Dear Multi-Passionate Maker,⠀ ⠀ Maybe you don`t have Shiny Object Syndrome.⠀ ⠀ Maybe you`ve been studying & practicing all of these modalities because you`re developing a rich body of work, across time.⠀ ⠀ (No maybe about it.)⠀ ⠀ Multi-passionate professionals often get told that they`re "scattered" & need to focus.⠀ ⠀ They then internalize negative messages insisting that their orientation towards lifelong learning, curiosity & creativity is a barrier to success.⠀ ⠀ IT`S NOT.⠀ ⠀ It`s how we build the deep work & creative solutions needed for these urgent times.⠀ ⠀ Often, when I work with multi-passionate professionals, it`s wildly obvious to me that they`re collecting tools, synthesizing across traditions -- and making a whole new thing! -- in order to solve complex social problems.⠀ ⠀ They`ve been gathering all.the.tools.⠀ ⠀ You know what all those tools add up to? ⠀ ⠀ A practice. A way of doing things. A framework. Your unique process.⠀ ⠀ ***You have a methodology.*** ⠀ ⠀ So let`s build language for it and NAME IT, specifically.⠀ ⠀ Naming your method makes it tangible AND SALEABLE.⠀ ⠀ Now it now gets a lot easier to explain it to other people...⠀ ⠀ ...and becomes more obvious why they might want to work with you :)⠀ ⠀ Once you name it, you substantiate it. ⠀ ⠀ ****Including to yourself.****⠀ ⠀ Now YOU can see how everything you`ve trained in has led up to this, has prepared you for this work.⠀ ⠀ Because, dear Multi-passionate Maker, you`re NOT spinning your wheels or getting distracted by shiny things.⠀ ⠀ You`re growing the solutions & institutions of the future.⠀ ⠀ Let`s make sure you`ve got the language to describe them. ⠀ ⠀ love + justice,⠀⠀ Kelly⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺⠀⠀ Copywriting for Culture Makers is now enrolling. link in bio @kelly.diels to learn more -- and thank you #feministcopywriting #feministbusiness #wearetheculturemakers #feministfounders #entrepreneurialfeminist #consciouscopywriting
Power can be a creative, life-giving force for good. But it`s my experience -- personally, and in working with culture-making leaders for more than a decade -- that we often: 🌺don`t see ourselves as powerful 🌺don`t want other people to think we`re trying to grow power (lest we seem selfish or dangerous) 🌺struggle to see ourselves as "leaders" 🌺hesitate to truly take responsibility for our own power and impact Why? Because we believe power is bad. If we believe power is bad, obviously it`s going to be hard to see it in ourselves. (Hello Mirror, Meet Face. I`m talking to myself here, too.) It`s going to be even harder to deliberately grow it and steward it. **And why wouldn`t we believe that power is bad? ** Most of us have direct experience with power being used against us. But power doesn`t have to mean abuse. It doesn`t have to be mean oppression. Nor does that have to be the way we use it. Power can be a transformative force for good -- one that we use to create new realities for ourselves and each other. We can use power to protect ourselves and each other, and to grow a future in which we all flourish. That kind of power can take three forms (h/t @BreneBrown in #DareToLead): ❣️Power to -- our ability to make things happen ❣️Power with -- our abiltiy to come together as small teams and large groups and leverage our power (this has an exponential effect) ❣️Power within -- our internal spirit/source/capacity And so...I encourage all of us to get free of the notion that power is one hegemonic, destructive thing. I encourage us to stop avoiding and under-using our power. Instead, let`s cultivate and grow and SHARE our power. Because doing that will change our lives (let`s flourish!!) AND undermine the systems based on that other nefarious kind of power. Let`s step into our life-giving power and use it to change EVERYTHING. PS I trust you with power and resources #WeAreTheCultureMakers www.kellydiels.com #powermoves #womensempowerment #empowerment #thepowerconversations #powerto #powerwith #powerwithin #nonbinaryentrepreneurs #womenentrepreneurs #equity
