I pre-ordered Seth Godin’s “What To Do When It’s Your Turn [and it’s always your turn]” September of last year. I had been reading Seth for over a year and could never get enough. He has a power that takes you over, making you want to actually do all those things you have always dreamed about. When my book came in November I was like a child on Christmas, unwrapping it like I received my first Barbie DreamHouse.
The man is not one of the best American authors, entrepreneurs, marketers, and public speakers for no reason.. he is nothing short of genius. The guru himself sent me two books. I ordered one. Wait, what? Why? Mistake? No, Seth knew exactly what he was doing. He knew I was so passionate about his book that I preordered it. He knew that I was the type of person he wanted sharing his new book with the world. Like I said, Genius.
So what did I do? Exactly what he wanted me to do. I gave the book to a fellow go-getter. This go-getter actually finished the book before me. Over-achiever.. Just kidding.
The book is more or less 100 blog posts, all in one beautifully designed bound masterpiece. Each section motivating you further than the one before. I will share with you one page that I reread frequently:
Build a following.
Market a product.
Make a connection.
Solve an interesting problem.
Write, sing, invent, create, ask a
question, launch a project, organize a protest,
open the door for someone, question authority,
make a short film, direct, produce, create, or adopt.
Learn a new skill.
Help someone who needs you.
Be missed if you are gone.”
If I did not take my turn over a year ago, I would not have this blog that you are currently reading. I would not have designed this website you are looking at. I would not currently be involved in the projects I am working on.
So now I encourage you to leap to places that make you feel uncomfortable, dance with fear, and point to something and say “I made that”. Take your turn. It’s always your turn.
BONUS: Check out the newest motivating article on my Be Inspired page – “Passion Project: 3 Exercises to Discover What Drives You In Life” – Thank you Mark for sharing!