Today I mailed a generous check to LifeCenter Northwest based on 10% of sales at my shopping cart since November 1, 2011. I made my donation in the names of Brandon and Shirley Harney Taylor.  Shirley will be a float rider on the Donate Life America Float on Jan. 2, 2012, bringing national attention to the importance of organ and tissue donation.  Her son Brandon's organs and tissues have given second life chances to 52 others since his death by bike accident in August of 2000.

Thank you to those of you who were moved to make a purchase from my “Engage!” page to get the help you need to prepare and share your stories so you can prosper in the spotlight.  Whether you purchased your own copy of Bye-Bye Boring Bio, treated yourself to the next session of the Broadcast Your Brilliance Webinar Series, or engaged me to do your Extreme Bio Makeover, you have helped yourself with tools and training to support your future success, and — in doing so — you have also contributed to this organization's life-saving good work.

If you haven't yet seen the video I created to showcase this cause related initiative, you can view it here.

Here's to more good work in the world as we make bold impact through our collective efforts in the New Year.  And be sure to watch the Rose Parade on Monday, January 2, 2012!