This time each year, I am reminded of my many blessings and wonderful memories of past holidays. I am grateful for everything in the life I have created for myself with Derek, our family and our business. And I want to give back – give back to the community, give back to entrepreneurs.
During my Mindset Retreat this past September, many attendees worked hard to identify their Big Why – the ultimate purpose of their work. It was heart-warming to see clients work through their inner gunk, take their vision and turn it into an action plan. I was moved as they revealed their stories, dreams and their Big Why.
Then something happened that I just didn’t expect: One of our private clients, Diane Conklin, was telling her story – and some folks wanted to donate money to her cause. What happened next moved everyone in the room… Everybody wanted to contribute. It was amazing to see so many people rushing to the stage to donate on the spot to support her. Over $1,300 was raised in a matter of very special moments.
It was so inspiring – right then and there I decided The Leveraged Business would also donate – we matched every penny.
We wanted to update you and let you know where we donated over $2,600 for a worthy cause. It’s helping other women around the world realize their dreams and create their own businesses in order to make lives full of their own blessings. We realized we could support women entrepreneurs around the world– many of them – through these two programs:
Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. We have donated to several female enterprises all over the world.
Women for Women International has given hope to more than 299,000 women survivors of war and conflict and helped them move toward economic self-sufficiency with our year-long program of direct aid, rights education, job skills training, and small business development. We donated a significant financial contribution to this amazing organization to help so many women around the world.
I hope during this time of year you’ll consider making a donation to your favorite charity or organization – it makes such a BIG difference.