tip#655) I’ve been able to relax and enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful bedroom and living space. Also I’ve been enjoying rollerblading along the lakeshore paths and the many facilities here like swimming in the heavenly pool! I’m also meeting new people everyday living in this condo community. See: video of my glorious balcony view
There are many people to thank because I wouldn’t be here if not for the help of the many communities I reached out to. Community and word-of-mouth were the keys to my success. Here are the groups that helped me…
1. Mastery of Self-Expression Community
This was the personal development workshop that I’ve blogged about (see tip#538) that helped me after my bankruptcy hit. After hearing about my needs several members immediately offered their homes in case I didn’t find one by my deadline. Just receiving the offers filled me with hope.
2. Swapsity.ca Community
This is a barter website where it’s founder encouraged me to share my need on their community blog and it immediately generated apartment leads and encouraging messages from its members. I was also able to pass on the leads to others seeking apartments. (See tip#656)
3. Gift Circle Community
This new meetup.com group is just magical and powerful and is all about sharing a need and quickly finding someone who will provide it as a gift. When I shared my need for a new apartment I received an offer for temporary space in someone’s home and got a shared apartment lead.
4. Facebook Community
When Swapsity.ca posted my blog article for a new apartment several people on Facebook reposted it on their walls for their own group of friends to see. I also received direct Facebook messages of heartfelt thanks for inspiring them with my story of staying positive in the face of adversities.
5. Friends, Family, Colleagues Community
In the end I found my new home through a friend who owned a condo and had an extra room. She had been following my apartment search and called to offer the space. Deep down I feel that this gift of a home came because I followed my intuition to reach out to new communities. I learned so much about how helpful strangers can be and now I can share this to inspire others like you!
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
The comedy, Be Kind Rewind, is about how videos in a VHS rental store all get erased and it is up to employee Mike (Mos Def) and friend Jerry (Jack Black) to re-film the movies. The films they redo include Ghostbusters, Robocop, Driving Miss Daisy and many more. They then attract a massive following because of the crude, imaginative style of film-making they called “sweded”. See: movie trailer
What movies demonstrate a strong sense of community for you? Let me know and I will share your movie recommendations that could inspire others!
Tip#172: Cultivate Community, Part 1 – Witness
Tip#651: Cultivate Community, Part 2 - Defiance
Tip#656: Cultivate Community, Part 3 – Swapsity - Phenomenon
Tip#658: Cultivate Community, Part 4 – Into the White
Tip#668: Cultivate Community, Part 5 – Be Kind Rewind
Tip#686: Cultivate Community, Part 6 – Ip Man
Tip#687: Cultivate Community, Part 7 – Rotary Club - Groundhog Day
Tip#707: Cultivate Community, Part 8 – Movie Nights - Christmas in Connecticut
Tip#781: Cultivate Community, Part 9 - The Hundred-Foot Journey
Tip#853: Cultivate Community, Part 10 - Endurance - McFarland, USA
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C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments
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