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How Two Entrepreneurs Are Using Their Skills To Help Others Worldwide

How Two Entrepreneurs Are Using Their Skills To Help Others Worldwide

Hey there,

As many of you know, I’m a huge Phillies fan. Last week, the Phillies opened their season at home against the Atlanta Braves.

But, it wasn’t just another Opening Day.

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Choose Kindness: How One Giant Cashier Made A Little Girl’s Day

Choose Kindness: How One Giant Cashier Made A Little Girl's Day

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” – Fred Rogers

Hey there, Heroes,

I hope you all had an amazing week. Over here in Gettysburg, we’ve been battling colds plus doctor and ER visits. It’s been rough. Should’ve stayed in Cancun!

Anyway, I have quite the heartwarming story for you this week. But, before I get to it, I wanted to share something with you. In fact, I’m going to make it this week’s Hero Challenge.

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How GenM Is At The Forefront Of Providing Free Education


Here’s what’s on tap for this week’s edition of Hero Story…

I talk with Moe Abbas from GenM. They’re only trying to overhaul the entire education system. No big deal.

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How One Father Built His Son A Hand — And Now Does It For Other Kids

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Greetings, Heroes!

I’m coming to you from sunny Cancun, Mexico. Here for Spring Break… just kidding.

I’m with the family and letting the kids get some energy out. All while I slip an adult beverage in here and there.​Continue reading

How Marlin Jenkins Is Bringing Internet Access To The Bronx

How Marlin Jenkins Is Bringing Internet Access To The Bronx

“I’m not saying I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” – Tupac Shakur

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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants With Roy Huff

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” – Isaac Newton

Earlier this week, my wife was sick. So, I called out of work so I could take care of the kids.

My 3-year-old son had a 10:30 am swimming lesson, so we braced the polar vortex and made the 45 minute trip to the YMCA. Fortunately, my in-laws were there to help the helpless Dad that I can be at times.

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This Is How GoodGym Combines Running And Service


“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.” 

– Robert Downey, Jr.

I’ve been absolutely blown away by the early response to Hero Story.

I’m getting support left and right – and folks like you reading this right now have been overwhelmingly positive about my new direction.

I can’t thank you enough and it’s all incredibly humbling.

Please keep letting me know what you enjoy and don’t hesitate to pass along stories you think I should be covering.

Let’s get to this week’s heroes.
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Free chicken dinner…

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Hi, I’m Dave. Welcome to this edition of Hero Story.

Free fried chicken for federal workers at Pineville Tavern and Pineville Fishtown

Yes, you read that correctly. Free chicken dinner.

That’s what family restaurant owners from the Philadelphia area are offering Federal government workers affected by the government shutdown. The Abruzzese family, owners of the Pineville Tavern in Bucks County, PA and Pineville Fishtown in Philadelphia, PA, are doing their part by helping out families in need.

As Drew Abruzzese, who owns the restaurants with his father, Andrew Abruzzese told PhillyVoice:

“When we saw the news that federal employees wouldn’t be receiving their paychecks today, we decided that we had to take action to help the local park rangers, postal employees, TSA officers and other U.S. government personnel who need help making ends meet during this crisis.”

And they sure did “take action.” Plenty of people took the Abruzzese’s up on their offer.
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What inspires you?

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Hey folks,

It’s time.

I’ve felt something was missing from my business for quite some time now. Call it authenticity. Call it substance. Call it “I Just Want Something To Work So I Can Get Out Of My Damn Day Job” Syndrome.

Whatever you want to call it, nothing has provided tremendous value to people. And certainly not on a level where I’m giving more than I’m taking (or trying to take).

Well, that ends today.
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