I'm so happy to have a site I can be proud of! I'm very good at lots of things involving media and marketing, but web design is certainly not one of them. If you're wondering who did all of this her name is Angela LaBord and you can contact her through her company Creative House.
As for this site my goal is to get rich from it. That's a joke. John D. Rockefeller said "If you're life goal is to become rich, you'll never achieve it". John was an interesting guy. His dad was a bum who drifted in and out of the family. This forced his mom to learn how to make the most out of every dollar. John studied her and learned. When he was 16 he got a job as an assistant book keeper at a produce company and studied his bosses and learned. At age 20 he took what he had learned and with a friend raised $4000 to launch their own produce business. That's the equivalent of 100 grand today! He was ruthless in business. By 25 he bought out his partner for a million dollars and began expanding into the oil industry. At 30 he launched Standard Oil and went on to become one of the 5 wealthiest people who have ever lived!
What most people don't know is that Rockefeller was devoted to charity. At age 16 he began donating 6% of his earnings to charity. By age 20 it was over 10%. Over his lifetime John donated hundreds of millions to his church (the Baptists) but plenty more to other charities. After the Civil War he donated the land for Spelman college in Atlanta for African American women. It's named Spelman after his in laws who were fierce abolitionists. He spent over 250 million on medical research. That money funded projects that earned 23 Nobel peace prizes. In total he gave away an estimated 550 million dollars in addition to his church giving.
John Rockefeller's personal motto was actually something he read from the famous preacher John Wesley. "Gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can." Rockefeller retired in his 50's and spent the next 40 years devoted to maximizing his giving. He taught Sunday school and even worked as the church janitor upon occasion. Despite all the good he was doing John still had a publicity problem. So he hired publicist Ivy Lee.
My goal for this site is the same as it is for my life. It's also similar to both John's and Ivy's goals. To help people. To help people learn. To help people get the most out of their lives. John did it through business which he converted to charity. Ivy did it by helping the public see John's and other clients actions in the best possible light. I do it in my career by helping businesses get their services seen in the best possible light. I do it with this blog by helping people learn valuable tidbits of information and teach them new perspectives on issues. Ultimately I want to help. And because God is wonderful He has created our world so that when we help others we actually help ourselves. So don't think I'm doing this just to be a nice guy. Wink wink.