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A Golden Moment October 10, 2011

Filed under: coaching,Inspiration,Social Media — Johanna C. Nilsson @ 4:09 pm
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Sometimes you just gotta stop and absorb the moment. It is easy to run run run – there is so much to do 24/7 to somehow make everything happen. Especially if you are working on something exciting, nearly approaching…

Last Sunday I finally got a moment with my client, dear friend and outstanding paintor, Catrine Näsmark – on the run. Quick download of all the updates and decision of which pieces of art to display on the website home page, and shouldn’t there be another color of the logo – which is really Catrine’s art signature. The invitation was to go out the day after. The new website had to be up. Right then and there I just had to stop. Co-creation on the run, with a smile. This is a golden moment. There Catrine is, running on the treadmill in Stockholm, skyping me with her iPhone – and here am I sitting in my yoga clothes ready to walk out the door to the next yoga class in San Francisco.

How on earth did we get things done before without all this technology? And how wonderful it is that we can share what we love through it. In Sweden we say “Shared happiness, double happiness”. Well – used with that intention in mind – what is the happiness factor you can create sharing your joy through social media? I like that idea…

And with permission: this is how it looked like.

Catrine Näsmark Johanna Nilsson Herringbone Co-Creation

#Freedom of creation with impact. That was the mantra for this year. How would that look for you?



Oh yes – the logo color chosen was red – you would really like to see it, on a painting in your own collection – or maybe your own portrait ;). And the impact? Change the world with colors.


Saddened. Grateful. Inspired. October 6, 2011

Filed under: coaching,Entrepreneur,Inspiration — Johanna C. Nilsson @ 3:49 am
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Saddened. We just lost a very special individual of our time. Steve Jobs. You will be missed and forever remembered.

Grateful. The best thing that came out of having a burglary in my home 3 years ago, was to replace my PC  with a MAC. Grateful for how Apple has enabled me to run my own business  and do what I do – getting voices heard. Grateful for the expanded vision for the Herringbone software and platform. Herringbone, being a standard application on MAC and capturing stories of change worldwide. with an iPhone… in US, Sweden or… Africa.

Inspired. To create something wonderful and have the courage to follow my heart and intuition.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

Read this article on Mashable and get a dose of Steve Jobs inspiration. Let us all be inspired and ‘put a ding in the Universe’. What really matters to you?

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”


Your time is limited.


Light Will Guide You Home August 3, 2011

Filed under: Inspiration,Promotion — Johanna C. Nilsson @ 3:25 pm
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July 22, 2011. A day we will never forget. A day that made us all feel like Norwegians.

July 23, 2011. A day that made it even worse. When we understood the scope of it all. And couldn’t understand at all.

That day I went to Katrineholm in Sweden, for a unplugged concert with Anna Bergendahl. Sending love to Norway, she sang this song: “Fix you”. This Sunday she was in the morning news and performed the same song that I just found on Tv4 Play. Read more and play it here.

“Light will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you.”

Music heals. Music moves. When you feel sad, sorrow… or happy. Music can change the world, because it can change people.

If this will impact just one of you who reads or listens in a positive way – that would make me happy.

Light will guide you home,


I am sharing this song because I think it is beautiful, and beautifully sang by an artist I think who’s journey you would enjoy to follow from the early years. The only piece I would remove is the “fix you” part. I don’t think anyone need or should be “fixed”. But that is a minor detail. It is just the name of the song…


Begin Again January 13, 2011

1.11.11 Begin Again. If you would write a new chapter in your life…

Herringbone path

THERE’S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK – Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

Chapter 1

I walk down the street.

There is a hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place.

But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there. I still fall in. It’s a habit.

My eyes are open. I know where I am.

It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.


…. what would be the different path you would take this year? This quarter? This month? This Week? Today? Starting now? Just do it. Try it. What’s the worst that can happen? Or the best…? 😉





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