• Working with Stuff

    You are not what you own

    I was listening to Tad Hargrave, from “Marketing for Hippies”, describing the most sleazy marketing techniques he has come across… And I wondered… All these people’s desperation to make money no matter what… It must be borne out of fear. It has to be. What are they so afraid of? That they will make less money? And is that such a bad thing? I have spent the entirety of my adult life being deeply and truly poor. Which sucks, in oh-so-many ways… But one of the “upsides” of being so poor is that I don’t fear poverty so much. I know I can survive on little. I cannot imagine myself…

  • My Thoughts on the World

    Marketing Hype: Debunking Life-Coaching Lies

    Lies hurt. Lies lead to actual pain This is important. And the sooner we all learn this lesson the better, because the world cannot take much more lying. Lies are dangerous because even if you know they are lies, your ego mind isn’t so smart. Especially if you don’t have a healthy mechanism for “aligning with your Truth”, a phrase which here means: “getting cues from your body and your heart so you know what to do and what feels right”. And you can trust me: unless you practice a lot of yoga and meditation, you don’t. Western culture has made sure you are as lost as… As no other…

  • Business-wise

    On Marketing and Writing

    Are we doing this? Are we really talking about business? I guess we are. Hi! I was chatting to Imo (my Imaginary friend) about my business when he asked me: “Where would you invest if you had *all the money*?” My reply: “I would hire someone to do the marketing for me. It gets in the way of my writing”. Boom. Truth. Indeed. I hadn’t realised just how much the “marketing” brain blocks the “writing” brain. Let’s see if I can explain this better…   What does marketing mean to me? It means… Touting your own horn. Trying to get people to check out your awesomeness. Presenting what you do…