Chapter 6 -The Train Naps

Daisy was gone for too long. She timidly arose from a nap and could feel her neck bent and sore from the left side. Rubbing it, she felt the temporary relief of coming back to Life after journeying tumultuously on the other side. The train was still moving across moist carpeted land with moss coloured greenery and trees that look like LEGO pieces. She didn’t quite understand when she transitioned back, but she was glad to be here smelling the faint stink of ham and cheese, quite possibly brie.

When you time travel you don’t require nourishment. You only need the specific ability to qualm emotions and transfer to and from sight and blindness. You don’t actually want to see the workings of Elevententeen, what’s behind there is extremely frightening. The framework is made up of spider-like grids, but when you see it, it moves and pulses like a living thing. Daisy shuddered at the mere thought of it. She quickly patted her yellow eyelet dress to ensure it was still in existence. Another way to halt the screams (screams occur when your brain computes the framework pulsing) was to enter Elevententeen with a very specific wardrobe, preferably containing bold colours, pattern and texture.

Sighing Daisy remembered what it was like in social media school to learn about plain old graphic art and design attributes. That stuff was existential now, it served no purpose. People only wanted multi-dimensional graphics, that breathed and pulsed and held meaning. I guess altering genetics in 2019 completely erased humans’ needs for new things and surprisingly technology. Technology also no longer occurred. It was too fickle and rambunctious, so nobody cared about it. It was only about Artha, Manipura and finding pure butter that could slip you back through the framework unnoticed and at a slippery pace.

Daisy shook her head fast and opened her eyes large. “I need to discern if this sandwich comes from land or the sea.” There were no humans on the train today, only empty seats and a refined beaver sipping quietly on Earl Grey. “Well, he looks. Dry relaxed, so I think this comes from the land.” The beaver heard her think and adjusted his frames while cocking his head North East. He wanted to see if he could grab the newspaper from thin air instead of having to hold it in his hands. Paper was so archaic, he thought. Daisy wasn’t sure if he noticed her. Her heart skipped a beat and stopped for a moment as he again adjusted himself out of what looked like discomfort. Inhaling a deep breath, they both fell deeply asleep.

The reflection on the mirror was blank.

TBC

Digital Presence – A Business Model

The feeling in the air is that, things are different. Everyone is on their phone and as you pass by, you can see the expressions on their faces. Sometimes it’s contentment, but you’re not so sure as you wonder if contentment is a valid emotion to have based on – the rush of Likes inundating future post foresight or the powerful reflection of light mixed in with saturated hues and shameless subject matters. Are you happy because of this? That is the argument.

As marketers, we want to talk about it. We want our clients to be aware, so they can responsibly and successfully integrate these days required channels and platforms into everyday business-oriented decision-making processes. In our minds, the easiest way to understand how this can work is to follow a simple model that outlines how the most crucial channels and platforms would operate when used as part of a digital marketing strategy.

Here’s a brief idea:

The Digital Presence Business Model simplifies the function of 4 core digital marketing services. The concepts are easily understood and done, so that your work can consider a greater capacity. What we harmoniously understand makes it easy to apply these services day-to-day. Used together, the services become intact, stable and strong. Your brand’s core attributes will be refined and you will begin to see fluidity and consistency throughout your total business approach.

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The 4 core services and their core concepts are –

  1. Web Development – IDENTITY (analytical, logical, objective)
  2. Social Media Management – IMAGE (intuitive, thoughtful, subjective)
  3. Branding – CORE (central, definite, overall)
  4. Search Engine Optimization – BRAIN (forward thinking, capacity, evolution)

What are some examples you can think of how your services can relate to your company’s main concepts? I want your input! Please let me know! Talk soon!

Blown Away / New Job Update

I thought long and hard about the reasons why I left. Did it have to do with change? I changed her, she wasn’t me. I was in reverse there, trying to impress a community that didn’t act on opportunities. Show them that I can be left-brained, I thought over and over again.

In the process, I gave up something very important – I couldn’t create. I think they were listening, but no one would make the sun shine. I suppose that’s a corporation these days.

She’s dressing for tomorrow, frantically preparing for what could be the start of something amazing. As soon as I’m free, I will quickly realize what reality is!

Ask me what I’m doing.

Ask me what I do for work.

(silence in the prison)

Use life as an opportunity to apply objective skills, then season with appropriate mentality.

