How Seth Godin Changed My Life in Less Than 4 Seconds

Just recently, Seth Godin was back on the #AskGaryVee show. One phrase he said in passing has prompted this blog post, generated enormous value, and will be the the central purpose behind every blog post on the Create Something Awesome Today website from here on out.

One phrase. 4 seconds.

That’s all it took.

Remember a couple of blog posts back when I was talking about my mantra — What We Leave is Our Legacy? Well Seth has provided a deeper insight into that philosophy and has directly attached it to writing.

Simply put, he said “I try to blog or write every day as if it were my last.”

After watching the show, I went to sethgodin.com.

Clicked on his head.

(…yes, really.)

…and voila!

What was revealed to me was an anecdote, a thought, a tid bit, a piece of information every single day.

They weren’t long.

In fact, most of them were just over 100 words.

That’s it. 100 words.

One small blog post each and every day.


 

baseball at batIf you wanted to become the best player to ever wield a baseball bat, what would you need to do? Practice every day would be the obvious answer.

However, when you’re in the batting cages is your goal to hit a home run with every swing? Or is it to hit the ball with every swing? While we’d like to hit a home run every time we are at bat, the single most important thing you can do for your team to succeed is to simply get a base hit.

That’s all.

Hit the ball and land safely on first base. With enough base hits, you’ll score the points you need to win the game.

Now go get a base hit.

…and more importantly go get a base hit tomorrow, also.

Before you know it you’ll have won the game.

Tell me how you plan on creating small wins each and every day. Tweet me @erickhoxter or leave a comment below!

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