WorldVentures Core Values – Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

Over this past weekend we completed our largest training in Nashville for over 7,000 people in attendance.  One of the sections that was the main feature of the weekend was when Mike Azcue and Wayne Nugent, Co-Owners of WorldVentures each on their separate keynote presentations went through some of their Core Values that make up what WorldVentures means to them.  I just wanted to share these values with everyone as a sign of being at the right place at the right time!  Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue embody these Core Values and pass them along to everyone in their lives, not only for business values but also values to live your day to day life.

WorldVentures Core Values as taught by Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

 
1. Live fun, freedom and fulfillment
Look for ways to integrate more fun, freedom and fulfillment into everything we do. 
Happiness and fulfillment precede success; they are not the byproducts of success. 
Strive to be fun, creative, adventurous and courageous. We believe you should work 
and live with passion, which can only benefit your productivity. We are each an 
extension of our brand. Our mission is to bring fun, freedom & fulfillment to the world. 
The degree to which we embrace and integrate this principle into our lives is directly
related to our ability to deliver our mission to the world.
 
2.  We are one big team.  
Foster synergistic partnership and co‐creation. WorldVentures is made up of a 
corporate staff and Representatives in the field. Exercise an inclusive, abundant
 approach with every team member and partner, valuing individuality. Seek input
 from everyone involved in realizing WorldVentures’ mission. Foster an environment 
of safety to support contribution and authenticity, creating space for every voice to
be heard, independent of title. Welcome all cultures,religions, ages, races, shapes
and sizes in alignment with our Core Values.
 
3.  Honor and body and expand trust.
 Be authentic and transparent. Be congruent in thought, words and deeds. 
Be accountable and responsible. Everyone is responsible and no one is to 
blame. Keep promises and honor commitments. Strive to build a reputation 
of exceeding expectations. Only represent the truth.
 
4.  Deliver and promote excellence.  
Have a steadfast focus on providing the highest value and the highest‐quality experience. 
 
5.  Commit to resolution. 
There is always a resolution. Problems are only challenges looking for 
answers. Be creative in sourcing solutions and seek support when needed.
 
6.  Care and contribute.  
Be humane and compassionate.  Promote peace, harmony and love.
Give back, serve, add value and make a difference.
 
7.  Champion full potential.  
Commit to continuous growth and learning. Solicit feedback from others and 
look for constructive lessons in personal experiences. Always be evolving. 
Empower others and help them see their greatness. Seek out opportunities 
to build up others through sincere appreciation and acknowledgment of their 
actions and gifts. Appreciate and learn from others’ unique differences. 
We are creating a culture free of politics or sabotage of others’ goals 
(i.e., jealousy or resentment of upline, downline or sideline). Edify everyone
 involved in WorldVentures, regardless of their goals or success in business.
 
8.  Embrace creativity and innovation.
Imagine new possibilities and change.  Change is the only constant.  
The more you can embrace the change the more that we are going to
stay on the edge and stay competitive.
 
9.  Foster safe and open communication.
Communicate for new possibilities, understanding, resolution and 
positive action. Promote open communication, have crucial conversations 
at “Point Easy” (i.e., “I’d like to have an open communication with you.”). 
Practice authenticity and transparency. Speak the truth early, sensitively 
and often with each other (support, constructive feedback and appreciations, etc.). 
 
10.  Insure attainability in mind..  
Make decisions with sustainability in mind: sustainable business practices,
 relationships, energy, health, etc. Model high‐level health, functionality and 
well‐being. Look for ways to do more with less.
 
To read more about Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent Click Here 
http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/the_new_freedom_fighters#.UQIo70rjkVk

Let’s Not Forget What Memorial Day Weekend is Really All About!

Just something I came across online and wanted to share with everyone….

Grilling burgers? Going to the lake? Sports on TV? Weekend Getaway?

Memorial Day is about none of these things.

It is a Federal holiday honoring members of the United States Armed Forces who have died in war or while otherwise serving their country. Our country. It began as Decoration Day following the Civil War, because the living would honor the dead by decorating their graves. This tradition endures, especially at military cemeteries like Arlington National Cemetery where an American flag is placed on every single grave. In non-military cemeteries the fallen are likewise honored, usually by friends and relatives, but anyone is free to pay their respects to those who made the greatest possible sacrifice so that the rest of us can continue to do what we enjoy doing.  The traditional time to visit cemeteries or war memorials is at 3PM local time on Memorial Day, which is Monday. U.S. flags will be flown at half-mast until noon. According to the US Government’s website, you can also “Pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.”

