“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes
Food For Thought
Be The Early-Evangelist
Criticizing things is easy. Go on Yelp, and you’ll find a slew of one-star reviews. Goodreads is jam-packed with negative feedback. Click on any product on Amazon and you’ll find that someone was unhappy.
While we’re all about freedom of speech and consumer rights, we have an idea. A musing, if you will. Something we hope you’ll ponder today as you go out into the world.
Try and tell someone about something you love. Got a new phone case that’s saved you when your two-year-old dropped it in the toiled by “accident”? Share that! Love your new workout pants? Rave about them when your friend mentions how good you look. This goes especially for new products that are still trying to gain traction.
In his recent interview with The Mission Daily, Adam Blitzer of Salesforce talked about how an “early evangelist” – a believer in his product who was very vocal with his support – helped save Adam’s early start-up. He painted a picture of what an “early evangelist” looks like: They are “the person who probably irrationally believes in you and believes in your mission with no skin. They have no stake, but they just love what you’re doing so much that they’re going to help you make it happen.”
Wouldn’t we all love that kind of support?
Heck yeah, we would.
So let’s make it happen – and it starts with us. We might not all know a small start-up that needs a boost, but we’ve got to start somewhere. Instead of focusing on the bad, go out and shout about something awesome.
The world needs more of that.
Help Me Help You
Look, we love ourselves a symbiotic relationship. Turns out helping others can help you, too: How Helping Others Improves Your Self-Esteem
Defining Your Mission
As a new business, what’s the best way to get those early adopters and passionate believers? The first step to building your clan of 1000 true fans, is to define your company vision. Here are some examples to get you started: Inspiring Company Vision and Mission Statement Examples.
Don’t Look In The Mirror
Black Mirror is back for Season 5! Needless to say, we’ve already binge-watched it. 😌
With only three episodes and somewhat tame storylines (or at least tame by Black Mirror standards), this long-awaited season leaves a little something to be desired. Even still, the episodes are thought-provoking and we recommend giving the season a watch. 😉📺
Sign Off 👋
Another week, another Monday. ☕️
We hope you had a great weekend and are having a wonderful start to your week. Do anything cool over the weekend? Share your stories with us on Twitter @TheMissionHQ!
(This was originally published on June 10, 2019 as the Mission’s daily newsletter. To subscribe, go here.)