I rarely - hmm, now that I ponder I do believe I have never - actually posted a blog post about well a blog post. But this one my friends was just too darn good and inspiring not to share. “Why Every Monday Matters” appeared this morning (a Monday of course) on Fast Company’s website.
Written by Shawn Parr, CEO of San-Diego based Bulldog Drummond, the heartbeat of the post was a recap of an interview with Matt Emerzian, co-founder and co-author of Every Monday Matters - 52 Ways to Make a Significant Difference. The mission of Every Monday Matters (EMM) is to communicate that it is the plain, simple, ordinary individual — either acting alone or together with others — who can change the world.
Primarily through grassroots efforts, K-12 educational curriculum and Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement initiatives, EMM promotes the fact that people have the power. People matter.
The one comment that Matt made that really resonated with me: ”If you want to feel better about yourself and your life, stop focusing on yourself.” He also shared some excellent advice for anyone wanting to start a new business:
For me it is all about passion. I have a passion that burns inside of me so bright that it has allowed me to get through things I never thought I could do. Even with all of my education, my MBA and my work experience, it seems like nothing really prepared me for the ride I have been on. The learning curve has been steep at every corner and it is only through my passion, and the passion of an amazing team of people, that has allowed us to do it. So, if you don’t have passion for your idea, don’t even start it— just walk away.
Click here to read the entire Why Every Monday Matters blog post — particularly if your Monday has not gotten off to a fabulous start. Make your Monday matter mates. And, enjoy the post.