Darnell: I actually did have two questions, but I understand that we only got time for one. And I would say probably the more important one would not an important one, but a different one that I didn't see addressed was I ran into a few people recently who were like community builders that, that got out of the game.
And it wasn't because of. Like lack of building a community but it just wasn't for them. So I was curious from both of y'all community strategists here. What would be reasons that turn off community builders to just shut the whole thing down that you all have seen so that I can be sure to avoid.
Whether it's like burnout, or is it like the ethos or something changed in it. And again, this is from the angle of member membership wasn't an issue. So I'm surprised that it didn't work for some people. Do you have any feedback on that topic, if you don't mind?
Laura Zug: Yes, I'm about to jump out of my seat. So I sometimes See communities that are built like a pyramid almost or like a triangle where the founder sets himself up to be like at the head and the voice of the community and everyone's looking to that leader Oh, leader, and it's up to the onus is really on the leader to set the tone, right?
The content and be the quote unquote expert. When I come alongside Founders and entrepreneurs, I really try to help them build like more of a circular model of community where you're talking about co creation and building it together with your members as you go. That helps avoid burnout. It really leads into what everything Bri was saying about the ecosystem and the leadership development where you are taking this experimental, we're here together, we're supporting each other.
approach, which just to me makes it a little bit easier for you to not burn out. We probably need to have an entire tutorial on boundaries and community and how to protect yourself as a founder. So I think we could. Talk about that too, but I know we're also coming up on time and you can always reach me on LinkedIn, Darnell.
Bri Leever: It's a great question. Thanks. It's a great question.
Laura Zug: And yeah. I think that's a great topic for a future. Like we could spend probably an hour.