Young Inventor Helps Paraplegic Mom

Alden Kane, a young student at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, heard
of a woman with an issue that tugged at his heart. She is confined to a wheelchair,
and has a very difficult time getting around with her baby.

When Alden heard of Sharina’s problem, he contacted the University of Detroit Mercy,
and they came up with a great solution. It is a prototype baby stroller, fitted to a wheelchair.
It really is quite briliant in it’s simplicity.

It is sure to be a huge help to this new mother, and a great thing to do in general.
This young man is a fine example that the kids are alright.
For more on this driven young, individual, click the link above.

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Young Inventor Helps Paraplegic Mom

A Lot of Color and Some Love

Crime is reported from just bout everywhere in the world however none is more pressing than the violent crime that is happening in one’s own neighborhood. Naturally, it breeds lots of fear and suspicion. One doesn’t really enjoy living so much as trying to survive. Many communities around the world try to instill programs to allay the fears of residents and create a closer more unified neighborhood like community watch programs. Some work, some don’t. Then you hear the extraordinary story of a group of artists, Germen Nuevo Muralismo Mexicano that helped to transform a whole community by painting a hillside.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1265/Artists-Turn-One-Of-Mexico-s-Most-Dangerous-Neighborhoods-Into-One-Giant-Mural on one hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas, Mexico that has experienced positive results from colorful mural art. This group known as CollectivoGermmen collaborated with 452 families that resided in the neighborhood to literally brighten up their lives by painting neon colors to the exterior of their homes. Colors included vibrant greens, blues, yellow, orange and pink. The effect, as one can imagine is quite stunning. It’s not only a scattering of color on the hillside but more like a giant mural most especially from a distance. To see the consistent swirls that connect so perfectly can bring to mind the ancient Mayans and their massive creativity.


The project director is Enrique Gomez who said he was a former gang member but has “turned the page” by going back into muralism and graffiti art. The results speak for themselves when you view the photos. He was surprised to find that the fruits of his group’s and the residents’ labor would change their outlook and spur the neighbors on into taking responsibility for the safety of their community members.

This beautiful story and the results just show how important it is to have a sense of value, esteem and self worth in a community. In this case it was a community that is poor and besot with violence, which can quite often lead to loss of interest in what goes on and just trying to protect your own. Just think how bringing some colorful paint into the lives of those who felt bleak and surely hopeless, brought out love for the residents and their surroundings. Its no wonder that another similar neighborhood in Las Palmitas is slated to participate in this colorfest.

A Lot of Color and Some Love

Commit to Something Better

It’s almost unheard of to tell someone not to focus on reaching their goals. I read an article today that may have changed my life forever! Though I’ve learned through the years that setting goals is necessary to accomplish things, simply committing to a goal may actually be hindering my efforts. Just think about it, if I want to do something it takes more than just committing to my goal. What system will I follow to reach that goal? As I pointed out, I’ve set goals before but never focused on what I’d do or how I would accomplish any goal — I just kept my eye on the prize. I always put forth the right amount of effort, never fully paying much attention to the things I was doing to get there or ways that I could improve my efforts. How will I manage to get to the finish line if I don’t lay out a systematic plan to get there?

My goals are more easily achieved when I have a plan in place that will ensure that I am moving toward accomplishing them. As the author pointed out, when you focus on systems “… systems are good for making progress. … [c]ommitting to the process is what makes the difference.” The whole idea is to take the stress away from reaching the goal and to make a commitment to the plan that will ensure that I get there. Just as an example, if I am trying to lose 20 pounds and it’s possible to get there if I lower my carb intake, the premise behind following the process is that if I focus on my total weight loss rather than what I need to do to lose it, it’s very easy to get discouraged when I keep checking my weight and haven’t seen a change. If I focus on lowering carbs and stay committed to that, I’ll reach my goal because I put minimal focus on losing 20 pounds and stayed committed to what it will take to get there. 

I had to give myself a basic test to determine if what the author was saying is true. Is goal setting sabotaging my happiness? This may very well be the case for me and so many other goal-setting people. Can I truly be happy if I haven’t reached that goal? Do I really consider myself successful since I haven’t accomplished another? I think that I’d rather focus on the process than to believe that I can’t be happy until I’ve reached a particular goal. Focusing on the process allows me to recognize that, yes I may/do have more work to accomplish that goal but I can see the progress I’ve made and celebrate that.

