How Successful People Think Radically Inventively

How to think radically differently.

The only way to be genuinely successful – in your own eyes – and in the world in the long run, is to be genuinely inventive. Hi, and welcome to Inventicity, the channel where we combine inventiveness with felicity.

The topic for today’s video is how to think – and why to think – radically differently. We see in this world today so many copycats. We see so much of the same. Not only in education. Not only in entrepreneurship, but almost everywhere people strive to copy each other, to copy the most influential writers, to copy the most influential inventors. But that is not the way to succeed.

The best writers, the best philosophers, the best inventors – they have a characteristic in common and that is that they are able – they were able and are able – to think radically differently /…/ Watch video.

Cecilia Elise Wallin

Uplifting Self Care | A Relaxing and Uplifting Video from Sigtuna (Sweden’s Oldest Town)

Today it is Sunday, and the first snow has fallen. It’s a perfect day to make a relaxing and uplifting video.

Nothing is more uplifting and relaxing than going outside thinking about philosophy and writing. So today I’ll show you the outskirts of Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town. And give you my best tips for a relaxing and uplifting day. I’m also going to read my best relaxing and uplifting quotes and play uplifting beautiful music.

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The Art of Persuasion | AFOREST Techniques

According to Thomas Jefferson, it is a self-evident fact that all humans have the right to not only life and liberty but also the right to pursue happiness. The facts you use in your persuasive speech or text must not be facts acknowledged by everyone – you can just decide they are facts (and if you are convincing enough they might become facts).

A FOREST is a good acronym to remember when you are going to write a persuasive text, or a persuasive speech, or when you’re going to participate in a debate.

A FOREST is an acronym for alliteration; facts; opinions; rhetorical questions; emotions; statistics; and the rule of three. And these are some of the best techniques to use when you are trying to persuade someone. So let’s look at them.

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The Art of Persuasion | A FOREST Techniques

The Hero’s Journey – Master the Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Hi, I’m Cecilia Elise Wallin. I’m going to talk about a model for writing good novels and short stories. And also for writing very good persuasive texts and speeches. A model which is also very useful in advertising. Aristotle, who lived more than two thousand years ago, he wrote a great model for storytelling. And this model has been refined.

The Hero’s Journey

A common model used now is the model about the hero’s journey. I have been inspired by this model and I have out of it made my own model which I call “the hero’s adventure”. This is very much inspired and influenced by “The Hero’s Journey” as it is taught in books and videos.

The Hero’s Journey is based on Joseph Campbell’s model for describing mythology. I have interpreted the Hero’s Journey in my way and I call it the Hero’s Adventure. And I will describe it as I see it.  So I am going to talk a little bit about my interpretation of this model The Hero’s Journey. And I’m also going to add my own insights about storytelling and writing.

The Reader’s Journey

It’s very important that the reader identifies with the hero. And how do you construct a character with which the reader can identify? Well, give some of your own traits and some of your own faults to the hero. Or you can also use traits from a person you know well. At the beginning of the story, the hero is in his familiar known world. But he or she wants something.

The Hero Leaves His or Her Comfort Zone

So the story begins when the hero gets a mission or wants something and therefore leaves his or her comfort zone. So the hero departures into the unknown world, into the dream world, into the unconscious world. In this part of this story, the hero sets out from his comfort zone towards the land of adventure. Every good story follows the hero on his or her journey from the known to the unknown, and back.


On his or her way to the adventure, to the most difficult obstacles, the hero usually meets one or several advisors or partners – which are key figures in the conflict resolution at the turning point of the story.

The Peripeteia

The hero approaches the abyss, the most difficult obstacle in the story, and this is where the hero approaches the turning point where she or he tries to reach his or her goal.

At the turning point of the story, the tension intensifies. Will the hero manage to defeat the overwhelming enemy? Or overcome the overwhelming obstacles? In most stories hero succeeds and then the hero has to take advantage of his or her victory.

The Conflict Resolution

After his or her victory the hero returns from the adventure land to his or her familiar surroundings. She or he returns home. As the story nears its end, the hero returns home to his or her normal life.

But the hero, as well as the reader who has followed the hero’s adventures – they have gained insights and knowledge.

Overcoming the obstacles, the hero has gained new knowledge and insights. And also the reader has gained insights and knowledge.

And in the end, the hero must still be a character with which the reader can identify.

I’ve made this roadmap to help you write a great story.

© Cecilia Elise Wallin

STORYTELLING The Hero's Journey – Master the Art of Storytelling
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STORYTELLING The Hero's Journey

Intentional Living | How to Live a More Intentional Life


I’m Cecilia Elise Wallin and today I’m going to talk about what intentional living is for me. What does it mean to live with intention? The advice I will give in this video is based on what I think right now and how I live right now. You may agree or disagree, you are more than welcome to contribute in a comment below.

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How to Simplify Your Life to Get More Done


Find your own inner simplicity. Simplify your goals. And focus wholeheartedly.


Learn to say no.  Find ways to free up time for what you really want to do.


Identify what’s most important to you. Do the things you love. And spend time with people you love.


Live here and now, in the moment. Be cleareyed. Be kindhearted, caring, and supportive.

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How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
Read by Cecilia Elise Wallin

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

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Lines Written in Early Spring | William Wordsworth

Lines Written in Early Spring
By William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) 
Read by Cecilia Elise Wallin

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

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