We see all the mistakes in ourselves, but we only see others final product. But...– Derek Sivers (on we how learn from failure from “Why You Need To Fail”)
Passion Over Experience
One thing that I’ve noticed about quite a few of the people who start successful businesses or do important work: A lot of them don’t have much formal business experience. If you’re really passionate about something, you’ll figure out how to make it work (you’ll work harder because it doesn’t actually feel like work). Passion often trumps actual experience.
It's Getting Better
Today, I felt like not enough was getting done. It wasn’t just about that day in particular; it feeling began to creep over to the progress of the most recent weeks. There were still so many things to work on! Had anything really gotten done?! In my feeling of lack of accomplishment, I turned to my coworkers to ask for some encouragement. They began to tell me how things used to be....
Unadventure as creation →
Interesting thoughts (via Austin Kleon) on the part routine plays in creativity: austinkleon: bobulate: Eno on unadventure: “In my normal life I’m a very unadventurous person,” Mr. Eno said. “I take the same walk every day and I eat in the same restaurants, and often eat exactly the same things in the same restaurants. I don’t adventure much except when I’m in the studio, and then I only want...
Don’t tell someone to value your cause; show how your cause relates to...– Katya Andresen (Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog)
One Piece of Advice
If I only had enough time for one piece of advice regarding how to do social media (for non-individuals), it would probably be this: Celebrate your fans (and stop talking about yourself). Talk about them. Let them talk about each other. Create ways to allow your fans to tell stories about themselves (What you might find is that a lot of these stories will involve your...