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What’s a Culture Maker? You don’t have to have a fancy title or an artsy career to be a culture-maker (but you can if you want to!). When you get brave and go first and...

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What is Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand? ⁠(FLEB)⁠

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The Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. An introduction.

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You Don’t Have to Pay with Your Suffering

I used to be mystified when people didn’t leap. Risk, schmisk. I’d been through a lot of shit.  All the horror, all the anguish — I survived it all.   So I knew I could survive it again. So, when I was 21 and wanted to start a coffee shop with zero help? What’s the worst…

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Automatically Track the Dollar Value of Your Pro Bono Work and Scholarships

Business Tip for Culture Makers #409: Track Your Culture-Making Metrics and Quantify the Value of Your Pro Bono Work A lot of our effort and work is invisible — sometimes, even to us. We help out here and there, and if we’re working pro-bono we might be scrambling for time, which means that sometimes our…

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“How Do I Price for Affordability?” and “How Do I Make My Prices More Accessible?” are The Wrong Questions

The only right answer to those questions is “lower your prices”, which can be a disaster for under-earning and start-up entrepreneurs — yet doesn’t necessarily create more economic justice. And economic justice is the point. As a business development coach, I work with seriously principled people. They are specifically committed to building businesses with justice…

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What To Do In Overwhelmingly Troubled Times

I’ve been sending this email every few months for several years, to rally people when we’re most despairing. The world should NOT be as it is, and we do have the power to change it. Here’s some deeply practical advice about how each of us can do that, even in the midst of the worst.…

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Books I Read in 2020

My 2020 Reading List I read. A LOT. I also get asked a lot for book recommendations, so I decided to wrap up 2020 with a list of all of the books I read (or attempted to read) this year. Some of these books have significantly influenced my thinking and ideas. Maybe they’ll add creative…

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How NOT to Get Swamped by It All

No one person can respond to all the need for change. But what each of us CAN do is sharpen our tools and show up to our spots on the wall. We create the most change when we leverage our talents and gifts.

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Business, Capitalism, and Money Guilt. A Cure.

Business and capitalism are not the same thing.

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Business Tip for Culture Makers #731: Fonts are a Social Impact Opportunity

We all use fonts in our businesses, so there’s an opportunity make a feminist font choice by selecting fonts created by under-represented typeface designers

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FLEB Marketing Tactic #10 Testimonials as Triggers

Client testimonials are not an honest indicator of real outcomes for most people, and you don’t need these unjust social triggers to hit your income goals.

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FLEB Marketing Tactic #9 Social Triggers = Social Conditions

Using social triggers as sales devices without evaluating potential impact = leveraging injustice to create profit.

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Every week, I send you a

Sunday Love Letter

I write them so that…

  1. You remember your culture-making power
  2. You have the inspiration + tools you need to grow a future in which we all flourish
Are you in?

