Doing The Pixar Pitch [Becoming a Creative Ninja Master]

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Evolve the world with you in it. [The Story about Me]

We can all become better at mingle. Even if some of you are pros already there is still more skills to master. Here are some pro tips in English and in Swedish.

Almedalen [Escalating the Network Society]

Today I have been planning my trip to Crown Mingle event here in Sweden: Almedalen. Everyone who is the slightest interested in changing society here in Sweden should go there. So in preparation I have been listening to the Swedish podcast Almedalen Sherpas about making the most about your stay there. Especially episode 10 about how to mingle.

ONCE UPON A TIME [The Pixar Pitch]

I have also been Listening to Daniel Pinks tips for for pitching your self or an idea. One of the tips are the The Pixar Pitch or the Story Spine. Here is a basic outline of it. Try doing it in the voice of the American Trailer Way.

ONCE UPON A TIME____________, EVERY DAY___________,
ONE DAY____________, BECAUSE OF THIS_____________,
BECAUSE OF THIS_________________,
UNTIL FINALLY_____________________.

Holistic Thinking Ninja

Creative Ninja Master – Holistic Thinking Ninja

So I must create a story of me. One that they will tell in thousands of years to come. I will bring about my storytelling voice and go:

ONCE UPON A TIME There was Creative Ninja Master living on Planet Earth,
EVERY DAY He would train his Creative Ninja Skills,
ONE DAY He realized that his skills could make an impact on the World,
BECAUSE OF THIS he set forth to Architect the Transformation of Society,
BECAUSE OF THIS The New Network Society is now on the right track towards a sustainable future,
UNTIL FINALLY WE all learned how to live together sharing our resources and our knowledge in an epic quest to make Earth the best place in the Universe to live.

My Future Diagram [Social Ninja – Gamer – Futurist – Demon Dancer]

I also did a Future Diagram the other day about my Future. I should make more of those. Here are mine:

Social Ninja - Hardcore Gamer -  Future Philosopher - Demon Dancer

Social Ninja – Hardcore Gamer – Future Philosopher – Demon Dancer

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Journey #Blogg100

#000 [‚ąě]
The Life you Lead [Do Great and others will follow]

@MikuMaria and @LordSillion on their way to the meetup

@MikuMaria and @LordSillion on their way to the meetup

 

I’m now on my way to the Crescendo of the Blog 100 challenge. The final Meetup in Stockholm. On a journey towards a goal. But I will never reach it. Be cause it’s now. And Right now I’m focusing on the journey.

Check out he pictures from the #Blogg100 2013 meetup.

Hey Tomorrow – Fuck you – And your friend Yesterday.
You can never catch me. Because I’m now, I’m now, I’m now, I’m now… Mindless Self Indulgence and LordSillion

As you travel trough time 2 things are always true:
It is always now
and
The now that was just moments ago is different from The Now – Now

This leaves you with 3 options:
1. Fight Change
2. Embrace Change
3. Architect Change

I choose door number 3. I choose to be an Architect of Change. Time’s own Agent. On a mission to change the Universe. But of course it’s all a lie. No one really wants change. The brains goal is to go down the most efficient path on running your systems. Everyone Wants Better, No One Wants Change.

So lets change things to the “Better”. Together

It’s about the Journey [London Real FTW]

I have written some post about my new-found love. The Podcast London Real. Their motto is: It’s about the Journey. They have some really great talks about what matters most in life with som really great thinkers like Jacque Fresco and Steven Pinker.

It’s not about how much money you make. It’s about what you do with every living moment of your life. The people you help. The thoughts you have and share. The experiences you create for yourself and others. The Life you lead.

Lets set out to lead others on our journey towards a “Better” Life on planet Earth. What else is there that matters?

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

The Spring is My Love #Blogg100

#001 [I]
Fill my heart with delight [The Spring in me]

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It is I!
It is I who has been holding back the spring this year. But now I am ready to release it.

So here you go. Enjoy spring while it lasts. Every minute of it.

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The Spring is my love
There’s a spring rezzling in the trees
Fill my heart with delight
Rebirth of all kind
Sceneries witch fulfill my soul
Which will tranquilly last forever in my mind

The wind
the birds
the love
the air
the breeze
the hue
the spring
in me

The full version in mp3 format

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Gift #Blogg100

#002 [II]
What is Life? [Valar Morghulis]

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Here a Series of blogs that sums up what I think life is:

1. Life is a Game
2. Life is a Story
3. Life is a Puzzle
4. Life is a Trap
5. Life is a Lesson
6. Life is a Journey
7. Life is a Gift.

