A Selfish Plan to Change the World
Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
You are exactly what the world needs
What if your search for meaning could solve the world’s problems? What if everything you are passionate about could save a life or change history? Justin Dillon argues it can, and A Selfish Plan to Change the World shows how.
In this paradigm-shifting new book, Dillon--the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World--reveals the secret to a life of deep and lasting significance: the discovery that our need for meaning is inextricably linked to the needs of the world. A Selfish Plan to Change the World delivers a revolutionary method for meeting both needs.
Drawing upon his own unlikely transformation from touring musician to founder of a global movement and telling the stories of other surprising world-changers, Dillon shows how to create a life of deep purpose by stepping into the problems of the world. Taking readers on a journey from sweatshops in India to punk rock concerts in Ireland, Dillon exposes the limitations of the "giving back" approach involving donations and volunteerism to reveal the unexpected power of "giving in" to pursue self-interest in a way that alters the very dynamics of the world’s most challenging problems.
A Selfish Plan to Change the World is your "self-help-others" guide to a life that matters, demonstrating how you can repurpose your existing talents, backstory, and networks to improve the lives of others. Changing the world no longer belongs only to martyrs and professional do-gooders. You can live an extraordinary life. You can change the world. All you ever needed was a plan.
A true inspiration
As an infrequent reader, I choose the books I read carefully. In this case, I was excited to preorder the digital copy, and couldn't wait for the book to come out. My review may be tainted by this enthusiasm, but I genuinely believe this to be a book worthy of your attention, written by a relatable and inspiring individual.
Full disclosure, I've followed Justin's career for a while, and I've had the pleasure of speaking with him on multiple occasions - he's a busy, yet approachable guy, who attends a lot of human rights events, and he's gracious with his time.
What was surprising for me reading his book, was how deep the well goes in terms of Justin's knowledge on the direct and indirect impacts, the history, the root causes, and the straight-up complexity of creating and accelerating impactful change for good. You see, even when I try to explain what I like about the book, I lack Justin's knack for getting to the heart of the issue in plain English. There is an approachability to Justin's writing, preemptively addressing second guesses, and reassuring the reader that, "Yeah, it sounds a little crazy to take on the biggest problems in the world, but sometimes you need to embrace the crazy to find your riot".
This is a refreshing, inspiring and engaging read, highlighting a unique view on how to approach some of the world's most pressing challenges, delivered through thought-provoking, and captivating stories.
If you know you have purpose deep inside, but are struggling to figure out the "how" or even the "why", this is a great book to get you started on your journey.
- Category: Self-Improvement
- Published: May 23, 2017
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English