Most men die at 25… we just don’t bury them until they are 70.
This is Amanda Palmer’s TED talk “The art of asking” and it hasn’t stopped inspiring me ever since I first watched it two days ago.
Amanda Palmer whom I’ve never heard of before. I googled her site. Listened to all her music. And I fell in love with her art.
But apart from the pure emotional beauty the main takeaway of her speech is the need for a change in the way we monetize – be it art, goods, services or anything else we sell.
The power lies in letting people pay for the value you share with them and pre-deliver. This is opposed to making your audience hand over cash to receive your product in the first place.
The act of asking communicates trust. You might have to live with people walking away. But in general they’ll help you out simply because you asked.
And this is the game-changer for the way we’ll operate sustainable businesses.
I’m not sure there’s any number of Facebook likes that can replace a hug.
I never liked little kids. That was what I just overheard a woman on my platform say when the train was coming in.
I walked up to her. This is the saddest thing you could possibly say. Continue Reading…
These two videos are amazing! They left me feeling deeply inspired and pumped to follow my passion with even more persistence. There’s no doubt they’ll drop your jaw and leave you feeling the same way.
Just like so many I often times feel overwhelmed and tempted to give in. But than there are those moments that prove that the seemingly impossible might actually be not so impossible after all. Continue Reading…
Only measure the things that matter.
Hand your iPhone / iPad over to your kids and In-App Purchases can lead to unexpected spendings very fast. These gadgets are toys and it’s not real money being spent, right?
Especially In-App Purchases in games put minors in danger of unknowingly and unintentionally purchasing add-ons and whatever else is sold.
My son, Fynn (6), loves to chase Skeletor with the powers of Greyscull. Laury, even at the age of 4, loves Stickman Skater and Angry Birds Star Wars. While Fynn could read “purchase” buttons but is far to engaged in the game Laury, not being able to read yet, doesn’t have chance to identify In-App Purchases. Continue Reading…
This video inspired me as to so many others. By the time of writing it counts 1,073,717 views on Youtube.
I strongly believe that this video stands for the determining factor for any type of success in the future – starting now! This key element is Agenda.
Agenda is the Why. The Agenda defines you, it’s your claim, it’s the story you tell and the legacy you create as you go. The need for acceptable Agenda applies to businesses of all sizes alike. Agenda is scaleable.
The Good News: Money can’t buy Agenda. It’s either there or not. You have it or you don’t. But you won’t make it past 2013 without it.
What do you do?Why? Leave your story in the comments.
As you’ll have noticed I’m delayed with the last chapter of the 5 Step Link Building Strategy for Bloggers. Sometimes life just gets in the way of things. I’m currently spending a lot of time working on a project with good friends of mine and am already excited to be announcing it in only a few weeks.
If you love something, let it go. If it loves you it will come back.