What I Learned Today – July 9, 2016 – BGT Interns 2016

It’s All in WHO You Know – Javonne

We keep saying that it’s a small world and man, is that evident everyday!  First Sarah happened to meet one of Fleace’s exes and today while at lunch with her friend, she was mentioning people and I realized that I knew them or she went to school with them!  What are the odds?

You never know who is watching you or knows people that you know so keep your behavior ethical, don’t burn bridges, and cultivate contacts by being a good contact.  Your next opportunity could be in the palm of someone’s hand with six or less degrees of separation!


Anything’s Possible – Jareyah

Today learned a bit about the history of public transportation here in Rome, specifically the tram car system that arrived in Rome in 1865. Some years later the Roman government decided to switch them out for buses just to later realize the tram cars were more fuel efficient and put them back in place. Today, tram cars start a little later than buses and run later in the evenings than Subways. I also learned that a job is not always an excuse as to why you can not do what you desire. Many people assume they can not travel the world or up and leave when they want because of their jobs, but a select few make the effort to present proposals to their employers requesting to work from home and are actually successful. Many have utilized the site Remote Year to help in their proposal planning. This just further shows that anything is possible! If you want it, go for it.


An Alternatives to Teaching English or Au Pairing  While Living Abroad – Sarah

Today we met up with one of Fleace’s friend, Latrese. Latrese is preparing to make her big move to Rome this year. We had the opportunity to ask her questions and speak with her in depth about how she was able to facilitate the move. She, like Fleace, has a business that she can run from the internet. We all had a great discussion on being clear about your wants and needs, and then going after them. I learned that if you can find a way to use the internet to do your job online, then you can probably live almost anywhere in the world. During our conversation with Latrese, Fleace emphasized that whatever we do, it must make us happy and we must be disciplined so that we are not distracted from our work by whatever amazing environment we live in.

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