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Monday, April 8, 2013

My Journey To A Great Event

Some strange, yet interesting stuff have been happening the last few weeks.
I have started a habit of writing down a number of people that I would like to talk to during the week, and instead of me calling them, for some reason, it's them calling me. Have you ever had that experience? You are thinking about someone, and all of sudden, the phone rings, and it is exactly that person who is calling you? It is really cool.


It happened to me again on Thursday. I was thinking about a lady friend of mine, and before I knew it, I received a text from her, inviting me to an event she was putting together this weekend. I told her that I would come, and before saying goodbye, I simply asked her: “Do you need an MC for your event? I can certainly help”.


That is how I found myself on the stage this Sunday, hosting an event that, a few hours prior I had no idea it was going to happen. To tell the truth, I leaned about the organization when I arrived at the event. I had no idea what I got myself into.


As it turned out, it was an organization that started in Montreal, then expanded to other places in the US and Haiti. Now, they are launching their chapter in Ontario. I was really impressed by their vision. They want to positively impact the world by recruiting volunteers to work on projects on education, environment and fight against poverty. Their goal? To recruit one million volunteers!! How about that?


It was pure joy for me to be part of this celebration. As I was listening to the different speakers, I couldn't help but thinking about how it would be fun to join this movement. A million people? That is a great dream. I have no doubt they will make it happen.


I remember a long time ago, I heard someone say that if we want to have a big dream, all we have to do is be around dreamers. How true is that! That is why it is so key to be in a positive environment, around people who encourage us instead of putting us down whenever we have great ideas. Something to think about.


Moral of the story? Do you want to be part of a million people movement? Just write down the names of the people you want to meet this week and I will give you a call.


Always a pleasure

Patrick
The Journeyman


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