Building purpose for the greater good of others

By Shawn Smith,

Published on Jun 27, 2022   —   2 min read


Extending upon the great work that was done before me at Trizone, now it is time to set up the platform up for the next 5-10 years.

Since I took on Trizone some 5 years ago, there's been one thing that I felt has been missing - a community. A place where people that love triathlon come to discuss all things triathlon. A place that is safe and builds upon their desire to be a better person - be it a little more focused on their physical and mental fortitude than counting Pi to 20 decimal places (3.14159265358979323846).

The building part excites me but also is a tough reminder that shit can and will go wrong. Take this as one of those. The first stumble wasn't even a stumble but a false start. Allow me to set the scene first. I'd roped in a few likeminded readers who were gracious enough to want to become a small coheort of geniue pegs in order for me to really tease out of the community idea.

Now that I have a small coheirt, what's next?

As I do, I started researching on how poeple have built successful communities before. Just a quick note here; it's not just a piece of forum software.

I gravitated to a book called Get Together. It's brilliant.

Get Together Book | How to Build a Community With Your People
Get Together is a guidebook to building a community by Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh, and Kai Elmer Sotto of People & Company. Book published by Stripe Press. Available on Amazon.

I read every word many times in order to not miss anything so that I coould capture the essence of what the book is trying to tell me and to assit me in crafting a strategy.

Here is my notes and step-by-step process.

If you are keen to learn more or have any questions, feel free to ask me anything.

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