Seth Godin: Be the different one

A key moment came in one of the first episodes. Everyone on the bridge was freaking out about something or other, and Spock’s line was a simple word: “Fascinating.”

Nimoy first delivered it in the same excited, scared tone as everyone else.

The director took him aside and said, “be the different one.

Easy to say, difficult to do.

By being the different one, Spock became a character for the ages, and changed the center of gravity for the series’ narrative.

Seth’s Blog: Be the different one, July 24, 2017 at 06:22PM

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Seth’s Godin: In defence of the tree emoji 🌳

The tree emoji celebrates the patient and generous acts of planting seeds, watering them, caring for them, and then, in a generation, you have a tree.

Simple growth. With patience. (I prefer the deciduous tree instead of the evergreen, because the leaves coming in and falling off are part of the deal).

Put me down for the tree emoji.

🌳

Seth’s Blog: In defence of the tree emoji, May 9, 2017, at 01:10 AM

We get what we invest in

We get what we invest in. The time we spend comes back, with interest.

The difference between who you are now and who you were five years ago is largely due to how you’ve spent your time along the way.

The habits we groove become who we are, one minute at a time. A small thing, repeated, is not a small thing.

Seth’s Blog: Who are we seeking to become? – April 26, 2017, at 12:20 PM

Fences are in head, not on the ground

There are very few fences that can stop a determined person (or dog, for that matter).

Most of the time, the fence is merely a visual reminder that we’re rewarded for complying.

Seth’s Blog: The invisible fence, April 4, 2017 at 11:24 AM

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They leave quietly

Seth on how you lose customers – rarely with a bang, usually as a slow trickle, quietly moving away on realising your little slips.

No one will say anything, no one will put up a fuss, until one day, they’re gone. Those extra few dollars you made with some fancy footwork have now cost you tens of thousands of dollars in lost value.

Seth’s Blog: Nickels and dimes are worth less than that, March 29, 2017, at 12:18 PM