When I first ‘met’ Chris Strub on Twitter I was very impressed by his work, by his journey but also by how comfortable he was using interactive content, specifically content via video and live streaming.
Something that as an introvert I find as quite the daunting task, Chris simply seemed to handle with ease, seamlessly and in a unique style.
What caught my attention the most is how genuine and down-to-earth Chris was.
Unscripted and real.
Check out his social media journey on all major platforms ( handle: @chrisstrub ) and see for yourself!
I was also impressed when one day, as part of an online (Twitter) community thread we both happened to be part of, I learnt that Chris had visited non-profit youth organizations in all 50 states of the United States of America and live-streamed the journey and his experience.
Chris had a purpose and his purpose was a noble one.
Take a look at the video below for an overview of Chris’ book “50 States, 100 Days – The Book”.
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I recently read my friend Chris Strub’s book ’50 States, 100 Days – The Book’.
I met Chris online a while back and got to know about his social media work and also about his journey… and I was very impressed! So when Chris asked me to review his book, I said ‘Yes!’
I decided to make this quick video review as I found his journey to be very impactful. It ‘s an easy to read book as Chris tells his story in a very authentic, very genuine way.
Just like he is!
So, in a quick general overview of the book, Chris, in 2015, decided to put forth his vision and visited non-profit youth organizations in all 50 states of the U.S.A.
His purpose was to get to know these organizations better but also to help them raise awareness by live-streaming on various social media platforms the journey itself as well as the interviews that he held with staff members and volunteers of the different organizations he visited.
Most memorable are also the interviews he held with the youths that rely on these organizations.
Some of them even expressed their wish when they grow up to be able to work for these organizations in order to help other kids alike. Who can forget 6 year old Abbi who expressed he wish to become the “first girl President” of the United States in order to help others!
Proving, of course, that no dream is too big!
The book dedicates each chapter to an individual state – were Chris talks about key moments and memorable experiences that he had but also highlights the achievements and the challenges that these organizations face.
Chris doesn’t try to paint a pretty picture simply by talking about the good side of the journey.
Chris is real, so…
Chris also talks about the frustrations.
Chris also talks about the mental & physical break downs.
He also talks about almost giving up but also getting back up again.
He also talks about living in his car and the financial struggles that he went through.
But Chis also talks about the pride that he felt when his vision became a reality at the end despite all the difficulties …
This is a book that highlights the important work of these organizations but also stresses the message that when you set your mind to it you can achieve anything and everything… and make a difference.
In my opinion, these are the stories that need to be told, that need to be heard and that need to be read…
Well done Chris!
Good vibes only and have a great day!
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