To the members of the United States Armed Services, past and present, thank you for your service.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

WorldVentures Millionaire Bootcamp with Marc Accetta is coming soon!!!

WorldVentures Millionaire Bootcamp 2012 is right around the corner in Kansas City, Kansas.  This year Marc Accetta will be bringing an arsenal of excited, motivated and professional trainers to MBC on July 13-15.

Millionaire Boot Camp is an event that has been expertly structured to create a “MILLIONAIRE MINDSET,” but most importantly, it’s been designed to ignite your dreams and provide the tools to empower you on your mission of prosperity. Join WorldVentures Director of Training Marc Accetta, and trainers Eric “Get Paid” Grzybowski, Kari Schneider, Johnny Wimbrey, Jefferson Santos, Byron Schrag and for the very first time on any National Training Event Stage Jeremy Larsen!

This event is poised to help you break through barriers and objections that have been holding you back from achieving greatness and success. Marc Accetta and this team of professional Business Mentors are ready to give you the very best they have on July 13th – 15th in Kansas City, Kansas.

This year MBC in Kansas will be held at the:
Sheraton Overland Park at Convention Center
6100 College Blvd,
Overland Park, KS 66211

For more information on Hotel Reservation info visit….http://corp.worldventures.com/events/events_detail.html?event_id=665&

We’ll see you at Millionaire Boot Camp, July 13-15! Dismissed!

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

These are some of the words that I came across from Martin Luther King as I took some time tonight to read pasts quotes that he had and also watch some videos of the late Martin Luther King.

Since I was small I would be excited when we would have MLK Day and I knew his speech and what he looked like, but I was young.  I didn’t know about the rest of the world out there and what differences there were in the world.  I hope that you take some time out to do something on this years MLK day to spread his vision, his words and his message.  Here are some of the quotes that I’d like to share from Dr. King.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.

Lastly here are some of Dr. King’s most famous speeches including the final speech he made the night before he was assassinated!

Have a great day everyone no matter where in the world you are or when you are reading this, remember it is up to each one of us to create a change and make a shift in the world, in our community and our lives!

 

Being Brilliant at Basic Things…

I came across this note for for becoming Brilliant at Basic Things….it caught my interest and figured I’d share with all my friends! Just a couple of notes to help you continue to have success in 2012!

To see the full list from Be Bold 101, by Nicholas Bate. Some stellar advice.

So SUMMER is finally over!

Well although it might not feel like it in Texas, but yes Summer is finally coming to an end.  It has been an incredible summer for myself and I actually wrote this blog to hear from you, what was your favorite memory of the summer of 2011?

It’s always great to see what everyone writes for some people it’s traveling outside or inside the US.  For others it’s a special weekend with family where everyone got together last minute and had a great time.  Maybe you just stayed at home and enjoyed relaxing at the pool on weekends!  Who knows?  I remember when I was young, I would be counting the days until school ended and summer break started.  I had family in Odessa, TX & Stephenville, TX which if you’ve been anywhere in West Texas in the summer it’s pretty much the one place in the world you DO NOT want to visit.  But it wasn’t Del Rio, so in my mind I was getting away from home.  But now looking back on it, it wasn’t necessarily the fact that I was traveling to Odessa or Stephenville which got me excited but who I was going to be hanging out with during that time, my cousins!  It was just so much fun to hang out and do fun stuff with my cousins, whether it was hanging out and laughing or just goofing off those memories will stay with me forever!  So with that being said, I don’t think that it really matters where you go to during summers or down time, however what does matter is who you’re with.

I’ve been blessed this summer to hang out with great friends in the US, outside of the US and also just here at home!  For me one of the tope highlights of my summer was taking my girlfriend Melinda on her first DreamTrip with WorldVenturesAnd you might be saying her first Dreamtrip, I always see you traveling here and there together, and yes we do travel a lot but several of those times its for work.  It could be a training seminar that we’re doing in Vegas or New York, Palm Springs, Orlando which are also beautiful destination spots.  And we do manage to take time out and have fun during those trips, it’s still work.  But this summer I was able to take her to Jamaica, which was amazing!  We checked in and got to our suite and we were directly in front of the ocean on the 2nd floor, literally every morning we’d wake up and see the sun rise and the sun set right off of our balcony and for me, just seeing her HUGE smile everyday and tell me she never wanted to leave there, well that was at the top of my magical moment during the summer!

