Use Your Gifts to Make a Difference

To whom much is given, much is expected.

Very few people live up to the expectation. But I know one.

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My friend Hilary DeCesare is brilliant, beautiful and talented. Her resume rivals the most successful women in America. She spent 10 years at Oracle as a top performer in sales and sales management. When her children were tweens, Hilary saw a need in the rapidly changing technology space and did something about it. She founded Everloop, a leading social media site for kids ages 8-12.

An entepreneur out to make the online world a better place for kids, Hilary is using her gifts to make a difference. But the best things about Hilary are her generosity and the way she treats others.

When my husband and I moved to Northern California in 2004, Hilary welcomed me with open arms. She invited me to parties, introduced me to new people, and hosted my baby shower. I’ve never known another woman so gracious to the new girl in town.

Now you can get a glimpse of this great leader and see firsthand how she makes a difference. Hilary will appear on Secret Millionaire tomorrow night, Sunday July 8 at 8:00 pm EST on ABC. The show takes America’s most successful self-made millionaires on a journey that changes lives. Watch Hilary spend a week living in one of the country’s most impoverished areas (with roaches…LOTS of roaches), in search of unsung community heroes. At the end, she rewards them with a generous sum of her own money. View the trailer here, then set your DVR!

You’ve been given gifts. Special skills. A kind heart. Talent. Money. Or specific passion.

The world needs you.

What are you doing with your gifts?