Ready to STOP MAKING EXCUSES
START TAKING ACTION
I’m here to help you achieve that big goal or dream you have deep down inside of you.
1. Get clear on what the goal is and what success looks like.
2. Determine the steps that you need to take to get there.
3. Help you hold yourself accountable and motivated along the path.
By taking small steps every day I’ve gone
From working in my uncle’s carnival that I hated to running my own amusement equipment brokerage.
From being morbidly obese and on seven prescription meds a day to being in the best health of my life.
From not knowing what a website was or how I would start one to running two websites, two blogs, and publishing two self help novels.
From a frightened first radio show appearance to a prolific guest on radio shows, podcasts, and youtube programs.
You too can accomplish big things. You just need a little help. I’m here to get you unstuck and moving down the path to success.
If you are ready to take action, then your first step should be booking a FREE thirty minute talk with me.
We can discuss your goal, your past setbacks, and some potential solutions. I will give you at least one actionable idea. And we will find out if we are a good fit for each other.
Watch My Intro Video
My Crazy Solo Trip To New York City
I won one of this year’s Amtrak Writers in Residency Awards. Fr my prize I chose a trip to New York City during the holidays. I’m looking forward to ice skating at Rockefeller Center, taking a carriage ride, drinking hot chocolate on a roof top, and soaking up everything that NYC has to offer that time of year.
I will be going by myself because I don’t have anyone who can go with me. Actually, I won’t be totally by myself because I know so many of my online friends will be supporting me in spirit. I also know that with my personality I will meet a lot of great new people along the way. However, My family and some of my friends are still worried about me and my safety. I will admit even I am a little scared. 🙂
Sharing The Adventure
I know that a lot of you have dreams, and I feel like this is yet another opportunity for me to show you by example that its all about taking action and doing what you can. So, I am planning to write a book about the experience. The story will start back during the winter when I applied for the program and share what I was thinking and feeling at the time. I’m also exploring turning my experience into a documentary film. But I will need your help.
I Need Your Help
I chose the destination and time of year without thinking of the cost or the difficulties. But now that I am on my way I have to think about the practical aspects of the trip. My decision means the trip will be expensive. There are lots of ways you can help out.
Where To Stay?
What motel would you stay in while visiting New York City?
Would you stay in the city, or would you stay well outside it and commute to the attractions?
Do you have credit card, air line, or motel points that you would let me use?
Would you be willing to host me in your home? If so, I would be happy to contribute to expenses and record a video interview to be posted online.
Are there services I could sign up for to find people I could stay with?
Are there non profit organizations that could help with a traveler like me?
Where To Eat
I have to cover all meals while in the city.
You could purchase a gift certificate for me to eat at any of the chain restaurants or fast food joints.
You could host a dinner party and invite your friends to meet the inspiring and courageous blind blogger.
If you own a restaurant, you could invite me to visit, eat, and record a video.
If you are someone who makes pre packaged food or snacks, I’d love to be an ambassador and get free product in exchange for promoting it.
You could recommend places that offer freebees and discounts.
What To Wear
I also need to buy warm clothes. Being from Houston Texas and having lost a bunch of weight I don’t have anything suitable for the new york winters.
You could purchase a gift card in my name. I can shop just about anywhere now, but amazon would be the safest bet.
If you create clothes, then again I would love to wear your designs and get them additional publicity.
You could also donate some of your older winter gear. I wear a xxl tall in shirts or jackets, and I am a 42 30 or 42 32 in pants or slacks. I don’t know my size in gloves, hats, or boots. I usually wear a 15 eee or 14 ww in shoes.
You could also give me the names, locations of, and directions to the best thrift stores and consignment shoppes.
How To Get Around
I will also need help with transportation.
Here it is more a matter of knowing where to go and how to get there. But
You could purchase credits for me at one of the ride sharing companies.
You could put money on an account with one of the taxi companies or car services.
You could offer to drive me.
You could direct me to sites than can help with info on trains, buses, and subways.
You could offer to accompany me to attractions as my sighted guide at my expense of course.
How to Capture It All
I really want loads of photos and videos. I have a new iPhone, but I am still totally blind. Not sure how good my Selfies would turn out. 😉
You could follow me and take photos or video.
You could send me photos or video of me that other people have shared online.
You could teach me how to take good photos or video with my iPhone.
You could offer postproduction facilities to turn what images I do get into an amazing slide show or movie Lord willing.
You could loan me audio or video equipment so I could truly capture this once in a life time experience.
Buy My Books
Another way you could support me is to buy copies of my books.
Both Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light and It’s Not the Cookie It’s the Bag are available as ebooks and print books. Autographed copies are also available.
Hire Me To Help You
You could also support my trip by hiring me as either your life goals coach or your online publicist.
I have done very well getting myself exposure using podcasts, radio shows, youtube interviews, etc; and I will do the same for you. Be sure and check out the success stories page.
And yes you are welcome to contact any of them to ask about my work and what its like working with me.
Make A Donation
You can also use this link to make a contribution.
For a donations of 100 dollars I will mention you and your website in my next book. And for $500 or more I will mention you in the movie. I will be adding other rewards later. I figure why use a crowd funding site when I’ll have to do all the work anyway.
Your Love And Support
I will appreciate anything you can do to help out. And that includes sending me your prayers and positive thoughts. It also includes liking and sharing this page. I would love any additional expire through blog articles, social media posts, or direct emails. And I can’t wait to share it all with you in return. I’ve never done this alone, and I won’t be able to go off on this big crazy scary adventure without your continued love and support.
Thanks so much, Max