Change the World by Investing in Your Community
Change the world. Yes, you can do it by investing in your community. Spending Canadian Thanksgiving in an ungrateful country like Italy has been a lesson for me—one of the many lessons I’ve learned from my country of origin.
Forget the magnificent ancient buildings, the world-renowned food, the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Those are for tourists.
When you are emotionally attached to a country as I am to Italy, you have to look behind what shines to see how the country is run, how the people behave, how the resources are used.
Italy is stressed by politicians with no conscience, whose only goal is to perpetuate chaos so they can steal as much as they want. It is plagued by the Mafia, whose life mantra, “You help me, I’ll help you,” is embraced by almost everyone. It is abandoned by smart minds, who prefer to work in other countries. (more…)
An Upside-Down Perspective is a New Perspective!
Are you happy in conflict? Probably not. Few of us are. We get caught up in conflict for a lot of reasons. Our sense of entitlement. Our ego. A set of rules we’ve created that only make sense to us, like “It’s her turn to invite me! He should apologize first! I haven’t done anything wrong!”
So much wasted energy! So much needless anxiety! Wouldn’t you rather be happy than right?
This little tale reminds us that sometimes, looking at the world upside down is worth it.
Lessons From a Bat
Contra Ryan is a bat. At night he flies over the countryside using his fine hearing to find his way. In the daytime he hangs upside down
on a beam in the barn, resting. For this reason the animals on the farm make fun of him and call him Contra Ryan. (more…)
Judge a Book by Its Cover
The old saying goes: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I recently did just that. I saw a book with a beautiful blue cover and three of my favorite things: a cat, a stack of tarot cards, and some photos. And the author was Italian! How could I resist? I bought the book without opening it—and soon I fell in love with the story. (more…)
Fluid Personal and Business Branding
Less is more! Yes, it’s still true, and it’s becoming truer every day in our business and personal lives.
People’s attention spans have shrunken to just a few minutes or less, leaving no time to take in anything extra. I used to be the Get What You Want! coach. Now those four words are too many. (more…)
Succeed in Business with the Right Website
Invest in yourself is the second most important priority when you are an entrepreneur. The first one is that you have to believe in yourself. Then, when you are ready to succeed in business, you will fully embraced that investing in your business means you invest in yourself.
The best way to represent yourself and your business is the website. No brainer, right? Then why are so many new entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-wannabes missing the message? (more…)