June 26, 2014


Today I was inspired.

It happens from time to time, but not at the level that it did today. Today, I met Taylor Conroy, founder of Change Heroes. Not only was he dreamy, but his message was awe-inspiring. Taylor was the keynote speaker at the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and therefore we learned about fundraising. Specifically, peer to peer fundraising in the most innovative and beautiful way. Well, I won't do it justice by trying to explain it here so just be sure to go check out their website, http://www.changeheroes.com, then come back and let's build a school together. (No, seriously.)Did I mention he was Canadian? Because he is, which only added to the dreamy factor.

Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for Taylor my morning session was rescheduled so I wanted to chat him up. We grabbed some breakfast beverages and while I was excited to get to speak to him I must admit, I. WAS. LAME. Let me explain...

At one point in our conversation Taylor asked me, "How can I help you with your life mission?" Ummmmmmm... excuse me. Insert blank stare here. With no idea of what my life mission is, I do what I am great at doing. I deflected! Then I moved the conversation along to asking him if he could give me any piece of advice at all what would it be (please note I've given him absolutely nothing to work with here. NOTHING. Yeah, just tell me something dude, anything. Did I mention how lame I was?)? He easily responded with, "Quit what you're doing and go do something awesome." Then Robert Fogarty showed up and that was the end of it. I didn't save myself from lameness, but I did walk away with so many thoughts in my head (and I'm not just talking about how do I get this guy to marry me.)

Seriously, two things changed the whole course of my day, well, three. His keynote speech, and then his question followed by his advice. So all day today I've been thinking and thinking and thinking. I'm still thinking! Yes, I'm thinking about what awesome thing would I do if I could and what I think my current life mission is. I'll get back to you (and Taylor) on both. In the meantime, how would you answer the question, "How can I help you with your life mission?"

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