Call to Action for LZ Readers: Support Rock Away Racism with the YWCA
Hello friends, one aspect of work-life balance that is too important to overlook is volunteerism. Giving back is less about adding another thing to your plate, and more about finding a profit-free outlet for your gift. Now if you are a struggling entrepreneur, you might be cursing the computer screen at the words PROFIT-FREE. No, it wasn't a typo. Yes, I meant exactly what I said.
It's easy to get lost in the world of making money, and sometimes we need a break. Particularly, if your business was derived from your passion, then you need an opportunity to work your passion, just because.
Sans the pressure of clients.
Sans the pressure of money (yes, money can add pressure).
But you need the opportunity to do it, just for the love.
Find a group that aligns with your values and interests, and an opportunity that allows you to hone your skills. Think beyond skills that you regularly execute in your business. What about some others that are collecting dust, perhaps?
This leads me to the other point of this post - Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 23, 2012.
"Why" you ask? Because I want you to come spend time with me and the ladies of the Future Leaders Council of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago at our annual fundraiser, Rock Away Racism. Now, before you go all numb, and start yawning at the word "fundraiser" let me explain.
Rock Away Racism celebrates Chicago's diversity through music at the Hard Rock Hotel on February 23rd. This one of a kind concert features the melodic lyrics of Jess Godwin, the hip hop stylings of Endiskize, and acoustically brilliant Jamiah "On Fire" & The Red Machine. Event proceeds benefit YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, the largest women's organization in Chicagoland. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Rock Away Racism is not your typical fundraiser.
Before I was a member of the Future Leaders Council, I attended this event. It's a phenomenal time, and a great way to give back. Save your receipts because your ticket purchase is 100% tax deductible.
Purchase tickets here and select that you were referred by yours truly, Patrice Perkins
If you are coming, leave a line below so that I know to look for you.
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