An Excerpt from Get It Done…
Case Study: A Warrior’s Mission
Several years ago, I wrote a book called Warrior: How God Makes Mighty Men. This book has done a ton of great stuff for me. I have used it to raise money for nonprofits, promote events, and more.
It has been a very useful tool for me. But it’s so much more than just that.
This book outlines our culture here at Throne. More than that, it embodies our culture, our message. And it does it in a way that adds value to the people who read it.
What does it mean to add value to a person in this way?
Warrior: How God Makes Mighty Men exists to mentor fatherless young men aged 18 to 35. Both the book and organization work to add value to people through mentoring.
It all started with a problem—that men are passive. It’s just something we all have in common. We don’t know if we have what it takes, so we hang back. I get that. I am that.
I realized that men were not mentoring other younger men because they did not know how.
So I wrote Warrior for young men who want to learn but hate to read. It’s made up of 7 chapters. Each chapter can be read in 7 minutes.
And at the end, there are questions that can act as the book-mentor talking to his mentee.
Warrior also gives a real-life mentor questions to ask his mentee each week. Because this book is for them, too.
This book gives mentors the confidence to say, “I know what I’m doing. I have what it takes to sit down and mentor this young man.”
The book gives value to both the mentor and the mentee. It is a tool that has helped many people change their lives.
In fact, we are one of the only mentorship organizations in our region that has more mentors than mentees. This usually does not happen.
The reason it happened for us was that we gave our mentors a high quality tool that made an impact on them, and helped them make an impact on others.
They were hungry for this. They needed to help one another. My greatest reward in this whole process was seeing the mentors and mentees interact. The older men needed a sense of enthusiasm and zest, a kind of naive courage. They were able to draw that from the younger men.
And the younger men needed wisdom and a vision for the future. They needed to know they were worthwhile. They got all of those things from their mentors.
This is the magic that happens when we are able to meet each other’s needs. My book outlined a process for this and sparked it into action. I was able to change lives vicariously.
Think of what your book could do. Do you have a church, a discipleship program, a mission, or a cause?
I am absolutely convinced that this process will work for you.