If you work with or work in different cultures, Nathan Czubaj, author of Emails from Mumbai*, will inspire your attitude about what matters most.
Author, Emails from Mumbai*
Senior Vice President, Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles
I wanted go somewhere that would really be different…that I could learn most about the world and most about myself.
- Talking to people is most helpful.
- Pick up some of the language, at least the greetings and please/thank you.
- Give yourself time for the mental preparation.
- “I’m never going to find the things that I’m used to. I need to get used to the things that I can have.” -Nathan Czubaj
- “I didn’t need all the things that I thought I needed. My definition of wants and needs changed radically.” -Nathan Czubaj
- Some of the obstacles are how people do business that you would never expect.
- It was hard to impose my way of doing things and our Western way.
- People don’t always trust Westerners.
- What you’ve been successful with back home doesn’t necessarily translate.
Attitudes and Behaviors
- I had to forget that I was an American and try to be a local.
- “Today is going to be more memorable than the most memorable day all year back home. I’m going to learn more today than I would in a typical month back home.” -Nathan Czubaj
100% of the proceeds from Emails from Mumbai* are going to benefit iSanctuary, an organization that works in India to help end the global challenge of human trafficking.
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