January 2016

012 – Amanda Workman the “Cultural Concierge”

by Brett Parry on January 7, 2016

Amanda Workman blogs as the Cultural Concierge, sharing her experiences in travel, her own cultural journey and building her business around her nomadic lifestyle. ce4348_9e180b8012d64d43b88f806059b3d024

Also of course, a New Year sees a new direction for the podcast. Cultural Mentor.tv expands the focus to creating personal and business success through cultural awareness and understanding. I would love to here your feedback in the comments below, and also invite you to sign up for our mailing list. Also join the Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter

A very Happy New Year to you, and we wish you a bright and successful 2016.

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It's not about changing yourself

Most people will admit that there are certain things about ourselves that we would love to change. Perhaps we see it in ourselves, or in fact through the eyes of others and the way our actions and words affect them. However what we would also probably admit is that the reality of such changes is hard.

The things we want to change my be preventing us from attracting new opportunities. The way we perceive other cultures, whether in the immediate vicinity or from a distance is a great example. If we allow ourselves to give into the stereotypes portrayed by the misinformation of others, either personally or through the media, how are we to know the actual facts? In the case I believe the best way is not to get hung up on the “I have to change” route, but rather take it upon yourself to have an inquiring mind. Seek out a balanced set of opinions and see where you might be able to learn. If you Aaron Hill said “Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses”

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Beware The (NOT SO) Cleverly Disguised Social Media Support Group

January 3, 2016

I recently was given a stark reminder of how discerning we should all be in what we consume online, especially in social media. This is even more important for those living and working outside of their native country, as we are not always able to verify facts from local sources back home. I had discovered¬†a […]

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Put on a few extra pounds of understanding for the New Year

January 2, 2016

New Year resolution time again. Notice the conflagration of self help courses designed to finally getting your life together, a lot of them focused around health and fitness? There is a reason for it, most of it marketing. It is has long been proven that the the public is ripe for the picking when it […]

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