On this very day 8 years ago I watched a TED talk that blew my mind and inspired me to take action (and even take to twitter and Facebook! - see image below). It was Jeremy Gilley talking about Peace One Day.
This was the beginning of a personal journey to believe that we can all make a difference. I began to understand that to change the world around us we didn’t need to be World Leaders or even God’s; each small step forward by every individual counted.
That year (2011) my small step forward was to stand up at a conference I was attending on the 21st of September and share what I had learned about this special annual amnesty. It was the first day I put myself out there as someone who wanted to literally stand up for what mattered.
Roll on 8 years and that small step lead me to a place where I now dedicate my working (and much of my social) life to driving positive change through business. I live by my mission to demonstrate that ‘Business for Good is Good for Business’.
This year on the 21st Sept i have the incredible honour of joining Jeremy and other change makers at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Peace One Day. For 20 years this amazing organisation have been inspiring people. I hope this can inspire you too. Join a movement of change and start with just one day.