“Don’t waste your time! They’ll never fund a small project like yours.” Every time I mentioned going after a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant I heard that and if I hadn’t done the WorldLegacy training, I would have listened to this advice and given up. Instead, I used the courage, confidence and skills I found there to win a first-time $990,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the global polio eradication project I directed. With that additional money, we were able to add hundreds of thousand of children to our project and keep them safe from a crippling disease that still threatens children in the developing world with paralysis every year. And now the project staff and associates see that anything is possible! This was an extreme risk and will be an extreme giving project.
I am grateful to what I gained through the Leadership Journey.
I started my training at the WorldLegacy in June of 2008 and life has never been the same. Among other things, I used the training and Leadership Program coaching to overcome obstacles, and my own fears of failure, and make a dream a reality by securing nearly $1 million from the Gates Foundation for the polio eradi…cation project I was directing. With that I really did create a miracle that enabled us to give the gift of health to thousands of children in Africa and Asia whom the project couldn’t have otherwise reached. And that was only the beginning! The project now has more money and opportunities than ever, and the staff, who got to see that anything IS possible, are creating new opportunities in their countries to make a difference in even bigger ways. The ripple effect has been amazing to see, and nothing is more rewarding than continuing to make it grow!
Responsible or a victim, powerful or powerless is your choice. Once you get to the gateway at the WorldLegacy the magic begins. Ghandi, Mandela, Mother Theresa stood for what they believed and manifested miracles. Imagine standing for that dream for the world that you have….. let nothing stand in your way.