GoodShape is a social networking and directory platform dedicated to the mediation of information, products, services, and tools aimed at inspiring, maintaining, and improving lifestyle. Lifestyle is a way of living that reflects our; physical, psychological, social, and economic motivations, needs, and wants. It is expressed in both work and leisure behavior patterns and in activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and income allocation. It is influenced by factors such as health, culture, family, reference groups, and social status. In other words, lifestyle is the way of looking after the things central to our lives.
GoodShape's aim in the inspiration, maintenance, and improvement of lifestyle, is to provide a platform where the providers of; information, products, services, and tools essential to lifestyle, can congregate with the users of this information, products, services, and tools. This allows for the providers and users of the lifestyle information, products, services, and tools to create consistent dialogues on lifestyle with each other. This consistent engagement between providers and users of the lifestyle information, products, services, and tools, helps build professional relationships, trust, and understanding between providers and users. It allows for a consistent and sustained flow of lifestyle solutions from the providers to the users.
GoodShape therefore is about providing a medium for the methods of, and the means to; inspiring, maintaining, and improving lifestyle. It's about bringing the necessary lifestyle information already out there, albeit, scattered in different places, and present it under one roof, together with the products, services, and tools to supplement it. What this means for the service users is that, they get to narrow down their search parameters for lifestyle solutions, access these in a consistent, relevant, and centered way, and also be able to liaise and learn from one another about the best ways to go about lifestyle solutions.
Overall, life is a journey of preservation and self-improvement, “the moment you stop trying to become a better person, is the moment you start to become worse than what you already are.” – Carroll Bryant. It is said that knowledge is power and that he who has knowledge has the power of preservation and improvement. GoodShape as a platform, offers to help in that endeavor of knowledge by providing a medium for the information to be exchanged, but also for the products, services, and tools needed to supplement that knowledge in order to cater for our chosen lifestyles. As always, stay positive, and keep looking up.