listening to Seth Godin’s Tribes
audiobook. The subject of leadership being accessible to all, now, is
incredibly important today with our global- and technology-driven society. The
dozens of inspiring people highlighted in Tribes
was interesting. I found myself opening a second tab, and searching several
people and companies while listening. After listening to Tribes, I wanted to play the audiobook for my family so they can be
inspired. Also, based on an anecdote and reference shared in the Tribes, my brother-in-law was a “Dead
Head” and I asked him what 2-14-70 meant. He instantly new it was a Grateful
Dead concert date! That made me laugh. We talked about Jerry Garcia and The
Grateful Dead not “selling records” but creating a space for people to listen
to music—together, and how that impact every industry who aspires to create
customer-focused “marketing.” Jerry lives on!
my favorite ten quotes from Tribes. Now here are ten quotes my fellow teacher
candidates from CSU San Marcos tweeted, and my reaction.
@heyhoch “The one path that never works is the most
common one, doing nothing at all.” Seth Godin. Tribes. Hi Heidy. Yes, the path
of doing nothing is well traveled.
@lglez089 “You can't lead without imagination.” Seth
Godin. Hi Lesley, Yes, and we all have imagination. Be careful what you dream. J
@WGuida16 “What people are afraid of isn’t failure. It’s
blame. Criticism.” Seth Godin. Hi Woodrow, yes, and looking bad or stupid in
front of others.
@KyMcCune88 "The only thing holding you back from
becoming the kind of person that changes things is this; lack of faith.” Hi
Kyleigh, Ouch. That hurts, but it’s also true. I think the other things that
hold us back are our other commitments and time—or maybe that’s just lack of
faith manifesting itself in excuses?!
@bates013 “Leaders make a ruckus.”
-Seth Godin. Hi Morgan, Yes, and that means all the leaders, even the fallen
and now obsolete made a rukus at one time.
Sean Imon Sullins
@SeanSullins "The desire to fail
on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success."
(Tribes) Hi Sean. Yes, and it sounds so scary because something has got to be
at stake for someone to succeed. If you lose what’s at stake, will you survive.
Of course. Have you heard the question: Who has failed more, the homeless
person on the street or the leader of a business? The leader of a business.
@nbushra100 "The new highly leveraged tools of the
net make it easier than ever to create a movement" -Seth Godin. Hi Noha,
Yes, that’s so true. Great examples were during last year’s protests , such as
the 99% and in those in Egypt, and more.
@hawleylaterza ".. too many
organizations care about numbers, not fans"- Seth Godin, Tribes. Hi
Hawley. Yes, hopefully that’s starting to change. But then, do some try to care
about fans, but find themselves caring about the number of fans?
@BrandoMaze "Instead of wondering
when you next vacation is maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to
escape from" –Godin. Hi Brandon, Okay, now I’m feeling bad that I can’t
wait for a break and celebration of summer after the teaching program. Ha.
10. Alexa Scheidler
@acscheidler “People don’t believe what you tell
them,...rarely believe what you show them... often believe what their friends
tell them...” SG Hi Alexa. Yes, any time I want to try a new business, product,
or service that has risk, I’ll first ask my friends for recommendations.