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happy embraceableThis time of year, I wish you and all our friends, family and colleagues Happy Holidays with human and spiritual unity, closeness and compassion. These days represent a time for loving, giving and spending time with our dearest and closest. But while we share in holiday meals, unwrap our presents and celebrate this joyous season, we must not forget all the people who struggle to get through another day. For those not so fortunate, I humbly ask you this holiday season to light one candle and become a flicker of hope, love and service that lights up the darkness for those who lack the resources to have their own light.

I look forward to a brighter New Year and prosperity for everyone. http://www.kumbaya.co

Happy Holidays!

Mike Freni

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Powerstorm ESS is a global humanitarian technology company, focused on bringing together people to address critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations of the world. As such we are dedicated to providing access to power and connectivity to everyone, regardless of economic resources, accessibility, or regional instability, with our fully integrated and comprehensive hybrid energy storage solutions. With support and backing from investments, partnerships, philanthropic organizations, and government organizations, we have been able to build a framework that supports our scalability and sustainability, so that we may provide the power needed by billions of people through the deployment of energy storage solutions. We invite you to join us to expand our outreach efforts.

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Child_bearChild Poverty, No Light, No Education, But a teddy bear can do a lot to comfort. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 247 million children are deprived of their basic rights, #Childpoverty is about more than just money – it’s multidimensional. For children, poverty means being deprived in crucial aspects of their lives such as nutrition, health, electricity, water, education or shelter. #UNICEF estimates that 2 in 3 children across 30 sub-Saharan countries suffer from two or more of these deprivations. #zeroXess can make the change. Lets make the difference you can help please contact us

motivationINSPIRATION … I aim to inspire those around me to pursue their dreams as I pursue mine.

CREATIVITY … Creative minds working together is what I love most about PowerstormESS. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team

INNOVATION … Innovation is what excites me in pursuing product development to help changing the lives of those living in emerging and underserved markets.

PASSION… My passion is organizing and leading teams world-class, Dedicated, Brilliant, Creative Pioneers and develop products which make our lives more efficient and sustainable, and bring them to market.

PHILOSOPHY….My philosophy is to “walk-the-talk.” A focus on safety, quality of process and product, and measurable results is paramount and fundamental to creating lasting value for our customers and investors and pride in our team’s efforts and results.

MOTIVATION … Without motivation, I would not be where I am today and continue going.

HAPPINESS … Being kind to others is a fast track to happiness. Giving the helping hand or a ear to listen.

LEADERSHIP…. To me leadership implies moving forward, taking charge, doing something to equip, encourage, empower and maybe even inspire others to join you in doing something different or outright difficult. Success doesn’t stop at the  border, it just starts by crossing.

together on the hillWhen you are walking with another, hills seem less steep and the valleys seem less deep, let’s collaborate together to make a impacting difference faster and more effectively.

logoThanksgiving is a special day to celebrate families and friends we care & cherish. In most of the western world, we are as blessed as we are spoiled, I know I am. Like most of us, we get flustered ov
er the silliest things – like when my cellphone doesn’t get a good signal, when a flight is delayed or when my computer takes too long to load a website. Millions & billions of people in the world do not have the luxury of mobile phones, cannot afford air travel and do not have computers. Today, we have billions of people with no or little electricity, clean water, health care or basic education.

So how can we avoid this virus of selfish immaturity? Thankfulness is the antidote. It melts our pride and crushes our sense of entitlement.

We at Powerstorm ESS have developed electrification technologies that are affordable and sustainable for the emerging markets. We can help to improve the lives of those in most desperate need and will have tremendous impact to their wellness and our future. Let’s work together to get them the much needed Electrification.

ways-overcome-self-doubt-biuld-profitable-businessTime spent worrying – about anything – provides no emotional or physical benefit to us; such things only weaken us for the fights we must endure in our lives. “It’s not about being ready or feeling prepared all the time; sometimes you just have to do what you know you have to do. And when you do – you will always see that you’re more ready and more prepared than you realize”

How can you deal with self-doubt in a constructive way?

  1. Stop Making Excuses

The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do

  1. Beware Of Your Close Circle

Our circle of people may make us feel good, but they’re not always good for us.  In fact, we could be a pawn in their game; unwitting accomplices in helping them achieve an unhealthy degree of power and influence over our decisions and actions.

  1. Raise Your Self-Awareness

Self-awareness can be developed. Spend some time recognizing areas you need to develop and intentionally making an effort to develop or strengthen that aspect of yourself.

So, how can you become more aware of your strengths and areas for development?

You could

  • Rate Yourself: What do you think your strengths are?
  • Ask others for feedback: Be open to hearing what others think of you.
  • Complete a formal assessment test. These could include a personality test, discovering your values, your skills, and your abilities.
  1. Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion isn’t self-pity (Poor me, I shouldn’t feel this bad!) or irresponsibility (I messed up? Who cares!) or even self-esteem (As long as I succeed, I feel good). It’s about recognizing that feeling down is part of the shared human experience and mindfully refraining from judging yourself.

It’s important to listen, because the way you talk to yourself—especially when you’ve failed in some way—has an impact on your health, mood, and even your relationships with others. Do you admonish yourself for screwing up, or do you gently remind yourself that you’re only human and you’ll try harder next time?

Making mistakes, fumbling, and losing your cool are an inevitable part of the human experience—but most of us turn these slip-ups into an opportunity to beat ourselves up for being less than perfect. But when we see ourselves as a hopeless failure, we close our heart down to ourselves and to others.

  1. Stop Asking For Validation
  2. Trust Your Values

enlightmentI’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows.
I’ve learned…. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.
I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I’ve learned…. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I’ve learned…. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I’ve learned…. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
I’ve learned…. That money doesn’t buy class.
I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned…. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I’ve learned…. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I’ve learned…. That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I’ve learned…. That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
I’ve learned…. That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you miss.
I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I’ve learned…. That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I’ve learned…. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.
I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you…. Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

by Andy Rooney

GrowingTree A growing tree is a lot like a growing business, it periodically needs an examination to determine if there are dead branches intertwined with the growing ones. We have employees that are dead in their jobs and attitudes, not growing. They are very often friends with those who are growing and restricting their growth by what they say, do and avoid doing. So as painful and hard as it is, every now and then we need to cut away the people who are restricting the growth of the company. It is hard because we care about those people and because of the friendships that will also be strained, if not severed too.

According to experts, pruning a tree is necessary to promote growth, improve the amount of air and sunlight to the healthy branches and to prevent insect and disease. The same is true with our businesses. Those who are carrying the workload of the nonperforming employees end up feeling used and it is possible to lose them before you trim the dead wood, compounding your problem. So take a look around your company. Is there dead wood that needs to be pruned? Even considering trying bringing a dead braches to life is noble, but not worth the effort it is just better to let it go.