Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Seth Godin, and Kanye West all have two things in common. They talk about Ideas and Stories.
Ideas become stories and it sets the tone for most of what we know or believe today.
So I was introduced to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from Ted Talks where I found her ideas and stories to be very captivating. She not only delivers an amazing Ted Talk but she’s also a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction and short story writer. The Danger of a Single Story was a Ted Talk she presented on, after watching it got me inspired. It led me to ask more questions and wanted more of an experience as it relates to people as individuals and people from different nations. Most of what we know today is based on what we see on Social Media and what the media promotes which can be good and bad at the same time. The next time you’re about to share a story, make sure you’ve experienced it before or the one you share you’re extremely passionate about. Life is too short not to share your ideas and stories with the world. Your ideas and stories can make a difference in someone’s life believe it or not. Ideas and stories have a way of making their way into the history books. Use your life to create your ideas and share your stories.
Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, He has opened my eyes more to ideas first, with his books the Purple Cow and Unleashing The Ideavirus both an amazing book I would recommend you to read. He’s big on sharing your ideas and standing out being a pack from the rest, He thinks we should all strive to be a Purple cow.Normal is boring and goes unnoticed. Imagine yourself on a farm with different cows all the same in colour and height, do you think people would stop in amazement? I doubt it. Now picture yourself on the same farm as a Purple cow different from the rest now that’s worth stopping and talking about. Your ideas are important because they matter to you no matter how outside of the status quo, they are digging deep and make your ideas come to life. Who knows you might just be the next big thing in your industry.
If you know me, you know that I’m a big Kanye West fan because of the visionary he himself is and how much he pushes for everyone to believe in their selves. In Kanye West 2015 VMAs speech where he received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, he said, ” It’s about ideas, bro. New ideas, people with ideas, people who believe in truth.” Putting your ideas together, creating your stories as you go by doing what you love and what you’re passionate about. As individuals, it’s important for us to share your ideas and stories you may never know who along the way you might inspire.
I will be definitely sharing my ideas and stories with the world, I hope you do too.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ” ~Marianne Williamson