Whether you’re an entrepreneur and running your own business or just wish to be part of something bigger than yourself. You, like anyone else, can create and grow a community of like-minded people. All you need to do is just be yourself!
As a first step, share your own stories, struggles, successes, and things that make you unique. We all are unique in one way or the other, aren’t we?
Also, be consistent and show up every day. After all, growing a community should excite you! If someone becomes a part of your community but doesn’t seem to belong, hear them out. Strike a conversation and try to understand what it was that made them join in the first place. Most likely if it’s not for them they’ll leave and move on to something that does suit their needs. People will join and leave but the genuine friendship bonds you’ll be able to find in your community are the ones that will last forever.
Dr. Iman Taheri is one staunch believer in building a community of like-minded people. He started his social media presence in January 2021, sharing his thoughts and short poems in the short-form video format to support and enhance mental, emotional, and spiritual health during the worst pandemic that we have faced and are still going through.
Pandemic, like it was for everyone, was a shock for Dr. Iman as well. Everything changed for him but that didn’t make him a pessimist. In fact, he used this pause to reflect on his life and nourish other aspects of his life.
And he returned strong. Embraced the change that the pandemic brought in his life and was able to regain his strength. He started to share his poetry and supportive short-form videos on social media. And despite the fact that he was not fluent in English and was completely a stranger to western culture, he was able to create a community of like-minded people around his content! All due to his consistency and authenticity.
And his courage and consistency paid off. Over the last 10 months, he has managed to create a community of over 500,000 audiences globally, all-around social media.
Dr. Iman further aims to create his community outside of any social media platform. And for this, he has been working on his website and mobile app, which will allow him to connect with his audience in the most direct way possible. Dr. Iman hopes to make a change and be an inspiration with not just his words but with his actions. May the forces be with you, Dr. Iman!