Your Mark on the World

Stories of Service That Show Us How to Give More With a Purpose Without Giving Up What's Most Important

Author: Devin D. Thorpe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478239697

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 7292

Your Mark On The World combines inspiring stories of ordinary people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place with practical advice to empower anyone to give more to a cause (charity, non-profit or social venture) without giving up a career or family. The inspiring stories include: Botevy's life and death struggle through Pol Pot's killing fields that led her ultimately to create an orphanage in Phnom Penh. Rick's personal crusade to cure cystic fibrosis to ensure that his two afflicted grandchildren will attend his funeral and not the other way around. The eight-member Smith family's world service tour. David's decision to walk away from a successful career as an international executive to volunteer to care for victims of leprosy in rural India. These stories are combined with practical financial advice to empower you to give more to a cause without giving up your family or your career. The book answers your questions: How do I get out of debt and stay out of debt? Which charity or cause do I choose to make my donation? How do I decide where to volunteer? How can our family plan a volunteer vacation? How can I save money for retirement? How much should I contribute to my 401k? Can I use Mint to manage my budget? How to retire early enough to devote healthy years to volunteering? This must-read book provides an overview of philanthropy in America and around the world, providing you with a clear picture of charity and its fruits.

Listen Like a Dog

And Make Your Mark on the World

Author: Jeff Lazarus

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757318991

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 8084

Have you ever talked to a dog. Not just the "Who's a good boy? Spike's a good boy" stuff, but really talked? About your struggles, your heartaches, your joys—baring your soul to a canine friend? If you have, chances are it made you feel free to say whatever you wanted, without the burden of justifying your position, sounding witty, or telling an entertaining story. Free to take your time, without fear of judgment or recrimination. Even if you can't have a real discussion, when compared to conversations with humans you'd probably admit that dogs are the better communicators—paws down. Why? Because even though they don't speak our language, they really listen. It's time to take a fresh look at listening and we need go no further than the furry best friend at our feet. Dogs don't interrupt us, finish our sentences, offer advice, try to top our stories, or text us instead of talking to us. Dogs pay extremely close attention to us; they study our facial expressions, our body language, our eye movements, and our voice patterns. Dogs do not just listen with their ears, they listen with their entire being. True listening can enhance every relationship in one's life, and can transform broken associations and inject new life into business and social interactions. It is the magic ingredient that forges real connections with others. People want good listeners in their inner circle, they want do business with them, they trust them and will share critical information with them. That means the person who masters this skill has enormous advantages, both in business and in his or her personal life. By listening like a dog, readers will find renewed connection and a deeper sense of compassion, companionship and understanding with the people in their lives.

Do Something

Leave Your Mark on the World

Author: Anthony Zolezzi,Kory Swanson

Publisher: Asm Books

ISBN: 9780975315743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 197

View: 1808

Everybody can Do Something. Everyone can get involved. Follow a series of simple tasks and discover a cause that matters to you. See that lending a helping hand isnt as difficult as you thought it might be. While youre at it, discover how much better you feel as you become involved in the world. Go ahead, Do Something today.

925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire a Millionaire

So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World

Author: Devin D. Thorpe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480280212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 6528

Devin Thorpe has collected over 150 essays on personal and family finance to help you learn how to be happier with your money, to live more frugally and investment more wisely. 925 Ideas... is an easy and readable guide to help your family find financial peace. Author Devin D. Thorpe explains: 1) how you and your spouse can find agreement on money matters, 2) how to teach your kids about money, 3) how to pay for your children's college education, 4) how to live like a millionaire (spoiler alert! Frugally) 5) how to come up with $25,000 in a crisis 6) how to make ends meet on one income 7) how to get out of debt and stay out of debt 8) why home ownership should be your family's top financial priority 9) how to ask your boss for a raise 10) how to use your finances to do more good in the world. And much more! Devin D. Thorpe is the author of the highly regarded book, Your Mark on the World and is the founder of the Your Mark on the World Organization, championing social good. The Your Mark on the World Organization believes that people, no matter their level of income, can give more and do more to make the world a better place. The empowering lessons of 925 Ideas will enable you to leave your mark on the world.

