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145 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Seth Godin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Seth Godin, often where they are interviewed.

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145 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Seth Godin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Seth Godin, often where they are interviewed.

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#226: Seth Godin—How to Become More Creative - Even if You Think You Aren’t

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Most people think there are those who are “just born” creative, and those who just aren’t. Seth Godin would disagree. He believes that creativity, like riding a bike, is a skill everyone can learn and develop over time. It’s an important skill, too, and if we don’t develop practices that keep us creative, we could get left behind. In today’s episode, Seth gives us insight into how we can become more creative with our work. Whether you’re a graphic designer, and architect, a CEO or a receptionist, these practices will help you grow and become a more valuable professional.

Nov 09 2020 · 26mins
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229 - Seth Godin on Creativity, Generosity & The Practice

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“Of Miles Davis’ 50 records, 30 of them were pretty bad.” Seth Godin –– marketer, creative, and author of 19 bestsellers –– explains why your work needs a practice, and why that means accepting that not everything you create will be your best. Plus, get a rare peek into the personal writing practice behind his 20-year streak of daily blog posts. https://www.marieforleo.com/2020/11/the-practice-book-seth-godin/ Creativity is an action, not a feeling. Your work is too important to be left to how you feel today. @sethgodin @ThisIsSethsBlog via @MarieForleo
Nov 02 2020 · 38mins

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390: Seth Godin - How To Sell Like A Professional, Build Skills, & Ship Creative Work

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Text LEARNERS to 44222

Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com

Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12

Notes:

  • Sustaining Excellence =
    • The pursuit of WOW... "It's not just meeting spec."
    • Leading is voluntary
    • "Playing covers of yourself is not leadership."
  • Leadership vs. Management?
    • Management is about power and a title
    • Leadership is about stepping up. NASCAR... Starbucks closed for a day to train everyone.
  • Why does Seth teach people how to juggle?
    • "It's about the throw, not the catch."
  • If you want to change your story, change your actions first. We become what we do.
  • Lost in all the noise around us is the proven truth that creativity is the result of desire. A Desire to solve an old problem, a desire to serve someone else. It’s not a bolt of lightning from somewhere else...
  • The difference between talent and skill: Talent is something we’re born with: it’s in our DNA, a magical alignment of gifts. Skill is earned. It’s learned and practiced and hard-won. It’s insulting to call a professional talented. She’s skill, first and foremost. In the words of Steve Martin, “I had no talent. None.”
  • Sculptor Elizabeth King said it beautifully, “process saves us from the poverty of our intentions.”
  • Surprising truths that have been hidden by our desire for those perfect outcomes:
    • Hubris is the opposite of trust
    • Professionals produce with intent
    • Creativity is an act of leadership
    • We become creative when we ship the work
    • Passion is a choice
  • Practical Empathy -- “We have to be able to say, ‘it’s not for you’ and mean it. The work exists to serve someone, to change someone, to make something better.
  • We live in an outcome focused culture. The plumber doesn’t get credit for effort, he gets credit if the faucet stops leaking. Lost in this obsession with outcome is the truth that outcomes are the results of process. Focusing solely on outcomes forces us to make choices that are banal, short term or selfish. It takes our focus away from the journey and encourages us to give up too early.
  • The story of Drew Dernavich — he shared a picture of his “no” pile and of his “yes” pile. He’s a cartoonist. “Drew’s not a genius, he just has more paper than we do.”
  • Embrace your own temporary discomfort: Art doesn’t seek to create comfort. It creates change. And change requires tension. The same is true for learning. True learning (as opposed to education) is a voluntary experience that requires tension and discomfort (the persistent feeling of incompetence as we get better at a skill).
  • Generosity is the most direct way to find the practice. It subverts resistance by focusing the work on someone else. Generosity means that we don’t have to seek reassurance for the self, but can instead concentrate on serving others.
  • Selling is Difficult - Amateurs often feel like they’re taking something from the prospect - their time, their attention, ultimately their money. But what if you recast your profession as a chance to actually solve someone’s problem? “Selling is simply a dance with possibility and empathy. It requires you to see the audience you’ve chosen to serve, then to bring them what they need.”
    • Sales is about intentionally creating tension: the tension of “maybe,” the tension of “this might not work,” the tension of “what will I tell my boss…” That’s precisely the tension that we dance with as creators.
  • The story of General Magic - Megan Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, Marc Porat inventing virtually every element of the modern smartphone. And their first model sold 3,000 units. There were 10 years ahead of their time. The business failed, but the project didn’t.
  • Seth’s initial denial to be on my show… “Keep going and write back to me after you’ve recorded 75 episodes and have a big show.” Episode #75 came out November 26, 2015, I emailed you that day and said, “I’m at #75, are you ready to go?” And he was a man of your word. He was episode #86.
  • His speaking style is built through visuals. He finds the visuals first and then creates the story and application second.
  • Why does Seth fly fish without a hook? "To disconnect with the outcome."
  • The story of Thornton May -- He had no sales quota. He went city to city and invited everyone from a specific industry to a meal. Competitors would join and Thornton would be the person to bring everyone together. He became the person they called.
Nov 02 2020 · 52mins
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Seth Godin on becoming generous and learning to trust yourself

