Mentoring BUDs can help streamline or make other BUDs more effective. They can do this by offering advice, tips and tricks or answering questions that a BUD may have.
Finding and acquiring land is the first step in forming a real world community. This step can be a lengthy process as all members need to be in agreement about where their community will be settled.
There is a special kind of synergy that happens when a group of like-minded individuals with a united vision and goal are physically in the same place. Ideas flow more easily, people become more productive and motivated, and the bigger picture that was once only in the dream stage is now becoming reality. Whether you start out co-housing or are financially stable enough to begin a larger intentional community living together is the next step to having a more stable lifestyle that can support and aid your social change work.
Pooling resources is how we can all do more with less. The more access we have to items in our community the less of a need there is to own duplicates of the same thing when most of the time those items sit around waiting to be used.
Producing something that is useful is a necessary step in ensuring that we all have what we need to survive.
At this stage people might have outside jobs to build and maintain their community. The community might be in the beginning stages of determining, creating, or maintaining a new business the entire community can participate in as a means to support and sustain their right livelihood and the social change work they do.
As an organization, The Transition believes in continuing education no matter how young or old you are. There is always more to learn and always a new lens with which we can begin to view the world to have deeper understanding of the challenges we face. By investing in your education and challenging your own beliefs, you are able to arm yourself with knowledge to be the best version of yourself.
A key fundamental skill people must have in order to make any project come to fruition is the ability to communicate to others your idea and how it relates to their own interests. When a person is able to effectively talk to others about The Transition and get them more actively involved, it helps them in turn build the skills they need to develop and grow their own personal projects. No matter whether you are an introvert or extrovert this is a deeply needed skill for anyone wanting to create social change on any level (micro or macro). By growing The Transition and getting more people involved, you are by default assisting yourself as well. When more people join, you broaden our network, recruit new people with new skill sets, strengths, and expertise and also increase the finances we need to assist people’s projects including your own. Just like in the story of Stone Soup, by helping The Transition, you are supplying yourself an abundance of offerings that also helps yourself.
This step has been very rewarding for those following the Action Plan as well as The Transition Team members who serve as Point People. By going through this step, we ensure everyone has taken the steps needed to become more involved and educated as well as gain new insight and expertise as to how doing these steps has influenced each user’s life personally as well as professionally. With this information, we are better able to assist other users and give them anecdotal experiences of others who have experienced the steps before them. By working together, we become stronger.
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