What I Learned From Seth Godin Last Week [2021W45]

This series is about Seth's most important ideas as compiled from his blog last week.

I'm a HUGE fan of Seth Godin's work. His blog, books, talks, and ideas are all gold for anyone who does anything creative or entrepreneurial.

This series is about Seth's most important ideas as compiled from his blog last week. I don't think you can learn too much about marketing, creativity, and life lessons from Seth.

Hope it helps you.

Optimism is a tool

(Posted on 8th November 2021)

Our choice of optimism or pessimism is a tool that permits us to solve problems more effectively. 

We can use it to produce enthusiasm, inspiration or hope for different projects.

The author suggests that we should think critically about whether our mood reflects the true impact of the situation on our lives and whether our mood might be an inaccurate response to some false information. He believes that this critical thinking will help us to make better decisions in each moment of life by allowing us to make better choices in each moment of life.

The thing about the oxygen mask

(Posted on 9th November 2021)

It is obvious from the post that people would rather not help others, so it is important to help others whenever possible. 

Seth also mentioned that the whole world might be like a giant oxygen mask: we could all be having trouble breathing and we would need each other to survive. 

Seth suggests that we should be mindful of other's actions and we should not judge other people harshly because they could be having trouble on their own and we could not notice it.

 School vs. progress

(Posted on 10th November 2021)

Seth argues that schools are designed to indoctrinate students to become good cogs in the machine. They want students to be obedient and to follow rules and norms. 

They discourage students from asking questions and from thinking creatively. They don’t encourage students to think freely and to try new things. They encourage students to be obedient and to follow rules and norms.

This mode of thinking is the opposite of progressive education. 

In progressive education, students are encouraged to think creatively and to ask questions. 

They are encouraged to break new ground and to try new things. They are always encouraged to be independent thinkers who are not afraid to take risks.

Seth argues that the industrial model of education is outdated and that modern educational systems should encourage their students to be independent thinkers and to break new ground.

Your big idea

(Posted on 11th November 2021)

Seth believes that people should focus on doing what they like doing and that they should not worry too much about what other people think of their ideas.

It is very difficult to express big ideas in such a way that other people can steal them and become successful in them. 

Seth believes that the reason why it is so difficult to do this is that almost no one sees what’s possible when big ideas show up. He gives several examples of big ideas: Amazon, Acumen, and Spike Lee’s first movie.

Therefore, Seth believes that people should not be too worried about what other people might steal their ideas and that they should instead focus on making their ideas bigger in order to have more people see them.

Reading scripts and pushing buttons

(Posted on 12th November 2021)

Seth wants you to know that there is a difference between reading a script and working with an actual human being. 

People who sell things over the phone waste their time because they do not treat their customers like human beings. 

They should spend more time listening to their customers and show some true concern for them, rather than just push hard to get them to buy something. 

The best salespeople are not the ones who follow the script but the ones who understand how to listen to what their customer is saying and respect what they have to say in return.

In search of poka-yokes

(Posted on 14th November 2021)

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing” or “error prevention.” 

Poka-yokes can be used to prevent mistakes in a system. 

They prevent mistakes that humans can make because they do not have perfect memories or perfect judgment. They prevent mistakes that are caused by forgetfulness or carelessness.

Seth believes that poka-yokes can help people to make their lives easier and more convenient. 

Poka-yokes are like safety locks and cut-off switches. 

They prevent mistakes from happening. 

Seth recommends using poka-yokes whenever we are trying to complete a task, such as driving a car, sending manuscripts to freelance copyeditors, or going to parties.

If you like this series, make sure to subscribe to get notifications of the next one.