A New Path Forward: Do Good. Do It Well. Do It Together.

(photo credit: Martin Smith via Flickr)
(photo credit: Martin Smith via Flickr)

Well, it’s time to dust off the ole blog. I know—blogging feels so old these days. Content is still king, though; folks want to consume. At least, I do; I’m always looking for fresh, powerful voices.

I’ve struggled to be frank with my own voice as a blogger. There are so many good things to write about, so many vital conversations to be had. I’ve been through a mental wrestling match trying to convince myself that I need to focus on this or that. Even when I’d determine a logical thing to say or do, I wouldn’t have peace to follow that pathway; it felt too restrictive.

So, I’ve finally landed on a clear vision—a way forward—that I hope will be helpful and will add value to you, the reader. I want to help you live a better, more fulfilled life. If that does not happen, then this blog is a waste of time.

Pathway One: Do Good

I spend my days building a tribe of amazing people; people who are brilliant, compassionate, and generous. The Help One Now tribe brings life to my soul, and I’m so humbled to be able to work and do life with all of you. My hope for this blog is to help you and others live a spectacular life so that doing good, loving your neighbor, and serving the least of these is core to who you are and why you live. (Tweet that!)

Love wins, love is better, love is needed. The world is broken–too broken, it seems, to even watch the nightly news. It’s just too overwhelming and heartbreaking.

So, the question I ask is this: what is going to change the world? The answer is simple: You.

Your small and big acts of kindness–the way you love, give, and go with us. You’ve already helped me help others; now, I want to play a small part of helping you do the same. Together, we can live an outward-focused life and create beauty in the midst of all the broken.

Pathway Two: Do it Well

Many of you are leading organizations, churches, and businesses that have a mission to give back, to make a difference, to literally change the world for good. I want to help you.

Many of you are also wrestling with doing good and doing it well as individuals. You’re looking to maximize your impact, connect with others, and live a life that matters and creates change–small or big. Again, I want to help.

I want this blog to be a resource for organizations and social innovators. I want to share about the failures and successes that I’ve experienced while leading Help One Now. My desire is for this blog to be a massive resource for those who need help and for those who are trying to build an organization that matters. Yet, these posts will also resonate with individuals as well.

Pathway Three: Do it Together

We need each other. We need to learn how to live in community, share wisdom, and help each other succeed. (Tweet that!) We need to understand data and trends, and we also must have tough conversations that will cause tension, for wisdom lives on the other side of that conflict. This will give us space to process the tough questions, find better solutions, and solve problems that matter.

My hope is to create powerful series of posts in each of these categories. Furthermore, I will start sending exclusive content every Friday. You be able to gain a little insight into books that I’m reading, links and articles that have challenged me and that will help you do good, do it well, and do it together. I’ll also include a quick nugget–maybe 200 words or less. Just a little something to make you think. So, if you’re not subscribed to my newsletter, do it now. It will add tons of value without creating more noise to your world. 

I’m excited to relaunch this blog, create value for each of you, and build a community of people who care for one another. My hope is that we will help each other live a life that matters, that creates impact, and that gets us excited to wake up each and every day to see how we can help the world become a brighter place — a place where we can do good, do it well, and do it together.

Struggle for Progress — Together we Build

Chris Marlow

About The Author

I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

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