One of the major goals of my life is to insure that I am always living for inspiration.
I constantly review my life and take note of what gives me energy and what takes it away. Those things that increase my energy are the things I try to give more time to. And likewise I work to eliminate activities, behaviors, habits, and people that drain me.
One of my biggest sources of energy is helping other people. It really can be helping with anything, but I really enjoy sharing my platforms with others.
Giving someone a platform is the greatest gift you can give. This is why a "retweet" is so meaningful on Twitter. Sharing your platform with another person means you trust them to represent you well and is one of the highest forms of appreciation.
I work hard to develop relationships with others and have built several groups, committees, and networks.
And now I'm realizing that perhaps I don't build these networks for myself. I build them so others can connect and grow together.
Some people have dreams of being the next big star or thought leader, but truthfully, I'm just as joyful standing in the background admiring the people I've elevated.
I can't even see myself being the star of anything unless it means adding value for others and facilitating the receipt of that value.
I do believe that it's my life's work to facilitate learning for others. I'm not a teacher in the sense that I give specific lesson plans, but I find each person's weaknesses and help them find the resources they need to overcome them.
This is why my networking group "Women of Denver" is so important to me. It gives me the opportunity to facilitate growth for other women. It's a platform for women to practice leadership and develop. My life's purpose.
I can't wait to see it grow even more. I wonder how many lives I'll change?