What are you driven by? What makes you wake up each morning with a smiling face? Sadly, not as many people have that opportunity, as many are forced to struggle to just survive in this new world and new economy.
I worked hard over the last 20 years and I’m in a much more comfortable spot right now. But that also means I need to use that position for good. Otherwise my reason for being would be purely selfish and I don’t want that.
To some successful people — let’s say in the creator economy — the numbers are what matters. Their first 100K followers, their first 1 Million and so on. They quickly pick up on the notion to monetize what they do.
After all, building an audience is hard work. (it really is.)
Don’t get me wrong. I believe that someone providing value CAN and likely SHOULD monetize their work. It allows people who provide value to be able to have more time to provide MORE value.
It’s a win-win.
The push to monetize at all costs lead to a huge decline in trust. If your mentor is now using half the time of a video or a post to sell you something, the balance is shaken.
If they go in an unethical way, promoting theft, plagiarism or evil businesses (and there’s plenty of those out there) it means they lost their soul for money.
What is my vision?
I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I didn’t start educating people because I had a grand vision about it. My very first entry into education was due to the fact that I moved to another city, didn’t know anyone and simply wanted to participate in the local community. That was in 2017. I did my first design class in Sketch
The class was well received, pleasantly stroking my ego. I felt really good about myself for a while. What followed was an invite to teach at…