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Defining Success: An Interview with Journey cofounder Amy Merrill

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT SUCCESSFUL? WHAT HAPPENED?

In July, we brought 68 people to Nicaragua [watch a 1-minute video here]. We built 26 homes in 2 days with partner nonprofit TECHO (success #1: 26 families now have a roof and locking door), then took everyone to Monty’s Surf Lodge on the North coast, for two days of processing the experience together. 

On the final afternoon, Monty took a group to visit the mangroves and float down a tributary that fed into the ocean: like a natural ‘lazy river’ from a water park. One of the participants turned to me and said, ‘How did you find the most 68 wonderful people in the world to bring on this trip?’ I almost laughed—68 is a lot of people! If she feels like every one of them is so aligned, and she can be that positive about her experience so far, then we’ve done a good job.

-excerpt from HarperSpero.com. Read the full post here.