Nearly 18 months ago, I started working out at Crossfit Roots, where I met a bunch of people who did interesting things, including working out til they were breathing out their ears (I wish I could claim that phrase but alas I cannot.) It’s there that I met Andrew Hyde, who was heavy into the startup community and was actively working on creating a TED event for Boulder. In between jobs, I offered to help out not really knowing what I was getting into. at. all. But I have to say if most of my spontaneous, why-not decisions brought such unexpected and great experiences I would be living a more amazing life.
This year was the second TEDxBoulder and I think it was really something special. The whole organizer team comprising:
Jamie Harkin – stage
Ken Fricklas – music
Ef Rodriquez – PR
George Morris – co-organizer
Arthur Nisnevich – slides, projector
Dan Storch – t-shirts, programs
and, of course Andrew
came together and I think helped bring together a lot of ideas and input, the audience (including me) rarely gets the chance to hear and experience.
I enjoyed each of the speakers and there were a number of talks that have really stayed with me but I think the theme of “just doing one thing” to make a change, make a difference, is a concept that I am still thinking about two days later. Like a good book or movie, where the characters or plot stay with you, the calls to get involved by some of the speakers from TEDxBoulder certainly inspired me.
I think I did “do one thing” when I asked to get involved with TEDx and I hope that the experience I had Saturday night, which was so positive and inspiring, was shared by the community in which I live. Certainly not every chance or risk I’ve taken has been so fulfilling but this is one experience from which I have gotten so much more than I could have expected.
Now, it your turn. What will your “one thing” be?