February 22, 2011 § 1 Comment
There are quite a few people who I follow and read. One of them is Chris Guillebeau, creator of The Art of Non-Conformity: Unconventional Strategies for Life, Work and Travel.
Guillebeau has done a great job of carving out & communicating his story. When I think of him, I immediately think of free-thinker and spirit. And, as far as I can tell, that’s how he lives and it is who he is. Reading his blog and his great document on world domination (that is less than 30 pages long), constantly challenge me on how I can bring more of what I want from life into my regular habits and actions.
Two questions that I gathered from Guillebeau’s document on world domination were:
What do I really want?
What can I really offer?
Whether or not he realizes it, these two questions that he presents are essential for anyone trying to convey her/his story. You have to know the purpose of your story (what you really want) and how you can help someone else (why anyone should pay attention to your story) before you can even go another step. I know that I want to be a platform/catalyst for others in the pursuit of their goals and dreams. And I believe that I can help through conversations/connections with people, rooted in my understanding of the digital marketing space. That’s my story…or at least the very seedlings of it.
Reflecting on the two questions above, how do you begin defining your story?
- Are You Living The Life Other People Expect You To (ducttapemarketing.com)
- 10 Awesome Bloggers You Should Follow (healthmoneysuccess.com)
- 11 Things NOT To Do in 2011 (yuriartibise.com)
February 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
Sounds like such a calm and sweet word, right? A word that you would take home and speak in front of your sweet Grandmother, right?
But it does not mean any of that – it actually embodies disrespect. And I absolutely love it.
I have battled writer’s block for the past few days and it was because I felt pressure to write on certain topics because that is the “way” to say something of importance to people, right? But I start to freak out when I feel boxed in – I hate the feeling, I really do.
And I have realized why I love this delicious word – irreverence. It reminds of me of myself. I am sweet, responsible & driven most of the time…and then outta nowhere, I drop an f-bomb and wild out because it suits my mood. For no damn reason at all. And as I get older, I care less and less how I will be perceived. There was a time in my life when I was terrified to be viewed as irreverent — but now? I wholly embrace it. It reminds me that I am human, of the fighter spirit I have and that there is no one else exactly like me.
Irreverence. So damn delicious…