• Humorprogrammet goes digital

    I am sure that you are pretty aware of what’s happening around you – and most probably kinda fed up with all the directives and changes. Personally, I don’t mind crisis management, so when I heard that Väddö Folkhögskola would close all the classrooms come Monday, I immediately started making new strategies together with Janne. This is what will happen from next week:

    All the students have got assignments for the music week, the podcast week and the YouTube week. Every Thursday they will e-mail the assignment to us for feedback. I am so freaking happy that the stage block, the very important stage block, is done and that the upcoming 4 weeks can be done individually by the computer. What happens next and how long will this quarantine go on? We don’t know. The final show is on June 4th and I am hoping that things are back to normal until then.

    We found the solution on how to maintain the education within a few minutes. The thing is – most of people can find a solution to their business quite easily, if they set themselves up for creative business thinking. It is what it is, but it doesn’t have to be a disaster if there is a plan for crisis management, a backup solution and some guts. I have recorded some podcast episodes and YouTube videos with strategies on how to get through this Corona season. Make sure to check them out and just keep doing the work. Soon it will all be over and I want you to come out on top.

  • 10 webinars later…

    The launch of Smart Start is coming to an end – and I am so damn happy that I decided to create this course. Quite a quick decision based on ICA validation calls (meaning that my tribe told me that this was needed), and now there is only 3 days left until we close the enrollment (svenska här) (english here).

    During this process I gave 10 webinars! 10!! Prior to this launch I had done 5 webinars in total, all in Swedish. But why go about it smooth and settle when you can go full throttle, right? I loved every minute of it though!

    Practice makes perfect and I think that mid in I actually nailed it! Now I am hoping that all the people registered for the webinars left with wanting more – that is kind of the goal with webinars.

    Next time we open for Smart Start is around my birthday, August 10th. If you dream about starting a business before that – enroll now and start when you’re ready!

    Click HERE to enroll (or here for SVENSKA)! I would love to see you inside Smart Start!

  • Let’s work smarter this year, shall we?

    February is here and a new theme at Creativity House – during the upcoming weeks we will be focusing on working smarter. In particular: outsmarting the competitors. Why, you ask? Our slogan at Creativity House is:

    Outsmart your competitors, wow your clients

    so it was about time! We started off with a week all on working smart by reusing your good content. Check it out here:

    Then we followed up with the principle: “give them what they want, show them what they need”:

    And finally, a freebie with a 6 “golden rules” formula on how to outsmart the competitors:

    (get it here in English & här på svenska).

    January has been really productive and now it’s time to accelerate! I hope that you enjoy the content!

    P.S. One of the things I’ve changed this year (to a smarter way of thinking) is how much time I spend on my phone. Less screen time = more time to create value for customers.

  • My biggest out of Comfort Zone moment YTD.

    Exactly 3 weeks ago I did something really really cool – and the biggest step out of my comfort zone yet to date – I gave a keynote in Polish. And not just a keynote – a workshop based on the Idea Lab. OMFG!

    Polish is my first language, but I left Poland as a child and haven’t been speaking proper Polish in about 15 years. I didn’t know any “grown up words”. Some 2 years ago Mateusz Broniarek found me (I don’t even know how he found me!) and I slowly but surely started to awaken my mother tongue!

    So when he asked me if I was interested in doing a keynote “sometime” at Waza, I immediately said YES! Some time in 2020, I thought. He meant… September. This year. Hey, I am first in line to a challenge. So on September 30th I did my very first 90 min keynote in Polish!

    HAVE YOU SEEN THE POLISH KEYNOTE SNACK TABLE? This should be standard everywhere!

    I was scared! Not for the language barrier (I am not a shy one and I have been doing keynotes in English for the last 5 years or so without knowing ALL the words), but if the insights and takeaways I had with me were innovative enough and worth the audience’s time. I think I “passed”.

    The feeling right after – indescribable! For the record, I had the option to do the keynote in English, but turned it down. I thought that not only will I be able to practice my Polish, but also – if I can, by literally throwing myself out of every existing comfort zone, inspire just one person to go to the office tomorrow and make a boldzy move (such as speaking Swedish if you are new here, which some of my audience were) – then that’s great! Win win, right?

    Listen! I survived, I thrived, and I still don’t speak perfect Polish. If I dare to challenge myself and can go out of my comfort zone – so can you! Deal? OK!

    Another cool thing that happened as a result of this keynote: I accidently promised the Waza community that I’d launch Idea Lab in English five days later. Well… I did. It’s now available for everyone. Find it here: https://www.creativityhouse.academy/idealab

    (Mateusz – thank you! I owe you big time for my Polish!)