Emmalee: “I Am Rich Without Money”

The following story is written by Emmalee Parr, a member from Porterville, CA. Emmalee is a musician and an artist.

Hey there! I’m Emmalee, a new Simbi user!

I just started using Simbi, and I love how easy it is to connect with people with similar hobbies.

As a young artist, I trade and sell art. On Simbi, I offer my art to people so they can sprinkle a little extra beauty in their lives. I love the idea of my art spread out across the world in millions of different homes. When I create my work, I feel incredibly joyful because so many people have told me how my art impacts their lives.

Selling my art for dollars doesn’t feel right- it devalues my work and experience behind a sketch. On Simbi, I’m not just giving my art for a service- I’m getting to know people behind the screen, their lives, and their stories.

People are becoming too greedy. When we do things for money, the transaction is superficial.

I learned that by putting myself out there, I received so much more than I ever gave. You also might be surprised by how much you’re able to help someone! I can only imagine what great things we can do! Free yourself from the limits of money.

Simbi helps people explore endless possibilities. People who can’t afford certain items in terms of money can simply exchange their services.

Everyone has a talent.

I am rich without money. 

Emmalee Parr

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Carleigh: “My Dream Exchange!”

The following story is written by Carleigh Kaiser, a member from Winchester, VA. Carleigh is a free spirited young adult, a constant spiritual seeker, constant learner, and a modern hippie at heart. She continues to explore, nurture, and share my unique giftings in the hope of building up others and making the world a better place.

 

I’ve always had a knack for exchanges. I had been waiting patiently to make my dream exchange. 

So, when I discovered Simbi, you can only imagine how excited I was.

For years, I had been looking for these sorts of communities, but I never found one where I felt like I really fit in. Finally, Simbi gave me the chance to talk to different people from all over the world.

Needless to say, I started offering services right away-I almost used up all my simbi within a week! My boyfriend made fun of me for checking my phone every five minutes for a new deal.

“You won’t understand until you try it!” After hearing me talk about Simbi so much, he decided to give it a go. After making his first deal, he was hooked.

Not long after, my one of my biggest dreams came true! A massage therapist popped up in my search, offering her services. I immediately reached out and made a deal for both my boyfriend and me to get massages in exchange for my Creative Solutions consulting services. We got our massages the next week, and it was the most relaxing experience of my life!

Simbi is more than just exchanging services. I offer light language sessions, which are hard to get paid for in money. On Simbi, my sessions are in high demand. In giving and receiving services, I’ve found myself becoming more and more inspired by the positivity that the Simbi users offer.

When I use Simbi, I realize that the so many of the most helpful, life-changing gifts and services on the site don’t have a pricetag in dollars. Simbi is full of both practical and creative services. And it’s already happening! One day, I hope to see  people doing more of what they love and less of what they have to do. Little by little, exchange after exchange, our world will become much fairer.

There will always be more than enough to go around, because everyone has something to offer!

Thank you, Simbi!

 

Carleigh Kaiser

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Tyler-“A Little Goes a Long Way”

The following story is written by Tyler Beavers, a member from Chatsworth, GA. Tyler is art savvy and loves to create. He is currently working on a business at the young age of 19.

Hey!

My name is Beavers. Tyler Beavers. (Haha, had to insert a Bond joke)!

So there I was. On my laptop, scrolling through Facebook as usual. Suddenly, a post came up- a rhino with a little bird sitting on it. Above, letters spelled out “Simbi.”

My curiosity piqued, I decided to click on the rhino. After clicking through Simbi’s site, I created my bio and started offering services. After a week, I was hooked.

What really draws me to Simbi is the concept of the Simbi badge. Earning my badges one by one really connected me to the Simbi community. I didn’t feel like I was mindlessly going through meaningless transactions. When you earn a badge, it’s not because of a single service or single interaction you’ve had with someone. A badge is received only after a cumulation of a number of efforts. I learned that small things added up into big results. Each service I provided led to a different experience, and the badges reminded me how far I’d come on my Simbi journey.

For me personally, Simbi helped me get my business on its feet. What once started as a pipeline dream slowly came into focus. All the ideas that had collected dust were now in action- and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!

I want to give back as much as I possibly can to help each person find their place among so many talented people. I’ve come to realize that we aren’t just users, we’re givers, too.

Tyler Beavers

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Jake: “How Simbi Helped Me Rebuild My Life”

The following story is written by Jake Johnson, a member from Fort Smith, AR. Jake describes himself as a “Jake” of all trades and loves sharing knowledge.

 

My family has it pretty rough this past year and a half.

We ended up losing everything.

Slowly, bit by bit, Simbi helped me rebuild my life.

I’ve been able to provide my son with more than just the basics in life, but there were still some pieces missing. With Simbi I am able to trade my talents and passions and meet incredibly talented artists. Now, I am filling up the holes with beautiful art and inspiring people. He has a new dreamcatcher in the mail, which he will be using for his therapy. And I have made a wonderful new friend.

None of this would have been possible without Simbi.

Having had so much success just within my first month of using the Simbi service, I have now grown and am offering more than five separate services. Throughout my journey exploring Simbi, I’ve realized that you need to give back a little something. I was inspired by so many others who were offering services and the payment was simply, “pay it forward.”

That mentality, that one can share without reciprocation, other than knowing that they’ve helped someone else along life’s road that pushed me to offer services just to “pay it forward.” You see, I was using those services, and like everything else on Simbi, they were great.

Now, it is my turn to give back and pay it forward. A little bit of my time, a few nights a week, and my world collides with so many other wonderful people’s worlds. Our minds meet, and in a single moment, our personal spheres truly become one. Simbi fills me the hope that knowledge, experience, and wisdom do not come with a price tag and that they are still highly sought after today.

In the end, services like Simbi have their own place in this world. There are so many amazing people out there looking for the right venue to showcase their talents. They found a home in Simbi- but that’s just the beginning. More and more people will find a home in Simbi.

Whether it’s a fleeting thought, a nagging idea, an undiscovered talent, an untempered passion, or a pure drive to share, Simbi welcomes you with open arms.

 

 

Jake


Simbiotic Stories are real anecdotes told by you and other Simbi community members. Tell us about your Simbi deals and experiences with other members. If your story is published, we’ll credit your account with 150 simbi. Submit your entries by starting a conversation with us via this link.