How to work out what makes you tick. So that you can build a personal online presence based on your important ideas and share it with a niche audience. And bootstrap your way out of employment into a profitable and meaningful new career in the Global Ideas Economy.
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost.” by Martha Graham, from Blessed Unrest.
The world of work and education are changing profoundly. They are going solo, mobile and global. In this rapidly changing economy, most of us are getting buffeted around in our jobs—which hurts. You may be feeling disillusioned. Needing an escape. Wanting inspiration and a new beginning—a new career.
You can be part of the new Ideas Economy emerging online. The Internet has become an Ideas Platform where individuals can make a significant contribution and have a distinct competitive advantage. Ideas people thrive online. Creating the future with their visions.
In an Ideas Economy your ideas are assets that can generate income and make you financially independent. In this type of economy, people place the most value upon ideas that allow them to resolve their everyday predicaments and to significantly optimize their quality of life. These are the Stellar Ideas.
How do I find my Stellar Idea?
To contribute to the Ideas Economy you need to know what makes you tick. You are your ideas. The ones to develop are the ones that capture what is truly important to you, that you wish to share. When you tap into your true passion it becomes a wellspring of energy and further ideas.
The best way to get started is to ask: What idea is important to me, that I would like to share? Then ask seven more times: “why is this important to me?” until you arrive at the deeper values that make you tick. See my example:
Download a blank What Makes Me Tick Template and find your important idea.
What is the next step?
Once you know what makes you tick, share it with the world. You will need a website in your own name. WordPress blogs are a good starting point, because they are really mobile friendly. Each post is a powerful content offering to people on the move. If designed well, they will be appealing to a global niche audience.
You are not ‘blogging’ though. Instead, you are talking exclusively and strategically about your important ideas. This website is your Ideas Platform. Over time, if you focus on helping people to optimize their quality of life, you will be able to charge a fee for this content. Since it is on your website (and not a social media platform) you will always own and control your content. [You can use the social media platforms to promote your own website and bring traffic to your content.]
How can I do this while I am working for someone else?
Many people are using their online presence and the passive income they make from their content to bootstrap their way out of employment.
Growing an Ideas Domain in your own name is a sustainable business model in the Global Ideas Economy. Through this domain you can change the world.
More about participating in the Global Ideas Economy
- Download a blank What Makes Me Tick Template and find your important idea.
- See video : Dare to Imagine: What will The World Look Like in 50 Years (created by the Skoll World Forum).