Click through the URLs of your commenters to find a new blog, leave a comment and share a new person with your community.

Thank 10 followers on each social network you’re on for being there with you.

Cull the networks you’re told you should be on to only the ones you need to be on.

Praise a work colleague or team you lead for the awesome work they’re doing.

Leave that last report at the office until the next day and spend time with those that really matter.

Buy a coffee a day for a homeless person.

Speak up for someone you know won’t speak up for themselves but deserve to be heard.

Call someone up you’ve let slip off your radar and make them feel remembered.

Instead of talking about how we’d like to change the world, let’s start by changing us first.

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Danny Brown
Co-author Influence Marketing: How to Create, Manage and Measure Brand Influencers in Social Media Marketing. #1 marketing blog in world as per HubSpot. Husband. Father. Optimist. Pragmatist. Never says no to a good single malt. You can find me on Twitter - Google+ - LinkedIn.

46 thoughts on “Make It Your Mission To…

  1. Be nice to someone just because it’s a good thing to do.

    Cull the network. Now there’s ome advice I can take first hand. Thanks bro. It’s Sunday moring and I am sitting in the looby of an old country manor, no one is around, light classical music in the background, in a oversized wingback chair with a coffee and what am I doing? Banging on the keys. I love it!

    On I flow. Thanks for the heartfelt sentiment this Sunday am.

  2. This is absolutely amazing, Danny.
     
    Love it – <i>”Instead of talking about how we’d like to change the world, let’s start by changing us first.”</i> Couldn’t said better myself.
     
    Life is all about helping and caring other people more than about yourself. Small things like this makes a lot of different in our life.
     
    Thanks for a great reminder, sir ;). 

  3. This is absolutely amazing, Danny.
     
    Love it – “Instead of talking about how we’d like to change the world, let’s start by changing us first.” Couldn’t said better myself.
     
    Life is all about helping and caring other people more than about yourself. Small things like this makes a lot of different in our life.
     
    Thanks for the great reminder, sir ;).

    1.  @Dev hi Dev,
       
      I like the attitude of the guys that founded Facebook. They build technology to better the lives of us, as opposed to worrying about pure profit. Can’t ask for much more than that, mate.

  4. I have never been a huge commenter on blogs, but I love you thoughts on this one Danny Brown.  btmurr and I were talking about these same thoughts to day.  It really comes doing to respect and treating people with value and kindness.
     

    1.  @JustInTheSouth  Danny Brown  btmurr I like this. Agree with most of them. We forget Social Media is about humans, not brands.

  5. It would be a much better world if we saw how we are all the same instead of so different. Being someone who has been homeless, I know the stigma attached all too well.
     
    The heartbreaking part for me is that so many ‘friends’ left me and my blog when life got hard. That is life I guess. When things go as bad as they have for me, you find out in a hurry who your friends really are.
     
    Even with everything that has gone on, I still try to pay it forward if I can. Some days are better than others. That’s just part of life too.

    1.  @NancyD68 Hey there miss,
       
      It’s funny how people show their “real sides” when the going gets tough. But the good news is, that generally leaves you with the real gold. Here’s to that instead.

  6. Wow, glad I just found this now. My post yesterday is somewhat similar, and I wouldn’t want to rip you off. I like the buy a coffee a day for a homeless person, and speak up for someone else. We are way too me-centric these days.

  7. Let this be the first blog post I click through and comment on today…Cheers, mate! Great stuff.

  8. Nice One mate, Is it only me or do I sense a deeper meaning?
    I have been struggling with social marketing until I have learned to really care and to show interest in people, and yes the skill we learn on the net is sometime skills we were taught already in real life.
    Thanks.

    1.  @pieterb Hey there Pieter,
       
      it’s very true – social just gives us a bigger voice to amplify who we are already. Something I’ll be looking at in an imminent post. ;-)

  9. “You can get everything you want out of life, if you help enough people get what they want out of life”
     
    I love those words and I feel that if you were to wrap this up in one sentence. This one sentence would fit perfectly.
     
    Thanks!

  10. Danny, could you please quit writing posts I would have liked to have written myself? Hoping tenses are correct. :)
     
    You know what’s the first thing that came to my mind? After thinking “why the heck I didn’t write something like this?”
     
    Retired people in Italy, as for those who can’t speak for themselves. The idea that Leonardo Da Vinci would have been envious of to solve the economic crisis by our childish technical government has been to raise every possible tax and adding some while not reducing at all the expenses of the state, and their salary or benefits. This has brought, beside general shortage of money and suicides to retired people being in the great majority below poverty threshold. Imagine that now they want those in hospices to pay taxes on their home if they have one, but obviously bank foundations have not. People like this who have worked all their lives, I’m not really talking about public sector workers, now that they should be able to relax a bit find themselves thrown into poverty more and more everyday. With gasoline around 2 euros per litre and a retirement of 600 euros there’s not much you can do.
     
    Oh well, at the end this is the nation we have let them to create. Great post, printed and tweeted. ;)

    1.  @Andrea H. | The Hypnotism Weekly You know, the way that certain countries treat their elderly and retired is borderline illegal. These are the men and women who helped shape our futures and gave their blood and sweat to build better cities – and how do we repay them?
       
      Here’s to better generational respect, mate.

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