About six months ago I discovered The Show, with Ze Frank (http://www.zefrank.com/theshow). Each day Ze Frank puts on a video podcast that is humorous, entertaining, enraging, thought provoking, but above all, inspirational.
The running theme of the show, started one year ago today, was that Ze wanted to join something called “The League of Awesomeness”, a society out to make the world a more awesome place. His initiation into the league was to do a video podcast for one year, hence The Show.
The real point though, was not simply to do a video each day, but to engage in a conversation with the viewers, and to inspire them to debate, discuss, and create. The forums are populated with his fans, known as “sports racers”. Fans contribute greetings, graphics, songs, and more to make the show a true collaboration, with Ze at the helm.
Today, March 16, 2007 is the last episode of The Show. It comes to an end as Ze Frank fulfills his internship to the league. The real gift Ze has given over the last year is not videos, but inspiration. Through his encouragement to “be awesome” he has inspired countless sports racers to create their own content and share it with the web.
Now that Ze Frank has graduated to full league membership, I am hopeful the gift he gave, that of encouraging people to create and contribute, continues. I challenge everyone, go out and create something. Videos, songs, poetry, art, even a simple blog like this one, go create and share with the rest of the world. Unleash your potential to be awesome.
So long Ze, and welcome to the League of Awesomeness.
It couldn’t be more deserved.