Seth Godin


American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker

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When you give something away, you benefit more than the recipient does.

With free information available for all, why pay $200, 000 for it?

You can get even more done if you give away credit, relentlessly

When access to information was limited we needed to load students with facts. Now, when we have no scarcity of facts, or the access to them, we need to load them up with understanding.

When you learn to listen to your fear, you?ve found a compass that can show you what matters.

With limited time or opportunity to experiment, we intentionally narrow our choices to those at the top.

You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it?s getting raised regardless.

When an artist stops work before his art is received, his work is unfulfilled.

When you see the world as it is, but insist on making it more like it could be, you matter.

Without leaders, there are no followers. Tribes are about faith - about belief in an idea and in a community. And they are grounded in respect and admiration for the leader of the tribe and for the other members as well. Do you believe in what you do? Every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy.

You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or you can devote it to the audience that came to hear you perform.

When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate.

When you set down the path to create art, whatever sort of art it is, understand that the path is neither short not easy. That means you must determine if the route is worth the effort. If it's not, dream bigger.

Work is nothing but a platform for art and the emotional labor that goes with it.

When exactly were you brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job?

When you work under the cloud of anxiety, the best strategy is to play it safe, because if (when!) it fails, you?ll be blameless.

Worldviews run deep, and they change the way we interpret events in the world, [and] the people in it.

When it is time for layoffs, the safest job belongs to the artist, the Linchpin, the one who can?t easily be outsourced or replaced.

When you?re doing hard work, getting rejected, failing, working it out?this is a dumb time to make a situational decision about whether it?s time for a nap or a day off or a coffee break. Zig Ziglar taught me this twenty years ago. Make your schedule before you start. Don?t allow setbacks or blocks or anxiety to push you to say, Hey, maybe I should check my e-mail for a while, or you know, I could use a nap. If you do that, the lizard brain will soon be trained to use that escape hatch again and again.

Wouldn?t it be great to be gifted? In fact? It turns out that choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. You?re not born this way, you get this way.

Tribes makes our lives better, and leading a tribe is the best life of all.

We can schedule for it. Thursday, April 3rd, 3:05? start something. We can train for it, plan for it, announce it, and even hire for it. If initiating is as essential to the modern organization as it appears, we better be doing all of that and more.

We need you to stand up and be remarkable. Be human. Contribute. Interact.

We're not going to outgrow our need for information.

Tribes need leadership. Sometimes one person leads, sometimes more. People want connection and growth and something new. They want change... You can't have a tribe without a leader - and you can't be a leader without a tribe.

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American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker