Promise of a Pencil

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It all started in the club.

The music was thumping, the strobe lights were popping and this guy and I were pretty much shouting at each other.

While other tipsy clubgoers stumbled past us, I made him a promise. “One day we’re going to do something great together.”

Fast forward four years. We’re building three schools with that guy I met in the club — Adam Braun — and his incredible organization, Pencils of Promise.

Our school in Laos is complete and has 76 kids registered. The other two schools are still being constructed. And in four short years, my dear friend Adam Braun has launched a global revolution.

If you ever feel like you’re meant for more in this life but you doubt that one person can make a difference, you’re going to love today’s episode.

Listen in as my friend Adam and I talk about how to live your purpose and change the world — no matter who you are.

Marie and Adam Forleo and Braun

About Marie Forleo Marie ForleoMarie is part business strategist, part marketing maven and part spiritual ass-kicker with a side of hip-hop swagger. A born-n-raised Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop and a dream, she's created a multimillion dollar socially conscious empire from scratch. Through a bestselling book in 13 languages, 250,000 subscribers in 191 countries around the world, 4 top selling fitness DVDs and a weekly online show called MarieTV that’ll make you laugh so hard you’ll snort your soy latte… About Adam Braun Adam BraunAdam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has broken ground on over 200 schools around the world and in 2013 was recognized at the United Nations as the Empact Showcase’s “Education Organization of the Year.” In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World.” He is a graduate of Brown University and a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and Fortune 1000 companies.

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