This is a guest post from Tom Karadza. He and his brother, Nick, own a thriving real estate business in Toronto, Canada.One of their agents, Mike Desormeaux, is launching a new website that might just change the world one little step at a time. Here is Tom’s post:
Every once in a while someone pops up into your life that makes you stop and take notice.
Mike Desormeaux is one of those people.
He works with Income For Life Real Estate investors in the Greater
Toronto Area. His work ethic is second to none, his desire to make
others successful in their investments is unstoppable.
He’s like the energizer bunny, no matter what obstacle pops up in his way he just keeps going and going.
Mike is the kind of guy that will take the shirt off his back and give it to you.
You know the type.
Then a few months ago he lets me on on his secret project to spread good cheer one tiny step at a time.
And I almost collapsed.
That’s right, almost fell right over.
The idea was that good.
(Aside: I figure Oprah will be calling. Oprah if you are reading this Mike is available for on camera interviews 😉
It’s not a new idea. Not by a stretch.
It’s actually based on that movie, "Pay It Forward".
Let me explain….
Mike was out with a bunch of friends earlier this year and just as
friends do when they get together a few of them were complaining about
events in their life. People who had lied to them, cheated them, not
lived up to their word. You know the type of conversation. It’s the
same one that’s going on in your local bar or Starbucks right now.
Everyone talks about the same crap.
Mike walked back to his car that night and said to one of his
friends that life shouldn’t be this way. We should focus on good deeds,
good talk, progress, support, encouragement, opportunity, possibilities.
It was too emotionally draining to do otherwise.
And then his friend shared a story that started Mike’s "Chain of Action".
His friend’s parents owned a furniture store years ago and one night
they found someone sleeping in the doorway of the store. Instead of
chasing the person away they offered to take them to their house, to
enjoy dinner with them and to have a good night’s sleep in a warm bed.
The person took up the offer.
Wouldn’t it be great if the evening news shared these kinds of stories.
The story blew Mike away and started a chain of action…
Mike was pumped up and decided to do something about it.
How do you keep these stories going? How to you create a tidal wave
of action that has one person doing a good deed for another and then
them for another?
How do you create a domino effect of actions?
He worked away for a few months and has now come up with his idea.
You can find it here: www.ChainOfAction.com
Here’s how it works:
1. You do a good deed.
2. You pass on a special key chain that has a unique number on it.
3. You share your story.
4. You follow your key chain as it creates a "chain of action". Watch as the story you started unfolds!
And the neat part…..it’s encoded with your postal or zip code so that you can see how far your key chain travels!
Your good deed at the Starbucks in your town may end up resulting in
good deeds being done for someone else half way across the country!
And you can watch it happen!
Mike is paying for the start up of this with his own money. No
sponsors, no help, nothing. He used eLance.com to help him build the
website and that’s it.
If you need a key chain go to: www.ChainOfAction.com and grab one.
And let’s pass this story on!
Amidst all the chaos in the world right now let’s grow Mike’s idea on our own.
Let’s take matters into our own hands.
Go to www.ChainofAction.com right now to get your key chain.
I have no idea how he is paying for the supplies (I assume it’s from
his own pocket) and I believe his family is helping him mail out the
key chains, so be patient!
"Let’s Change The World. Pass it On!"
"Doer of Good Deeds" (as inspired by Mike Desormeaux)
p.s. If you want to reach out to Mike leave a comment on this blog.
Because the site is so new he hasn’t even had a chance to put up his
contact information yet!