When was the last time you went out into Nature and refreshed your being so as to …
- expose yourself visually to the greenery of plants, or watch clean creek-water ?
- refine your audio system away from musical rubbish and meaningless conversation so that you hear only the birds ?
- touch the rough bark of an oak or take in your hand a polished stone, thus feeding your kinesthetic system ?
- smell the flowers, and through your olfactory system store those beautiful associations in your long-term memory ?
- taste wild berries (but be careful !), thus developing your gustatory system ?
Numerous high quality impressions, these can be turned into quality content in your blog, a PP presentation, a photo album or an educational video and, carefully processed, become a ‘product launch’ into the online world.
For example: if you went into the forest and came across an anthill. You’d get very close to it and watch carefully the fantastic orderliness and diligence of these tireless creatures. You’d listen to the noise that thousands of tiny little legs produce; and in the end, fascinated, you’d reward them with a biscuit left on top of their hill as a huge collective lunch !
Then you’d come home, meanwhile sorting the impressions you gained into quality text, in which you make parallels between the ant community and your own environment, drawing some conclusions as to how to improve the latter. The text ends with a call to action and becomes published on the blog.
Now, with regard to this example: possibly in a month your text could be read by hundreds – but only 3 are motivated to do something similar. And what could follow this to year’s end?
Let’s play with numbers a little.
Your published text was seen by hundreds by the end of April, and 3 were motivated into similar action. By the end of May, those 3 do the same, and each of them motivates another 3. If this progression continues till the end of the year, it should look like this:
- April 3
- May 9
- June 27
- July 81
- August 243
- September 729
- October 2187
- November 6561
- December 19683
When we add all them all up, you will have been the cause of 29,524 precious actions, smiles, gifts, job ideas – and many other human interactions !!
In other words, your idea seen as a seed planted in fertile ground could very quickly produce an entire forest ! – with you the spot from which it all grew.
The idea for this article was created ‘hugging’ the Mesozoic limestones on the Goat Rocks near Trtorici village in central Bosnia.
English is not my native language so feel free to correct me if I’m wrong somewhere.