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Insanity or a new model?

I just read this in Seth Godin’s post titled “Time for a new model?”:

The thing is, when your model doesn’t match reality (when you have trouble predicting how your investments will do, whether a sales call will resonate, whether a presentation will work, whether a new hire will work out) it’s tempting to blame reality.

What is that old adage about insanity and doing the same thing over and over?

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Mindsets

“When we say we have no choice, we feel trapped and we are powerless”

Here is a great perspective on saying you have “no choice” about something:

When we say we have no choice, we feel trapped and we are powerless. That’s no way to do our work every day.

Read Seth Godin’s “No Choice” for more.

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Business and work Mindsets

Just start something

Just start something. How often do you not begin something or release something because you are waiting for perfection to materialise? I do that far too often and it is the reason why I have so many projects that barely had the time to sniff oxygen before I packed them away deep in my “I had a cool idea for something” drawer.

Seth Godin published a great post the other day about this sort of thing:

Waiting for the thing that cannot be improved (and cannot be criticized) keeps us from beginning.

Merely begin.

Yesterday’s post titled “The slippery slope” touches on a similar theme although I don’t think I quite understand what he is saying (even though I have a feeling I agree with him):

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Business and work Mindsets

“Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken”

I dipped into my unread Seth Godin items and read his post titled “Freedom and responsibility”. Like most of his daily posts, it isn’t long but it is worth reading. These two paragraphs stood out for me:

Responsibility without freedom is stressful. There are plenty of jobs in this line of work, just as there are countless jobs where you have neither freedom nor responsibility. These are good jobs to walk away from.

Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken.

Read “Freedom and responsibility”:

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Mindsets People

Confused about busy

I still use RSS feeds for most of my reading and one of the feeds I enjoy the most is Seth Godin’s. I think I tend to save a few dozen of his articles for when I most feel the need for extraordinary inspiration and then dive in. His post titled “Two kinds of busy” is one which is going to take a little time to really sink in. This suggestion is particularly intriguing:

if what you’re doing isn’t working, if you’re not excelling at what you set out to do or not getting the results you seek, it might be because you’re confused about what sort of busy is going to get you there…

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Mindsets People

I'm not sure there's any number of Facebook likes that can replace a hug.

I’m not sure there’s any number of Facebook likes that can replace a hug.

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Events and Life Mindsets

If you are afraid, you're on the right track

I love this paragraph from Seth Godin’s latest post titled “Fear, scarcity and value“:

The shortcut is simple: if you’re afraid of something, of putting yourself out there, of creating a kind of connection or a promise, that’s a clue that you’re on the right track. Go, do that.