I'm calling you out. Yeah, you. I'm concerned that you aren't tough enough to help the Social Mudders team raise funds and awareness around the February race taking place in Austin, TX. It's an event where proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project - a foundation created to help wounded veterans. I'm not saying you're not tough enough to actually take part in the 10 mile obstacle course that some of us have already promised to run... I'm saying that you're not tough enough to step up and help our team's mission to raise just $2,000 for wounded veterans.
We're not just looking for people that want to run the insanity that is the Tough Mudder, mind you. We're looking for people that, regardless of their opinion on the war or the military, are tough enough to support fellow Americans returning home from combat with injuries ranging anywhere from dismemberment to brain trauma. As a veteran, these soldiers are my brothers and sisters and will always have my unwaivering support. But you shouldn't think for a moment that you're not connected to them as well. I'd challenge you to discover that you've no veterans within your circle of family, friends, co-workers or neighbors.
Are you tough enough to say, "Thank You!" with as little as a $5 donation?
Are you tough enough to say, "Thank You!" with so much as a 're-tweet' or sharing/liking a post?
Are you tough enough to say, "Thank You!" by joining the Social Mudders group on Facebook and helping with training or motivation for the runners or those helping to raise funds?
We formed the Social Mudders team in an effort to show how much money AND awareness we could raise using 'social channels' like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and LinkedIn. And while we'd love to have more runners join the roster and take part in the February 5th event, our hope is that you're simply tough enough to help spread the word and get us towards our goal - however you'd like to help.
You pride yourself on how many Twitter followers you have. You are constantly working to improve the reach of your LinkedIn network. You are always interested in making new 'friends' on Facebook. It's time for some of you to use those connections to do more than just discover how many of you have the same musical tastes or which of you is the best Farmville resident.
With something like this, where really helping people simply ranges from continually spreading the word to donating a few dollars to taking part in an incredible race.... it isn't about whether or not you have a few dollars to spare... it's about whether or not you're tough enough to join the effort on any level.
So until you do something... anything... I stand by the claim that you just aren't tough enough to be bothered. Feel free to prove me wrong, wimp.
originally posted on RecruiterGuy.net