You heard it here first: 2020 is going to be a big year for finance broker Trudy Ho.

Trudy, the 46th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is about to open her own business, Concept Funding.

Trudy has committed to waking up 6am every weekday so she can exercise and improve her health.

Trudy has set herself the goal of overcoming her discomfort with video and putting out her first video posts (about mortgage broking) by June.

Trudy is going to travel to south-east Asia to volunteer with Australian Health Humanitarian Aid – something she’s done 14 out of the last 15 years.

Oh, and Trudy has also challenged herself to have lunch with 50 strangers in 2020 – with me being the first.

Like I said, this is going to be a big year for Trudy. She’s going to end 2020 in a much better place than she started. How wonderful.

Everything about Trudy impressed me – her kindness, her compassion, her warmth, her energy and her commitment to self-improvement.

It was an honour to be Trudy’s first lunch.