What is your life wish? [I wished I played more games with my friends]

Do you have a death wish? Not the kind where you wish to die… But the one you will wish you had done in your life when lying on your deathbed. According to Jane McGonigal these are some of the 5 most common ones collected by nurses from the dying in US.

  1. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
  2. I wish I stayed in touch with my friends
  3. I wish I let myself be happier
  4. I wish I had the courage to express my true self
  5. I wish I’d lived a life true to my dreams, instead of what others expected of me

Most of you have probably seen Steve Jobs speech to Stanford graduates from 2005.

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Trap #Blogg100

#003 [III]
It’s a Trap … Life is a Trap … Let’s Get Caught Together ūüėČ

How do you embrace life and the hand that you have been dealt? What plays can you make? Can you swap cards? Is it a team game? What Defines a Win?

What is important? [And why don’t we do it then?]

I have previously talk about that Life is a Game in my series The Great Masquerade. Hell it’s even my life motto. And I got to put it on my Game of Thrones House banner:

Life is a Game

Life is a Game

But if we where the clear-headed gamers that could analyse every move before we make them. And then make the¬†most rationalized logical move to further our agenda and score. Then life would look very different indeed. Why can’t we do that? I say it’s because life is different kind of game.

Anyone can be an Agent of Change.
Every action changes something.
Choosing to do nothing is an active choice.
Jody Williams

Don’t grow up! It’s a Trap!

Yes Do Grow Up [Let’s get a Self-Transforming Mind]

Yes we do need to grow up. But not in the old boring way the old world think about it. But to get what Robert Kegan calls The Self-Transforming Mind. He gives an excellent talk about it on the RSA : The Further Reaches of Adult Development: Thoughts on the ‚ÄėSelf-Transforming‚Äô Mind.

Yes. At our current way in society only 1% of us, at the most, will reach this level around when they hit level 40. So herein lies a great challenge. We need to grow up. We need to grow up like never before to reach this level of mind and thinking.

As I see it, humanity‚Äôs greatest challenge in a globalized world can be put very simply: ‚ÄúHow can we learn to live in each other‚Äôs backyards?‚ÄĚ For the first time in the history of our species, a globalized world confronts us with a task for which a collection of Socialized Minds is inadequate. Such a complex challenge is unlikely to be met solely through better leadership, policies, or technology. I believe that it must be met through more complex thinking, and that responsibility is up to all of us. —¬†Peter W. Pruyn

Life is trap in the sense that we can only go forward. Don’t cling on to the past and the olden ways of system thinking. Let’s embrace a whole new level of our minds — Lord Sillion

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Life is a Story #Blogg100

#006 [VI]
The Age of Storytelling [We are the Pan Narrans]

We are living in the age of Storytelling. Never before has we been surrounded by so much storytelling. I just love to engulf myself in a good TV-Series. And now Storytelling is even becoming a thing when building you personal brand or in marketing. In a sort this blog is my Storytelling about who I am and what want to do with my life.

I usually see some TV-Series before blogging each night to get my brain spinning. Some of my current favorites include Game of Thornes, Revenge, Suits, The Borgias, Americans, Boss, House of Cards, The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries and Continuum.

If you have not read Jonathan Gottschall’s The Storytelling Animal yet you must do this. It’s available as a free audio book as well if you sign up for Audible.com using this link: www.audibletrial.com/D6G

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The thing that Sparked my interest in this 10 year ago was the book The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

Read my 2 previous blogs about Storytelling as well:

Engage in Storytelling – If you want to change the World. Use Storytelling!

Your story – This is your story

OH, YES. A VERY SPECIAL KIND OF STUPIDITY. YOU THINK THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IS INSIDE YOUR HEADS.
‚ÄôYou make us sound mad,‚Äô said Susan. A nice warm bed …
NO. YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN’T TRUE. HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME? — DEATH

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Puzzle

#007 [VII]
Be a Social Superhero [Solve our life’s puzzles together]

Today I have been at Social Media Club and a TweetUp in Gothenburg. Then I finished of by seeing Iron Man 3 with my best friend Tom.

