Everyone needs a guide

It's been a while since I've written about what's happening in SR(Streets Revolution) and believe me when I say a lot has happened in that time.
We have different directors now and this has helped guide the next evolution of SR.

I've visited our project on Tanzania met some amazing people and guided them on the beginning of their journey. I'm going to be writing a separate blog about that soon, so I'll hold fire on any more details. Although if you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have already caught a glimpse of the magical experience.

In this blog I wanted to stop, reflect and talk about the opportunity to have people guide you along the journey.

It's become clearer as the months and years have passed, we are treading a very different path than I thought 7 years ago.

You probably have heard the expression "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey." I truly believe that and wanted to elaborate on what that means for me and if we're on a journey, sometimes you need a guide to show the way, right?

Everyone, and I mean everyone at some point gets either stuck or lost, not knowing which direction to go. Especially if your a founder, self starter or CEO, everyone's looking at you for that direction.

It can be a lonely, scary place.

The good news is that there are people out there to help, people who for the price of a coffee will share their knowledge, experience and thoughts about where you find yourself and how to unblock the impasse.

They are MENTORS and if you look carefully they are all around you.

I've had 2 mentors recently with different backgrounds and each one has helped me figure out what the next steps are and how we should move forward.

I also like to think that at the core of what we do at SR is mentoring individual like minded people to help them change their communities, no matter what the scale or direction.

Obviously that will look different in different countries and places. Ultimately we are learning from each other.

I hope you find that someone and also that you realise you could be THAT person for someone else. We all need a guide in life or business.

We can all be so close to the problem you can't see the wood for the trees. Take a minute to talk with someone you like and respect who has travelled a path successfully to see what you can learn, it's never too late.

I encourage you all to keep following your passion and find a guide to get you there.

Please visit our website and Social media sites that find out more about our journey.

Jon Regler(CEO)

Does it really matter?

I am always looking and seeking out interesting examples of how other people around the world are doing their bit as it were.
I find inspiration in some unusual places including TED Talks
One of these talks made me wonder are we effective and how do you know if it really matters?

The truth is found in what YOU are passionate about or maybe should be.

Who as one of these talks suggested wouldn’t stop to help an old lady up or a child who tripped in front of you.

Most of us react in these situations without hesitation.

I suppose the challenge is about filtering the flood of information that comes our way, from social media, 24 hour news channels and local people and charities pushing their cause onto you.

It only becomes a priority if its personal, if the heart makes a connection.

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When we give, it’s giving a little piece of us, whether financially, emotionally or physically. Whether its time or energy. It’s a risk a choice that for some is scary.

I know what I get back by giving and the rewards are huge, it makes me a more complete person and a sense of Wellbeing I haven’t found in anything else in life.

Surely that’s as effective as anything else we do.

Does it matter? It does to me and who I am. It does to the person you gave some time too, who really needed someone to talk to today.

It matters to the person who because you made a donation got the HOPE in his/ her life that was so desperately missing.

It matters to the little boy you write to who gets a letter from someone who cares enough about a stranger.

So don’t walk past stop see where it matters and act instinctively, just like the lady who you would have picked up.
I was tempted to add our link to ways you could contribute to Streets Revolution , but I know that you give in many ways already and just want to let you know IT MATTERS.