Erik Presley (USA)

ELI 360 Vision

by Erik Presley | May 16, 2012 | Erik Presley (USA)

The Challenges of Sharing Meaning in Communication

First Day in a New Office

First Day in a New Office

This month we have landed a new office space in the Shanghai Culture Commercial Building just one block to the east of Nanjing Road close to the Bund (Wai Tan). As we have been working to build out the office in Shanghai we have become more aware of the need to communicate our passion – our vision in our printed material and daily operation. The challenge is always trying to translate culture, meaning and passion through words.

As we began a process to translate and think about our vision statement

Experience Life International is committed to the worldwide development of people and ideas for the increased wellbeing of all nations.

we put the following word pictures together that really help define who we are and what we do. I believe its helped us think about what we ought to say even in our native tongue.

One will probably not be able to find a perfect translation of the words. Our vision, each word and phrase is rooted in an attitude of wishing the best for the lives of all people of all nations, of all cultures and of all languages. The effort required us to think through the IDEAS and then give a try at translating the “heart of the message.”

As a company, ELI 360 has dedicated our time, energy and resources to helping all people around the world in the pursuit of bringing about a better standard of living, a better way of life for everyone.

If you think of two basketball teams playing against each other, MOST people just support one team and feel happy when the opposing team loses. We at ELI 360 support BOTH teams and cheer each time ANY player (regardless of which team) makes a good play. We want all players to be successful and find a great sense of fulfillment and have a good sense of “self-worth.”

In the same way, our greatest desire is that all people be able to develop their individual talents, abilities, gifts and resources to the maximum BUT WITHOUT harming or hindering others in the process.

In a family, normally, when everyone works together and everyone uses their talents and abilities for the benefit of the whole family, then everyone has a better life: inter-personally, economically, and in the sense of being able to just enjoy daily life in the family.

In the same way, in a company, normally, when everyone works together and everyone uses their talents and abilities for the benefit of the whole company, then everyone has a better life: inter-personally, economically, and in the sense of being able to just enjoy daily life in the company.

In the same way, among the nations of the world, normally, when everyone works together and everyone uses their talents and abilities for the benefit of all nations, then everyone has a better life: inter-personally, economically, and in the sense of being able to just enjoy daily life among the nations.

ELI 360 advocates for developing a lifestyle that reaches for the maximum for each individual BUT not for self-aggrandizement but rather for the purpose of contributing to the improvement of the community (whether the family, the company or the nations).

Can’t help but say “come by and visit with us next time you’re in Shanghai. And, to those who live there Mr. Shen, our Market Manager, will be happy to serve you tea.”

Shanghai Culture Commercial Building
355 Fuzhou Road, Suite 807
Shanghai, China 200001
Office phone: 86-21-53083722

上海文化商厦
上海市福州路355号807
邮编:200001
电话:86-21-53083722

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