What would you do if you were given $1,000 or more to start a project? Yes, you read that right. $1,000 or more.
You could start a business or start a movement that could impact hundreds of people or more.
Do you have a dream that you want to make a reality with some money and help from successful people along the way?
It’s possible with this amazing opportunity to earn a scholarship to help turn your dream into a reality.
All it costs is $100 to be a part of an amazing program where you’ll be inspired from some of the brightest minds around the world. Before you think that’s a lot to invest, first read more about it below.
At the end, read about me investing $100 in one of you.
What would you do with $100?
That’s what Chris Guillebeau asked at the end of this year’s World Domination Summit in Portland.
He then gave each attendee a $100 and said, “Hey, take this and have fun with it, surprise someone or start something special.” I remember reading the tweets when it happened and reading blog posts about it afterwards.
That gesture left everyone surprised. Some even in tears.
Who gives $100 to 1000 people and use it however they want? Many of those attendees felt a huge responsibility to put it to good use.
Natalie Sission attended World Domination Summit and felt like she wanted to create something special with her $100.
Natalie is a suitcase entrepreneur. That’s the name of her blog and that reflects her lifestyle. She’s been traveling the world running a business while living out of a suitcase. She wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you don’t know her yet, I highly recommend learning more about her.
Natalie used her connections to create something that can impact your life and the lives of others. It’s called $100 Change.
Natalie sums up the program as:
$100 Change is a program empowering you to start your dream project or business in 100 days for $100.
I know many of you want to start your own business and wake up every day feeling excited about what you’re doing.
If you’ve ever needed motivation, advice, and support, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
What do you get for $100?
100 Daily Prompts of wisdom, insight and coaching, via email, from 100 change makers, to ensure you take action and start something special during the course of the program.
3 Live Webinars to ensure every person participating can turn up for a value packed Q&A style get together, with key change makers, and come away invigorated, enthused and on track to getting that idea, project or initiative out to the world.
4 Exclusive Video Interviews - Prepare to tap the brains and smarts of Chris Guillebeau, Pam Slim, Jonathan Fields and Jenny Blake
1 Beautiful Digital Guide - You get this at the end of the program and it contains all the 100 days of wisdom, the interviews, audios, and bonus content, plus gifts from some of the change makers.
This is Not for Profit
I just wanted to make this clear. Natalie isn’t making any money off this. I don’t make any money referring you. She said a tiny bit is covering the cost of design, production and shipping. That’s completely fair.
Nearly 100% of the money goes to help create change and turn dreams into realty.
Now I’ve gotten that out of the way, here is the best part.
10 Scholarships Awarded
Everyone’s $100 will be put together and will turn into 10 scholarships that each participant can apply for.
The amount of each scholarship will depend on how many people apply. If 100 people apply, then each scholarship is worth $1,000. If 1,000 people apply, then each scholarship is worth $10,000. Wow!!
In late November you can submit your idea or project for one of the scholarships. Then in December the public will vote on your project and the group will be narrowed down. Then the final round will judged by a group of change makers who will select the winners.
The winners have an opportunity to impact even more people and create serious change with their idea. The wisdom from the past 100 days will no doubt help them with his great opportunity.
The winners will also get mentoring from key change markers and a business framework for getting it done.
What if you don’t get a scholarship?
You’re still gonna get a heck of an education for 100 days. I believe you’ll change for the better after 100 days.
Every day you’ll get advice and insight from some amazing people from all walks of life.
Natalie has structured it so after 10 days, you get a summary of what you learned, plus a call to action for you.
You’ll then post your key action to the private Facebook group where you can find motivation and work with your fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and action takers.
Plus you’ve got the webinars, interviews, and bonuses to help you throughout.
Honored to Contribute to this Project
Natalie asked me to share my experience from creating iPhone apps for this project. I feel like maybe she asked the wrong Benny Hsu, but I don’t believe there is another Benny Hsu that blogs and develop iPhone apps.
But in all seriousness, I am honored be a part of a special group and share what I’ve learned with everyone who signs up.
I think it’s the best idea I’ve heard in a long time, and Natalie has executed it so well.
Here’s an Infographic That Explains it Well
A Great Investment for Yourself
If you think about it, it only cost $1 a day. Some of these change makers answers are worth much more than $100 if you hired them for help.
Plus you get the video interviews, special audios, amazing answers, webinars, access to a private Facebook group, and chance at a scholarship.
If you do all that, I guarantee you’re not going to be the same person in a 100 days.
If I haven’t convinced you enough that is a great opportunity, head over to the $100 Change and learn more about it.
You can sign up and start anytime, but why wait? Decide “I want to be inspired to make a change.”
I’m Investing $100 in Someone
I believe in this so much that I want to cover the $100 for one of you to join this program.
It’s my way of giving back and helping one of you begin to start something special.
What do you have to do?
1) All you have to do is to Tweet this post AND like it on Facebook. (See box below to tweet and below the orange box for the FB button). That takes a few seconds. This is the easy part.
It’s mainly cause I want you to help spread the word about $100 Change.
2) Then in the comments below, tell me why I should choose you. What would you do if I invested in you? Why do you want to be a part of the $100 Change? How will this help you? Do you already have an idea that you want to turn into a reality? Tell me a bit more about you. Tell me anything you want.
If you don’t have an idea for a project yet, no problem. I’m looking for passion more than ideas right now. Your idea will come.
I’m not looking for a lazy person or someone full of excuses. I’m looking for a person who will absorb 100 days of wisdom, put the lessons into action and create something amazing out of this $100.
But most importantly, I want someone who is serious about this. Someone who’s not going to quit half way. Someone who’s not going to waste everyone’s time.
These requirements might scare some people off, and that’s my goal. It’s great for those who do apply.
It doesn’t matter what happened to you in the past or your current situation. What matters is what you’re going to do from this day forward.
This could be the change that’s been waiting for you.
I’ll be available to help you along the way, if you need, and you’ll have tons of support from the community and the resources Natalie has put together.
I’ll select the winner based on their answer, and my gut instinct. If I can’t decide, I’ll get some people smarter than me to help with their input. I might even follow up by email with some more questions for you.
Deadline for entries is Monday September 17th at 11:59PM EST. I’ll select a winner sometime that week. I’ll contact the winner by email.
(Update: Congrats to Gary and Janet. Hard to choose so I chose both of them!)
So start writing your entry!
If you can’t wait, are super excited, and you’re ready to get started right away to join the $100 Change, head over to the main page now to sign up.