The Social Media Club in Gothenburg is driven by @MikuMaria and it’s a fantastic way to meet & greet social people and discuss interesting topics during the lunch hour. Everyone is exceedingly open and friendly just like at the Unconferences WebCoast and SSWC.

Social Superhero

Lord Commander Sillion – Social Superhero

Build your personal brand online [Have a Strategy behind your actions]

The subject of today’s Social Media Club was How to use Social Media to get a new Job. It’s a very interesting subject as I am in need of new job my self. Moderator is Johannes Sundlo.

Some key points:

  • Set up a Strategy for what you want and can do.
  • Everything you do in Social Media. Especially in the public ones. Adds up to your personal brand online. The Story about you.
  • Staying on a job should be an active choice every day.
  • Be yourself. We are all humans.
  • Check out what your target job places are doing. Try to find common ground with them.
  • Contact your target personally by phone or direct contact.

Check out some Swedish blogs and the Swedish Bambuser video here: Söka jobb via sociala medier

Social Media Club GBG

Social Media Club GBG

Tweeeet, Meeeet and Haaaangout

After a very relaxing Energy Consultation and Massage at Energik√§llan, it was time for a TweetUp. A Tweetup is an event where people who speak on Twitter come together to meet in person. Usually it’s a very social event with people who really want to get together and chat about life in general or a specific subject that they have previously talked about online. Never pass up the chance to be social. This is how we build our new Network Society.

I have also been doing some Google Hangouts lately. This is great way to discuss an interesting subject online with people who you can’t meet in person with at the moment. It can be done at home with your favorite device or on the move somewhere with a decent internet connection. Video can be turned of if the bandwidth is too low. I do a regular Hangout with Johan Lange where we check in about how our life plans are going towards a “Leaner” tomorrow ūüôā

Try to find others online that you want to talk to and invite them to join a Hangout.

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Weld me together [All my parts must interconnect]

The evening finale took place in Never Never Land. The latest of Marvel’s movies is Iron Man 3. As you can tell from my blog I am a big Marvel Fan. The Avengers was my favorite Movie from 2012 and I’m a big fan of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. So I really had my hopes up for this movie. Tony Stark represents the Super Maker and Tinkerer we all look up to, part of him based on Elon Musk. It is far from a perfect Movie, but it does provide some thoughts about pursuing a True Purpose in life.

Find an Honorable path and stay True to it’s Purpose

Solve our life’s puzzles together [No one is alone anymore]

Life is a puzzle. I need you to put my pieces together and I will help you solve your puzzle. We don’t have to go through life’s journey alone. Start hooking up online in Social Media. Create places like Tweetups and Hangouts where you can meet and discuss life’s challenges and opportunities together. No one is alone anymore.

Let’s be Social Superheroes!

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Lesson #Blogg100

#015 [XV]
The Future of Learning [What must we teach our kids?]

Stefan Hyttfors was interviewed on Swedish Radio today saying with the irony implied:

Don’t let school get in the way of your studies [L√•t inte skolan komma i v√§gen f√∂r studierna] – Stefan Hyttfors

What he implies is that we learn all our life and some of the most¬†important¬†stuff are not taught¬†in school … yet.

Transforming education [Let’s do it together]

You may just have seen some of Sir Ken Robinson’s TED speeches. If you haven’t you should do it right now. Go on. I’ll be waiting here while you do it.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
‚Äē Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

– You learn by doing.
– You learn when it is fun.
– You learn when you know why and how to use your learnings.

Here in Sweden there have been the Event SETT dagarna with is a Swedish variant of the British BETT. Find all the Swedish blogs from the event here: Bloggers-Corner.  And here in Varberg we are going the the Event Skolvåren this summer to witch I am going.

There is an increasing number of teachers and¬†educators¬†that are¬†joining¬†up on events and Social Media to discuss and learn from each other. Why are they doing this? Because the politicians aren’t doing anything. So they are taking matter into there own hands creating events and discussions under hashtags on Twitter.

There is a Swedish Podcast discussing learning called Skolsnack. They sum up BETT the way you should sum up most conferences:

Not: How good was BETT? But: How great did you make BETT?

I think all educators should join small networks where they can discuss and share ideas. Here Google Hangout is an excellent tool to do this on a weekly basis.