Jump on potential, if that’s where you want to go. Though honestly you will need to steer with logic and practicality.

And once you’ve been smooth sailing for about a year, you will begin to recognize — (Note: part of the experience is education, not avoiding judgement)

  •  Launching a startup company (developing timelines/time management using cutting edge software and applications ~ Pipedrive, Qwilr, Pomodoro, Canva, Basecamp, Ahrefs)
  •  Developing skills through hands on experience and learning (working directly with company CEO and team specialists)
  • Applying skills in creative and technical communication (ChonaBLOX. blog, emailing, prospecting, document creation)
  • Assisting clients with brand discovery and project scope (Letter of Engagement, Proposal I, II, III ~ budget based, VWM Digital Marketing Plan)
  • Establishing service features (VWM Complete Branding Package) and process (Sales Process & Original VWM Concepts documents)
  • Creating powerful and evocative copy (personal and professional Instagram accounts) for digital channels and platforms
  • Formulating core concepts (Simpler + Larger, Integrity, Synergy) and sales strategies (Insight Selling)
  • Spearheading idea development (Digital Presence presentation)
  • Editing (web content, all VWM content) and art direction (branding, document, marketing package and price sheet design)

These ideas will be further developed over the next 3 months. March itself will be a huge turning point. I have to prove myself, for making this radical change and as a main goal, will need to confirm that insight selling is an effective selling technique.

So, let’s go!

She Saw Him First

In university, I was fervently attached to impermanence and how it spoke to love and the meaning of life. My creative process would start with a blank surface, although it did not have to be literally blank, just stark. Definition: Complete; sheer. Purpose: To feel everything; to be whole. And with that, I would commence. Commence a process of removing completeness; commence a process of covering up visibility – to reveal something unique. I was utilizing a very special skill set to uncover my identity.

I am simple. I am me. I am beauty in everything. I am everywhere you need to be.

Pushing down non-artistic capabilities; denying intellectual understandings. It was easier to pretend that I didn’t have drive than to begin the self-exploration required to achieve bigger and better things. I hated that I lacked moral support. I loathed that I was just an artist. If only I had been shown empathy and was equipped with real world survival skills, everything could have been so different.

Everything should be. The space-time continuum moves forward and does not evaluate past failures, previous motivations or work.

My struggle with identity began as a young woman. I felt completely transparent and to make matters worse, my mom would try to help me by covering up any apparent weaknesses with her motherly prowess and intent. I just wasn’t at the receiving end. I did not know how to define it or how to get there on my own. Furthermore, my mom did not have the energy or input to output our individual success. She struggled with many things. Growing up was about resisting and playing, if safe. We both lived in fear.

Fear is weakness. Be passionate. Be real. Be able to tackle everyday things with intuition, knowledge and strength.

Who remembers the wallpaper in their baby bedroom? Who recalls the vibrant tones of shag rugs in every ‘box’ around the house – intense violet, indiscernible mustard, Oscar the Grouch green, rusty red and so on and so forth. Definition: He has a green body, no visible nose, and lived in a trash can. Purpose: To love my body, my style and the way I live. Who recalls bubblegum pink mohair, fresh brand T-shirts from The Body Shop or Le Chateau. Things have changed so much in fashion, things have changed so much in our world.

We are united. We are technological. We are happy and we are proud to be free. 

Really?

Yup, listen to me.

In university, I obsessed over process to the point where I think it became my source of envy. I didn’t understand how Bradley Harms could make these prints like it was nothing.

How the fuck did he do that?!

I do it now, so I’m not worried.

Are you sure?

Listen, at the time, my inner artist screamed. It didn’t matter that I was making things with my own hands or that I was taking things that were already whole, erasing them and reconstructing a sort of murder scene using x’s and o’s. It didn’t matter that I was mapping. What mattered is that I could have turned out.

I was meditating, frowning worries and heartaches away with medicated pens and BIC Wite-Out.

In my mind, I was substantiating Gilles Deleuze…

…and I quote:

“Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with land surveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come.”
― Gilles Deleuze

Definition: The technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. Purpose: There is already a movie about language saving the world. It’s called Arrival. Can we really still cure cancer with words? (this was my original thesis, you see)

Mapping the continuum can spark regret, so better focus on real world debacles.

I am something out there.

My trek is long and arduous.

What matters however, is living continually knowing that I am loved and spectacular.

