upon a time, there was a guy named Paul who lived
His passion was helping others get excited about
work and school and life; he made his living by
creating presentations that challenged people to
explore their potential.
In 1999, Paul began sending out an inspirational
email on Monday mornings that would help people
remember the gigantic potential of tiny actions.
As more and more people began finding out about
the newsletter, hundreds and then thousands of people
asked to receive the Monday morning Ripples. Even
more ripply, they began submitting inspirational
quotes so that instead of coming from Paul, the
newsletter became a community of Ripply people!
10,000 people are now a part of The Ripples Project,
including people from all over the U.S. and even
a few spots around the world! There are high school
and college students as well as retirees and folks
from just about every walk of life: nurses, salespeople,
college administrators, teachers, social workers,
and managers and employees in industries ranging
from financial services to food service! Eventually,
we got so big that Paul and some others built this
website to help encourage even more Ripples.
a while we had an online store and a couple of cool
gals who helped manage The Ripples Project (Leslie
& Marijane remained active quote submitters
and readers even after they moved on to other things!).
A few members did order ripply treats, but it turned
out to be more energy, time and passion so we decided
to just focus on the weekly newsletter and the online
Many of our members may have learned about The Ripples
Project at one of Paul's presentations, but he sincerely
hopes to stay out of this spotlight so people can
pay attention to The Ripples Project
and their own ripples!