One a-list business blogger interviewing another: Signum sine tinnitu–by Guy Kawasaki: Ten Questions with Seth Godin
I like reading Seth’s thoughts, even if he does keep beating the same drum (hey! he actually believes in what he writes!). I did enjoy Seth’s answer about what makes him successful:
If we define success as the ability to make a living doing what I do, Iâ€™d say the following:
No ulterior motive. I rarely do A as a calculated tactic to get B. I do A because I believe in A, or it excites me or itâ€™s the right thing to do. Thatâ€™s it. No secret agendas.
I donâ€™t think my audience owes me anything. Itâ€™s always their turn.
Iâ€™m in a hurry to make mistakes and get feedback and get that next idea out there. Iâ€™m not in a hurry, at all, to finish the â€œbiggerâ€? project, to get to the finish line.
I do things where I actually think Iâ€™m right, as opposed to where I think succeeding will make me successful. When you think youâ€™re right, itâ€™s more fun and your passion shows through.
Iâ€™ve tried to pare down my day so that the stuff I actually do is pretty well leveraged. That, and I show up. Showing up is underrated.