Be The Impresario
Impresarios don’t organize simply for the appreciation (even tho a ‘thank you’ is always nice). They do it because they are the self-anointed orchestrators of the connection eco-system.
A couple of years ago I realized how often I organize a ridiculous amount of things; reunions, annual trips, leagues, get togethers, committees, etc. If I believe a human connection event should exist? I pick myself to create it. My nature is always to dive into organizing like it’s my job.
Occasionally I would pause for a second and think, “Why me? Again? I’m run down… I don’t possibly have time for this……….ok I’ll do it anyhow. ”
Then, a turning point happened. My friend Wes Kao told me with emphasis, “You ARE the definition of an impresario” and so it dawned on me: WAIT! I AM.
I stopped telling myself the whole “why me?” story and decided to just be who I am. An impresario. Impresarios don’t organize simply for the appreciation (even tho a ‘thank you’ is always nice). They do it because they are the self-anointed orchestrators of the connection eco-system
The point of my story is, if you are an impresario too I hope you embrace it. Don’t stop organizing. Do not act only when no one else does. Do it because it is in your DNA and this is part of the change you make in this world. The gift of human connection is important, so pick yourself. It only takes one person to spark it. Be the spark, I promise magic will happen.