While I certainly have a vision for the life I want create for myself, I also have a vision for the kind of world I want to live in and the kind of life I want to help others create for themselves.

I want everyone to live a healthy, and happy life. I want everyone to wake up each morning excited for the day ahead, to be excited for the opportunities and possibilities contained within the day unfolding in front of them. I want everyone to wake up with energy, vitality, vibrancy, hope, and excitement.

The opposite of course is dread, and unhappiness. To wake up each morning not looking forward to the day ahead, doing work that you do not enjoy, that does not fulfil you.

It saddens me to think of those people that are dragging themselves out of bed each day to go to jobs that deplete their energy, rather than filling them with energy. Just going through the motions so that they can do it again tomorrow.

I’m not so naive to believe that every day is going to be amazing. There will be setbacks, disappointment, pain, confusion, loss, but these days should be vastly outnumbered by better days – by days that fill you with energy and joy.

I believe in the ripple effect. The better you feel, the better impact you have on the people around you. The more elevated your thinking, your energy, your enthusiasm the more you rub off on your family, your friends, your colleagues, staff, and the strangers you interact with.

How we feel about ourselves and our lives impacts those around us.

We have so much to be grateful for in this world. The very fact that we exist at all should inspire wonder and amazement. Countless billions of years and countless unknown, immeasurable cosmic processes have occurred to bring you here today.

There are so many things going on in the world that we can focus on if we want to feel hopelessness, helplessness, despair, fear, judgement, hate, but it isn’t useful to hang out there for too long. Use those emotions to remind you of the importance of the role you play in the lives those in your immediate sphere.

Don’t dwell on what is wrong, focus on taking the actions each day that help to create the kind of world you want to live in.

I believe that we all have within us a passion that excites us. This passion could be as grand as colonising Mars, or to write and share music, to paint, produce food, build homes. I believe that the object of your passion isn’t as important as the passion itself.

Imagine the difference it would make if everyone you knew was able to pursue their passions. To have the energy and the drive to share the best of themselves with the world.

And perhaps the word passion is overused, think of the thing you would do if you could do anything all day, the thing that you would do that collapses time, turning hours into seconds.

This is the kind of world that I want to help create.

While Giving Greens grows microgreens, Giving Greens, Giving Local, and the rest of The Giving Group to follow, has a much greater purpose. To inspire and support you to live a healthier and happier life.

I have come to see that my passion lies in creating businesses that improve the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.

I consider myself an enabler. If you share what lights you up with me I’ll go out of my way to help, to make it happen. Not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of others. By impacting the life of just one person, to eat better quality food, to look after their body, and their mind, to pursue their interests and add value to the world, I believe that the ripple effect will start to impact those around them. And so the ripple continues.