Crowdfunding for Social Good

Financing Your Mark on the World

Author: Devin D. Thorpe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491215739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 397

Crowdfunding for Social Good is both practical and inspiring, featuring the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding and practical advice to help you do the same. Crowdfunding is the newest way for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs to raise money for their causes, projects and companies. By reading this book, you can join the thousands who have successfully raised money to change the world. Learn how to organize your friends, colleagues and volunteers to help you raise big money. Gain insight into creating a video that will help you spread your message via social media. Read how to start before you start so you can have 30% of your goal raised before you even launch your crowdfunding campaign. If the only thing preventing you from changing the world is the money you need to do it, you are out of excuses. You can raise the money you need to leave your mark on the world with Crowdfunding for Social Good.

Mark of an Eagle

How Your Life Changes the World

Author: David McNally

Publisher: Wisdom Editions

ISBN: 9781939548627

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1591

This book is about how you will leave your mark on the world.It is about discovering the purpose for which you were created, and how to fulfill that purpose.It is about the vision you have for your life, and how to bring that vision into reality.It is about building relationships that are rich and enduring.It is about the courage to rise above adversity in the pursuit of your dreams.It is about connecting to your creative and transcendent spirit.Most of all, it is about taking charge of your one precious life, spreading your wings, and soaring to new realms of possibility.

There's This Guy at Work...

Leave Your Mark on This World

Author: Jay Kamel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732383203

Category:

Page: 103

View: 3583

A compilation of quotes, movie references, videos, jokes and stories that encompass both life lessons and those memorable moments that gave us a good laugh. What do they all have in common? Mark, the man whose antics were often the subject of dinner conversations and pillow talk. When his coworker's would share stories with their families about their day at work, they would typically lead with, 'There's this guy at work. . ."

Make Your Mark

A Guidebook for the Brave Hearted

Author: Margie Warrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730343235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8748

Get unstuck and chart your best course towards your biggest life If you've ever wondered if there's more to life than the one you're living, this book is for you. In 7 simple steps Make Your Mark will show you how to reset your compass to bring your boldest dreams into reality and make your own special mark on the world. Whether you want to get more enjoyment from the path you're on or completely over-haul your life, you'll learn valuable tools to map out a plan, achieve your biggest goals and overcome any challenge. Written with the realness and practical wisdom we've come to expect from bestselling author Margie Warrell, it combines insightful advice with powerful questions to help you dig beneath your deepest fears and enjoy more of what you've longed for — in your work, relationships and life. Of course, changing what hasn't been working in your life requires courage. Courage to take risks and trade the familiarity of the known for the possibilities of your future. If you're ready to get out of the stands and take full ownership of your life, then grab a pen and get ready to bring your bravest self forward to create your biggest life. Rediscover your passion and clarify the highest vision for your life Upgrade your mental maps and rewrite the stories holding you back Reclaim the power your fears have held over you, often unconsciously Recharge your motivation with daily rituals that amplify your strengths and bring out the best in those around you Your future is still unwritten. Taking time to Make Your Mark will arm you with the clarity, confidence, and courage you need to write a story you'll be forever proud to tell.

What's Your Mark?

Every Moment Counts

Author: Jeremy Cowart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310411093

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 8693

Profiles twenty-one people who have been inspired by the messages in the Gospels of Mark to change the world, and calls upon readers to consider their positive contributions to the lives of others.

The Dot

Author: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763667862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1141

Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

Make Your Mark

The Creative's Guide to Building a Business with Impact

Author: Jocelyn K. Glei

Publisher: Amazon Pub

ISBN: 9781477801239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 6395

Offers insights and advice from twenty-one entrepreneurs and experts on building a creative business.

The Road Trip that Changed the World

The Unlikely Theory that will Change How You View Culture, the Church, and, Most Importantly, Yourself

Author: Mark Sayers

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479391

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7193

Can’t find no satisfaction? There’s no shortage of prescriptions for restlessness out there: Seek adventure. Live your life. Don’t hold back. Sound familiar? The Road Trip that Changed the World is a book challenging the contemporary conviction that personal freedom and self-fulfillment are the highest good. Like the characters in a Jack Kerouac novel, we’ve dirtied the dream of white picket fences with exhaust fumes. The new dream is the open road—and freedom. Yet we still desire the solace of faith. We like the concept of the sacred, but unwittingly subscribe to secularized, westernized spirituality. We’re convinced that there is a deeper plot to this thing called life, yet watered-down, therapeutic forms of religion are all we choose to swallow, and our personal story trumps any larger narrative. This is the non-committal culture of the road. Though driving on freely, we have forgotten where we’re headed. Jesus said His road is narrow. He wasn’t some aimless nomad. He had more than just a half tank of gas—He had passion, objectives, and a destination. Do you?

