Do you remember where you were when you heard Robin Williams died? The whole world was in shock…this seemingly happy, joyful person we all loved had silently been hurting and was in pain. How many people do you know that might be silently struggling? In today’s episode I talk with someone who has dedicated his life to helping those who struggle.
In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:
- Writing when you aren’t a writer
- The importance of telling a story
- Jamie’s transition from surf company salesman to Non-Profit leader.
- How To Write Love On Her Arms is helping those who are hurting
This is the story of a seven-year old entrepreneur who could change the world.
Seven-year old Jalen asked me, “Do you like Burger King?
I told her that I don’t and she mentioned that she was trying to sell a coupon for a free burger for a dollar.
“Is that for school?” I asked.
“No. I found it in the newspaper and I’m trying to sell it. It’s worth two dollars and I’m going to sell it for a dollar.”
I was finally leaving my office in an old neighborhood near downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was freezing cold, ready to get home, and yet I stopped.
I know little about Jalen’s background, but from what I can make of it, she certainly doesn’t come from privilege. So when she showed me more entrepreneurial spirit in that moment than most people will show in a lifetime, I knew what I had to do.
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A suicide note from a 17-year old boy read in part: Let that sink in for a minute before you move on. Picture this teenager writing those words. See the angst and frustration, the sadness and the hurt, the loneliness and worthlessness that he felt. Well, this note just as easily could have been written […]