What are doing right now?
So, you are a leader and the world is in trouble and you seat there, just repeating your life like one year ago?
Do you think this is a reaction for a leader when our world faces such a Tough time, When Millions have lost their jobs or are leaving in the fear to lose their jobs; when Hundreds of thousands lost their houses, and Millions other are living in the fear to lose their houses; when Millions of Businesses, small and large, are struggling; when Millions are petrified with fear, and Neighbors, friends and contacts are now constantly worrying about their finances and having panic attacks. Even people who are not suffering significant economic losses are worrying they will or simply are reacting with sleeplessness to pervasive uncertainty;
What are you doing?
Are you waiting for the bad news to get down by their own, so you could enjoy again good life like earlier, two or three years ago?
So, you think this is not your responsibility. You think this is such a big mess and you are just too humble a person for the situation. You are wrong.
We have a call for you :The World needs you as a Leader in this troubled time.
We need you as a leader and you can do something for a better world tomorrow.
Start anything you can that could make difference, contribute, help.
YES YOU CAN.
We need You as leader.
if You have no idea about what to do or how to start, I have a list of 20 things that could inspire you and that you could start today. I made this list with inputs from Seth Godin and Robert Midleton, two authors I admire.
Please Read and start something today.
Tom Peters, the business guru, offers a very useful “How to” tip that I put at the end of this post.
Start today, ….
- Teach someone how to sell their services on Craigslist, or how to use the web to find a job.
- Start a blog and profile one worthy non-profit every single day.
- Go through your house and find beloved books that you’re glad you read… and give them to the library.
- Find an artisan and redesign their website or help them figure out how to promote their work.
- Create and promote an online petition for a cause you care about.
- Make a video that teaches people how to do better in a job interview or balance a checkbook or spot consumer fraud.
- Start a Facebook group for like-minded people who support the same non-profit you do. Commit to spending time to promote it, organize the people there and actually create outcomes of value.
- Seek out a religion that isn’t yours and volunteer to help build a bridge between your circle and theirs.
- Write ten letters a day to corporations seeking donations for a local homeless shelter.
- Find a tool that non-profits need online, and then organize some brilliant people to build it as an opensource utility.
- Find a cause that supports soldiers or diplomats or other public servants that are on the road, and make it easier for them to connect with people back home.
- Use Copilot to diagnose and fix computer problems for people or causes that can’t afford fancy IT support. It’s free on weekends.
- Find an entrepreneur in the developing world and become her email penpal. Daily advice and encouragement might save hundreds of lives.
- Lobby politicians with letters and blog posts to make a change to a law that doesn’t benefit you at all, but helps the community in the long run.
- Write a great wikipedia article every day about a person who is changing the world for the better.
- Find video and remix it into an insanely viral video that promotes a cause that you believe in.
- Call a past client and see how they’re doing. Don’t ask for anything; but offer an idea, a resource, or even encouragement.
- Call someone you met through networking and invite them to coffee to learn about their business.
- Do a favor for someone who you know would appreciate it. Don’t worry about what you’ll get back.
- Write a thank-you note to someone who did you a favor or who took the time to speak or meet with you.
For doing so,
- Get up earlier.
- Go to bed later.
- Work harder.
- Finish what you start.
- Learn one new thing.
- Renew one contact.
- Ask, “How can I help you?” at least once.
- Make yourself visible.
- Be of good cheer.
Catch a break.
As Barack Obama remembered it to us all in his inaugural message on 20th January 2009: “Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive … that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”
America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations. “