New ways [New skills]

“Ideas only work when they travel in Packs and reinforce each other” —¬†Geoff Mulgan – Learning to Innovate

We need new ways to learn skills and we need to learn new skills. We can’t go on and pretend that the future will be like the past. We need to create a whole new¬†sustainable¬†world. And to do that we need teach our young how to live in this new world. So we need to gather up all the ideas we have on how to do this and discuss them and put them together. Let’s do this together.

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

“Life is a lesson you‚Äôll learn it when your through” ‚ÄĒ Limp Bizkit

Join the Masquerade

The Great Masquerade [We Must Change the Game!]

This is part of my series of The Game of Life: The Great Masquerade. Where I share my thoughts about how we can change all the “Games” we are playing in our societies. How can we make the Games more co-op. And what defines that you “Win” in life. Please feel free to share your thoughts.

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Masquerade in Revenge

What masks are you wearing? [Know thyself]

Have been seeing the Masquerade episode of Revenge tonight. It’s a very Meta since Amanda Clark are in fact playing a role herself all the time Masquerading as Emily Thorne.

All too often, we mask the truth in artifice, concealing ourselves for fear of losing the ones we love or prolonging a deception for those we wish to expose. We hide behind that which brings us comfort from pain and sadness or use it to repel a truth too devastating to accept. — Emily Thorne

When thinking of yesterdays post about Empathy I directly connect today’s post to the roleplaying part. What roles do we play in all social situations? Even if “You” aren’t doing anything your subconscious brain is full at work with fitting you in to your current tribe. Some are bad and others are very good at this Social Game that our brains play for or with us. Vanity is born into us.

Let the Masquerade commence [Who are you playing?]

They say that Life is defined by the roles we play. And if you joined us this hallowed evening, it can only mean you’ve played them well.
So Tonight leave your identities at the door, let our spirits inspire yours and may your ornate facades lead you to intrigue.
Let the Masquerade commence — Victoria Grayson

Even if you are trying to project your true self on the world you are still perceived through filters of reality when in contact with other persons.  You can never leave The Matrix.

Every human being has the responsibility to find the truth for one self ‚Äď Rainn Wilson

But when living in The Matrix we all have the responsibility to find and know our True Self. When you know thyself it is much easier to project your own Residual Self Image. All your actions is a form of Storytelling you do to portray that image. And even your own brain is telling this story for you. Start listening to what really is happening. Then you can get a chance of help the direction of your own actions. But remember that you only project yourself through the interfaces of your own body. Here modern media like the written langue and recently recorded audio and video has greatly increased our way to communicate our true self into the world. But it is still only a crude image.

There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind.
Like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality.
Sure, I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others.
But my thoughts and memories are unique only to me.
And I carry a sense of my own destiny.
Each of those things are just a small part of it.
I collect information to use in my own way
All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience.
I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries. — Major Motoko Kusanagi

When you play the Game of Social know your own masks that you put on in the Great Masquerade

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

episode #029 [XXIX]

Game of Life #Blogg100

#032 [XXXII]
How do you play? [What is a win in your life?]

Life is a game our brain plays from cradle to cradle. Within that game there are many smaller games that we play along the way. Let’s find out more about how I think the game is played. I call the game: The Great Masquerade. What does it take to “Win” in this game and life. Please feel free to share your thoughts.

Cersei

Doing storytelling together [The way it has always been]

Tonight I had some of my closest friends over for dinner. But that wasn’t the main event for the evening. Later where where going to see the season 3 premier of Game of Thrones together. This event has been eagerly awaited by millions of fans all over the world. It has been promoted, discussed, hyped and analyzed. Much of it is made possible now thanks through the power of Social Media. It’s a fantastic new world we are living in already. Where the spread of ideas and discussion of them now transcends most old world barriers. And we are seeing just the beginnings of what we humans are capable of building together.

But what what of the actual event? As much as we now have started doing things together over social media there is matching for the experience of doing things together in the flesh world. Where we can smell “The pig shit” on each others. It’s was like we used to do it in the old-old world. It is a classic storytelling event around the campfire. We where all watching and cheering like children together. And after the story came to and end we instantly wanted more and started to discuss it.

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Here be Dragons [Or what do you wish for?]

