Every time I visit a school I’ve built with Pencils of Promise (or go to an event that is focused on serving others), I feel amazing.
That’s part of the reason I am such a believer that serving others is one of the keys to greatness.
But I remember a time when I didn’t believe that.
I thought if I was winning, it meant other people were losing. And that’s just how it was.
The more guests I talk to on the The School of Greatness, however, the more I realize that there is no way to make a huge difference in the world without focusing on serving others.
And today’s guest is a shining example of this.
Jacob Lief is an extraordinary leader who decided while in college that he was going to make a huge difference for a town in South Africa.
He has spent the last 15 years doing just that, through his non-profit organization Ubuntu Fund.
Not only has he raised millions of dollars in funds, built schools and invested heavily in the future of the youth of that area, but he has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, among many others, for his incredible service.
In our conversation, I was so inspired by Jacob’s vision, his work ethic, and his candor in discussing not only the successes he’s experienced but his failures as well.
More than anything, I was reminded that we ALL have the capability and responsibility to live lives of outward focus and service, even if it’s just in our immediate circles.
I am honored and grateful to introduce you to Jacob Lief in Episode 199.
Wow, I am so inspired by Jacob and what he and his team are creating. Every time I focus outward in service, I receive so much back. How are you focusing on serving others?