I love the Mission Impossible storyline. Start with a very important problem that seems impossible to solve. Add an intrepid group of people whose blend of skills enables them to come up with a wild strategy to get the job done. Then sit back and experience a mind blowing good time.
But what if we could be part of real life “missions impossible”? Wouldn’t that be fantastic? To connect with really cool and brave people who are trying to tackle important and outrageous problems? To be part of that team? Hmmm … but isn’t this type of stuff risky? Sure there is risk. The project might fail. But unlike the mission impossible films where failure leads to shoot outs and that kind of stuff, project failure in the real world means — we get a learning experience. Should that be a reason to hold back? I don’t think so.
Ok, fasten your seatbelt, here is an example. A while ago a nice young lady paid me a visit at my cafe. Her name is Siisi Saetalu. Siisi asked my opinion about a project. “Ho hum” I thought. But then I heard her story. The project was for her to go to Kampala, Uganda in order to start up a cafe that would be run by local handicapped persons. It seemed like an impossible challenge. But wouldn’t it be great if it actually worked?
After Siisi left, I found myself thinking a lot about her idea. I found myself hoping that somehow she could pull it off. It is a mission impossible. Then Siisi sent me an email with a Youtube video link. Here it is.
So here is my pitch. Perhaps this is just way too crazy to do. But maybe that is its appeal. What do you think?
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