Pointers from Seth Godin
Hi, here are my notes from an interview of Seth Godin that I listened to on the Smart People Podcast.
People need to transfer their passion to their jobs rather than search for a job that's their passion. This is more achievable and creates opportunities. (Meanwhile, be working on your own business)
Fail relentlessly then fail some more.
We need to stop complying with the system and draw our own map.
The system has failed forever.
The new system rewards people who are willing to do something different.
Everyone is capable of producing "art", of being creative.
What matters is how you deal with your fear.
Failure and struggle should be your normal and the easy, "fine" times are the exception.
Use your fear as a compass of what you should do, not what you shouldn't do.
Dig deep and do the hard work longe before it's due.
Real artists don't wait for perfection. They ship. They GO FOR IT.
You no longer need to go to a specific school to learn things now that we have the internet.
Examples of things rarely taught in school:
how to look things up
reading a book a week
We're stuck in the mindset of teachings facts rather than teaching life-long learning.
We don't teach kids that they have the power to create.