A good idea combusts. Every writer understands this concept. Writers take a series of good ideas and turn them into manuscripts, novellas, poetry and prose, scripts, etc. etc. etc. Many wordsmiths would say their good ideas are so numerous it is difficult to turn them all into good projects. Like so many recognized authors, Mike O’Mary took a good idea and grounded it in expert project development.
His result is, The Note Project
Mike O’Mary shares, “There is a natural fit between literacy and the whole idea of writing notes of appreciation. Accordingly, I plan to donate 10% of the proceeds from Note Project Starter Kits to promote literacy. I’ll announce details as soon as they are finalized. I’m excited about the opportunity to help promote literacy because it’s been an issue throughout my life, starting with my own family. Dyslexia runs in my family, which makes school more challenging. And we were raised in a single parent home, which also makes things more challenging for kids (not to mention for the parent!). As a result, not all of my seven siblings finished high school, and only two of us went to college.
Later, as the instructor of a course in remedial writing at the University of Montana, I worked with freshmen who had failed the school’s writing entrance exam. I had students who didn’t know that you begin a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period. I didn’t know how they had gotten through high school without being able to write, and I was genuinely worried about what the future held for them.
Why does that matter? Well, for one thing, literacy affects your standard of living. The unemployment rate is 5% for college graduates and 15% for everybody else. If you want to improve your standard of living, education is the key. And the key to an education is literacy. So I’m looking forward to donating a share of the proceeds from the Note Project to help promote literacy. I’m also looking forward to telling you about the projects of the organization we will be supporting, which reaches millions of people around the world. So plan on being twice rewarded for participating in the Note Project: writing a note will make you and the recipient feel good, and you can also feel good about helping to make the world a million times better. Literally.”
What can you buy for $1.00 today?
Mike O’Mary has made The Note Project affordable at $1.00 for an e-Starter Kit.
Give the gift of a Note Project Starter Kit to yourself or to family and friends for as little as $1.00. The e-Kit includes a PDF e-book edition of The Note, a book about the power of appreciation and how a simple note can change a person’s life.
When the Note Project celebration begins on March 20, 2011, everyone who has purchased an e-Kit will also receive dozens of free bonus gifts from Note Project partners.
But you don’t have to wait until March…you can get the e-book edition of The Note and begin sharing appreciation NOW!
Of course, Mike also features additional levels of participation, but the concept behind his “good idea” NWE (National Writing Examiner) hopes combusts into something more than just a thought, a blog, and a LinkedIn marketing device.
The idea of making the world a million times better (literally) is worthy of combustion. For a dollar, what do you have too loose? 10% of all proceeds are contributed to literacy in America Mike shares – so it is an exceptionally good investment.
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