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Catch Me Up: by William Shatner

Reinvent yourself at any age with "Catch Me Up" the new book and website by William Shatner. Your best days are NOT behind you!

Catch Me Up: by William Shatner

Reinvent yourself at any age with "Catch Me Up" the new book and website by William Shatner. Your best days are NOT behind you!

$5,480
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 15 2014
Last updated December 22, 2014

About

Greetings.  I am William Shatner, and I have a confession to make.  

I’ve been unemployed over 400 times in my life. I’ve had to reinvent myself over and over to get hired by TV shows, movie producers, and even by Priceline.com when I was 60+ years old. 

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 In a nutshell, this book is about two things:

1. Achieving great things in your life at any age

2. How to leverage the new technology around us today to do anything you want, at warp speed.

I have another confession. Until just recently I HATED new technology. My “smart” phone made me feel stupid. My grandkids had to show me how to use Facebook. I even refused to even have an email account. You know what I found out? Without this know-how, I was becoming irrelevant…and a guy like me can’t afford to be irrelevant. So I did something about it.

I went on a mission to find people who had been laid off, lost careers, had been downsized and replaced by younger people with more tech skills; but who actually fought back and won!

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 Meet Cliff Brahm, who left corporate America and claimed his own destiny.

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 Meet Dave Bateman, who left his legal practice to become a coffee farmer in Hawaii.

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 This is Julie Cole, whose entrepreneurial spirit in her later years is exceptionally strong!

This is just a small sample of people that didn’t wallow in self-pity. They re-invented themselves and became successful entrepreneurs over 50. All of their inspirational stories are in my new book Catch Me Up.

 The biggest common denominator among the success stories in the book was that in every case these newly energized folks had discovered new technologies to create their new lives.

This is not just a book of “feel good” stories.

This is real life inspiration along with the vital tools and training needed to accomplish great things at any age!

That’s why we are connecting our website CatchMeUp.com to the book’s mission. 

 It’s a place for readers to get support, training, and even pair up with other members for jobs, business opportunities, and to share ideas.

This book and the website are labors of love. I really believe it can give hope, skills, and even community to a portion of our population that really needs it right now.

Frankly, lofty goals like this are not that appealing to big publishers. Going the traditional route would have required a number of sacrifices that would have ultimately hurt, and worse yet, alter the final product and the mission I have set forth for it…So, I have decided instead to embody the message and spirit of Catch Me Up and venture this fascinating new frontier—to seek out and win over the kickstarter community.

How rewarding it would be to have the Kickstarter community be my backers who are in fact, my audience; so I can create this book with NO COMPROMISES.

Through Kickstarter, I can preserve the integrity of this movement and give you, my backers, the chance to be a significant part of my cherished project. You may be asking yourself…

 Most fortunate folks have parents, grand parents, an aunt or an uncle who could use some inspiration and maybe even some community…Getting this book in their hands from a guy like me, who is their age, and hopefully, someone they grew up with; might give them the inspiration to get up, dust themselves off and try again.

 What next?

 First of all, thank you for scrolling all the way to the bottom and for believing in my vision for Catch Me Up.  To become one of my backers, just click on the big green button at the top of the page, to the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge, which reward you want, and how you want to sign up. Signing up is easy; you can even do it through Facebook. 

We will update you RIGHT HERE on Kickstarter!  Once you’re a backer, we will be able to communicate directly and exclusively to our backers and show you all of the work in progress.

 Remember, your best days are not behind you.  The future is bright.

Thank you Kickstarter!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks when you self-publish verses going through a major publishing company. Will this book reach the people it needs to reach without a major distributor? Will we be able to meet the production demands of creating the physical books themselves? Will this go over budget? Will we be able successfully create the community and following we need to make this project a success without corporate backing?

To help make sure that all of our bases are covered, we have enlisted some of the best people in the business to help us a create viral awareness campaign and let the world know about this project. Our team of copywriters, artists, editors, and marketers have all come together to work on this project because they believe in the message and the mission.

This allows us deliver Catch Me Up to you in the exact way it was intended; Untouched by corporate interference that would not have the mission of Catch Me Up as the first priority.

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    THANK YOU!
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    DIGITAL VERSION OF "CATCH ME UP" BOOK.
    You will receive the digital version of Catch Me Up to read on your iPad, Tablet, or Computer. (Kindle, Nook, Ibook, & PDF Formats Available)

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    ADVANCE PAPERBACK & DIGITAL COPY OF CATCH ME UP BOOK.
    You will receive not just the paperback copy but also a digital copy of Catch Me Up! (Kindle, Nook, Ibook, & PDF Formats Available)

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    ADVANCE HARDBACK & DIGITAL COPY OF CATCH ME UP BOOK.
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    SPECIAL EDITION CATCH ME UP T-SHIRT
    You can only get this T-shirt here and now. Once it’s gone, it’s gone! You will also receive a digital copy of Catch Me Up.

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    LIMITED EDITION COPY OF CATCH ME UP BOOK.
    This is a special “Kickstarter Only” edition each with it’s own serial number and designation. You will also receive a digital copy of Catch Me Up.

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    CATCH ME UP LIMITED EDITION ART WORK.
    This art work was specially created for the Catch Me Up Kickstarter campaign and is a fine art print suitable for framing. You will also receive a digital copy of Catch Me Up.

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    CATCH ME UP ART & BOOK COMBO.
    You will receive both the Limited Edition fine art print suitable for framing and a hard back copy of the book. You will also receive a digital copy of Catch Me Up.

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    EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES CATCH ME UP DOCUMENTARY!
    Get this “one time only” documentary of the making of Catch me up, plus the fine art poster, plus the limited edition copy, plus the digital version of the book.

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF CATCH ME UP PAPERBACK BOOK. Your very own paperback copy of Catch Me Up signed by the man himself.

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF CATCH ME UP HARDBACK BOOK. Your very own hardback copy of Catch Me Up signed by the man himself!

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF CATCH ME UP LIMITED EDITION BOOK.
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    YOUR PERSONAL STORY FEATURED ON CATCHMEUP.COM & CNN.COM

    You heard that right! You or your business will be featured on our website with a special intro from William Shatner himself. You will also be a featured press release on CNN.com, receive a special copy of the press release suitable for framing, and receive an autographed copy of the book, the tshirt, Catch Me Up art work, and a digital copy of the book.

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    HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE FROM WILLIAM SHATNER HIMSELF.
    You will receive a personal handwritten note from the Captain himself along with a hardback, paperback, & limited edition copy of the book, 2 t-shirts, & Catch Me Up art work.

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    BEAM ME UP! 2 Tickets to come to the VIP book release party & meet William Shatner in person!
    You & a friend will join William Shatner at an exclusive VIP book signing to be held at a northern California winery (Location TBD).

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    THE CAPTAINS CHAIR VIP PACKAGE.
    Your will have your very own table for you and 5 friends at the William Shatner Charity Gala. Meet William Shatner in person, get a photo, and receive all previous rewards.

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