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Elle Ballard, The Value of Cross-Cultural Communities — InnovaBuzz 534

Elle Ballard, Women of the World Network

  • The value in a community of like-minded people where you can share and talk openly about any issues in a safe environment.
  • How running virtual meetings online has enabled rapid geographic growth of the Women of the World Network.
  • Why it’s vital to take time away to recharge so you come back to regular activities fully re-charged, re-energized and joyful.

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Show Notes from this episode with Elle Ballard, Women of the World Network

  • The mission of the Women of the World Network is to unite different cultures, to connect women from all around the world and assist them in creating independence and a happy lifestyle.
  • People in our society from a different culture have the unique ability to “think” for two cultures and bring additional perspectives. We shouldn’t lose that as they assimilate into our communities. It’s a learning opportunity for all.
  • Running virtual meetings online has enabled rapid geographic growth of the Women of the World Network.
  • There is great value in a community of like-minded people where you can share and talk openly about any issues in a safe environment.
  • Sharing games and practices from different cultures can open doors to new opportunities.
  • If you love what you do every single day, why would you retire from that? It’s important to be in the right mind space.
  • Moving to a different physical location (environment) requires you to challenge many of your old beliefs and change those no longer serving you.
  • Life is a constant change! We need to be flexible and adaptable.
  • There are things outside of our control that won’t change if we spend a lot of time worrying about them. Accept what’s out of our control and ask how do I make the best situation for myself out of what is there?
  • Take time away, to recharge — come back to regular activities fully re-charged, re-energized and joyful.

The Buzz — Our Innovation Round

  1. #1 thing to be more innovative — Take the time to do whatever feeds your creativity, whether that’s walking in the mountains, standing next to a tree or whatever it is.
  2. Best thing for new ideas — Spend quiet time in the mountains, enjoying the quiet, the flora and fauna and quieting my mind.
  3. Favourite tool for innovation — Spend time on something outside of the day to day of business, that you are passionate about. For me it’s dancing.
  4. Keep project/client on track — Delegate everything that I’m not the best at.
  5. Differentiate — Each of us IS different. Embrace your uniqueness.

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Cool Things About Elle

  • She is a speaker and trainer in the John Maxwell Team
  • Elle was born in Kazakhstan and has been living in the US since 2002.
  • She loves ballroom dancing, coffee and beautiful views.

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