The day I first watched Dan Pallotta’s TED talk “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong" –– I began reshaping the way I consider money in the scheme of my career.
If you haven’t already checked it out, queue it up on your next coffee break –– it’s worth it.
For the 95 percent of you who won’t do that, here’s the gist:
In this talk, Pallotta is like, “Hold the phone, peeps.”
His remarks should be the anthem of social impact professionals everywhere.
When I was getting ready for my move to South America , many friends, coworkers, and family members did not hesitate to weigh in on my big decision.
In fact, they offered their worth-their-weight-in gold thoughts with me on a daily basis.
Most of them sounded like this:
“Oh honey, do those things while you still can –– before you’re saddled with a husband and kids!”
“That sounds amazing. I wish I could do that, but I have bills and responsibilities.”
“Enjoy your adventure! You’ll eventually have to come back to the real world.”
Real world. Real world. Real world.
But what is the real world, really?
Let's change the world.
Who wrote this?
Gina Edwards, Impact Explorer founder and lover of all pun jokes, making a positive change in the world, Stephen Colbert, Jif Peanut Butter, and staying inside on rainy days. Order may vary.