My True Sucess, My True Happiness, My True Wealth, and My True Love Journey-Adventure Called Life Best Live

My True Success, My True Happiness, My True Wealth, and My True Love Journey-Adventure Called Life Best Live

By Byron M. Vidal

I’m now listening to strictly only Bob Marley songs through youtube.com while working on this post/blog because I think they are the only songs that suit as of the time being this worthy lifetime endeavor of mine, only my opinion for the time being, wholesome music for all ages.

My very close friend Allen of Holland/Netherlands and I mentored, outreached, and distributed tens of thousands or more of toys, bags, school supplies, shoes, clothes, and life-saving materials all combined to these hundreds of financially poor true scholar children in Payatas garbage Dumpsite/Landfill site, Quezon city, Philippines and orphanages in one province with the major help and sponsor of the mainland Chinese close friend based in Holland of my very close friend Allen.

A significant percentage of the tens of thousands of items/life-saving materials we gave to these financially poor true scholar children that are sons and daughters of Payatas garbage Dumpsite/Landfill site collectors or scavengers and orphans in orphanages in one province came from many families, friends, and hotel employees in Holland and a few countries from Europe.

It’s really hard work for us sorting and distributing intelligently and charitably the tens of thousands or more of toys, bags, school supplies, shoes, clothes, and life-saving materials all combined because the preparation and overall process is months and so many nights of sleep deprivation. It’s truly all worth the time, full attention, tangible and intangible resources, and everything good. More than words can express.

To be continued…

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.  —–Elie Wiesel (1928- ), Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner

 

I would turn it around and substitute compassion. Gratitude is easy. Compassion requires imagination and so is more difficult.  —–Reply to me on June 29, 2016 of Mr. Robert La Quey, PhD, pioneers of Internet

 

That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.  —–SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR (1908-1986)

 This is how I define and live my True Success from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

 

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To Endure the Betrayal of False Friends

 

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics.

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Takeaways from Jason Dorsey’s Redefining Rich-Maverick Minute that’s Part of My Very Important Perspective in Life Before I Read it Today: My Shared Consciousness for a Long Period of Time

Takeaways from Jason Dorsey’s Redefining Rich-Maverick Minute that’s Part of My Very Important Perspective in Life Before I Read it Today: My Shared Consciousness for a Long Period of Time

by Byron M. Vidal

Jason Dorsey’s friend had taken his company public. He was worth a fortune (think: winning the lottery every week for a year).

From Jason Dorsey’s friend, “I don’t judge my success based on our stock price or how much money in the bank—-or even what I leave to my kids. I judge my success based on how many of my employees leave our company to start their own business.”

From Jason Dorsey himself:

I found this shocking, not only because if I were in his shoes I’d at least get one fancy car, but also because his company is consistently rated a Best Place to Work in the entire state of Texas—-and that’s a big state. Yet here he is saying that success to him was all about empowering his own employees to leave his company and start their own entrepreneurial journey.

The more I thought about my own definition of success—-which over time has changed from a fast car to quality time at the park with my 3-year-old daughter—-the more I realize success is never achieved. It’s a journey of personal growth.

When we help others achieve their goals, like starting a company or a nonprofit, we give our employees the opportunity to re-create the same scenario with their own employees. The cycle continues, and generations benefit from it.

Encouraging employees to leave their jobs to start their own businesses flies in the face of an all-important employee metric: retention. But as my friend shared with me, the more he helps his employees develop the skill set and mindset needed to start their own businesses, the more talented employees he attracts to his own company.

Still from Jason Dorsey:

Success is not buying a sports car, taking your company public for $500 million or retiring early, but rather helping others to pave their own paths so they can impact the world in their own positive ways. Wealth is what we give to others to pass on through their own actions, lives and journeys.

And that is why I keep that old Corvette poster from eighth grade in my garage—-to remind me that how we define success changes as we do. (And maybe, just maybe, my daughter will want that poster someday. That, or she’ll think it’s cool I have a picture of an antique hanging on the wall!)