October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. An article in the Huffington Post states one incident of bullying happens every seven minutes. Wow! By the time you read this post and watch the YouTube video below someone will have to deal with bullying.
Needless to say, this has become a major problem that needs our attention. Bullying can end with serious consequences, even suicide. And it is not limited to a particular age.
I was born, raised, and currently reside in Indiana, so this next statement may be a bit biased, but it is true. Indiana people and organizations come up with some of the most creative, savvy, and just plain interesting ways to support the causes they are passionate about. I guess when you are from Indiana you find creative ways to put your time, talent, and treasure to use for good.
I have a lot of interests. From Family to Business to Fitness to Homeschooling to Basketball to Personal Finance to Personal Branding to Personal Development…etc! I have long list of blogs and sites that I subscribe to that cater to my interests. It is very important that we read daily.
Blogging has become a very powerful platform today. The blogosphere has grown tremendously over the past decade and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. One of the reasons blogging is such a powerful platform is that anyone with a computer and internet access can become a blogger, thus anyone can have a world wide voice to express themselves and share their passions.
This is something I never thought I’d do. I am a very private person and do not share a lot of things that are personal to me. But here I am posting My Life Goals for the world to see! Who woulda thunk it!? Not me!
My hope for you in sharing my goals is that you will be inspired to dream bigger than ever, that you will be bold enough to pursue your goals, and if you have never set life goals after you finish reading this post you will sit down and start the process of writing your life goals.
Just wanted to share something exciting with you in a really quick (unedited) post. This year our kids will be setting up a lemonade stand and participating in their 3rd annual Lemonade Day here in Indianapolis (for more info on Lemonade Day please click here to visit their site). Each year as part of their lemonade stand business plan, our kids have committed to sharing a portion of their profits with a nonprofit.
Social good, social entrepreneurship, cause marketing, and crowdfunding are a few of the many buzzwords flying around today. With social media and technological advances people and organizations are coming with up with many creative and innovative ways to raise awareness and funds for various causes and meet the needs of people all over the globe.
Twitter is quickly becoming my social network of choice. One reason is that I am quickly able to connect with people everywhere who have interests similar to mine. I am connected with more people on Facebook, but most of my Facebook friends are local people which means the conversation doesn’t have as much variety as it does on Twitter. Although there is more variety in my Twitter feed I can also focus on a particular topic or group of people by utilizing #hashtags and Twitter lists.