Greetings from JCI ASPAC 2019!

The happiest moments in Jaycee life are departures into unknown. After almost a decade of being a JCI member, I participated in JCI Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 at Jeju, Korea.

Local president Lim Chae Sung from JCI Dongkwangyang invited us for dinner

Stunning atmosphere

I was delighted from the coaching atmosphere and the goal-orientation of people. From my point of view this feeling among members was genuine. Networking and coaching atmosphere was something for anyone who can see the possibility of what you could be in their life, business, or community, and desire to become the person that they need to be in order to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be.

Surround yourself with passionate people

JCI’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skill, social responsibility, fellowship and entrepreneurship necessary to create positive change. This influencing starts with yourself. Everybody can affect many things in many ways. I believe influencing is based on activity, the common interest of individuals and groups to do something to the subject they feel important. Only participating in the activity can affect things.

If you wish to surround yourself with passionate people; you should definitely participate to JCI area conferences abroad. Exchange of ideas, multilingual atmosphere and an emphasis on international collaboration, is something were a fertile ground for new ideas and opportunities is born. I believe this is also a difference between European countries and Asia-Pacific area. Seems to me, that European JCI members are more focused on personal development rather than impact and community projects. I believe this something were we have a lot of to learn.

Impact and community projects doesn´t mean only charity. With right mindset for personal development, business and leadership, combined with concrete impact goals, we could do so much more with respect to positive change in our community for better tomorrow and opportunities to life changing impact.

maria arjonen

lawyer, entrepreneur

c/o Laki ja Vesi Oy

Rykmentintie 2a, 20810 Turku


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