Every day we like to shine a spotlight on people doing amazing work- both with Charity Miles and without. Today we’re featuring Anthony Rodriguez, a music entrepreneur and motivational speaker with a passion for helping those with autism. 

What is your greatest achievement as of late?

My most recent achievement is my first book, “The Musician” being a best-seller on Amazon. Most books have to struggle to get on top, and thankfully my book went through all the hundreds of titles–and made it to the top! For any author this is a very important achievement.

How did you achieve it?

Being an independent author, music entrepreneur is a bit rough. I used the word-of-mouth tactic to reach out to firstly, my family, friends, and friends of friends. I utilized the all social platforms to promote. I even reached out all my contacts in my phone–very exhausting. My goal was to give my book a blast-hit on its release date. And it worked!

What motivates you to make the world a better place?

Being around as many positive people as possible. I always had passion to bless people around me, and seeing role models I look up to helping the less fortunate. Whatever avenue I can get on to help make the world a better place, I’m on it–especially if I can use my talent to make it happen.

What do you do to stay healthy and fit?

I am a very simple guy. I run a total of 3 miles a week with some push-ups after my run. With my 5 month baby girl and work schedule, my running happens often at night.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

To never give up! This advice coming from high profile role models that started from the ground and today are successful in all areas.

What’s your favorite aspect of using Charity Miles?

The convenience of seeing the miles you run, the dollars and cents being added, and time. Pretty much everything in the Charity Miles app is perfect! That’s why I’ve chosen to endorse Charity Miles and promote it to my network. I know many that have given to organizations, and today they can exercise for a cause–giving them the option to choose whatever charity they want. My primary charity is Autism Speaks.

Who do you exercise for, and why?

 I run for Autism Speaks. My brother was diagnosed with autism at a very young age and I see the struggles he’s having out on the real world. He’s the reason I have such passion for Autism Speaks. Running for Autism Speaks is only the beginning of what I am going to do–more to come!

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