Culture – A Night to Remember

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I am an absolute advocate for growing and developing through travel and culture. One of the most incredible experiences I had this year was going to the HOROSCOPOS D DURANGO concert in Des Moines, IA. The experience was absolutely captivating and I was so glad I attended the event.

 

The music was louder, the people were incredible, and the performance was so unique and enchanting. When I arrived I was shocked that children as young as five were attending an event that I was used to only seeing 18+. As I started observing I realized how important, special, and happy the Hispanic community was to be sharing an event with their family; something I could really appreciate.

 

The friendship and smiles brought a strong emotion in my heart as each person appeared to accept and appreciate anyone and everyone that was present. I speak enough Spanish to get by, but being thrown in an environment where I was forced to communicate really was an exciting challenge. The trip was an impulse decision, one that I will never forget.

 

I treasured the artists who put on an incredible show, and what I was most impressed by is the way in which they linked with the fans. This was a major difference between the typical concerts I have went to, everything from eye contact to personal shout outs made the concert feel connected and alive. The fans were brought on stage, they were welcomed to converse openly and respectfully with the singers – and that is what building loyalty is about.

 

My takeaways from the night were that family is incredibly important to the Hispanic community. The performance is incredible and inclusive, and the people are accepting and loyal to support each other. Stretching our comfort zone and learning from others is what makes us grow. Most people think they have to travel outside of the country, when ultimately travel and culture is right outside our front door. Great show HOROSCOPOS D DURANGO, and thank you for helping me develop daily!

 

-Michael Dooley

Leaderdevelopmentblog.com

Individual Inspiration Journey- Michael Dooley (Create Your Own)

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As many of you know I am always looking to share and help individuals. Each week I will be adding individual’s biography to my website under my Leadership Inspiration Project. Today marks the launch of the project, and I submitted my own journey as an example. 

Feel free to take as much time, or little to fill out your own journey. I plan to use these articles to help drive awareness and readers to find you in the World! Include your websites, social media links, online stores whatever you want me to include.

Entries will be listed on my leaderdevelopmentblog.com website.

I wanted to ensure everyone knows how thankful I am for their passion and willingness to share their stories with myself and others.

View My Leadership Journey

Start Your Own Inspirational Journey

Feel free to e-mail me at michaeldooleyblog@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Look for your journey to be published within a few days of submitting. 

Develop daily- Michael Dooley

Results are in for the Leadership Assessment! Check out the Scores!

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Results are in for the Leadership Assessment! Check out the Results!

I woke up to an amazing turnout for results on our leadership skill assessment I posted yesterday. This was a great chance to see how we stack rank and assess our abilities as leaders. Click the link below to see the results and read my thoughts!

Click to view leadership skill assessment results

Thank you for everyone that took the assessment, I appreciate your time!

-Michael Dooley

leaderdevelopmentblog.com

Virgin’s guide to promoting a blog or website on Google

Absolutely essential article for new bloggers to read through! I love the direct message you give and leave out all the fluff. I have learned a great deal over the past few months, and these like this are so beneficial and help out a ton!

Extra advice- write articles just like this one and you will make it to the top fast! Be informative and helpful and you will gain people like me reblogging you:

1. Great Titled
2. Super imaged
3. Worded powerfully

BLOG!

-Michael Dooley
leaderdevelopmentblog.com

Don Charisma

So you’ve started your new blog on “Jimothy’s witty little witticisms” or “Mary’s cake bakery” or “Annie’s Arts and Farts”. You’ve crafted the pages, blood sweat and tears to get it up and running. Toiled for hours, days, weeks, over a hot digital camera. Your brain is exhausted from putting all your witty little ditties in print. You’ve been round every shoe shop in a 100 mile radius to get a picture of those killer shoes. And now you have a “blog”, a “website”, an “online shop”, looks fantastic, content is awesome. Hmmm, but I’ve only had 6 pageviews in my stats and that was my mum looking at it. You are not alone, anyone, well I mean everyone that’s ever had a website has been there, had a great idea, wanted to share it, and bam, no one comes to visit. It’s a bit like all those independent shops…

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