If you decide that it’s important for you to stop complying and start creating, the first thing to do is change your framework, the worldview you bring to your work.
The framework changes what we see and changes what we tell ourselves is important. And the revolution is tearing your old framework down.
Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception, p. 15
Seth Godin, in The room where it happens:
The best way to be in the room where it happens is to be the person who called the meeting.
Things rarely happen on their own. Everyone is waiting for you to organize the next thing.
Seth Godin on business ethics:
It comes down to this: only people can have ethics. Ethics, as in, doing the right thing for the community even though it might not benefit you or your company financially. Pointing to the numbers (or to the boss) is an easy refuge for someone who would like to duck the issue, but the fork in the road is really clear. You either do work you are proud of, or you work to make the maximum amount of money. (It would be nice if those overlapped every time, but they rarely do).
It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s guaranteed to work. Of course you can do it. (All of that is true except for the part about easy, fun and guaranteed.)
From Seth Godin’s new book What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn).
An inspiring short for Seth Godin’s new book The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?