Seth Godin

Seth
Godin
1960

American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker

Author Quotes

You can?t?or you don?t want to? I?ll accept the second. It?s quite possible that you don?t want to. It?s possible that making this commitment is too scary or too much work?Perhaps you don?t want to because it feels financially irresponsible. I think that?s an error in judgment on your part, since becoming a is in fact the most financially responsible choice you can make.

You will not be doing great work if you can?t say, ?This is not for you.? If you are insistent on pleasing everyone, you will please no one.

You cannot create a piece of art merely for money. Doing it as part of commerce so denudes art of wonder that it ceases to be art.

You?re as capable as the next guy of insight, invention, or connection that makes a difference.

You don?t have to settle. It?s a choice you get to make every day.

You?re gifted, but you might not be gifted at what you?re doing right now.

You don?t make art after you become an artist. You become an artist by ceaselessly making art.

You?re not in charge. And your prospects don?t care about you.

You don?t need a keyboard to lead?you only need the desire to make something happen.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

You don?t start with the confidence of the company; you earn it.

Your best customers are worth far more than your average customers.

You don't commit to a venue or a medium or a technique. You commit to a path and an impact.

Your biggest failure is the thing you dreamed of contributing but didn?t find the guts to do.

You don't need a guru; you need experience, the best kind of experience, the experience of repeated failure.

Your content: Who is listening? Make something for them. If you make something that solves their problems, they?ll talk about it and tell others.

You don't need to convince everyone. All you need to do is motivate people who choose to follow you.

Your first mistake might be assuming that people are rational. Your second mistake could be assuming that people are eager for change. And the marketer's third mistake is assuming that once someone knows things the way you know them; they will choose what you chose.

You can win with consistent benefits, delivered over time. You win by incrementally earning share, attention and trust.

You get to choose the tribe you lead. Through your actions as a leader, you attract a tribe that wants to follow you.

Your generosity is more important than your perfection.

You can work for a company that wants indispensable people, or you can work for a company that works to avoid them.

You get to keep making art as long as you are willing to make the choices that let you make your art.

Your opportunity lies in finding a neglected worldview, framing your story in a way that this audience will focus on and going from there.

You can?t ? or you don?t want to? I?ll accept the second. It?s quite possible that you don?t want to. It?s possible that making this commitment is too scary or too much work? Perhaps you don?t want to because it feels financially irresponsible. I think that?s an error in judgment on your part, since becoming a linchpin is in fact the most financially responsible choice you can make.

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First Name
Seth
Last Name
Godin
Birth Date
1960
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American Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer and Public Speaker