What is so fascinating about Game of Thrones? Here is my take on it. It uses classic storytelling of protagonists and antagonists. But just when you think you know the hero from the villain something happens that cast a shadow on someone’s motives. Or the supposed true hero suddenly dies. It is similar to our world but is clearly on another planet with much weirder turn of seasons. And here clearly are magic that contradicts our scientific view of the world. And yet we all buy it like children in front of the fire. Like we are supposed to.

The art of Storytelling itself is done with such love of the craft. On a such a mastery level that you are left sometimes speechless after a viewing.

This is easily the best Storytelling I have ever experienced.

And the Game of Thrones the Music is one of the best ever made.

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Life is a Game

Life is a game [The 3 major games humans play]

And what about the moral of the story? What are we supposed to take with us? This is just what storytelling is about. Conveying morals and teaching us stuff. Don’t you ever think that stories are just silly tales for children or a temporary distraction from what is real in life. Then you have not been listening. Stories is the very way your brain runs. All your conscious thoughts are just a story your brain is telling for you. Your Story as I write in my blog.

So for me it is easy. Life is a Game with lots of PERMA in it. There are 3 games we play on our planet. They are:

Game of Social

Society is a big game. A game of social understanding, belonging and fitting in. To befriend everyone and to be popular. Most of us play this game within the current tribe(s). But for some chosen few it’s a game on a world stage. We all play it. For many it is a hidden game that the subconscious brain plays without us knowing it.

But some play it on a very conscious level. Some play it in the old world where many people still live. There it is a game of climbing social ladders. Where you play it with the other “players”.

Others play it in the new world, where it’s a game of flourishing in social networks. To do Social Good. And get the recognition for it. Here Social Media is a great tool to help you along. But don’t forget meeting all your contacts in person where the real magic is happening.

Let’s do Social Good!

Train your Empathizing skills and Join the Masquerade.

Game of Money [And Status]

This is the game that most people play. Most play it to keep their family fed, safe and happy. But there is large scale game of money that just escalates every year. More and more are getting into the game and stakes is getting higher every year. We will probably not stop playing this game in the foreseeable future. But we must change the rules. It’s already out of hand. Much because so much of the game is hidden or many steps removed from common life.

We must make the game transparent and we must change the victory condition for what a winning hand looks like.

We already know that once you have enough money giving you more money will not make you smarter or more creative. And you will not be happier. Quite often the opposite. It’s the innate feeling of belonging and status that trigger the hunt for money and what it buy us. Generating money by using money is a game in it self that triggers many game mechanics that reward us for our behavior.

Here we can change what gives us status and belonging to groups by making our actions open and transparent. When we can see what people spend their money on we can highlight what is important in life. We can give credits to people that does Social Good. In a modern designer boardgame money is usually just a mean to get you Prestige- and Victory-points.

We must change what gives Prestige-points in our society and life.

Game of Power

I have a previous blog about the Game of Power. Go on and read it! Instead of trying to gain power on the cost of others. We can make the game about who can pull with the greatest power towards a common goal.

Who can show the biggest Power of Strength?

“As we learn more about our own nature we can embark on a journey into our own soul. To play this new game of Power. Just like the stars in our Galaxy we can play this as collaborative game where everyone wins. Where we all pull together in the same direction. Just imagine what force we can amass when we pull together.” – @LordSillion

Let’s play tonight!

DJ Bailar ‚Äď Life Is A Game (DJ Anheim Floor Killer Club Mix)

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

House Sillion - Life is a Game

House Sillion – Life is a Game

House Sillion – Life is a Game #Blogg100

#038 [XXXVIII]
Peter Dinklage is the Man [6 days to go to GoT]

House Sillion - Life is a Game

House Sillion – Life is a Game

House Sillion – Life is a Game

In anticipation of the upcoming premier of Game of Thrones this weekend HBO has created this brilliant campaign that lets you create your own House sigil and motto: Join The Realm. Follow in on Twitter to #JoinTheRealm

Mine fittingly goes with what I talk much about here on my blog: A new Game of Power for you, Life is a Game

More Love

More Game of Thrones love. Westeros has a facebook page with whats going on.

Comicbookgorl19 gives the History of Targaryens.

Found out there was Swedish Premier of Game of Thrones tonight as well. First I miss it in New York last week and then I miss it here too.

Check out Peter Dinklage on The Daily Show.

[SWE] Lyssna också på podcasten Nördsnack Episode 4 om Game of Thrones av med Samuel Linde och Jakob Hultman.

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Peter Dinklage

@LordSillion