Even More Thoughts About Seth Godin — One Honest Indie

Here’s yet another in a series of thoughts I had while reading Seth Godin’s blog:

About “Effort”

Focus on things that matter when doing your work. Specifically, the quality of your work. Don’t waste time on shortcuts that lead to problems down the road, thus creating greater expense.

You can have it good, you can have it fast, or you can have it cheap. But you can’t have all three.

PS: I assume he meant “unusually high call volume”.

Here’s a link to the source.

About “An illusion of scale”

Bigger isn’t always better. More isn’t always enough.

To go really big, you need time, resources, and effort. Before you can do that, you need to know why you’re doing it. And quit wasting time doing stuff that does nothing for you. You or anyone else, for that matter.

Here’s a link to the source.

About “‘They were all bored to tears waiting to hear something they knew’”

New ideas are often misinterpreted as bad ones, I guess.

PS: But “Stairway to Heaven”? Have you not seen Wayne’s World?

Here’s a link to the source.

About “The test kitchen mindsets”

Quit agonizing over your click rates, your likes, your followers — the analytics. All of it.

Just do it and see if it works. If it fails, learn from that and keep going.

That’s the definition of an innovator.

PS: Reading this will not do the work for you. Writing it certainly hasn’t done it for me.

Here’s a link to the source.

About “What will you leave behind?”

Your desire and incentive to do a particular type of work will change over time. As you change and grow, you need to let go of old ways. However, even this new beginning will lead to another end.

PS: In twenty years, I might be dead.

Here’s a link to the source.

About “Afraid of afraid”

Don’t be afraid of being afraid. And don’t worry so much. If you aren’t afraid, you’re really paying attention to current events, are you?

Here’s a link to the source.

Originally published at https://debbimackblogs.com on July 5, 2022.

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New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.

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Debbi Mack

Debbi Mack

New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.