6 TIPS FOR PLAYING IN THIS CLAY ECONOMY

Have you ever played with clay before? I am sure you have, we all have. What was it like for you?

For most people, playing with clay is at first a disaster. Clay is flying all over the place, nothing is taking shape, and your patience’s are running out. Suddenly, as your hands are engulfed in clay madness, something amazing starts to take shape. What is it? No one knows, but it is awesome looking and you created it.

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What started out as a disaster is now turning into something pretty awesome! How did you do it?

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THE WAY TO OVERCOME FEAR IS TO DO IT ANYWAYS

How many of us need to be more like Mother Teresa? Talk about a woman on a mission! She was a Catholic nun of Albanian who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. Ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, she guided the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, all throughout India and into other countries.

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She was as tough as nails and never turned away from doing things anyways. She said, “Feel the fear and do it anyways”.

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STOP FAKING IT AND START MAKING IT

From marketing manager to brand manager to online community manager, things are moving quickly. Over the years I’ve lived pretty much all of these positions. What I have learned more than anything today, is that people don’t want you to suck. They want you to be real and authentic.

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For years and years, companies main goal was to “push” their products or services onto you through the form of advertising. Things have since changed, especially if you want to succeed today. The goal now, is to build passionate online communities.

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CAN WE USE CROWD SOURCING TO BUILD THE NEXT CHURCH?

Are you ever just blown away with the power of the crowd and how connected we are today? About five years ago I signed up for a Google alert, called crowd sourcing.

Crowd sourcing is the idea that when you outsource tasks or things, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community (a “crowd”), through an open shout out, you begin to make much larger things happen. This is an uncontrolled idea verses a typical controlled idea and usually happens through new forms of communication such as social media.

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WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

I have been thinking through this idea of the tangible and intangible realms and how they are connected. I really started thinking about this idea about 3-4 years ago when social media started to take place of the tangible realm. Maybe not 100% but it was definitely starting to have a pretty serious affect on it. And still does today. Can we change this? I think so.

People all over the world connecting in the intangible realm, but never bringing it back to the tangible realm to experience reality. I remember watching everyday people, not companies or influential leaders on facebook and twitter with two, three, and four thousand friends. Seriously?

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Social Media Sucks. That’s why it works.

Ok, so I posted this awhile back with less details. This time I want to give you an idea of what I mean when I say Social Media Sucks. That’s why it works. I along with several others have been studying social media and the true reality. Why it sucks, why it works, and why it is so massive. The thing I found most interesting was talking with parents and watching students and young adults interact with social media.

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