Do you ever stop to think about HOW LUCKY we are? We're doing the things many people only dream about. We're living lives people ADMIRE. We're creating things others can't picture themselves being able to create! Holy WOW!!
So I was at a Rotary meet & greet the other night and I can't tell you how many of the other attendees looked at me with a face of "WOW!" One man even said, "she's gonna be a billionaire - watch and see!" (thank you, by the way, I think so too!)
I'm telling you... if you ever need a pick-me-up and want to feel like the smartest, coolest person in the room... attend a meet & greet with others who are not creative entrepreneurs. You'll wow, amaze and dazzle the room. I promise.
It's so funny how this feels so natural to me now. This is just my life. Creating project after project. Big idea after big idea. Day in and day out. And then I go to a meet & greet where no one knew me before and I bring with me all of this creativity and true PRIDE in being a 3rd-generation Rotarian and every single person looked at me like a mystical creature. Many of the attendees work for large corporations or went into business for themselves doing the not-like-us creative stuff (finance, consulting, investing - you know).
What this taught me?
The world NEEDS US creative entrepreneurs! Seriously! We are sooooo needed. To shake things up. To re-invigorate the masses. To inspire people to think creatively! They need our young energy and our particular flavor of DIFFERENT. I bet so many of those people went home that night thinking about what they could do that was a little more creative in their lives (at least I like to hope this is the case).
If you're not part of a local organization like Rotary, I've said it before but I'll put it here, too... you are seriously missing out. The meetings alone are so helpful to get you out of the house for a little bit. Aside from that I've made some really great new friends (in person!) and I've finally gotten to get involved in my community.
The local Rotary clubs need us. And before you ask... NO, it's not an old white man's club anymore. They've changed the rules to allow women and basically anybody. Sure you'll be there with some old white men but they like the diversity (in my own experience) and we creative entrepreneurs bring so much uniqueness to the table that these clubs so desperately need.
Here... I'll make it easy for you... You can look up your local club here: https://www.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder
I'm happy to answer any questions you have about becoming a rotarian or about being one (whatever I can at least).
PS - this is not an ad or anything. I am just seriously this passionate about being a Rotarian. :)
Started life in 1985.