Bridging The Gap Between the Virtual & the Real

Welcome to Elements of Community!

I am your host, Lucas Root, and in this episode, we are going to talk about how to bridge the gap between the virtual & the real in a community. Joining me in this episode is Robb Wolf.

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Along with Diana Rodgers, he co-authored the book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet.

Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars. He also co-founded the 1st and 4th CrossFit affiliate gyms in the world, The Healthy Rebellion community platform, and is the co-founder of DrinkLMNT Electrolytes.

Here’s just a taste of our talking points this week:

What Makes a Good Community Leader?

Robb is not sure about the specific characteristics of a good community leader, but in Healthy Rebellion, there’s certainly a willingness to share and a ton of emotional intelligence. It’s not that the people would uniformly roll over during conflict, but they have people that immediately stoke the fires of conflict and get that thing going.

The members of his community are good at acknowledging what’s going on, like, if somebody needs a little bit of tough love, they get some tough love, but it’s done in a way that’s not judgmental, but it’s honest.

An Element of Community that Shows up in Healthy Rebellion

One of the elements of the community that makes Healthy Rebellion stronger is the common language. Robb raises the idea of the military, which is one of the places people can wrap their heads around when it comes to common language.

In Healthy Rebellion there was this big catch-up process between people that had this resilience mindset that they were able to foster. The processing was super quick and that’s because everybody knows they had support and is using a common language around that.

Other subjects we covered on the show:

  • Does each and every member of a community have at least two roles?
  • How does Healthy Rebellion help a member of their community that is in need?
  • How else do people notice they come together through a trial?
  • More about Robb’s product which is LMNT.

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