Make Your Mark

Remarkable Lives Are Not an Accident. They Are Earned. Here's How

Author: Coyte Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990563631

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1101

Most people drift through their days aimlessly because they have not connected with aspirations that are in alignment with their core purpose. It doesn't have to be this way. You can experience massive success in key areas of your life, but you must be intentional about creating a unique lifestyle and mindset that allows you to earn the right to live your dreams. In Make Your Mark, Dr. Cooper outlines a step-by-step process to help you get the exact life you want so you can live each day with energy and purpose while making your dent in the universe.

Be More Pirate

Or How to Take on the World and Win

Author: Sam Conniff Allende

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 1982109610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2002

Pirates didn’t just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn’t just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn’t just challenge the status-quo, they changed everyf*ckingthing. Pirates faced a self-interested establishment, a broken system, industrial scale disruption, and an uncertain future. Sound familiar? “I’d rather be a pirate than join the navy.”—Steve Jobs Pirates stood for MISCHIEF, PURPOSE, and POWER. And you can too. Be More Pirate unveils the innovative strategies of Golden Age pirates, drawing parallels between the tactics and teachings of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala, and Banksy. Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to building your own pirate code 2.0, Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st century. 1. Rebel — Draw strength by standing up to the status quo. 2. Rewrite — Bend, break, but most importantly, rewrite the rules. 3. Reorganize — Collaborate to achieve scale, rather than growth. 4. Redistribute — Fight for fairness, share power, and make an enemy of exploitation. 5. Retell — Weaponize your story, then tell the hell out of it. Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionize the way you live, think, and work today, and tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Join the rebellion.

Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113202

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9569

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.

Leave Your Mark

Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.

Author: Aliza Licht

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455584150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 627

NOW UPDATED WITH FIVE NEW CHAPTERS AND A NEW FOREWORD BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVE KERPEN Aliza Licht--global fashion communications executive, AKA fashion's favorite 'PR girl' and former Twitter phenomenon--is here to tell her story, complete with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments and insider secrets. Drawing invaluable lessons from her experience, Licht shares advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real talk in LEAVE YOUR MARK. She delivers personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers and for people who are well on their way. With a particular emphasis on communicating and building your personal brand--something she knows a thing or two about--Aliza is your sassy, knowledgeable guide to the contemporary working world, where personal and professional lines are blurred and the most important thing you can have is a strong sense of self. Now updated and in paperback, Licht shares the decisions she faced in leaving her dream job and launching a new career after 17 years with the company. With an additional five chapters of new material focusing on entrepreneurship and making a major career change, Licht has not only updated all the advice throughout the original hardcover version, but takes the reader along for her new journey, sharing the challenges she faced along the way and the lessons learned. Original fans will surely fall in love with LEAVE YOUR MARK all over again.

1968

The Year that Rocked the World

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020706

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4450

It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago convention, the Tet offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the student rebellion that paralysed France, civil rights, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union, and the birth of the women's movement. With 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, award-winning journalist Mark Kurlansky has written his Magnum opus - a cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval, when television's impact on global events first became apparent, and when simultaneously - in Paris, Prague, London, Berkeley, and all over the globe - uprisings spontaneously occurred. 1968 encompasses the worlds of youth and music, politics, war, economics, assassinations, riots, demonstrations and the media, and shows us how we got to where we are today.

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

How the Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635820508

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1512

Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments, but consistently? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possible-and in his latest book, The Biggest Lie, he explains how. We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced. But as Matthew Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to effect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us. This book provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the world-and experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together we can change the course of history-with humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one Holy Moment at a time.

The Seed

Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

Author: Jon Gordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118090268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 5360

A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!

Soul Mission, Life Vision

Recongnize Your True Gifts and Make Your Mark in the World

Author: Alan Seale

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1609251970

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 9911

Inspirational teacher Alan Seale has helped thousands of people create the lives they want. In Soul Mission, Life Vision he shares ancient and ageless techniques and tools that can launch the process of self-discovery essential to achieving the life of your dreams. Seale has created a program that will lead readers to a "big-picture view" of life, beyond the constraints of any situation. Exercises, meditations and activities that appear throughout the book guide readers through a four-fold process: Self-discoveryDeclaration of mission and visionUtilizing the mind and thought for creationLiving your mission and manifesting your vision in daily life. The goal is to develop the power to make choices out of desire and clarity rather than circumstantial necessity. A powerful synergy will occur when you synthesize that power of choice with your own inner guidance, personal revelation, and life experience. It is that synergy that can lead to profound personal transformation and the full realization of your soul mission, your reason for being.