Together We Rise
As you know, last year we started to ponder how we could do more to give back. We’d had our second successful Rally with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals for people who needed them all over the world and were energized, but not really sure what the next step would be.
Then in December, it came to me. We would set a significant goal – to pack one Million Meals in 2017 - and challenge you, our FBOs all over the world, to get involved. I’m pleased to tell you that in mid July, in fact by the time many of you read this, we will reach that goal. With meal packing events in the US, across Asia, Europe, Africa and at our Global Rally in Dubai, we have achieved what seemed nearly impossible at the start of the year – in just over half of the time.
One million meals in just over 6 months, isn’t that remarkable?
Part of me wishes that we’d set a bigger goal!
But I have been around business all my life and know that it’s important be happy with what you’ve achieved and “celebrate the wins”. Now, celebrating doesn’t mean we are slowing down. If you know anything about Rex, you’ll know that he eliminated “slowing down” from the Forever vocabulary years ago!
The team tells me that there are at least a dozen events already scheduled for the next few months. This will add many thousands of meals to our already incredible total. Wow! What a significant difference all of you are making in the lives of so many!
If you haven’t had a chance to be part of packing meals for Rise Against Hunger, reach out to your country office and make sure you can get involved. There’s something amazingly impactful about knowing that the next person to touch the meal you’ve just packed will be the one who needs it most. Yet another reason to be #ForeverProud.
I want to challenge each of you to use our success with Rise Against Hunger to think hard about your goal setting. If you give yourself a goal, a purpose, a direction and consistently work towards it, you’ll be amazed at your results. Often times, even if you change just a little, with a clear focus, you can achieve a lot.
I am incredibly proud to be part of a company, of a global family, that can directly affect so many by setting a goal and working together to achieve it. What do you think, can we be so bold as to increase our goal to 1.5 million in 2017?
President, Forever Living Products