Then another highlight that was pretty cool was visiting Athens for the first time, being able to see all of the historical places like the Colosseum and Parthenon was really cool!  Here’s a video that my buddy Dave Ulloa made of the trip to Greece at a club there called Villa Mercedes, which is the hottest club and most poplular club in all of Greece!  The night before we were able to check out David Guetta which was DJ’ing there and it was again a first and something that I’ll never forget!

In mid-May we went out to LA for a week for a convention where several public speakers, authors and networkers meet called SANG.  It was cool because we stayed right down in the middle of Hollywood, we were literally about 2 minutes from the Roosevelt Hotel, so each night we would head out to all of the LA hotspots that were there, but we closed off that trip with a weekend cruise down to Ensenada Mexico, which was also a cool little treat.  We were taken around Venice Beach by my good friend Mike Putman and hit several hotspots and just amazing places right in front of the beach.  It was so much fun!   Another highlight for me this summer was going down to Del Rio and hanging out with some of my family that I had not seen since I was about 10 years old!

So in closing, I’d like to know what some of your favorite memories were of the summer!  Maybe you did something I didn’t do but I want to do!  Share your favorite memory but like a good friend once had told me is that life is all about creating memories.  Memories with those people that are close to you, those people that share your same wants and that help you want more out of life!

 

How travel makes you smarter, sexier and more productive

How travel makes you smarter, sexier and more productive – Lonely Planet blog.

Original Post by  Robert Reid – author

Why do we travel? Just a hunch here: because it’s fun. Plus we have to occasionally pay a visit to Uncle Greg in Minneapolis or attend that conference on soybean research your boss makes you go to every year. But, at the same time, travel can pay off in many ways, and science backs it up.

Here are the four main ways that travel can improve your life:

1. Travel makes you younger

David Eagleman, recently profiled as ‘The Possibilian’ in the New Yorker, studies time perception at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and has made many experiments regarding how life-threatening moments feel slowed down.

Travel to new places has always felt like stretched time to me too; a week in Guatemala seems to last as long as three weeks in the Outer Banks – in a good way. So I asked him, for my recent CNN piece on travel to new destinations, whether science can back up my gut reaction.

Eagleman told me adults’ sense of time is more ‘compressed’ than children’s, but that travel to new or ‘novel’ places – the more exotic, the better – is an equalizer of sorts. ‘It essentially puts you, neurally, in the same position as when you were a child.’

Travel: the fountain of youth! And, with its perceived time-stretching possibilities, a life-saver even if you only take a week or two for vacation this summer.

2. Travel makes you smarter

It’s an old cliché that travel broadens your mind. I’d scoff if it weren’t true. A recent psychological study at Indiana University found students had broader answers when they thought the study was imported from Greece, rather than homegrown. What the researchers call ‘psychological distance’ – what we might call ‘armchair travel’ – increases your creativity. A recent review of the psychological distance concept, suggests that travel, or even planning travel and imagining yourself in an unfamiliar and distant location, might not just improve creativity but self-awareness as well.

William Maddux, an American social psychologist, studies how those who live abroad come home more creative too. He told me by phone that ‘immersion’ in a place is key – one of the reasons, he says, he’s working in France.

‘It all depends on someone’s mindset when traveling’, he said. ‘Are they really open to it? If not, and all they do is sit and watch TV, it probably won’t make them more creative… And you don’t necessarily have to cross a border either. What’s more similar New York and Toronto, or New York and Savannah?’

3. Travel makes you more productive

Americans’ relative lack of holiday time is sometimes defended as a strong ‘work ethic’, and a reason the country is so productive. But is it?

This fun Businessweek slideshow shows how many countries’ economic output rivals the US, with far less work time. France, for example, takes off 60% more days off (40 compared to the USA’s 25), and records 98% GDP per hour worked. While the USA remains the world’s top ‘competitive’ country, runner-up, Switzerland, nearly matches the US mark with a week more vacation time.

Some argue taking extended time is even better. In a TED Video on taking sabbaticals, graphic-designer Stefan Sagmeister illustrates how he plans a one-year break from work to ‘experiment’ every seven years simply to generate new ideas.

