Everybody Is An Artist

I’ve been following Seth Godin’s blog for over a year now. I would encourage you to as well.  You can find it HERE.

Revisiting his book Lynchpin this week in kicking off the New Year.  “Everybody is an Artist.” You may have missed this one, but if you are looking for an early 2011 read – grab this one and prepare to be challenged.

A couple quotes:

“You work with people who are totally at the mercy of the resistance. They assist the devil by being his advocate in meetings. They follow the rule book, even parts you didn’t know about. They love what worked before and fear what might be coming. “

“Artists think along the edges of the box, because that’s where things get done.  That’s where the audience is, that’s where the means of production are (still) available, and that’s where you can make an impact. “

I don’t know what to do”—this one is certainly true. The question is, why does that bother you? No one actually knows what to do. Sometimes we have a hunch, or a good idea, but we’re never sure. The art of challenging the resistance is doing something when you’re not certain it’s going to work.”

“The linchpin is able to invent a future, fall in love with it, live in it—and then abandon it on a moment’s notice.”

    Grab it here if you are so inclined.


    ~ by leecoate on January 2, 2011.

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