If it is not good for you -- even if it isn`t their fault and ESPECIALLY when it IS their fault -- you get to take a break temporarily or permanently Your attention is a gift Your followship builds careers, fortunes & movements So how you invest it is a culture-making decision You get to be in charge of your own attention (she says while looking in the mirror at the worst offender 😀) #WeAreTheCultureMakers 🌺🌺🌺 I`m Kelly Diels and I`m a business development coach for culture making entrepreneurs. I help you turn your strengths into structures... ...so you can can grow a flourishing life & business that truly makes a difference. My programs: Copywriting for Culture Makers (now enrolling) Social Media for Culture Makers (April 2023) The Flora Mastermind for Culture-Making Entrepreneurs (September 2023) We Are The Culture Makers (Jan 2024) #creativebusiness #feministentrepreneur #goaldigger #bossbabe #womenentrepreneurs #consciousbusiness #feministcoach #feministcopywriting #feministbusiness #feministfounders #entrepreneurialfeminist #buildingtheinstitutionsofthefuture #emergent #consciouscopywriting
Time to incubate an idea is essential for output…and allowing yourself that time is NOT procrastination. And actual procrastination — as in, you have the idea fully cooked but do not want to sit your ass down and do it — might not always be a bad thing. In fact, procrastination can be a source of good information. In Antifragile, for example, Nassim Nicholas Taleb talks about the value of procrastination for a writer: “If I defer writing a section, it must be eliminated. This is simple ethics: Why should I try to fool people by writing about a subject for which I feel no natural drive?” I’ve started using this as a point of discernment. Sometimes I’ll outline a book or an essay…and then do.not.want.to.write one chapter or section. Often it’s a topic I feel obliged to cover rather than excited to consider. So, Taleb suggested, maybe my procrastination is instructive. Maybe if I don’t want to write about it, maybe it’s not for me to write. Maybe it doesn’t really need to be written by me nor included in my essay/chapter/blog post/book. Maybe I need to reclaim and honour my no. **No maybe about it** So now, if I’m procrastinating hard on a topic and it’s not fear of going into hard places but simple nope-don’t-wanna-do-it, I delete that section or chapter or letter and move on to what does interest me and what I DO want to write. Because procrastination can be GREAT information. Listen to it. Leverage it. *** www.kellydiels.com #CopywritingForCultureMakers #creativebusiness #copywriting #onlinecopy #consciouscopywriting #WeAreTheCultureMakers #bossmoves #makers #creatives #writersblock #procrastination #motivation #inspiration #perfectionism #artist #entrepreneur #writerslife #wrotetoday #amwriting #writer #writing #writersofinstagram
How To Run A Principled, Money-Making, Socially Conscious Business Without Killing Yourself
A culture-making, change-making, equitable business - a FEMINIST business - is designed to deliver three outcomes:
🌺 Good for the founder/business 🌺 Good for clients 🌺 Good for the collective
But what I see, over and over again, is that sincere, socially conscious entrepreneurs compensate for the defects of mainstream business models with their LIVES.
If business-as-usual is exploitative, then socially-conscious entrepreneurs over-correct in the other direction.
They over-focus on the people & causes they serve (the intersection between Good For Client & Good For Collective) AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR OWN WELL-BEING.
That pink circle of "Good For Self" is often not built into their businesses at all.
So I have to INSIST to my principled clients that they put themselves back in the equation.
If you recognize yourself in this, here`s what I want you to know:
Building your wellbeing into your business does not have to be extractive. It can be a culture-making move that facilitates economic justice.
If we don`t...well that`s just the ol` systems of suffering working exactly as intended.
(As you can see from the diagrams, whenever a business delivers on only 2 out of 3 priorities, the intent of equity gets undermined in a profound way.)
Developing business practices that support all three priorities (Self, Client, Collective) - AND ACTUALLY INCLUDING YOURSELF IN THE EQUATION - is how we develop culture-making, equity-making, feminist businesses.
So dear Culture-Maker, what that means is that you`ve got to put yourself back in the equation. Stat.
My thanks to @cvharquail, author of FEMINISM: A Key Idea for Business for our many, many, MANY conversations over the years that have shaped my thinking about what it takes to run a culture-making business.
:::::::::::::: I`m Kelly Diels. I`m the founder of #CopywritingForCultureMakers, a non-exploitative copywriting method that helps you sell without selling out your principles (or your people!) -- no shame, blame, or fake scarcity required.
link in bio @kelly.diels to learn more (and thank you!)