Schemers and Leapers (which is most of you), check out this cool new initiative: The Leapyear Project.
Since 2012 is a leap year, social entrepreneur Victor Saad is rallying anyone who has thought about taking a leap to do it now. His definition of leap includes anything that makes your community or the world a better place, but in my mind, that almost always includes self-improvement leaps, too.
I chatted with Victor via Skype recently, and he’s a pretty cool guy. He’s bootstrapping this project while living in Chicago, and he’s a perfect example of someone who’s creating his own career. Victor wants to earn a paycheck by building communities around initiatives for the public good, but the recent college grad didn’t wait for a company to hire him. Instead, he just started doing it. This is a brilliant and under-utilized professional move.
I’d love to support him in this endeavor, partly because I think he has what it takes to succeed and partly because I love the premise of a Leapyear project. So here’s what I’m doing to get involved:
- Encouraging you all to check out The Leapyear Project site and see whether you’re well-positioned to participate.
- Rallying my local go-getter community on Leap Day — that’s February 29 — by holding a meetup in my neighborhood. If you live in or near Washington, D.C., I hope you’ll join us! Would love to hear about your leap.
Here’s a video from Victor about the project:
Anyone else totally inspired?