Am I a Creator? Or a Sage? Why Not Both?

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty Five]

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I’m figuring out my brand this week!

Wh00!! !

But first the news:

For context, personal branding is the conscious and intentional effort to create and influence public perception of an individual by positioning them as an authority in their industry, elevating their credibility, and differentiating themselves from the competition, to ultimately advance their career, increase their circle of influence, and have a larger impact.

The twelve Brand Archetypes are The Innocent, Person Next Door, Hero, Maverick, Explorer, Creator, Ruler, Magician, Lover, Caregiver, Entertainer, and Sage.

I grew up moving all over the States and adjusting to the local culture / mannerisms / accents and it means that I’m a chameleon. Even the act of narrowing down my archetype from the Jung twelve was SO DIFFICULT. Because I can very easily think of times when I fit ALL of them.

Well, except for a few.

I’m SOOOO not an innocent or a ruler or a person next door.

But the rest…?

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[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty Four]

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The other day the life coach said to me AND I QUOTE, “You’re so technical, I want you to do this writing exercise to tap more into your creative side.”

I took it as a compliment.

But first the news:

There is a stereotype that a nerd is a certain way and that if you don’t fit the mold, then you’re not a real programmer / engineer / technical person / nerd.


Let’s break the mold.

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What Is My Brand?

[Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty Three]

I grew up in thirteen different States in the United States of America and because of this I developed a couple of quirks that helped me survive.

  1. I became a bit of a chameleon – able to pick up mannerisms and accents quickly and easily.
  2. I developed an unhealthy desire for affirmation. From everyone.

Because if you don’t like me right away, then my time here, however short, is going to be even lonelier than it already is.

But first the news:

That desire for affirmation raised its ugly head today as I talked with my life coach about how I had the four projects set up and “Is that okay?”

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty

[First! Vlog! EVER!! !]

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I didn’t actually think I’d get this published today.


But first the news:

If you’re keen to learn about The Farmer Project or keen to listen to me be silly or keen to see my beautiful face, check out the video after the jump!

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Two

[Today I Learned: Self Help Books]

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I’ve got quite a lot of books to read over in The Farmer Project and while these aren’t my preferred sci fi or deeply technical books, they do have valuable information gems.

But first the news:

Have you heard of Blinkist?

It basically sums up nonfiction books so you can inhale the information quickly. And while it’s cool to have the app on your phone and just get the single free book per day, I’m not sure it’s worth the paid membership.

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