Today, we’re giving you something a little extra. A featured post about the newest release by author Wayne Elsey CEO/Founder of Soles4Souls. We wanted to share a little about this book, because their efforts to put shoes on Children’s feet is so outstanding.
In Almost Isn’t Good Enough, Wayne Elsey, reveals what is possible when one person determines to make a measurable impact in the world after looking directly into the
eyes of the suffering, hopeless, and forgotten. This book isn’t an auto-biography or another collection of leadership musings from some successful corporate executive. It’s an invitation to intercede on behalf of others because the human connection changes everything. Whether it’s a simple act of kindness or the idea to start an international relief organization, everyone can do something to make a positive difference in the life of someone else. Promises, plans, and good intentions are a waste of time and a fruitless exercise absent of action. We must demand more from ourselves because almost simply isn’t good enough.
Below, is a little taste of what you’ll get from the writings of Wayne Elsey in Chapter 6 of Almost Isn’t Good Enough.
I chose to leave my corporate career and make Soles4Souls my life’s work. Just because I made that decision doesn’t mean that is the only option you have available. Maybe you’re in your twenties, thirties, fifties, or whatever age and wondering what you can do. You might be discouraged that you can’t leave your job and start a nonprofit organization to solve a looming social problem. Maybe you feet backed into a corner with your career and family obligations and think there is no way you can get a do-over in life.
If you’re in your twenties, let me encourage you to learn as much as you can about yourself. Surround yourself with people who are better than you at just about anything. Listen, watch, observe, and practice. Change jobs more frequently if you need. Not everyone wakes up one day and recognizes what he or she will do with the rest of their life. With the pace at which technology is changing the world, chances are whatever you are doing today won’t exist by the end of your career. Even better are the chances of you stumbling into a career that didn’t exist when you graduated from college. Use this time to discover who you are, your unique talents,and how you can leverage those skills to help others and yourself.
If you’re in your thirties, keep a balance between work and family. Don’t be consumed with building your career that you leave your family behind. Your family will be there when your job fails you and when the company you have been so loyal to decides they no longer need your services. There is no amount of money that will buy you security you can find in the loving arms of the ones you love and who love you.
If you’re in your fifties or older, it’s not too late. You may be entering a transitional period in your life that is very similar to those who are in their twenties. Perhaps you are on the brink of retirement. Your identity is wrapped up in your work, your airline rewards account, and your membership to the corporate gym. Retirement does not mark the end of your life but an opportunity to invest in other areas.
Wayneʼs hope is that this book will provide 200,000 shoes to kids around the
world in 2011! Soles4Souls is asking you to join in using the book the world.
Buy Two, Give One, Tell Five
• When you BUY TWO, 20 pairs of shoes will be distributed to people in need
wherever you designate.
• When you GIVE ONE, a message of hope and purpose will be given to someone
you care about.
• When you TELL FIVE, you will help Soles4Souls hit our goal of giving away
200,000 pairs of shoes to people in need all over the world.
TELL FIVE by sharing this post on your Facebook or Twitter. Use the hashtag
#200kShoes. Sign up & share email updates from the book. When you do, youʼll be
providing shoes to an entire village.
To purchase your copy of the book click here: http://www.wayneelsey.com/almostisntgoodenoughbook/
Here’s a sneak peek into “Almost Isn’t Good Enough”