Posts Tagged ‘Seth Godin’

Seth Godin is a marketing guru who sends out daily emails to people who are interested in hearing little tidbits he has to share with us on life, success, business and more. I like them because they’re usually very short (yet effective), and I can read them while I walk from my car to my office in the mornings.

One part of his message on September 22nd said something that instantly resonated with me.

Too often, the corporate world pushes talking points onto people, and more often than that, speakers and writers get nervous and they turn into parrots. The only reason to go through the hassle and risk of putting yourself out there is to be out there… you, not a clone.”

I’ve been writing this blog for over a year now, and I’m still trying to find my “voice”! I realize that while my voice will probably continue to change, I hope that the way in which I deliver MY message will always be MY voice.

The reason I think this is worth a unique post is so I can challenge you guys. Find YOUR voice. Find YOUR way of doing things. And once you do, stick to it fearlessly and without shame! Over the last 12 months or so, I’ve become SO much more comfortable in my own skin, I’ve begun “using my words” more to actually say how I feel about things, and it is such a great way to live!

With that being said, this blog is going to be more about ME and what I want to see. Now, I’m still 10000% interested in what you guys want to see or hear about or learn, but if I don’t get any ideas, questions or feedback, the posts won’t stop! I’m curious as to how you guys will react to me actually posting things that I want to see and not stopping myself because “no one else would care” about what I liked. I feel like there’s a part of you that comes here to see exactly that… what I feel, or like, or think.

So, here’s to me. And here’s to you. And here’s to our unique voices!

Here’s the link to the full post!

My good friend (and Executive Director of the Wren’s Nest House Museum in southwest Atlanta, Georgia), Lain Shakespeare, showed me a blog today that he really likes to follow. Less than 10 minutes into reading it, I already came across some wonderful material. The post I’m going to share with you today is entitled “Dancing faster than ever, but why?”, and is written by Blog master, Seth Godin (Check out his blog sometime, it’s awesome).

I am really posting this for the last 3 or 4 phrases he says. Most of us could probably replace his example (of someone who is not conforming to the “norm”, or what people “think” he or she should do) with one that is closer to home, but the message remains the same:

There will always be someone telling you that you’re not hip enough, famous enough, edgy enough or whatever enough. That’s their agenda. What’s yours? Shun the non-believers.

Take a stand for what you believe in, and pursue it shamelessly. If you know in your heart that something is important to you, why would you not give it 110% of your being… every single day.

Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi once said:
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

If you believe in a cause, you’ll get back up stronger every single time. Pick one thing in your life that you’ve been putting off because of fear and change it. Today.

I’m interested to hear what you chose, and how it’s changing. Let me know.