‘To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others’ - Nelson Mandela.

Want to improve your business? Simon Sinek tells you how in 18ish minutes by delivering one of the best TED TALKS we of the Bridge The Gap Project have seen/listened to: START WITH WHY. So how does listening to this TED TALK help your business grow? People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. And starting with ‘Why' is a crucial part of what we’re working on in our engagement programmes and mentoring and employment of youth including young people from affluent communities, youth justice, Child, Youth & Family and Wiri Women’s Corrections’ youth. 

If you want to know why the Bridge The Gap Project needed to come to be created, this article written by MEGAN MCHESNEY for the stunning Feb ’16 issue of NEXT MAGAZINE: BE INSPIRED will tell you. There’s tonnes of inspiration from all sorts of amazing people who each started their dreams with knowing their ‘Why’.  And speaking of a woman on a mission and Ted Talks, I’m gunning for TEDX's to be regular compulsory viewing in the women’s prison’s by the end of 2016. I know…bold right? But how else will dreams of a planet full of creative, happy and inspired people who feel they’re living to purpose while feeling valued be actualised? Because as Simon says, "‘Martin Luther King said, ‘I have a dream’, not, ‘I have a plan’”. 

Until next time, 

The People of The Bridge The Gap Project