You Have a Voice: Let It Be Heard

The goal of exactlywhatyouneed.org is to be a central gathering place for experts and people, who have made it through hardships in life, to share their stories and advice to the world. It’s also a place for a community going through that same problem to share each of their stories, offer tips that are helping ease their journey, and even express warnings of things that have had negative influence on their lives.

Think of it as like a campfire.

After a hard day’s work, everyone gathers around the fire to wind down the long day. They all take turns speaking while the rest of us listen. It’s not an overcrowded cafeteria where your opinion doesn’t matter. Each individual person has a right to speak. If they choose to do so, they will be respected and heard. It’s encouraged that each person does speak, even if it’s just small comments here and there. Share your opinion! We grow better as a group.

Here at exactlywhatyouneed.org, as long as you participate, you’re family. We don’t judge. There’s no labels here: It doesn’t matter what religion you believe in, what color your skin is, if you’re male or female, what your favorite TV show is, what your sexual orientation is, or any of your other personal beliefs/preferences. It doesn’t matter. As long as you’re human, have a philanthropic attitude, and communicate with the group, you’re family. It’s that easy. You don’t have to spend money. It’s totally free, so why not participate? All we ask is that you share your love, and we will share right back.

You may not realize it, but there are people who genuinely care about you, even if they don’t know you. That’s what philanthropy is all about. Loving every human being.

I can’t save the world, but with your help, we can at least improve it. Even if it’s just a small portion, we can carry on knowing we made an impact somewhere. You might even save someone’s life, you never know. I find the greatest pleasures come from making somebody’s day. Maybe you just put a little smile on their face. That might have been the first time they’ve smiled in weeks. The littlest actions can have tremendous impact. Especially endless amounts of “little acts of kindness”.

“What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?” -David Mitchell

Anything large: Organizations, celebrity’s reputation, events, etc. all consist of dozens and dozens of small groups and categories.

Microsoft is more than the founder Bill Gates.

Amazon is more than the CEO Jeff Bezos.

Warped Tour is composed of more than one band.

It’s takes a large group of people to make anything successful. Businesses need lots of customers to keep the cash flow positive. Apps need lots of users to stay current. Celebrities need lots of fans to keep their work relevant. To make anything meaningful in this world, it takes support. You simply can’t do everything on your own.

So, I’m asking you all to help me make this meaningful. Help me reach the millions of lonely and afraid people out there.

Even if it just starts with one person speaking up.

Be that person.

Use your voice, tell your story. Be an inspiration for the rest of us to speak up.

Help me help humanity. Together, we can make a difference.

If you’d like to share your story of something difficult you’ve made it through, please contact me at exactlyceo@exactlywhatyouneed.org. Any one can participate, but your article will go through a quick screening process to make sure it:
1. Has a positive outlook.
2. Expresses deep, heartfelt emotions. The author is sincere.
3. Clearly shows what the author learned, and how everyone else can benefit from it.
4. Proper grammar and a structure that flows. (No one likes a wall of text.)
I will not alter your stories, only offer suggestions to improve their impact on the readers. Feel free to submit any piece of writing you feel needs to be shared, or if you have an idea, you’re more than welcome to pitch that to me as well.

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