If you are anything like me, you might have a burning, churning passion for your work. I don't care what work you do. You could be a landfill operator, funeral director, data entry genius, or life-saving champion for human rights. Anything you do can be done with the passion and thrill of devoting yourself to something that matters to you.
It might not surprise you to know that someone who delighted in living in a mortuary also has a strange fascination with municipal waste, and always has. I've made a life of loving things most people avoid.
Maybe I'm weird. I know a lot of people are scared to go into business for themselves because they might go broke. They might lose everything. They might have no money, and they might have to cut back or - god forbid - get another job someday.
Me, though? It turns out I was more afraid of being financially successful than I was afraid of just about anything else.
And then, I lost everything.
Meetings don't have to (shouldn't) be so insufferable. They could actually be...dare I say it? Awesome.
Mundane moments make up our entire lives. We have the highlights - the achievements, the momentous occasions that mark our progress - but mostly, we have this minute and the next.
After about a decade of hard work and a lot of awesome results, accolades, awards, and dream achieving, one day last summer, I decided to quit...
Nonprofits have a turnover problem. And not the delicious apple turnover kind, either...
Let's talk about your big but.
As of 2014, a whopping 94% of nonprofits were led by Executive Directors over 40. NINETY-FOUR PERCENT!
I know, I know, 40 is the new 30. But if that's true, then 30 is the new 20, and we need to get some new leaders trained up in here, am I right?
You know I am. So, what's that mean for YOU?
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Get off your butt and make a DIFFERENCE! Here's the first step to get you off to a good start.