At Disciplined Growth Investors we have a close-knit team that is curious, passionate and a little eccentric. In their own ways, they each exemplify the qualities that make DGI unique. In order to recognize and encourage what our people were already doing, we created Project Bold.
DGI sponsors employees as they make bold moves in their own lives. To try something new. To stare down the unknown until it hands over its secrets. To ride no coat tails. To rest on no laurels.
These are their stories…
Prior to her Bold Project, Cindy had never traveled without her husband. Moreover, except for a short trip to Canada, Cindy had never traveled outside the United States. So, a nine-day trip to Costa Rica, alone, was a somewhat novel concept for her.
“My senses were overloaded the entire time I was there.”
Although she was a little anxious, Cindy was able to pull a plan together. She managed every step: passport, booking, airports, taxis, hotels, meals and activities. From her doorstep in Minnesota to Costa Rica and back, she made it through every step on her own.
While in Costa Rica, Cindy biked trails, rafted the Reventazon River, visited a jaguar refuge, took a bird-watching tour, rode a zip line across a wooded ravine, and trudged through the Manzanillo nature area on a guided hike. “The sights and sounds in Costa Rica are absolutely amazing. My senses were overloaded the entire time I was there.”
Although Cindy speaks no Spanish, she was able to rely on the kindness of strangers. “I met a lot of people from around the world. There was a spirit of helpfulness that I didn’t realize was out there.”
Overall, the experience was very empowering. “Being by myself gave me a whole different perspective. It wasn’t something I would have done before, but now I realize it’s something I can do.”
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