“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand or more perilous to conduct … than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”
— Niccolo Machiavelli
One Year Streaming
This week, Conscious Good celebrates its first anniversary of streaming conscious media. And what a year it has been! Conscious Good’s founder, Trina Wyatt, reflects on the journey thus far:
Like any startup, we have certainly had our share of ups and downs and wins and challenges. Below are a few highlights from the last 365 days:
Amazing investors, team members, Advisory Board. Working with the U.N. on our Humanitarian Film Festival. Rebranding to much acclaim. Launching our first podcast, In Conscious Company.
Losing a parent soon after the beta launch, investors dropping out, losing team members to other full-time jobs.
But then I thought: there is only one topic to write about on our anniversary and that is GRATITUDE, specifically the gratitude for what I have learned this past year.
One thing I know for certain, Conscious Good and I would not have made it this far without the help of some amazing individuals, my daily practice and some inspirational thought leaders (not to mention talented filmmakers!).
Reading Yogi Bhajan’s book, “The Mind” almost every morning, helped me through the challenging times. Two quotes in particular stand out:
“Whether you succeed or fail you do it with your mind. For all your troubles, your own mind is responsible. For your success, your mind is doing it.”
My daily practice of yoga and meditation helped me stay in my positive or neutral mind and take each day at a time.
“Talk will not Walk.”
Friends, supporters, believers – you know who truly supports you and your vision by the actions taken (or not taken).
Another book that transformed my thinking was, “The Soul of Money”. Some key takeaways include:
- The people who invest are not always the ones who have the most money.
- Asking people for money is an honor. In doing so, we can provide them the opportunity to align their money with their highest values, with their soul.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
It’s amazing what a group of like-minded passionate individuals can accomplish.
We’ve had the honor of showcasing many talented filmmakers. Two Conscious Good videos offer powerful inspirations for the journey:
In Slomo, a surgeon’s life irrevocably changed when he asked an old man in the cafeteria lunch line, how he lived to be old & vibrant. The old man’s reply was, “Do want you want.”
I am so grateful to be able to do what I want – and at the same time help others get in touch with what they want.
And so thrillingly expressed in Le Gouffre, behind every success there are many unsung heroes. To those friends and supporters who have helped Conscious Good get this far – in even the smallest of ways – I want you to know that you are not unsung. I sing a song of gratitude for you in my heart every day.
But the biggest success is that we are still streaming conscious media. In spite of setbacks and disappointments, we continue to do what we love, what we believe can make a difference in this world. And people are noticing.
Finally, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The Conscious Good team is planning some extraordinary events, updating our site and developing some incredible original video content. So come back soon and come back often!
We look forward to having you in the Conscious Good community as we move into our next chapter.
“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”
— Dr. Jonas Salk