Your Productivity Is linked to your Community.
On a very broad and fundamental scale, there are two kinds of individuals. Those who engage in activities because they legitimately love those activities and those who engage in activities because they love the rewards that those activities yield, not necessarily interested in the activities. Agreeably, there still exist hybrid individuals who fall in between these two categories, that is, loving both the activities and the rewards.
The behavior of this two set of individuals towards the activities being considered is distinctly different.
The first set of individuals persists or continues engaging and participating though the desired results may not be presenting itself yet. They're enthusiastic all the way. When the results and rewards finally come, it amplifies their passion, joy and fulfillment. As a result of their focus on the tasks on their niche of interest and not on the rewards, they are more productive and are usually more valued than the other two categories - the hybrids and the reward-driven individuals. As a matter of fact, most of the hybrids are born from the first category, and rarely from the second.
The second category of persons can be seen whining, for every mishap that occurs as they try to achieve the tasks before them. Usually, these individuals are not thorough. They steadily sought shortcuts and backdoors to quickly "get to the end" of the tasks. Yea, "get to the end" as they do not necessarily achieve the primary objective of the task meticulously, rather, they stealthily avoid it. These persons make up a huge chunk of the world's population and in fact, they're responsible for the popular opinion, "money makes the world go round".
Does money really make the world go round or is this a misconception? Say it does, then what powers it?
To answer these controversial questions, let's view how money affects the interactions of the aforementioned categories of individuals.
Individuals of the first category, those who take a fancy to what they do, do their thing regardless of the monetary rewards attached to them, assuming all the needed equipments and tools required to achieve the task is present. Jobs or not, they complete tasks from self-set missions and achieve self-set goals. The only reason they would succumb to affirming that money makes the world go round is in their interactions or dealings with people with varying interests.
For example, a passionate developer who requires a particular hardware to fulfill a programming task would requre, him/her to interact with a seller of this hardware. Now the kind of seller here is of the second category - focused on profits.
As regards this he will only "exchange" this hardware for money. Of course, money which amount to more than the cost of production plus market delivery for profit sakes. These persons have realized, maybe at a subliminal level, that our human interactions make the world spin, and money is just a medium of exchange amidst the interactions. Say, the developer and the hardware seller shared a common interest, which the dev aimed to achieve, do you think he would have paid that much (cost of product + seller profit) or paid lesser or paid nothing at all?
My guess is, he would have paid lesser or paid not a single dine.
Monetary value-driven individuals on the other hand theorize that interactions have their root from money. They see money as a motivation and a pacifier. Motivation to initiate the task and makes them "the tough", when the going gets tough. The thought of the end result - the cash - calms them down when they already feel like slaves as they accomplish these tasks. An interesting fact about these set of persons is that, they never let these tasks slide into their leisure time except the deadline is really crucial. At their leisure time, they're either with a beer in hand, staring at the TV or engaging in what they're truly passionate about with full attention.
This perception of money can hardly be true because so many successful interactions had occured before the invention of the barter system and then money. Also, If interactions were based on the monetary rewards, most would be unfair, scammy and highly priced.
Tilting our perception to that of the first category of individuals would make more sense and help us avoid the disadvantages of the second perception. The first one suggests that interactions power money, they make the world go round and money are just connecting strings.
Unfortunately, the world has hitherto developed to mould more individuals with perception two than one. Misfits scattered around every industry and every sector. The sad part is people of the first category, are outside their desired industry and although they've built communities around similar persons with aligned interest, the communities lack an economy. The communities lack a valuation or value flow system which would amplify their individual passions. So instead, although maintaining their positions in their communities, they also unwillingly become misfits in other niches where there's a value system, to flow value into their communities.
The Blockchain Solution.
The blockchain technology may present itself as a tool to solve this problem of value absence in communities, as it has innovatively solved in other niches. But then the cost to build such a solution has hitherto been outrageous; financially and technically. This is where Native comes in.
The Community & Economy Combo
As it has been established that the people - the system per say - behind money give money its value. Yet, the system is fractured by misfits who occupy positions just to siphon value to communities they genuinely care about.
