“This is not a book about success; it’s a book about significance. It’s not a book about making a living; it’s a book about making a life. It’s not about fame or acclaim; it’s about contribution and service.” – The 1 Book: How many people does it take to make a difference?
In previous posts, I introduced you to two inspirational books: The 7 Book: How many days of the week can be extraordinary? and The 5 Book: Where will you be five years from today? Today I am featuring another book in this series, The 1 Book: How many people does it take to make a difference?
The 1 Book: How many people does it take to make a difference? is writtten by Dan Zadra and Kobi Yamada, and this little book asks some big questions, such as: “What does action look like? How do things get better?”. Let’s let that sink in. What does action look like to YOU? And how do you enact change?
The 1 Book poses thought provoking questions to guide you in finding your unique gifts and ways to give these gifts to the world to make a difference. Similar to other books in this series, this is a collection of quotes, stories, and writing prompts to encourage you to document your journey, with empowering exercises such as noting the heroes in your life and how they have helped you find your way, and getting out of a rut to offer service.
My favorite part of this book is a step-by-step exercise to figure out your passion in order to focus your path to service. This is especially helpful if you are passionate about many causes to focus your efforts. For example, are you passionate about the environment? Humane treatment of animals? Helping humankind? Believing that you can “build a better world” is at the core of this book – and that in fact YOU have already initiated that process. What will you do TODAY to further develop your talents and give back to your community?
Please check out this video inspired by The 1 Book for a glimpse inside what it takes for one person to make a difference.
The 1 Book: How many people does it take to make a difference? is available at the usual places, as well as through Compendium. The new accompanying The 1 Journal: How many people does it take to make a difference? is also available to complement the original book.