Design You

Today I realized that I get excited when I’m brainstorming and creating with someone. And mostly when we’re creating an experience for a group of people.

There’s just something about all the logistics, messaging and details that go into an event that creates a unique, memorable experience for people that I get juiced about. Maybe it’s something about the fact that the design of the details matters.

Ultimately, I’m a designer. I design experiences.

We all do, really.

But maybe the problem is that we are not intentional about it. We don’t design it. We just do it.

Everything we do creates an experience for someone else.

Even in private, we are conditioning ourselves, or doing something that creates our character, that then surfaces when we interact with others.

So, who do you want to be? What do you want others to experience around you?

Design your life. Design the experience of you for others.

You have the power.

That is exciting.

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TED 2009

If you haven’t heard about it, you should, which is why I’m just another voice spreading ‘ideas worth spreading’.

I don’t know the history or too much of the background, but TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and it is basically a conference of amazing presentations regarding a wide variety of topics, some from famous people, some from everyday people who have a unique story to tell.  The presentations are video recorded and shown on their website for free.

There are two major events, the one in the US just ocurred in Long Beach CA with some interesting stuff from Bill Gates, and the TED Global conference in London in July.

I’m sure they’d be an incredible event to attend, but with all the video, you’re almost there.

You now have a lot of video to watch.  (Don’t worry, many presentations are short.  Just start with a quick one.)