Finding our purpose.
It has been said that there are two important days in your life: the day you were born and the day you discovered WHY you were born. WHY was I created? WHAT is my purpose in life?
When we find purpose, it drives and motivates us to look beyond our own self-interest and toward a more fulfilling life to serve others.
Hi. My name is Paul Willis, founder and CEO of Cypress Systems, Inc. and our non-profit JPW3 Outreach. JPW3 was named after our three sons, Joshua, Jordan and Jacob, who each share my name Paul as their middle name.
JPW3 Outreach is a family of people whose purpose and outreach is motivating: Waging War on Disease and Suffering. Like a massive oak tree, our PURPOSE is the trunk while our various projects are like the branches that reach far and wide to touch the lives of those in need.
At the heart of this mission, JPW3 is committed to helping reduce cancer risk, improve the quality of life for HIV/AIDs patients, and give orphaned children and forgotten adults the support they need to not just survive but thrive.
I admit “Waging War” is a strong term. What can we really do to change people’s lives? At JPW3, we find strength in numbers. We partner with in-country research teams and other non-profits in Africa, Brazil, and the United States to broaden our reach to improve the lives of others. We take our purpose-driven role seriously and welcome others to join our efforts.
So what do we do?
Our list is growing. We were founded in 1999 as a non-profit to aid in reentry programs of prisoners from state and federal institutions. That mission continues. But today, we have expanded efforts to do even more to reduce disease and suffering. At JPW3, we provide organically bound selenium, a life-changing nutrient, to HIV/AIDS patients in Africa. We support organizations in Africa, Brazil, and here at home that educate and care for orphans and abandoned “At Risk” youth. In addition JPW3 is committed to raising funds and awareness for Movember, a men’s health non-profit organization.
Each of these very different projects was born from overlapping touch points in my own family’s life and the company’s mission to produce nutritionally supportive agents that reduce cancer and disease risk. Our selenium is being used in Africa to dramatically improve the lives of HIV/AIDs patients. As a producer of a product that reduces cancer risk, we strongly support like-minded health-related non-profits. And finally, we believe youth are our future, which is why we value the work others do to help at-risk youth in America, Africa, and Brazil.
There is quote from famed football coach Lou Holtz at my desk: “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” At JPW3, we are motivated to wage war on disease and suffering. Will you join us?