I'm taking a moment to tell you about drjeff's Kickstarter project: A How-To Guide for Therapy Clients. I really want you to throw money at this project, for several reasons:
- It's an important topic that nobody's talking about. I briefly tried therapy back in 2006, and gave up on it, because I didn't see how it was helping me. The real reason, however, was that I hadn't found the right therapist, I wasn't patient enough, and I didn't go in with the right mindset. When I tried it again (successfully) in 2009, I finally understood why it didn't work the first time, but only because I found the right person (a wonderful LCSW) who knew how to guide me and explain it to me, and because I refused to give up.
Even now that I'm out of therapy, I still can't help thinking that, if I'd known all of the ins and outs of finding and working with the right therapist--the information drjeff will be sharing in his book--maybe I'd have succeeded at therapy the first time, and saved myself a lot of pain and heartache.
- It's a project that he's passionate about and expert in, and it'll mean a better life for him. He does good work helping people every day, and he loves doing it. But, it's not exactly high-paying work. Making this e-book project happen would be a wonderful way to keep him doing the important work that he loves doing, while also making life better for him and his family.
- It's a project he's chosen me to design and build. He's putting the words to pages, but he knows that he needs a professional-looking book, and a pro-stylie web site to stand out, and he'll be using some of the Kickstarter fund to hire me to do that work. He's also respectful enough to know what I'm worth, and is endeavoring to pay that rate without hesitation. So, yes, my livelihood is invested in this, too.