If I gave you $100, what you do with it?
Jump up and down…new shoes!
run straight to the bank and save for a rainy day?
This happened to me, and I need your advice.
I was given this gift on my trip to Portland, Oregon at the World Domination Summit.
It sits right here, on my desk; where I create, love up my community, dream.
Like I can’t use this to pay off a library card bill. OR to buy shampoo. Or to get gas. It’s sacred. To be used for good. For a dream. An investment.
I get so emotional every time I think back to the conference send off when Chris Guillebeau talks about how he received an anonymous donation for WDS. Instead of putting it towards the event or taking the money and running!, he and his team chose to give each of us, 1,0000 people, $100 to use for our business, project, to start something.
Tears just flowed as I thought, “Wow. This guy doesn’t even know me…and he believes in me? He believes in my vision to help make our time here better? He believes that I’m a bit odd and unconventional (which I found out is normal in Portland!) and that’s okay, too. Wow.
As I walked out and was given my envelope, all I could think about was, “What can I do to make this investment worth it?” I was stopped by someone from the camera crew. As the film rolled, I couldn’t help the cracking in my voice as I explained how my heart was full. I thanked Chris with a namaste.
I thought immediately, I’ll put it towards “my juice dream!” (it’s all in the works, but that is another story for another day).
But what if I used that $100 and invested in something. In someone.
I donate to Women for Women International, The Girl Effect, local charities…but what can we do to leverage this? I am thinking taking this $100 and seeing how we can make it more. Turning it into thousands…maybe starting our own charity? Hmmm…
Do you have a charity you are fond of? A project that helps others?
I heard that others are “regifting” their $100 and asking friends to do the same. Some are using the money towards their book publication. There are a lot of fun ideas floating around.
I was thinking so much about this. My head hurts so I decided to ask you.
What can we do to impact the world together? Tell me your idea below and let’s see what we can come up with.
If you have a few minutes, you can watch Chris’ speech (or fast forward to the end when he surprises us). You can see how humble he is…gracious…and I want to keep this investment beyond special. Yep, tears again.
View the vid here: