Most People Most of the Time
To See the Whole Video, Go To - Most People Most of the Time Below is a transcription of this video I’m recording this video at 5:23 AM on March 21 and in a video response to Seth Godin’s blog. If you don’t know Seth Godin, you can read at SethGodin.Typepad.com. He makes a post every day and I like to read these posts and do respond to just really figure out how to apply these things to my life. This time, what he’s talking about is the big us versus the little us. He’s talking about communities and the communities that we’re a part of. Godin starts of with giving the example of nobody is going to really steal from a Church, when you go to Church banquet, getting seconds in line or if you go to a potluck, you’re supposed to make home-made where you purchase something, and then you dump it into a home-made bowl. It’s little things that are those like those “grey areas” of ethics and integrity that you know, just aren’t the right things to do.
Returning a car unwashed and it’s funny, because we all say that the community players and we give to the community first and then we take our piece after that. The fact of the matter is we have a tendency to separate ourselves from the community as different than who we actually are. If you realize if you’re taking from the community, you’re really actually taking from yourself and the key is that people who have the most of the success are the ones who can own the community and then incorporate the community into themselves. How does this apply? When you’re doing your online work and I’ve started an online forum [2B4], and it takes extraordinary amount of work to get a forum started, to be able to share information, and to be able to get people engaged. People do start of just apathetic and blind. There is so much stuff out there that they can’t we see what you’re actually doing, and nobody cares about what you’re doing, so you have to put an extraordinary amount of effort in the beginning, just to get people to notice. Then when people take notice, a lot of them are going to be negative. They’re going to go in the negative direction, they’re going to judge you, the person who’s creating the community, they’re going to judge the community. They’re going to want to take out their complaints about life on the communities and I’ve experienced this, probably from both ends actually. We are talking like online communities, they are so fleeting, and there is a sense of anonymity online for people, which even gives those people who are angry even more opportunity to take something out on the community. Just realized being part of a community takes extraordinary amounts of work and those people who are taking the well, help them to dig the wells. Support what they’re doing, support the committees or support building up. Look at the community as part of yourself. When you serve with the community you’ll find out you’re serving yourself at the same time. This is really a call to action to say, hey, love, give, and give, and give, and this is a wake-up call for me where I’m looking at some communities of which I’m apart of that, I’m not necessarily looking at myself from stealing from. I’m not doing overt acts to steal from the community, but the fact that I’m not doing everything that I can to support the community is by default actually
stealing from that, so really an opportunity to step up your game every area of life. Thanks a lot listening and make today an awesome day.