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I'm Shaun and I'd like for you to partner with me to publish my first book.

I want you to know who I am because I am asking you for money and that's just courteous.  I'm 33. I've been in love with my wife, Rai, since I was 17. We have 5 awesome kids.  I'm also the founder & Chief Creative Officer of Upfront, an exciting new social network and the founder of HopeMob, a great crowdfunding platform for people in need which we funded with $129,423 from right here on KickStarter.  

Here and here are a ton of press links to the work I've done from CNN, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, and many more.

The title of my first book is "100 Life Goals :: The Exhilarating Manifesto Designed to Rescue Your Dreams, Build a Life Plan, and Go After it with Reckless Abandon!"

Not only have I lived out everything I will teach you in the book, but I've also taught the lessons and strategies to thousands of people all over the world.  

Here's the outline:

PART A

Chapter 1: If You Had No Fear :: Regaining Your Imagination and Living Life With Gusto! 

Chapter 2: If Money Wasn't a Problem :: Starting Where You Are and Believing You Will Have Enough!

Chapter 3: If You Had a Plan :: Preparing to Live Life on Purpose from Here on Out!

PART B

Chapter 4: A Balanced Attack :: The 7 Interlocking Life Goal Categories

Chapter 5: YORGs (Your Outrageously Ridiculous Goals) :: 7 Goals That Guide Them All

Chapter 6: GO! Create This List Now and Make It Public!

Chapter 7: The Life Goal Snowball :: Getting Momentum and Keeping It

PART C

Chapter 8: Generosity Goals :: How Will I Make the World a Better Place?

Chapter 9: Health & Fitness Goals :: How Will I Give My Body the Best Chance to Finish This List?

Chapter 10: Travel Goals :: Where Will I Go to Fully Experience the Beauty of the World?

Chapter 11: Financial Goals :: How Can I Create Financial Freedom for Myself and Others?

Chapter 12: Spiritual/Emotional Goals :: What Will Give Me the Internal Strength to Finish this List?

Chapter 13: Accomplishment/Experience Goals :: What Have I Always Dreamed of Doing for Myself?

Chapter 14: Friends & Family Goals :: How Can I Be Sure that When I'm Done the Right People Knew I Loved Them?

APPENDIX:

Resource List (Suggested books, movies, music, websites, tools, apps, more)

10 Sample Life Goal Lists (Including Mine and Some of Yours)

Inspirational Quotes for each of the 7 Interlocking Categories

NOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH MORE TIME...

You have dreams... or at least you used to have them!  

Trust me, having overcome what so many people thought were insurmountable odds, I know what it feels like to see the color of your dreams fade away right in front of your face!  I've held on to life by a thread more than once.  I've been beaten within an inch of my life, I've had 3 brutal spinal surgeries, I've been shot at, and I nearly died in a severe car accident that required over 400 stitches (pictures and backstory here) on my face alone. I've lost jobs that I loved, I've been on food stamps, I've lost a home, and I've worked 4 jobs at once...I've been there! I've had dreams that I thought I'd have to give up on forever. I get it. I get you. That's where this book comes from... 

Maybe you feel like you are too broke (or broken), too old (or young), too stressed, or too busy to be able to take the beautiful dreams of your heart and soul, and by sheer force of will, make them into goals, and make those goals into reality, but...

IT IS POSSIBLE!!!

HOWEVER, I can ABSOLUTELY ASSURE you that unless your name is Forrest Gump, if you have 100 Life Goals, you will only achieve 1 or 2 of them on accident - if that. That's not OK with me and it shouldn't be OK with you!  Achieving 2% of our goals in life is just unacceptable!

After a lot of trial, a lot error, a ton of research, and years of putting the principles and strategies of this book into practice in my life, I am convinced that no matter where you are in life right now, you have way more potential than you understand. I have also learned through coaching and leading others that the practical keys to unlocking your potential are not nearly as far away as you may think!

Listen, this book is not my hustle! I am a humanitarian and an entrepreneur. I have a job that I love. I am writing this book because what excites me more than anything else I do is seeing people come alive when they understand the principles and practices of 100 Life Goals, start right where they are, and start pursuing them with reckless abandon!!! 

2 of my life goals are actually publishing this book and helping at least 10,000 people create life goal lists and pursue them.  By partnering with me in this campaign, you are also helping me achieve my life goals and I plan on returning the favor to you!

My first ever book, "100 Life Goals: The Exhilarating Manifesto Designed to Rescue Your Dreams, Build a Life Plan, and Go After It With Reckless Abandon", is a bit like the P90x or INSANITY of self-help books. It's going to be TOUGH, but if you do it it will TOTALLY change the entire trajectory of your life and this KickStarter campaign project makes it all possible!!! 

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MORE ABOUT THE BOOK!

If I had to sum it all up, in my life I've done 2 things really, really well...

