We all go through it... Why am I here? There's Got to be Something Better? If Only I were able to help? This has been stirring inside me for some time now... Gary Vaynerchuk says it well in his new book Crush It! when he stated that no one else has your DNA. No one else has the same passions that you, or I, do. No one else will pay attention and react to the same things that grabs our attention.
It's been in my DNA for some time now to stop warming the bench & start diving right in to the world of Non-Profits & Philanthropy. Call me crazy, but I love watching these organizations step outside their comfort zones of mass-mailings and donation requests in order to reach an entirely different audience...an audience that's growing. An audience that cares more about making a difference than they do about a tax write-off.
Take Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) - this guy is the epitome of making things happen. Homeless himself, he decided to push against the normal avenues of generating support and truly take matters into his own hands by bringing the homeless crisis directly to you & I. He created InvisiblePeople.tv which tells the stories 1st-hand of our neighbors on the streets.
There's a movement happening... People are taking notice. Responding in droves.
I'm looking forward to facilitating...and extremely optimistic about what lies around the corner.
Until next time... - Josh
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PS: Remember...Many are simply 1 missed paycheck away from the park benches. More than you think.
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