Saturday, January 30, 2010

Transitions take time...

People keep asking me what comes next.  There are times in life when you simply have to keep your focus on NOW - doing what is before you with as much excellence and integrity as you can - deliberately funneling all your energy and focus into the present.  This is one of those times. 

We are in the process of closing down some websites and moving others.  None of it is an easy process.  All of the Together We Can Change The World sites will be out of operation for 1-3 weeks.  The domains still work and people can still access them but until everything has been moved they won't be fully operational.  It's not just as simple as moving a website from one Server to the next.  Because all of them were "Replicating websites" for all our members, the coding has to all be changed before we can fully use them.  It will all get done; it will just take a little while. :) 

I so appreciate all the letters that have been sent.  What stands out to me more than anything is that we still have so many people who are continuing to carry the TWCCTW vision and message.  This morning I was thinking about all the time we spent during the last 3 years of building and running My Power Mall.  There are some who probably think that time was wasted; I know better.  Nothing is ever wasted in your life.

What you, or others, may consider failure is really just a part of the journey you are on.  Each experience provides lessons and opportunities.  What may not make sense right now will make sense in the future as you look back with much greater clarity than you can possibly have in the midst of the situation. 

I have no regrets about the last 3 years.  The lessons learned, the relationships built, and the wonderful things accomplished will always overshadow any frustrations or disappointments.

Thousands of Non-Profits that received funding, changing the lives of 20 Ugandan AIDS orphans (the SIFA Choir), empowering thousands to make a difference with their lives, and helping so many members through tough times.

I also know My Power Mall was just a step on a long journey.  So much good is still to come from the last 3 years.  I'm glad you are here for me to share it with.  I'm glad you're here to still be part of it.  There are so many exciting times ahead!

But for now, I'm returning to the Present.  I've made a personal commitment to respond to each email that has been sent to me.  I've still got 100+ to go (even after 2 days of non-stop emailing) so I'm going to get back to it.  PEOPLE are always the most important aspect of whatever you are doing.  I don't intend to ever forget that!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Our Purpose Hasn't Changed

It's only been 4 days since we closed the doors on My Power Mall.  I am a BIG believer in making lemonade - no matter how sour the lemons may be.  As this week has rolled by there has been enough sugar pouring in to make all the lemonade anyone could want. 

There was one message that came through Loud & Clear - Together We Can Change The World is still alive and perhaps better than ever.  Why?  Because the 80+ hours a week that I worked, and the 50+ hours a week that most of the rest of our Team worked to keep everything going can now be turned back to our real purpose - Together We Can Change The World. 

The entire Management Team and all of the other Founding Members (for a total of 35 people) have reconfirmed our commitment to each other and to the purpose that set most of us on this path 8 years ago.  We are going to continue to use our time and talents to make a difference in the world.  We want to empower people, give them all the resources they need, and join hands with them to spread a tidal wave of goodness throughout our planet!

We welcome EVERYONE to join us.   As I watch the world spin around me I see so much division and separation. People are separated by beliefs, by politics, by race, by religion… This separation and division are the cause of most of the problems in our world today. People can’t work together to solve problems because they are too busy focusing on how they are different. It makes me very sad and I am determined that will not be a reality within the Together We Can Change The World Association.
So who is TWCCTW for? It’s for EVERYONE! Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, New Age, Atheist, Agnostic… Black, White, Indian, Asian, Hispanic… Democratic, Republican, Independent, or the myriad of other political positions in the world… heterosexual or homosexual…single, married or divorced…

We simply want to mobilize and empower people to live their best lives and get to the end of each day knowing they matter - and that they made a difference in someone's life.

I am going to share ideas and stories with you on a regular basis.  I am going to direct you to all our resources.  I'm going to encourage you to become involved in Together We Can Change The World Day - the first Saturday of every month.  I hope we all become part of a huge FAMILY that is there to support and care for each other.

If you're new to the Blogging world and don't know how to set up and use RSS feeds so that you get notification every time this Blog is updated, I invite you to also join the Together We Can Change The World Association group on Facebook.  If you're already a member of Facebook just put it in the Search Box and join the group.  We'll send out a notification everytime the Blog is Updated.

If you're not already a member of Facebook, it's so easy to join!  Just go to and join for Free.  Once you have joined you can become a  member of the Together We Can Change The World Association and stay linked in with all the people who have a passion to make a difference. 

I look forward to being part of your world!

Ginny Dye