Jacqueline Novogratz - When should you go faster?

tips from podcast guests Jul 16, 2021
 

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen and author of Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[Scott] "What's a last tip or insight or bit of inspiration that you would share for somebody that seeks to either advance or aspires to begin making a bigger difference in the way only they can make it?"

[Jacqueline] "Thanks, Scott, and yes we actually had a fire in my house today, which is why I keep doing this. Because it's all the windows are open and the fire marshall is still downstairs. So, apologies again.

I'm gonna very quickly say three.

One is, be interested rather than interesting. Too often we focus on, you know, who am I am here rather than who are you.

Two, and it follows, is just start and let the work teach you. You know purpose doesn't find people who are waiting on the sidelines trying to figure out their purpose. When you see something that interests you, follow the thread of your curiosity. Take one step and that step will lead you to the next step that you need to take.

And, the third, which is not for people who are just starting out but more for people like me, I was recently with one of the great social entrepreneurs of the world. Just a couple of years before he died. Fazle Abed, who founded this extraordinary organization called BRAC in Bangladesh. And I said, "Sir Abed if you had to do one thing differently what would it be?" And he said, "I would have gone faster earlier." Everyone wants to slow you down. Don't let them do it. I think about that all the time."

Jacqueline just shared three powerful ways to move your endeavor forward. Which will you employ today?


Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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