Traveling to Japan

Japan, like so many Asian countries, presents itself as a mysterious, out of this world, and mystical country. For Westerners, traveling to Asia is exhilarating because of the difference in culture and social mannerisms. Having said that, it is important to adapt and understand the cultural differences so as not cause any offense. Here are a few tips for when you visit Japan.

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  • Where nice socks because it is customary to take off your shoes in a carpeted room. This includes homes, parts of restaurants, and other public places.
  • Learn hand gestures before you visit Japan. Someone walking through a crowd with their hand on their chest means that they want you to get out of the way. Pointing at your nose is a reference to yourself but pointing at things and other people is rude.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when you are speaking in a group. It is considered to be rude to speak loudly in Japan.

Anthony Musilli is a well-traveled individual who has spent extensive time in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia. Here recently traveled to Japan.

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Things to Consider Before Fostering a Dog

Deciding whether to foster a dog is a tough decision to make. On the one hand, it is an excellent opportunity to give a dog a chance at a second home and a second life. On the other hand, fostering a dog is a huge responsibility and one that is difficult to prepare for. There are some things you have to consider such as the dogs history, behavior, and maybe even age. Here are a few tips to consider that may help you make your decision whether to foster a dog or not.

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  • Make sure that you have an open discussion with your family about fostering a dog. Everyone in the family has to be on board with the decision to foster a dog because everybody is going to be affected and have to pitch in, one way or the other. If you already have a dog, you have to consider them a part of your family as well and discuss how fostering may affect them.
  • Decide what kind of tasks you are up for and what tasks you are not. For example, you may or may not be willing to take on a dog with prior behavior problems. Taking on a dog with behavioral problems will require creating a plan of action. If you are not willing to take on such a dog, that is fine, there are dogs up for fostering who do not have behavioral issues.
  • Discuss the financial responsibilities with the shelter. For example, you could agree to pay for the food but if the foster dog needs to go the vet, the shelter could pay for that. You need to come to some financial agreement regarding who is liable for what. This agreement could also include who is liable for any physical damage caused to anybody by the dog.

Anthony Musilli is an animal advocate and a dog lover. Since 2005, he and his family have fostered over 30 dogs and adopted a rescued Chinese crested dog, along with their two standard poodles.

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Walking the Great Wall

For over 2,000 years, the Great Wall of China has weaved its way through China’s landscape. Originally constructed began in 221 BC, as a means to keep Mongol soldiers from entering into the Middle Kingdom, the Great Wall has a storied past. The last of the six billion cubic feet of compacted earth was placed in 207 BC. The Great Wall wasn’t as effective against the Mongol soldiers as had been expected, and soon it became a way to transport equipment, goods, and passengers throughout the most mountainous parts of China. As time passed, however, the mammoth wall began to deteriorate and fall apart. Without the threat of marauding nomads, the wall soon fell into disarray.

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The resurgence and revitalization of the Great Wall are due to the tourist industry. As more and more people became interested in the history of the wall and were requesting the ability to walk along the ancient structure, the more significant the structure became for the Chinese government. Soon tour groups began to be established, allowing for the government to collect money and tourist to learn more about the great structure. Now there are a number of different areas where tourists can see one of the most famous landmarks in the world. When Anthony Musilli traveled to China, the Great Wall was on his list of places to visit. He loves being able to see the world’s historical sites and really take in the historical significance of the site. Anthony was humbled by the ancient structure and believes it is something that everyone has to see in his or her lifetime.

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Finding a Sweet Path – Becoming a Cinnabon Franchisee

For over 25 years, people from all over the world have been enjoying the deliciously sweet treats of Cinnabon. It has been almost as long that Cinnabon has been partnering with entrepreneurs to build up their network of franchises across the world. Today there are over 1,100 bakeries that serve the delicious cinnamon rolls in over 55 countries.

Anthony Musilli

Anthony Musilli

Becoming a Cinnabon franchisee is not a simple task. There are plenty of steps that have to be taken, but anyone that is willing to put in the hard work and dedication can ultimately find the sweet path to owning a successful Cinnabon franchise location. The beautiful part of purchasing a Cinnabon franchise is the support that the corporate office provides for all their franchise locations. They stand behind their franchise partners and are just as interested in the success of the franchise as the franchisees are. Once a location is up and running; the corporate office continues to offer support to its franchisees around the world.

