Transforming a Lone Nut into a Leader

I really like people who are unselfish. I really like people who are helping other people, without even thinking about profit or any personal gain. I like them a lot – and that’s why I adore you.

You are the reason why I hustle

I just love the support I am receiving from you, every single day. It’s the support that makes me hustle to understand business. I really don’t have a clue. I love marketing, but business, I need all the help I can get. I used to say that I don’t care about money, but now, I need to start caring.

You are the reason…

It’s the followers that makes us who we are. I have read so many books about how to become a leader, and how to get people involved and how to start building tribes. They were all helpful, but what made all the difference in the world, was when I watched a video from a presentation by the brilliant Derek Srivers.

I started smiling when I watched the shirtless guy dancing, but within twenty seconds or so, my smile was transformed into awe, and my eyes turned blurry. The video is funny, but I also learned a very important lesson.

Without you, I am nothing but a lone nut.


2 years 1 month ago

You are such a humble person to say all those things. You will surely be blessed more. I appreciate how other people express gratitude back to other people even if they already have attained a higher step in the society.

3 years 1 month ago

Absolutely :)

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

3 years 1 month ago

Awesome post, Jens!

Thanks to Adrienne to pointing me towards this direction 😀

I didn’t think much about the first “follower” until I watched this video, the video is absolutely right, our first follower helps us to promote our posts, comment and encourage more people to get involved.

Thanks for the wonderful share, Jens

Jeevan Jacob John

3 years 1 month ago

I’m so glad Adrienne pointed you in this direction, that’s awesome :)

The video made me realize how important our first followers are. They are the reason why we become successful. And that’s why we need to embrace them and treat them right. We need to give them credit and a lot of love :)

Sabrina Sabino
3 years 1 month ago

I like your attitude! :) I blog for my readers, and I blog to help people out with their open source software troubles. It’s my passion!

3 years 1 month ago

Hey Sabrina,

Thanks a lot for your feedback :)

3 years 1 month ago

Great video, and great point. Those first followers are so important, without their support and yes…leadership no movement comes to anything.

3 years 1 month ago

Hey Steve,

We should pay a lot more attention to our first followers. If we did, we’d probably be much more successful, at least we’d be more successful faster :)