From Peru to Portugal, and Russia to The Republic of Georgia, 2011 brought me a wealth of opportunities to not only travel to new lands, but to broaden my own business perspective. Not surprisingly-I find that professionals around the globe are much the same as they are here in the U.S. Even if faraway travel isn´t on your horizon right now, there´s no better way to challenge and stretch yourself than to take on a new perspective in 2012.
Just think how far you´ve traveled in your own career. A few weeks ago on LinkedIn, I posed a question to my colleagues in the real estate field: How did you start your career and has it worked out the way you planned? The answers I received were varied: some people migrated into profession real estate from other fields: finance, insurance, entertainment. A few actually studied real estate in school. And more often than not, these managers were attracted to the field because they found out great things about it from a fellow professional.
We all have ideas on what we´d like to accomplish in the coming year. Perhaps you´ll resolve to finally land a new account, nail that all-important presentation or fine-tune your employee development process. Dr. Seuss said it best: Wherever you fly, you´ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. No matter what field you´re in, excitement and passion about what you do says a lot. Pass the word on and oh, the places you´ll go!
What would you like me to write more about in 2012? (Hint: that´s one of my goals!)
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