I decided to pivot my trip Purpose after a weekend of contemplation. I think there is something beautiful to be had by helping.
I guess I’ve always been a kind of collector. Not so much of stuff but information and experiences. This realization hit me hard as I am about embark on this EntrepreneurTrip. I am thinking about how I could gather the stories of diverse communities of business and what similarities of entrepreneurship there are across the USA.
It does sound compelling especially for someone like me. Then it hit me, what am I giving (not just collecting). Good storytelling takes time and effort - that's a gift.
A crafted story being more powerful makes sense as humans we like well crafted things. It may be appreciated by humans more than any other animal. Well prepared food, thoughtful clothing, and nuanced stories (even if they are often seen as similar).
Having it flow in live and in unedited form is not as palatable as the crafted version. I love creating live media and generally don't look back too much. Knowing how I am, how can I do the most Good in the moment?
So I'm traveling across the country as so many have before, how do I create a well crafted experience that helps?
I am open to suggestions. I think I should ask HOW CAN I HELP in every interview and see what happens. These business builders are helping me as I thrive in hearing those stories of challenge and success.
What do you think? [comment below]
I will be in 11 or so towns. No sponsors, no fanfare, just gathering and listening. What’s the point? What’s it for? How does it help?
If I just decided to do one good thing in each town instead, would that be better?