Yes, yes!

I actually used an entirely different quote, which I cannot find online, but I do have it written somewhere in a sketchbook. All of this work transmutes the power of being by Being and the power of regression through ignorance. The tale of Daisy emotes this vulgar clash, where love is thrown to sea, but the water is brown and murky. We do not see this however, we only see the elaborate underground scene beneath it made up of pink, green and other living things.

She is trying to objectify life. She is avoiding subjectivity. The beauty is in interpretation!

Thanks to you, bye!

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Make Something Everyday – Seth Godin

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I shall embark on this challenge (which I cut in half BTW!) to pull myself out of this sort of induced slumber. I have lost all my vigor and it must be reinstated, so here goes two months-ish of creative and technical jargon; perhaps some continuation of Daisy’s adventures in, or should I say, at Elevententeen; some free and easy photo posts (you know, for days when I’m feeling too lazy to prose); examples of graphic art, logo designs and anything else I’ve developed over the past 3 months. I’ve been developing at the rate of a rabbit and gosh doesn’t that just leave some kind of numb feeling!

I’ve been also introduced to a multitude of software and applications to which it seems even more bunnies are procreating these interesting strategies and concepts (of principle and ideation). It’s effective, this is the glory of creation these days! Making things to build things, systems to make duties simpler (they do that though). I will also be throwing in my works of progress (templates, sales documents and the sort), which I may add, are becoming more and more succinct every day. So keep working, they’re supposed to evolve and eventually become final!

I am still testing things out aaand I’m not so sure insight selling is working (in theory), but maybe I will give it another month to see. Do you guys have any other tips or techniques? And, I’m sorry if I come across as negative, I think it’s my army suit and tank. And jeez, is that brigade still standing at attention, like they have been for maybe half a year, waiting for something to begin? Me too, me too my friends. I am starting to think this is all a sham! Sham I tell you! Sham SHAM SHAM! Well, let’s start one thing at least, here goes something – *MAKE SOMETHING EVERYDAY! *An ode to Seth Godin, who I barely know, but he has been helping me cope.

The outcome of this assignment will be –

Improved voice in messaging

Happier disposition

Greater appreciation of my worth

PS – My intention with this blog was to work on said skills above, but it is now also to highly impress the right in the right should the right come by. But what I mean to say is, Universe, you sure throw a lot of coincidences and happy lookin’ faces my way. Is there a proprietary patent pending that I keep thinking I’ve developed, developing?

PPS – Post to come…video feature on ME and CREATIVITY. What is the process, what is it like, how can it be applied, how can it make me successful.

Ta-ta for now!

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Pursuing Success

If you are driven, then you are always chasing the wind. That breeze, that feeling in the air is SUCCESS. I wrote this little bit for encouragement at a time when I was not receiving very much support. I had assigned myself some ‘mentors’ and they all turned around, took advantage to meet their own objectives. LOL, how ironic! The lesson learned – We are each responsible for our own success. You will never forget. At some point in time you will INVEST your trust in someone, so be sure to know what their intentions are first!

Here’s the bit –

In pursuit of success, we are all enthusiasts, gatherers of insight and ambassadors of change. Success nurtures the soul and provides a broad spectrum of individuals with the inspiration to make exorbitant and exciting decisions, yet still reap practical and organized rewards. Business-minded individuals benefit from this combination, because somehow it simplifies workplace goals and increases the propensity for personal technical productivity which in some sense, can promote transparency, which in turn can join entities into unified parts of a complex working whole.

When an individual becomes a manager of their own success, the implementation of innovative technologies and the free-flowing birth of concepts derived from our surroundings can take off and surge the development of newer and brighter ideas. This in turn, will augment a possibility for greater success and greater success begets! We may not be experts in measuring success, but we can be experts in learning, disciplined by our own devices to become exceptionally well-versed in the digital world à la *quid pro quo.

In closing, customer-centric environments (like a cafe) can increase our instinctual capacity to recognize the cool and relevant of today. Your business will always need this. So, think of our services as a start to an end; we’ll zoom in, click on commencement and drive all components into a focused solution. Our entire environment is filled with endless possibilities, ways of viewing and moments to launch investigations of choice. If you can influence the decision-making process of just one individual, do it with passion, do it with intelligence and do it on **TIME.

*A favor or advantage granted by expecting something in return.

**Major concept to be further developed.