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Friends are friends

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“Friends are friends.  Nurture your friendships but if being with them is not as productive, then just minimize your time with them.  If they are bad influences like they pull you down with regard to your character, then stay away from them lest you become like them.”  -Ed Pilapil Jr.

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November 27, 2010 at 12:19 am

What are you doing for your people?

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"I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be led to the slaughter. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep." - Og Mandino

"I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be led to the slaughter. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep." - Og Mandino

 

I just can’t recommend you enough reading this article from Forbes : How To Build a Powerful Professional Network. this is one of that posts that every entrepreneur should read. at least us, the kind of entrepreneurs whom bet for social relationships. Relationships are the cherry of the life’s cheese-cake. and this one, my friend, is an article written by a talented cherry picker. trust me.

You may be wondering why it’s important to take care of your social network. maybe you manage it in a very natural way and it’s working, so why to change it after all? Well, it’s all about influence. people around you will influence the way you think, communicate and live. get surrounded by the correct courtesans and you’ll end up becoming a prince, my friend. do it wrongly and you must assume the consequences. so, do your best to get it right, boy.

I’m not going to repeat what you have read in the Forbes article (you already read it, don’t you? if you don’t: please STOP. go to read that page, man!) I just want to remember you how important is this people for your life,  they are companions of your crusade, an encouragement voice to your dreams, diamonds in which you can trust and reasons to enjoy life.

One of my mentors and good friends is a great connector. I really admire this guy. I see him like a clear example of influence and goal oriented life, a priceless part of my inner circle. I come near him for guidance and to learn a little about life while sharing with him, and generally I go home with much more than that. So that’s why I get surprised and felt ashamed when I found this article from The Skool Of Life: How to become a Great Connector and Blah Blah, let me be sincere here, you know what Keith Ferrazi meant when he said ‘The Networking Jerk’? well, I haven’t read their works, but I can tell you I felt exactly like that when I thought in my perspective toward some of my connections. I felt I wasn’t thinking in bring value to their lives first than mine. And man, that’s the core of the relationship. Well, it was crude punch, that I’d take again, these little things remembers me how much I love my people and now I have something to work on for them : ) -props Keith for such a well coined  term-.

Now my question for you dear reader, Are you applying the ‘Give instead of get’ thing with them? What are you doing for your people?

The Networking Jerk.

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November 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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Simplify the message

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Write by GRACIE CANNELL

Lately I’ve been surprised by the complexity I’ve finished using in my writing works. at Spanish 201 -yeah, I delay a little this subject. didn’t I?- my teacher seemed to feel complete, when I suggested that the problem with my essays was they we’re not clear enough. I almost can draw a relief aura around her, when she knew I understand her. Somewhere in my time-line, I got caught by the pleasures of complex and sophisticated language -that I found very attractive, by the way-. ironically, that provoke in my readers the opposite feeling after a couple of lines. I just heard the John C. Maxwell voice whispering me:

Communicators take something complicated and make it simple

John C. Maxwell

I’ve been trying to inspire deepest feelings in my audience using teachings from communication principles, modern oratory and human behaviors. but it was not working for me. What I really needed was to remember the basics: Few words, say more. Connect their hearts and then, let your truth to forge words that flow by themselves.

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October 22, 2010 at 12:57 am

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7 things you probably didn’t know about our political status and new president:

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It’s difficult to ignore the surprising victory of Juan Manual Santos race for the Colombia presidency. We were convinced at the office, that the green party was going to win the second round (even Aljazeera -http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/05/20105287341983268.html- was thinking the same), However I think Santos can do a good job, and I pray God for.

And these are 7 things you probably didn’t know about our political status and new president:

1.Santos like Pastrana, graduated from the San Carlos School.

2.He got master degrees in journalism and business from harvard (harvard is almost traditional in our presidents, Uribe and Pastrana got degrees there too).

3.Last year, the prudent fiscal measures took by the Uribe’s government against the global crisis, achieved a Colombia’s growth rate of 0.4 (the latin America average index was -2.6)

4.Uribe’s government reduced the FARC army’s soldiers from 16,000 to 8,000.

5.The Santos grandfather’s brother was Colombia president too.

6.The exports with Venezuela went down 68% between March 2009 and March 2010.

7.Colombia is actually the Latin America’s fourth largest oil producer. It has increased its exports to China, Chile, the US, and Brazil.

I want to finish this listing, saying that the most important achievement of the Uribe’s government, is for me, the return of our nation hope. We believe again in our people good will. the time of fear and pain of our nation is passing to the old pages of history. And a new chapter of our country has started, upon the sacrifice of brave men who did not resign these difficult eight years.

I really thank God for everyone of these great men. Dad, may you bring us peace and development for the next four years? Thanks in advance.

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July 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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The unagi roll @ Sake

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Yesterday we -my dearest international lawyer and me- went out for some sushi near his home at Naco (an quiet and calmed Santo Domingo’s sector). Sake was a great option, because it was very close and we knew the site. The ambient was great. A oasis song that both of us like so much, was sounding when we arrive. Yes, our chorus resounded until the song ended hahaha. And then a classic from The verve completed the scene. She wanted a salad. I’m carnivore. But keeping the night momentum I tried something different. Nice idea.

Well I ordered it. Unagi roll. I just wanted to devour some eels -Unagi = eel ;)- to keep my carnivore moral in peace. but what I found was a soft and tasty sushi, maybe I tested it before, but yesterday I discovered it one of my favorite rolls. The SD!’s recommendation for sushi rolls at Sake.

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July 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm

The best photographies that I have found in Flickr

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I don’t have any idea of why I haven’t show you this before. These are my favorite pics from Flickr. Everytime I see something I like in Cooliris I finish adding it to this showroom.

Hope you like it (don’t forget to comment about your favorite one ; )

My Fav

My today's favorite

My favs >

(Arghhh I can’t add the embbeded showroom in the post!! ok, just hit the link above, while I discover what’s wrong with flash and wordpress ; )

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July 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Adachi Park Dawn Pano – The path I chose Cont’d

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Adachi Park Dawn Pano, originally uploaded by Wish_Art.

This expresses what I want to tell you today. just trust in God and believe that you’ll found Great things after the curve ; )

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July 4, 2010 at 2:21 am

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