In this post, I am asking your opinion and thoughts about how my work can be most helpful to you and people like you. I have prepared a short survey that you can fill out here. I am asking as many people as possible to take the survey so I can make my writing, blogging, speaking, mentoring, social networks and consulting most helpful to people who want to build a meaningful and fulfilling life while also contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and our planet.
As a thank you, I will give free, signed copies of my book No Impact Man to five survey respondents chosen at random. I wish I had the resources to offer everyone who participates a copy! But, if you don’t get one, I hope you will be happy knowing that you assisted in the work of someone who is really trying to be helpful. You can find the survey here. We will choose the random winners of the books on August 5, So please complete the survey before then.
By way of background, as I’m sure you know, since 2009, I have been working to engage people in the make-your-life-better-by-helping-the-world philosophy I promoted with my No Impact Man book and film and through the No Impact Week program we run in universities, companies and other organizations (70,000 participants so far and counting!!). The work has been really successful helping people to build better lives while helping the world.
In recent years, I have broadened my thinking to help people ask the question “How can I live a happy, meaningful life where I feel secure but also feel I am participating in finding and implementing solutions to the problems that most trouble me in the world?” For some people, those problems include environment and climate justice, for others world hunger, for others race justice and on and on.
The point is, how can we make our lives more meaningful by helping with the world problems that trouble us? How can we live according to our values?
The reason for the survey is to ask how I can be most impactful in helping you and people like you to find the answer to those questions. That’s why I hope you will click here and fill it out. I hope answering the questions in the survey might actually assist you in thinking about your own life. Plus, maybe you will win one of the free, signed books.
Lastly, I wanted to let you know that my next book will be coming out in January, 2016. It is called How to Be Alive: A Guide to Living Happily and Helping the World (we may change the subtitle). You can read more about it here (I will provide links to independent booksellers in future emails).
Thank you again for taking the survey and for sharing your thoughts with me.
With best wishes,