Beautiful towns you won’t find in any catalog

Roadtrip around world heritage locations not advertised abroad — Screenshot from Google Maps by the author

We have a wedding in Potes! — I happily said to my husband.
Where did you say?
It’s in Cantabria, close to Picos de Europa. It’s gorgeous!
I’ve got no idea of what you’re talking about.

It wasn’t the first time we had this kind of conversation. …

Change your environment to change your world

Picture of a bulldozer moving garbage in a landfill
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I woke up in the middle of the night and went to the kitchen to get some water.

The best realizations sometimes come with insignificant actions.

Can you picture an elephant in a pottery shop? That’s me when I do a zombie walk in the middle of the night. …

Hide your excellences, don’t silence the lies about you: The Spanish recipe to building a reputation abroad.

Image of the author partially covering her face to reveal only the left eye looking straight, while hiding behind a Spanish red fan. Her (my) features are Mediterranean, brown eyes, tan skin, and brown curly hair.
Image of the author holding a Spanish red “abanico” (hand fan)

There’s a hard truth about Latin people. We don’t know how to sell ourselves.

The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano expressed a hard truth “If Beethoven had been born in Tacuarembó*, he would have only become the director of the town band.” (*Tacuarembó is an Uruguayan town)

Ouch.

Unfortunately, I don’t…

Create your unique personal brand to stand out of the crowd

Set Of Positive People Portraits Posing Over Bright Backgrounds
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Making assumptions can be dangerous.

People make lots of them.

For example, it is wrong to assume that a person lacks confidence in speaking English because of their foreign accent.

Funny enough, that assumption tends to come from not multilingual speakers.

Modify Your Accent to Become a Confident Speaker

I woke up to an inbox full of Linkedin…

Carmen Ballesteros

Anthropologist, traveler & entrepreneurship coach. Serial optimist. I write about leadership skills for a successful business & a happy life. We can have it all

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