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What you will find within...

 

The ABD started from a ‘dream’. A dream of a world where everyone matters… A dream where YOU matter! A dream where everyone works together to create so much more than we could create individually.

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You may simply love what you do and wish to spread the joy… You may simply ‘feel’ there is something ‘wrong’ with the world… You may spend your life ‘putting the world to rights’... You may have a clear vision or passion you wish to share… Or you may already have an authentic business where you wish to truly serve your customers…everyone

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A sanctuary away from the ‘noise’ of the internet, where you can follow YOUR journey, in YOUR own time...

A place where the more you get involved, the more you benefit…

A place where other community members have no expectations of you, but are enthusiastic to help you on YOUR journey...

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A 'give and receive' community.  A place where the more you share, the more you benefit.  You will see that membership of the ABD is very much lower than other communities that you might consider.  Other communities need to charge more, typically because they have a 'guru' leading the community, and they have a need to pay a number of 'staff' to look after you.  You are very much the customer, and to some of these individuals, even seen simply as a 'cash machine'!

In the ABD, as soon as you are ready, we invite and encourage you to contribute what you can.  Share your knowledge, your skills, your expertise, or simply your time.  Any of these will help YOU to see how much you value you bring, and in time will help you be 'seen' by those to are looking to serve...  So much more empowering!

Anywhere you contribute,  your efforts will be credited with a link back to your listing page.  This will help to 'raise your profile' and for others to see both your skills and your passion...

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To help build or grow YOUR community and help to build YOUR dream.

To help grow a single community where we can all help one another.

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To find what truly matters to you…

To find like minded people…

To find missing skills and ‘tools’...

To find buddies, collaborators, mentors and customers…

To feel inspired…

To take action…

To take one step at a time…

To follow YOUR timetable…

To recognise and celebrate your successes…

To share your passions and your ‘gifts’...

To truly serve those you wish to serve...

In short...

The ABD is here to encourage you to Dream...

To encourage you to Believe in those Dreams...

And, to encourage you to take Action!

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Think of the ABD as a departmental store, or a craft market, or like the old traditional High Street, or Main Street.  A place you can recommend to your friends, and although they may not be interested in what YOU are offering at the time, they are likely to be interesting in something that one of the other 'stall holders' is offering.

Likewise, every other 'stall holder' can invite their friends and followers, and a few of them are likely to be interested in what YOU are offering...  Whether you have something for sale, or whether you are simply offering your encouragement, help and support...

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A number of early members have helped to set the direction, and to build a true ‘heart’ to the ABD.  The energy and values have been truly amazing…

These people have shared their ‘heart’s’ messages...

A big thank you to every one of you!

Thank YOU!

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Shared Resources - Knowledge
Together we  will can create the largest ‘Rolodex’ of information, tools and lessons learned

Shared Resources - Tools
We can help reduce costs, by sharing tools such as conferencing and webinar software

Shared Resources - Skills
We aim to share as many ways as possible to help you get your message out to the world, such as shared blog, shared newsletters, shared 'sales funnel' and so on.  The idea is for you to make use of these, as much or as little as you like, whenever you feel they may offer you benefit.

The Authentic Shop
To showcase your products and services

The Authentic Business Directory listing pages
To showcase YOU!  You already have a free listing page, but in the community you will find more ways to make the most of your listing page, and further ways to raise your profile!

Finding the Missing Pieces...
The ABD’s primary aim to help find the ‘missing pieces’... The pieces that may be preventing your dream from reaching its full potential... You may have a product or service ready to share with the world, or you may simply wish to share a passion, or you may not even be sure what you are searching for. You may have a large part of your infrastructure in place, or you may have none of it yet, or you may have no wish at all to build your own infrastructure... You may simply wish to focus on getting your message ‘out there’. Whatever your missing pieces are, the ABD community is here to help.

Single Topic Discussion Groups
These discussions are varied and may cover almost any topic where there is interest.  To date, we have had groups that have covered:

Press Releases, Workshops & Masterminds, Interviews & Webinars, Facebook Advertising, Blogging, Crowdfunding, Creating an Authentic 'marketing funnel',  The Legend of King Arthur, The Test Drive centre and... The Book of Dreams...

Members Groups
We have a number of 'pioneers' that with the support of the community have created their own group around their own passion.  This is a fabulous way to trial content and presentation with a 'safe' and supportive audience, whilst working out how best to 'package' present the material for a wider audience.

Community 'Direction'
We have a weekly 'Steering Crew' meeting where everyone is welcome to offer feedback and suggestions, around the priorities and challenges faced by the community.  Like all of the ABD groups, there is no need for any 'commitment'.  The invite is to come along any time it feels right to do so...

Most of the above is available NOW.  A few such as the Authentic Shop, need a little work, and will be coming soon!

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Take Action on YOUR dreams!
If you have been looking at the ABD ‘from a distance’, we encourage you to take a closer look…  Come on and join in the fun!!!

No one yet has declared their dream is to bite newbies. In fact, the opposite appears to be the case, with lots of teddy bear hugs! Get involved and share your personal dream, your passion, your inspiration… Join in with some of the discussions and start to move your dream to the next level…

Spread the word…
Tell your friends and followers…

Consider how you could contribute to the community…
Many individuals have helped to create the support infrastructure of the ABD… Those that have contributed, have reported greater clarity and focus… And increased understanding of themselves… As well as being supported in developing skills and ways of getting their own message ‘out into the world’... Authentically...

A big Thank You to everyone who has contributed in any way…

Thank YOU...

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We know you have ways to help the community that will benefit you too… We would love to find out how we can help one-another

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We have many, many ideas already in the pipeline. Our only limitations are… Money and time (a little of each)... And not knowing YOUR suggestions, ideas and dreams…

The ABD is ready to grow...

Is it time for you to get more involved, and join in the fun?

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