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The intuitive type of digital communication. The Buddha

Surely you have encountered this digital communication archetype before and perhaps you even own a significant degree of this communicative version of yourself. 😊 Especially in recent years, it has been and still is considered trendy to create everything that is made, produced and presented online entirely based on your own intuition. ✨🌺💖 “I just follow my joy!” are usually very familiar words here, although - and this is precisely why it's worth writing a whole blog post (and a lot more 😅) about it - intuition in digital communication or “the feeling” is not always the same as intuition or the gut feeling that truly guides you. (And yes, we actually have such a sense in our bodies).

So this 2nd part of the 10-part communication archetype series is about the very exciting question of how you can deal with this archetype part in yourself (especially if it is the dominant part in you) in such a way that it really helps you move forward and doesn't lead you onto a spiritual sidetrack. 😘 But more on this in the following lines.

For more information about the background to the 8 digital communication archetypes, I recommend you to check out the first part of this blog series. And if you're curious to find out how much “The Buddha” is a part of you or whether he is your dominant archetype, take the free archetype test and discover more about your digital communication type and its gos and no-gos. 😊🤘🏴‍☠️

With this in mind: Welcome to the dark side of digital communication! 😎

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Here is an overview of the topics covered in this article:

  • Why the intuitive communication archetype cannot leave their comfort zone or only with difficulty and does not see the next step to go
  • Why your intuition needs some coaching and a “good feeling” in your communication is not enough
  • How to release the brakes and really push the limits of your comfort zone
The intuitive type of digital communication. The Buddha

Why the intuitive communication archetype cannot leave their comfort zone or only with difficulty and does not see the next step to go

At first glance, “The Buddha” may seem a little out of place and esoteric as a title for a type of communication in a model for the self-employed and entrepreneurs. But that is mistaken. When you get right down to it, “the Buddha” is much more the most honest and, in its best version, the clearest profile of the 8 digital communication archetypes. This not only makes them calm in situations in which others really go for the drama, but also means that IF they do something, they do it right. They work in some kind of binary way - according to the principle of yes or no, on or off, 1 or 0.

It is not a profile with many different aspects. Either absolutely nothing happens. Or it's all in. (My metaphysics and human design nerds may already recognize that this is some kind of grounded and earthbound energy that often shows up in the 1st line. 😉

But what does that mean for this communication archetype? Quite simply, either you are 100% in the flow and ride the waves as they come to you. Or you're just bumbling along in a pseudo manner, avoiding all the waves that don't match your current self-image and sense of self.

So, now a question for you. When was the last time a challenge - or written in slow - a “challenge like CHALLENGING and wanting to grow”... So when was the last time a challenge felt like something you could easily and effortlessly slide off on one butt cheek? Honestly.

A challenge is always something for which you can come up with two or three good reasons within seconds as to why you shouldn't take it or why now is not the right time.

Important: I am not talking about taking any risk without thinking, simply because it is a risk. I'm talking about the fact that this communication archetype creates content, develops programs and online courses through its pseudo kind of flow, but because of all the flow, they avoid the topics that would actually take them to another (entrepreneurial and personal) level of existence - such as honestly dealing with your KPIs, basic building blocks for stable customer relationships or for a business model that you can scale.

What happens to many entrepreneurs with “The Buddha” as their dominant archetype is that they forget what it feels like to step out of their communicative comfort zone. To be as honest as they really are, to be as loud or as quiet as they really are. Instead, they have settled into a communicative self-image that is “just flowy” but completely powerless.

I've been there. 😘

A challenge is always something for which you can come up with two or three good reasons within seconds as to why it s better not to take it on or why now is not the right time.

Why your intuition needs some coaching and a “good feeling” in your communication is not enough

When you have the idea to talk about a topic for the very first time and share your thoughts freely, it feels amazing for most people. You're proud of the awesome shit that just popped into your head. - And then...

Depending on your background and upbringing, this joy only lasts a few seconds when the ground on which your idea would fall is like a boiling river of lava. Some people these thoughts (almost exactly the same!!!) only occur to them after months of preparation, when they are standing on a large podium in front of an audience. The first is called the impostor syndrome and is treated by psychiatrists and coaches. The second is called stage fright and in the world of public communication tends to be part of everyday life, which is often appreciated with words such as “break a leg” or similar.

Both situations are about this:

  • Step 1: You have an idea.
  • Step 2: You decide to make this idea a reality - simply by talking about it.
  • Step 3: You ask yourself whether you really want this reality.

