What would you call yourself?
I’ve always had this problem.
On one hand, you can call me a writer, a voice actor, and podcaster. On the other hand, you can call me a digital marketer, blogger, and someone involved in blockchain and startups. You could also call me a short story creator and narrator.
They’re all correct. But if you leave one part out, then it won’t be me: a piece will be missing.
Many of us hit that barrier when it comes to identifying ourselves. It doesn’t matter if it’s by label, purpose or field of interest, anything that we find fascinating becomes part of our lives. We play around and faill in love with it, stress over it, and accept as part of who we are.
We find out more about who we are by discovering more about what we like to do.
What if you like all kinds of things? It’s harder, right?
Clarity helps. I know, I’ve been there.
I’ve found the best way to describe myself.
Hi, my name is Norman!
I’m a polymath in progress.
I blend creativity, art and imagination into my career.
I start projects and businesses, and boost them with creative works.
I market products, write narratives, and add value through storytelling.
I inject ‘fun’ into everything really! I have two sides:
- Previously the Head of Marketing for a Japanese FinTech company here in Malaysia
- Provide freelance writing services including article writing, copy, and ghostwriting (eg. for influencers in the personal finance space!)
- Co-Authored an eBook on teaching the basics of Blockchain technology in simplified language. As a result, I gave a talk about applying blockchain technology to your business ideas to over 400+ students in Taylors University Malaysia! You can watch a snippet of it here.
- On my thought blog, Grey Nautic, I write on a variety of topics including Business, Communication, Creative works, and Self-development
- On Quora with 1000+ followers (thanks guys!), I share my experiences living in Japan, Australia, and touch on various topics such as Philanthropy and speeches
- Created a short story fiction podcast, Tempered Fables, garnering 1000+ listens in 20+ episodes so far
- Registered voice actor in Malaysia!
- Performed in various storytelling events within Malaysia (eg. Sweatheart, Pari Pari Di KLPAC)
- Under the pen name N.T. Cloever, made an Instagram Poetry account called Cloever Poetry
- Writes for a Quora blog called Tales for Answers, where answers are written like a story!
What do you need help with?
- Becoming a better communicator?
- Handling a creative business?
- Coaching and Consultation?
My only mission is to encourage the Polymath life.
More on myself below!