I am just one person – what can I do?

“Never underestimate the power of a small, dedicated group of people to change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Okay so that is also on a bunch of motivational posters, it is just a saying.  It doesn’t really mean that I can do it.  Well actually it does.  If you follow AuctionAnything.com or read Romance novels, you know the name Brenda Novak.

Brenda is a romance novelist whose youngest son was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.  Rather than sit by and say, “I am just one person what can I do,” Brenda got active.  Fast forward 6 years and nearly $1.3 million raised later and you can see that one person can make a difference.  In fact, in each of the past 2 years, she has raised over $300,000.

Doesn’t she have a big staff to help her?

I would love to say yes, but the answer is no.  In fact until last year, she didn’t have anybody but herself.  These days she has some part time help but it largely rests on her shoulders.

Surely being famous has helped her auction be successful.

Now you have me on that one.  Her connections through her writing likely have helped her find some followers and some pretty unique items.  So $300k is out of your reach because you aren’t famous.  Would $50,000 help your school, charity or non-profit group?  What about $20,000?  You don’t have to hit home runs like Brenda has.  A wall is built one brick at a time, but you do have to start.

Not sure where to start?  Give us a call or email me directly at cmayr@auctionanything.com and I will be more than happy to give you the nudge you need to get started changing the world. One person really can make a difference with the right tools and a little motivation.

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