According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a Do-Gooder is “an earnest, often naive, humanitarian or reformer.”
Well, I agree with most of that.
My definition of a Do-Gooder is:
A person who devotes their life to and makes their livelihood by Doing Good, as a humanitarian or reformer, through the building of a business or non-profit organization that is led by the Good to be done, rather than the money that can be generated.
Do-Gooders come in all shapes and sizes, and from all different backgrounds. They want to do Good by starting non-profits and charities, organizing community action groups, and even by starting traditional for-profit businesses that are heart-based and focused on service. They differ from others in that their primary reason for starting their business is to help other people.
They feel called to their work. They are leaders of social movements, crusaders, people changing the world, one person at a time. They are big, big dreamers.
They are people who know they are here to make the world a better place, and are ready to devote their lives to this purpose.
They need a certain bit of financial security to keep doing their Good, but money isn’t what drives them. They are not seeking 6-figure incomes. First and foremost for them is always love and service.
Sometimes they are naive, it’s true. They don’t know quite what they are getting themselves into. They often haven’t done anything like this before and have no idea where to start. But they don’t let that stop them. They jump in and figure it out as they go!
Where I come in…
My mission in life is to help the Do-Gooders of the world get past being naive and scared so they can find their powerful Good, and then bring it into the world in a big, magical way. I help them find and then walk their own individual path, bringing life and love to their work.
I know that the idea of breaking out of the “corporate chains” and shucking all the trappings of what society tells us we need in life to walk your own yellow brick road to your Good is sometimes scary. But it can also be incredibly fun, exhilarating, and full of adventure! (And if it doesn’t feel like that now, you aren’t doing it right!)
Having some supportive partners and conspirators who totally get your Good makes such a difference! You’ll need help to keep you going even when it gets a little frightening. But we are starting a movement, my Do-Gooders and I, leading the charge into a new economy where Doing Good is just as sustaining and successful as more traditional career paths and businesses.
Are you ready to change the world and do Good? Join us, and welcome to the fun!