This article was supposed to be in Dutch – but Miro, our copywriter (who was supposed to translate this article) and his wife – Merijn, had a baby son born 10 days earlier than expected… so daddy Miro had his hands full…
Congratulations Miro and Merijn for bringing another miracle into the world
Also our daughter was born 10 days earlier than planned, which caught us by surprise on the 1st of May, 1997.
A few weeks ago she celebrated her 18-year birthday, and last week she finished her high school exams.
In a couple of months she begins a new phase in life, on her own, in a U.S. University.
It’s still amazes me how fast time flies…
Which brings me to today’s topic…
Education – your BEST investment EVER!
I grew up in a lower middle-class family, with small income and limited resources.
My sisters and I often heard the words “we can’t afford it”.
But there was one area where we never heard those words – EDUCATION.
When it came to study and self-improvement – all we had to do was ask.
Whatever extracurricular course I wanted to follow or non-fiction book I wanted to buy – there was somehow, magically, a budget for.
When I went to university, both my parents took a second job (each working 15 hours a day, 6 days a week) to finance the first year of my studies, until I could pay for the rest on my own…
My parents showed me – in every action they took – how important education and self-improvement are.
And I’m entirely grateful to them for this lesson.
Till today, our budget is heavily geared to invest in our education and personal-development.
And this is also the reason why Vered and I started Open Circles Academy so many years ago… to make business education and personal development available to anyone.
…not everyone has access to even basic education, and many of those that do –only have access to a mediocre (or worse) education system.
To change this, Vered and I started a few years ago the Open Circles Foundation – a non-for-profit organization that took on itself to transform the education system in the world.
See this short video about our work.
Open Circles Foundation:
Every year we take on ourselves a new project, where we put our heart, soul, money and connections…
In the past we adopted a school for girls in Uganda, partnered with Richard Branson to support his school for entrepreneurs in South Africa, lighted rural villages in Madagascar, and more…
This year we’ve partnered with Pencils of Promise to build as many schools as we can in Laos (a small country bordering with Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia).
And we invite you to join us…
Building a new school (for 100 children) cost about $25,500 and we’re going to launch a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to finances as many of these schools as we can.
When you help us build new schools for these kids, we’ll give you thousands of euros worth of our best home-study programs as thank you for your contribution.
This way – you’re not only get to give these kids a chance for a better life, in a very real and sustainable way, you also get the best tools and strategies to grow your business, which puts you on the quick path to become a Conscious Millionaire.
Will you join us?
If yes, let me know in the comment box below and I’ll let you know as soon as the campaign starts.
AND… if you contribute in the first 24 hours of the campaign, I will give you one extra MEGA BONUS – two (2) tickets to our newest seminar – The Conscious Millionaire Path.
This course cost €975 and if you contribute to the crowdfunding campaign in its first day, you will get 2 tickets for FREE as my thank you GIFT.
Your only opportunity to get these 2 tickets for free – is when you let me know you’ll support the campaign in the comment box below before May 31, 2015.
Let’s make this world a better place together.
Let’s get you on the path to become a Conscious Millionaire.
To your success,
PS – These kids in Laos never had a chance… until now! Until You!
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