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  • #1
    Seth Godin
    “The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

    Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

    The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

    Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

    I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

    The job is not the work.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #2
    Seth Godin
    “Here's the truth you have to wrestle with: the reason that art (writing, engaging, leading, all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can't tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there'd be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map. Don't you hate that? I love that there's no map.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #3
    Seth Godin
    “An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #4
    Seth Godin
    “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #5
    Seth Godin
    “Perhaps your challenge isn't finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #6
    Seth Godin
    “The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
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  • #7
    Seth Godin
    “Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

    What makes someone an artist? I don't think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while swell people, aren't artists. On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin was an artist, beyond a doubt. So is Jonathan Ive, who designed the iPod. You can be an artists who works with oil paints or marble, sure. But there are artists who work with numbers, business models, and customer conversations. Art is about intent and communication, not substances.

    An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.

    That's why Bob Dylan is an artist, but an anonymous corporate hack who dreams up Pop 40 hits on the other side of the glass is merely a marketer. That's why Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, is an artists, while a boiler room of telemarketers is simply a scam.

    Tom Peters, corporate gadfly and writer, is an artists, even though his readers are businesspeople. He's an artists because he takes a stand, he takes the work personally, and he doesn't care if someone disagrees. His art is part of him, and he feels compelled to share it with you because it's important, not because he expects you to pay him for it.

    Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.

    Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #8
    Seth Godin
    “At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #9
    Seth Godin
    “Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you're doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they're hiding out in the comfortable zone. When your uncomfortable actions lead to success, the organization rewards you and brings you back for more.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #10
    Seth Godin
    “The tragedy is that society (your school, your boss, your government, your family) keeps drumming the genius part out. The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #11
    Seth Godin
    “If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you'll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #12
    Seth Godin
    “When you set down the path to create art, whatever sort of art it is, understand that the path is neither short not easy. That means you must determine if the route is worth the effort. If it's not, dream bigger.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #13
    Seth Godin
    “I think art is the ability to change people with your work, to see things as they are and then create stories, images, and interactions that change the marketplace.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #14
    Seth Godin
    “Not only must you be an artist, must you be generous, and must you be able to see where you can help but you must also be aware. Aware of where your skills are welcomed.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #15
    Seth Godin
    “The competitive advantages the marketplace demands is someone more human, connected, and mature. Someone with passion and energy, capable of seeing things as they are and negotiating multiple priorities as she makes useful decisions without angst. Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion. All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?


  • #16
    Seth Godin
    “You cannot create a piece of art merely for money. Doing it as part of commerce so denudes art of wonder that it ceases to be art.”
    Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?




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