#2Dto3D Project To Build Community – Jason Dominy

One of the best things about this blog is using it as a way to meet interesting people and make new friends. I recently met Jason Dominy, through a friend, and sat down to talk with him over a cup of coffee. 

 

 

 

“The idea of community is an underlying understanding that we are to take care of each other.”  – Jason Dominy

I met Jason to learn about his project 2Dto3D, which is a really neat idea designed to make social media really social…as in “real life” social.  The goal is to build community face to face through social media.  I highly encourage you to check it out and participate in the project.  There are even prizes for the best story / 2Dto3D experience.  It is super simple in the way great ideas usually are:

  • Every couple of days, go through your Twitter or Facebook, and find a connection in your area that you are following, but have never met.    
  • Contact them:  “Hey, I am doing a 2Dto3D project to make 2D online relationships 3D, would you like to have coffee / lunch?”  
  • Have coffee / lunch and listen to their story and share your story.
  • Reap the benefits that community breathes into our lives.  
One of the questions Jason asks himself is how do you make a big city feel small?  So often, big cities are lonely and disconnected, and we don’t know how to change it, but along comes a guy like Jason who goes to bat on our behalf to fight the disconnect.  
 
During our conversation, Jason shared some really great experiences from 2Dto3D.  One of the people he met actually worked with his wife.  Another worked for Atlanta Business Chronicle and played in a rock band.  A third person he met used to live by him and they went to the same church.  They all had great stories.  They had common friends.  Suddenly, Atlanta got smaller and community got bigger.  
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Outside of his family life, Jason’s main passions are coffee, building community, and social media.  Jason has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to building community through coffee.  He has opened two community coffee shops, and is currently working for  Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters where he is combining all three passions to impact Atlanta and doing things like throwing “Coffee Ambushes” for the likes of Delta, Scoutmob, and CNN.  
 
The inspiration behind 2Dto3D  
This is where Jason’s story really gets interesting.  Jason’s inspiration for building community came from a mission trip he and his wife took to Uganda to help build wells with Blood Water Mission.  Jason and his wife noticed the joy common in people’s lives there is rare in America, despite our wealth and opportunity.  The reason?  Community.  This trip had a huge impact in their lives.   
 
Thriving vs. happiness 
Jason used the word thrive more than once. So often we wonder how to find happiness, money, power, fame but the real question is, how do we thrive?  We can’t always be happy and our health / wealth can vanish in the blink of an eye, but we can thrive even through the turbulence of life.  One of the best ways to thrive is in community.  If you agree, help Jason build community through 2Dto3D.  It will be a ton of fun, and eye opening.  Everyone has a story that matters.  So do you.  Share it.  
 
Sign up for 2Dto3D (Bonus: there are also prizes for the best stories!) 
Read more about 2Dto3D here.  Put more joy into the world.  Be a giver not a taker.  Live out, not in.  
 
Follow Jason
You can follow Jason on twitter at www.twitter.com/jasondominy.  Perhaps by reading this, you can meet him for coffee or lunch.  Also, you can follow his blog on Tumblr.  Lastly, he is currently writing writing a book called the The Amazing Story Of You, which I plan on sharing with everyone when it comes out.  I have a feeling it is going to be great.  
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