Project Aim: To inspire and empower people to Live. Love and Dream through sharing my personal journey of overcoming abandonment & homelessness at 14.
My name is Ionut Iulian. I came home one day at fourteen years old to find my sister crying in the kitchen. Both our parents had left and they were never coming back. At ten, I worked in agriculture and no longer went to school so we managed to survive with the little I made undetected by the authorities for three months before we were taken off to live in an orphanage. I felt abandoned and so alone. There were many points I wanted to give up, but there was a voice within me that transcended the all the others and that was that I was not born to simply survive but o serve a greater purpose to others. My debut book, Live. Love. Dream was written to serve those who may be living in doubt, who feel like giving up and for those who believe they have a greater purpose for their lives but don't know where to start. I have everything I need in my toolbox to inspire and empower others to step into their greater purpose and conquer their mindset, however, I need your support to give birth to my book, Live.Love.Dream to do so.
About my Campaign
Live. Love. Dream is a powerful and inspirational true story that will transform people’s lives forever. By helping them to tap into their potential for becoming the best person they can be, my book will encourage them to love, to dream and to believe. I would like to help equip people emotionally to get through difficult times. I have done this in my book Live.Love.Dream and I am here to ask you if you would like to help them too.
My life started with a difficult childhood living in a very poor family in Romania where I had to overcome adversity and many personal difficulties. I became an orphan at the age of just fourteen when my parents abandoned my sister and I. As a result, I became financially and emotionally responsible for us both. This was a lot for such a young person to cope with and the years that followed bought feelings of fear, rejection, low self-esteem, poverty and social integration. My life could have taken a number of directions at that point, easily following the path of poverty and alcoholism of my parents.
Although traumatic and confusing at the time, I now look back on these times as the foundations that helped shape my youth and form the man I am to write this book today. Without the series of events that unfolded, I would never had met the people who mentored me and helped me realise my potential through encouragement, kindness and support.
As a result, I was able to change the course of my life and submerse myself in my education which bought its own opportunities of travel in Europe. My confidence increased, my ambition grew stronger and my reason for living became clear –to become someone who would help others, and be there for people that needed help and support like I had.
Today I work as a motivational coach transforming the life of others and helping them to see the potential in themselves and the others around them with a view to living a happier and more fulfilling life.
The aim of my book is to help people realise that they are in control of their own minds, and that each are very unique with unlimited potential just waiting to be realised. The key to unlocking that potential is through self-discovery, training our minds to think differently and overcome any life obstacles that we face in a positive and meaningful way.
Do you know who you really are?
Are you a person of action?
Are you the kind of person you want to be around, or have around you?
These challenging questions we are often too busy to really ask ourselves are all covered in the book along with many more chapters and topics discussing how you can understand and face your fears, understand yourself more, change your life and inspire others to do the same.
How will my money be used?
I feel passionate about sharing my story with others and inspiring and supporting them to make positive changes to their lives so that they are more fulfilled, able to take control of the direction of their lives and create success in their own right. In order to publish and promote my book and share my story I need £2000.
The money will go towards:
- Proof reading
- PR and Marketing
- 10% of the funds will also go to a Romanian Orphanage – a cause very close to my heart as I spent a great deal of my childhood living in one.
What will I get for my money?
In exchange for your generosity, all contributors will receive rewards based on your donations from one dedication on my book to up to 3 months coaching programme.
But why should I donate?
I am passionate about the work that I do and I want to share my message with others to help them through difficult, dark and lonely times. Live.Love.Dream is a book that shows people that no matter how dark days can be, there is always light to be found. It is whether we are open to receiving the light that is the key. I KNOW I can help change people’s lives and help them overcome adversity because I have done it myself.
If I am able to publish Live. Love. Dream I can help equip people with the tools they need and inspire them to overcome adversity and difficulties that they face. By doing so we can help the world to become a better and kinder place to live, spreading peace, love and harmony. YOU could be a part of that. TOGETHER we could offer this support to people who need it. You can donate as little as £1 and as much as you like. Every little helps!
What makes me qualified to motivate others?
- Lived through and overcame years of personal adversity and challenges
- Currently work as a motivational coach supporting people in transforming and living happier lives
- I design bespoke and personalised coaching plans for individuals to help them overcome their own challenges
- I am passionate about working with and inspiring young adults to achieve great results in life
I can't afford it right now, how else can I help?
The aim is to get this campaign to reach as many people and raise awareness about this book so we can help as many people as we can so every share helps, every tweet and every shout out. Please share this with your network and spread the word. Collectively we can all play a part in transforming the life of another. Be that change :)