Does it? After traveling to a small farming community, I witnessed the value and power of the barter system. The exchange of physical goods and services are keeping a small town moving forward. Which made me think of all the clothes, extra computers, and unopened boxes that are collecting dust in my attic. These are wasted resources and we all have them. I encourage you to start to think about what you have to exchange personally and professionally. Rather than being rooted in the belief that you can only offer your time for the GREENBACKS think strategically and make choices based on your vision, your needs and the desired outcome. The return on investment (ROI) from each exchange and collaboration might far exceed your expectations.

Author's Bio: 

Author of Bare Naked Bliss, Suzanne Toro is a creative global visionary with a strong commitment to the human spirit, global transformation and healing the planet. Her 12 years of experience in marketing, design, as a entrepreneur and business owner provide the foundation for all of her endeavors. Simultaneously, she integrates her educational background which include a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from Arizona State's College of Architecture and her extensive studies in eastern philosophy and traditions to develop innovative solutions in the fields of medicine, science, technology and creative industries. She does not bind herself to normal conventions or preconceived ideas; which, ultimately leads her to solutions that are overlooked by others.

Suzanne’s current projects include writing a novel and a children’s book, assisting in TV pilots and leading the creative production of media for of the Black Eyed Peas and Jeepney Music. Under her direction, the Jeepney team has produced three musical videos, strategized branding and worked with the Apl Foundation. In Fall 2008, Suzanne launched an Internet radio show centered on inspiration and giving back. A visionary consultant for celebrities, non-profits and corporations, she promotes inner healing while standing as an advocate for service to humanity and global change.