The Entrepreneur’s Map

A while ago, I decided that I had become too saturated with ideas and that with that saturation came with it a paralysis of action. That’s what happens when your mind is inventive, you start see an opportunity in all things. Not just for money making or business opportunities, but things that could make a difference. The problem is that your creativity becomes fueled by that burst of energy rather than a slow burn. Think a campfire fueled by lighter fluid over wood. You can keep pretending that dousing the large logs with lighter fluid are helping to keep you warm, but eventually you’re going to run out of fuel, and you’ll be colder and more resentful for it.  But if you broke down the logs into sticks and kindling, and used the spark of lighter fluid to start a small flame, to grow into a small fire, then to a large fire to burn the logs, then you’ve got something worth standing around.

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9 Alternative Ways to Advocate on April 24th

Multiple events happen on April 24th, marking a day of remembrance for the Armenian Genocide. The Hollywood March that shuts down Hollywood Blvd., the protests outside various Turkish embassies from Washington D.C to Los Angeles. Commemorations are held across America, as well as Paris, Moscow, Yerevan and throughout the globe. [If you want attend those events, start here]

Yet, sometimes the question is asked:

“What else can we do beyond a memorial service that can make a difference?”

Perhaps the question comes down to the fact that you can’t make it to a commemoration event. We must be willing as a community to accept the fact that times change, and with it, our advocacy. No one holds you accountable except for yourself – you must be content with the way you commemorate this day of remembrance. With that said:

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