This ebook is a plea for help. It’s a voice in a room full of people who care about exactly the same thing but who are entirely oblivious to each other. It’s a calling for everyone living on Earth to recognize a new responsibility that we’ve brought upon ourselves, a responsibility that we created by quenching our thirst for abundance and feeding our lust for social and economic development. It’s a responsibility to be responsible.
But what can we do? What changes can we make to our daily lives that will have a positive effect on the rest of the planet? This ebook exists to answer those questions. This ebook is a place to start, a place to get ideas and inspiration for small ways to make a big difference.
Over 40 bloggers contributed more than 100 ways to live more sustainable, to live happier and healthier, to get more out of life, to inspire and share, to reconnect with our true selves, to be a leader, to exist more intelligently.
More than 100 ways that to begin setting an example to be the change we wish to see in the world.
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This ebook gives you ways to start making a difference right now. Ways that you can make small adjustments to your life that will reverberate through time and positively affect the rest of the world.
There are practical everyday actions in this ebook that affect our environment, more personal choices that affect our health, and even choices that we can make to indirectly influence those around us.
Share the Wisdom
If you found the contents of this ebook helpful, please share it with your network of friends and family. Tweet this, page to Twitter, post it to Facebook, and submit it to any social networks that you use. Consider joining the Facebook group where you can post your own ideas for small ways to make a big difference and connect with other like-minded changemakers.
If you have a blog, consider writing a short review of this book along with your own ideas for small ways to make a big difference (if you email me a link to the review, I will post a link back to it on this books’ page). You can find graphics for your blog post here.
If you know someone who wants to make a positive difference in the world, send them a copy or point them to this books’ web page where they can download it:
If you have access to a printer, consider printing this guide and leaving it somewhere that others will flip through it (although I’d prefer you save the trees and send the electronic version instead).
But most of all, share the content in this book through setting an example for others to follow. As Mahatma Gandi put it so eloquently, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Support the Contributors
This ebook belongs to all the incredible people who submitted content for this book. Please visit their sites and support their work. They are living proof that where there is a will to make a difference, there is always a way.
- Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living
- Ali Dark
- Jarkko Laine
- Hulbert Lee of From Bottom Up
- Ivan Campuzano
- Sandra Lee of Always Well Within
- Lynn Fang of Upcycled Love
- Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition
- Karen Ruby of A Meaningful Existence
- Danny Cooper
- Jennifer Barry of LiveRichly
- Everett Bogue of Far Beyond The Stars
- John Bardos of JetSetCitizen
- Henri Junttila of Wake Up Cloud
- Jenna Francisco of This is My Happiness
- Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering
- Scott Young
- Jeffrey Tang of The Art of Great Things
- Kelly Lee Phipps of TravelingMagi
- Audrey Scott of UncorneredMarket
- Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity
- Jessica Reader of Love and Trash
- Matt Bailey of A World of Inspiration
- Jonny Gibaud of The Life Thing
- Ali Hale of Aliventures
- Earl Baron of WanderingEarl
- James Schipper of Live Collar Free
- Adam Groffman of Travels of Adam
- Peter B. Roth
- Zaheer Abbas of UdaipurTimes
- Samuel Alexander of Simplicity Collective
- Ryan and Dina of Vagabond Quest
- Colin Wright of ExileLifestyle
- David Turnbull
- Dragos Roua
- Jonathan Mead of IlluminatedMind
- Steve Haase of ThoughtLead
- Cody McKibben of ThrillingHeroics
- Mark Wiens of Migrationology
- Meg Wolfe of Minimalist Women
- Sandi Faviell Amorim of Deva Coaching
How to Join the Next Project
Making the world a better place isn’t a one-man effort. Like this project, it takes the collective effort of many people who desire the same thing.
I’ve chosen to dedicate my time here on Earth to helping create a world where abundance is sustainable and where each individual is empowered with the knowledge they need to make the best choices in life.
This collaborative project was just one of the many that I will organize. If what I’m doing here gels with your own hopes and dreams for the future, please join the email list for passionate changemakers so that I can let you know about upcoming projects.
Reviews and Press
The following is a list of blogs where this ebook was reviewed or mentioned. If you mentioned this ebook and it’s not in this list, please contact me with the link and I will add it.
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – A Meaningful Existence
Small Ways Add Up – Deva Coaching
Make a difference ~ free ebook – Always Well Within
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Upcycled Love
Making a Difference – Minimalist Women
Free E-Book Release: Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – A World of Inspiration
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Powered by Intuition
Free ebook: Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Love and Trash
3 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Travels of Adam
How to Make a Difference (Free E-Book) – Jarkko Laine
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Live Richly
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – WanderingEarl
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – The Life Poets’ Simplicity Collective
You Are A Teacher – Black Belt Guide
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Freelance Firestarter
Million Acts of Kindness – Abubakar Jamil
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Adventures of a Barefoot Geek
10 Simple and Important Habits to Cultivate – Step 1 Minimalist
As If They Were Great and Noble – The Art of Great Things
Some things I’d like to share with you – Illuminated Mind
Top 3 Pieces of Traveling Advice by Travelers Around the World – Vagabond Quest
Little Things that Make the World Better – Migrationology.com
Small Ways – Practically Intuitive
Review: Small Ways To Make A Big Difference – Minimalist Knitter
Small Changes to Make a Big Difference – The W.O.N.D.E.R. Technique
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Watsons Unleashed
How To Build Reputation With Your Blog – Interact With Your Peers – Dragos Roua
Simple Living News Update – Rowdy Kittens
This Week’s To Do List – Initiative 180
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Peter B. Roth
Making a Difference in the New Year – Searching for Sustenance
Be the Change Bookclub Featured Read – Be the Change Bookclub
Small Ways to Make A Big Difference – Happiness Is The Natural State
Book Review: Small Ways to Make a Big Difference – Do Good
Overcoming Hopelessness: The Woman I’ll Never Forget & The Pale Blue Dot – Jodi Sagorin