Individuals that have had experience in the food service industry would find owning a Cinnabon franchise location a fulfilling opportunity. Not only would they be able to use their previous knowledge and skills to manage the daily tasks, they’d also find it easier to achieve success. Just ask Anthony Musilli. In 2011, Anthony Musilli opened the first Cinnabon franchise in Western New York and couldn’t be happier with the success he’s experienced. The corporate office helped him choose the great location in the Niagara Falls Fashion Mall Outlets, which has kept him busier than he could have ever imagined.

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Anthony Musilli – Eclectic Influences

Anthony Musilli is a professional businessman and entrepreneur who has accrued much experience in running a business. Anthony is a worldly guy, someone who has traveled from one exotic location to another, taking a little piece of the culture and people with him. Anthony says that traveling is always a great experience for him, and that he finds out more about himself every time. Anthony says that by getting experiences from all over the world he is able to improve his overall knowledge not just of their cultures, but people and life in general. Most people might says that going on vacation to another country is fun, but it is not going to improve my performance back at work. Anthony says that this could not be further from the truth, and that every experience you go through in life helps to cultivate you both personally and professionally. Anthony says that by being worldly and having eclectic influences, you can learn about all of the different aspects of people and what makes them tick. Anthony says that especially in the business world, understanding people is vital to your success whether personally, or professionally. Anthony says that these varied experiences have made him a seasoned man in general, which makes him more capable of dealing with day to day occurrences.

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Anthony Musilli says that life itself is a good educator, and that your high school and college experiences are only the beginning. Anthony says that he has learned the most about life ironically when he left college, and that exploring the world and the many things that it has to offer will develop you in ways that you could never imagine. That is why Anthony encourages his employees to look for novel experiences in life that will help them grow and develop as people.

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Anthony Musilli – Animal Lover

Anthony Musilli is a business owner that operates a Cinnabon bakery in Western New York, something he loves doing. Anthony says however that he has many varied passions separate from work, and that he cannot be explained solely by his career. What most people do not know about Anthony is that he is an avid animal lover who works actively for animal rights. Anthony says that animals are very sensitive and intelligent beings, and that they deserve the respect and admiration of people. Anthony says the sad part is that people believe that animals are less important or less intelligent than people, and therefore exploit them for things such as product testing and puppy mill breeding.. Anthony says that this is simply unacceptable, and that the horrid and terrifying conditions that these animals endure are cruel. The lack of sensitivity or consideration shown to these remarkable creatures disgusts Anthony and other animal activists alike. Anthony believes that in the future, humanity will look back on the way that they treated animals with disdain, and that the key to preventing animal cruelty is simply to educate the masses. Anthony says that many people, especially youth, simply are not aware of the cruel conditions that animals are forced to endure, and if educated, they would become active in the fight.

Anthony MusilliAnthony Musilli says that the best way to fight back against animal cruelty is by getting active and participating in the movement. Anthony says that by spreading awareness about the conditions these animals are forced to endure you are more likely to make an impact on the community. Anthony says that the more people that are involved in the movement, the more effective it will become, and we can make a real difference.

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Anthony Musilli – Being Professional

Anthony Musilli has been his own business owner for many years now, overcoming several different challenges that have made him into the man he is today. Anthony says that he has faced his fair share of trials and tribulations over the course of his career that have changed his perspective time and time again. What Anthony has learned over the course of his career as a business owner is that no matter what, even when the chips are down and you feel as if you are going down a dark path, which you have to stay diligent and professional. Anthony says that conducting yourself in a professional manner is important because it gives you a certain level of consistency that people come to rely on. Being consistent in the business world is essential for success, because consistency leads to trust, and trust in a customer is how you build a customer base and repertoire that will ultimately lead to customer loyalty. Anthony says that being professional is not just about how you dress, but your general behavior, including being prompt and on time, as well as conducting yourself in a way that gives you a good image. Anthony says that professionalism has been one of the main reasons that he has been as successful as he has.

Anthony Musilli

Anthony Musilli

Anthony Musilli says that he has often stressed to his employees the importance of conducting themselves in a professional manner. Anthony says that this is because he knows that if he passes on this mode of thought and philosophy to his employees, that they will in turn improve their general quality of life. Anthony says that it always makes him happy when he sees one of his employees embrace this ideology and become a true professional.

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