Think of a time when you failed in some regard and what did you learn from it? Did you stand up to carry on? The fortitude and lessons that come to us when we are down can be profound and inspiring. Be thankful for your mistakes and failings as they can lift you to new heights if you only let them.
Our course in life is uncertain. Uncertainty can be a guiding force where you grow as a person by facing adversity and your fears. First, be in the present and don’t dwell on the past. When you learn about yourself, what your goals are, and what you want, then you can become your own path. You are in control of your destiny. It can be a challenge and oh, so exciting!
There’s an app for that now! The GeoSure app ranks 30,000 neighborhoods on a scale from 1 to 100 using crime, economic and other data; the lower the score, the safer the area. We highlight some of the safest places to visit if you are LGBT.
The power of the pink dollar is growing for the travel industry. LGBT travellers spend US$211 billion annually, according to research by specialist consultants Out Now, and this is a niche market the industry is tapping into.
“The LGBTQ community has 23 per cent more disposable income than their heterosexual counterparts, they travel more frequently and spend more when in resorts,” says Darren Burn, the managing director of TravelGay.com, a gay travel, entertainment and lifestyle guide, and OutOfOffice.com, which arranges tailor-made holidays and gay group trips.
When trying to solve a problem, thinking creatively and “outside the box” are critical to finding a solution. This also applies to developing a new product. You may want to find a quiet space to clear your mind and brainstorm your ideas. Nothing is off the table when you do.