For me there were three main takeaways from our African adventure.
First, the Associates that were together on this trip formed a bond of intimacy and fellowship that can be classified as “unforgettable,” and it continues to mature even now that we’re back in the states promoting our Viridian businesses. There will always be an intangible benefit from having been involved with all the Associates, as well as corporate leaders, who were on this African trip.
The second major highlight was the people we met in Africa, both in Ghana and on our retreat in Kenya.
In Ghana, our “mission-trip” created an experience that is extremely difficult to put into a few words. Through Viridian, we as Associates and corporate accomplished a tangible benefit for at least three Ghanian villages. If it had not been for our contribution, who knows when, if ever, these villages would have received the help we provided? These benefits actually raised their standard of living and also provided hope for their children’s future education. Yet I know that because of my participation I have received a much greater gift in return than what I helped provide while over there. But my most outstanding memory of Ghana would be walking in the villages, and having very young children—sometimes three or four at a time—grabbing my hand to walk with me, with others wanting to sit on my lap and hug me.
Finally, in Kenya I was able to go out on six of the eight safaris. How many people in our country have even been on one safari? This type of activity can really get potential prospects interested in this company and what we do. As a result of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, my passion for Viridian is at such a high level that my biggest desires are now to help others become successful in Viridian and enjoy the same opportunities that I have had. I am very grateful to Viridian for letting me be a part of its mission.
My name is Wayne Cymek, and I am Generation V.