Word of the day: Vemödalen

The fear that you’re doing something that’s already been done before, that everything that can be done has been done. Just about every successful initiative and project starts from a place of replication. The chances of being fundamentally out of the box, over the top or original is close to being zero.

A better question to ask is, “have you ever done this before?” Or perhaps, “are the people you are seeking to team with going to be bored by this?”

But no one is asking you to be original. We’re asking you to be generous and brave and to matter. We’re asking you to step up and take responsibility for the work you do, and to add more value.

Throughout your life you get tips, hacks, and advice on how to live it from people who are supposedly doing it better than you are. It’s great to learn from them. But when you copy them you deny your own natural genius.  Instead of copying them, mix up their ingredients, add your own flavor, and you’ll bring something new into the world.

We are embarking on something great, something that has never been done. Don’t be scared, don’t hide, please add your two cents, more importantly, use your common sense.

It takes a village, and that village starts with you…..