The Cherokee word Gadugi (Gaw-doo-jee) roughly translates to “Together,” but it means so much more. The concept of Gadugi goes back to the Cherokee tradition of the entire town or village gathering together to harvest the fields making sure that all, especially the elderly and infirm were adequately taken care of. Gadugi can be applied in a time of crisis and uncertainty. Hear how.
Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone-Robert Allen
We talk a lot about comfort these days. We have luxury cars and comfortable shoe. We even have a restaurant type called “comfort food.”
There’s a lot to be said for comfort. It’s something that we strive for – a comfortable wage, a comfortable home, you get the idea.
We have created a place, the comfort zone, where we choose to stay rather than speaking in public or helping out with a cause on the weekend. To stay within the comfort zone is to do nothing out of the ordinary.
In order to have those items that give us comfort, we first must be willing to get out of that zone to earn it. The Everyday Revolutionary must become comfortable outside the comfort zone, because indeed, everything you want lies outside of it.
You don’t have to dive into the deep end to start. Just a few steps out will demonstrate that discomfort can be overcome if the outcome is important to you.
You’re Grandmother always told you to set a good example and to practice what you preached. She would never steer you wrong and her advice should be heeded by the Everyday Revolutionary! Listen in while we apply some of Grandma’s principles…
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh
I think we all understand the myth of the overnight success story. Someone or something may spring to public consciousness quickly but that success has years of effort and sticking to it behind it.
It is the same with change in your community. Real and lasting change for the good does not come about after a quick meeting and a day long event. It comes from thoughtful planning and setting up a few dominoes to fall into the right places. It comes from allowing enough time to let people see your position, to see your viewpoint as the way it ought to go.
It is very much an art.
Many small things go together to make a big thing. Just like in a Van Gogh painting, the skill and finesse you place on the small things have a big impact on outcome. You’ll know you’ve done it right when folks call it an overnight success. You’ll know it wasn’t.
Everyday Revolutionaries comes from all kinds of temperamental backgrounds, in fact, the more varied our approaches the stronger the effort. People who are generally more comfortable with interaction in groups and who are naturally outgoing seem to fit the mold of what we believe a “mover and shaker” is. Nothing is further from the truth! But for those introverts wishes to play a part in their own “everyday revolution,” we may have some tips that can keep you a little closer to your comfort zone. Listen in!
Your message is the central theme of your effort, go getting it to your intended audience is important. Look for tried and true methods or new innovations, but be sure those methods are connected to willing ears! Listen now!
There’s no age limit for Everyday Revolutionaries. Meet a young lady, a kindergartner, that’s making an impact on the world around her. She used many of the basic steps to accomplish her goals. Just think what great things await her the older she gets!
It might sound like oversimplification, but the message is what you’re trying to get across. Sometimes the message gets lost in the execution of the plan. Especially in an effort that has opposition, you might have help losing the message! Here’s some advice to help the Everyday Revolutionary stay on message!
So, here’s the rest of the story about “Big Lil,” Lillian Billioca and the Headscarf Revolutionaries that brought about sweeping changes to the English fishing industry in regard to the safety of the men out on the ships. The Everyday Revolutionary should be grateful to those that have lead the way and paid the price.