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Help Chinese Orphans: Walk the Wall to Give Life & End Abandonment

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In the spirit of this blog providing value that matters to you, I offer you this opportunity to join me in supporting a cause that I am passionate about.  But if you’re not passionate about it, that’s totally cool, no pressure and no big deal :).  But if you’re curious, feel free to read on…

As I have done annually for the past few years, I’m part of a team walking in Walk the Wall, a fundraiser for International China Concern (ICC) http://www.chinaconcern.org/.  Walk the Wall Vancouver is happening tomorrow, September 27, from 9am-12pm around the seawall in Stanley Park.

ICC is a registered charity providing full-time care in China for hundreds of Chinese children and adults with disabilities. Walk the Wall is a 10km walk-a-thon being held around the world in September 2014.

I invite you to help ICC meet its fundraising goal and help to transform lives by joining with me in the following ways:

* Register to walk on our team: http://walkthewall.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=12&i=1111091&g=6093873&faf=1&e=7908488767
 * Make a donation (link may not work in IE, so try Firefox or Chrome): http://walkthewall.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1111091&lis=1&kntae1111091=EE816CFD123B4AA7AB7F96BDF54FEF3C&supId=392807775

International China Concern already provides full time care, therapy and education for hundreds of disabled children who have been abandoned. And ICC wants to do so much more.

Funds raised through Walk the Wall will allow more therapists to be hired and trained to work with the children. It will enable ICC to continue working with an ever-increasing number of families who have children with disabilities, providing the supports necessary to prevent abandonment.

Are You Achieving Your Goals?

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You can take anything you do to a fundamentally higher level where it makes more money, impacts and inspires more people, or creates a healthier environment.  The key to begin to unlock the potential for this quantum leap lies in my first two words “You can”. If you believe you can do something before you start, there is a much higher probability you will take the actions necessary to make it happen.  Some might say you can get it done even with a negative attitude and low belief, but that would be an act of the will, like continuing to run when all the energy is gone, rather than a motivation of the heart and mind through positive thought and reinforcement.  Belief starts with desire and decision.  Once those have been established, it becomes necessary define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals, then insert those goals into an action plan with a results section used to track progress.  Sounds great, right?  Sounds highly organized, right?  Just work the plan and you get there, right?  No problem sticking with it because it’s so well defined and organized, right?  Nope, didn’t work for me!  Often we all start out with great intentions and great plans, keep at it for a few days, and then life “takes over” with a long list of demands from brushing our teeth to taking out the garbage, and suddenly a few weeks later we don’t even remember having a plan or goals.  What was it I decided and believed I was going to do?  What’s the missing ingredient?  More determination and grit applied to our plan and goals?  Focus on the embarrassment pain of not reaching our goals?  I hope not.  I don’t like pain.  Nope.  Something much bigger is needed…
Michael Beckwith says “The pain pushes you until the vision pulls you”.  What exactly is a vision?  Come back for the next post to find out…