The last day before getting to the meat of the 10 year plan focuses on community. What do I mean by community? Your neighborhood. Your child’s school. Your town.
Where do you find yourself contributing to the greater good? Are you interested in volunteering somewhere? Is there a local organization you’d like to contribute to? During the next 10 years, you WILL be in a different place than you are now. Maybe not geographically, but you certainly will change. During today’s exercises, I want you to think about how you will change your community.
The neighbors are calling
If you are like me, the chances that you know your neighbors are low. I want to change that in the next 10 years. If you know your neighbors, what could you do to add to your neighborhood? Participate in the neighborhood watch? Start a neighborhood Facebook page? Organize a walking dinner party? Perhaps you don’t currently live in your forever neighborhood. Don’t let that detour your efforts.
Some of us don’t have money to give but we can make time. Is there a cause that tugs at your heart strings? Maybe you have a skill that would benefit a local nonprofit. Graphic design or writing a newsletter. If you do have money to give, set some goal such as donating at least $1,000 to said nonprofit each year.
Who do you connect with
When you were creating your personal life plan on Day 7, you may have decided to join a club. Remember that this could also fall into community. For example, I am a Toastmaster and consider myself a part of that community. No matter where I go if there is another Toastmaster present, whether I know them or not, I feel a connection with them. Since there is this instant connection and community, I feel a buy-in to Toastmasters and its community. I want to do what I can to give back to the organization.
Are you a part of a community like this? Do you feel an instant connection with people who share _____ with you? How do you plan to contribute to that community?
Take some extra time today to continue thinking about community and identify all the communities you consider yourself a part of.
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