Charles MulliWhat do Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea) and Charles Mulli (Father to the Fatherless) have in common?

They both know what it’s like to put everything they own on the line to help make the world a better place and the both have ignited wildfire word of mouth epidemics.

About two decades ago, both men had life changing experiences.  Greg Mortenson, after a successfully completing a rescue mission on K2, separated from his climbing party.  Exhausted he wandered into a small village where the family of the village elder took him in.  That event sparked a decision in Greg’s life to build a school for this impoverished town.  Greg’s journey has now led him to build schools across Afganistan and Pakistan.  If you haven’t read the book “Three Cups of Tea”, pick it up for your Christmas read. You won’t be able to put it down.

Charles Mulli had a similar path.   His is a rags to riches story of a street boy turned entrepreneur who then gave up everything to start a school for Kenya’s homeless children.  His story is the most gripping I have ever read.  Read “Father to the Fatherless” and you’ll truly understand how wildfire works.

Every wildfire word of mouth epidemic needs fuel.  A burning commitment to changing the world for the better is the most flammable fuel on the planet.

If you truly want to go to epidemic levels, ask yourself this:

–       How committed are you to bettering the lives of others?

–       How much are you willing to risk to get there?

This week, we’ll be opening a discussion on this topic.  Please join in and leave a comment.  I look forward to hearing your views.