In the last two weeks I’ve shared with you the dumbest thing I’ve taken abroad and my first “global” experience. Each a part of the blog challenge presented by Small Planet Studio who is hosting Living Your Ideal Global Life Summit in January 2014.
This week the challenge is to describe how I AM living a global life?
I can say with a great amount of confidence that traveling is a way of life for me and a must-have in my life and work. I experience a unique joie-de-vivre when I travel that only happens when I’m in a different place and culture.
But I don’t believe that traveling is the definition of a global life; it’s a heart set, mindset, and skill set.
NOT a location.
After all, everywhere in the world is an international location.
I know I am living a global life because I…
♦ Am open-minded and naturally curious.
♦ Accept that we are all different from one another.
♦ Want to know people who are different from me.
♦ Question my own beliefs and bias.
♦ Understand the world is larger than my own reality.
♦ Am sensitive to difference making it easier to perceive and understand how behavior is culturally driven.
♦ Can effectively negotiate cultural differences to communicate and build relationships with people who are different from me.
♦ Am conscious of the things that happen around the world and how they relate to my life and community.
♦ Engage in my civic and social responsibilities.
♦ Expect all people to be treated with respect, equity, and dignity.
When I add these all up it means to me that I am living my ideal global life!
How are you living your ideal global life?
I hope you join me and 19 other amazing speakers at the summit January 13-17, 2014. Click here to learn more about the summit!