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Seth Godin Thinks You Should Stop Waiting For The Right Moment

October 18, 2016

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I’ve been a big fan of Seth Godin for years. I adore his books, his blog, his perspective on the world, and his provocative-yet-loving nature. Seth’s recent work, What To Do When It’s Your Turn, is a must-read for every entrepreneur who struggles with self doubt, fear of judgment, overcoming failure and, ultimately, wishes to find your true calling.

Among other accomplishments, he’s the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world, has been on the internet since 1976, and invented permission based email. [Interesting aside, if you’re an MF Insider, permission based email is likely the reason you’re reading this right now.]

Last year, I had the chance to spend time with him during a Shopify event at Necker Island. We ziplined across the canopy of palm trees, talked marketing over early morning breakfast, and splashed around in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.

I found him even more joyful, magnetic, and straight-up fun than I imagined. Yes, Seth Godin’s books are brilliant and thought-provoking. Yes, his daily blog is awe-inspiring. But who he is as a person — how you feel in his presence — that’s what impressed me most.

Seth is our guest today on MarieTV. This conversation is packed with actionable insight, so pour yourself of cup of something delicious and grab a journal. Because you’re about to discover:

  • The reason why trying to find your passion is nonsense
  • A behind-the-curtain look at why Seth blogs daily. HINT: it’s not to get more readers or sell more books
  • Writing advice: what to do if you’re afraid of being judged for your ideas, or afraid you’ll run out of ideas
  • Productivity: how Seth manages not to get overwhelmed by email or external demands and how that’s related to side-stepping common productivity killers like polishing and perfecting
  • The two kinds of quitting that are valuable for every creative
  • Seth’s approach for dealing with setbacks and disappointments
  • Why we all need to stop waiting for the ‘right moment’ and…
  • So much more!

Here’s the link to Seth’s post on Buzzer Management, as mentioned in the show.

Now, we’d love to hear from you. What’s the most significant insight you’re taking away from this conversation and what specific action will you take to bring it to life? Let me know in the comments below.

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The right moment is now; the world needs your unique contribution.

With all my love,


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