You wake up one morning inspired ready to take hold of the future and create a social movement. Maybe it was a simple question that caught your attention and interest or perhaps a little unexpected motivation. The next thing you know…you’re in hyper-drive fully engaged in the transformation from brainstorming to the awesome arena of…action! Armed with the strength and reach of the internet, your every desire is to plant a seed, water it, and watch it grow!
The passion and fire we experience in those moments of ideation and inspiration should serve as the fuel to keep the train moving full speed ahead.
However, the road to actualization and reality can be quite ferocious causing us to lose sight of our values, mission, and what really matters.
Following are four helpful steps for making sure your influential and game-changing group is in for the long haul. (And I’m not even diving into the dynamics of contingency planning!)
Communicate with Your Audience
It is vital during all stages of growth to communicate expectations.
Empower Your People
The old saying is true. There is indeed power in synergy.
Trust Your Trailblazers
These are the individuals who have the passion, dedication, and genuine interest to help your community flourish and inspire a Revolution.
Stay True To Your Roots
Everyone has a reason for starting something big or small. As organizations and communities evolve we must stay true to our roots of authenticity, resonance, likability, approachability, and passion.
It’s not the size of your organization that matters but rather the people that make it tick.
And remember…every opportunity is a chance to build a bridge or cut down support cables.
Have fun, thrive, and watch your baby grow!