Commit to Something Better

Joseph Bismark’s Spirituality and Corporate Strategy

The mention of Joseph Bismark brings to mind one of the most renowned and successful leaders of our time. This is further to be appreciated based on the distinguished philosophy that Joseph has maintained over the years. From his tender years when he left his home and when he returned, Bismark is known as a versatile leader who brings in a sense of dynamism that is appreciated by everyone around him. His guiding principles have always been premised around the fact that every person has their potential and thus should be afforded the chance to offer and display their capabilities.

Distinguished Quality Leadership

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Bismark’s leadership is his adherence to merging the concept of spirituality with the business leadership structure. The management that Bismark has often and always advocated for has always been anchored upon the tenets of honesty and virtues that are admirable and encouraged in society. These virtues were inculcated in him from a very young age throughout his upbringing. Further to this, he has been known to be an advocate of living that is healthy in a staunch manner. As a manager of the QI group, this has been exhibited through his support for the venture into organic foods. This has been made with the influencing factor that the wellness of the employees is an essential feature for moving the company forward. This has not only served to be a deep point of motivation for all the stakeholders of the organization but has also heightened the praise that is directed towards the leadership model and approach that has been introduced by Bismark. However, it is worth noting that even in light of the praise and adoration that continues to be healed on him, he has kept a sense of humility which further sets him apart from the rest.

Joseph Bismark has served as a role model to millions of individuals and groups across the world. Of greater significance is that the following is from people from all walks of life. In order to serve the community, a concept which is close to the heart of Bismark, he is involved in a number of philanthropic acts for the benefit of the poor and the marginalized member of the society. Bismark believes that the under privileged deserve a chance just like the other people. This has been a significant part of QI’s venture, with the RHYTHM foundation serving as the arm of the group. Bismark has been known to devote a great amount of his time to the activities that are carried out by this foundation. He advocates that we should all have meaningful service for the benefit of humankind, whether we are acknowledged for it or not. Joseph has always been quick to acknowledge the efforts of other people, especially his employees in every success that has been achieved. He believes that every effort is necessary for every end result.

Bismark believes that the views and opinions of every person matter and therefore should be heard. This has been instrumental in his open-door policy for both the management and the employees of his group. This philosophy has been credited for the dedication and commitment that has been illustrated by his employees in the daily activities that are performed by the organization. In a world where the business world is constantly focused on their own selfish needs without any consideration for anyone else, Joseph Bismark has managed to illustrate that it is possible to have am meaningful life in all aspects while at the same time being sensitive to the needs of other members of the society.

Joseph Bismark is known primarily as the founding director of the QI Group, which he was also made Managing Director of in December of 2008. Though he is also known for his spiritual intellect, not many who hear this man’s name are aware of just how much his faith plays a role in his day-to-day life.

Bismark left home at the age of nine to live in a monks’ ashram in the Philippines for close to a decade. By the time he was seventeen, he had returned back home and began working in the corporate field. In 1998, alongside Malaysian businessman, Vijay Eswaran, Bismark founded the QI Group of Companies, a multinational corporations working directly with businesses in fields such as education, retail, and hospitality. Now the Managing Director for almost seven years, Bismark has helped to grow this company into a combined staff of 1500 employees based in 30 countries. In 2009, he once again teamed up with Eswaran to establish VTube, an online video player and resource center for their multiple companies.

Even with his financial success and corporate skills, Bismark still utilizes everything that he learned during his years at the Philippine ashram. He is a devoted follower of the Absolute Truth and centers his life around his spirituality. One of his core beliefs is that, with the right amount of guidance, anyone in this world can truly excel in any business that they pursue. Respect for his employees, practicing humility, and adopting a simple lifestyle have earned him the praise of both those who work for him and those who simply follow him in the public eye.

His drive for good business and personal belief system have led him to establish the RYTHM Foundation within the QI Group. Also known as Corporate Social Responsibility, its name is an acronym meaning Raise Yourself to Help Mankind. It serves both local and international charities, the most prominent ones being based in Asia. Some of their projects have included work with the Better Nepal Foundation to educate women and girls and India’s Akshaya Home for the homeless.

As of today, Bismark lives and works in Singapore, where oversees the operations of QI and all of its partners.

