My wife used to make fun of me. She said I was “A man on a mission”.
I wasn’t offended – I kind of agreed with her. I was driven to create a psychology business and help as many people as I could. I am sure I wasn’t the easiest person to live with.
I was sent down memory lane, recently, when I came across a TED talk by John Wood, the very driven founder of a global children’s literacy charity called Room To Read.
His talk featured some amazing facts about his organization, but mostly it was about GSD. He opened with some stories about how not to get things done, why this happens way more than it should and then discussed his recipe for Getting Shit Done.
Here is link to his talk. (You may have to scroll down a bit.)
http://What the world needs now … is GSD, by John Wood at TEDxUNC
I found this talk very inspiring. In fact, John’s own story of quitting Microsoft to start this charity shows that he lives and breathes this gospel – he walks the walk. And he is devoting his incredible energy to making our world a little better.
And he has teamed up with good people who are also like to GSD. I will highlight some other incredible people who have worked alongside John to build a far-reaching compassionate organization that works. Please watch for an upcoming post entitled, Warm Hearts Sharp Minds.
Thank you for joining me. Until next time.