What I Learned From Seth Godin Last Week [2021W46]

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.


Snowflakes and fingerprints

(Posted on 15th November 2021)

Seth compares two things: snowflakes and fingerprints. 

He says that, although there are many differences between snowflakes and fingerprints, snowflakes are very beautiful and interesting to look at because they have unique shapes and patterns. 

Seth wants us to think about how we can learn more about each person by understanding their unique characteristics rather than trying to treat everyone the same way or making assumptions about them based on what we know of them from other people's experiences with them.


Pushing, pulling and leading

(Posted on 16th November 2021)

Seth compares tug boats with leaders. 

Tug boats do not usually tug; they push. A leader takes his followers on a journey by leading them. 

The leader does not pull or push, he leads by example and example only. 

He does not force anyone to follow him, but rather calls out his followers one by one until everyone is following him, just like the birds in the flock follow their leader even though it would be impossible for all of them to pull or push each other at the same time


The stairstep and the curve

(Posted on 17th November 2021)

Seth believes that physical reality does not necessarily apply to human development or organization growth, because humans do not move from one state or scale or system level to another in one moment, but rather they move through many levels by leaps.


Prove them right or prove them wrong

(Posted on 18th November 2021)

This post compares the two ways of showing people that they were right. In one way, you convince them that they were right all along about their own ideas and dreams and wishes. 

In the other way, you show them that they were wrong but could change to being right by changing their ideas about a particular situation or situation.

Seth believes that a person can help people to see that they were right all along by showing them a better way of achieving their goals. 

Seth also believes this is not enough – we also need to know how to prove people wrong so we can encourage them to change for the better.


The CEO of you

(Posted on 19th November 2021)

We can learn from this example that we should be taking control of our decisions and not just following what we are told. 

We should be able to decide how we want things to go, instead of letting others make our decisions for us. We need to know the right things to do in order for us to make good decisions about what we will do in the future.


The expertise gap

(Posted on 20th November 2021)

We can compare this situation with the building of cars. Only a few people in the world know how to build cars, because it takes years and years of training to learn how to build them. 

If you don’t know how to do something, you should ask someone who knows how, instead of trying to figure it out yourself.

Seth suggests that expertise is earned through hard work and experience. For example, if you are facing cancer, you should try to find an expert in dealing with cancer who has spent many years studying it rather than someone who zoomed through some web pages about it.


The right tool for the job

(Posted on 21st November 2021)

We can use the correct tool to do the job we need or want to do. If you use the wrong tool, you might waste your time and energy if it is hard for you to use that tool. 

The best tools are easy to use and give us pleasure when we use them because they help us accomplish our tasks easily.

Seth recommends that we should ask ourselves if there is a better digital tool for doing what we want or need to do next in our lives, in each moment of life, in order to make our lives better in each moment of life. 

He believes that if we ask ourselves this question in each moment of life, then we might discover new ways of answering this question in each moment of life.


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