Volunteerism is a Calling
Recently I had the pleasure of talking about volunteerism on the radio show YourLifeUnlimited with host, Stephanie Staples.
I spoke on the virtues of volunteerism and how it contributes to your leadership development, not to mention other INNERpreneurial skills.
You can read more about INNERpreneurship in my previous post – TDK043 – 101 Questions About INNERpreneurs
INNERpreneurship has been coined in the 2007 book “Karma Queens, Geek Gods and INNERpreneurs“. Unlike entrepreneurs, INNERpreneurs are also called “agents of change”. INNERpreneurship defined – ” INNERpreneurs use their facets to find personal fulfillment and growth, creatively, spiritually, emotionally… and create social change“. That is probably the most fundamental definition of a charity, good will or NGO organization.
For the full article go to my ezine page – Volunteerism; Your Calling Into Leadership
Using my recent trip as videographer with NOJF to Vietnam in March of 2014, I reflect on how a simple question got the documentary produced with Shaw TV. Shortly after, the second question was asked of me, “Do you want to be our videographer?”. These are examples of how asking a simple question, can yield the greatest results and your opportunity to personal growth; your leadership growth.
That is 1 of several reasons why I decided to team with No Ordinary Journey Foundation, as this children’s charity is an excellent example of an INNERpreneurship, while also drawing upon the volunteerism efforts of many talented health care professionals who are contributing their free time and skillset.
You can listen to the entire 1 hour archive at YourLifeUnlimited Talk Show with Host Stephanie Staples – INNERpreneurship
This emphasizes how important for us as leaders to ask simple questions of people around us, wether team members or not. If it wasn’t for these simple questions, the documentary would not have transpired, nor other important segways such as my personal leadership development.
The more leadership opportunities we challenge ourselves with, the more leadership skills we will accumulate. Some stop, but others continue to persue their leadership growth continuously throughout their working lives.
My closing inspirational words were to encourage others to volunteer their time to a charity dear to their hearts exemplifying the true virtues of INNERpreneurship – your personal growth which creates social change.