How To Build Your First Micro-Community


Building a micro-community of your own comes with a lot of benefits. It is an exciting venture that can be used by people who are looking to grow themselves and their influences. These kind of micro-communities are what I like to call Bonfires, and it is widely adopted in WORQ today. So why build one?

Starting a bonfire is an excellent way to pull talented people together and to you. Especially the right talent who can help you improve your skills and capabilities. If you have a problem or an opportunity to start something new, and you need help, you can always turn to your bonfire of talented people for help. So now that you know the benefits, how do you build one?

  1. Firstly, pick an area of interest that you want to grow in yourself. If you are into photography, I will encourage you to start a bonfire around that topic, because your attendees can help you grow.

  2. Find another two members who can start your bonfire with you. They will be like your buddies that will back you up if you cannot make it for your bonfire.

  3. Use a calendar invite to remind your attendees. A few days before the bonfire, update the calendar to confirm the meeting. This will remind the party about your up-coming bonfire.

  4. Host and care for your bonfire. It is your little tribe, and you should look out for your members. Look out for them, and they will look out for you. Send them opportunities and connect them with other people in the space.

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Richard Ong is the author of Mindsets and Core Purpose. He is deeply passionate about helping others develop new products and services for the future. He is also a business coach and keynote speaker, with multiple IBM Bravo and Performance awards. He was met by Prince Charles to discuss his entrepreneurial efforts in Malaysia and was featured on national radio.

Richard Ong earned his Masters in Business Administration from Victoria University, Melbourne. He was the president of the VUMBA Community from 2010 to 2011 and was recognised as a WORQ super-member in 2018 for his community-building efforts. He also teaches part-time at Sunway University and Jeffrey Sachs Center.

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