“He gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.”
“People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it.”
“The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have, the goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”
This is an incredibly useful video for me. Heck, I probably see more use for it in my professional life than in my kink-related endeavors. Still, I appreciate you sharing it!
I’ve been thinking about working with the other leaders in my group (WE HAVE OTHER LEADERS NOW!) to develop some sort of mission-statement-esque document for the group. The What, How, Why framework will be really helpful in that.
Mission Statements are an extremely good idea!
Not just because they outline What You Do And Why (for yourselves, for anyone who wants to join in, and for future people who take on the management of the group when you’re ready to hit up a new project), but because they outline what you Don’t Do.
this is maybe more significant in terms of things like Activist Groups or committees where you can wind up getting “committee creep” where your group takes on more and more and more… projects? causes? (something?) until it winds up simultaneously losing focus and courting massive burn-out.
Mission statements are way to remind yourself “What is (and is not) Our Problem to Solve”.
Definitely a good thing to get on hand. :-)
Also: Woohoo! More leaders! :-D