I come from a long line of merchandisers.
Every generation of my family, going back to The Great Depression, was in the business of promoting and selling their wares. Shoes, hard lines, cookware, apparel, gifts, closeouts, discount goods, problem inventories, they’ve peddled it all.
So when I started own company ten years ago, I followed suit. The only difference was, my product was intangible. As a writer, publisher, performer and consultant, instead of selling shoes, I sold ideas. I carried my truth to market, every day. And that meant I had an obligation to ask one question, over and over:
“What’s that called?”
And any time I witness something, I name it. I give it a phrase, a brand, a title, a label, a handle, a designation, a moniker or a signature.
For example, I wear a nametag twenty-four seven. And people are instantly friendlier. What’s that called? Approachability. Done.
I do this for a few reasons. Partly because it’s in my blood. When you come from a family of merchandisers, that’s what you do. You name things. Also, I want to do justice to the things I notice. When I see something that’s a beautiful reminder of what could be, I want to make it easy to share with people.
But the big reason I name things is, when you name it, you create the category. When you create the category, you set the standard. When you set the standard, you own the mindshare. When you own the mindshare, you become the superior voice. And when you become the superior voice, anyone who follows will be compared to you.
Coin a new word, create a new world.
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* * * * Scott Ginsberg That Guy with the Nametag Writing, Publishing, Performing, Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org
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