“Create a meaningful transformation for your audience” my note to myself read. That’s a lofty and worthwhile goal. What would that look like? Or feel like? How is a meaningful transformation measured?
I inspire myself with daily prompts
I have meaningful reminders for each day that help me focus on qualities I want to express:
Monday (Writing Day): I am a verbal artist
Tuesday (Podcast Writing Day) I inspire and motivate others
Wednesday: (Recording/Producing Day) I share my voice with the world.
Thursday: (Courses/Videos) I create a meaningful transformation with my audience.
Friday: (Technical and Outreach) I Sing a Deeper Song
Saturday: (Loose Ends) I follow the flow
Sunday: (Me Day) I love me.
Today is Thursday, I resonate with this idea of creating a meaningful
transformation for my audience but i’m not certain I know how to tell if I succeed in doing that. I also don’t know where that phrase came from so I can’t go back to study the source. I guess we’ll figure it out together
What does a transformation look like?
I looked up “transformation.” Definitions like “metamorphous, and dramatic change“ are pretty dramatic. “Overhaul, remodeling and refreshing” are a big more tangible. Let’ simply begin with “change.”
Change your thinking, change your life
When we help someone see life from a different point of view, we offer them an opportunity to change. They can accept the idea, or not, but it if makes them think we have done our job.
- offer a solution to a problem that they have
- make them aware of a wider array of choices
- offer evidence that will change their thinking
- share an idea that inspires them to make a more aligned choice.
Awareness, choice, opportunity, meaning – all of those would help create transformation in a person’s life.
You can inspire others to action
Each of us can become a storyteller and let our stories inspire others to action. As I go exploring for ways to live a more meaningful life, the concepts I discover are based on my own search, my own discovery. I may begin my journey with a relatable problem, or fear that others share. Look for your own answers. Model what you believe. Share your own journey. Others will identify with it and be inspired.
You can encourage change
Self-awareness is the key to positive change. The more self-aware we are the more we understand our wants,needs and desires and the more readily we can make choices that are aligned with our needs. When you inspire, motivate or encourage change, you are offering others an opportunity for meaningful transformation.
You can create meaningful transformation in your own life
I use my work to deepen my own life experience. I identify a concept that I want to figure out – not only what it means, but how to apply it to my life. I do that by writing about it. I explore what it might mean. I share what I figure it out. I apply my ideas and let you know how my interpretation works out. You then decide if its something you want to explore.
You can inspire action
Change doesn’t happen unless we make a choice or take some action. We have to let go, or add to, rearrange, or rethink. We have to be more mindful, more aware in what we say and do and think. Part of encouraging meaningful transformation is inspiring others to think, consider and take conscious action.
‘Meaningful” can vary.
It might be very meaningful for me to walk an extra block or take the stairs three more times in my exercise program. It might be very meaningful for me to redefine myself and begin to move in a new direction. There are degrees of meaningfulness but as long as there is a shift in awareness, it’s all good.
Share from our heart
The only way I know to create a meaningful transformation in my community is to share from my heart, using all the skills and talents I have been given. Then I listen, to see what resonates and reflects back.
How do you create meaningful transformation in your audience?
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
07- How to Find and Express Your Distinctive Voice (podcast, 20 minutes)
10– What Will Change Because Of What You Are About To Do? (podcast, 20 minutes)
14- How Strong is the Foundation You Build On (podcast, 20 minutes)