#1: I've taught and inspired thousands of people to create and pursue life goals.

#2: I've achieved outrageous life goals of my own that I used to think were ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE until I discovered a real method to the madness!

In this book I will share the stories (first and foremost), systems, strategies, successes (and failures) that I have experienced in my journey of starting award winning and world changing businesses on shoestring budgets, climbing crazy mountains in spite of debilitating injuries, and setting a World Record for fundraising... all while having a family that still sees me and loves me.  For years I have studied how successful people set and achieve amazing life goals and I honestly think I have cracked the code.  I want to share this with you and I want you to share it with the world!

Going way beyond inspirational mumbo jumbo, cliches, and situations from my life that never actually help you in your own context, this book will give you stories to remember, transferable steps and interactive exercises showing you how to craft a life map that will be the GPS for your future!

MORE ABOUT ME!

Like so many of you it is harder and harder to put me in one small box.  I'm calling myself a techie-humanitarian nowadays and that's true, but I'm equal parts husband, dad, entrepreneur, teacher, author, social media dude, and doer of good.  Nothing energizes me more than empowering others to use their gifts and skills (and pain) to make the world a better place.  

My work has appeared in virtually every mainstream press outlet from O Magazine to Ellen to CNN to the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  Last year I was super proud to win the Mashable Award for Most Creative Social Good Campaign and the web projects I've overseen have received over 100 million hits and raised over $5 million for charity. 

I am the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Upfront, an amazing new social network that we just launched a few weeks ago and I'm the Founder of HopeMob, an amazing platform and community of generous people (which was funded right here on KickStarter)! I now live and work in Manhattan with my wife and our 5 young kids.

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My Family

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WHAT'S NEXT? The App!

If your dreams are going to become actionable goals, you have to carry them with you 24 hours a day!

The 100 Life Goals Apps for iPhone & Android will be designed after the successful completion of this campaign and the publishing of the 100 Life Goals manifesto. My personal goal is to see at least 10,000 people set and pursue 100 Life Goals and I think having the app will help us achieve this!  Unfortunately, it violates KickStarter rules to have the creation of the app funded so the success of the book will really determine this!

Risks and challenges

I have been privately working on this project and teaching people how to set and pursue life goals for the past 4 years. The funding for it will help not only help publish the book, but will help me create a grassroots marketing plan as well!

I have a track record of setting dates for goals and meeting them and will go out of my way to nail this.

The publishing of this book is one of my life goals!

Thank you all!!!

-Shaun

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    And you will receive the VERY FIRST smoking hot-off-the-press print version of 100 Life Goals! I will also personalize a hand written message for you or a friend in the book AND give you my 7 part audio coaching series to accompany the book!

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    And you will get TWO e-versions (Kindle, Nook, or PDF) of 100 Life Goals! That's one for you and one for a friend at least 2 weeks before the book is released to the public AND my 7 part audio coaching series to accompany the book! This means you will be crushing it in no time!

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    And you will get all of the above goodness (print books, e-book, t-shirt, sticker, audio coaching, more), plus I will give you a shout-out IN THE ACTUAL PRINT and e-VERSIONS OF THE BOOK as one of my LIFE GOAL WARRIORS!

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    And you will get all of the above awesomeness (books, t-shirt, sticker, shout out in the book) AND... (drumroll please)

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    And you will get all of the above amazingness (including the email editing & advice) plus I will speak with you by phone or Skype in 2 thirty-minute consultations to help you nail your 100 Life Goals and push through any challenges you may be experiencing! Let's do this!!

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    And you will not only get all of the above swagaliciousness, but I will interview you and include a story about YOU in the 100 Life Goals book detailing some of your journey! Pretty sure this means you will be famous :-)

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    And you will get all of the HOTNESS of rewards 1-9 AND I will include YOUR 100 Life Goals list in the e-version and print version of the book alongside mine and few others! This will put the HEALTHIEST PRESSURE on you to live your best life and make these goals happen!

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    And you will not only get all of the above 100 Life Goal goodness (books, stickers, t-shirt, consultations, interviews, mentions, etc.), but I will also travel to speak with you or for your business or organization (large or small) about how to establish a life goal plan! I won't leave until you have the workings of your life plan in place!

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    And you will get all of the above fabulousness plus I will work with you or your team to create a CUSTOMIZED SOCIAL GOOD CAMPAIGN or WEB PROJECT -local or international, large or small. I'll stick with you from the idea phase all the way through to implementation. This is my specialty and I would love to be able to help you make your vision for good in the world a reality!!

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    And I will serve as your personal LIFE GOALS COACH. I will carve out time to help you craft and edit your 100 Life Goals and will make myself available consistently and regularly to guide you through the process of living these goals out - including meeting in person, online, on the phone, etc. I would also like to be there to support you through some of your 100 Life Goals and celebrate with you as you achieve them.

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