August 2021 Worldwide Newsletter

Don’t give up.

Over the past 18 months, humanity has been worn down by the pandemic. Life has not been easy and there may be additional challenges ahead. But as Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Compassion is needed now more than ever. We encourage our supporters to be kind, forgive and sacrifice for the betterment of humanity.

With those thoughts in mind, we recently released a public service announcement to recognize every person who may need an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because of a car crash, heart attack, seizure or other illness/injury in the United States. The examples of ICUs being overwhelmed have only gotten worse since we released this video.

Please share this video if you agree with the message.

Speaking Engagements

Uplift Your Team with a Virtual Keynote

Stress levels are at an all-time high in some organizations. Leaders who care about their teams are thinking a lot about the mental health of their employees/members right now. Are you looking for a message to uplift your group? The Founder of because I said I would has delivered over 90 virtual keynotes during the pandemic era with groups like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayo Clinic and The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. Learn more at or text us at 216.409.0422.

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Promise Story

Helping Denicia Keep Her Promise


Did you see the promise story we shared about Denicia and the tragic loss of her sister? Denicia has taken in her young nieces and nephew after her sister was murdered in an act of domestic violence, promising to raise them. To help Denicia’s family during this transition, our donors have provided enough support for us to purchase a bed set for Kingston so he can feel more at home, as well as equestrian therapy sessions for Kylana to help her at this difficult time in her young life. Denicia was a participant in our Resiliency Training Program that focuses on habits and tactics to face life’s adversities. If you are looking for new skills to help keep your promises, apply to join here and use the code PROMISE104 to wipe away all costs. However, please note that not everyone who registers will be approved to join. Our next session will begin Monday, October 4th. Thank you to our donors who make this program available at no cost to those who are fighting to keep their promises to better themselves, their families and their communities.

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Habits & Tactics

4 Tips on How to Adapt to Change

It’s easy to be overwhelmed in today’s changing world. Consider the following approach to better adapt to change, build momentum, and take it all in stride while remaining productive. 1. Read these quotes on change. Quotes have a powerful way of changing perspectives quickly. 2. Don’t be afraid to go slow. Yes, sometimes change is immediately necessary but often it’s not. Try not to intimidate yourself with too rapid a pace. Take your time by starting with small actions that lead to sustained change. As Lao Tzu wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” What can you do today? 3. Show your plan to three people. Just thinking about change isn’t enough. Make your future approachable by writing down actionable steps. Then review that plan with three people you trust (e.g. your best friend, a therapist, a mentor, etc.) 4. Use memory aids. With so much going on in the world, it is easy to be overwhelmed and lose focus on your goal. Post motivational reminders in your house, car and at work. These could be messages on sticky notes, famous quotes printed out, Promise Cards, or even a photo of a person you love for inspiration. Just remember, one isn’t enough. Post several of these reminders in prominent places in your life.

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