Just finished watching some the of the best Seth Godin’s interview on the internet. Below are the links to some of the best I would recomend you:
You can’t make ‘Art’ if you are not willing to fail – Interview with Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception
We Are All Artists Now
Flying Closer to Sun with Seth Godin
Sounds pretty obsessed with Seth’s teaching, but I find it meaningful and help me learn the Game very quickly. Up to this day I try my best to not to miss a single post by Seth Godin on his blog. The content is short and on to the point. So go ahead and have read if you wish you get some great knowledge on marketing and lifestyle development.
4 years ago I left a nice safe job I had, it was a safe career and had a clear path to climb up the ladder as a successful corporate professional. But I came to a decision that I need to break through and fly way to see some excitement. It was scary and I didn’t know what will happen after leaving a secured nice job. But I took the decision. As Seth points out in one of his posts “You got to take decisions, and that’s what going to make you better” I woul say to reach the top 1% of this world. That is my goal, “To reach the top 1% by 2015”
Today I want to share with you all the Seth Godin’s newest book and what people call the best of his books The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
It is an book about ambitious work that challenges you need to take in your life. As he points out “It’s for anyone who is living life as a cog in the machine and who dreams of breaking free, making art, and creating something meaningful.” When you read the book it might encourage you to leave your job or fire your boss, but you really don’t have to leave your current job to make art, but like most of us, you might be forced to. For me it forced at its highest capacity 🙂
I had written a post about the book previously on my other blog: www.educateyourlife.com. There I have linked two amazing videos about the book which will instantly inspire to think about your current life and forces you to take immediate action. The post can be access by clicking this link or visiting the blog.
Reading several of Seth Godin’s books has given me a wealth of knowledge about lateral marketing and best is that they helped to think of always trying to do something of value. I’m at a level starting up my entrepreneurial career while managing my working for the man career as well. I know now what you are going to think, “We thought you had long left the job” to tell you the truth I’m still working and making money while developing my Entrepreneurism craft. However I have strategic plans build Futurist Business Ltd. to a level where I achieve one my premiere Exile Hustle goals.
When I was reading “The Icarus Deception”, I felt for me creating art mean starting something new where I can provide value to the world. But you have to realize is that you can create art within an existing structure too. In a previous web article I came across this amazing ideas of being a revolutionist, “It’s the doctor who chooses to communicate with patients on Skype video when they have questions even though the medical establishment looks down on such personal care. It’s the customer service rep who brings his colleagues together every Friday afternoon to figure out ways to do their jobs better. It’s anyone who picks herself to do something important rather than waiting for an authority figure to give authorization to proceed.”
Those are some of thoughts for you if you are trying to succeed in your Exile Hustle. Life can to exiting and hard-core but you have to willing to take that risk to reach your dreams. It would always have its hard times, broke time or even at worst times where you might even have to leave where you love loving the most. I’m telling you; listen to the Voice behind you head, listen carefully when the voice behind your head says this might not work!! That’s what you should do! Screw it up and gain the strength to stand sill and move forward. At the end of the day people wouldn’t care the ordinary. So think about it and do what you got to do today and walk towards the exiting future.
If you like the ideas and want to get more of what Seth Godin has to say go check the The Icarus Deception, The book will make you uncomfortable. The ideas will push you to evaluate the nature of your current work and your life you are living. Hopefully, for like me, Seth’s thoughts would be a catalyst for you to stop simply doing what the bosses say and live as an artist: to try the untested, to challenge accepted wisdom, to build something new, to travel without a roadmap, to make a difference.
So go do it and become a legendary Exile Hustler!