Giving to Grow

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When I was younger, I never understood why companies spent so much money telling others about the good things they were doing.

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I always thought they could better use the money for whatever they were raising it for rather than spending it on mailers, marketing, commercials and ads.

Somewhere along the way, I learned that the reason they spend so much on telling people about what they are doing is so that they can raise even more than they would otherwise!

Fair enough.

But is that enough?

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What if there were a way to raise money, but not only for the immediate needs, but future needs too?

“If you feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you give him a growing endowment, you feed him for life.” – @stan

Now this sounds interesting!

The thing is, I live in Texas, but not near enough to Houston to be impacted directly by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding.

But I know people who are down that way and I want to do something.

There is plenty of ways to give supplies, money and other things, but what is something unique that I got that I can use to “do more”…

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That’s awesome, but I don’t have that kind of cash… How can a normal everyday guy like me be a HERO?

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“So, if you donate $30, it could grow to $30,000 collateral in two years while Harvey victims get a steady series of HERO payments that add up to $10,000 – without touching the $30,000 endowment you have cleverly built for them.”

Now that’s impressive!

This morning I decided to donate some of my own HERO to the cause with the hopes that it too will one day grow!

My BitShares Decentralized Exchange account is strangerarray07 and as you can see I gave 1.5 HERO to Help with Harvey Recovery!

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I wouldn’t normally publicize my givings, but I want to raise awareness of this special way to help Rebuild Houston!

Whatda’say wanna join me and be a HERO?

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Embracing Uncertainty

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Few things in life are as exciting, anxiety producing, and exhilarating as the possibilities brought forth through uncertainty in the future.

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The truth of the matter is that humans like to think they can know certain things about the future.

In order to comfort ourselves we prepare ahead of time.

We make plans.

We try our best to control for eventualities.

Yet we cannot know for certain all possible outcomes.

This creates uncertainty.

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This uncertainty can cause anxiety, fear, and doubt.

To assuage these feelings we often times speak about what we think is going to happen.

Predictions are made.

Forecasts are set.

Hype flows.

And then we wait and see how it goes.

We can shrink from it.

We can hide from it.

Or we can stand up and face it and embrace it!

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