On this episode, I talk to Stevie Bellamy, a British-sounding former construction business owner based in Australia, who, not only has an uncanny resemblance to Brian May from the band Queen, but also has founded a beautiful charity for children in India and Nepal called The Pencil Tree. It started from recognizing that kids didn’t even have and couldn’t afford pencils in their schools. Recognising this and his ability to use his skills and resources to make a difference with this third world challenge, Stevie began to really light up inside and discovered a new passion and purpose. His charity now gives the lives of hundreds of children across India and Nepal and their families a brighter future. But Stevie realised that the biggest smile and most fulfilled person involved was actually himself.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Stevie accidentally stumbled across a need to give while on a luxury holiday in Nepal
- What life was like before finding fulfillment earning millions in the construction trade, with multiple rental properties, a luxury lifestyle but feeling an empty void inside
- Finding moments of giving and seeing other people’s face lighting up can change you inside and spark a new purpose in your life
- What you can do in your own neighbourhood to make a difference and feel fulfillment and make a difference, even with little money
- And as always with my guests, the one thing that made the biggest difference to burn from within
I hope you get as inspired as I did by hearing Stevie’s story and if you are in the position he was in, feeling unfulfilled in a career or business, perhaps even if you are making good money and living a luxury lifestyle, there are some practical tips for you to make small changes to a new more meaningful path today.
The full show notes and videos of other interviews are available at burnfromwithin.com/interviews – so listen all the way through and enjoy!
- The Pencil Tree – Stevie’s amazing charity that helps generations in India and Nepal through giving children a chance in life with school supplies (including schools themselves)