You know that whole quote: “be the change you want to see in the world” that we attribute to Gandhi all the time?
Well, he didn’t actually say it.
Now this actually is good advice, and even though he didn’t actually say it the way we attribute it to him, I believe he’d support the idea. Here’s what he really said, though…
In order to build an army of advocates, you must first connect in a powerful way. Just as businesses seek to build their brand to attract customers, branding is an important component in starting your movement.
In starting any movement, you need to earn trust before you can build an army of advocates for the cause. I was recently quoted in Forbes on how to build trust within an organization.
What gives a movement its true power? How do we get there?
On this episode of the Conscious Consultant with Sam Liebowitz, I discussed how to start a movement. But, unlike other times you may have heard me speak about this topic, Sam and I dove deeper into the transformational internal work that truly fuels any great movement.
Want to start a movement with your business? Or maybe just want to hear the story of my biggest failure? Emergency landings and near-death experiences?
No matter what your reason, you are going to want to listen to this episode of The Brand Journalism Advantage with Phoebe Chongchua.
Do you want to start a movement? What can you do today to shift toward altruistic thinking?
On this episode of Business Breakthrough University with Maria Keckler I shared my Three Step Blueprint and how you can shift your thinking toward altruism.
When you have a big mission, you need a big team of highly passionate, highly-qualified people. As my mission has increased in its expression, so has the need for more help. This position is a unique opportunity for the right person to have a massive impact, and advance their career in a very significant way.
Is this for you?
This is the first time I’m sharing this publicly. I’m nervous.
But here goes:
Last year I was in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. It nearly ruined me, and almost put my family on the streets.
Here’s the story of how that accident was actually the best thing that could have happened to me, and how it led to me partnering with Tim Ferriss.
Is there a whisper inside of you saying that there is something meaningful that you can give the world? Do you want to start a movement? What’s preventing you from making it happen?
I recently spent some time speaking to Zephan Moses Blaxberg on The Year of Purpose podcast about how to start a movement and what you can do to overcome your fears so that you can make big things happen.
Life is too short to not do something you’re totally passionate about. To not do something legendary.
But change is hard. Even small changes, such as little annoying habits, are hard to make.
And when you think about turning your whole life around 180 degrees and changing course for the next 30 years? That can be completely daunting.
Can you do it just for a moment, though?
Winning the Thought Leader of the Year award, in my opinion, has less to do with my abilities as a thinker or a speaker, and more to do with the state of the world right now. People are hungry to see the world become a better place. People want to start movements. People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. All I do is share the timeless information that others have used in the past to achieve the same thing that most in the world are desiring to do themselves right now.
I am hopeful that the world is becoming better every single day, and the challenges we face won’t defeat us, but will mobilize and unite us. The world will win, and we will be better off for it.
You’ve got something meaningful to share with the world. Go for it.