As I reflect, 2020 was filled with grief and uncertainty in so many ways for our country politically and also for people that were effected by Covid due to illness, death and tremendous financial strain.
There were moments of happiness, laughter, hope and being with the people I love. I feel grateful for those peaceful moments and know that I am blessed.
This New Year’s Eve I am grateful for my health, wonderful friends, family, clients and the entrepreneurial community.
I look forward to brighter days ahead and rely on the strength of God to bring peace, good health and prosperity for all of you in 2021. And so the adventure begins… Love to you all! Happy New Year!
For Immediate Release
RAVEEN ARORA RECEIVES AWARD NOMINATION FOR THE 2021 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
Tempe, AZ, -Tempe’ Treasure’ Raveen Arora has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award.
This prestigious award nomination comes from numerous local community organizations as well as several international organizations. Nobel Peace Prize winners will be announced in October 2021.
Former President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter to Raveen…” Your life as a public servant, leader in humanitarian concerns model Citizen and Philanthropist makes you a splendid candidate…”
Richard Neuheisel, President of AZ Sister Cities Association and former CEO of Sister Cities International stated, “It is with great pleasure and a high honor to support the many nominations already submitted on behalf of Raveen Arora who has done so much to foster international peace and international friendship- not only in his native India but also in his beloved America and around the world.”
Donald Townsend, District Governor of Kiwanis International said, “As Governor of the Southwest District of Kiwanis, I am extremely honored to endorse a fellow Kiwanian and friend, Mr. Raveen Arora for the award. Raveen is the epitome of a Servant Leader who gives of himself to make the world a better place.”2021 Nobel Peace Prize”
Raveen Arora was born and raised in Calcutta, India and believes his life experiences and humanitarian efforts were based on his work with Nobel Laureate, Saint Mother Theresa as a young boy. Some of his strongest fundamental values are humility, dignity and respect for humanity. His famous quote is, “I am human. Nothing human is alien to me!”
Arora serves on the board of several national professional organizations and prominent local associations. He is an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, published author, professional accountant and has devoted his free time to serving others. Arora is the recipient of multiple local, national and global awards and he “continues to wake up hungry and humble each day” Arora said.
Arora is the Founder of Think Human. This dynamic organization revolves around global conversations designed to target respect, dignity, compassion, empathy through grass roots action and education. Arora is also the current Chairman of the Board for the local United Food Bank. United Food Bank provides food assistance to residents of the East Valley and eastern Arizona. He has been involved with the organization since he has a passion for homelessness and the prevalent issue of hunger throughout the world.” Hunger is the silent tsunami that has no calendar, color or agenda” remarks Arora.
The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an alarming number of individuals and families that continue to go hungry. According to the United Food Bank they have seen an increase in need during the pandemic. They dispense close to 25 million meals annually, through 200 partner agencies.
Satish Lakhotia Founder- President of Alliance Clubs International said, “Raveen was honored with the 18th Mother Teresa International Service Award in 2018. Alliance International is honoring him in this December with the Global Citizen Peace Award for his work last 18 years on drug and crime ravaged Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ. His empathy, kindness, compassion and respect have made the area crime free, drug free and incident free. His summer hydration project started in 2003 has now mushroomed into a full-blown county wide program that saves lives during the brutally hot summer months.” Alliance International is a global service organization that serves 25,000 members in 40 countries.
Neal A. Lester, PhD Founding Director, ASU Project Humanities Foundation/ Professor of English said, “as I continue to know Mr. Arora as a community beacon, I witness time and time again his generous spirit, his commitment to integrity and equity, and his deep commitment to servant leadership. Whether serving on community boards, delivering keynotes about compassionate leadership, or facilitating a discussion on success and collaboration, Mr. Arora is out and about doing the work of humanity as it connects with justice. He is disrupting the status quo.”
“The need for international unity, organizational leadership within communities will prove vital in acquiring financial resources to help end the war on hunger. More than ever in history, the need to build stronger alliances is crucial and Raveen Arora is that human “bridge”. We look for him to win this prestigious award, noted Laurel Pendle, President of LPBC Services.
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Fraud Alert. Ok, maybe it’s a little like “impostor syndrome”
Have you ever felt like you are an impostor or living a double life?
I often think my life resembles a superhero movie where I am portraying multiple characters with different personalities, costumes, makeup, masks and all.
Let me help to paint the picture for you… in one scene of the action movie I look like I am the cool, got-it-together Super Mom that even has been spotted wearing a red cape and boots. A “Supermom” that can make pancakes on Saturday morning, have dance parties in the living room, while also carving out time to help my son with his projects/ homework with immense enthusiasm for hours. That same “Supermom” can tackle the longest IEP Meeting in history with little effort, (a special shout out to my fellow special needs parents out there, God bless you!) then can transport the family to soccer practice and the grocery store in a single bound.
Scene two depicts me as a savvy business entrepreneur by day that can whip up a creative marketing plan like nobody’s business, while multi-tasking for hours on conference calls and attending events with the top industry leaders. Then in the final scene there is one action-packed moment when I fly away into the sky to put out another “fire” in the local press and social media community…all before lunchtime!
OK back on planet Earth it gets real! I feel like a total fraud on some days. An imposter mom, business professional and human. There are plenty of Saturday’s when the pancakes were burned to a crisp, the homework was never completed, the grocery shopping was never thought of, and there were certainly no “Supermom” crime-fighting action moments in sight. An imposter of sorts compared to what is posted on social media as the perpetual happy family and the “masks” that I often wear as a successful PR professional running a business consulting company.
As a blogger and self-proclaimed sales and marketing leader, I have failed to create ongoing content, felt less creative and inspired on some days, and I haven’t even mustered the energy to say yes to being a speaker at an event or on a live podcast in weeks.
Well guess what? We ALL have those days, weeks and even months. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started there have been less “Supermom” days than I would like and less of a desire to dominate the entrepreneurial community than I care to admit. But you know what? I put one foot in front of the other and continue to move forward one step at a time.
When we give each other support, grace and love, I know there will be brighter days ahead. Hey, maybe there will even be more “Supermom” moments in the near future. You may even get a glimpse of my red cape peeking out under my professional attire while on a Zoom Meeting.
I would love to hear about your “Supermom “or “Superdad” moments, as well as the real-life struggles that make us all human. It’s about understanding why you do what you do and continuing to moving forward.
Drop me a line sometime. We can all learn and grow from one another. We are all unique and different. That is what makes us special.
Kindness Really Does Matter.
I am blessed to work with some of the brightest and best clients around. I am supported by amazing industry partners and colleagues. I have wonderful friends and family that give of their time and money to spread joy. I am personally passionate about helping others.
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