Native is an Ethereum-based platform that helps alleviate these problems of misfits by making it possible to create whatever communities we choose to, having it's own economy within, which its unique kind of value flows.
On Native, anyone can create new communities or join existing ones with no certifications required, as it is based on aligned interests, not certified skills. Native eliminates the technical barrier which obstructed such creation and participation hitherto by providing templates for a wide range of community types, in order to secure involvement room for even individuals with little or no economic and technical knowledge.
Each community on Native has its unique currency or tokens. Becoming a member of anyone simply entails contributing to the community by purchasing its currency in amounts equal to or above a minimum amount that has been set by the administration of the community - the curators.
At initialization, the economic model of a community is determined completely by its creator, with some recommendations from the Native based on the community type selected to be built. The community is not governed by the whims and caprices of the creator and administration, after its initialization, rather it is governed democratically by the tribe via the collective decision-making tools of the Native platform. Some of these tools include project creation initiator and escrow, which allows the tribe deliberate on projects added through the curators panel and give or deny permissions for funds to be allocated to complete the project, polling tools which aids regulation of community behavior and finally the tasking tool, through which curators add tasks for community members to achieve and earn bounties.
By now, you already have questions like how will the community currencies be liquidated? & how much community currencies there are? Good questions!
All community currencies are based on the Native token (NTV). The Native tokens are based on the Bancor protocol which solves the problem of liquidity of unpopular tokens by keeping reserves of currencies linked to a market-making algorithm. This ensures convertibility of tokens regardless of the absence of a second party, via smart contracts. Basically this means that each community have their own reserve of native tokens and Native holds a reserve in Bancor Network Tokens (BNT). Native reserves can be modified by the Native community to a combination of currencies that suits its needs.
There's no initial supply in communities built on Native, rather the communities uses a continuous token model which steadily mints and burns token based on members' interaction with the smart contracts. Community funds are increased through several ways, namely;
• New members joining the community.
• Revenue from community projects as specified during project creation.
• Community members participation.
Generally, when funds are spent on community token smart contracts, they split into three paths; community funds, the smart token converter which ensures convertibility and the community base currency reserve. The percentages of this split is determined by the community creator.
Below is an infographic to ease understanding of the Native Economic Model;
Considering from the above how things will operate on the Native platform, It's not difficult envision that individuals who are genuinely passionate about what they do, will be more productive. As the community provides a favorable environment to interact with other members, obviously with similar interests, to get the required tools or information needed in carrying out a task at a reduced cost or possibly for free because they have aligned interests like in the case of the developer and the hardware guy earlier mentioned.
Given that the value of these communities are not powered by fractured system of interactions where misfits are scattered all around, individuals will not only be more productive but also the tribe currency will also grow in value and birth a solid financial system, unlike our failing one.
Loving what we do, allows us to embark on long-term projects, as we enjoy every step of it, although the difficulty. This is another salient reason why each community value will continue to grow. Projects initiated will most often be seen through to the end, regardless of how discomforting it is.
Native provides a valuation framework to accurately compare the productivity of one community against another.
The overall beauty of Native is seen when on considers how these building blocks of Native - the communities - become interlinked by some common interests between communities to further facilitate inter-community and intra-community collaboration.
Native is not just a concept, it already has a product. Feel free to LAUNCH APP and create or join any of the already existing communities.
Existing communities include;
• Earth Guardians : A program led by youths to ignite passion and equip youths with the tools to solve the world's most critical challenges.
• DOLO : It's an acronym for Decentralized Open Learning Organization which aim to actualize smart education.
• Imaginal Films : An assembly of individuals passionate multimedia contents aiming to produce conscious films.
• SDG Futures.
• Rick and Morty.
• Peace Accelerators.
PS: At the Moment Native platform is only compatible with Brave and Cipher browser. A metamask wallet is required to access the platform as well.
There's no doubt that Individuals perform better when they do what they love around people who love what the same thing they love. Native is creating a platform to bring together these individuals who have aligned interests and allow them run their own economy solely, free from any central government interruptions. This will eventually bring harmony to the world's economy and birth a new more stable financial system.