RAKtivist: Tyson

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Hello everyone! A little background about me….My name is Tyson Reed, Communications Director at Imagine This! Marketing Group (ITMG). Growing up in the Midwest has certainly shown me many forms of kindness and has shaped who I am today. Immediately after graduating college from Eastern Illinois University in 2009, I started an internship at MGM Studios in Los Angeles. Once complete, I returned to the Midwest and landed a management position at a Harley-Davidson dealership. During my time there I was able to implement many collaborative events to benefit a number of local non-profits and help initiate creative ways to see them succeed. The power of kindness in numbers is tremendous! When you can harness a large group of people’s passion and show them how they can use that passion to help others, it makes for a very rewarding feeling. Due to my diligence and creative professionalism, it caught the eye of other local businesses and local influential individuals in the area. I was then asked to join our local Tourism Advisory Board and as a committee member it has shown me the “value” of one’s actions. I am now happily employed at ITMG as Communications Director and have ability to influence on an even larger scale!

Kindness. What a simple concept. It is something that doesn’t have to even cost a penny, but can be valued as priceless. Start with the small things. When entering a building, hold the door for the next person. Say thank you. Smile and say hello. Compliment someone. Sometimes it is the smallest thing that rejuvenates faith in the power of kindness. We all get caught up in daily monotony, but when the opportunity of kindness arises, invest those 5 seconds and the return will feel really awesome! Sincere kindness in the rawest form will nudge and poke your psyche into shape. It will naturally evolve into a kindness tsunami and hopefully you spread the bug of kindness onto others. There is no denying the power of human compassion. Humans naturally have compassion for others; it’s programmed into your DNA, so go change the world today….do what you were meant to do!

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