Actually, the you is me.
This is another prompt from the book 300 Writing Prompts. As you might have read, it’s a book a friend gave me when I left Red Ventures. I carry it with me everywhere. When I’m on a plane, I ask someone to pick a prompt for me to tackle.
It usually goes well, the ask.
The person who helped me with this one was in for a huge change in life. I’m going to send her the link to this, so I don’t want to give all the details. It was a great conversation and I have a feeling she’s doing wonderful things where she is.
If you had unlimited time and money, what would you do to help your friends and family? What about strangers?
I would start a program that would show which things would make us happy. For some friends, that could mean better health. It might be a new job, further education, or something real, like learning to yodel.
I would help them find that thing, then provide access to make it happen.
For my family, I would do the same. I’d also want to find our together thing. I’d take a week to KonMari the hell out of our house. I’d schedule a week to travel. I’d start a new soccer club with training for coaches.
I’d create a sliding scale for dues so everyone who wanted to play could.
I’d create similar opportunities for strangers. We’d identify a goal, create a path, and provide aid in exchange for charity work. I would start 100% on my charity idea, Bears & Balls, to provide kids with a teddy bear and a soccer ball, or both.
We’d toss them over fences and kick them into playgrounds.
I’d hire marketing staff to manage volunteers, who would also be in my program to find what makes them happy. They could earn help with volunteer hours.
I’d be sure to be at any game my girls play! As long as I can relax, travel, and have grilled cheese, I’d be happy.
E is for End-of-your-career awards
F is for Frank, my uncle
H is for ✊🏻 haiku (my quarantine journal)
L is for learn
P is for purify your mindset
Q is for quarterback
V is for the various roles I play