The domino effect occurs when one event triggers a chain reaction of similar events. Writer and self-professed “professional troublemaker” Luvvie Ajayi encourages individuals who identify injustices to speak up and be the “first domino” to unleash a sequence of events that sparks a movement and foments positive social change. Be warned, however, that being the first domino may require enormous self-sacrifice. Do you have the courage to be a first domino? You may find the inspiration you need in Ajayi’s engaging, humorous address to budding troublemakers.


Be the “first domino” to fall by taking a personal risk for the greater good. 

If, like writer Luvvie Ajayi, you have always wanted to improve the world, consider being a first domino. The first domino to fall is the spark that ignites the chain reaction of falling dominoes that follows.

Speak up about the changes needed to make the world a better place, even when it’s difficult or you’re afraid. You don’t have to be fearless. Being a first domino is scary, and speaking truth to power comes often comes at a price. But being the first to speak out will inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

To effectuate lasting change, abandon your comfort zone and rally like-minded individuals to your cause.

Owning your purpose is difficult...

About the Speaker

Activist and writer Luvvie Ajayi is the author of I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. She hosts the Rants and Randomness podcast.

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