This is hilarious and completely true.
First column: How I see it
Second column: How another person sees it
Third column: How people outside see it
Fourth column: How the driver sees it
Driver: How wonderful, there’s still so much space available!
I get so excited and wired about some ideas, that I sometimes have trouble sleeping at night. One thing that’s getting me really excited right now are the possibilities of helping develop social entrepreneurship in Paraguay. I’d love to partner with organizations through the Peace Corps to help them achieve their objectives in social entrepreneurship and youth ventures, while stream-lining it into our sector, Community Economic Development.
Here’s a couple of things I’ve been looking at for inspiration and ideas to bring social entrepreneurship/start-ups to Paraguay:
Ashoka Fellows. Currently there are 11 Ashoka Fellows selected from Paraguay (to find them, just filter the list to ‘Paraguay’). There’s a few Economic Development Fellows, and I’d love to meet them and learn more about what their initiatives in Paraguay. There are also Fellows in sectors such as Education and Health, which could be great resources to other Volunteer projects.
Ashoka Youth Ventures. I’d really like to bring this to Paraguay and help expand on this within our communities. This would go hand in hand with some of the initiatives we’re exploring in our sector right now, through our organization Jóvenes Empresarios del Paraguay.
Start-Up Chile. There’s a Start-Up Argentina, a Start-Up Chile- why not a Start-Up Paraguay? A friend of mine had some ideas of creating a think-tank for our sector, where we work with young start-ups. Creating a sort of atmosphere such as this would be really cool!
Youth Venture in Berlin. This is a really interesting article on social entrepreneurship projects young Germans are doing to improve their communities. I think this could definitely be replicable in Paraguay!
Ashoka’s South America Offices. Anyone have some contacts in Paraguay? Let’s get this rolling!
I wish I could put this in a nice little box and file it away in the corner of my mind, marked ‘Things I Understand,’ or perhaps ‘Acceptance.’ But I can’t. I still cry. I still grieve. It still catches me in the worst moments, and I’m left paralyzed.
After eight months, I finally felt ready to watch this today. I love and miss you so much Becky. You will forever live in my heart.
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“Do you want to live in friendship or fear? Paradise or paranoia? We are each citizens of the place we make, so make it a better place.
At the grocery store, give your place in line to the person behind you.
Ask the checker how her day is going, and mean it.
On the way out, give your pocket money to the solicitor at the card table no matter what the cause.
Buy a cup of lemonade from the kids at the sidewalk stand.
Tell them to keep the change.
Roll down your car window when you see the homeless man on the corner with the sign. Give him money. Have no concern over what he will do with it.
Smile at him. It will be the first smile he has seen in a very long time.
Do not curse your neighbor’s tall grass, weeds, foul temperament, or house color. Given time, things change by themselves. Even your annoyance.
Thank the garbageman. Be patient with the postal worker. Leave the empty parking space for someone else to take. They will feel lucky.
Buy cookies from the Girl Scouts and a sack of oranges from the poor woman standing in the broiling heat at the intersection.
Talk to strangers about the weather.
Allow others to be themselves, with their own point of view.
If you judge them, you are in error.
Do not let difference make a difference.
Do not despair over the futility of your impact or question the outcome.
Do not pass while the lights are flashing.
Trusting life means trusting where you are, and trusting where you’ll go, and trusting the way in between, as on a bus trip, the driving left to someone else. It’s bumpy but remarkably reliable.”
- Karen Maezen Miller
(via Love More, Fear Less)
Definitely love this.
I cannot get over how incredible this is. THIS is innovation at its finest.
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Within the last couple of days I’ve discovered there are Masters Programs in Leadership and Strategy. This sounds really interesting to me. I’m still set on an MBA, but I’d like to look into a couple of these institutions more.
A few interesting ones:
And finally… a full list of Master Programs Related to the Study of Leadership
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