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In Paraguay, the Peace Corps worked with a local youth group Jóvenes por Paraguay and Scott's book "Cayendo Hacia Arriba" to help teach kids how to dream.

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Your support helps us bring our inspirational message to the world. We’ve helped thousands of people dream and launch their dream into the world. And — Yes! — it makes a difference. It has helped fund the make-a-book project, school visits, and book donations across the world, like ArgentinaParaguayKenya, and thousands of kids here at home.  And we’ve inspired untold adults. Not least of all it keeps the website online and Scott feeling motivated. I love nothing more than getting emails from our fans telling us of the dreams that they have made a reality.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us make dreams come true for the past 22 years!

To be honest, I need your help.

Fan mail keeps the passion burning late into the night but, unfortunately, it does not keep the lights on. To be honest, I broke the piggy bank on this website and my career as an author; but, I also feel strongly that my hard-won lessons should be free to the world. I believe in what I do and am hopeful to once again, with your help, reach a sustainable level.

Free acts of kindness

Money is great, but my biggest opportunities have come from word of mouth. One person talks to another person that talks to another person and, suddenly, we are donating thousands of books. And, as I said, fan mail is like gold. One of the ironies of being an author and adventurer is that I’m often alone and don’t get much feedback.

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  4. Leave a book review. See the links below. Yes, people do judge a book by its cover and the number of reviews.
  5. Recommend Scott. Chances are you know somebody that knows somebody. Scott’s slideshows and inspirational talks have inspired thousands. Scott is available for interviews with the media, to speak at events, attend book clubs, visit schools, and more. One of Scott’s dreams is to do a national TED talk.
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Monetary Rewards

As much as I don’t like to admit it, what makes this world go around is money. And, like my dad said, “Scott, as much as I admire what you do, they don’t take inspiration at the grocery store.”

  1. Buy Scott a cup of coffee. You can make a small one-time donation on Paypal.Me
  2. Make a reoccurring monthly donation on Paypal. Knowing I get a monthly allowance helps me focus on creating meaningful content.
  3. Buy a book for a friend. If you visit our shop, we bet you’ll find something you like. Books signed by the author make great gifts. You can also pay a book forward to a child in need.
  4. Amazon Wishlist. You can send Scott a gift from Scott’s Amazon Wishlist. It can be an anonymous donation or you can send a note. Either way, it’s a fun surprise for me, like a random act of kindness.
  5. Affiliate programs. You can shop directly on Amazon. More info below.
  6. Sponsor an adventure. This is a big ask but it also has the biggest reward. My goal is for my adventures and the lessons learned to be entertaining, inspirational and educational, and available for everyone to enrich their lives. See some examples here.
  7. Sponsor an article. A good article can take me a week to write. I do a lot of research, illustrate pictures and use my own photography. Perhaps we have a subject of mutual interest?

Thanks again. Your support means a lot to us.
Scott and friends


How to leave a review

These days people take reviews very seriously. Feel free to leave an unbiased review — pros and cons, good and bad — it all helps me write better books. Submit a review to your local paper or community newsletter (such as a bike club), favorite a book on Goodreads or leave a review on Amazon. You will need an active account and need to write at least one sentence.

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Support your local community

I encourage you to buy direct when possible, but if you choose to purchase through Amazon, I’ll get a small percentage of whatever you buy. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you extra, and it helps me cover expenses.

Barnes and Noble Affiliate of the Month Award

Fun fact: Back in 2000, our website won the Barnes & Noble Affiliate of the Month award. Believe it or not, our website was the first website to introduce the idea of combining a story with a related product link from an affiliate sponsor. Now it sounds so obvious that it is hard to believe, but we were real pioneers on the internet.


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Tailwinds,
Scott

A bicycle on top of the world. Well, relatively speaking if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. This is Scott Stoll's variation of a Japanese hanko seal that artists use to stamp their art.
Scott’s logo. A bicycle on top of the world. Well, relatively speaking if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. This is Scott Stoll’s variation of a Japanese Hanko seal that artists use to stamp their art.
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