Listened SEASON 2! Episode 1 Permission and SEO and Blogs by Seth Godin from Akimbo
Seth Godin reflects on the changes to his blog over time. This is related to his recent move to WordPress as a blogging platform. In the process he discusses changes to blogging, particularly related to SEO. He also touches on the importance of being specific, generous and consistent enough when connecting ideas.
Listened EPISODE 12: Freelancers and Professionals from EPISODE 12: Freelancers and Professionals
The ideas covered in this episode:

  • Get a better boss
  • Entrepreneur β‰  Freelancer

  • Improve your tools and your skills

  • Find an industry that wants you

  • Becoming a category of one

  • Focus on the smallest viable audience

  • The confidence to say ‘yes’ and the strength to say ‘no’

  • The challenge of free

  • The discipline of prospecting

  • Get better clients

This is a thought-provoking episode, which raises many questions.

Bookmarked Whose meeting is this? A simple checklist by Seth Godin (sethgodin.typepad.com)
There's one person responsible. The time allocated matches what's needed, not what the calendar app says. Everyone invited is someone who needs to be there, and no key party is missing. There's a default step forward if someone doesn't come. There's no better way to move this forward than to have this meeting. The desired outcome is clearly stated. The organizer has described what would have to happen for the meeting to be cancelled or to stop midway. "This is what I want to happen," and if there's a "yes," we're done. All relevant information, including analysis, is available to all in plenty of time to be reviewed in advance.
Seth Godin provides a set of questions to consider. I wonder how many of the meetings I have been a part of would actually tick all these, especially the last:

All relevant information, including analysis, is available to all in plenty of time to be reviewed in advance.

This is a checklist to come back to regularly.

Listened No such thing (as writer's block) by Seth Godin from Akimbo
We merely have to write, we merely have to create, have to be generous enough to show up with the best work we have right now. Once the immigular, the resistance realises that you are going to ship it anyway, it will get its act together and your work will get better. Don't say you don't have enough good ideas, say you don't have enough bad ideas.
Listened I see you by Seth Godin from Akimbo #003
Isn’t this what we truly want? To be seen, to be heard, to be understood…
This episode is about going beyond the industrial system to see people in all their jagged individuality. The phrase “I see you” is derived from the Zulu phrase, which talks about seeing someone for who they are, including their history and concerns. Where this is important the most is at school. The episode touches on many of the points covered by Todd Rose in The End of Average.