Friday, July 19, 2019

Brosperity in Brno

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What would you call when two guys meet for the first time, begin a conversation, time stops, 3 hours later there are tears of joy and it’s priceless? Brosperity.

Story started with spotting a cafe while walking around Brno, Czech Republic that had ❤️ on their logo and no price list. Dobro kava serves up your fav beverage if you commit to a kind act listed on their menu (or something else you choose.) I’ve seen religious sects offering free meals, cafe in cities with pay-it-forward model and creative philanthropy schemes that benefit certain groups of people. But I didn’t see this no-ones-left-out with no-money-involved coming from a town in the middle of Czech Republic which I never heard of until 3 days ago. So I asked to meet the one behind this goodness.
Guy happens to be open and 15 mins later we’re entrenched in a conversation. Libor started his first internet business at 17. By 25, after 7 companies, he had more money that he ever needed. He tried at first to give it away to charity but noticed the charity was eating most of it before it got to the beneficiaries. He happened to pick up ‘The Dalai Lama’s Cat’ in Bali. A story about the cat in a coffee shop sparked the idea.

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standingAfter 3 years and 30,000 cups of coffee, the idea of Dobro Kava (good coffee) has spread to other cities in Czech. Most moving stories were of young kids coming back a year later to share how the random acts of kindness to strangers started a chain reaction in their community. This became a reference in their lives that even under pressure, choose love.

Bonus: Libor’s formula for finding your mission -
Ask yourself:
1. What makes you most happy?
2. What do you look forward to in next day?
3. What do other people say you are very good at?
4. What gets you so engaged that you forget time and meals?

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