By Michael OmerbergCNNMoney| November 16, 2017 12:06:18One of the first things I do when I’m starting a new business is ask myself if I’m actually going to be able to do it.
Do I want to?
If I do, I want it to be sustainable.
It’s a tough question, especially when it comes to charities.
But there are two things that help you to make the right choice: your experience and the kind of charity you want to do.
I can’t do it all, but I can do a lot of the things that make me happy.
I don’t like doing everything, but there are a lot I enjoy doing.
I like being able to go home and watch a movie with my wife and my kids.
I don`t have a lot to say about charity.
I have no idea how many charities there are.
You can look them up.
You get a sense of the quality and breadth of the work.
But it`s hard to say where a lot goes right.
It`s a hard question.
But in general, there are lots of things you can do to help people.
I would suggest:A.
You`re donating to charities that are in need.
That`s your way of saying: Give, give, give.
They are people you know.
You know their stories.
You feel for them.
You are their friend.
Be a part of it.
Don’t let them do it themselves.
Be there for them, and then maybe if you do something that makes a difference, you`ll have some other reward for it.
You get a taste of the joys of being a part-time volunteer.
I`ve had a great time helping with the library, getting a new phone, and helping with things like food drives, or giving out flyers.
I even got to donate a car.
A little bit of money goes a long way.
You have a sense that this is a good place to be.
But then you have to make some tough decisions.
You want to make sure that you are giving back to people in a way that they can be proud of and you`re not just making yourself look good.
You have to be realistic.
I do a good job of it, but if you`ve got a few friends that are already doing it, you can`t do it as well.
The big question is: Do you want it done well?
If not, do you want some other people to do this for you?
Or is it just a big ego trip?
You know, it was an easy decision to give to the Salvation Army.
I had a lot in common with the men and women there, but they weren`t as busy as they could have been.
I want to get my foot in the door of a good organization and get out of the way.
I also want to help out my family.
I think that was my biggest thing.
I just don`ti want to have a family of my own and then go and start a charity that I dont want to go into.
But I`d be a good parent if I could just help out.
It`s just a different mindset, you know?
You want people to know that you care.
You don`trick them into doing something they`re never going to do, so they`ll feel good about themselves.
You give to charities you believe in, and you make a difference.
That’s not all you can give, but you`d do a big job.
If you`m just looking for something to do or just want to give something away, the Salvation Corporation offers some great programs to help you.
They`ve been great to me.
I used to do a couple of them, but that`s not something I`m doing anymore.
They`re going to offer free meals, which is really nice.
The ones I do have are the ones where I just take it and run.
I will just give the money to the person who needs it.
It was the perfect thing to do for me.
I`ve also gotten into a lot more philanthropic things.
I went to a charity a couple years ago where they were going to provide scholarships to high school seniors and middle school students who were interested in a career in the arts.
That was really helpful to me because I`re a musician, and there`s something about being in the studio, getting in touch with the audience and doing things, that is very rewarding.
I got involved with the American Cancer Society a couple weeks ago.
It gave out $5,000 in scholarships, but it also gives a $1,000 scholarship to a student.
I got in touch, and they`ve offered a scholarship of $1 million.
They said, `We want you to do something for our kids.’
I thought, `Wow! I`