Doing well for yourself and doing good for other people doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive
I had an AMAZING time presenting on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage! I’m so grateful and honored to have been asked to speak!
It was a fantastic opportunity to share my thoughts with a new audience, there were so many great entertainers and of course the scenery was absolutely gorgeous.
I also came away with an important insight: Doing well for yourself and doing good for other people don’t need to be mutually exclusive.
Now, I’ve known this for a while; it’s how I’ve built my entire career.
But, this cruise is one of the best examples of this.
Tom joyner is a very successful media personality and has undoubtedly done very well for himself. There are some estimates that his net worth is around $30 million, and he probably could have created the cruise as a strictly for-profit venture.
Yet, he created the cruise as a fundraiser for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and has donated over $60 million to them over the 16 years that he’s been doing the cruise. That is absolutely astonishing.
There’s something major to learn here. If you want to help people, you don’t have to go start a “non profit organization” and start begging other people for money for your cause.
You can go out, be wildly successful and either donate your own funds or create a business that generates funds for your favorite cause.
Jay Z said, “I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them. So I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win-win.”
I agree wholeheartedly.