• George Samuels

What “3 Random Guys” Teach Us About Collaboration


Sometimes you witness something so natural, so organic, you can’t help but join in and create together.

That’s exactly what happened with these 3 Random Guys – an impromptu jam session that went viral not too long ago (15.7m views at the time of this writing).

Then, without much of a surprise, major entertainment icon, Jimmy Kemmel, snapped them up and extended the jam session to include folks like Trey Songz, Aloe Blacc and more (video above).

This type of collaboration is just awesome.

Here you can see how the music, the beat, the bringing together of others, just fills everyone’s souls and gets you out of your seat.

Breaking Down The Collaboration

I’m a huge fan of Roger James Hamilton’s Wealth Dynamics system, which is used to help give direction for entrepreneurs, growing teams and those looking to generate “flow”.

If you haven’t heard of it, click this link to watch a quick overview video or see square below:

(If you ever want to do the test, click here.)

For the 3 Random Guys, that flow came through something out of this world.

First comes the Creator (Writer), Jesse Rya. He set the stage.

Second comes the Supporter, Howard Mullins. He provided the motivation and support.

Third comes the Star, Ron Lashley. He stole the show and really brought everything together.

This triangular outfit was then leveraged by the manager (typically a Lord or Accumulator) who recorded the video. Thanks to him, this impromptu jamming session turned into a worldwide sensation.

You can even see now how the group has naturally formed now. Take a look at the picture below:


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Digging Deeper Into Synchronicity

A few statements struck me (in a good way) during their interview on Fox.

First, the reporter: “They don’t know what the future holds, but they know it was no accident that they happened to be at the same place, at the same time.”

And here’s a quote from Howard, “I know it was a Divine appointment.”

And, finally, Ron, “It had to be. It worked out in a way that, I don’t know, it was just perfect.”

You would think that this sort of thing is random but, according to Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, somewhere like outside a supermarket actually increases the likelihood (or serendipity) of 3 random guys finding each other and “colliding”.

Nevertheless, whether the above is random or not, I’m so thankful that these 3 were brought together to inspire this article, and the rest of the world.

Things are better together, don’t you think?

The Rise of the Cultural Entrepreneur

The music and entertainment business has been around for what may seem like eons. However, with the world looking for more connection and belonging, music and the arts never ceases to inspire and bring together.

A cultural myth, if you want to call it that, is that there is no money to be made as an artist. Nothing could be further than the truth. Just take a look at the many rising Youtube stars who have started out in their rooms, backyards, or garages, and you will have proof of the opposite.

A new story is emerging, which is helping to reshape our global culture, that artists and creatives can make it – with the right people or teams around them.

The cultural entrepreneur is one who uses their creative skills or talents to build wealth, of course starting with that beat from the soul or spirit, then building upon that and channeling in a manner that makes sure everyone else who comes across them grows and advances in some way, shape or form.

For the 3 random guys, they were truly blessed to all be there at the right place, at the right time, but let thisbe a valuable lesson for others who wish to succeed in their own vocation.

Find your team, find your flow.

They are out there.

Go to places where you are more likely to “bump into” one another. You know where those places are.

Study your craft. Practice. Be prepared. Do every little bit that you can, every day, no matter how small or trivial.

Because you never know, you may just be the next 3 random guys (or gals).

#collaboration #music

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