Here’s Seth’s advice: Every time you hear an expert use a word or concept you don’t understand, stop her and ask to be taught. Every time. After just a few interactions, you’ll have a huge advantage over those who didn’t ask.
Another gem from Seth’s Blog: Without a keyboard.
minds are rarely changed in 140 character bursts and by selfies.
“How do we do something so difficult that others can’t imagine doing it?” is a fine question to ask today.
Leave it to Seth to come up with those questions that really make you think. One could say that is even more difficult to answer and even more difficult to put into action.
But if we say that, then we are only limiting ourselves. We think it is more difficult then it becomes more difficult. This is a problem that I often have myself.
So the question I now have is this (that you can also answer for yourselves):
What can I do (or am I interested in doing) that many others can’t imagine doing?
A few of things come to mind:
- I like to learn and try to practice at least 5 languages: French, Portuguese, Italian, German and Dutch. (In order of my perceived strength in each.) Why these five? Because these are what Duolingo offers. As soon Irish, Danish, Hungarian, Russian, Swedish and more become available, I will work on learning those, too.
- I develop software. I know many people can do this, but there’s still a great shortage.
- I run barefoot.
- I have great physical stamina. If something really interests me, I can endure. I’ve done 24 hour running events for charity and have done back to back training sessions of crossfit, jiu jitsu and a run. I will do an Ironman. I just need to get really interested (and a decent bike and it would help if I could swim better, of course).
Now what I can do with this?
I think that will the subject of a future post. Stay tuned…
Quote and Idea to post from Seth’s Blog: Doing the hard things.
This applies for individuals as well (from Seth’s Blog):
Organizations ought to do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. Failing that, they ought to do the right thing because their public doesn’t belong to them, they belong to their public….
Don’t try to please all strangers, to some “potential” customers, you will just have to tell them:
“it’s not for you.”
Support is not a cost center, it’s a profit center.