As I was reading Seth Godin’s new book “Tribes” the other day, (highly recommended), I couldn’t help but think of Mark Horvath. Mark has been a media director, marketing guy, and ministry media producer. He’s worked with some of the largest media ministries in the country. But he never found his niche, and many of the relationships never worked out. He struggled for years, and then he found his focus – homelessness.
During a difficult time years ago, Mark experienced homelessness first hand when he found himself on the street. Through a miraculous intersection with The Dream Center in LA he got back on his feet, and eventually back into the marketing and media business. But last year he started contributing to the homeless blog at change.org, and absolutely came alive. I love those moments when the light goes on and someone discovers their destiny. Mark has done exactly that. His insightful reporting, compelling stories, and simply great content has allowed the homeless community in Los Angeles to have a real voice online. And check out his video blog at Invisible People.
Today, Mark has a tribe of people who follow him as he tells the homeless story in Los Angeles. He’s the perfect expression of the point of Seth’s book. The world is looking for people who have a message and know how to express it.
Discover your voice. Tell your story. Find your tribe.