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Have You Entered?

In the July 1 issue, I announced the kickoff of our fifth annual Road Warrior Search and encouraged you to stop everything and enter. So, did it work? Well, according to the latest stats, many of you are competitive overachievers: More and more entries are rolling in every day. I’m very impressed, especially since I’m one of those people who will continue to remind themselves to do something instead of just doing it. But I also know I’m not alone. So I’m going to spend a little time appealing to those of you who are a bit more like me.

What in the world are you waiting for? For just a small investment of your time, you’ll get so much in return. For starters, you’ll learn a few things about the world and about yourself, all while exercising the creative side of your brain. (Wouldn’t it be nice to do something a little different — and much more entertaining — than spreadsheets and expense reports?)

You’ll also get the chance to see your name and words published in a magazine that is read by more than 1.5 million people. I can personally tell you what a kick that is!

Then, if you really put your heart and soul into it, you could win some cool prizes. In case you missed our previous issue, let me reiterate.

There will be five winners. For the first time ever, they’ll actually be chosen by you and your peers! The grand-prize winner will receive two million Hilton HHonors Bonus Points, good at participating Hilton family hotels around the world, as well as a million American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

The second-place winner will receive a Bose Lifestyle 48 home entertainment system, a Bose SoundDock, and a pair of Bose QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.

Three third-place winners will each receive a five-day, four-night vacation for two at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii from AmericanAirlines Vacations, as well as a two-year subscription to T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi Internet service.

Additionally, all five winners will each receive a Toughbook CF-74 laptop computer, courtesy of Panasonic.

As I said, that’s a whole lot of return on your investment. But if you don’t give it a shot, you won’t get a chance at nothin’.

For more details and a sneak peek at the awesome travel photo­ montage that we had created just for you, turn to page 2.

In the meantime, until you get to a place where you have Internet access, dig deep into the rest of our pages. Plenty of rewarding articles await.

I was particularly interested in our story about Mike Piscal, on page 30. This teacher decided to make it his mission to bring a quality education to kids who might not otherwise have access to great schools.

What’s more, Piscal not only dreamed up this goal; he actually accomplished it. I’m always impressed by people who take huge risks to make life better for everyone and who don’t just talk about doing something but actually get up and do it.

In fact, now that I think about it, in his own way, Piscal just might be the inspiration you need to enter our Road Warrior contest. And from there, who knows what you’ll accomplish!

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