Firstly, I stumbled upon it – well sort.
I do not know the people behind the blog that the video was originally featured in
nor do I personally know the creator of the video.
What I do know is how it made me feel.
Here is the video.
I am grateful that I was surfing facebook this morning before getting out of bed.
I was tried from being up late and not ready to get out of bed yet, however there was my iPhone, right by the bed.
So some light reading was my first choice. Scrolling through my feed – there it was.
Why was it even in my feed? Yesterday while I was returning messages on facebook, I watched the sidebar on the far right. By watching it I could see a sorts of activity that my friends were par taking in – that does not show up in my feed.
Doing this on a regular basis – gives me ways to engage that I would not normally see.
Catherine liked Simon’s link – I don’t know Simon – but I can take a look and see if I might like his link.
Carrie commented on Andrea’s status. Who is Andrea? Maybe I’d like that status too. If so I could comment, follow, message or invite Andrea to be my friend on facebook.
Why does this matter? It was a “like” a friend made on someone else’s status, that I noticed and the noticing of it lead me to follow that person. That person, this morning posted the link to the video above.
Why am I sharing this? There are so many ways to engage and connect.
My hope is that you find ways to do this more and that you will share this blog. I would like the video to reach more people. People that could use a little help – after being affected by the December 2012 event that occurred in Newtown, CT and shook the world.
This is not to discount the event that occurred on the same day in China.
I recently sat down for dinner with a friend. As we were catching up, we got on the topic of Business. One of my favourite subjects .
As it turns out they were looking at starting a business. Through the conversation I learned that the business idea was sound and that this individual had tonnes of passion behind this new venture. What is fabulous is that they are also coming from a place of heart – they truly wish to help others. Earning money doing that would be a perk.
A great idea, backed by passion and a heart in the right place, while they definitely help are not where business begins.
Business begins and ends with people. It’s about your relationships.
Upon starting a new business – who do you tell first?? I would say Family and Close Friends. Being an Entrepreneur can be lonely at times, you’ll need a support group.
Who are the 10 people you would put in that group? Ask them for their help.
Do I feel honoured to have heard about this new venture, my friend sharing it with me over dinner?
They have bigger dreams and I get to be included. YOU BET I DO!
Now as exciting as this can be – it can also be terrifying. Where to begin?
I recommend you begin with those you chose to share with, first. Your Close Friends and Family. The 10 people you have decided that you can ask for help.
On average an individual has over 600 ties to people and of those ties approx. 200 are Facebook Friends.
*The average number of Facebook friends was recently report as 229.
So when it comes to business – especially launching a new venture it makes sense to get the word out via your top 10 support network first.
Once the word it out – it’s time to keep track of connections and communication. For the purpose of developing those connections into relationships, seeing the opportunities for engagement, nurturing your networks and knowing how these are progressing.
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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius
This quotation is the basis behind Entrepreneurship. The majority of Entrepreneurs decided that they wanted to do what they Love and created it. Even being resourceful, insightful, innovative creatures some times the bootstrapping results in revisiting employment.