So I listen to a lot of Seth Godin on youtube, especially on Evan Carmichael's channel where his one word is BELIEVE and he compiles our favorite iconic successful people. Seth Godin is one of them, growing up in New York he could have easily been one of my school administrators. Yes Mr. Godin, no Mr. Godin, rolls eyes at Mr. Godin etc. so honestly I feel connected with him in a teacher student dynamic, funny how the internet brings us so much closer to everybody huh? Anyways, I can't stop thinking about the clip when he talks about showing up for people.
We as self-centered humans think our ideas are so grand that every body should just flock to us and fill our websites with orders and buy every copy of whatever we produce but he beckons us to think more deeply. He says "My goal is not to have more readers, my goal is not to see more books, my goal is to be trusted in a way that I can make the change that I seek to happen in the world. How do you gain permission to talk to people in the way that they want to be talked to? You don't do that with SEO and with gamey social media strategies. You do that by showing up in a way that you'd want somebody to show up for you."
Do you show up for people? How does that thing you produced show up for people? Does it improve their lives? What does it even mean to like genuinely "show up" for somebody? Well friends and family would have to speak to that on our behalf, at least if we wanted an honest answer. But interestingly enough it gave me a sigh of relief about the organic cultivation of The Vision Project art series and coloring book. READ MORE
So I guess I wanted to share that for even only the one person who needed to hear, read, see it. Hope it helps, sending good vibes!