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Seth is an american author and former dot com business exec. Seth resides as one of the leading and most generous voices in marketing today.

Read Seth's new book: The Practice - Out Nov 3rd

Oct 29 2020 · 29mins

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#476: Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety

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Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety | Brought to you by Athletic Greens all-in-one supplement, Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee, and Tonal smart home gym

Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 international bestsellers translated into more than 35 languages, including TribesPurple CowLinchpinThe Dipand This Is Marketing. He writes daily at Seths.blog, which is one of the most popular blogs in the world. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. His newest book is The Practice: Shipping Creative Work.

In this episode, we explore many topics, including:

  • The value of hacks
  • The magic of Hamilton
  • What learning to juggle and cultivating creativity have in common
  • The myth of quality
  • What Seth means by “Don’t steal the revelation.”
  • Focusing on generosity instead of anxiety
  • Choosing the ruleset for your own game of life
  • How Joni Mitchell eschewed the safety of the sinecure
  • What you would do if you knew you would fail?

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Oct 26 2020 · 1hr 44mins
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Seth Godin: Learning to take risks, be generous, and make a ruckus

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If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, just type “Seth” into Google or DuckDuckGo. The first entry will lead you to his blog, where he writes—every day—about marketing, design, writing, how being a better human will make you better at your job.

Once you’ve started to read his blog, you’ll probably be hungry for more of his wisdom. He’s written over eighteen bestselling books on business and marketing, including Linchpin, Purple Cow, and The Dip.

We’ve been following Seth for a long time, and his writing and speaking have influenced how we think about creating and marketing products. So it was a huge honor to have him on our show, where we spoke about subjects ranging from how to take risks in your career, to why being creative is an act of generosity, to the idea of “creative destruction.”

We hope you enjoy our conversation with Seth as much as we did, and after you finish, we encourage you to go make a ruckus.

Takeaways:

  • Why the counterintuitive idea of “surplus” means that, despite everything going on in the world, we all have access to more resources than the last King of France did.
  • Why writing is often the best starting point for almost any type of creative work.
  • Why a company is more like an organism than an organization

Bio

Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and teacher. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world.

Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).

By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. He might be the only person in both.

Seth created the altMBA and Marketing Seminar to transform online education and help people connect with their audience.

Oct 13 2020 · 43mins
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#282 Seth Godin: When Reassurance Doesn't Work (Replay)

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Hello and welcome back. I'm replaying some old favourite episodes this week while I am on holiday. This episode was recorded in April 2017 (three years ago, WHAT). Seth Godin is a legend. The author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is something spreads ideas and writes about marketing, leadership and change. Some of his most well-known books are Linchpin, Tribes, and Purple Cow which I mention on this podcast in conversation. It's a book that has really inspired me - it's all about how to be remarkable and stand out. His blog (which you can find by typing "Seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. Seth is well-known in the publishing industry, mainly since launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way. His newest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn, is already a bestseller. We talk about personal branding, fear, education, making decisions and teaching yourself. I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Aug 27 2020 · 25mins
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Seth Godin | The Difference Between Learning and Education | Episode #200

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Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people.

He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and Purple Cow. His latest book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller around the world.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. His podcast is in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. More than 20,000 people have taken his powerful Akimbo workshops, including the altMBA and The Marketing Seminar.

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This episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.

Aug 24 2020 · 45mins
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My Interview with Seth Godin: Getting Schooled

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One of my proud moments when I interviewed the one-and-only Seth Godin. Although I interviewed him before Covid-19 hit, so much of his wisdom can inform the choices we make and the approaches we take around what school is for and some of the practices we choose to incorporate into our classrooms. 

Say hi on Instagram @smallactbigimpact or check in on my website smallactbigimpact.com

Aug 01 2020 · 40mins
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Seth Godin - This Is Marketing: How To Find Your Viable Audience & Win Trust From Your Target Market

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Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 19 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn). His most recent book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world.

Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).

By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. He might be the only person in both.

Jul 15 2020 · 1hr 51mins
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