I stumbled across this video yesterday, and I have to say its message has had a profound effect on me. While I don’t consider myself a leader, I am trying to start a movement. Most authors are. Granted, it’s a commercial movement. One in which I can sell books, but it’s a movement just the same. I am that lone nut… kind of. I am in a weird nebulous space where I have some very dedicated followers (and I only use that term as it applies to the message of the video. I don’t consider them followers. In a very virtual Web 2.0 way, I consider them friends). At any rate, I am the shirtless dancing guy. My problem is that I don’t think I’m committed as he is. What’ve I learned is that I need to be much bolder. I have been playing it safe to a certain degree, and that hasn’t created enough of a spark. I need to get shirtless and dance like an idiot in blue jean shorts… you realize I mean that figuratively, right?
How will that manifest itself exactly? I’ll have news on that in the coming weeks, but I’m gearing up for a bit of a lifestyle change. Stay tuned.
*** This video presentation was put together by Derek Sivers.