Thrive. Connect. Contribute

Positive stories of people who thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world in the face of adversity.

Who do you know who is modeling resilience during difficult times?

Have you heard any good stories lately? In this critical time, we’re surrounded by acts of heroism, both large and small.

For example, I heard a story today about an employee at Buzzfeed who gathered the houseplants from the cubicles of her coworkers and placed them in one area. That way she can come in during the shutdown and water the plants, so that the plants will be waiting for her coworkers when they return to work.

I heard another one about a small distillery in Pennsylvania that had retooled so that, instead of making whiskey, they’re making hand sanitizer.

Or the podcasting mom who launched a podcast with her children while they are out of school. 

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I’m looking for these stories. I’ll bet you have heard stories like this. And, I’ll also bet that you have stories from your life. 

I am launching a new podcast called Thrive. Connect. Contribute. We share five to ten-minute stories of people who thrive in life, connect with others, and make a contribution to the world in the face of adversity.

Think of this as The Moth or StoryCorps for resilient people.

I feel compelled to do this. The idea came to me yesterday, and I’m knocking this up as quickly as I can.

I am recording the pilot episode now, but it will be a few days before the first episode is in your favorite podcast app.

I am calling for stories. Here’s how it works.

You can nominate a story that you heard from someone else, or you can tell your own story

Why "Thrive. Connect. Contribute." ?

Last year I did a personal experiment called “My Year of Personal Bests.”  If I boiled the entire year-long experience into one phrase, it would be this: 

You are here on earth to connect with others and contribute to the world. But before you can connect and contribute, you must first practice self-care. In other words, you must thrive. Thrive. Connect. Contribute. In that order. 

So, the mission of the Thrive. Connect. Contribute. podcast is “We tell positive stories of people who, thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world.”

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So, help me out, will you? Let’s find and tell the stories of people who are thriving, connecting, and contributing in the face of adversity.

Nominate someone to tell their story. Or, let us know about the story you have to tell.

We need these stories now more than ever.