It's embarrassing being the fan of something, and posting links to it.
But banking these in one place, with a little clip from each one,
so I can find them again...
The stories we tell ourselves
"I'm too old to make a difference, take a leap, change the game..." (Sometimes, I hear this from people who are 27 years old).Full post here
This is a seductive story, because it lets us off the hook. Obviously, the thinking goes, the deck (whichever deck you want to pick) is stacked against me, so no need to even imagine the failure that effort will bring. Better to just move along and lower my expectations."
People are real, but the crowd disappoints
"Every crowd, sooner or later, will let you down.Full post here
The crowd contains a shoplifter, or a heckler, or an anonymous boor who leaves a snarky comment.
...Scale is overrated again and again."
Five steps to digital hygiene
"Washing your hands helps you avoid getting sick...Full post here
Turn off mail and social media alerts on your phone.
Don't read the comments. Not on your posts or on the posts of other people. Not the reviews and not the trolls.
De-escalate the anger in every email exchange.
Spend the most creative hour of your day creating, not responding..."
Without a keyboard
"When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world?Full "Without a keyboard" post here.
It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet."
The beaten path
"Here's a common mistake: make something amazing and figure that people will beat a path to your door.Full post here
Or go to a retailer or a sales rep or a middleman and expect that they will offer your product or service to their customers and let you keep most of the profit.
The beaten path isn't something that happens to you, it's something you build. It's not something convenient, it is, in fact, the primary asset of your organization.
It's the last step, not the first.."
That full list of Seth Godin posts is here
Its Friday, time to add to my list of things that are Sacred and Profane... Comedy writing theory...
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