Market Your Journey is a relatively new organization and we have a lot to learn from theater companies like Magic Neighbors as well as publications such as Manhattan Kids Guide. Mainly what we have garnered through out work with both is that a sense of magic is alive and this touches us deeply. In society these days there is a lot of cynicism and what we need is less of that and more magic.
Magic is Real
As purveyors of the “cosmic” we admire folks like Magic Neighbor’s founder Manhattan Magician. Although he uses illusion to attain a state of being magic, he does so in a way that makes one believe that maybe magic is real.
Learn How to Run Your Organization by Volunteering
Some of us at Market Your Journey have been volunteers at performance of Magic Neighbors. Mostly we’ve done behind the scenes work. But each an every time we have volunteered we have been glade we did, because it’s not just “giving back” but it is also learning how to run an organization.
Do You Know Your Mission?
Market Your Journey has been facing a lot of criticism lately because we haven’t been clear enough with our mission. And as you probably know, mission is everything. When you have a clear mission you have a clear organization. Our mission is to harness your story as your greatest marketing tool.
What do You Stand for?
The thing that some people just can’t seem to wrap their head around are comments such as “How do I tell my story through marketing? This is a great question and is why the Magic Neighbors Theater Company is in an of itself a role model. The answer is that you tell your story and talk about what you are offering. Magic Neighbors offers a sense of community and for you, this may be something you want to stand for as well.
There’s Nothing Wrong with Making a Living
And it is possible to have products and services you offer and still be a voice for your community. Everyone knows that everyone has to make a living somehow, so even though you may use your story to help you sell products and services, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still make a difference simultaneously.
Become a Community Forum
Magic Neighbors is a community forum and your career or business can be one as well.
Look at What You Do as a Solution
Changing lives is what it is all about. If you have products and services that in and of themselves can make a difference, then you are very lucky. But it is interesting to note that all businesses are solving a problem of some kind. As you delve deeply into your story and look at what you do as a solution, you will find much of what you have been searching for. Finding a cause can be helpful. The earlier mentioned Manhattan Kids Guide has a cause which is to help kids grow through fun and educational activities.
What is Your Mission?
It always goes back to the concept of “mission.” Do you know what your mission is? How does your solution contribute to your community? A big thanks goes out to Magic Neighbors for being an inspiration to us all!