gamers-outreach-dan-gheesling-go-kart-1024x768Last post I talked about Adam’s gaming marathon and how awesome of an event it turned out to be.

Over the past year I have been carefully watching Gamers Outreach, a non-profit dedicated to helping kids in Children’s Hospitals.

Back in February I met the founder of Gamers Outreach, Zach, at an event he put on at Eastern Michigan University, and I was really impressed.

Gamers Outreach builds and delivers mobile gaming stations (GO Karts) to Children’s Hospitals across the country for kids to use during their hospital stay.

The GO Karts provide a distraction for the kids during treatment and something for them to look forward to while having to stay in the hospital.

Learning about Gamers Outreach and seeing the tangible efforts they make to directly helping kids had a profound impact on me.

Seeing the good they are able to do on the ground level, made me want to get involved, so we are!

This Saturday May 2nd, from 11AM-11PM EST, I am going to be doing a Gamers Outreach live stream for 12 hours to benefit Children’s Hospital of Detroit.

Whether or not you are a gamer, or even enjoy video games, it is an extremely worthy cause.

Our goal is to raise $4000 to build a GO Kart for Children’s Hospital of Detroit.

How You Can Get Involved

1. Donate. You can donate through this link. We will be live tracking donations during the live-stream, but donations are open now!

2. Bid on this piece of Big Brother memorabilia – if that’s your thing and you want it!

3. Help spread the word about the stream!

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I’ve always felt funny/uncomfortable about asking people for money for charitable foundations, but maybe because I have never felt so strongly about one as I do Gamers Outreach.

Whether it’s $5.00 or $500.00 every donation matters.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and thanks for your support ahead of time!


If you want to find out more details about the event, this video goes into more detail:




During a speaking event at Mohawk college, I had a chance to meet Adam, who was in attendance that night. After every event I stay after until I get a chance to meet and say hello to everyone. At this particular event it was a longer line than normal,  but Adam stayed until the end and we had a chance to talk. Here’s my recollection of the conversation:

Adam: “Hey Dan great to meet you, I’ve stopped by your Twitch channel a few times!”

Dan: “That’s awesome Adam, how did you find out I streamed on Twitch?”

Adam: “Well, I’ve been running a Zelda Marathon stream for Charity since 2009, so I’ve been familiar with Twitch.”

Dan: “WHAT?!? THAT’S AMAZING! That is so cool. If there is anything I can do to help you out, let me know!” [click to continue…]

dan-gheesling-be-productiveBeing productive is subjective.

It all depends on what we expect ourselves to do, our ability to assess (or be overly hard on ourselves) the day, combined with what we actually execute in the day.

This week I had my single most productive day of the year, and it was extremely simple to figure out why.

For the first time in 2015, I was able to get everything done for my online business, offline business, and my gaming channel all in one day.

Most of my days, I end up coming home with things still to do, but more importantly, feeling like I left something on the table.

You may be able to relate to this feeling, based on how you set your day up (ie. if you have a checklist with 1,000,000 things on it), but that’s a whole different story.

Bottom line, it was really simple to understand why I had my most productive day in 2015.

It was simple to understand and plan for, but not easy to execute.

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