Inspirational Biz Tips from Seth Godin

A series of Business Tips from Seth Godin

Seth Godin (born July 10, 1960) is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker.  Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Godin graduated from Williamsville East High School in 1978. He received degrees in computer science and philosophy from Tufts University, followed by an MBA in marketing from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?
~ Seth Godin

.Are you stuck in thinking that life and the world is hard?

According to Seth, the world is really easy!  Or at least easy for us to be remarkable!

We become remarkable when we stop thinking small and realize we have capacity to do so much more.  Do you think that people like Seth settle for less?

Can you see any areas in your life where you have settled for less?  Did it help you create success in your life or cause you to give up?


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.
~Seth Godin

Creators create things — not copy others, but create their own unique designs.

I find it fascinating to see all the interesting and unique products I have represented over the years.  I guess part of that awe and respect is from recognizing my own limited artistic ability.  I am not artistic — at least not in real sense of the word!

Creativity is a gift!  And if it is a gift, why try to copy or even try to compete with your perceived competition.  No creativity there!

I really admire folks who come up with their own ideas and their own designs — or ‘invent (their) own method’, like Seth says.  Those of the folks who have become comfortable with their own creativity and their own greatness.  Those artisans are truly creators!!


I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.
~Seth Godin

Change is a two edged sword:  Hard but rewarding.

I think Seth is suggesting that we don’t try to be something or someone we are not during a time of change.  Because change can be painful at times, it is easy to try to hide our true self.

When we face adversity, we must stand on who we are and the principles we stand for.  What is the use in trying to emulate someone else?  We cannot be who we are not; nor can we expect to react differently than from the depth of who we are.

So what does this quote mean to you?


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