks are now required when in public in all of Catalonia, whether or not the minimum social distance space can be maintained, same for the Balearic Islands. The fine will be €100 per incident.

 

The farmworkers continue to be blamed for the outbreaks. It might be true, but they have no choice. Most young Spaniards do not want to sully their hands by working on the farms and are okay with being on the dole, just like in the States, and U.K. I just find it amazing that nobody is blaming it on the tourists that are being allowed in, especially from the other countries where they have been quite lax in enforcing quarantine measures. I guess because the country depends so much on tourism, they can afford to turn a blind eye. The locals around here are enjoying the city.

 

Catalunya, to nobody’s surprise, insists on blaming Madrid for their high numbers and used it as another reason why they demand independence. The Pamplona Bull Running 2020 has been canceled, much to the disappointment of people already in Pamplona, hoping that it would have gone forward. All fiestas are canceled, for the most part, at least the ones supposed to occur through October. I think this year is a wash.

 

skies view from plane
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skies view from plane
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Flying the friendly skies. Possible once again, but advisable?

 

For people flying into Spain, there are three things to be aware of:

  • Health Form (filled out 48 hours before departure and includes your accommodation in Spain).
  • Visual Check upon arrival.
  • Temperature Control.

 

 

Yikes! America: What’s going on?

 

It feels so surreal to me that Americans are like pariahs right now, and are unwelcome in so many places. Reading about how some residents along the border of Mexico and Arizona were blocking tourists from entering made me chuckle. Talk about the tables turning, You can’t blame them of course. Something as simple as wearing a mask to protect others has become so political and people are just behaving like namby-pambys. It boggles my mind and makes me wonder if they will get a handle on the virus anytime soon.

 

How do you feel about wearing masks? Do you wear one, or are you all about “your” rights?