Make It Your Mission To…

Make It Your Mission To…

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.
89 comments
Wade Balsdon
Wade Balsdon

Great post. Danny, way to shine the light! If we all just did one of these things each day, the world would certainly be a better place. 

Wade Balsdon
Wade Balsdon

Great post. Danny, way to shine the light! If we all just did one of these things each day, the world would certainly be a better place. 

NewClientsEachMonth
NewClientsEachMonth

GREAT post!  It's a wonderful reminder, at the end of the day it's all about building relationships and helping other people, I love it!

NewClientsEachMonth
NewClientsEachMonth

GREAT post!  It's a wonderful reminder, at the end of the day it's all about building relationships and helping other people, I love it!

EricaAllison
EricaAllison

What a great, gentle reminder for us all. Thanks, Danny Brown.

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

@AVLinsider Thanks for the RT Gabe! We need to have that beer soon.

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

@AVLinsider Thanks for the RT Gabe! We need to have that beer soon.

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

@sueyoungmedia Thanks for the RT! Hope you have a great day!

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

@sueyoungmedia Thanks for the RT! Hope you have a great day!

Andrea T.H.W.
Andrea T.H.W.

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. ;)

Andrea T.H.W.
Andrea T.H.W.

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. ;)

jcjetty
jcjetty

You can get anything you want out of life; as long as you help enough people get what they want out of their life.

jcjetty
jcjetty

You can get anything you want out of life; as long as you help enough people get what they want out of their life.

jcjetty
jcjetty

"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!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

Last time I bought a cup of coffee for a homeless guy, he thanked me by offering me a joint.

pieterb
pieterb

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.

pieterb
pieterb

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.

davevandewalle
davevandewalle

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

davevandewalle
davevandewalle

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

KenMueller
KenMueller

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.

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KenMueller
KenMueller

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.

NancyD68
NancyD68

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.

NancyD68
NancyD68

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.

BTMurr
BTMurr

@JustInTheSouth nice post! Thanks for sharing.

BTMurr
BTMurr

@JustInTheSouth nice post! Thanks for sharing.

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

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.  

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @Wade Balsdon Amen to that, Wade. One day, fingers crossed - cheers, sir.

AVLinsider
AVLinsider

@JustInTheSouth Anytime, neighbor :)

AVLinsider
AVLinsider

@JustInTheSouth Anytime, neighbor :)

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @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.

Danny Brown
Danny Brown moderator

 @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.

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @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. ;-)

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @KenMueller I'm sending my copyright check in the mail as we speak. :)

Danny Brown
Danny Brown moderator

 @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.

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @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.

DannyBrown
DannyBrown

 @JustInTheSouth  @BTMurr Sounds like you guys know what's important - here's to more like you. :)

BTMurr
BTMurr

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