In the past, I've always given and supported many charitable causes – even when I had no money and was living in my friends living room. At my core, I've always been driven by contribution and making a difference.
However, instead of just giving to random organizations, I wanted to find a specific cause that I could get behind and focus all of my efforts in. I wanted something I could use my influence to bring awareness to, and even encourage others that follow me to get behind as well.
I met Taylor Conroy a year ago at a party that I hosted and I was really inspired by his story. You'll hear more about his story in this interview, but I quickly became super excited about the possibility of being able to build a school for children somewhere in the world and have a powerful impact in that way.
I remember traveling to poor countries, such as Ecuador and Cambodia and seeing the poverty that many people experienced. I was always wanted to make a difference, but at the same time felt frustrated that I didn't have the money to give more.
I said to myself, “One day I'll be able to help these children and make a difference.” It was one of my motivators for being successful.
Today, there's organizations like Change Heroes that have created a platform and easier way for people to make a measurable difference. Taylor told me all about how the process works in a recent meeting we had and I knew this would be a perfect fit for me.
I asked Taylor to do a Skype interview, to talk a bit about his story and to discuss the areas of giving. I also wanted to bring awareness to Change Heroes, while even encouraging others to be a leader and create their own campaign (or to contribute to mine here).
Watch the interview below:
How did you enjoy the interview?
I hope it inspired you and motivated you to be a giver.
As I once heard from Sir John Templeton, one of the greatest investors of all time, he said that he hasn't seen anyone become very wealthy that hasn't tithed and given away a percentage of their income.
When you make your focus on giving, you get out of a “scarcity” mentality and instead get to experience abundance and an immediate sense of fulfillment.
I'd love to have you join me in my my campaign to building a school. I am personally contributing a lot of my own money, time and effort to making this happen – but I could use your help!
You can give any amount you want. Any little bit will help and make a difference.
Thank you, I sincerely appreciate your support!