Creating your entrepreneur Super Group
- By Chris Damianakos -
- Jun 20, 2012
The chances are that Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix won’t be able to help you get a start in business, however there’s enough talent out there to form your own ‘supergroup’. Today’s guest blog looks at how this can be done on a practical basis…
Sometimes an individual has to understand what their mission is on this planet, and see what they can do to contribute to society. Some might shy away from responsibility and others may not, which is perfectly fine. But if you choose not to ignore society, then it’s up to you to contribute your talent, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm to better a situation for people in need.
You can’t escape ‘need’ you see it everywhere. It’s on the internet, on your streets, and in the media; we are always exposed and surrounded by people in need. Everyone has talent in some area, so there really is no excuse not to act. We all have been affected by something.
Of course getting involved in something can be overwhelming and at times a bit intimidating. But if you want to consider helping others then consider creating a “supergroup.”
A supergroup is small group of individuals who are talented in a variety of fields and can contribute to the same belief. If you can bring people like this together you will be able to form a public entity that is set and focused on making a positive contribution to society. This is not about “what’s in it for me?” it’s about people, children, environment and general humanity.
One of my favourite books, oddly enough, is Sir Richard Branson’s Business Stripped Bare, where he talks about the formation of “The Elders” which consist of Nelson Mandela, Bishop Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan, among others. Once I had read that chapter I reread it and reread it and was completely inspired by what Sir Richard Branson had helped to form, and the impact that it will cause to society. The Elders are an ultimate example of what a supergroup is; what they bring to the table is respect, help and knowledge to people in need.
The bottom line is, form your group and utilise their talents along with yours, do the correct homework about your mission, and your group will go a long way. Always remember to weed out the greedy – they’re not invited to this group.
When you are ready to proceed and your supergroup has been formed, raise awareness by branching out in social media outlets. With the way that technology has evolved, we can reach more people in seconds than any previous form of communication.
A word of caution: Do not shove your cause down people’s throat it will be rejected quickly, just reach out and offer to help those who need it. Small steps will lead into big ones and the joy your group will give will be embedded in the minds of everyone you reached out to.
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