Adding more favourite posts from Seth Godin into the place where I keep my favourite Seth Godin posts...
But What Do People Really Think
Hint: You won't find out by searching for yourself on Twitter or Facebook. You won't find out by eavesdropping in the lounge, either. Or by reading the reviews.Full post here
The Worst Feedback Is Indifference
But all of this is the feedback we get when we touch a nerve and are doing work that matters enough to care about.Full post here
The Critic Stumbles
No one has ever built a statue to a critic, it's true. On the other hand, it's only the people with statues that get pooped on by birds flying by.Full post here
Critics and the Dip
But the real takeaway for me is how small-minded, snarky and downright mean the three judges are. Even (or especially) when they are surprised by his performance, they act as if they somehow deserve to sit in judgment of him.Full post here
Conservation of energy in conversation
If you escalate (cut off in traffic, angry at the gate agent, frustrated at your boss), you've just added (negative) energy to a conversation.Full post here
If you escalate (high-pitched enthusiasm, a hug, encouraging words), you've just added (positive) energy to a conversation.
Once the energy is added, it has to go somewhere. Often, the person you're engaging with throws it right back, or even increases it. A talented, mature person might take your negative energy and de-escalate it, or even swallow it and permit the conversation to calm down or end. But don't count on it.
All my favourite Seth Godin quotes are here
Pretend Staff Uniforms - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS
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