Selling a million books is my long-term goal in life. This isn’t so I can buy a private jet and diamonds or be in the New York Times(though that last bit does sound great). I want wealth to share with others. Because yes buying shiny, fun, or beautiful things feels good, but they don’t last like love, compassion, and sustainable solutions. I want to be as rich as Scalzi, Oprah, or even that 26-year-old that just sold her millionth Ebook. There are so many great organizations that could use some funds for resources with a little publicity thrown in for their efforts.
However, even on a limited budget I can still help and so can you. One of the most valuable resources needed to help others and improve our communities is completely free. That resource is people. We are the best resource money cannot buy. This Spring I have been working on an initiative to get people involved and inspired to give their time and skills to those in need and those who are offering fulfillment of those needs. My call to action is “Up To You” and will launch next week. I always end my self-defense classes by telling the participants that preventing violence is up to them. Because we truly must be the change we want to see in the world. That is how I chose this name. The name also inspired me to create this really cute logo which I hope will become as popular as the Nike swoosh or the Life is Good logo…. It could happen. Life is full of possibilities.
You can see how John Scalzi is using his fame and money to support RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) on his blog. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/04/18/gamma-rabbit-t-shirt-donation-update/
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