Once upon a time, many years ago, I bought a how-to-write-a-sales page course from Tara McMullin (@tara_mcmullin).⁠
⁠
Here's what I still remember about that course: She explained that writing sales pages is easy & fast...⁠
⁠
...as long as you do the pre-thinking and pre-work. ⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
Another time, I took a sales-writing course from Ramit Sethi. ⁠
⁠
He walked us through his team's process for writing sales pages and I immediately realized that they do a STUNNING amount of research & pre-thinking to get ready to write the sales page. ⁠
⁠
The better the thinking & pre-work, the more effective the sales page & result$.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
I also witnessed this in the work of Rachel Rodgers (@rachrodgersesq). ⁠
⁠
In one of her courses, she assigned a 2-page worksheet that took me 3 WEEKS to get HALF-WAY through.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
All of these people run admirable, robust & profitable businesses.⁠
⁠
IMHO, they're not achieving those results because of hacks or tactics; they're getting those results because of deep-thinking, dot-connecting, research & pre-work.⁠
⁠
You know, overthinking it.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
The phrase "thought leader" is revealing.⁠
⁠
What do we need to lead? THOUGHTS.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
I think most of instinctively know that deep-thinking is important for the creation of film scripts, books, philosophy, science, paintings.⁠
⁠
I'm not so sure we're realizing how ESSENTIAL deep-thinking is to our business & career success, too.⁠
⁠
Action without deep thinking is just activity. (Hello, 90% of social media!)⁠
⁠
But action grounded in deep thinking is IMPACT.⁠
⁠
Our job, then, is to USE our default to overthinking everything as a source of power in our businesses.⁠
⁠
That means connecting the dots from our thoughts --> strategies ---> processes...and formalizing all of that into saleable frameworks & models.⁠
⁠
Dear Overthinker, we were MADE for this game.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
🌺🌺🌺⁠
I'm Kelly Diels and I'm a researcher & teacher. I help culture-making entrepreneurs make #GoodMoney AND justice.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
the first live group call for We Are The Culture Makers TOMORROW...⁠⁠
⁠⁠
...so if you've been thinking you want to join, this is your loving reminder that today is the day :)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥⁠
⁠⁠
We Are The Culture Makers is self-help through a feminist lens, and it's a year of radical encouragement meant to help you⁠⁠
(1) unlearn the social conditioning keeping us in self-doubt ⁠⁠
(2) learn the power-building habits that can help you rise -- personally, and collectively ⁠
(3) Reshape your self-image and grow your self-confidence so you can MAKE POWER MOVES⁠
⁠⁠
In other words: this is about getting out of shame and into power.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
If that sounds like a fit for you, I invite you to sign up with the link in profile @kelly.diels -- and thank you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
love + justice,⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Kelly⁠⁠
psssst...Wednesday is the last day to enrol in *We Are The Culture Makers 2023*.⁠
⁠
🔥It's one part low-cost, online, group coaching...⁠
⁠
🔥One part encouragement circle where we get to know each other and find opportunities to ask for and receive support...⁠
⁠
🔥One part feminist analysis....⁠
⁠
🔥One part tools, strategies + tips for navigating -- and changing -- our lives and world...⁠
⁠
🔥And 100% pure jet fuel.⁠
⁠
Use it to fuel your life, your career, your relationships and your impact.⁠
⁠
Are you in? You can learn more using the link in profile @kelly.diels . ⁠
⁠
love + justice,⁠
Kelly⁠
⁠
⁠ #feministclass #feministtraining #feministworkshop #feministcoaching⁠
I always feel a bit weird about these 'last-call' posts.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Please know this isn't 'fake scarcity' or fake pressure to get you to sign up (I wholeheartedly OPPOSE those tactics). ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Instead, this is a real deadline: ⁠⁠
the first live group call for We Are The Culture Makers is next Thursday, Feb 2...⁠⁠
⁠⁠
...so if you've been thinking you want to join, this is your loving reminder that this is the week to do that :)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
***⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Here's what you get in We Are The Culture Maker:⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥6 group calls⁠ per month -- drop in at either 9am PST or 4pm PST (or both!) on Thursdays⁠⁠ in Weeks 1-3 each month⁠
⁠⁠
🔥 Learn my self-coaching tool, the TRUEX framework, for getting out of shame and into your power -- on the spot, wherever you are⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥3 video lessons each month (and sometimes more) on how to create new realities for yourself (and all of us!) around fraught issues like Power, Time, Money, Body, Likability, Care, Work, Leadership and more⁠⁠
⁠
🔥Weekly Co-Working Sessions⁠ you can drop into so you have time set aside in your schedule to work on projects that truly matter to you⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥Weekly, live Guided Meditation sessions to calm your central nervous system and bolster your spirit, taught by yoga breathing & meditation teacher Ntathu Allen⁠ (Find Ntathu at https://www.yogainspires.co.uk and @yogainspiresyou⁠)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥Online Mighty Networks group so you can get to know people in the group and make meaningful connections. This space is lovingly & fiercely facilitated by community-builder Trevia Woods⁠. (Find Trevia at https://www.manytreeslifeway.com and @trevia_woods⁠)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
All in all, it's a year of radical encouragement meant to help you⁠⁠
(1) unlearn the social conditioning keeping us in self-doubt ⁠⁠
(2) learn the power-building habits that can help you rise -- personally, and collectively.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
In other words: this is about getting out of shame and into power.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
If that sounds like a fit for you, I invite you to sign up with the link in profile @kelly.diels -- and thank you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
love + justice,⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Kelly⁠⁠

