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The Biggest Regret Ever

When I met Jennifer, she told me she never traveled outside her country of Colombia. Intrigued as to why as a North American I chose to come back here for a third time, she asked, “What is so special about … Continue reading

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Standing Out From a Crowd

It had been a little over an hour that the five of us went out for a walk in nature. Three of us decided to rest and admire the beauty around us. All of a sudden, as we were sitting … Continue reading

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The Biggest Lie We Tell Each Other

Remember when we were kids, we were taught to always tell the truth and everything would be fine? At some point, it seemed like this was no longer true. We started hearing a whole different story. Let me explain.

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Two Travelers at a Street Market – Humility Has Great Rewards!

Two travelers stop at a stand of an artisan street/flea market in South America. The salesperson approaches traveler #1, “buenas tardes senor, que…” Without letting him finish his sentence, the first traveler interrupts the salesperson, “yeah, how much for these … Continue reading

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Gratitude is Good for the Soul

From a very young age, one of the first phrases my parents taught me was “Thank you!” Every time people came to visit and brought me a gift, as I held the gift in my hands getting ready to run … Continue reading

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Does the Truth Depend on What You Believe?

Yes, I lived in Medellin, Colombia for 5 months and I’m still ALIVE! We have all heard and read the horrible things that took place in Colombia back in the 80’s and 90’s. Although Colombia has drastically changed in the … Continue reading

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True Religion: Feeling Obligated to Do Something?

Have you ever walked in a store, tried on a piece of clothing, decide to buy it, go to the checkout counter to pay for it and for some reason, the price is 10 times higher than you expected? What … Continue reading

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Employee Motivation and Engagement – 3 Powerful Tips in Making an Effective Transition from Employee to Leader

This is the 1st Q&A of a 6 part series on employee motivation and engagement. You might prefer to start with reading the introduction here. Marcelo asks: I have just been promoted from employee to team leader. I start my … Continue reading

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Employee Motivation and Engagement

The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become – Paulo Coelho How can a leader motivate and engage others? Since the launch of the Life Makeover Project, leaders have asked me so many questions … Continue reading

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As a Human Race, Are We Progressing?

He thought he had all figured out. He was convinced that his way was the right way. He made his way to Bolivia to convince the people that they needed Democracy to have a better quality of life. Hendrik Beese … Continue reading

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