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  • The Happy Post Project

    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    For some time now I have been searching for ways to make a real difference in the world. In my search I came across my friend Mario Chamorro who was already doing some interesting things and who was equally as enthusiastic as me to make a difference. To start the year off, my friend Mario and I decided to start an initiative of our own called the Happy Post Project.

    In a world where the main topics of conversation are the natural disasters, the gasoline prices and the political conflicts, we decided to create a global movement that invites people to take a moment to think about what makes them happy. The Happy Post Project is a social experiment to spread happiness and find out what makes people happy. Our ultimate goal is to develop a viral on-line platform where people can share what makes them happy. We realized that this would require large economic resources so we started old school. On the initial phase we decided the platform would be a 10,000 post-it installation featuring words or drawings that people in different parts of the world used to share what makes them happy. We wanted this project to be global so we assigned post-it colors to each region and hit the streets in different parts of the world equipped with post-its and a marker and started asking people to write or draw what makes them happy.

    Below are some pics I took as I started the initiative in Colombia. We are recruiting more volunteers in different parts of the world every day. Our Facebook page shows pictures of the movement around the world and a website is currently under development.

    Look us up in Facebook: The Happy Post Project.

    Happy Posters in Colombia

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  • The Courage Forum

    Thursday, May 06, 2010

    Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have made some big changes in my life recently. One of those changes was to leave my position as partner in a business I had spend the last two years building. This I have to say was a very scary decision...a leap of faith...a gut instinct.

    Following this decision I had the opportunity to assist a good friend of mine in the production of some videos for The Courage Forum in NYC. It couldn't have come at a better time....a time where I was in need of a lot of Courage.

    My role in this was very small, however I got the opportunity to interact one on one with many of the speakers and I am very thankful for the experience, as it was the fuel I needed at the time to gather up the courage and continue following my dream.

    Below is a video that sums up what the Forum was about...I hope it gives you the Courage to follow your dreams.

    2010 Courage Forum video from Americas Business Council on Vimeo.

     

    Captain Paul Watson- Marine Conservationist and Activist

    Captain Paul Watson, The Courage Forum

     

    Philippe Petit - French high wire artist

    Philippe Petite, The Courage Forum

     

    Jon Lee Anderson - International investigative reporter and writer for The New Yorker

    Jon Lee Anderson, The Courage Forum

     

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