The above video is my TEDx PeachTree speech (below is the written form) on how any of us can be make change happen in our lives.
I wanted to empower the audience with lessons learned about influence through my grassroots social change efforts.
Most importantly, any of us can create change. We don’t need heroes to save us.
We can choose to become influential in our core networks, and change our worlds.
As I concluded in the speech, we can make change happen where it matters the most. With the people who consider us their friend, their co-worker, their relative. Our peers. The people who love and like us, whether they are online or offline.
I’ve seen it over and over again in my work. Heck, I’m seeing it again now with Jennifer Stauss Windrum’s incredible SMAC fundraising effort.
As we move into the holiday weekend, I hope this video and speech provides hope for you. There is always hope, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
If you’d like, please share your story of hope.