One benefit of having a successful Internet business is that I have the time and opportunity to get involved with things I never dreamed could be a part of my life. One of those is my connection with Rotary, an international service organization. Rotary does projects, like commiting to eradicating polio in the world. Thanks to a gift of 400 million dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, along with donations from the nearly 1.3 million Rotarians in more than 160 countries, we are 99% finished with this project. I’m not sure, but I believe we’ll be working on malaria after that.
This week I have the honor of being able to host a group coming from Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange. While they are in my city the other Rotarians and I will take them to as many places as possible so they will be able to learn more about us. We, in turn, will learn more about their beliefs and customs. I am very excited to be able to participate in this.
Being a Rotarian has given me a better understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur. I take full responsibility for my actions, strive for excellence in everything I do, and I have a greater understanding of people from around the world. I’ve visited Rotary Clubs around the United States, as well as in Finland and China. This organization has helped me to become a citizen of the world. I’ll share more about the Nepalese and their visit later this week, and how this group has played such a huge part in my success.