Lay The Foundation In Order To Speak To The Masses
Everyone wants to be on a stage, behind a podium, the facilitator of a TED Talk and speaking to hundreds or thousands of people (the masses) but they don’t want to do the work it takes to get to that level. In order to be the change you want to see in your Community (Teachable Tuesday), you have to create a foundation by just mastering the ability to speak to your next door neighbor, making eye contact and being the initiator of a smile and nod to a stranger in the grocery store and learning to listen with interest and intensity. Learn to lead, mentor, communicate and interact with the person sitting next to you in a classroom, work or church. Spend one-on-one time with a Millennial (Mentoring Monday) and glean all that you can from them regarding modern technology and social media in turn, you can gently guide their youthful ambitions.
Teacher, Do The Work
A platform is not a single tier or level, it is many layers and levels to get to the peak. But first, you must do the work or people will immediately know that you do not know what you speak of and that you lack integrity. People will follow those they know, like and trust. If you want to lead people, first you must be a follower and be teachable (Thought Provoking Thursday). If you want to make a huge impact in your Community, it starts with the little ripples, which in turn causes the big waves (Wisdom Wednesday).
Each One Teach One
We all believe we have the ability to share all of our hard-earned knowledge with the masses on a grand level, but maybe our calling is just to connect with the next door neighbor and teach them that we know how to be a good neighbor by just speaking to them.
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