As I’ve mentioned before, I read Seth Godin’s blog every day (pretty mucy), and I’ve acquired the habit of reducing his blog posts to a single paragraph or two (sometimes more, sometimes less). The idea is that I’m giving you the gist of what he’s saying. They are intended to keep you focused on the most essential message he’s putting out in the world.
I haven’t counted how many of these I have, but I could compile them into a whole book or two, at this point.
The Essential Seth Godin.
How’s that sound? Like it? 🙂
Well, here are some more …
The easiest option is to imagine that we have no difficult options.
We often do.
Better begins with each of us, but it evaporates when we settle for less. Settling is rarely intentional, instead, it happens when we focus on other things.
Pigeonholes are best for pigeons.
PS: my new LinkedIn course is free this week.
PPS: This was posted on June 20, 2023. So …
The most exciting thing about professional project management is that it trades away excitement for systems thinking and intentional action. We make heroes out of people who show up with the last-minute save, but the real work is in not needing the last minute.
And it’s helpful to realize that it’s a skill, a choice, a set of tools to be learned, not something we’re born with. Very few successful organizations feel as though they’ve underinvested in project management. By the time a project is worth doing, it’s worth doing with intent.
Organizing your peers feels awkward. Who are you to invite three or four others to a weekly mastermind check in? Who are you to speak up about a new idea that isn’t obvious or easily defended (yet?). Well, if not you, who?
Thank you Steve, for the shout out, and more than that, for decades for showing us how it’s done.
PS: I second Steve!
Promotion might make sense after you’ve got all of this figured out.
PS: You need to click the above link to know what he’s referring to.