This was me...

The banker reached into the folds of his gown, pulled out a single credit note. "But eat first—a full belly steadies the judgment. Do me the honor of accepting this as our welcome to the newcomer."    His pride said no; his stomach said YES! Don took it and said, "Uh, thanks! That's awfully kind of you. I'll pay it back, first chance."    "Instead, pay it forward to some other brother who needs it."    Robert A. Heinlein in his book  Between Planets

The banker reached into the folds of his gown, pulled out a single credit note. "But eat first—a full belly steadies the judgment. Do me the honor of accepting this as our welcome to the newcomer."

His pride said no; his stomach said YES! Don took it and said, "Uh, thanks! That's awfully kind of you. I'll pay it back, first chance."

"Instead, pay it forward to some other brother who needs it."

Robert A. Heinlein in his book Between Planets

In 2009, I was 19. I was a freshman in college and I didn't have much money or direction. I did have one thing: curiosity. And it poured out of me into a puddle at my feet, flowing slowing in every direction. 

I knew I wanted to leave the world a little brighter AND I knew I wanted to use art, creativity, and storytelling to do it. 

I was going an inch in every direction instead of a mile in the one that was going to make a difference. 

One person recognized my curiosity and began guiding me towards books and resources that fed my appetite for self-discovery and knowledge of the world. Without this guidance and the books my mentor gave me, I would not have been able to afford my discoveries.  

I don't ever want money to be a barrier to knowledge, especially if I have a key to the gate. On the other hand, I can only spend my time and money on those who are willing to invest in themselves. If this is you and if you are ready to commit to a transition in your life, I am here to help. 

If you can’t afford a copy of Age of Agility, send me an email with “I am the future” in the subject line and let me know why you would like to read my book. In a minimum of 250 words, let me know a goal you are working to achieve, where you would like to be in 12 months from today, and how you think a free copy of Age of Agility will help you create a pathway to success. I have a limited number of free copies that are available to those who are serious about making a change in their life.

Click here to give a copy of Age of Agility to a student, displaced worker, or someone who is trying to figure out which direction or next steps to take. All gifted books will be given to schools, young adult programs, and WorkSource Centers.

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