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Work on my own, Free Lance Author

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Do you think you have done something in your life to improve this world? If so. Could you explain?

Many people complain that this world (or life) is hostile. But...Have we examined our own behavior? Actually, do we contribute to make a better world?


Closing Statement from paco lopez

Once listened the whole contributions. I would say that we all, indeed are doing something for getting a better world, conciously or unconsciously, working in it or passively. I think it is very important to have the attitude or, say, the right fuel. But... How do you get the fuel? I would say: by appreciating the whole what you have: your health, your livelihood, your family, your job, even small details like that you have water to wash up or light in your home; many people in war or refugee camps not even have that. So I think:
If I see a beggar I will try to help.
If I see a sick person I will try to comfort.
If I see a sad person I will try to encourage.
If I see a war I will try to stop it.
I do not wanna make this post larger, so. I want to thank again ( I do not regret to say that there is the word most used for me in this conversation) Thanks TED, Thanks to all of you pen mates to attend and participate in this conversation. And especially Thanks God for inspiring me to be in this place, in this moment and with this post.

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  • Feb 1 2014: Paco,

    The Webster's definition of aspirations is "a strong desire to achieve something high or great." Anything that falls within that definition is what I encourage, inspire and communicate.

    I am a trainer and a coach (trained) and work independently with a variety of clients, mostly in Northern California but also work in the western U.S. My company info can be found at http://www.followyourcompass.com

    It is not difficult to deal with adults. I tell them very clearly what I expect and what is possible for them as they participate in the program. If they are not meeting expectations I engage in a coaching session to determine what is stopping them. If they continue to not meet expectations they are withdrawn from the program, if the team (the other participants) concur.

    Those who participate in all of the mandatory sessions and other requirements receive a "certificate of graduation" at the end of the year. If they miss mandatory training they receive a "certificate of participation" at the end of the year and are allowed to upgrade to a graduation certificate by making up the missed session the following year.

    We usually have 60% women and 40% men. We have participants from various ethnic and racial backgrounds including: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, & Caucasian. You can read more about the program by visiting http://www.ffsc-chamber.com/pages/LeadershipToday/
    • Feb 1 2014: Many thanks for your contribution Sherry. I fully agree with the Webster´s definition and very interesting the fact that people regardless of age needs to keep learning and excelling, many things that you (all) are exposing in this conversation are beyond the expectation that we (participants) had at the beginning. Information such as that you provide us as well as your experience doesn´t need farther expansion. Many thanks for the links. I hope this serve as information and aid for all of us.

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