If you haven’t already read ‘The 29 Day Leap’ by Dan Buschow & John Harrison, you are certainly missing out. The book inspires you to rekindle your relationship with God through journaling. It can be seen as a guide to help you take the first step towards spiritual enlightenment. You will learn many things from this book – becoming a #RippleStarter is one of them.
The term #RippleStarter has been coined by Dan Buschow and John Harrison as a simple way of being a disciple-maker or spiritual reproducer. He defined it as the new ‘ROI of Mentoring’, which translates to ‘Ripple of Impact.’ According to The 29 Day Leap guide, a disciple-maker is bound to create a ripple effect in their world, moving and inspiring people around them. Hence, #RippleStarters are people who are destined to make a transformative impact by starting a little wave.
The 29 Day Leap outlines four simple steps to becoming a #RippleStarter. Let’s dive right into it!
Step # 1 – Make the Connection
The first step towards becoming a #RippleStarter is establishing a meaningful connection with the people around you. If you genuinely wish to inspire or motivate anyone, you cannot do so without building a special personal bond with them. It could be anyone in your life, be it a friend, family member, neighbor, colleague, employee, etc.; you just need to identify the relevant people around you and make sure you form that special connection with them that can help you with the next step.
It could start from a small gesture of taking them out for coffee or lending them your favorite book. The 29 Day Leap can act as an excellent ripple-starting point.
Step # 2 – Have a Conversation
Words are one of the most powerful tools that a person can use, and it’s important that you use them wisely. Having a meaningful conversation with someone is easier than you think. You just have to muster the courage to initiate it. As mentioned earlier, it can be an invite for a coffee session, taking a stroll in the park, or playing your favorite sports together.
Be careful about the place and timing, as this will be the defining point of the ‘Ripple of Impact,’ and you have to play your cards right from the first step.
Step # 3 – Find Your Common Ground
This one key element could make or break your connection. You cannot become a #RippleStarter for someone if you cannot relate with them. Therefore, finding common ground is critical. You could explore your options from interests to passions, to nature of work, etc., We all are living different versions of the same life, so there is always one common factor if you look closely.
Remember that as a #RippleStarter, your main goal is to ignite purpose and faith in someone else’s life. So, keep your head in the game and find similarities between yourself and your potential #RippleStarter.
Step 4 – Determine the Consistency
Consistency is key when it comes to any relationship. The same ideology is followed in the ‘Ripple of Impact’ method, where you have to define how consistent you are.
A simple way to do so is by determining the frequency of events. How often do you need to meet them in person? What is the ideal time to meet them? How frequently should you have a meaningful conversation when you meet?
The Bottom Line
Jot down all these questions in your mind so you have clarity over things. A #RippleStarter needs to be focused and calculative to make a lasting impact. Are you ready to become one? Let us know in the comments section below.
Remember this #Ripplestarter…it all starts with a cup of coffee which turns into a season of life, or maybe a life-time discipleship/mentoring relationship, but it will never be a life-time relationship if it wasn’t for the cup of coffee.
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