I remember the first time that I was ever asked to be interviewed about my list of 100 Things- I remember thinking ‘Why on earth would a newspaper want to write a story about me?‘. I’m just a normal bloke doing all the things on his to-do list! Surely that’s not news worthy? Never the less, the story of 100 Things first hit the papers thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald and that was beginning of much media interest that follows me to this day.
What I’ve learnt since is that as people, we like to share ‘nice’ stories- it’s uplifting if not potentially inspiring. Whether it’s a story of someone achieving an awesome milestone or whether it’s another person donating a large amount of time to a charitable cause, as people we like to celebrate this goodness and share the love with everyone. The media is no different and in some kind of way that I was completely unaware of at the time, 100 Things was (and is) seen as a ‘nice’ story. This is of course is something that I am now embracing and developing.
With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that with all the amazing and positive work that the 100 Things ‘Campaigners’ have been doing on their own lists, the media is now starting to talk about these driven individuals so that they can now inspire others too! Reading these articles actually leaves me a smile that money could not buy and so today I thought I’d share with you the most recent article which was written in the ‘Dubbo Shopper’ about one of our much loved campaigners; Chezy!
Front page no less!
What a book! What a campaigner!
I’ve been in touch with Chezy more recently and let me tell you that she really is motivated! It’s amazing to see and to think that the 100 Things journey is in it’s own way helping people to realise their potential and this alone is enough for me to keep on going!
If, unlike Chezy, you’ve never take the time to consider what’s important to you in your life, perhaps now’s the time to ask yourself one simple question; what’s on your list?
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100 Things… What’s on your list?