Seth Godin

Seth
Godin
1960

American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker

Author Quotes

This notion that it is up to each person to innovate in some way flies in the face of the industrial age, but you know what, the industrial age is over.

The power of quitting is that it empowers you. Just like the Toyota assembly line that stops when a worker sees an inferior part, the willingness to quit when you get off track pushes you on the path to mastery. An organization that refuses to settle for average stuff is far more likely to make remarkable stuff. Stuff that powers through the Dip.

The search for the right answer is the enemy of art.

The power of this new era is simple: if you want to (need to, must!) lead, then you can. It?s easier than ever and we need you. But if this isn?t the right moment, if this isn?t the right cause, then hold off. Generous and authentic leadership will always defeat the selfish efforts of someone doing it just because she can.

The second person to install a urinal wasn't an artist, he was a plumber.

The problem when working with a coach isn?t that we don?t know what to do. The real problem is that we don?t want to change our mind.

The secret of being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal. The only thing that makes people and organizations great is their willingness to be not great along the way. The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.

The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way.

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.

The problem with working with a coach isn?t that we don?t know what to do. The real problem is that we don?t want to change our mind.

The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.

The question isn?t whether you are capable of godlike work. (You are.) The question is: Are you willing?

The smell of fear is the best indicator we have not to trust the other side.

The real problem when working with a consultant, a therapist or a coach isn?t that we don?t know what to do. The real problem is that we don?t want to change our mind.

The sound of a small bell during a dark night is louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour. Surprise and differentiation have far more impact than noise does.

The real shortage we face is dreams, and the wherewithal and the will to make them come true.

The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly.

The real success goes to those who obsess. The focus that leads you through the Dip to the other side.

The stuff you're putting online or in your blog or in your brochures or in your business letters is too long. Too much inside baseball. Too many unasked questions getting answered too soon.

The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven?t given them anything else to care about.

The reason they don't work has nothing to do with what's on the list of things to be done (or consumed). No, the reason they don't work is that they don't change habits, and habits are where our lives and careers and bodies are made.

The reason they want you to fit in? is that once you do, then they can ignore you.

The reason you might choose to embrace the artist within you now is that this is the path to (cue the ironic music) security.

The resistance is the voice in your head telling you to use bullets in your PowerPoint slides?It?s the voice that tells you to leave controversial ideas out of the paper you?re writing, because the teacher won?t like them. The resistance pushes relentlessly for you to fit in.

The people you?re hoping will hire you, buy from you, support you, and interact with you have more choices and less time than ever before.

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First Name
Seth
Last Name
Godin
Birth Date
1960
Bio

American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker