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!)
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.
(Thank you, Seth!)