How 2009 Changed My Life

So, my first blog post. I have to admit, I am pretty excited. I have had a few people tell me that I should start blogging on my own, so I have followed their advice and here we are!

As I start to prepare myself for 2010, I have realized many things in my life have changed. For instance, I realized the value of education and went back to school to get my MBA. I enrolled in a fast track MBA course which allowed me to complete my studies in 363 days. Yes, you read that correctly, 363 days. This decision has made a HUGE difference in my life. Let me explain how this one, single decision has changed my life all together.

First of all, I now look at the big picture for both my personal and professional life. I no longer live in the moment, focusing on what I want in the next three to six months. Instead, my focus is on the long-term. The same goes for my professional life. I no longer focus on my assigned task in a silo, but I now take a more strategic approach by looking at the corporate objectives as a whole.

Secondly, I found the real value of networking, both online and in real life. Online sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have allowed me to make stronger connections not only in Rochester, but nationwide. The value that I have sought has changed tremendously. I went from a young man that is always looking to find people that can help me. Within the past year, I have found that looking for ways to help others is not only more rewarding, but a great way to create new relationships with people I would not have otherwise interacted with.

The last thought I will leave you with is the importance of continual self-education. I must read between 25-30 different blogs on a daily basis; each one teaching me new and exciting things that I can use in my daily life. The environment is constantly changing, and if you stand still, it will pass you by without a flinch.

I wish you all the best in 2010 and thank you for being a great friend!

6 Thoughts on “How 2009 Changed My Life

  1. Congratulations Miguel. Love the story and your new “look” online. Well done. I can appreciate your academic accomplishment as well having just finished my doctorate over the Summer. Here’s to many more achievements in 2010. Happy New Year and look forward to following your posts. Miguel.

  2. Thanks Miguel. Congratulations to you too. It has been great interacting with you and I wish you the best for 2010 as well. Have a great New Years Eve.

    ~Miguel

  3. Congrats on the new blog, Miguel. I like your business style, and look forward to learning more about you and your work in the coming months. Have a great New Decade!

  4. Thanks Dan. I hope to post some great ideas about using social media for business development. So stay tuned.

  5. Jim Dennis (InteractiveGeek) on December 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

    Congrats on your new blog Miguel. I look forward to reading it on a regular basis. Have a great New Year!

  6. Thanks Jim. Much appreciated.

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