The Reason Why

Douglas Oliveira (English4Reason) kindly joined me on the podcast for a casual conversation about language learning, but more specifically we spoke about passion and finding your purpose in life, or your ‘Why’. It was an inspiring and motivational chat and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

Douglas also has his own podcast, The Reason Why, where he interviewed me about my ‘Why’. Definitely check that out too.


  • 0:21 – Intro
  • 2:37 – Who is Doug?
  • 5:56 – About Doug’s Teaching and Academy
  • 13:21 – The Reason Why
  • 17:31 – Doug’s “Why”
  • 23:30 – How can people find their ‘why’
  • 31:29 – Where can people find passion?
  • 37:57 – Adjusting your tastes and likes
  • 48:49 – Where to find Doug

Vocabulary & Expressions

  • Delve into (0:58) – To research something deeply
  • To be on the same page (5:42) – To agree with someone or be the same as someone
  • To go hand in hand (10:12) – Two things that match together well
  • To walk the walk (12:37) – To do the things that you talk about
  • To coin (29:16) – To invent a new word or phrase

Things Mentioned

  • Simon Sinek – TED Talk
  • The Twitch Streamer who does wood carvings – Broxh
  • “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” – Simon Sinek

Where to Find Doug

Whenever you remove the aspect of language learning, grammar and difficulties in learning and communicating in a language, you reduce the level of stress.

Hours, dedicated hours that you devote to something you want to be good at, this is the secret.

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