Take the risk. That comes up multiple times in today’s episode with the singular Ben Houghton. His story is insanely inspiring. After seeming to land a dream job, his heart said that was not where he was meant to make an impact using his gifts. Taking an opportunity to teach in India for a few months, he left everything behind and followed this door to see where it would lead. Thinking it was a temporary thing, he did not expect it to change his trajectory completely, establishing the now worldwide Broadway for Arts Education.
This astounding nonprofit seeks to bring quality and complete education to children who need it the most in India, Haiti, Galapagos, NYC, and more. As Ben states, just one example is that the children they’ve worked with in India have made more money in five years post-graduation than their parents made their entire lives. He also touches on how important #artseducation is in creating a well-rounded person: empathetic, confident, and with such a stronger set of skills in how to interact with others.
I love his mantra, ‘Live in the orange.’ You need to hear him tell it, but know it encompasses taking risks, checking in with yourself, living outside of your comfort zone, going beyond ‘the green’ but not in ‘the red’.
Be sure to check out their website and Instagram pages. So much great info, inspiring stories, and joy. For those of you in #NYC, I hope to see you at their silent disco on June 12th, where they are going to be closing down West 52nd St for a dance party for BAE.
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This brings me to Some (More) Good News, featuring mini interviews with people following their #passions, even if that means leaving behind a potentially more comfortable career path, and making the world better along the way.
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