Jonathan Budd at 4YG Mobilizers Summit: “Is there something bigger we can step up to?”
The FOUR YEARS. GO. Mobilizer Virtual Summit on April 16th brought together a learning community of Mobilizers who are spreading the message of FOUR YEARS. GO. through the arts, media, special events, and one-on-one conversations.
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Attendee Hana Bakir, proud mom and FOUR YEARS. GO. Mobilizer, talks about what motivates her commitment to this work.
Jonathan Budd’s address at the Mobilizers Summit
More inspiration from the Summit: Keynote speaker Jonathan Budd is an internet marketing expert and the visionary behind the upcoming “MyStand” Four Years. Go. social networking platform. The following is excerpted from his talk:
JONATHAN BUDD: Hi, everyone. I’m stoked about the Mobilizers and the momentum that is building. I think this is one of the most powerful components of any campaign. What would this be if no one was out there talking about it? It is incredibly important what we are doing here.
We are all working now on a conversation to reach a billion people in 4 years and literally shift the direction of humanity.
How I Got Involved
Here’s the story of how I came to be involved in this. One day I happened to check Facebook, which I seldom ever do. I do a lot of work in network and internet marketing, and I have 5,000 friends and 25,000 fans. So I seldom check my Facebook messages – it’s just too much. But on this particular day I saw a message from a friend, inviting me to attend an Awakening the Dreamer symposium (a project of The Pachamama Alliance).
The first thought in my head was, “What the heck is this?” I’m a fairly busy man, without a lot of free time for something like that. Something like that doesn’t even come under my radar 99% of the time. But for some reason that I don’t even know, I simply responded to her message with, “Yeah, I’ll be there. Do you want to carpool?”
In the first few minutes of the session, my heart blew open and I totally got why I was there. It’s not that all of this was new information – I have been passionate about the cause of global transformation for awhile now. But it was the heart, the soul, the power of the conversation that got to me.
The power of your vision
A key learning for me is: you’ve got to start with having a powerful vision for yourself. The power of your vision inspires people and draws them into any conversations that you are having. How big you are seeing this thing, and how big you see your role in it, is literally like a tractor beam that can magnetize people’s involvement in this conversation.
So I challenge you with the question: How can you take your personal vision to the next level? Where can you commit even more in your own personal vision?
Are we settling? Are we saying, “It’s good enough”? Or is there something bigger we can step up to?
If we are going to reach 1 billion people in 4 years and shift the direction of humanity, then it is our responsibility to figure out how to speak people’s language and communicate in a way that people who are not already engaged in this conversation will choose to be involved.
Sparking transformation through information – then and now
Long ago, humanity shifted from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance in 30 years. It was funded primarily by one family, and fueled by one technological invention: the Gutenberg printing press. Just 30 years later, an entirely new era began, due to the spread of information.
The internet is this era’s invention that makes it possible to share information and spark transformation on a global scale.
Deepening the Conversation
Until consciousness changes, the right actions will not flow from it. Consciousness changes first – then action comes.
We want to move people deeper into the conversation. From there is where some real magic happens.
Join the community of Mobilizers from around the world, working to bring about a future worth having. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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