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And The World Will Be A Better Place

And the world will be a better place

For you and me...
You just wait and see...

So I'm sitting in McDonalds doing some work while my kid is playing in the "Playland" area and having a great time with some other kids and a couple of things hit me.

First, it constantly amazes me how easily kids make friends.

As adults, sometimes people forget the power of just introducing yourself and saying hi. I go to a lot of networking events and I see people standing around doing nothing all the time. In a room full of 50 people, I still see people standing alone. It's as if we forgot what it was like to be a kid... forgot how to talk to people. I know part of this is because we're always told never to talk to strangers... and as we grow up, some people take that lesson to heart and never speak to anyone. I, personally, love meeting new people. There's just not enough of me to go around and experience everything, so I love hearing other people's stories.

If you get nervous meeting new people, then just go to a kid's play area and watch the kids. The local mall, McDonald's, parks... they're full of kids. Pay attention to how they just instantly make friends. There's not preconceived notions, no expectations, no judgements. Just a hey... let's be friends and play together.

Kids Playing

Kids Playing

Take note of kids and go forth and network.

Speaking of which, our next Entrepreneur Success Network Business Afterhours event is coming up soon! On April 25, 2013, we'll be partnering up with the Hoffman Estates Junior Chamber of Commerce again to host a Business Networking Fundraiser. This time we'll be donating all proceeds to The Blackhawk Foundation which raises money for handicapped children. The investment to attend is only $10 and light appetizers and a cash bar are once again available.

Here's the registration link:
http://hejc0425-liann1.eventbrite.com

Be a kid again and come and network with some like minded individuals.

By the way, the second thing that came to my mind was how perfect a song Jackie DeShannon's Put A Little Love in Your Heart (from 1969) is for Entrepreneurs.

At our recent workshop, "The Way of the Entrepreneur", we talked about how Entrepreneurs have a burning desire for something. In my experience, the entrepreneurs that succeed are the ones who have a burning desire for something greater than their current situation.

Have you ever wanted more in your life? More for your family and friends? Well then find out what that "Little Love" or burning desire is in you and start pursuing it. And work to make the world a better place for you and me...

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

When you follow your heart and passion and start doing what you love, you'll be amazed at how wonderful life can be. Yes, there will be trials and tribulations and when you have a burning passion, vision, and commitment to succeed, wow!!!!

So just put a little love in your heart and just wait and see...

Celebrate Life!
Chaffee-Thanh Nguyen

P.S. Here's the link to the networking event again.
http://hejc0425-liann1.eventbrite.com

P.P.S. Here's the link to Jackie's beautiful song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Jj39HrKQk

 

Business Networking After Hours Fundraiser

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE:

Join us at Claim Jumper to meet and network with other young and local professionals.  The Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group and The Hoffman Estates Jaycees are teaming up to put together a Business Networking After Hours event at Claim Jumper with proceeds going to Nothing But Nets.

It will be a great evening and Hoffman Estates Mayor McLeod will also be in attendance for a short announcement.  All local chamber businesses and young professionals in the area have been invited along with now, all members of the Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group.

The event will be held on Thursday January 24th at Claim Jumper from  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Claim Jumper is located at 2610 New Sutton Road, Hoffman Estates, IL.

 

Register now to attend or just make a cash donation at: http://hejc0124-com.eventbrite.com

 

WHO:

The Jaycees are a civic group of young professionals between the ages of 21-40 whose mission is to empower young people to create positive change.   Jaycees have been around since 1920 with over 200,000 members worldwide and bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world.

Nothing But Nets is a UN Foundation Organization that raises money to purchase insecticide treated bed nets which protects children while they sleep from getting bit by deadly-malaria carrying mosquitoes.  They are distributed to countries in Africa and Latin America.  Every $10 donated can purchase one life saving bed net.

The Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group is “The ONE Place (Tribe) For All Entrepreneurs To Achieve Business And Personal Success And To Reach A Higher Level Of Prosperity, Benefit Society, And Unlock Our Innate Potential For Goodness, Compassion, and Sharing.”

 

Get registered at http://hejc0124-com.eventbrite.com

 

WHY:

There will be opportunity for both formal and informal networking.  Light appetizers will provided and a cash bar is available.

This is a great way to meet local businesses and civic leaders in the area as well as raise funds for a fantastic cause.  Every $10 donated can purchase one life saving bed net.

In addition, you can Get More Exposure For Your Business!  We will be accepting donations for a raffle to raise more funds for Nothing But Nets. By donating an item or gift certificate for the raffle, your business will be promoted at the event as well as the Hoffman Estates Jaycees AND Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group Website and multiple Social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Please email [email protected] to make arrangements for any raffle items.  Remember, proceeds are being donated to Nothing But Nets, so get more exposure and support a great cause!