To live out my mission…
(Don’t worry, there’s something in it for you too. Read on…)
I recently had the opportunity to spend a day volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and it was a pivotal day for me. Many of you know that in 2006 I spent 8 days building 4 homes in Baton Rouge with Habitat. Last week I was reminded of what a life changing experience that week in 2006 was for me, and for the people working by my side who would ultimately move into those homes.
Okay Domenica, what on earth does this have to do with your “mission”?
A mission is something that drives you every day regardless of what you do for a living. And it comes into play in everything you do. Even if you don’t know it.
Low and behold it is a driving force behind what I do for a living and (not so coincidentally) the reason that my heart soars when I pick up a hammer and help someone build a home for a family in need.
My mission is to help individuals gain self respect and independence in their lives.
It may sound dorky at first glance but when I look at what makes me tick, and connect the dots, I realize there is a huge correlation between self respect & independence and homeownership. Whether you are buying your “dream home” because you’ve worked all your life for it or moving your children out of a homeless shelter into their first home with a yard. Arguably both are dream homes.
Okay. What’s the point?
Let’s face it, the economy has hit us all and my business has been affected too. I’ve decided I really need to spend more time volunteering but the reality is that I need your help to do it. Plain and simple, I need more business.
So what’s the plan?
A referral contest!!!!!
October 1st, through December 31st, 2011
I will work 1 full day at Habitat for Humanity King County for every referral I receive (self referrals included).
I will work ANOTHER full day at Habitat for every one of those referrals that ends in closed business between now and March 31st, 2012.
On December 31st, 2012 I will award a $100 Lowes gift card to the person who sent me the most referrals.
What??? You are giving away your time AND $100 bucks??? Just for the opportunity to take great care of my friends?
I can buy a small appliance for that! Paint my bedroom purple! Fill my house with luscious plants! Buy gift cards to give away next Christmas! Trade for other stuff with my friends!
Here’s the deal folks. We all need to support each other and this time I’m asking for your support. I want to do more good in the world and the bottom line is that I need to increase my business in order to do what feeds my soul.
Will you help?