Good Afternoon Do-Gooders!
Our very first 3T Thursday coming atcha. These weekly emails are a mix of: information us Caffrey’s are currently intaking that we find valuable (from books, podcasts, etc..), guidance from our podcast guests, and stories of what our current experiences are teaching us.
We hope these emails provide you with encouragement, insight, and inspiration for your current “Do Good Project”. Whether it be a non-profit you are building, a non-profit you are sustaining, or a mission you would like to join in on, we are here for you.
Along with our Tools, Tips, and Tactics (the three T’s); we will also be including an early introduction to the next guest on our show only found in these emails. If you have specific questions you want answered OR need encouragement in a certain area, please send us an email/instagram message with requests for topics you would like to see covered!
Remember, WE ARE A TEAM and no one is going at this alone. Thanks for being our tribe and we look forward to what lies ahead for each of you. So let’s get after our days and change the world for the better!
TOOLS, TIPS, AND TACTICS
Our 3T’s for this week come from the book “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. Collin and I have been listening to this audiobook while driving Mavis this week. This book is packed full of inspiration to keep pushing towards your goal (and we are only halfway through!). There were a few points, however, that really stuck out to us that we wanted to share with you!
1. “The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” All right, to get candid, this entire podcast thing that we are doing SCARES US TO DEATH. Promoting your ideas, dreams, innovations and creativity is daunting at best and potentially humiliating at worst. But THIS IS GOOD. If what you’re doing is prompting fear or anxiety, this can be a sign that you are on the verge of something amazing. Keep going and let that fearful energy propel you forward, not make you pump the brakes. 2. “The highest treason a crab can commit, is to make a leap for the rim of the bucket.” This idea symbolizes how once you finally jump out from the sea of your colleagues and those surrounding you, towards your unique goal, you might not be met with warm regards and well wishes. Watching someone take a risk or push for their specific purpose, can be hard for others if they are still allowing themselves to “sit in the bucket”. Don’t let rude comments, misunderstanding from others or bitterness from your circle, sink in and take hold of you. This desire was put on your heart for a reason, so go ahead, and prove those people wrong. 3. “...the more energy we spend on stoking up on support from colleagues and loved ones, the weaker we become and the less capable of handling our business.” Ok so encouragement from your family and friends is, of course, a positive thing. The danger is when you condition yourself to solely rely on that as a source of fuel for your non-profit or Do Good project. You have to be able to continue without those comments or people feeding you motivation. It has to be worth it to you sans constant outward approval.
Drum roll pleaseeeee. Our guest for next week is...Cathie Cummins. A physical therapist and Founder/CEO of the non-profit Children’s Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S). She is working hard at giving disabled children an affordable way to get life-changing assistive devices. Listen next Tuesday, 12/8/2020, for her take on starting her non-profit in her expertise of physical therapy.
SEE GOOD. BE GOOD. DO GOOD.
The Do Good Project