I Have a Dream – but it was almost ruined
By Susan Harrow, Media Coach & Author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
Something horrible happened. There was a stipulation in the grant application for Chase/LivingSocial that said you can’t offer a incentive of any kind for voting. I overlooked this in the rules and offered you the special report: Get on the Today Show Tomorrow. A woman wrote me a mean letter accusing me of deliberate dishonesty and turned me in. (More about that later in a blog post).
But, I explained to the Chase/LivingSocial board that it was an honest mistake and I’d be willing to start over with no votes (I was up to 120). Their board said that there was nothing in the rules stating that I couldn’t submit another application and start from scratch. So I did.
But the bad news is…
None of the votes counted. 🙁
The good news is…
I get a second chance.
I know that this is a lot. And I’m asking you to do this for no reward. But if you could vote for me and my big dream I’ll send stars in your direction.
And I want to thank all of you who voted for me. It means the world to me.
Here’s the short version of my big dream:
I have a dream of helping inner city kids get jobs straight out of high school by learning how to spotlight their skills during a job interview. But bigger than that is to give them the means to speak their mind, hold their ground, keep their originality, and get their way — in a peaceful manner. To do that I want to bring sound bite training and Aikido into the schools as part of the curriculum. (Aikido is a Japanese Martial art with the philosophy: The Art of Peace of Harmony, a path to polish the spirit. The founder, Morihei Ueshiba says, “True victory is self-victory; let that day arrive quickly!”) The practice of these two skills together will enable them to EMBODY their words and deeds.
To do that I need funds. So I’ve applied for a grant with Chase Bank and LivingSocial. To qualify for the grant I need 250 votes for my idea.
That’s where you come in.
- Go here: https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
- Click the button: Log in and Support
- Log in using your Facebook account
- Enter the following information:
Business name: Harrow Communications
- Click on Search
- Click on Vote
- REQUEST: After you vote would you do a kindness and pass this on via your social networks to your friends, colleagues, and followers who you think would benefit? There is a “Share” button on the missionsmallbusiness.com site that says, “Share vote.”
Here is what you can put:
Susan Harrow wants 2 help inner-city kids & college grads get jobs. Vote 4 her biz: Harrow Communications. I did! http://bit.ly/Nc5jsvI’d be enormously grateful!
And thank you. (Know that I appreciate you already even if you do nothing!).
May YOUR big dream come true. I support you in inviting it to happen.
Lotsa laughter and good living,
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