Cuba.. How it Can Change Your Life with One Visit

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

Day 1  We just entered Cuba.

I was so waiting on this trip. I couldn’t wait to experience all the fears of others who told me about it. I didn’t know what to expect. Nothing I heard was good. I wanted to see it for myself so I booked a cruise and started on my way to the largest Carribean Island of Cuba.

Riding through the streets of Cuba

Believe this.. some of what they told you is true. Believe this.. a lot of what they told you was a lie.

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“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

The Cuban people are great people. They are warm, beautiful, friendly, culturally correct and some are living in conditions no one should have to endure. I was baffled by what I saw, yet I felt so blessed to be able to see it. Seeing Cuba through my own eyes made me realize 3 things.

  1. I am so blessed! Never again will I complain. Why? I can change my circumstances if I want to. I am FREE to go and do as I please. I can earn, learn and empower myself without any approval of another.
  2. Appreciate the little things and thank God daily. A house, running water, food, transportation, clean air and everything else in between. When you see how others suffer due to control, you recognize that you are powerful and didn’t even know it.
  3. Don’t get trapped in the fears of others. Live your life. See for yourself. Don’t allow others to give you a perspective they hear about. You be the judge. If I had listened to and fallen in the trap of fear, I would have never had this Cuban experience.

Will I go back? Yes.. I believe the more we learn about others, the more they can teach us. I met some great people on my tours and while visiting the local neighborhoods. They just want to be recognized for who they are.. human beings. They want what you and I want. A good life without limitations. Cuba deserves to be on your list of travel. It is a worthy visit.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

 

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Oh and.. did I mention that I celebrated my 22nd Anniversary with my husband in Cuba.  Here we are loving on each other while chilling and relaxing

If you would like to learn more about my daily life, business packed with motivation and inspiration, connect with me on Instagram I look forward to meeting you.

Until next time.. Blessings and Peace,

Nichelle

 

 

 

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The 6 Passages of Righteousness in Business

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Business is tough and in order to remain on top, you have to be a student of the game and a believer in your efforts. What you do and how you react is conclusive of your success and the results. Take a bite out of these tips and see if it makes a difference in your life.

1. Keep a close ear. Don’t be nosey, but listen to those customers who are unhappy with their current provider of service. Offer suggestions to resolve and be a resource. If it doesn’t work out, guess who they will call.
2. Be the expert in your field. Customers like to work with someone who has an edge over what they are facing. By providing your expertise, you will be the go to person when an issue arises and hopefully solve the problem.
3. Return all calls or designate someone to do it. You never know who’s on the other side of that line. This could result in missed business opportunities. Be proactive just as you would want someone to do for you.
4. Continue to educate yourself and your associates about what you do. Attend webinars, take a class, read a journal or book. Seek experts in your field that you admire and reach out.
5. Ask for preceptorships with your customers to learn more about what they do. How can you help the business if you don’t know much about their operations? One on one customer service goes a long way. Not only will you build rapport, but you will possibly spot other areas where you can be of assistance.
6. Treat others how you want to be treated. In business, we often grasp the holier than though attitude if everything is going smooth. Rocky roads are inevitable. Utilize your contacts and resources wisely. Be nice to everyone and expect the same in return.

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. Whatever you would like or hope to transition from or to, I can help! I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. If you are interested in a free 15-minute session of coaching, contact me @ diversecc@gmail.com. Looking for more great life tips, check out “The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success” @http://amzn.to/1bWA7Vw. Many blessings and much success to you!! Check out my websites @ http://www.2ExcelWithNichelle.com and http://www.diversecc.com. Connect with me on Twitter @DiverseConnect.