The Anthony Robbins Platinum Partnership contains a small group of people looking to make a huge difference. Even though it is a small group, it is a group that has done a number of extraordinary deeds. Over $1 million a year is donated by the partnership to support over 1,700 schools and 200,000 families. Membership involves travelling to different parts of the globe to make a difference, and it was through this that I was privileged enough to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa.
The Planet is our Playground
Why narrow our focus when we can help others achieve great things? In Africa, I experienced the wonders I could never have imagined such as:
- Swimming with sharks in Capetown
- Witnessing the sublime natural wonders of Victoria Falls and Table Mountain
- Getting up close and personal with Lions, Cheetahs, Rhinos and Hippos (not too close obviously!)
However, even these delights could not top my experience in Nakatindi Community School in Livingstone, Zambia. I was part of a group and we had one goal: to spread happiness to these amazing students.
I had no idea what to expect when we visited the school. After all, compared to us, they live in poverty. To my surprise, we were greeted by the friendly smiling faces of children with a genuine enthusiasm and desire to learn. Our plan was to do whatever it took to help these children anyway, but their warm welcome simply spurred us on and gave us the energy to work throughout a long but incredibly enjoyable day. Here are some of the things we achieved:
- Created a self-sustaining vegetable garden
- Fixed the school’s broken windows
- Taught the kids how to use educational computer tablets
- Bought a host of stationary, clothes and supplies for them at local stores
- Got our butts kicked in soccer AND dance contests!
Love is our Legacy
The gifts we donated were warmly received, but what the community got more from our visit are the hope and the assurance that people care about them. They now know that people across the globe are aware that 70% of their children are orphans with just one meal a day to survive and that a large percentage of the population is born with AIDS. Hope and care is what they need most. On the other hand, they also taught us a lesson that you can still have so much joy even with limited external resources. My earnest goal is to make 500 million people happy by 2020. I know this is possible because I have a great team beside me to help make it happen. This adventure was just a small part of our African mission and we are keen to do something similar in another part of the world.
What inspires you to do what you do?