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YES! – You Need To SELL Your Ideas

If you want to be a writer and a personal brand, you have to be very effective in how you sell your ideas. I would recommend reading some of the writings that are on The Middle Finger Project. I love how Ash writes and I love how she simplifies business. Especially around being a writer and a personal ‘brand’.

While you’re at it, you should also get her book, I read it, twice.

The whole book is built on the notion that you’re not selling yourself, instead, you’re selling your ideas. It makes me feel liberated because if you’re not selling yourself and you’re selling ideas, you’re tapping into a vast infinite pool of creativity. It makes everything seem abundant and even though it might seem a bit overwhelming to keep coming up with ideas, it’s a resource that everybody has available.

Sell your ideas as a way to build your legacy

I believe that the biggest thing we can do as humans is to serve a greater purpose than ourselves – that the coolest thing you can build on the planet is a legacy that will leave your own personal mark. I also believe this is one of the greatest things you strive for as a career.

If you have a career where you feel like you’re serving a bigger purpose, research shows that 9 out of 10 people are willing to earn less money to do more meaningful work. Then you’re spot on. You can use it to build your own personal rock-n-roll empire. So, begin selling those ideas and add them up into something amazing. I have written an essay about this a while back (13 years!=) myself, that I stumbled upon just now, and I actually think it’s pretty descent

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Wield Yourself

Sometimes you need to stand back and take a breather. Other times, you need to wield yourself.

I have been obsessed with the word ‘wielding’ and the phrase ‘wield yourself’ since I started on my scary yet rockin’ path of being healthy, as well as doing a whole lot of self-development. I love the words ‘rising, ‘uprising’ as well as ‘creating’, ‘building’, and my favorite word for what I am in the process of: ‘wielding’.

Wielding instead of creating- what’s the difference?

Wielding is the concept of creating/building based on deliberately using previously acquired concepts and skills that you already know brings you joy and happiness. Maybe I would even say that wielding happens from a place of fulfillment? It’s building stuff based on where you are already fulfilled, where you already know that you enjoy doing things like this. Well, what if you mash the things that you like to do, up?

I have thought a lot about why wielding feels like such a strong word for me.

Probably because it lets you see yourself as a tool. It’s in the word, that you will use everything you’ve already learned to create something new. It seems stronger for me and I believe that all rockers should be wielding, not creating. I have the same thing about ‘forging’ instead of creating. Forging is stronger to me- you melt things together.

A femtech entrepreneur; a case for wielding yourself.

I remember talking to one of my old friends at a conference in Copenhagen a while back. Her name is Ida Tin and she’s the founder of a femtech company called Clue, which is an ovulation tracker. Before that, Ida had a motorcycle travel agency together with her dad. And that’s actually where I got to know her – through a danish female entrepreneurship network called ‘morgendagens heltinder’. It was all the rage 15 years back. However, when I asked her how she came up with the idea for Clue she said that she had simply sat in her apartment and had a blank wall where she put post-it’s of all she liked to do in her life – all the things she was passionate about. Then she combined those things and started building because it was the perfect fit between feminism, technology, and reproductive rights.

What’s interesting here to me is that it simply wasn’t an act of creating everything from scratch. It was ‘deliberately’ using the things Ida knew made her feel fulfilled in order to create her next venture, her next dream.

I don’t see ‘wield yourself’ as an either/or from creating. It’s more like ‘upcycling’ (creating new things from old materials’ where creating is ‘DIY’ (creating new things from materials). It’s a layer above or below creativity depending on how you look at it.

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Enjoying the silent revolution

Let me introduce the “silent revolution”

We are a part of something big.

A silent revolution happening inside of people. It’s not aggressive. It’s simplicity and creativity. It is where society is currently heading.

Terms such “blogging”, “own logo”, “sharing”, “crafting” are in high demand here.

The information overload and the input is simply too much!

Brand value? –  give us products that work!

Make filters. We need to handle information, materialism and save the world.

Isn’t that a business idea for you?

Anyway, I am already unloading. Making my everyday diversified from my workday by meditating with my family. Resting in myself to handle stress.

ps. this was my first blogpost written about this, – you can read more about it here in the manifesto, my theory about the Silent revolution part 1, my theory part 2, and lastly, my theory part 3.