What is ‘CrowdSharing’ and how can it help break down barriers to riches?
“Barriers?” – you say.
- no money?
- no job?
- no education?
- no motivation?
It takes money to make money – we all know that. If you have no job, then there is no prospect for money. If you have no education, you may have no chance for a job. If you have no motivation, school won’t work for you either. If you have fear, don’t worry, we all have that – but it’s still a barrier until it’s overcome.
With any of these barriers, you’re pretty much in your own jail as far as prospects for riches are concerned, and the guy in the striped suit below is YOU!
That is, until ‘CrowdSharing’ came along!
Now, mind you, don’t take ‘riches’ too literally. It probably means ‘money’, of course, but could also mean other less tangible but positive things like spiritual satisfaction, love, happiness, or just plain fun. But it is hard to imagine that, without any money at all, you could attain any of these more esoteric riches.
So, do take me literally – you need at least some money to aspire to any of these riches.
If you thought that there was a way to get a bit of money without needing an education or a job – that might motivate you, right?
Well, it turns out that a bit of money can turn into a lot more money and the riches you want to have – with, guess what – CrowdSharing!
I talked about CrowdSharing a while back and tried to get some kind of consensus about what it really is.
I couldn’t find one, but I concluded what it is not.
The ‘crowd’ part I got right – it’s a vast online community from which something needs to be obtained.
But it’s not Crowd Sourcing where the crowd is called upon as a source for needed assistance or information.
It’s also not Crowd Funding , where the crowd is solicited for financial contributions to a particular venture or cause, such as a film project or cancer research.
I finally settled with Crowd Sharing as: ‘ a mass of disparate goals of individual members of the crowd, outside of a generalized desire to benefit everyone’s well being in some collective way’ .
So, with that, here’s the way out of jail.
Think of yourself as a member of a ‘crowd’. Anyone can be a member, rich or poor, job or no job, nobel prize winner or drop-out!
But, you are only a true member of this crowd if you have a genuine desire to benefit everyone’s well being in the crowd. That’s crucial!
When you have that desire, there goes the ‘fear’, because, in that sense, you are equal to everyone else in the entire crowd – how could you be afraid of yourself?
The other part of your membership in the crowd is your own personal goal – that which you wish the crowd to help you attain – a natural expectation because everyone else is there for your well being – it’s their prerequisite for being a bona fide member of the crowd, too.
The significance of ‘crowd’ as a ‘ vast online community’ is key here.
The ‘vastness’ of the crowd gives it huge collective power.
The ‘online’ part gives it global reach to grow in size and potential impact, and the speed with which to accomplish its task.
So, now you are a genuine member of large online and powerful community with your own personal interests at heart.
Where do we go from here?
This whole new massive crowd, with you just a speck in the middle somewhere, must take action to meet its mandate to ‘benefit everyone’s well being in some collective way’, as stated above.
Here’s where the ‘sharing’ in ‘Crowd Sharing ‘ comes into play.
Everyone in the crowd is interconnected in some way – like an ant colony, a bee hive, a flock of geese.
One ant wants to move grains of sand, another wants to feed the other ants, and another wants to be in charge of security. One bee likes fresh air and pollinating blossoms, another prefers delivering nectar to the hive, while the queen – well – just loves the attention of all the worker bees. The geese are all just squawkers – and want to be the first and the loudest in the flock – maybe they help feed each other and encourage each other not to give up and fall out of the sky during the long flight!
All of these creatures want something for themselves – their individual roles – the satisfaction of a job well done – being fed and being happy. But, they also give and share their resources to others in the crowd – which compounds into a form of global crowdsharing.
At the start, one member of the crowd gives a little ‘push’, ‘wax’, ‘squawk’, whatever tiny individual contribution is appropriate.
The member next to them receives the gesture and is motivated to ‘pay it forward’ for the benefit of the crowd. They in turn push, wax or squawk to their neighbour in the crowd, and maybe several neighbours at the same time – the pushing, waxing and squawking go viral…
The whole crowd takes massive action in a huge wave to achieve a collective goal – the hills are built, the honey is made, the geese rise up and flock to their winter climate!
So, the concept and the practice of ‘CrowdSharing’ is powerful for the ants and the bees and the geese.
What about the people in jail – you and me!
Well, don’t be surprised if I tell you that there are technologies and entrepreneurs out there that have come together in very recent months to fabricate systems and platforms to realize the potential of crowdsharing as described above for us humans – to represent the goals, build the relationships, integrate the methods of communication, implement the exchanges of value – and more than accomplish the goals.
I’ll show you some of these systems and how they work in coming articles …
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