Well, it’s End Of The World Day and we’re still here. No apocalypse, no catastrophe. Just a blustery, bitter cold first day of Winter here in Tennessee.

Still, it’s a good time to evaluate life and how we do things, and make some changes. Particularly fundraising change.

I challenge you to think about what’s working for you in your life and in your nonprofit. Also think about what’s not working. Let me give you a bit of help:

What’s working:

  • Being kind
  • Talking with people, not at them
  • Smiling
  • Relaxing and letting go of things outside your control
  • Listening
  • Slowing down the pace of life and work
  • Spending time with people you love
  • Spending time with people who lift you up

What’s not working:

  • Working all the time
  • Not getting enough rest
  • Not enough play time
  • Being reactive
  • Worrying
  • Second guessing yourself
  • Not trusting your instincts

Once you figure out what’s working and not working, put a stake in the ground. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  Commit to changing things to make your life better. When your life is better, EVERYTHING else gets better too.  You’ll be a better fundraiser and do more good in the community and the world.

Let’s call it No More Mediocrity. And it starts today.

If you’re willing to join me to do more of what’s working and less of what’s not, leave a comment and let me know. ‘I’d love to know who my tribe is on this one!


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