It is 6am….I am sitting on my patio which overlooks the meditteranean sea….the sun is rising right in front of me and the view is exceptional…I am enjoying a cup of coffee and monte cristo ¨A¨ cigar …
Two nights ago, Sophie and I had dinner in Milan with a friend. Milan is an easy 3 hour drive from Monaco so we were able to drive there, eat dinner and drive home. On the 3 hour drive in the late afternoon, I commented to Sophie how much more I was enjoying the countryside than ever before. I have driven through Italy many times, but after living in Dubai for a while, I appreciate the gorgeous Italian countryside even more than I ever have.
A few days ago, my little family and I flew back home to our house in La Turbie, France – our home in the south of france near Monaco for Christmas vacation. We were going to go to Oman, which is a 5 hour drive from Dubai, but at the last minute we changed our plans and decided to go home to France. Recently, Emirates airline started a daily non-stop flight from Dubai to Nice, France so coming back to Monaco is perfectly convienent.
A little over a year ago, I pushed a decision to close London and Prague and move our operational HQ to Dubai including my family and I. Some people questioned my judgement for focusing so much on the middle east, however, recent history is proving my decision to move my base from Monaco to Dubai was the right one.
… for some, change is difficult – but often times change is the secret to getting to your next step on your climb.
Early in the new year, naseba will open an office in North America with the focus on finding, developing great sales talent – as well as great sales leadership and ultimately offering them opportunities to work in Cairo, Dubai or Shanghai. The office will not be focused on the american market.
I will soon do a blog announcing which city in America this office will be located.
we are living in stressful times, but opportunity is all around and its very important you do not let stress blind you from seeing the opportunity which often times is right in front of us.
Not to mention, we have to make opportunity happen….