Let’s Make This Leap Year Mean Something

February 20, 2012 · 3 comments

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.

Victor Saad

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:

  • 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:



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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures February 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

Very inspiring!!! I’m definitely going to take a leap this year…

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Noch Noch | be me. be natural. February 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

thanks for the energy boost – i will take a leap too! :)
Noch Noch

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Anne-Sophie February 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

What a fabulous idea! Yesterday, I quit my job without (again) because I simply couldn’t stand not pursuing my true purpose in life. I threw away some good money and the possibility to pay off my debt for an eating disorder treatment in order to raise awareness of eating disorders and support those who are still fighting with them. So, this is my leap this year.

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