Writing & Creativity

How to Show up and Do the Work (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It) with Seth Godin

November 2, 2020

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If you’ve been feeling stifled or stuck in your head, get ready for your creative floodgates to burst open.

Seth Godin, one of the most prolific writers on the planet — with 19 bestselling books and 7,500 blog posts written over 20 years of daily blogging — is here to spring you from your creative rut.

After I read his latest book, The Practice, pages and pages of new ideas poured out of me. It felt easy, expansive, ELECTRIFYING.

Tough circumstances? Motivation stalling? Feeling bleh? Seth says, “Creativity is an action, not a feeling. Your work is too important to be left to how you feel today.”

If you’re ready to dissolve your resistance and find the courage to keep creating no matter what the world throws at you — get your notebook ready.

In this MarieTV, Seth Godin dishes up aha moments like hotcakes on Sunday morning.

You’ll learn:

  • 4 words that’ll take you from amateur to professional.
  • A paradigm shift to get past your excuses.
  • How to release imposter syndrome — for good.
  • Why being authentic is killing your creativity.
  • How to find your true audience (and who to ignore).
  • How to know for sure when your work is good enough.
  • 2 questions to ask yourself before starting anything.
  • Seth’s trick to beat writer’s block.
  • Why going it alone never works.

Make sure you watch ‘til the end to hear Seth read a passage from The Practice that gave me goosebumps.

Hit play to watch now or listen on The Marie Forleo Podcast.

DIVE DEEPER: Do you love Seth as much as I do? Revisit our episodes on seizing the moment and marketing that works. Then get my ultimate guide to creating fresh content to turn your inspiration into art.

Now let’s turn those insights into action!

Are you sitting on any creative ideas, unfinished projects, or latent dreams? Seth says there are two things you must ask yourself before you start anything.

In the comments below, let us know what you’re working on this week, and then answer these questions:

  1. What’s it for?
  2. Who’s it for?

Whether you're cooking dinner for family or launching a new business, your answers will help you stay aligned with the purpose of your project and the person who’ll most benefit from your work.

Creative blockages happen when we forget who we’re serving and why. As Seth says, “Generosity subverts resistance by focusing the work on someone else.”

The world needs that special gift that only you have, whether you feel like it or not.


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