Regardless of your political affiliation I challenge you to also take the #first100dayschallenge because you too have the ability to create your own agenda just like our new government administration. No matter if you agree or disagree with our governments' vision take action by creating your agenda and perhaps someday you too will be given the opportunity to implement your vision for a better country and world.
Over the next 100 days I will seek to maximize my schedule with as many international related experiences, meetings and actions as possible and will recap about what I did during the day on this blog.
I have no idea what will transpire as a result of this, but I do know that after reading "Getting Things Done" as long as I write down my next actions and set up reminders I will achieve my outcome.
Day Eighteen (Feb 6) - Day One Hundred (April 29)
Skied for first time in PA with wife for bday. Learned three life lessons:
1. Falling - You have to learn how to pick yourself up after you fall, because very rarely will somehow help you up when going down the slope.
2. Forward - After you pick yourself up, you have to move forward because you cannot go backwards.
3. Vision- There are many obstacles on the slopes but as long as you look where you want to go, your skis will follow.
Day Seventeen (Feb 5)
Day Sixteen (Feb 4)
Worked on a list of to dos with my great friend and co-founder Cesar.
Started planning for the Irvine Memorial Day Tournament in California.
Compiled a list of college tours for our teams to visit while in California.
Made plans to watch the Super Bowl.
Came to a realization, everything that we do is international, so what does this mean for the nationalism/populism movement? Something's gotta give and I'm not sure how this will end.
Day Fifteen (Feb 3)
Ate Mexican food for dinner again, but this time at Dulcinea, the spot of the bday bash.
Day Fourteen (Feb 2)
Made Mexican food for dinner.
Started planning for my birthday.
Day Thirteen (Feb 1)
Attended a World Economic Forum Davos Debrief event for the annual 47th meeting at the Swiss Residence of Ambassador Martin Dahinden, which was organized by the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and the American Swiss Foundation.
We had the opportunity to speak with Megan Murphy, the Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek as well as a Congressman from South Carolina. They spoke about many meaningful topics but one common item stood out among the both of them, populism and nationalism is now the new normal, globally.
Day Twelve (Jan 31)
Re-edited "The Last Season" and sent email to Benjamin, can't wait to publish his story on our diamond diplomat blog.
Made dinner again and went to bed early because tomorrow will be a busy day.
Day Eleven (Jan 30)
Edited draft of "The Last Season" by Benjamin Liogon, who's story is amazing.
Made chicken for dinner, wife and I are continuing our paleo diet, which in many ways may be tougher than writing this blog.
Day Ten (Jan 29)
Woke up and had breakfast with Preme
Next went to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year at the DC festival in Chinatown
Day Nine (Jan 28)
Got a haircut, (spoke in Spanish with my barber, we chatted about Mexico since he's from the old country like my family).
Bought groceries (at an Asian and Latino supermarket).
Planned for the next day (Chinese Lunar Year).
Day Eight (Jan 27)
After work attended a celebratory happy hour for Mohammad, who thanks to the diligent work of my friends Mark, Gaby, Justin and Steven now has a green card one day before President Trump signed his executive order banning entry of refugees from Mohammad's country.
Day Seven (Jan 26)
Practiced Piano (played all of me by John Legend).
Attended a Global Shapers Happy Hour with Shapers from Latin America.
Day Six (Jan 25)
Starving for Mexican food, thus dove into Baja Fresh and ordered some wahoo fish tacos.
Day Five (Jan 24)
Day Four (Jan 23)
But, ate sweet and sour chicken for lunch (getting myself ready for the Chinese New Year)
Day Three (Jan 22)
With that in mind started planning and scheduling activities because this blog ain't going to randomly write itself if I don't plan accordingly
Finished framework of a finance article with a friend Ryan, hint, we're going to talk about predictit
Made arrangements for a Latinos in hockey article brainstorm session
RSVPd for a couple bday events for friends
RSVPd for a Privacy and Power: Book Launch and Film Screening event hosted by the Goethe Institute and German Cultural Center
Researched the Victor J Goldberg prize for peace in the Middle East because I know the perfect nominees
Want to attend Russian Literature Book Club event titled "The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin"
Day Two (Jan 21)
Ate breakfast with Preme
Took pictures of Preme teaching her Thai cooking class (she rocks)
Took pictures of Women's March on Washington (got inspired), but saddened to see so many signs thrown away. I hope folks shared them via social media so that their ideas spread as opposed to being a day only event.
Shared some images on Facebook about march.
Slept early because there are 98 days left.
Day One (Jan 20)
Started planning for bday party.
Watched inauguration on youtube and did research on predictit.
Met with fellow World Economic Forum Global Shapers from the DC hub at Elephant and Castle
Met Shapers from Mongolia.
Invited one of the Shapers from Mongolia who works in journalism to the National Press Club in a few weeks.
Ate dinner with Preme.
Wrote content of craigslist post to barter my guitar for a piano keyboard because I will begin playing again (it relaxes me).