We’re Simply Grateful

Time-Traveling Letters

More than a million young people take part in the International Letter-Writing Competition each year. In 2018, the theme of the competition was this: “Imagine you are a letter traveling through time. What message do you want to convey to your readers?”

Our “Time-Traveling” Message

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

–Marcel Proust

As we now cross over the 9-year mark since the launch of BizCatalyst 360°, our time-traveling message to the “charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” (our readers AND our extraordinary writers) can best be put forth in three heartfelt words: We’re Simply Grateful. Period. What was once an occupation for us has over time evolved into an “occupassion”. If we began listing our many challenges over the years —overshadowed by our many blessings, our time traveling letter would grow into a massive gratitude journal. Because we’re still counting our lucky stars, one by one, including:

★ Our dedicated “behind-the-scenes” @Team 360° and especially Ali, my wife, my best friend, and tireless Chief Inspiration Officer who lights my way every day. In the words of Mother Teresa; “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” And so it goes with @Team 360°.

★ Our 750+ Writers across six continents —each becoming an integral part of our @BC360° concious community while gracing us with the opportunity to publish over 23,000 Articles. And the very same writers whose talent served as the foundation for the worldwide recognition bestowed upon us just a few months ago, as captured below ↓

Orchestrating Excellence: One Magical Note at a Time

A Year Like None Other

Without question, it’s been a year to remember and one that’s certainly challenged everyone’s resilience to the core. Along the way, we’ve done our very best to navigate through unchartered waters while intentionally steering in whatever direction deemed best for our writers and our global audience —all the while holding firm to our editorial bias in place from day one, that is; a bias for action bolstered by a bias “for good”.

Rest and be thankful.

–Willam Wordworth

And Now We Rest

Embracing the notion of “for good”, our ultimate birthday celebration will embrace the spirit of the above quote by taking a Team 360° “time-out” for self-care. Our lights will remain on but our publishing presses will come to a halt across the holiday season, as we embark on a “digital sabbatical from Monday, December 14th and through Friday, January 15th. If you write for us, keep on sending your “good stuff” as usual, as it will be added to your Queue for release when we return. And if you simply “read for us”, keep on coming back, as we’ve got an overflowing treasure chest of masterpieces from the best writers on the planet for you to enjoy over the holidays.

But Wait —There’s More

While the publishing presses will come to a halt, our “labor of love” production of HopeFest 360° will continue, as we gear up for worldwide release on New Year’s Day. More about that below:

Hope Floats – Forward

On behalf of the entire Team 360°, thank you all for making our souls blossom. Because we’re simply grateful. …


Dennis Pitocco
Dennis Pitocco
DENNIS is the Founder & Chief ReImaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —the award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Collaborating with his Chief Inspiration Officer (and wife), Ali, everything they do is "for-good" vs. "for-profit". Their mission over the past decade-plus has been to rediscover humanity at its best, influencing and showcasing it every step of the way. Together, they do their very best to figure out what the world is trying to be —then using all their resources to help it to be better every day in every way. They understand and embrace the notion that it’s not about me or you; it’s about caring for the people we serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. And they believe it’s about showing up, being present, and intentionally giving our invaluable gifts of time, talent, and treasure "for good". Dennis is a contributing author to the Best-Selling Books ♦ Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational ChangeJourney Well, You Are More Than EnoughThe Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Dennis, Ali and the BC360 team! Here is to so many more!

    I sincerely appreciate your sincere welcome to the platform, and am encouraged by the amazing writers you have amassed here. Wishing, you, Ali and your team a blessed Holiday season. Cheers!

  2. Will do Dennis. Hope you have a great Christmas season and an uneventful move back to Fla.
    Just want you to know that the writing I am doing for this site has been extremely therapeutic for me on a number of levels. After 4 years of hard core political rhetoric, I feel like I am finally getting back to my old self again.
    Hopefully you will be coming home to an America that wants to heal itself and get on with the business of leading the world. Cheers, Jim

  3. Hearty congratulations Dennis, Ali and awesome Bizcatalyst360 team. Being a relative newcomer, all I can say is the camaraderie, friendship, kindness and enthusiasm demonstrated by The Team is just outstanding. You have opened many doors for individuals to be PART of Bizcatalyst360 and contribute a myriad topics addressing human interaction, life’s challenges and happiness of engaging with such wonderful people. There are so many mutual contributors I have know for quite some time and it is a pure joy to engage with them through Bizcatalyst360. Enjoy the most deserved break!
    Simon – from across The Pond!

    • Thank you, my friend. We are as blessed as we are grateful to be surrounded by so many kindred spirits who understand the power of “real” community, friendship, and thoughtful engagement. And we are so pleased that you are walking this journey alongside side us all.

