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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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Creativity Writing

3 Workbooks / Planners For Deep Planning

Some people don’t get enough ideas. Or can’t get the right ones.

I, au contraire, am different. As I worked on the other day, I have started to do some idea mapping around my gazillion ideas. I jotted them down and let them expand through notebooks and files.

But I have gotten some fantastic planners this year as well. Some people say planning is needed to keep my curls in order. I believe that I need planning to let my freak flag fly higher. I have three different planners that I think you rockers would love!

The first one is my desire map day planner by Danielle LaPorte.

The second one is a Christmas gift from a dear friend, a passion planner for all my thoughts.

The third one is the crowdfunding notebook that I got in the mail last week from Mr. Danish crowdfunding himself Michael Eis. Michael and his crowdfunding platform Booomerang.dk has been a con amore project for me for a couple of years. So I was so psyched when I saw this in the mail:

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The design of the notebook has a Marilyn Manson/braille feel on it.  But when you open it up, there’s nothing braille about it (the Marilyn Manson-esqueness is a matter of preference I guess). When I am launching my next crowdfunding project, this is going to be our main source of collaboration.

It’s an interesting concept; You can get different kinds of planners for all sorts of things these days. It could be a crowdfunding project or you could get a bit more perspective on your desire and passion.

“Write it all out!”, I say.