Namaste and Hello Friends!
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek
In the past few months, I made time to reflect on my, Why for not only starting Netwalking but what inspires me to keep going. It began as a way to create a safe welcoming environment that inspires you to step out of the box in how you meet, connect, learn, and make a social impact through walking. I chose walking because I wanted to share the mental and physical benefits of walking in the workplace and walkability. You are hopefully noticing how walking has made you happier and healthier during work hours and with your friends and family.
AND, Netwalking turns 6 on June 16th! Click here to download our recipe for Triple Energy. We can’t wait to see and hear your walking stories on Instagram @netwalk.ing.
We are pre-celebrating by sharing with you what we have kept exclusive to our attendees by hearing from one of our April, “How to Move More Netwalk” speakers, Lucinda Babers, Deputy Mayor for Operations, and Infrastructure. I met Lucinda in 2014 while I was an at-large member of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council and she served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV).
JT: How do you incorporate moving more/walking throughout the day?
LB: During the DC Public Health Emergency, I’m trying to take a walk at least once a day to relieve stress.
JT: Where did the passion for starting your business, career or project come from?
LB: I love helping people; therefore, being a public servant allows me to achieve that objective.
JT: How would you describe your current role?
LB: My role is to remove the obstacles which prevent agencies in my DMOI cluster from doing their job. In many cases, I also must be the one to share the Administrator’s vision with the agencies which then must translate into projects.
JT: In what ways are you making more of a local social impact as it relates to your career, brand, or project, or life?
LB: Sometimes I do wonder if my life has been meaningful. Then, I run into residents who I’ve personally assisted in my time at DMV; this often touches my heart.
JT: What does walking mean to you now? Fun to include our five basic senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste.
LB: Due to recent knee arthritis, I have to spend more time walking then on treadmills. Therefore, this gives me an opportunity to see D.C. up close and personal. Prior to the Public Health Emergency, I was planning to metro to various areas of D.C. and then spend the afternoon just walking around the various neighborhoods and see the various operational/infrastructure issues the residents see.
If you would like to connect with Lucinda further, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Lucinda!
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Again, many thanks, and we look forward to connecting.
until we netwalk again®
Stay healthy, safe, and wash your hands.