Take Five / Give Five

I recently attended a conference called “The Art of Marketing”.  One of the speakers was Seth Godin.  I’m a BIG fan.  I love the way he thinks, and the way he helps me turn something on its side to see it differently.  I’m making my way through a few more of his books.  Less instructional and more eye-opening and thought-provoking I have to thank Seth for getting my mind unstuck and generating ideas.

One of Seth’s recent posts was a kick in the butt for me — it’s about taking five minutes.  That’s all.  I’m going to take a page from Seth’s blog and try the five-minute doing.  But first, I’m going to take a page from Seth’s blog and post it here:

(Enjoy… and take five!)

You rock

This is deceptive.

You don’t rock all the time. No one does. No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time. In fact, it’s a self-defeating goal. You can’t do it.

No, but you might rock five minutes a day.

Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone. Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before. Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).

Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters. Five minutes a day you might defeat the lizard brain long enough to stand up and make a difference.

And five minutes of rocking would be enough, because it would be five minutes more than just about anyone else.

Posted by Seth Godin on March 09, 2010 | PermalinkTrackBack (1)

(Thank you, Seth!)

Artist: Chrysti

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One response to “Take Five / Give Five

  1. SO FUCKING TRUE. And easy (which, as you know, is a real turn-on for me!)

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