Today, I announced to my Toastmasters Club (public speaking & leadership organization that focuses on personal growth and development) that I would be resigning as President when I graduate this May because I will be moving to California. It sure was bittersweet. I appreciated all of the kind words from my fellow members and they have all helped me grow so much as a person, public speaker, and leader.
This brings me to my topic for the day… I challenge you all to get involved with an organization that interests you! Take a leap, be brave and confident, and start getting involved with more in life! Not only will it look great on your resume, it has the potential to make you a better and more educated human being. It also can make you feel like you are a part of something; a part of an important team.
There is something out there for everyone, depending on your own personal interests!
Interested in the environment? http://www.greenpeace.org/
Those are just a few out of the THOUSANDS of organizations in our country! Take advantage of these incredible organizations to help build and develop yourself! Don’t be afraid to do some research and talk to others who currently involved with an organization you’re interested in.
I don’t want to hear your excuses!
Say you don’t have time? Make time. Dedicate a few hours every week or every other week.
Say you don’t have money? Find an organization that meets your financial needs. Toastmasters costs me only $5 a month! Or, if you’re just interested in volunteering, it’s free!
Say that nothing interests you? That’s unfortunate. If you aren’t interested in anything, how do you expect people to be interested in you?
Immerse yourself in life! Get as many life experiences as you possibly can!
Special shout-out to some of my good friends who are taking action and are a part of these various organizations:
Carlie Steiner: Student Nurses Association; Blayne Bennett: Students for Liberty; Corey Grodner: Toastmasters International; McKenzie Kibbee: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network ; Tim Armstrong & Jeremy Morgan: Financial Management Association; among many others I know who are involving themselves!
Happy getting involved,