I said I was back and then promptly left again... Well, this time I mean it. I'm back and I've missed everyone!
Today's WORD goes out to some people I know who have recently followed their hearts (or guts, as some would say), with inspiring results.
Million Dollar Hunch and Hope's Last Request
A little while back I wrote about a former student of mine who had taken a risk on a hunch and started on a journey to simply hand people what they needed. His goal was to raise a million dollars and give it all away. He ended up giving all of his own savings away. He also ended up buying a Harley Davidson on his credit card as a dying wish for a girl, who wanted to give the bike to her father before she passed away.
He did and she died a few days later.
A friend of mine, who has been with Jim on his entire journey, documented the story and now it's available on DVD. The sale of the DVD goes towards production costs, as everything was created and funded at their own expense. Jim put almost $20,000 on his credit card to buy the motorcycle for Hope and some donations have come in to pay him back for his good deed.
Check out MILLION DOLLAR HUNCH to see what they've been up to or to buy the DVD.
Who Do You Think You Are?
by Keith Leon
I had the pleasure of helping edit a new book, now available on-line and to be released as a physical book in Spring. It's called Who Do You Think You Are and it includes interviews with successful people who have embraced their "purpose" in life and are living that purpose to the fullest. You can listen to a recorded teleseminar with Keith, and some of the people interviewed for the book, on the above link.
Participants include some of the top "thought leaders" of our time, many names you'll recognize from movies like The Secret or from the work that they do. He divided them into teachers, authors, entertainers, healers, speakers, and entrepreneurs. Included in the book are Jack Canfield, Marcia Martin, Dr. Joe Vitale, Terry Cole Whittaker, Bob Proctor, John F. Demartini, Hale Dwoskin, Rhonda Britten, Curtis Sliwa, and others. There are so many viewpoints, that I guarantee there's something for everyone... some one in that book will speak to you.
He asked them all the same three questions:
Who do you think you are?
What event or series of events led you to this realization?
What advice would you give to others still searching for their purpose in life?
It was really inspiring to help edit the book, because I was so immersed in these people's lives. I realized while I was reading it that they are no different than I am, they simply broke through the barriers (the ones we put in our own way). Reading it was like being bonked on the head with a velvet hammer over and over again. I have to say, it really helped me to take some big steps forward in my life.
Congrats to Keith. I know his book will do well and inspire many people.