As I watch our President white knuckle his release of power. Power he lawfully gained, and power he convincingly and lawfully lost, I’m reminded of John Dickson, Humilitas, and humility.
“humility is not low self-esteem, groveling, or losing our distinct gifts. Instead, humility both recognizes our inherent worth and seeks to use whatever power we have at our disposal on behalf of others.”
Nir Eyal’s book is next on my list. I just enjoy and appreciate how he thinks and what he thinks about. He’s been deeply personally involved in the promotion of his new book Indistractable.
If you’ve read anything I’ve written or heard me speak over the past 2 years you know how much I value attention more and more. His work delivers on that hypothesis value and observation in a powerful way.
I connected with the owner of Pediatric Cancer Awareness 24/7 a short while ago; she read Today’s the Day and today, she posted this incredible review on Amazon…”I love this story.
As a childhood cancer survivor and advocate, I personally know the effects of bullying. I had cancer when I was a toddler, and in middle school, the bullying began. I went home and cried every single day. I couldn’t understand why I was so different (am physically disabled because I came down with viral encephalitis when immunosuppressed and the infection damaged my brainstem, leaving me with cerebral palsy like disabilities) and with the bullying I endured just made it worse.
I couldn’t understand why I was so different and asked my parents to explain it to me over and over. Coming to terms with something you don’t even remember changing you so much is a process, and I finally got to the point where I could see past my own pain to other people’s.
That’s when I decided I wanted to help, when I found out the truth. Childhood cancer isn’t as rare as I was told it was, when it is the #1 cause of death by disease in children. And this book? It’s such a positive story with an inspiring message: no matter how young you are, or how helpless you feel, there’s always a way you can make a situation better, even if it’s just by being a friend or yes, donating your hair.”
It’s moved me in a way I didn’t know was possible. The story, the reason, the inspiration for the book, I thought had taken me to a max level of emotional investment.
But reading this story, and reading this review made me realize that emotional investments have no limit and no cap.
Do you know someone fighting cancer? Love someone who has?
Do you have a kid in your life who you want to develop empathy and compassion?
Do you know a kid who is already blowing your mind with how they think and what they process?
We wrote this book for you. I assure you, the book will move you. Inspire conversations with those kids in your life. And it will catalyze some powerful next step, some action. Today’s the Day brings together the true stories of three amazing young ladies into one powerful narrative about hair donation.
The story is anchored in a beautiful friendship that will bring you to tears; along the way, your kids will be compelled to talk to you about everything from bullying and absenteeism to hair donation and yes, maybe even pediatric cancer.
100% of our proceeds are donated to relevant causes based on how kids vote on our website.#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for all of your support.
We at Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows have written (I think) our best book yet. It brings together the true stories of three amazing young ladies into one powerful narrative about hair donation. The story is anchored in a beautiful friendship that will bring you to tears; along the way, your kids will be compelled to talk to you about everything from bullying and absenteeism to hair donation and yes, maybe even pediatric cancer.
100% of our proceeds are donated to relevant causes based on how kids vote on our website. I wrote the book to be published on June 1st because my Nani would have been 90; and we lost her to cancer. The young lady featured in this book, Siona, would have been 14 this week (the same day as our son). We lost her just the same.
Help us spread the word. Celebrate the young ladies in this book. Generate awareness and funds for the causes featured in this book. Let’s make this an Amazon bestseller in tribute. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for all of your support. Le’go.
Or it’s almost here? Our third published book — Today’s the Day, a true, beautiful, and powerful story about two girls on either side of the hair donation process — is going through its last round of edits.
We found a way to meld three true stories into one book and narrative experience. I love the result. And I couldn’t be more excited.
#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the opportunity to pursue one of my passions and bring some of these stories to life with the help of some incredible people. Stay tuned. cc Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows
Jillian Powers I do have a young girl and heck yeah does she need role models. Let’s be clear, she has many. But let’s also be clear, she will never have enough. As a dad I do my best and have gotten pretty good at adapting stories on the fly, to gender correct so Anaiya is the character and isn’t just reading about a character. But Emily Steel, for all her claiming, is my story. I could care less about BO’R. I care more about the conviction of doing your job, paying your dues, and not being scared off by threats or prestige or status. So yeah. Let’s do this. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful that we have added another chapter to that awesome book on Rebel Girls (thanks Ekata Doshi.)