Each of these 3 steps is associated with a feeling. And depending on who you ask, it's all “gut feeling” somehow. But which one is “right”. Is it the one with the enthusiasm for the inspiration of the idea? Is it the feeling associated with the decision to say “Yes, I'll make something out of it”? Or is it the feeling that compares your current reality with a possible reality?

At this point, it is important for you to know that feelings are always a mirror of your past and bring trained patterns in your body , your behavior and your communication out of their hiding place. Nowadays, people also like to say “You're being triggered.” 😊

In other words, the line between us rational beings and the paramecium suddenly becomes very, very thin. 😅 Nothing to do with evolution and personal development. As programmed, we simply avoid the next “better” version of ourselves because - apart from a few possible fantasies - we don't even know it and (no matter what comes along) it can only be unpleasant, unknown and require “work”.

This is exactly the mechanism why it doesn't feel good to address something that others don't even perceive as a problem. Or why it doesn't feel good to choose a new focus for your own company or to sell your own product or offer to customers.

That's all that happens. But it happens with the naturalness of millions of years of human evolution.

Well, and because you may have noticed that we have all evolved - in most cases at least 😘 - beyond the level of a paramecium ... 🦠😁

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How to release the brakes and really push the limits of your comfort zone

Wohoo!!! Good news. You, me and all of us wouldn't be here if we had relied on our paramecia mode. And that's a completely natural process too. 😊

It's not without reason that there are so many adventure stories and entire films, series and novels - both real and fictional - that deal with how to experience, see and feel what you haven't experienced, seen or felt before. A Hobbit begins with an unexpected journey. The Voyager is transferred to the other side of the galaxy by an alien species with no option of returning home soon. A young boy sets off - even though he can't swim - and gathers his crew to find the One Piece and become king of the pirates.

Yes, these are all stories. But they are stories that we are excited about, that we want to see continue. Will Bilbo Baggins come home safely? Will Captain Kathryn Janeway bring her crew back to the Alpha Quadrant and Earth? Will Ruffy find the right people for his journey on the Grand Line?

None of these or any other stories that we label “good” come about because the protagonists only do what feels good. They hesitate, they doubt, sometimes they are even angry with themselves - and yet they take a step that seems illogical, is viewed strangely and criticized by relatives, colleagues or experts. 🙄

So now back to “The Buddha” - incidentally also a character who, according to the story, was raised and grew up in pure security and good feeling. We all associate a certain image of inner calm and peace with this character. But the only reason we know the story of Buddha at all is that he left his safe world without pain and without sorrow. Not to experience suffering. But to make his experiences.

This is exactly what distinguishes the pseudo-flow variant of this communication archetype from the 100 percent flow+impact variant. The former practises so-called “spiritual bypassing” and in their personal feel-good castle they wait for the castle to change and the world to walk into their living room. But that's not quite how receiving works. 😋

You can open the door to your house. And even better: you let the people out there know that this door is open AND (this is the point where most people fail) will STAY open permanently.

And yes, then a lot of things, people and situations come to you where you just ask yourself - “Oh dear, did I want that ...? 😅” But that's okay too. Because this is the only way to learn where you actually stand right now and what interactions you are actually involved in - communicatively, unconsciously, consciously, energetically, entrepreneurially. And only then will you find out where the next limit of your comfort zone really lies ... So and THEN listen to the parallel panicked screaming of your supposed gut feeling that makes you feel sick and sad and makes other emotions from a long time ago (but long after the paramecium 🙃) boil up like lava inside you. Well, and at the same time you're kind of happy. Because it's clearly in front of you, your one next step. Not more. One is enough. - And despite all the fuss, it still makes you want more. The next step - and the next, etc., where it doesn't really get quieter, but you gradually learn to hear everything in the right soundbar setting.

With this in mind:

We'll see each other on the Dark Side of Digital Communication. 🚀🔥✨🏴‍☠️💖

Lovely Greetings,

Platti 💛😉🌺

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Platti Lorenz
Platti Lorenz
Hey! I'm Platti and I support entrepreneurs and business founders in building sustainable long-term communication for their online business. 😁🚀 My focus here is primarily on the strategic and communicative basics. This is because many online entrepreneurs start with tools and marketing methods that are not yet suitable for their current level of business (e.g. new business, digital market development or community building). (I know, the market still teaches this somewhat differently until yesterday. 😅) Instead, there is often a lack of simple basics that save time, money, energy and, above all, nerves and lead much more easily to regular sales via the digital business. 😊💖 That's why I would like to close this gap with my blog "Dark Side of Digital Communication" and my work as a coach & consultant for long-term digital communication. 😉🏴‍☠️🔮
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