Allow me to introduce myself. In summary, my background is in banking and branding, with a passion and deep involvement in Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurship. I am currently self-employed as an Advisor & Consultant, going with the flow of life after leaving not only my career, but also a family legacy of 82 years (but that’s another story).
So after a lot of thought and research on how to build my blog, I realized that my expertise, knowledge, interests and thoughts range in many topics, which cannot be generalized under one theme; so, I decided the best way is to first introduce myself and what I will be blogging about, and then start categorizing each post for better reference.
I have always known that my purpose in life is to make a difference in everything I do. I believe in living a balanced life, ensuring to give due attention to all areas of life (work, family, love, health, etc…). I also believe in putting yourself first, to ensure you are ok and ready to give 100% to anyone or anything you decide to do. Finding or creating a purpose in life will be a common topic in my blog, especially when it comes to branding (both personal and corporate). I believe that happiness should not be pursued, as it is only a temporary state which we experience sometimes if we are lucky, but it is to be fully enjoyed when it does happen; contentment, on the other hand, is a more logical and beneficial goal to aim for, as it is longer lasting and more realistic. I love life and I love living it, (and as a dear friend says, “I love to live and live to love). I appreciate life’s ups and downs, as it makes it that much more interesting. I seek adventure through traveling and through pushing myself beyond my comfort zone as much as I can. I have many views and philosophies on different issues on life, which change with time, depending on my experience, what I learn from life, and what is logical to me.
I am excited to use my blog to enable me to share knowledge from both a professional and personal points of view, hopefully making a difference. Although I am a believer that experience is the greatest teacher, there is no harm in sharing knowledge in preparation for actual experience.
There are many subjects which I am passionate about, and I will be writing about them in my blog. Those include, but are not limited to, branding, non-profits, CSR & sustainability, entrepreneurship, great new ideas and initiatives, philosophy and ideas on life and business. My thinking and ideas focus a lot on values and the greater good, and you will find me asking you about your views and opinions. I like keeping the “bigger picture” in mind, and I very much enjoy a good discussion with varying point of views and suggestions. So please feel free to share your comments and opinions, I just ask to keep them respectful and non-offensive. At the end of the day, we can always agree to disagree.
Finally, the ultimate success for me would be in making a difference with my readers or in actually coming up with something actionable through our discussions. I believe in the fact that actions speak louder than words, and if on one of those important subjects we come up with something concrete, that would be amazing. Words can be good, but they remain just words unless auctioned, practiced and lived, so if I can do anything to help, I promise to do what I can, even if by connecting you to those who can help take your ideas forward.
Thank you for being part of my blog, I very much look forward to sharing with each other!