“We are encapsulating the essence of who you are today and delivering that to
the future.” – Danny Shannon, Founder at Encapsulator
How do you feel about facing a camera, having a conversation with yourself, and
expressing your vulnerabilities, feelings, thoughts and emotions out loud?
Maybe your first words are… “no way!”
Initially, our users thought so too. However, what we have witnessed is, like any
new experience, it was challenging at first. It gets easier as time goes on and
eventually, they let down their guards, fear of judgement and apprehension only
to embrace the experience.
These are the 5 ways that Encapsulator can make an
effective difference in your life.
1. Kick that negativity to the curb
Are you a Negative Nancy or a Downer Dan? It’s okay to have pessimistic
thoughts every once in a while – it just means you are human.
Although, all that gloomy vibe is not doing you any good. You deserve a few extra
servings of positivity and for that, you need to embrace change.
With Encapsulator, we encourage our users to remind themselves of the good,
better and the absolute best rather than just be bogged down by the worst.
You could wait for the universe to show you a sign and tell you everything is okay
or this can come from YOU.
2. Evaluate and audit your life from then to now
It’s no lie that time doesn’t stop for anyone.
From meeting your long lost friends to looking at old photographs – we are all
taken aback by the crazy journey we have been through. Some of us have diaries
or journals to document the life we have led, and others rarely have any
When I was going through a transformational journey in the past, I wished I had
tangible reminders of where I was to where I am today – and Encapsulator was
born out of this need.
For instance, ever since I realised the inherent value of the heart-warming
experiences thanks to my time capsules, I have been documenting my business’s
journey for over 20 months now.
Here’s how: I have captured more than 130 business
meetings where I ask two questions –
What’s important to you in your life presently?
What would you like to say to yourself in another 3.5 years when this time
When it is time, I will send it across to the very same amazing people I had an
opportunity to interact with.
3. Be uniquely and unapologetically you
In the 21st century, with so much happening and constantly changing all around
us, competition, goals, desires and challenges are galore.
We are often too hard on ourselves and lose ourselves in the daily hustle we call
When was the last time you –
– Had a worthy one-on-one with yourself
– Expressed yourself on camera with a non-professional motive
– Said things out loud without judgement
– Spoke your mind and let it all out
– Were truthful about how you really felt
– Sat down willingly on the “hot seat” to answer some revealing questions
Are you ready to leap?
4. Knock, knock. Who’s there? The long-term goals you have
Long-term goals help you stay focussed, grounded in your reality and lay down a
path. If it’s that important, why is it so difficult to achieve or to remember?
We have collaborated with a psychiatrist who is in search of an answer for why
we are more likely to achieve short-term goals rather than long-term ones and
how we can change this.
He has been using Encapsulator twice a day, for over 3 months and in his
findings and progress, he believes the platform helps users revisit long term
goals often and this, in fact, can help them work towards achieving their goals.
5. You think you know what you said or did. But do you,
When you are done recording, the time capsule instantly disappears away into
our secure vault, the countdown begins and you cannot play it until the timer runs
This means, when you watch the video, it is an experience in itself – your raw,
real, and authentic self from years ago.
It is a reminder of that bygone day and time that you may or may not remember
all too accurately. It is a reminder of your feelings, thoughts, and phase.
It is the open truth about your journey.
DID YOU KNOW:
Jonathan, one of the managers at the time at Glebe House, suggested the name “Encapsulator” during
our first pilot program.