Giving Back to The World

Giving back...
Giving back…

From the very beginning I knew I wanted to give back to the community. I knew that if I had a little more time, I would be able to provide some type of gift to the younger generation.

My first attempt at doing this very thing was last year at Fe’s school for Career Day. I spoke to the 6th graders and had a great time doing it. I received a lot of great feedback from the students and knew I wanted to do more of it. But I had not quite figured out how to do this.

3 Degrees of Separation

With the birth of the internet and more so with social media, I believe that we are a lot closer to each other than ever before.

A few months ago, I began to use Facebook more aggressively. I enjoy it and at times find it addicting.  I use it for various reasons which include my marketing efforts for my business.

However, some of my greatest successes has been non-business related. Facebook was the channel by which I found Dallas Comedy House and improv.

About a week ago a friend from back in the day put out a request for anyone that would be interested in speaking at her son’s school for Career Day… BINGO! Things are going well with the business and I knew I wanted to follow through on my commitment to myself.

I sent her a message and she gladly has assisted me and plan on speaking at the end of this month.

Mentoring and Giving Back

On Tuesday I received a message through Facebook from a guy that is responsible for locating mentors for LULAC. He was referred to me by the same friend that was looking for a speaker.

He mentioned that he heard great things (or at least that’s what was hearing in my head) and was curious if I would be interested in mentoring a 6th grade Hispanic boy.

Would I? Would I? Of course, I would. I am not ashamed to tell you I got really emotional when I read the message. I immediately found myself in the past as a 6th grader not having a clue what to do with my art.

Not having a clue what to do with my life. Simply not having a clue. (some would suggest I still don’t have a clue :p)

To have had a mentor at that age would have been amazing. I never really understood what a mentor was until a couple of years ago when I had a successful businessman volunteer to mentor me and I was a very young 32 years of age.

He gave me some of the toughest love I have ever had. He laid the some of the groundwork for me in my life and business.

Coming back to the present, I felt so honored to even be considered worthy enough to mentor anyone and look forward to being a positive influence.

One hour a week is all they ask. I am sure I blow an hour a week daydreaming.

My Ultimate Goal

For anyone that has not read my About Teeveee, I have a dream to build the Oak Cliff Center for Arts and Communication.

It has been renamed numerous times in my head, but ultimately, I want to be able to give back to the community and allow the youth to express themselves through their preferred medium.

I want them to be able to comfortably communicate their message to the world. It may be something as simple as asking for a raise from their employer. Or perhaps asking for funding from a bank to start their own business.

Or it can simply be to share their voice through their art. And this is just the beginning.

Teevee Aguirre

Teevee is an insanely funny and humble man who has traveled the world in his mind at least a dozen times since his imagination began to bloom at the tender age of 31. You can find him making a dent in the universe by sharing his lessons on parenting, marketing, manhood, relationships, leadership and whatever else tickles his fancy.