Joseph Bismark Proves Spirituality and Business Go Hand-In-Hand

Mr. Bismark spent his adolescent years as a Vedic monk. He is now the Managing Director of the Qi Group, a multinational conglomerate with subsidiaries spanning thirty countries, and regional offices located throughout south-east Asia. The journey from ashram to office might seem an impassable divide between two wholly different worlds. However, Bismark (alongside co-founder of the Qi Group, Vijay Eswaran) has successfully launched a very profitable organization firmly grounded in the values of Care, Service, and Integrity.

The corporate philosophy that anchors the Group is derived from Vedic philosophy and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Much of the company’s focus is on the professional development of its people, empowering them to go above and beyond the scope of their individual role to contribute to something greater.

Bismark is known for his consultative approach to management, and has spoken frequently on the importance of humility and openness to others. He is firmly grounded in his commitment to spiritual growth through serving others, and devotes much of his time to supporting the RYTHM (Raise Yourself to Help Mankind) Foundation, Qi Group’s corporate social responsibility platform. He maintains a blog of spiritual reflections at www.gemsofwisdom.net.

He is also a central figure in The V, an affiliate of Qi Group that focuses on leadership development, networking, and training. The V hosts numerous conventions, boot camps, and retreats designed to strengthen the brand through professional growth, skills training, and discussion of market issues. Through the V, Bismarck facilitates a personal wellness program for network leaders called ATMA. Additionally, he is a prominent speaker and lecturer at the various V-Con network and training events held each year.

While the skeptical reader might dismiss out-of-hand the idea that a multi-million dollar, multinational company could be rooted in spiritual principles, Joseph Bismark continues to demonstrate that business and faith are not mutually exclusive. Let us hope that more business leaders follow Bismarck’s example of servant-leadership and seek to uplift the lives of their employees, their customers, and of mankind as a whole.
The Joseph Bismark Way Of Life

Self-motivated and energetic entrepreneur Joseph Bismark was one of the original founders of the QI Group back in 1998. With his natural ability to provide advice and a smooth, uncluttered management style, he has been on board as their Managing Director for the past several years. He continuously has thrived in success, which may have a great deal to do with his relationship with Vedas philosophy and his rare upbringing.

This natural born entrepreneur who “gets it” and not just some of it, is confident that every individual has the ability to accomplish unimaginable things. His inner confidence and motivation has enthralled millions and has inspired many that he comes in contact with, stemming from his rare approach to handling various business aspects and extremely lucrative ideas. Bismark’s wisdom and compassionate achievements made it possible in his building a solid base for the development of the QI Group of Companies, as well as his co-creation of Qnet with Vijay Eswaran. He has a way of thinking that is desired by many for use in business or simply day to day life balance. For instance he feels that if an individual does the same task for a lengthy time, gratification naturally follows. However while it feels good, this comfort zone may limit one in accomplishing greater goals. This can occur when one finds themselves allowing their surroundings to influence them, which ultimately controls one’s actions and decisions. When this happens, you know you must make some changes to your life or you will fail, as initiating changes does not come easily. Obviously Bismark offers advice that can benefit anyone in all walks of life.

Joseph Bismark’s vast set of skills, common sense that is comprised with his immense background in developing businesses and marketing, has brought him a wealth of success in the corporate world. With hands on experience that he brought to managing the Group, he is also savvy in property development, e-commerce and direct selling. He has masterminded complex operations using his exceptional management skills in business growth and development, marketing and more. In addition, Bismark is a well-respected author and speaker. Internet viewers can enjoy him as they tune into his highly inspiring speeches, chats and training to gain motivation that can encourage and disciple individuals (many of his appearances can be viewed on V-con and Youtube). Recently this dynamo opened his own School of Meditation and Yoga in Singapore which intends to bring spiritual and physical balance to children and adults using teachings based on Hinduism. This practice focuses on universal devotion and love; specifically one would practice devotion towards God, rather than seeking a reward or a fear of God.

Bismark’s life is one that is quite unique. From the ages of 9 to 17 he embarked on an unforgettable journey in which he traded in his loving and comfortable home for the life of a monk within the Philippine mountains in an ashram. When he left this religious retreat, he went straight to the business world, but managed to keep what he absorbed from his experience in the monastic community.

Possessing a passion for knowledge as well as a loyal desire for healthy living, he also actively participates in many of his interests such as yoga instructor, vedic philosopher and martial arts. He also finds time to give his time to the Singapore based RHYTHM Foundation.

Joseph Bismark’s Spirituality and Corporate Strategy