  4. Eight years! Congrats and Happy Birthday Dennis and team! What a wonderful community you have created, a sorely-needed beacon of light in all this darkness. Thank you so much for allowing me to “gain admittance” and I look forward to contributing even more, as I double-down my efforts in the future. Stay well, and thank you so much for everything you do!

  5. Dennis, thank you so much for your encouragement, constant support, understanding, and friendship. You are responsible for me being able to publish my leadership book and for finding my storyteller voice. It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of the BC360 family. I hope to get back to writing my stories soon.

  6. Thank you so much Dennis, Ali, an the Biz Team!
    Happy birthday to 8 years and have a wonderful sabbatical!
    I’m incredibly fortunate to have crossed paths with you here and find a path on my journey that lead me here somehow! It’s the miracle of faith when you let hope lead.
    I am beyond thankful for all the wonderful passion and a compassion of everyone here
    All the best to everyone. Thank you Have a great Rest and reboot! 🙏😀

  7. Dear Dennis and Ali,
    God looks at the heart and souls of us all. What we do for the least of those, we do for HIM and He will remind us of that when we finally come before Him. Both of you have created a platform that is unlike any I have looked into and I am honored, humbled to be a part of it. I remember you once told me that I mattered, and that made all the difference. Well, now I will say back to you both, you MATTER! and God sees all the good. God Bless

  8. Dennis thank your wife as well on behalf of me! You both have a wonderful sabbatical and enjoy the holidays. Thank you both for being force for good in this hard year. I kind of like the beak may be I can do some of the reading when there is nothing new 🙂

    Enjoy your time my friend. Look forward to HopeFest and a great 2021 with a lot more resilience we all gained this year.

    Lots of good energy sent your way!

  9. What an achievement! So happy to be part of it.

    8 years and 23,000 articles. That is almost 3,000 articles per year or 8 articles per day – 360 days a year – that have been written, curated, spread, and commented on by this great community and their connections and followers.

    By all means, do enjoy a peaceful holiday season, Team 360. You have truly deserved it.

  10. Congratulations Dennis, Ali and the entire team! A milestone to be cherished and celebrated. In the spirit of ‘doing good’, you are truly a human who walks his talk by practicing self care and being a role model for others. May this short ‘time out’ bring you new insights and inspiration as you blaze the trail of goodness.

    • What a thoughtful message Caroly, and indeed, once that simply inspires us to first, exhale & rediscover each other during our holiday break, and second; do dig even deeper to “do more” as we embrace the new year upon our return… Thank you!

  11. Congratulations Dennis! And thank you for the platform you provide for us writers.

    I love the idea of taking a break for the holiday season. When we take a break from our normal course of action, we learn to appreciate it much more. Where I’m not sure I could appreciate you more, I can’t wait to find out.

  12. Congratulations, Dennis, Ali, and the whole @Team 360º … what a remarkable achievement!

    Rob Siltanen once said, “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” … and this is exactly what you, Dennis, and your entire Team has done.

    The success you have achieved throughout these years is nothing but an inspiration for all of us. You have shown everyone the true meaning of Dedication and “Stickability”. Over the many years I have known you, you have taught me that opportunities don’t just happen – that we have to create them, and ah yes, that today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.

    “The best way to renew thought is to go outside the human imagination.” —Bernard Werber

    I wish you all lots of happiness, many blessings and have the fun of your lives during this much desired break that you wanted for a long time now.

    • Thank you for your very kind sentiment here, my friend. It means a great deal to our team, as you’ve been walking with us practically from day one – and inspiring us by virtue of your unselfish dedication to truly “giving back” in every sense of those words. We’re better together Jonathan, and better because of you…

    • We’re simply blessed with the amazing “storytelling” delivered by you and the rest of the BC360° “orchestra”, Kimberly. And that my friend is truly a gift that keeps on giving …

  13. First of all, Happy birthday. Until today I had no clue that we first met online BizCatalyst360 was in its infancy. I remember the website makeover and how your enterprise stretched across continents gathering writers and readers to a place called home for every lifelong learner.

    As an almost charter member of the BC360 family, (and rare contributor) I am honored to still be on your list of friends and colleagues.

    You said it so well, do permit me to paraphrase …On behalf of one grateful writer/reader, thank you all for making my soul blossom.

  14. Thank you so much Dennis and Ali and everyone else on the team for being! For sharing such great content full of positive vibes from so many beautiful talents! Thank you for allowing me to share love through words and music on your platform! You are so beautiful! And therefor Bizcatalyst360 has become the same! Happy happy birthday! And a well deserved break!

    From love and gratitude!
    Eyra, 💋