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Thanks for fixing the link!
 
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Sorry for the mix up. This should be the correct video entitled,  Simon Sinek: How to start a cultural transformation    

 
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i edited your post to fix it.
 
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The message from the video is:  I direct my message to these forums and the dailyish email and ignore all others.  Change happens when the people that hear my message take it farther.  But any attempt I make to take it farther will be, pretty much, a waste of time.

Am I close?
 
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I think you are close... I don’t think your attempts to take it farther are a “waste,” per say. If you had all the time and resources to spare, you could just keep broadcasting your ideas like broadcasting seeds without any thought to whether they will take root or not and eventually you might see some progress.

But, let’s say you had been gifted a small amount of very rare, precious, awesome seeds...say, 48 Sepp Holzer Grain seeds... would you just broadcast them anywhere without regard to whether you have the right soil conditions, or the right climate, or even the right season? I would hope not...

Change WILL happen when the right people hear your message AND the right time and conditions exist for that change to take root. Sinek states very explicitly that while his theory is 100% effective, he can never state when or where it will happen...  no one can... but this is the long game.

So IMHO, like sepp seeds, don’t plant all your awesome ideas and inspiration in dead soil. It will just burn you out (and we need you to stay strong). Instead, focus on the environments/the communities/the brains that are ready to take your message and run with it... and focus your energies on nurturing, supporting, loving-on those brains AND ONLY those brains.

I can see many examples of where you have done just that, and to great effect!

 
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Hi
I live in Devon, England.
I live in a tiny home, a 20ft static truck.
I heard of permaculture in the mid ‘80’s and met Bill Mollison at a city Farm in Bristol. I took a permaculture d course in the ‘90’s.
I happened to be in a relationship with somebody who wasn’t interested in coming along on the ‘journey’. He has since committed suicide since the pandemic hit and a factor in his demise was frustration with the human race and the state of the world.
Anyway, i am living on 9 acres of land without permissions and trying my damnedest to stick to permaculture principles.
I would love to install a rocket mass heater but really feel at 66 that I do not have the skills to install one inside and have limited means to pay someone to do it and lack of physical strength to set up some systems.
I have a scythe but physically can’t cut a lot of the hay here. I have deer here who demolish trees if I’m not on the ball. (Just seen Sep Holzer’s remedy via you by the way).
I am frustrated by what I can achieve here with little help and like you frustrated with human nature.
Changing minds through education is a slow process and I believe that people need an immediate/personal disaster or a war to kick them into a different gear.
I think you need to carry on doing what you are doing but accept the fact that our civilisation may be on the decline, the survivors of which could well be all the permies.
I live knowing i am doing my best and not just changing lightbulbs.
Thanks for yr inspiration
 
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I am with you on that. Im still having trouble breaking through to my own family. A few are getting it but they are the minority. The scariest part is that the little kids still arent getting it. But im determined in my efforts.
 
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The big pharma approach is not only killing the bees. Great video!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I think this is the key to today's post.   I am not going to try to do this anymore.  It is up to you and everybody reading this.  I have spent ten years trying.   I have reached a lot of brains, but apparently, not enough.  Clearly, I don't have a knack for it.   I am a novelty to a few people, but I am not the person to carry the message.  Apparently, I cannot even reach the people that can carry the message.  I have tried.  

So, when it comes to marketing, and reaching celebrities, and connecting to the masses, apparently this task is for somebody else.     With that in mind, let me ask you:  have you tried?



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I watch the Joe Rogan Experience (podcast) regularly and he often brings up sustainability, regenerative agriculture, the carbon cycle, feeding the population without monocrops, and incorporating animals into the land without feedlots and commercial practices. He asks his guest questions about these things and they rarely have good answers. He has had Joel Salatin on the show once and it was great, but thats the only thing remotely close to permaculture that I have seen on the show and Joel/polyphase farms is the only thing that gets referenced…

Joe Rogan has millions of daily followers. His podcasts are usually 3 hours long and are long form, open minded discussions. He also has a way to suggest guests on his website. I also believe he usually pays for his guests travel to and from his studio. He loves hearing about great ideas of how to make the world a better place and to give a (massive) platform to those spreading the ideas.

It seems to me like there are a lot of reasons to get someone onto the podcast. Paul and Geoff Lawton are the only people that come to mind for me, but I’m sure there are many other credible, knowledgeable, experienced people that would do the world a great service by getting on that show. Paul has made it clear that he doesn’t feel this is a job for him. I’ve already been unsuccessful at getting in contact with Geoff Lawton…

Who else would be a good candidate for this? Im sure many of you could list all sorts of experienced, knowledgeable people who may even be great at pitching ideas. People I cant think of or haven’t yet heard of.

What are your thoughts and suggestions?
 
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I am willing to be on shows - I have done a lot of that.  I am just no longer going to try to get on shows - it turns out I have no abilities for that.

The purpose of this thread is to respond to stuff where people say "Paul, you need to contact _______  to get the word out" and I have now taken a hard position of "It turns out I am not able to do that.  If you set it up, I will show up."

 
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