Welcome to RobertRizzo.com

This blog is dedicated to helping you discover your true potential by serving others.

I call it Mediocrity-Free Living – the art of cheerful giving because I believe that a life without giving is mediocre, boring and ordinary.

I want to help you experience a new passion and purpose for your life as you get your mind off yourself and help someone else succeed TODAY!

Rather than focus on monumental giving, I propose we focus on incremental giving, the little things we can do each day to change someone’s life for the better … and some big things will happen along the way .

How I discovered Mediocrity-Free Living

In the last 25 years, I’ve worked as a photojournalist, missionary, pastor, brand manager, marketing consultant, blogger, and currently, mobile app developer. I’ve spent the best part of that time dragging through life, dispassionate, unfulfilled and dreading the next meaningless meeting or pointless project.

But occasionally I experienced something that made me feel like my life had meaning. As I connected the dots between those moments of passion and self-worth, I realized that what they had in common was giving. I felt best about myself when I was doing something for someone else.

So a thought came to me. What if I made it my personal mission to help someone else succeed every day? Then at the end of the day, regardless of how crappy everything else might have been, I could look to that redeeming moment and rate the day a success.

Simple enough. But I soon realized that giving for a living is a journey not a destination. A process not a product. An attitude and not an act.

And that attitude had to be cultivated and nurtured on a daily basis.

Over the last 25 years, I’ve learned 10 principles that helped me become less of a self-centered jerk and more interested in helping other people. I call them the Mediocrity-Free Mandates.

So here’s the deal. I have two objectives for this blog:

  1. To share the enthusiasm and passion that I have for helping others succeed in big and small ways.
  2. Find other people on a similar journey that I can “hang out” with.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Robert Rizzo
No man becomes rich unless he enriches others – Andrew Carnegie