Cultivating Hope: Time to Shine Your Light?

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. You may remember the famous scene in the 1991 movie “City Slickers” when Curly (Jack Palance) has the following exchange with Mitch (Billy Crystal):

Finding Our One Thing

As Curly said to Mitch in the above scene; One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean sh##t. But what is the one thing? said Mitch. Curly’s answer? That’s what you have to find out.”

We’ve found ours —and we’re going to “stick to that”. Two simple words: more hope. Living a hopeful life is to recognize that everything and everyone matters. That includes you since you are part of the hopefulness in the world. Taking care of yourself matters. The quality of the work you do matters. It matters how you are treated and how you treat others. Each one of us is a small mirror of talents, love, and joy that we have to offer each other to create our world. So hope is energy —your positive energy, your talents, value, and your soul. It is the lifeblood of the human race. And it’s not just about finding your one thing; it’s about  walking the talk ↓

Hope Floats – Forward

Finding Your One Thing

What about your “One Thing”? Why not become a beacon of hope? Right now, it feels like a moment in history where choices made will have a ripple effect for generations to come. Whether you’re a partner, friend, parent, leader, teacher, politician, or a combination thereof, we are called to show up and do more good to help fuel a better version of the world we live in. One thing. One voice. One gesture. One uplifting word of encouragement. One ripple. Because hope matters. Let hope become your “One thing”. Your superpower. Starting today. Starting right now.

It is time for you to shine so that others may draw hope, strength, and courage from YOUR light, and learn to let their own light shine.

Let’s Shine Our Light Together

The seeds have now been planted, fertilized with over a hundred powerful messages of hope and healing from around the world. But we need more beacons to shine a light for hope to break through the darkness on New Year’s Day. Help us harvest hope. Please reserve your free ticket below AND THEN shine a light by sharing this message  with friends, neighbors, relatives, business colleagues, social media connections, and more so together we can create ripples of hope and healing across the universe




Dennis Pitocco
Dennis Pitocco
DENNIS is the Founder & Chief ReImaginator of 360° Nation, encompassing a wide range of multimedia enterprises, including BizCatalyst 360° —the award-winning global media digest; 360° Nation Studios —dedicated to reaching across the world in an effort to capture, produce, and deliver positive, uplifting messages via blockbuster global events, and; GoodWorks 360° —a pro-bono consulting foundation focused entirely on providing mission-critical advisory services to nonprofits worldwide. Collaborating with his Chief Inspiration Officer (and wife), Ali, everything they do is "for-good" vs. "for profit". Their mission over the past decade-plus has been to rediscover humanity at its best, influencing and showcasing it every step of the way. Together, they do their very best to figure out what the world is trying to be —then using all their resources to help it to be better every day in every way. They understand and embrace the notion that it’s not about me or you; it’s about caring for the people we serve and more responsibly stewarding the precious resources in our care. And they believe it’s about showing up, being present, and intentionally giving our invaluable gifts of time, talent, and treasure "for good". Dennis is a contributing author to these Best-Selling Books ♦ Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational ChangeJourney Well, You Are More Than EnoughThe Four-Fold Formula For All Things Wellness: True Stories of the Heart, Spirit, Mind, and Body Voices of Strength Win the Wellness W.A.R. We Are Responsible

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    • Really appreciate your kind words and your support of this “labor of love” event, Brooke. And so pleased that your voice will be among the many heard round the world. Happy New Year, my friend!

    • Thank you, my friend. The response has been well beyond our wildest expectations, and the messages of hope so unique and so inspiring from around the world. What a rewarding “labor of love during our digital sabbatical as we immerse ourselves in Hope …

  1. Congratulations to Dennis!
    Congratulations to HopeFest360!
    Congratulations to BIZCATALYST360!
    And congratulations to the whole human being!

    Hope, is all about how the human being can live better; how we understand the universe, nature and our Mother Earth; how we care about our Mother Earth’s health and synchonizing our body and mind with the energy change pattern of our Mother Earth.

    Hope, is all about how we open our hearts to love the world; how we guide our spiritual energy of life to “cook” our physical and materialized life the best.

  2. Dennis great message. Hope is defined as “a desire accompanied by expectations of fulfillment”. I know that the New Year will bring us a new beginning. I am looking forward for Hope Fest, and my ” hope” is that we can all celebrate 2021 by being more tolerant and respectful of each other.

    • Love the definition, Tom – and indeed, we can all hope for new beginnings as we look up for “good” versus down in despair. So pleased that you, Deb, and your amazing grandson Christopher are among the many voices of hope now included in our epic HOPEFEST 360° production!

  3. I like the title image. It speaks a thousand words. Hope indeed can be cultivated. As you said, it is the lifeblood of the human race. I would add that hope is in humans DNA. To have hope in these times that many consider the most bizarre times of our lives is a matter of choice. I made my choice and have faith and hope that people together can make things better.
    Thank you for sharing a message of hope, Dennis.

  4. This is raw..this is simple…this is TRUTH: “One thing. One voice. One gesture. One uplifting word of encouragement. One ripple. Because hope matters. Let hope become your “One thing”. Your superpower. Starting today. Starting right now.” #hopefest2021