Being a better community member may seem like it has nothing to do with your business, but I ask that you stick with me here.
In this week’s marketing strategy, we’ll talk about why it’s important to be a better community member (Hint: It has everything to do with your business!).
First, allow me to define what I mean by “community member.”
I am referring to online communities you belong to, specifically entrepreneurs you may follow on social media. If you’re like me, you soak up the wisdom of other entrepreneurs, especially those up the ladder from you.
We watch their videos, read their blog posts, get inspired by their social media posts – in other words, consuming all they have to offer.
But are we sharing their content? Buying from them? Leaving more than a “like” on their posts?
Or are we just being content consumers…
Please keep reading. I’ll explain why we need to be better community members and how to do it.
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If you want to have limitless prosperity and riches, Pam Grout believes you need to stay in gratitude. In fact, gratitude is the key to everything your heart desires – and this is the premise of her book, Thank & Grow Rich.
(Isn’t that a lovely play of words from Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill?)
Thank & Grow Rich is a fun collection of “party games” that are exercises in expressing gratitude. These party games are fun to implement, but they also get you thinking about situations where it may be hard to be grateful.
Each party game chapter includes an introduction to why the party game is important, how to implement it, and a story that relates to the specific party game. Each chapter is a fast read, but you want to take time to implement all of the party games to get the full effect of Grout’s teachings.
Do you wonder how you belong in today’s world, especially with such polarizing opinions and “my way or the highway” attitudes? If so, be sure to check out Brene’ Brown’s book, Braving The Wilderness.
In this book, Brown teaches us what it means to truly belong, meaning that true belonging starts within us. If we can belong within ourselves, even if it feels like we are alone in the wilderness, we share our most authentic selves (without changing who we really are).
To guide us through the wilderness, Brown shares these four behavioral practices:
People are hard to hate close up. Move in.
Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
Hold hands. With strangers.
Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.
She delves into each practice, offering real-life stories that drive her point home. As always, Brown is a master storyteller, and her anecdotes will move you.
My three takeaways:
#1: We are much more than our political ideologies.