CM 001: Seth Godin on How to Author a Life

CM and SethBest-selling author Seth Godin discusses how to reimagine life and work in the post-industrial age. His books include Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow.

In this interview, Seth talks about the liberating power of committing to a lifetime of projects. He also discusses the challenges involved and ways of overcoming them along the way.

Additional topics include:

  • how the resistance prevents us from living how we want to live
  • how seeing helps us innovate and inspire
  • what he and Guy Kawasaki missed when they failed to see
  • how we develop smart intuition
  • ways to choose worthwhile projects
  • when to end a project or simply to walk away and leave a legacy
  • how to make it through the dip when most people quit
  • how the modern economy rewards big problem solvers
  • how committing to a life of problem solving gives our lives meaning
  • how the power of relationships allows us to do amazing things (like speak in London)

Seth also talks about the role of curiosity in his life and the big revelation that led him to start rethinking life and work.

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Podcast Mentions

What to Do When It Is Your Turn 


The War of Art 

Blog post on Projects

Blog post on London

Blog post on Learning to See

Blog post on Permission Marketing

Stop Stealing Dreams


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  1. Jon on October 17, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    “Our projects are the changes we want to see in the world. Projects can replace our careers. The secret is committing to a lifetime of projects.” Such inspiring, visionary ideas.

    I enjoyed the hearing about the concept of “seeing” and how to “turn a feeling into a signal to learn from.”

    Thank you Seth, Thank you Gayle! I’ve got work to do!

  2. Gayle on October 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    So glad you enjoyed this episode, Jon! Curious Minds is “live” on iTunes – please subscribe and, if you like it, rate and review. Thanks Jon!

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