Pierre Stanley Baptiste

The Art Of Leveraging Scarcity

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How To Live A Fulfilling Life While Slaying Fears

You are on your way to accomplishing a massive goal. Things are in motion. Everyone is looking at you; suddenly you get stuck. You can’t move on. Fear just invaded your mind. So, you downplay your goal. You take a secure path where success is guaranteed.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. — Psalm 23: 4

I find this passage of the Bible remarkable. It shows us the magnificent power we have over fear. Yet, to overcome fears we need to understand them, challenge them and develop the right mindset. read more

7 Easy Steps to Get the Most Uplifting Sleep Ever | 7 Silver Bullet Points Issue #1

You sleep more than 8 hours but always feel tired. You wonder if you will ever find the secrets for a good night sleep.

For the 1st issue of “7 Silver Bullet Points”, let me share with you 7 easy steps to get the most uplifting sleep ever. This is a summary of Sleep Smarter written by Shawn Stevenson.

As a workaholic-in-recovery, I thought sleep was jeopardizing my productivity. With eye-opening evidence, this book proved me wrong. A study published in The Lancet found that sleep deprived people took 14% longer to complete a task and made 20% more errors than well rested folks. After integrating the following rituals into my life, I realized sleep is the killer productivity app. read more

Success: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From The First Independent Black Nation

Blood was pouring down his cheeks and he was shaking. He was on the verge of dying―he had just won his last fight. In most movies the hero’s journey is always full of struggles, but at the end of the day she wins. Why? Because to be a hero you must embrace your darkness before finding your hero power. We all love to learn from the former underdogs, the ones who defied the odds, so here are 7 success tips you can learn from the first independent black nation in the world.

At this point you are asking yourself: Which country was the first black independent nation? My response might surprise you, so take a deep breath. Yes, Haiti. Usually called the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, Haiti is the mother of freedom. read more

How To Leverage Poverty Without Going Insane

Four years ago on a hot summer day, my mom looked at my sister and I and said: I guess we are not going to eat tonight because there’s nothing to cook. We politely nodded and went straight to bed. While laying on my bed something happened to me and I said:  no, we are not going to sleep like that. I went out in the dark found some pine cones, used a plastic bag to light up the pines. I made the fire and boiled some kazoo that a friend has sent us.  This is not something people usually eat boiled, but we enjoyed it, laughed about it and hoped that one day our lives would be better. To go through these terrible tough times, I trained myself to live in two worlds at once and create an anchor to keep me focus on what I want in life. So, here are my two ways to leverage poverty without going  insane. read more

Prezan 2016 : Let’s Send Them To School

Did you ask any NGO or the government? That was my friend’s question when I told him about my social campaign “Prezan 2016”.

No I did not, I am looking to start a grassroots movement driven by individuals, not by the government nor an NGO. Our goal is to connect busy individuals who want to make a difference with those in need.

Prezan 2016 aims to provide school supplies to 500 ( double of last year) students in Haiti with the support of individuals all over the world so that students go to school instead of staying at home out of shame. Technology reduces distance, so we are using social media power to create an engaging movement, effectively building a tribe that believes in the power of education. Creating videos and inviting people to participate via challenges and sharing social posts are some of the ways we are making the campaign fun and engaging. read more

HaitiNumérique2030 : 22 big takeaways

A futuristic vision of Haiti

It was 5:05 pm when I got to the Royal Oasis Hotel to take part at HaitNumérique2030. At the end of the stairs I met a classmate whom I haven’t seen in 7 years who quickly asked, “Are you having a session at the conference?” I politely replied, “no.” Then, we discussed about technology and social media in Haiti. After a few minutes, I went on to network with some folks who like my work online. It felt good to know your work is making a difference. But we aren’t here to talk about my feelings (lol). read more

Rejection : 7 tips to become rejection-proof

Overcome rejection

This post has nothing to do with positive thinking or self-fulling prophecy. 

Dear X,

Thanks you for your interest in becoming a (need for recognition) fellow. We regret to inform you that you were not selected…

When is the last time you received such correspondence?

I have been reading so many of these letters that I’ve become “rejection-proof, a new term I’ve come up with to define people who do not let rejections kill their best self.

When I first started receiving these letters, I would become stressed and depressed. Then I started realizing that these letters have nothing to do with me, the rejections are all about the organizations or people who send them. They themselves have their own issues.  Maybe they were drunk or tired when they read my resume or application.  Or maybe it was not a good match? Nothing wrong with that. read more

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