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We Are The Culture Makers

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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Business Tip for Culture Makers #521: Refresh Consent with a Pre-Launch Email

In this Business tip for Culture Makers, you’ll learn that building consent into your email marketing is a culture making power move that is also good for business.

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for when your contribution or leadership isn’t being acknowledged…

“Leaders Eat Last” as a leadership concept is novel to Simon Sinek but it is the ordinary, unsung leadership habit of most mothers and community-builders

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What if…Trashing is about Redistributing Power in our Community?

Trashing is a power struggle triggered by “status dissatisfaction”. There’s a gap between someone’s capabilities and the attention they’re {not} getting

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Procrastination: 4 counterintuitive insights that might help you feel a LOT better about yourself

Sometimes procrastination is a creative and business ASSET. Here are four counterintuitive insights about procrastination that will help you leverage it.

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Clear The Way! (A Culture-Making Tool.)

Clearing the way means looking for the daily road-blocks and friction and clearing internalized limits and biases that block personal power.

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on “lying to ourselves”. (I’m not so sure we do.)

“Lying to ourselves” is a lie. When we build our analysis about money and power, we can see through the lies — and that’s how we get free.

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Are You On Your Own Team?

Likeability is a trap is weaponized against women and girls, to prevent us from being on our own team, taking care of ourselves, and pursuing our dreams.

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Dear Culture Maker: Do you want power?

Power can be generative and beneficial for everyone involved, rather than destructive and coercive. Here’s how to grow and steward your right use of power.

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nope, ‘Queen’ is not a feminist business model

We need to aspire to be feminist entrepreneurs and leaders and CULTURE MAKERS who take care of each other rather than exploit and prey on each other.

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How To Get Free

Getting free and healing is never one-and-done. Especially when the source of injury in an oppressive culture that wants you to disappear — remains.

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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?

**We Are Growing The Institutions of The Future** ⁠
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I believe in the culture makers.⁠
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It might not feel like it, but right now -- at our home offices, tiny studios, kitchen tables, massage tables, hot desks, in our garages -- we are growing the institutions of the future.⁠
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Many of our most politically significant national organizations started off in someone's living room as a mutual aid society.⁠
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Many a movement kicked off as a meeting around a kitchen table.⁠
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A whole lot of businesses get started at kitchen tables, too -- or in garages.⁠
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And then they grow into culture-shaping, culture-making institutions.⁠
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So....what you're doing right now really matters. ⁠
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The challenge for culture-making entrepreneurs is that a lot of the tools for growing businesses + audiences are NOT tools we want to carry into the future.⁠
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Take status quo marketing, for example. ⁠
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Being visible and marketing are game-changing business skills-- ones we need to get our messages out into the world, make sales, and grow.⁠
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AND...mainstream marketing systems use shaming and subconscious triggers to get people to buy. ⁠
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They leverage pain & scarcity so people will buy to 'solve' the problem.⁠
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Using high-risk "persuasion" tactics and mental/social triggers is something mainstream marketers brag about (!!!!) and teach.⁠
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This is the NORM.⁠
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These are all dominance tactics. And dominance is not a practice I plan to carry into the future.⁠
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We do NOT have to pour oppressive practices into the foundations of our future institutions.⁠
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That's why I know that developing new-world business practices, through a systemic lens,  is necessary. ⁠
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Learning how to message + grow audiences and sales IS important for our businesses right now AND for the institutions we're growing.⁠
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That's why I teach business through a systemic, feminist lens -- so we have the tools we need to rise & thrive, right now... ...AND in the better future we're growing, together.⁠
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Let's make money AND justice.⁠
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#WeAreTheCultureMakers⁠
www.kellydiels.com⁠
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Maybe long-term exploitation is why we feel anxious about money.⁠
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No maybe about it.⁠
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#moneyANDjustice⁠
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www.kellydiels.com