This is Part 1 of a Post Series Introducing the TRIBE Builders that are getting started with the most recent round of The Artist’s Flight Formula. Be sure to check out Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this series too.
Seth Godin defines a TRIBE as:
- ONE Idea
- ONE Leader
- ONE Community
There are brave leaders in the world right now stepping up with their ONE idea.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to the first TRIBE builders, in a series of posts dedicated to the the amazing leaders about to embark on a journey into flight together through The Artist’s Flight Formula.
Each person represented in this post and the next several to come are beautiful people with incredible stories, gifts, and sparks. They are ready to respond to the spark within, and take action on their ONE idea, and step up to lead their TRIBES as leaders.
Get to know these great TRIBE builders, encourage them on with a comment below, and be inspired by the action they are taking in their life, art and business. There will be continual updates forthcoming as they progress through The Artist’s Flight Formula in a mastermind intensive over the next 6 months.
My hope is that you will find inspiration through their stories so that you, TRIBE builder, can respond to your spark and take massive action to change the world with your strength.
More TRIBE Builders from the flight group will be announced throughout the week, so stay tuned!
The Reedster is me, Cindy Reed, a mom, educator, wife, part-time grown-up, amateur rapper, and writer who lives in Asheville, North Carolina. I do not like to wear actual pants, and am overly fond of a good jaunty fedora.
Cindy’s ONE Big Idea:
To bring laughter to all the moments and milestones of life via blogging, writing, teaching, speaking, and performing via The Reedster Speaks brand.
Desires Support In:
- The courage to take the leap. I’m tired of cramming my passions into a tiny corner of my life after the kids go to bed.
- Building my audience. Growing my small but engaged audience exponentially.
- Working with Jason and my co-masterminds in community and collaboration, all committed to sharing our talents to build each other off and set each other free.
I enjoy living in beautiful Asheville, NC with my wonderful wife and son. I have spent the last 10 years of my life pursuing greater experience and understanding within the field/ministry of Christian music and worship. I have had the privilege of serving as the Leader of Worship at a urban church plant in Asheville since my completion of a BA in Worship Arts in 2011.
Much of my life so far has been devoted to my faith. However, I have experienced phases of disillusionment and confusion as to why the Church does certain things or why God “allows” certain things to happen. On the flip side of those times, I find myself in a place of yearning – struggling to grasp and wrestle with the mission of the Church and its forms of (approaches to) worship. I believe that leading worship, and/or being a musician or artist within a church context, is more than merely playing a gig once a week or a lucrative opportunity.
Dustin’s ONE big idea:
Off The Mic.
This would be a resource and forum for leaders of worship and other individuals seeking to reach a more mature understanding of living and leading worship on and off the platform.
The aim is cultivating a generation of leaders and artists who perform or display their giftings from the stage of servanthood, loving and caring for people, before being placed in front of people in a position of authority or leadership.
People have stories and those ought to be shared and heard.
Leading worship is not performing at someone, it is engaging in the beautiful mess of this life together.
It is valuing people over an opportunity.
The hope is to include educational and mentor focused writings (blog) as well as eventual one on one conversations with and about someones specific context.
Along with shared resources from other leaders, books, and tradition, I would blend in my experiences and artistic/creative gifting to help encourage and foster individual growth with other leaders of worship, young or old.
In addition aiming to flex the culture of comfort and press in to ask the questions of, “What’s next?” or “How would you create more room for diversity in this area?” Off The Mic. would seek to supplement one’s own creativity and experience with a focused attention to Scriptural integrity along side of practical application, learning to live a life of love, a fuller expression of one’s own worship and becoming a greater leader.
Desires Support In:
- Reaching my target audience.
- How to present my specific ‘product’ well.
- How to my personal knowledge from experience and education and present it in an accessible format.
Storyteller, writer, voice-over artist.
My degree is in Film and Video Studies at The University of Michigan, where I won a Hopwood Award for my unpublished novel. I started storytelling in the mid-nineties when the art form was at its peak, undergoing a lovely renaissance. I’ve told in various venues in Southeast Michigan, and was a favorite at The Ark’s annual storytelling festival. And I did win the one and only Ann Arbor Story Slam. I started work on an MFA but left it incomplete for a number of personal reasons.
In 2000, I started doing voice-over work and was pretty successful on a very local level.
But I’ve always been a writer. It’s just That Thing That I Do. I have written a three screenplays, three novels, and a memoir. Then, when I have done all I feel I can do to perfect them, I put them in a drawer.
Badria’s ONE big idea:
Digital publishing of my writing and creating downloadable audio versions.
Desires Support In:
- Help with motivation, focus, drive and determination.
- A clearer sense of purpose & what I have to offer.
- Guidance on how to begin.
I live in Nasheville, TN and own BXLNT, LLC (Be eXceLleNT, get it?), a multi-platform enterprise specializing in time awareness + priority management & strategy + life coaching. Because life’s too short to do stuff you hate!
Lisa’s ONE big idea:
I would love to help people who constantly find themselves saying “I wish I had time in my schedule to…” or “I don’t possibly have time to do …” find the time to do that thing that they are longing to do.
Not necessarily a ‘find your passion’ approach so much as a way to access time awareness and priority management coaching via a self-study course and group coaching. The idea is that if you want to find the time to: go back to school, volunteer more, spend more time with family, enjoy time with their spouse and kids, start a business, learn a new hobby, or pick up an old hobby…that they do have the time to do it.
They just need to re-prioritize where they currently spend their 168 hours each week and discover where the time nuggets are hiding.
I think this information could be life-altering for scores of people who are just mindlessly going through the motions of a busy schedule without truly doing something each week that they love doing.
Desires Support In:
- Clear guidance and steps on how to build my tribe and build engagement.
- Launch advice on how to attract an audience that is engaged and active
- How to truly get tribe members to open up and offer feedback that can make the community even better.