I am thankful to have met so many incredible people on my journey. Each year I reflect on those who have crossed my path. Some walk beside me, some stop by to teach a lesson and others deliver doses of inspiration, encouragement or insight.
Everyone we encounter makes an impression. Whether or not they become a part of our daily lives, the memory of their impact remains.
I have invited a few people who have made a lasting impression on me to share a little advice that has influenced them. I hope reading this will make a positive impression.
Bill Strickland is a social architect, visionary and community leader who built Manchester Bidwell Corporation to help the disadvantaged with a box of slides and a TED talk. Bill asked about my favorite jazz artists over lunch at Fast Company magazine’s Community at Work Summit in Denver years ago. After lunch on the lawn, he took the stage and shared stories about Dizzy and other jazz legends. I felt humbled and truly inspired by his work.