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Dear Travel Agents,

If you could make one wish that would change your life, make things easier, and with that, have all your other wishes come true, what would you wish? Or, if you could make a change in your life to make things much easier, what would you change?

It is a rhetorical question: I am not a therapist, nor can I grant your wishes, but I want you to think about it, and visualize what you think detracts from your success.

Allow me to tell a few of my stories, and how I changed and worked around certain issues I faced. Actually, I have had many challenges, and maybe one day I will write a book, if I believe I can help people change the way they see things and move on in their lives. For now, I will focus on just travel stories, so you can identify with me.

For those of you who still don’t know, I was born and raised in Brazil and came to Los Angeles 30 years ago, at the age of 25. At the time, I spoke no English. I learned English by watching Sesame Street, and was able to start a travel company in 1993. The company grew to be a large-sized Tour Operator, specializing in Latin America. But, because of medication I was taking, my hands shook a lot, which made it look as though I was nervous even when I wasn’t.

In the beginning, I used to wish that my hands wouldn’t shake so much. I was embarrassed, and I tried to cover it up. Suddenly, I decided to show my hands and even used them to my advantage. When dealing with contracts, people thought I was nervous when they saw my hands shaking. They felt they had the upper hand, but since I really wasn’t nervous, I got my way in most of the contracts. Basically, I used something I wanted so badly to change to work in my favor.

More stories about this subject will be coming up in the following weeks. Keep tuned in, and follow me at:
Facebook @ travelwithrosana
Instagram @ travelwithrosana
Twitter @ travelRosana
Blogs @ http://www.travelwithrosana.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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