Rappahannock United Way

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What’s Really Possible?

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”
-Robert A. Heinlein

You may be new to this newsletter, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bobby Hebert, Corporate Relationship Manager at Rappahannock United Way. Thank you for agreeing to volunteer as a campaign coordinator for our upcoming campaign. If you have received this email and are not the current campaign coordinator, please let me know so I can update our mailing list.

Sometimes the experts get it wrong!

National Geographic ran a fascinating story that illustrated the limitation of so called “experts”. Andrés Ruzo, a young geologist, wanted to explore the myth of a boiling river in Peru as told to him by his Peruvian grandmother. Before setting out on his Amazon adventure, he asked a broad range of experts in field of geothermal energy about the possibilities of a boiling river. He was told emphatically that it was absolutely impossible. Ruzo quotes one of his professors as saying, “Stop asking stupid questions; it’s making you look bad.”

In 2016 Andrés Ruzo found his boiling river….that’s right, a 4-mile stretch in the jungle that reaches 200 degrees!

Click here to read the story.

Experts can define what is known, not what is possible. As we get ready to dive into the 2017 campaign season, I’d like you let your imagination run wild for a moment. What would an incredible campaign look like in your workplace?

Can you envision 100% of the people you talk to saying, “Yes, I want to help.”?

How excited are you going to be when you exceed your goal?

Where else in your life would you like to use this power of imagination? The possibilities are endless when we choose to question our beliefs.

Have an idea? Need help? I am always a phone call or email away: consider me your auxiliary employee.


Bobby Hebert

540-373-0041 ext. 318


Kathryn Palmer