I Asked People To Leave My Facebook Group!

May 22, 2024

Last week I made a post in my Facebook group, sharing the following:

"It is my commitment to have this group be a valuable place to go to, share, exchange, and learn. I am committed to providing value that one could easily pay for for free to the members of this group.

For that to work, my ask is that you participate. If you don't participate, why are you here?

Nothing right or wrong about it. I just think it is a waste of time and important mental space if you are in groups without being really part of them.

If you are willing to participate in conversations here, contribute by asking, sharing, liking, or reading; let me know by liking this post or leaving a comment below.

For the ones who do not want to participate, that's fine, I will simply ask you to leave the group.

And if you read everything but so far haven't contributed, this is your invitation to do so!

What you share is valuable, and you'd be surprised who can be helped by your small or big share.

Thank you."

What led to the post was my realization that the container I had created had led to another place of low commitment and low engagement. Which always leads to little impact.

I am of the belief that increasing the quality of engagement with anything, aka being more present to it, yields more satisfaction and results than the shallow ways of scattered attention can.

And I realized how often I am the one who has been half present, half-engaged, half there, and by doing so missed the gold that was on offer.

Our need for recognition, money, and more can blind us to the impact (or no impact) that simply talking to many people, doing many things, having many likes, and people seemingly interested in your product or service doesn't translate to results.

Results are created by people being on the playing field of life, engaging with the game, being part of the game, and engaging with the other players.

Living our life at the stance of watching the game will never be able to create a better quality of game (life).

Holding myself to a standard of engagement that I deem to be impactful has led to results; watching the game hasn't.

How many areas in your life are you merley watching?

How many groups, circles, subscriptions, contacts, and once-spoken coffee dates are hanging around in your life?

What would it take for you to create a new level of engagement with everything?

Saying no to anything that isn't that.

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