A Conscious Community?
Precisely our quest. And let’s be clear right up front. NO – it’s not another social media platform to join. NO – it’s not a sales pitch or promo hidden behind fancy words. Quite simply, it’s a journey to rediscover the infinite power of good-faith commitment and good old-fashioned adult conversations – wrapped around the notion of real engagement and real relationship-building. Period.
It’s time we reassert the human agenda. And we must do so together—not as the individual players we have been led to imagine ourselves to be, but as the team we actually are.
–Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human
We envision a thriving social media universe in which people are bound together by choice, founded upon a universal good-faith commitment to listen, understand, respect, empathize with, and support one another. An authentic, fresh, uplifting exercise in relational diplomacy – recognizing that the relationship between people of diverse backgrounds and expertise is the foundational building block for uniting the world.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship…
–Dr. Brené Brown
Simple as that. But not so simple in today’s social media world in which the vast majority of connections are sought to posture for a sales pitch/profit opportunity. Our collective challenge has been to recognize the difference while seeking out and embracing the extraordinary power of real connection. A fine example of distinguishing the difference was set in motion by Sarah Elkins a few years back and continues today to build momentum, as presented here Isn’t It About Time – to be ‘No Longer Virtual’?
Let’s follow Sarah’s lead.
Let’s start right now. Let’s pivot to something special. Let’s intentionally break the downward spiral of authentic social media engagement, replacing “likes” with real conversation, real connection, real relationships. Let’s come together to build a conscious community. Let’s reimagine the power of possibility by embracing the Principles and potential of our “360° Nation” movement.
What About 360° Nation?
Call it a movement. Call it a vision. Call it our recipe for enhanced “social media mojo.” Call it the way social media engagement used to be. Or call it an opportunity to simply commit by word and deed to something special. An opportunity to show what it means to transition from “likes” to real conversation. A unilateral commitment with no strings attached. No costs. No catches. No surprises. Pure relationship-building at its very best.
Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.
–Dr. Brené Brown
What About Real Engagement?
Anyone willing to actively participate our collaborative journey to bring “social” back to social media, by showing up, stepping up, and speaking up —by word and deed (see the next paragraph for more on that). In other words, anyone who appreciates and embraces the power of engagement reimagined.
Just 2 steps to join our quest to bring “social” back to social media⤵︎
- Carefully review OUR Pledge and YOUR Pledge below. Step back and consider your willingness to make an unwavering good-faith commitment to actively and intentionally join our movement, embracing all of the principles discussed herein. If you’re not up for it, simply step away. But if you’re truly ready to bring “social” back to social media , please step forward now to join our movement by coming together with a virtual good-faith handshake.
- To confirm the sincerity of your Pledge, please begin connecting with your fellow Ambassadors via our exclusive (new) 360° Nation LinkedIn Group. (Do make reference to 360° Nation within your connection Invitation.) And then let the sharing, tagging, engagement and relationship-building begin.
❖ OUR Good-Faith Pledge ❖
We promise to use the power of our “virtual pulpit” to bring together, champion, nurture and grow this emerging universe, however, wherever, and whenever possible. We promise to do our very best to foster discussion inspired by way of content shared, tagging and intentional engagement & connection, all founded upon a welcoming, supportive environment.
❖ YOUR Good-Faith Pledge ❖
You promise to embrace our vision and are ready, able and willing to connect with each of your fellow Ambassadors not for sales pitch or promotional objectives but for authentic engagement & relationship-building. You promise to intentionally nurture real relationships, borne of authenticity, humanity, mutual respect, empathy, support, sharing, reciprocity, and constructive collaboration at every opportunity, moving beyond “likes” to real conversations, diving deeper to reflect, explore, question and share. You will take ownership of growing and making our growing “conscious community” the best it can be, bringing friends and colleagues into our collaborative movement, while demonstrating the power of humanity rediscovered.
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.
–Dr. Brené Brown
As a special “thank you” to those 360° Nation Ambassadors who are not already writing for us but who have an interest in doing so, please Be Our Guest.