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The most common challenge for 2009

Excellent Words of Advice

Florida Business Woman Helen Vella tells us what she saw as the biggest challenge for people in 2009 and what her advice would be.

“The most common challenge I think for 2009 is the media and conversations of ‘how things are tough for everyone and nobody knows what they are going to do.’ To be able to be aware of what is going on around us is essential, but not becoming part of it when it is negative is essential for your well being. This is your health, as well as your family and your business. Surround yourself with positive people who accept a challenge, or a set back, and can still move forward with focus and a goal in mind.  Be informed but not absorbed.”

Helen Vella is a board member of the Child Rescue Networking and NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners.  She was presented with the Jefferson Award for Volunteer Services as well as winning the State of Florida award for Public Speaking by Business & Professional Women.

Contact Helen at:  407-232-4439

Comment balloon 6 commentsJohn Mayer • February 09 2009 11:12AM


Terrific advice!     All the great philosophies teach both compassion and detachment, as essentials to a good life.    Works in business, too.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 11 years ago

Good advice. Many people take the economic challenges and turn them into situation of making dreams come true. Including building new businesses and cutting back to the bare essentials. I personally take times like these and challenge myself to become a better person. Valuing our countries past struggles and embracing them, while looking to people who were successful during those challenging times is important for making the most out of hard times. 

Thank you for sharing and good luck.

Posted by Rikki Green (Time for Life Concepts, LLC) over 11 years ago

Great advice-you are right we need to be aware but don't let the negative get to us.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 11 years ago

I agree that this is good advice.  We all need to surround ourselves with positive, proactive people.  The people that will be the most successful this year will be the ones that do accept the challenge and adapt to it.  We all need to focus on moving forward! 

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago

That is great advice, thank you for sharing that with all of us. I hope you have a great day!

Posted by James Engel, KW Beverly Hills (Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills) over 11 years ago

Helen Vella sounds like a very smart woman--advice taken.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 11 years ago