Innovative Way a 16 Yr Old Raises Funds - Motivational Approach

Posted by Vince Poscente on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

Our words to Max, “If you want to climb the Himalayas, come up with the money.” In our youth, you and I would have tried to get a part time job, sell chocolate almonds or hold a car wash. Below is what he wrote to business and sales people. Think about your goals. How much bigger can you think? How much more creative can you be? How persistent will you be?



Subject Line:  Taking you to the top of the world.

Dear ,

Hello, my name is Max Poscente and the reason for this letter is to help take your company to the top of the world.

On July 1st, I will leave on a Himalayan expedition to reach India’s sacred Shrikhand Mahadev peak. We have trained hard for this 17,195 foot summit.

Expeditions don’t happen in isolation. It takes a team. This is an invitation for you to join our team.

On the summit, the air will be thin as we proudly hold your flag. Our team will sign your flag. Then we will give you a summit photograph and the actual flag that represented your great company.

In 2009, my dad did this for the EvolvHealth offices.

I will,

ONE: Give you the signed flag.

TWO: Give you an 8”x10” photo

THREE: Add this quote to motivate those who walk your halls.

It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
(Sir Edmund Hillary)

I’ve earned some funds. I need to raise the balance. I’m asking you to pledge $350.

With my final exams happening and short timelines in mind, would you be able to join our team ASAP with the offer listed above?

Thank you!!!

Max -



Subject Line: Mom’s advice on sales, “Ask at least 3 times.”


Please consider this a friendly reminder.  

Since we leave on July 1st, would you consider having the your flag taken to the top of Shrikhand Mahadev peak?

Your staff will get motivated with your flag, photo and Hillary quote “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves," hanging on your office walls.

So, what do you say? Will you invest $350 in motivating your team to keep climbing?

Thank you,

Max -


Subject Line: Your logo’s high-altitude Photo Op


Thank you for considering to join our summit. I guess you’re busy.

But third time’s a charm, hopefully. 

If you want your logo to join us for a high altitude photo-op, please let me know.

Thank you!

Max -

If you’re in, please email me your logo EPS and send $350 to Max Poscente, 7227 Fisher Road, Dallas, TX 75214.


Need help to reach your goal?

  1. Others must gain value beyond what they give. (eg. Motivational wall-art with a story.)
  2. People are busy and need a reminder.
  3. The third ‘ask’ can be a charm.

Remember, “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Tags: Goals, Sales, Motivational