DB 063: Mother of 50 Maggie Doyne On Changing The World In A Blink Of The Eye

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CNN named today’s guest Maggie Doyne as its Hero of the Year in 2015. She was honored by the Dalai Lama (yes, the Dalai Lama!) as an Unsung Hero of Compassion. There are simply too many recognitions to include in this short introduction, but suffice it to say, Maggie is an incredible woman. At age 19, Maggie used her life savings to build a home for orphaned children in war-ravaged Nepal. Today, she is mom to over 50 children! In 2010, she opened a school for the region’s most impoverished children. The school now serves 350 students and is rated top in the region. Her foundation is called BlinkNow because Maggie believes that in the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.

After the interview, Eva told me how impressed she was that Maggie has dedicated her life to enabling kids who would not otherwise have the opportunity to Dream Big. What a remarkable legacy. What a remarkable woman. Thank you Maggie for being our guest 🙂


  • Maggie explains what a gap year is, and how it became a turning point in her life.
  • Maggie shares what she’s doing right now in Nepal.
  • How Maggie became a mom of over 50 kids in Nepal.
  • Maggie shares how she turned her dream of starting an orphanage into a reality.
  • The toughest and most rewarding part of being a mom to over 50 kids.
  • How Maggie came up with her foundation’s name, BlinkNow, and how you can get involved.
  • Maggie shares who her role model is and why.
  • Maggie’s greatest achievement so far.
  • Maggie’s advice to her 10-year old self.
  • The trait that helped Maggie turn her dreams into a reality.
  • Maggie shares some of her kids’ accomplishments.
  • And so much more!



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