Seth Godin On Blogging Every Day

Seth Godin is a best-selling author and a prolific blogger.

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Seth started blogging in January 2002 – and he posts to his blog almost every single day.

He is such a strong proponent of blogging that he has even written:

“…committing to having a point of view and scheduling a time and place to say something is almost certainly going to improve your thinking, your attitude and your trajectory.

A daily blog is one way to achieve this. Not spouting an opinion or retweeting the click of the day. Instead, outlining what you believe and explaining why.

Commit to articulating your point of view on one relevant issue, one news story, one personnel issue. Every day. Online or off, doesn’t matter. Share your taste and your perspective with someone who needs to hear it.

Speak up. Not just tomorrow, but every day.

A worthwhile habit.”

I believe Seth’s advice definitely has merit.

We all tend to spend the bulk of our time consuming information – whether it is the T.V. shows we watch – or the Facebook stream we scroll through on our phone.

We habitually and passively consume content all day every day.

Maybe it is time for all of us to stop spending some much time consuming – and start spending a little more time producing….


Facing Challenges

I was interviewing a candidate of mine recently – and during the course of the interview – it became apparent that she had faced a number of challenges during the course of both her career and her personal life.

I asked her about her approach to facing the various challenges / obstacles that we all inevitably face in life.

She replied simply that; “Challenges are where experiences are born.”

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Image Courtesy of Creative Commons by © Daniel Wetzel

What a great answer – and what a great approach to life. Most of us prefer to take the “easy road” and prefer a path where we are most likely to avoid any obstacles.  And when we are faced with an obstacle – we mutter and curse our “bad luck”.

However, the person I had interviewed has a much different approach. She does not shy away from obstacles – in fact she relishes them.  She saw the various challenges she encounters not as a negative or a thing to avoid. Rather she sees them as opportunities to learn, grow and get better.

With a philosophy like that – it is easy to see why she has been so successful.

Margaret Wheatley Quote

One of my favorite quotes is from Margaret Wheatley.

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Image Courtesy of Creative Commons by © Torrey Wiley
Margaret wrote:
Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.
Whenever we are faced with problems – whether those problems are business-related or personal – we would all be wise to remember her words.

None Of Us Is As Smart As All Of Us

I just came across a great and motivating quote by Seth Godin today:
“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
I think his quote is spot-on.
While it is hard not be somewhat overwhelmed by the problems we all face on a daily basis…the reality is that as severe as our problems currently are…whether those problems are personal or professional…..if we all work together, collectively we can…and we will….find solutions.
That is why networking and working together with our colleagues is so important.
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Image Courtesy of Creative Commons by © Toffhoff
Remember this – No one single person is smart enough to solve all of our problems.
But all of us together are smart enough to solve them….