It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the bigger picture around us. The news gives us so much gloom, doom, suffering and negativity. How can I help when the problems are so huge?
That’s when we can follow the Starfish Principle.
Two friends are walking along a beach covered by thousands of dying starfish, who have all washed up on shore. As they walk, one of them picks up a starfish and throws it in the water. He does it again every few steps. The other asks, “Why bother? It doesn’t make a difference” and the friend replies, “Well, it made a difference to that one”.
The point is, we do our best with whatever is in our means. There are many awesome creative projects we could each do to help larger issues. And like they say, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
I used to personally and individually reply to all enquiries from my website and Facebook page with advice and resources to many aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs. But as time went on, I realised it was pulling me away from client projects too much and it wasn’t sustainable. There had to be a more effective and creative way.
That inspired me to find ways to support other creatives (and learn from them too) by co-founding projects like Creative Ummah, events like Creativity & the Spiritual Path, and workshops like ‘Dream Big’ among others.
I want to be someone who inspires others to be change-makers and create awesome, positive projects. Collectively we can all make a difference to the ‘starfish’ of this world.
As many have said, “Living is Giving”. We all have incredible blessings and talents that can be used to help others.
Do you have a cool project helping empower others? Tell us about your projects!