RALEIGH ALUMNI GLOBAL CONFERENCE
“Never underestimate the impact you can have as an individual. The ripples of your actions will spread further than you can ever imagine”.
This was my closing message when addressing the Raleigh International Global Alumni conference last weekend.
Speakers from all around the world attended the event to inspire positive social change and action. Raleigh was thing no.3 on my list and without doubt one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life. I was extremely honoured to be the closing speaker at this wonderful event and very proud to be a Raleigh Alumni.
Definitely one for your list!
Through all of my experiences – with cancer, with my list and with my two years of travelling, the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is not about the places I’ve been, and my happiness does not come from ticking things off a list. It’s about people, and love and kindness. My greatest sense of fulfilment has come from people – volunteering, working alongside good people, doing things to help others and , above all, sharing life with those you love.
So get out there gang, and do some good. It is the best self-help medicine there is.
INSPIRING YOUR ADVENTURE EVENING AT SNOW AND ROCK
A wonderful evening at Snow and Rock’s ‘Inspiring Your Adventure’ evening in Covent Garden on Thursday. Huge thanks to Snow & Rock for giving me such an amazing forum to share so many of my adventures.
If there is anything I wanted people to take away from the evening it was this: Don’t wait for a reason to do the things you love.
We shouldn’t have to go through a bad time before deciding to live the life we want to.
Catch the interview here – Greig Trout Snow and Rock interview – Planning your Adventure
101 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
I travelled to 23 countries over two years, saw some of the most beautiful sights on the planet, and went on some incredible adventures. But without a doubt, the time I spent helping other people was the highlight of my trip.
I recently had the immense pleasure of speaking to the guys at Young Gloucestershire. This wonderful charity supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives. They were such a great bunch and we had an amazing time. One of the many things I spoke about during my presentation was just how rewarding it was to be able to help others.
Inspired by this message the Young Gloucestershire gang later organised an entire day of performing 101 Random Acts of Kindness as a way of helping others and spreading the word about 101 Things To Do When You Survive. Dressed in their 101 shirts and jerseys the guys wrote and gave out inspirational notes, friendship bracelets, cakes and even hid gifts for people to find.
A huge thank you to Gemma and Young Gloucestershire for asking me to visit and for putting the biggest smile on my face – and on the faces of every single person they helped during their day of kindness.
You guys are amazing and utterly inspirational.