Some Day When……
Is philanthropy something on your list to do……someday?
I know for myself, I had created a list of parameters of what it looked like to be philanthropic. This list of course dictated that I would do it ……. someday. Someday when I had met this list of parameters.
When I made more money.
When I had more time.
When I could start my foundation.
I met Laura Gisborne a few years ago and her mission to marry business and philanthropy was quite intriguing to me. I am just returning from her conference Limitless Women which was focused on leadership and philanthropy. What truly resonated with me was the concept of taking the steps now, no matter where you are, in light of where you want to be. Since meeting Laura our company has contributed more in the last two years than ever before. It’s an amazing feeling.
I was able to do a lot of introspection and then research into who I wanted to contribute to and why and how.
The light bulb was that it didn’t have to look a certain way!
This is exactly what we teach when it comes to day to day financial management. I just couldn’t see it for my own situation. This is why having an outside set of eyes and ears to hear the things we are not saying and see the things we cannot see for ourselves is so valuable.
I still have a big vision for philanthropy in my company and in my life AND I am experiencing the gift of taking steps now.
If you want to explore the things that you may be telling yourself you will do someday, so that you can begin to experience them now, I would love to visit with you. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and lets talk.