Friends! Hoping this email finds you well and that you are looking forward to a great weekend ahead. Today we are focusing our 3T’s on the words of James Jackson. James is the founder of the nonprofit Project Cure which helps bring much needed medical equipment to developing nations. His book “Happiest Man in the World” recaps the birth and early years of the organization and is an amazing first-hand account of tenacity, bravery and faith.
TOOLS, TACTICS AND TIPS
1.“On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless thousands, who when faced with success, hesitated, sat down to rest, and in waiting...wasted and died.”
Ok this is a pretty intense quote BUT I think it is so true, at least for me. I hesitate all the time and over analyze situations and moves until I just get fed up. Don’t let worry turn into hesitation and slow you down OR stop you from working towards a goal ESPECIALLY if it is to help others. The details will work themselves out over time. YOU ARE CAPABLE.
2. “Most humanitarians and their organizations worked from their heart alone and, for the most part, completely ignored or violated the basic economic principles that were at the root of poverty and counterproductive governance.”
We have heard it time and time again from our guests on the podcast. Although you get into the nonprofit space with the heart for a mission you have to have a business mind about it too...OR find someone who can step in and have that business mind for you.
3. “We found ways to extend our working relationships even further through embracing the work of other cultural entrepreneurs. These strategic alliances multiplied our effectiveness exponentially.” There is too much competition in the world, try and keep that out of the “Doing Good” space. Help each other, use each other as resources. We all have the same goal in mind of making the world a little bit better; imagine how much better it could be if everyone aligned forces.
NEXT WEEK… This upcoming Tuesday 1/19/2021, we are doing our second Backstage episode! This is a format where it is just Collin and I showing you some "behind the scenes" of our lives and The Do Good Project. We will dive into topics like mental health in the midst of this past year, finding daily rhythms when they are not set for you, and MORE RV mishaps.
SEE GOOD. BE GOOD. DO GOOD.
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