Finding heaven on earth in a quarter-hour
August 4, 1999
(CNN) -- Would you take advice from a 21-year-old? How about one who already has founded a national campaign to save the environment, received the Albert Schweitzer Institute Award and been honored by Oprah Winfrey?
Danny Seo said he did all those things, then decided his true calling was teaching others how to do them. Seo credits an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show with helping him see the light -- and write a book about it.
When he was 12, Seo said he formed Earth 2000 National, a teen environmental group that now has 12,000 members. But after graduating from high school, he decided this part of his life was over. Much to his parents' dismay, he said he also decided not to go to college, opting instead to pursue what he knew to be his life's mission: helping others maximize their potential.
Seo won the 1998 Oprah Winfrey Angel Network Award for outstanding community service after raising $30,000 in less than 30 days for Habitat for Humanity. He said the response from Oprah viewers convinced him of the need to teach everyday folk how easy it is to help others.
He shares his strategies in his book, calling his chapters "Angel Power Rules" that teach how to create "mini-miracles" to save the world. He says all miracles are doable in 15 minutes or less, thus the book's title.
Here are some examples of "miracles" from Chapter 1:
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