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Humble Beginnings

January 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

Most great things come from humble beginnings. Great companies. Great non-profits. Great endeavors. Great ideas. Many of them come from people you wouldn’t expect, working jobs that have nothing to do with their big ideas. But they see a problem in the world and they see their opportunity to make a big impact with their big idea. It’s the barista at your local Cup of Joy, the sixth grade teacher at Liberty Elementary, the loan processor at Resource Lenders, bank teller at EECU, the cashier at Food 4 Less, the sales associate at Clovis Glass, the seasonal life-guard at Wild Water Adventures and the woodworker who sells their work to Vintage on Fourth that might just have the next BIG idea. And that idea might change the world.

And I want to encourage him or her to pursue it.

Check out this short video from DELL all about humble beginnings.

These big ideas that grew into major game-changing companies were the ideas of people like you, like me. Everyday people. Make 2014 the year that everyday people changed the world, all over again. Make 2014 the year that humble beginnings comes back into style. It might be a non-profit, it might be a business, a product, a service, a relationship, a trip, a dream or a vision… but you’re going to change the world this year. Just make sure the way you change it, matters. Make sure it’s not just an idea for idea’s sake or an idea for money. Make sure it makes a difference in people’s lives. Make sure it counts.

I’m going to start a semi-regular spot on my blog about local people doing amazing things. It might be a leader at a non-profit, a entrepreneur just starting out, a successful business woman, a city official or church leader. It could be you. The point though, is to share just how amazing our community is here in Fresno and Clovis. The point is to celebrate what people in our communities are doing to change the world, and I sincerely hope you are one of them. Check back often to see who I feature.

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This is the year for humble beginnings.