I am really starting to think so. Seth Godin has me convinced that an ActiveRain Group is a movement waiting to happen. We are a highly leveraged set of Tribes connected by A/R, Twitter, Skype, E-mail, Facebook and every other technological tool that brings us together to connect and effect change. You may not think that you, as an individual member, can or has effected change, but you have. You do it every single day.
Each one of you, through your blogging, through talking about the things that you believe in, your likes and dislikes, have been truly a remarkable force of change because each time someone views your work you have planted a seed, a thought, a concept that wasn't there before or thought of exactly the same way that you think about it.
One person, just one, can make a huge difference... You already have the skills to do what you need to do (you are typing), you just have to start wondering what it is that you want to do.. (There is a huge difference between wants and needs.) It is time for you to start defining your personal brand. Your business brand and personal brand are two different things. The Internet gives each of us the same opportunities to publish and be found so you may not be taking full advantage because you have not included blogging as part of your business/personal plan.
Marketing changes everything and Internet marketing has global ramifications. Do you want to expand your territory? Do you want to be known for something other than a market report? Then stop doing what you always do and do something different. Leverage the power of your group associations and make things happen to better someone's position in life. Care deeply about you, your personal life and your work, then care just as deeply about your co-members in your groups. Marketing is the act of telling a story and everyone loves a good story so how you express yourself influences and engages people. How you promote the work of another does not just promote that person, it promotes you.
Ever notice that no one forwards a boring YouTube Video or lame e-mail joke? Think about it. People engage when you touch them with an internal/emotional connection. When you blog and deliver value, the work that you do will spread and get featured. Members eager to engage in conversations will find you. People will care about your ideas that you are willing to develop in your blogs to the point where they will jump in and try to help you succeed. Imagine what you can do beyond what you do for a living (while making your living) if you expand upon this simple principle... Doing nothing will not increase the chance that you will be selected for anything.
The real power of Tribes are the people who have the desire to make something happen.
What do you guys want to make happen today?
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