Have you ever moved somewhere new that was so different that you had to relearn everything? Like a new way of getting around, a new lifestyle, or even which gestures are socially appropriate?
In her debut book, Cultural Awareness: A Strategy That Can Influence Your Journey to Success, Dr. Eunice Gwanmesia shares her own personal journey to success — from her native village in Cameroon to the academic elite of Delaware State University — and how cultural awareness played a defining role in her ability to achieve her goals.
Dr. Gwanmesia’s story of moving somewhere new for more opportunities is one many of us can relate to. Beyond learning how to adapt to life in a foreign country, she cites “the Five P’s” as her roadmap to success: Purpose, Passion, Persistence, Patience, and Perseverance.
This insightful read has a bit of wisdom for all of us; from the international student adjusting to a new country and way of learning, to the traveling businessperson who has contacts all over the world.