Okay, here's the short version:
My project is called
It might not be what you think at first. It's not about fighting or being
tough or getting confronted.
Wait a minute...
That’s exactly what it is.
It’s about fighting, being tough, and getting confronted – by YOURSELF!
At the same time it's about fighting and getting tough and being
frustrated, and getting past, through, and over it.
is a web series, channel, and resource designed to empower, engage, train,
and show people with disabilities, limitations, and
handicaps how to
proactively and powerfully succeed, overcome, and conquer disabilities limitations and
handicaps. In other words... KICKINGBUT!
Not butts, BUT! The BUTS that get in the way.
The BUTS that stop you.
The BUTS that say you’re too fat. You’re too thin.
You’re too short.
You’re not smart enough. You're too old. You're too disabled and you're too handicapped to succeed! You’re too this or not enough of that.
BUT-BUT-BUT-BUT-BUT... The BUTS never end.
With this web series of hundreds (and eventually thousands) of videos, I’ll empower millions of
disabled and handicapped people around the world to make their
lives happen. NOW!
The Longer Version:
To Share The Dream.
My name is Michael J Herman and my project is
It's me bringing 43+ years of being disabled and succeeding over those
disabilities to people having trouble and not knowing how to do so.
It's about not letting obstacles, limitations, or
disabilities get in your
way. It's about not letting excuses cloud your judgment and your
perspective on your true abilities. It's about knocking down the invisible
walls that stop you from achieving everything you're truly capable of
comes from more than 43 years of being disabled, myself.
Not just a disability, but multiple disabilities. Not just a single disabled
environment, but an ever changing environment of disability requiring
constant adaptation, strategy, and endurance.
One of the hardest things disabled people face on an ongoing basis, is
the ability to interpret and adapt to their disability environments. Until
and unless a disabled person learns to adapt, they
will likely find it
exceedingly difficult to overcome, let alone conquer the limitations of
I’ve done it over and over and over again.
That's why my project, this project, TheKickingBut.com
Project is so IMPORTANT! I didn't learn what I’m going to share in
in a book
or in the lab. I din't get it from watching Oprah or at a seminar. Nor from listening to patients dictate their stories to me.
learned every lesson I'm going to share every strategy and every tactic
by falling down and finding the right way.
I will expose every process I will exemplify by living, by succeeding, and
by usurping disability!
The project is clear:
To create hundreds and hundreds of online videos, articles, reports,
interviews, products and resources each with specific lessons,
strategies, techniques, breakthroughs, insights, and support on how to
disabilities and handicaps.
To stop the suffering, frustration, and anxiety that comes from being disabled, handicapped, or injured.
I am uniquely qualified, perhaps more than anyone else you'll ever
meet on how to overcome and conquer disabilities and handicaps, because for the past 43 years I've been usurping, conquering, and
mastering over disabilities.
I call it
I’ve seen it all. I’ve conquered and I’ve come through. It was hard for
me, but it doesn’t have to be that way for you.
I’ve spoken to more than ¼ million audience members
over 23 years on
how to overcome and conquer disabilities. If I can
do it so can you. And
if I can do it, then I can show you how to also.
I have published 11 books and more than 6,000 published articles on
Being a Champion in my column THE MOTIVATIONAL MINUTE!®
delivered more than 2,000 paid motivational talks.
Like the teams in Cirque du Soleil or any circus performance, they rely on each
other for support like I am doing right now with you.
Please help me help millions more disabled people a
round the globe by
Here's what your kind contribution will
help to fund:
We already have the facilities, the crew, the equipment, the team assembled, and the content ready to go. We have already shot 10 episodes of KickingBUT and we need finishing funds to go the rest of the way.
We're getting this done! That's just how we roll. We get stuff done and we accept no excuses, because we're KickingBUT!
This is why we need your kind contribution. Because getting from where we are to where we need to be to be ready to fully launch requires funds.
We can barter and economize all we want, but we need some finishing funds to get the rest of the way.
Really, we're almost there. Will you please help?
Any amount DOES count. You may think, "My $5 won't make a difference, but IT DOES! And you make a difference.
THIS PROJECT WILL GET DONE! THE ONLY QUESTION IS, WILL YOU HELP US?
Will you help us reach a world of disability and struggle and make it right? Or do you know someone else who can?
>Finishing Funds for the already shot footage.
>Replace some obsolete technology necessary for making the project a reality.
> Camera gear
Commissioned theme music for the show.
>And other like necessities
I’ve never let anything stop me and I never will!
If this project resonates with you in any way, if you believe that
someone like me, someone who's had a lifetime of disabilities -
limitations - and handicaps;
Someone who's come through the gauntlet and is
now victorious in most areas of life can take 43 years of struggle, frustration, strife, heartache, wall-busting, butt-kicking angst and living through the
hardest of setbacks;
And delineate and encapsulate it into many hundreds of videos to
empower and engage people currently going through the same
difficulties as I have...
Then I ask you... I urge you and I appeal to you to contribute whatever you can to
kick some BUT
Risks and challenges
The potential challenges are that I also run my companies. A diversified set of products and service from writing and producing, publishing, product development, children's Entertainment, coaching, and marketing. They all have very idiosyncratic demands, including time, skill,
However, I have become a master at multitasking since launching my first company in 1986. So I do not see this as being a huge hurdle.
The bigger challenge is the learning curve of producing consistently high quality digital content. By this specifically I mean the post production of the video and the web design of the content such as special reports, products, and live or Skype interviews for the channel.
I also do not see this as a significant delay, only a learning curve. With almost 30 years of Television & Film Industry background , and extensive nonlinear editing experience, learning the hands on of post production for these projects will be easily accomplished.
How I plan to overcome any setbacks that might arise is simple:
I have a plethora of colleagues, friends, teammates, and support whom have already pledged to help by contributing time, talents, training, and any other means need to make TheKickingBUTProject a stellar and complete success.
Really, the project is already a success. It just needs to be manifest.
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