Can you believe Christmas is just a week away and it’s almost here. The problem with almost is this — “Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” If you almost win a million dollars, if your team almost won the game, if you almost took that step towards doing the right thing, if you are almost saved… The bottom line is almost just isn’t good enough.
I had the opportunity to read a great book, by a great leader, with a great story, leading a great organization and all for a great cause. Wayne Elsey is the Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, a non-profit that has given away 13 million pairs of shoes in 6 years. Wayne was a game changer in the footwear industry for more than 30 years, and was the youngest Vice President of Stride-Rite at 22 (with only a high school education). @WayneElsey is a simple guy who cares about others and gave it all up for a dream to change the world.
That’s what his new book Almost Isn’t Good Enough is all about, It’s about challenging us to realize we only have one chance at this thing we call life. Wayne does an excellent job of weaving real life stories with practical insights that will challenge and inspire you to look at you life, purpose and decisions differently. As Wayne puts it in Almost Isn’t Good Enough, “Each of us has a brand. We reinforce this by the decisions we make and the actions we take.” In other words we are what we do and not the lip service of what we say.
We all have the ability to change the world deep down inside of us. It takes courage, inspiration, faith and those God moments to bring the world changer out of us. Wayne draws everything back to the day he saw a shoe washup on shore after the Asian tsunami. Something inside of him made him want to do something instead of just ignore the pain of others. He didnʼt know what it was at the time but he knew he had to take action.
We can only realize our World Changing potential if we take action. One of my sayings about potential is this, “Potential Unrealized Is Just Potential.” “When we know we have the potential to make a lasting difference with whatever we have, wherever we are, and in whatever ways we can, Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” ~Wayne Elsey
If you want to release your world changing potential, get off the couch and stop settling for almost. Almost Isn’t Good Enough is a great read to kick off your 2011. The official release of the book is December 26th. The cool thing is I am going to be giving away some copies to some random BigIsTheNewSmall.com readers.
100% of The Proceeds from Almost Isn’t Good Enough benefits Soles4Souls. That’s called a Win-Win! Where else can you buy a book, 10 pair of shoes be delivered to someone in need and you get to pick where the shoes go. Spread the word and buy the book to help Soles4Souls reach their God-Sized goal of giving away 200,000 pairs of shoes to people in need through this book in 2011.
In 2010 I had been thinking about doing a BIG giveaway right here at BigIsTheNewSmall.com and almost gave away an iPad. I recently realized that Almost Isn’t Good Enough, so I decided to go ahead and make it happen. That’s Right… I’m giving away an iPad right before Christmas and everyone has a chance to win. I will be giving away a nice stack of these Almost Isn’t Good Enough books before you can buy them as well. Here is how you enter to win the books and iPad. Please pay close attention to the details.
Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3
- 1. Leave comment stating that you would like to win a copy of the book and iPad in your own words of course.
- 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if your aren’t on Twitter. If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation. 🙂 Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter. Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it. Win A FREE iPad & Copies of @WayneElsey’s new book “Almost Isn’t Good Enough” http://bit.ly/200kShoes #200kShoes
- 3. Go browse around the WayneElsey.com and check out more details about the book.
- Note: Winners will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section. You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2. I will post a new tweet each morning to be retweeted for that day. An individual could have 7 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!
I will randomly choose 5 Names to win the copies of the book and 1 with the help of random.org or another random means from those who complete the above steps by 11:59 pm central time 12/23/10. I will announce the winners on Christmas Eve Dec. 24th and I will ship your items Mon. December 27th. Good luck and share this info. with your friends.
dream BIG. think BIGGER.