Last week I spoke with a peer about his business and he shared with me that in some cases he never speaks or meets his clients. They give some vague direction and he is supposed to interpret that and create graphics and websites based on this.
There is a trend happening - okay, not a trend anymore - in which people are talking less and using technology to "communicate" more. I use the term communicate very loosely.
What happens when we stop talking to each other?
Humans are by nature social creatures. We crave connection and contact. You may or may not remember the Romanian orphanages in which babies never held or touched, died. People need to know they are loved and to feel connected to other beings - even if it's a dog or a plant.
Technology has given us the illusion of connection and that has translated into the illusion of creating a business model in which no actual talking or meeting face to face happens. Really?
What is the purpose of life then anyways?
This is meant to be a blog about helping business thrive in a new system - but really it's just going back to a very old system. People used to know who they did business with and you couldn't scam anyone because your customers were your neighbors. Good or bad, news traveled fast.
So here is the radical thought for the day - is life about business and making money at any cost? Or, is life about - LIFE?
Is the reason you wake up each morning to sell someone something they don't need so you can get enough money to buy something you don't need? Really?
If so, why wake up at all?
What is the purpose of business?
I've been trying my self to skirt these issues and follow the direction the trends are going and absolutely hate it. It's all a lie and waste of my time.
So here is the reality from my perspective of why we come to this world - it's not to sell or buy or make money. We are here to learn, to grow, to love, and to lift each other up. And, news flash, you can't do either if you don't actually talk to other humans.
New systems of business and marketing aren't about fancy technology, social media lists, and fake likes. You can use those tools to connect with others, but if you stop there you will gain no lasting business model because you will be chasing trends and not building relationships.
It takes great courage to choose to turn away from trends and then take the time and energy to build something real. And while in the beginning that courage may look like crazy to your peers, over time they will be asking you what your secret was. And you can tell them, we need to talk in person if you really want to know.
Any thoughts? Share your comments below and let's have a real conversation!
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I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!