Trekking4Nepal Update – May 21 2016

Gosh… I don’t know where to begin with this update… It’s been two months since I’ve posted or done anything Trekking4Nepal related and, to be honest, I have been internally crucifying myself for it. I know it’s all part of the human condition, that internal voice, it’s there to harass me at any given moment.

I look back at the March 13th event, where 85 people joined me on a beautiful Sunday morning in Sydney for the 10km Taronga to Sydney Harbour Bridge Trek. Trekking4Nepal raised $6,000 that day and, truthfully, I thought from that day forward, raising funds and awareness for the Nepalese was going to get easier – what a fantasy!

There’s a life lesson in there for me, and those reading this post.

Momentum ≠ Success

I thought I had it made! I thought I had done enough to get noticed, and I though some, successful business or businessman would see what I had created, reach out, take me under their wing, and we would continue to do great things for Nepal. In hindsight, it seems a quite funny!

So what now? I feel like 12 months have passed since the earthquakes, Australia has moved on! Am I back at square one? It seem like I have a huge amount of work ahead of me to achieve the Trekking4Nepal goals…

$85K for 850km for the 8,500

This gets me to the point of this post… I want to form a Trekking4Nepal committee! A team of people who are committed to:

  1. Creating and hosting fundraising events for the Trekking4Nepal community.
  2. Creating and moderating digital and social media content.
  3. Trekking.

The idea is to informally meet up fortnightly, either in person or on skype, conceptualize an event, create the plan of attack and address any issues that we see, then move forward. Here is a quote that I love;

Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still

For the past two months, I have been guilty of standing still with Trekking4Nepal and I don’t want it to be this way anymore. Developing this team to do great things is my next mission!

Comment below if you’ve been following the Trekking4Nepal journey for some time and might like to get involved. Speaking from experience, it is quite humbling and also intrinsically rewarding when you dedicate a few hours a week to taking on some philanthropic work.

Not to mention being able to take on projects thats you’ve never done before. For me, Trekking4Nepal has provided me a platform to explore and learn social media strategy, WordPress design, media production, event management and compliance, and networking opportunities.

If you are interested in a career in any of these areas and finding it tough to break into those industries, then Trekking4Nepal is a perfect space to gain real world experience giving future-you the point of difference to outshine your competition in your next job interview.