To be released 2010-01-26
Seth Godin writes
This book is about love and art and change and fear. It’s about overcoming a multi-generational conspiracy designed to sap your creativity and restlessness. It’s about leading and making a difference and it’s about succeeding. I couldn’t have written this book ten years ago, because ten years ago, our economy wanted you to fit in, it paid you well to fit in and it took care of you if you fit in. Now, like it or not, the world wants something different from you. We need to think hard about what reality looks like now.
What if you could learn a different way of seeing, a different way of giving, a different way of making a living? And what if you could do that without leaving your job?
This is not a book for the wild-haired crazies your company keeps in a corner. It’s a book for you, your boss and your employees, because the best future available to us is a future where you contribute your true self and your best work. Are you up for that?
And he goes on:
IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE, WOULD YOU?
THE TAKE-CARE-OF-YOU BARGAIN
WHERE DOES SUCCESS COME FROM?
WHERE DOES AVERAGE COME FROM?
EMOTIONAL LABOR AND MAKING MAPS
Can you imaginewhat is between these headings and how you could put it to use to help you and those dear to you? Yes, you can.
I have just started to read the 60-page excerpt I got a bit early because I donated to a not-for-profit. The book speaks to me. So I share.
“The gift is to the giver, and comes back to him . . .” Walt Whitman
You know enough to make your own decision. Go.