My Wish for National Make Your Dream Come True Day THE POWER OF TEACHING A MAN TO FISH
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water filters for people in Nicaragua’s El Mango community and treated 250 patients at a pop-up health clinic. It was incredibly empowering for them, and it embodied the kind of volunteer work I’d love to do more of. I’m a big believer in the saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” CEPAD does this by spending five years at a time in various communities teaching sustainable agriculture, encouraging leadership development, and offering microloans to women and children to help them open their own businesses. All of those things encourage permanent, systemic change, and impact hundreds of lives. We have some incredible organizations right here in North Carolina doing that same work on a person-by-person scale. One that I’ve supported for years, and would love to contribute to more, is the Boys & Girls Club. It’s heartbreaking to see so many kids whose parents can’t support them, and they need mentors. Yet, I’ve found it can also be incredibly rewarding to watch a mentor-mentee relationship turn someone’s life around. Years ago, here at our local Boys & Girls Club, a 13-year-old boy who was there to get help wound up in a screaming match with the man in charge. He yelled curses at him, then took off for home, only to find a note from his mother that said she could no longer take care of him and he was on his own. The boy ran right back to the club, and the man he’d just sworn at took him in. From there, he was adopted, went to college on scholarship, and came back to North Carolina to become a Boys & Girls Club mentor himself. His life was utterly changed just because someone took a chance on him, and now he’s teaching others to fish, too. I hope in the next fewmonths, years, or decades, I get the opportunity to live out my big dream of giving back every day. In the meantime, my team and I are always willing to lend a helping hand, so if you have a cause you’d like to bring to our attention (or if you’d just like to place an order) give us a call at 866-318-3251. Together, we can teach a legion of fishermen. HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOUR CHIROBUCKS YET? Keep an eye on your mailbox for your Chiro1Source catalog, and when it comes in, don’t miss the coupon for $15 off your first order of 2020! Our wide selection includes dozens of cutting-edge products that will set your clinic up right for the new decade.
True Day? I didn’t either until a friend mentioned it to me
a fewweeks back, but now I’ve found
myself dwelling on New Year’s dreams instead of NewYear’s resolutions — although I suppose the two aren’t that far apart.
It sounds like a lie, but if I could live any dream and money were no object, I honestly think I’d still be doing what I’m doing. I find a lot of fulfillment in helping hardworking chiropractors make their patients’ lives
better, and I look forward to coming into work every day, carrying on my
dad’s business legacy, and giving back in my free time. Maybe the real answer is that I’d like to do more of all that, particularly giving back to those who need it.
Early on in my career, I thought all I wanted was to work hard, retire
early, and live an easy life. But as the years went by and I matured, I realized life isn’t worth living unless you have something you truly care
about to focus on: a mission that goes beyond your work at the office, and that you can carry on for the rest of your life. My mission is giving back through charity work and volunteering. If my resources were unlimited, I’d still keep my hand in Chiro1Source, but I’d also travel more and do more extensive work with charitable organizations. A fewmonths ago, I wrote in this newsletter about a mission trip I took to Nicaragua in 2016. I went with a group called CEPAD, and during the week I was there, we built dozens of
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