With a busy lifestyle, it can often be hard to find the time to volunteer to help those in need. However, volunteering has its benefits to you and your community. By donating your time, talent, skills and resources to helping individuals with various needs, you are helping someone else live a better life, accomplish a goal or live a fulfilling life. That is rewarding in itself, not to mention the sense of satisfaction you get that goes towards improving your sense of self-worth.
Hans Shmidheiser has overcome various challenges in his life to become the successful writer he is today. From suffering from a life-threatening disease in his young age to facing hostile communities and weather elements in war-torn locations to cover good stories, he is well versed with facing adversity. While his optimistic outlook and determined demeanor have often enabled him get the toughest of situations, he acknowledges that having people to help him was important. At the conclusion of his travels around the world, he chose to go back to New Orleans to help the at-risk youth in the community live better lives.
Thanks to the success of the Johnny Normal book series, Hans Shmidheiser is now in a position to organize writer workshops for aspiring writers in the community. More to equipping these writers with the skills to succeed in the difficult profession that writing is, Shmidheiser also uses the opportunity to instill in these young minds the values of integrity, hard work, perseverance and patience – values that are essential to helping them accomplish their ambitions.