19 posts tagged value

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More Complex Than A Story Can Tell

In whatever shape it may take, whenever I hear a story, I find myself wondering how it is serving the person who is telling it. I understand what's being presented is not the whole story, and perhaps, it's not even half. It's the version of the story the storyteller wants to share with me and it's the version of the story they want to see. We can have a lot of unconscious motivations and intentions behind the stories we tell, and while it would be lovely to think they are all pure and ...

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One More Thing I Think I Know About Personal Branding

It's About Sharing. While the web is a powerful tool for developing our personal brand, it's important to remember that the web isn’t primarily a medium for information, marketing, or sales. It’s a place for people to meet, talk, create, disagree, rant, and love. In a similar vein, authentic marketing is about creating conversation and connection. You cultivate this by sharing what you care about, and what you know. Putting this understanding together, that the web is a medium ...

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Does Your Value Have a Limit?

Can you really know your value? Is it a fixed thing? Is it of value to quantify your worth? These questions intrigue my mind. To explore this curiosity, I developed a (business) practice of not setting prices. In this system of pricing, I place no limit on the value of my offerings, and instead I trust and guide my customers to fairly determine the value of what they're receiving, and the price they pay for it. In not setting a price on the value of my service, I’ve come to ...

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Competing for a Better Me

Can competing not help to better me, without needing to create conflict in my inner self and my outer world? It’s not competition itself that creates conflict in my inner being, but rather the intention behind that competition. Competing because I desire victory, and being a winner at the hands of another being a loser, undoubtedly creates conflict. For I have unconsciously decided that I am not enough, and that I’ll be more if someone else is less. Competition, in this intention, is ...

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All Opinions Are Not Created Equal

People will always have their opinions. And some of them may be about you, and about your work. An opinion is simply one person's point of view, one person's way of seeing things. It's no stronger or weaker than any another perspective. It's no more true or false. It's simply one person's judgement. Nothing more. It's the way in which one delivers their opinion and why, that allows their perspective to hold more weight or less. How do you deliver your perspective? And why do you ...

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