4. Travel makes you sexier

It’s not just a tan you return with, but stories. According to one recent ItsJustLunch.com survey, the best first-date conversation topic was hobbies, with travel following second. Somehow manage to combine the two, and brace yourself Romeo. Just be sure to have exchanged your Paraguayan guaraní into dollars before the bill arrives.

And if travel has already done its job by making you more creative, youthful, self-aware and productive, you’re bound to be looking pretty good out there.

Travel Tips: How to mind your manners abroad!

While we are sitting here at the British Airways Executive Lounge awaiting our flight to South Africa we came across some kinda interesting and a bit funny information, well not we but Marc Accetta my friend/mentor for over 10 years was reading it and telling me about it and I found it online and figured I would share this article for everyone to just have a bit more info when traveling around the world…Enjoy and please let me know of other gestures that might help others stay out of trouble!!!

Frequent business traveller Scott McKain learned a valuable lesson many years ago about etiquette abroad.

On a trade mission in Brazil in 1974, McKain’s mouth was full at a welcome dinner when a local mayor asked whether he was enjoying his first Brazilian meal. McKain made an OK gesture with his thumb and index finger—a gesture akin to extending a middle finger here.

“The mayor literally dropped his jaw and his fork,” recalls McKain, an author and professional speaker in Fishers, Ind. “Fortunately, my age and inexperience allowed the more seasoned members of our delegation to prevent any lasting damage from my mistake—and we all ended up in laughter minutes later. But it taught me a lesson I have never forgotten.”

Since that first trip abroad at age 18, McKain says, he studies the customs and etiquette of each country before arriving.

Many travellers like McKain have made a faux pas in another country. Such a blunder can be embarrassing and insulting—and even damage a business relationship.

“A potential mistake in business ultimately has higher stakes, and perhaps more sensitivity, than a traveller who flubbed an interaction one-on-one with a café worker or laundromat attendant,” says Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet.

At USA Today’s request, Lonely Planet put together a list of etiquette tips in the following situations for North Americans heading abroad:

• In France, never discuss money over dinner, and splitting the bill “is considered the height of unsophistication.”

• In Mexico, whenever you catch the eye of someone who’s eating—even a stranger—it’s good manners to say, “Provecho,” which means enjoy.

• In Sweden, it’s considered vulgar to clink glasses unless you say, “Skals,” which means cheers.

• At a pub in Australia, it’s customary to buy a round of drinks for everyone in your group.

• In Russia, a 10 per cent tip is customary at a restaurant. Prices in stores are usually firm, but it’s OK to make a bid somewhat lower than a merchant’s price at markets and souvenir stalls.

• In Greece, don’t wave to anyone with an open palm. And don’t show your palm, though you might think to do so when gesturing for someone to wait or hold on, or showing the number five. “It is essentially the way one flips someone the bird in Greece. But, more than that, it states, ‘I reject you,’ ” Lonely Planet says.

• In Asia, it’s bad etiquette to point at objects or people with your feet, and don’t prop your feet on chairs or tables while sitting. Never touch any part of someone’s body with your foot, “which is considered the lowest part of the body,” the guidebook publisher says. “If you accidentally do this, apologize by touching your hand to the person’s arm and then touching your own head.”

• Travellers to Thailand shouldn’t be alarmed if locals pick their noses while talking to you. “It’s considered a natural act of good hygiene,” Lonely Planet says.

• In the Caribbean, address people with titles such as “mister” or “professor” until a first name is explicitly offered, Lonely Planet says.

Inexperienced North American business travellers “commit etiquette blunders more than 70 per cent of the time when doing business abroad,” says Ann Marie Sabath, author of “Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm & Savvy.”

Common oversights include not bringing a gift made in your home country for a first meeting with a client, not saying good morning, good afternoon or good evening and not expressing interest in a country’s history and culture, Sabath says. Other faux pas are taking a foreign client to lunch and talking about business, and assuming that a handshake rather than a kiss or bow is an appropriate introduction, she says.

McKain, who insulted the Brazilian mayor on his first trip abroad, says he always learns how to say “thank you” in the language of the country he plans to visit and always apologizes about his lack of fluency.

“It is remarkable how wonderful people can be when you have a humble and sincere desire to learn more about their culture and are not reticent about doing things their way,” says the author and speaker.

© 2011, USA Today.