To Move Things Forward, Practice What You Preach

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…

Everyday Artistry

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.

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Everyday Revolutionary Tips For Introverts

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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!

Get the Message Out!

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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!

A Young Revolutionary

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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!

The Message

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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!

Big Lil: The Rest of the Story

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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.

Get Up, Stay Up

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Taking a stand is not something you do for a day. It’s done for as long as necessary until the job is done. The everyday Revolutionary is in it for the long haul. Check out the podcast for more.

Lessons from the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

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The morning of April 2, 2018 thousands of Oklahoma Teachers and concerned citizens followed the example of teachers in West Virginia and converged on the State Capital calling for what they deem is long overdue adequate funding for their school, classrooms and students. But there are some in far-flung parts of the state that are rallying support in their own hometowns, garnering support from citizens to make calls from all parts of the state to their state legislators to urge them to support the needed funding for schools. I was lucky enough to happen on one of these hometown rallies and spoke directly with the Everyday Revolutionaries taking a stand for education and the future.