How Giving Back FULFILLS! (PERSONAL)

๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€œNo one has ever become poor by giving.โ€ ~ Anne Frank ๐Ÿ’ฌ

I havenโ€™t told any of you about Kieran. I mean practically no one! Not on social media. Not even on the Tony Robbins Crew. But I think itโ€™s time I introduced you all to him! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It was a a bit over a year ago I met him. But hereโ€™s a plot twist I must share with you all: it was NOT through a Tony Robbins event! I know, shocking right?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Actually, we met through Instagram. We shared a few common interests, chatted here and there, and for the most part we were just acquaintances. He was a nice guy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

But it was around this time last year I was volunteering in London for UPWโ€™s 2018 event, and Kieran saw my social media posts about the event. He was curious about it, and I started chatting with him about the work of Tony Robbins. What first was a short conversation turned into a very lengthy one! ๐Ÿ™Œ

And then came a moment in our conversation I will never forget, one that continues to stick out in my mind as I write this! It was the day after UPW had ended. I was heading back home, walking to the train station in Canary Wharf. But while I was surrounded by many corporate buildings, my eyes were more or less glued to my phone chatting with Kieran about the event! ๐Ÿ˜„

And then I made a very big statement, one you might have said was โ€œcrazyโ€ to make the way I did, in such a matter of fact way. But I was also dead serious. โš ๏ธ

I told him:

๐Ÿ˜ฒ โ€œIf you want to attend next year, Iโ€™ll see to it I get you there.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I remember even as I sent him the message a part of my mind was saying: “How the hell are you going to do that?! You’re not made of money!” ๐Ÿ˜ 

But I said I’d do it…

โ€ฆFlash forward to two weeks ago, April 11. It’s the end of Day 1 at UPW London and the Firewalk just finished. Kieran has just walked over a thousand-degree hot coals. I come up to him at the sear risers to finally meet him personally. He is covered in sweat. His voice is hoarse. Heโ€™s been “playing full out” at the event for over 12 hours. He should be ready to go to sleep, right?! ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ›‘ Nope! ๐Ÿ›‘

He is brimming with energy! Heโ€™s smiling from ear to ear! He’s hugging me so tightly his arms are shaking! And he canโ€™t stop thanking me! ๐Ÿ™

Over the next few days I’m driven to tears multiple times as I see how much he is getting out of the event. Though my job was a Floor Captain this event (the earpiece in the photo), I did sneak an occasion or two to check in on him! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

For all the text and video chats we use to have on Instagram, I witnessed a very different person that weekend. A transformed individual! It was beautiful to witness! ๐Ÿ‘

He said to me: โ€œI get it now! I use to see you jumping and yelling and dancing and all in your videos. But I actually get it now!โ€ ๐Ÿ•บ

I’m so grateful I was able to help make this happen for him! But I also couldnโ€™t have made this happen if it wasn’t for my good friend Ruth Hiller. Ruth, I cannot thank you enough for offering a UPW ticket to him! Because of your act of kindness, I was able to pay it forward to an amazing soul, and it’s more than I can communicate in words! Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŒŸ When you have the chance to give back to others, just do it. It’s a feeling like no other! ๐ŸŒŸ

Kieran: I look forward to seeing how you continue to apply what you learned and where you’re headed next on your life’s journey! As I said to you right before we took this photo: “You get to take this all this with you now wherever you go!” Much love, brother! โค๏ธ #EudaimonicLife

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