Once upon a time, many years ago, I bought a how-to-write-a-sales page course from Tara McMullin (@tara_mcmullin).⁠
⁠
Here's what I still remember about that course: She explained that writing sales pages is easy & fast...⁠
⁠
...as long as you do the pre-thinking and pre-work. ⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
Another time, I took a sales-writing course from Ramit Sethi. ⁠
⁠
He walked us through his team's process for writing sales pages and I immediately realized that they do a STUNNING amount of research & pre-thinking to get ready to write the sales page. ⁠
⁠
The better the thinking & pre-work, the more effective the sales page & result$.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
I also witnessed this in the work of Rachel Rodgers (@rachrodgersesq). ⁠
⁠
In one of her courses, she assigned a 2-page worksheet that took me 3 WEEKS to get HALF-WAY through.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
All of these people run admirable, robust & profitable businesses.⁠
⁠
IMHO, they're not achieving those results because of hacks or tactics; they're getting those results because of deep-thinking, dot-connecting, research & pre-work.⁠
⁠
You know, overthinking it.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
The phrase "thought leader" is revealing.⁠
⁠
What do we need to lead? THOUGHTS.⁠
⁠
***⁠
⁠
I think most of instinctively know that deep-thinking is important for the creation of film scripts, books, philosophy, science, paintings.⁠
⁠
I'm not so sure we're realizing how ESSENTIAL deep-thinking is to our business & career success, too.⁠
⁠
Action without deep thinking is just activity. (Hello, 90% of social media!)⁠
⁠
But action grounded in deep thinking is IMPACT.⁠
⁠
Our job, then, is to USE our default to overthinking everything as a source of power in our businesses.⁠
⁠
That means connecting the dots from our thoughts --> strategies ---> processes...and formalizing all of that into saleable frameworks & models.⁠
⁠
Dear Overthinker, we were MADE for this game.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
🌺🌺🌺⁠
I'm Kelly Diels and I'm a researcher & teacher. I help culture-making entrepreneurs make #GoodMoney AND justice.⁠
⁠
⁠
⁠
the first live group call for We Are The Culture Makers TOMORROW...⁠⁠
⁠⁠
...so if you've been thinking you want to join, this is your loving reminder that today is the day :)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥⁠
⁠⁠
We Are The Culture Makers is self-help through a feminist lens, and it's a year of radical encouragement meant to help you⁠⁠
(1) unlearn the social conditioning keeping us in self-doubt ⁠⁠
(2) learn the power-building habits that can help you rise -- personally, and collectively ⁠
(3) Reshape your self-image and grow your self-confidence so you can MAKE POWER MOVES⁠
⁠⁠
In other words: this is about getting out of shame and into power.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
If that sounds like a fit for you, I invite you to sign up with the link in profile @kelly.diels -- and thank you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
love + justice,⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Kelly⁠⁠
psssst...Wednesday is the last day to enrol in *We Are The Culture Makers 2023*.⁠
⁠
🔥It's one part low-cost, online, group coaching...⁠
⁠
🔥One part encouragement circle where we get to know each other and find opportunities to ask for and receive support...⁠
⁠
🔥One part feminist analysis....⁠
⁠
🔥One part tools, strategies + tips for navigating -- and changing -- our lives and world...⁠
⁠
🔥And 100% pure jet fuel.⁠
⁠
Use it to fuel your life, your career, your relationships and your impact.⁠
⁠
Are you in? You can learn more using the link in profile @kelly.diels . ⁠
⁠
love + justice,⁠
Kelly⁠
⁠
⁠ #feministclass #feministtraining #feministworkshop #feministcoaching⁠
I always feel a bit weird about these 'last-call' posts.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Please know this isn't 'fake scarcity' or fake pressure to get you to sign up (I wholeheartedly OPPOSE those tactics). ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Instead, this is a real deadline: ⁠⁠
the first live group call for We Are The Culture Makers is next Thursday, Feb 2...⁠⁠
⁠⁠
...so if you've been thinking you want to join, this is your loving reminder that this is the week to do that :)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
***⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Here's what you get in We Are The Culture Maker:⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥6 group calls⁠ per month -- drop in at either 9am PST or 4pm PST (or both!) on Thursdays⁠⁠ in Weeks 1-3 each month⁠
⁠⁠
🔥 Learn my self-coaching tool, the TRUEX framework, for getting out of shame and into your power -- on the spot, wherever you are⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥3 video lessons each month (and sometimes more) on how to create new realities for yourself (and all of us!) around fraught issues like Power, Time, Money, Body, Likability, Care, Work, Leadership and more⁠⁠
⁠
🔥Weekly Co-Working Sessions⁠ you can drop into so you have time set aside in your schedule to work on projects that truly matter to you⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥Weekly, live Guided Meditation sessions to calm your central nervous system and bolster your spirit, taught by yoga breathing & meditation teacher Ntathu Allen⁠ (Find Ntathu at https://www.yogainspires.co.uk and @yogainspiresyou⁠)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
🔥Online Mighty Networks group so you can get to know people in the group and make meaningful connections. This space is lovingly & fiercely facilitated by community-builder Trevia Woods⁠. (Find Trevia at https://www.manytreeslifeway.com and @trevia_woods⁠)⁠⁠
⁠⁠
All in all, it's a year of radical encouragement meant to help you⁠⁠
(1) unlearn the social conditioning keeping us in self-doubt ⁠⁠
(2) learn the power-building habits that can help you rise -- personally, and collectively.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
In other words: this is about getting out of shame and into power.⁠⁠
⁠⁠
If that sounds like a fit for you, I invite you to sign up with the link in profile @kelly.diels -- and thank you!⁠⁠
⁠⁠
love + justice,⁠⁠
⁠⁠
Kelly⁠⁠