KW 12 March 2018
Are you building your dream life, your brand, your personality? Every day there is room for growth, but you have to do it.
A recent reflection of mine is on the possibilities we all have in our life. The problem? We have an equal amount of struggle. Now, with this struggle, I don’t necessarily mean it’s a life-threatening one. The struggles I am referring to are including the endless amounts of Netflix shows, fast food, and simplifications (escalators in front of a fitness gym??).
Most of us haven’t achieved our most important goals. Yet, we sit in front of the TV multiple hours per day. We don’t look the way we want, yet we go eat at the next fast food restaurant for lunch and dinner. I’m sick of my own complaining. I am sick of the amount of possibility and productivity I leave on the table.
I want to change, significant change, and I want to inspire the same. Stepping out of the cave. Not watching the next show, but instead: creating something. There can be so much growth, if you put in the work, try new things, and be shameless about it.
I know there is a whole lot of underlying factors. So many reasons why we crave the ease, the simplicity, or the coziness of a night on the couch with Netflix. But ask yourself: what could life look like if you work on your dreams when you put in the work, and profoundly shift your perspective?
In the past week, I started to open up even more. I now create more regular Instagram Stories, I published a new video on YouTube, and even started my own podcast. I am putting myself out there. Sharing my knowledge, stories, and ideas more openly. More on the offense. And I hope you will join me in creating more as well!
Please send me a reply and tell me what you have been struggling with, why you have been holding back, or what you will do to start doing! I’d love to encourage you.
Sidebar: last week in this spot I talked about the thunders going on in Kuala Lumpur almost daily. I was asked to record some. So here you go, not pretty, unfiltered, pretty loud, just a video [1 min].
Let’s be shameless, and share:
Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?
In the face of all the crises that are going, exclusions, extremism. This is such a beautiful exploration to make steps in a different direction. Building together, rather than against each other. Creating an incredible future with so much more possibility for everybody.
The full Video on YouTube [7 min video]
What I am doing: Being more Shameless
A few years ago, Facebook Pages were called a “Fan Page”. So I would say, creating one for yourself is pretty shameless. But it’s critical. @GaryVee always talks about creating and building your own personal brand more. But actually taking the step, transforming your personal Facebook Profile into a Page didn’t feel easy at all. It makes sense. It gives much more possibilities and a great many options which aren’t there for profiles.
Starting today, Friday 23rd march of 2018, I am going to share all I do (articles, podcasts, videos, and other) on my Facebook Page instead of my personal Profile. So much more coming, it’s on.
What’s your platform, are you leveraging social media, building your personal brand?
Like my Page on Facebook
What I published: My First Podcast Episode & a new Video
I started listening to podcasts about 12 years ago. Yes, that’s pretty early. I always wanted to express myself with voice as well. But I didn’t. Now it’s time. Finally.
Please let me know how it sounds, what topics you’d like to hear. Should I focus more on my more or less random explorations, make it advice driven, or search out interview guests? What would you say? Reply to this email.
First Podcast [7 min audio] | YouTube Video [8 min video]
Quotes of the Day:
“You are gorgeous. You’re sweet. You’re funny. You’re very smart. You know that, right?”
~ Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher
“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”
~ Tom Peters
“Start by knowing what you want and who you are, build credibility around it and deliver it online in a compelling way.”
~ Krista Neher