Even though I have been away from Mexico, the country I was born, for over 30 years, I still have close connections with all my family and friends who are very much part of my daily life.
So I thought it would be a good time to share what happens in Mexico on Independence Day and why it is such a momentous occasion.
The month of September is referred to as “el Mes de la Patria” (month of the homeland).
Mexico commemorates a proclamation by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on September 16th 1810, in the village of Dolores, near Guanajuato.
On September 15 at 11 p.m., the eve of Independence Day, the President of Mexico rings a bell from the balcony of the Mexican National Palace. He yells to the crowd below and they respond by saying Viva. This goes on until after a third time, everyone yells “Viva Mexico.” The people then wave flags and ring noisemakers. The Mexican anthem is sung and fireworks are set off to light up the sky.
On September 16th, a military parade takes place in Mexico City.
Brass bands fill the streets and governors re-enact “El Grito,” or the famous cry for freedom in major government palaces.
It is a big celebration for Mexicans with plenty of parties, festive decorations, parades, music, fireworks and plenty of traditional food.
History of Mexican Independence Day
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Many of us believe that successful, assertive people never have any doubts – that they are confident about every choice they make, but even the most talented entrepreneurs experience self-doubt at some point
After the initial excitement, many of us start to have doubts, worries, and concerns about whether we could do what we need to do to get results, not only in our business but in our life.
In my case, I knew I had an excellent course, mentors and training available, but I wasn’t clear in terms of what actions steps to take.
I realise that one of the things that hold people out, more than anything else when starting a business are our limiting beliefs.
Are These Questions Getting in the Way of Your Business Success?
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“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ―John C. Maxwell
Doing things consistently will finish up shaping our future. The changes are subtle but powerful. Good habits can improve your quality of life.
Create your own reality by building good habits that can transform your life
Here are 15 simple reminders of things that you already know; they are so basic and straightforward; that we often take them for granted.
These simple reminders have become part of my daily routine, and thanks to them, I’ve noticed improvements in my life.
If you practice them regularly, you will see the benefits for you as well:
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RETIREMENT IS OFTEN DIFFERENT FROM PERSON TO PERSON. THE IDEAL RETIRED LIFE IS THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE OUR RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE
I believe retirement is when a person switches their primary focus from actively earning a living to self-realisation.
In other words, when someone chooses one’s personal goals and aspirations.
For many people, retirement means balancing their new lifestyle with enjoyable activities and doing something they truly love.
Lifestyle income ideas are the dynamic process of preparing ourselves for the change of economic circumstances, personal needs and for enjoying the opportunities of financial freedom.
To meet different objectives, the first step is to get better at money management.
Day to day expenses, travel, training for new a new career, or beginning a new business venture require a basic good management system.
I am on a journey on sharing with others the benefits of getting the necessary skills for practical and useful ideas to increase their cash flow through Lifestyle Income Ideas.
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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci
After reading the bestsellers books of Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, I came to appreciate how talented Mr Isaacson is as an author.
In this magnificent biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, Mr Isaacson shows how, from Leonardo’s genius skills, we can get inspired, develop our potential, discover with passionate curiosity, careful observation, and imagination.
I took the following excerpts from the book as a reminder of what Leonardo Da Vinci did during his lifetime as well as the skills and great ideas from this amazing person. I hope you enjoy it just as much.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simple Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography.
LEARNING FROM LEONARDO
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