Having travelled many times to the United States over the years for both business and pleasure, I have to say, that I have fallen in love with it all over again.

My recent travels were meant to be educational, and they were, but they also ensured that I revisited my old stomping grounds, reunited with friends that I hadn't seen in years and had new and exciting experiences that I will never forget.

It does help that the first time I went to the United States the dollar was 57c to every AU$1 dollar. Not ideal. Today, it sits nicely at $1.08 which pleases me no end and has definately aided in bringing back the passion I have for travelling to their great country.
I Love America

Putting global political issues aside, America is a country of hope and passion. Everyone I speak to has a passion for something that they are happy to share. It's amazing! Whether it's for food, for business or for life in general, the passion and pride that many Americans share is contagious and at times mesmerising.

In business, they talk the talk, better than anyone I know. Their voices alone command people to listen. Why else do you think that the most successsful motivational speakers in the world are American? Think Tony Robbins! They lead the way in so many fields because they are not afraid to fail which I applaud. They are happy to talk about when their businesses are going bad, just as much as they are happy to tell you just how well they are going.

When it comes to friendships, they are unique. I love their accents and find their confidence contagious. They take on everything, without a worry in the world and unlike many Australian's and other nationalities, they openly seek to improve. Many of my friends have therapists, which may sound unusual to the average Australian, but imagine how beneficial it would be to have someone who you go to each week to get everything off your chest. I know I would feel much better and I am sure I would be a much easier person to be around. This sense of improvement is something most people can learn from.

As I said, I love everything American.  Just like I love everything French. They are in a lucky country, just like we are and although similar, are different.

I can't wait to do more business in America and as long as the Australian dollar stays so strong, it's going to be one great long-term relationship that I hope never goes out of fashion.

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Mellissah Smith is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years' experience in marketing.
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Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert, author, writer, public speaker and technology innovator. Having worked with more than 300 companies across technology, medical device, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, finance and health industries, Mellissah has a well-established reputation as an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years experience. As the founder and managing director of Marketing Eye, she has taken the company from startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Australia and the US. Mellissah is also the Editor in Chief of Marketing Eye Magazine, a quarterly magazine that cover marketing, entrepreneurship, travel, health and wellbeing. #mellissah #marketingeye

3 comments

  • Carla
    Carla
    16/05/11

    I have never been to the US, always thought it was too expensive! But, thanks to the new dollar exchange rate makes it more possible to travel to the US for me...I'm dying to go! :D

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    10/05/11

    The new exchange rate gives a whole new meaning to 'Retail Therapy'.

  • François
    François
    08/05/11

    That's the American Dream :)

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