Bravery and courage come from not dwelling on what there is to fear.
Had I known what I know today or had a glimpse into how my life has unfolded, I would have been scared of change -- afraid to step up to my calling.
My dream was to be a TV reporter in a large market, report/host a show on PBS (that's what sparked my imagination and how I learned to speak English) and the end goal... to teach at the university level.
Little did I know, my goals would be fast-tracked and met before age 30. After eight years of reporting the news, I gave it all up and through a series of "mistakes" led me to a unique career path.
When I started Go Inspire Go five years ago, I was disillusioned by my TV news reporting job and took a huge leap of faith and quit what I thought was my dream job. I wanted to use my power of storytelling and connecting people to inspire others to discover and use their power to help others.
I am humbled that one by one, an amazing global team of more than 80 volunteers has joined our movement... and the impact has rippled out from the U.S. and beyond the pond.
This past summer, Go Inspire Go successfully launched its 50/50 campaign to profile 50 everyday heroes in 50 states and we are scouring America to uncover a real life hero in your state.
We're inviting you to join us on this next leg of our journey, to uncover 50 inspiring heroes in 50 states.
Along the way, we found The Pollination Project on Twitter. We just knew we had to cross-pollinate the amazing energy -- so we joined forces to kick off our 50/50 journey to hook up a deserving everyday street-corner style hero with a supersized grant and shower him/her with lots of social media love. #WonderTwinOrgsActivate
We plan to unveil the first hero this Thanksgiving holiday so we need your help!
That's what the true spirit of Thanksgiving is all about. We are looking for an everyday hero (or group of heroes) whose social change work is rooted in gratitude, generosity and love.
We're excited to announce that our friends at The Pollination Project have stepped up and will give a $1,000 grant to our first Hero. The Pollination Project has had a banner first year of funding a grant each day to individual social change-makers.
Will that hero be YOU? Will it be someone you know? HELP! Here's what we're looking for, apply now, time is running out.
Are you our Thanksgiving Hero?
50/50 Hero perks:
• A $1,000 grant from The Pollination Project to use for your social change project
• A local and national media push to promote your grant
• A three to five minute video that highlights the person or organization and their project; this video can be used for future grant applications or promotion on your website for crowdfunding campaigns and other creative uses
• Widespread video distribution via The Pollination Project and Go Inspire Go's blogs and
social media platforms
• Home page placement on The Pollination Project's and Go Inspire Go's websites
We look forward to meeting you and/or your hero, sharing your story and inspiring other heroes to use their power to uplift you and your cause. We are grateful for you! #ThankYou