30 Ways to Change Everything

One of my favorite morning emails is the one I get from Seth Godin.  Every day Seth stretches my thoughts about how I think about what kind of business I do and how I approach it.  The main idea from today’s email was this: You can change everything!

Here’s my favorite 30 Ways to change everything a la Seth Godin:

  1. Publish your best work for free online
  2. Close your worst-performing locations
  3. Open a new branch in a high-traffic location
  4. Hire the best salesperson away from the competition
  5. Join the competition
  6. Host a conference for your competitors
  7. Connect your best customers and organize a tribe
  8. Fire the 80% of your customers that account for 20% of your sales
  9. Start a blog
  10. Start a digital bootstrap business on the weekends
  11. While looking for a job, spend 40 hours a week volunteering and freelancing for good causes
  12. Go on tour and visit your best customers in person
  13. Answer the customer service line for a day
  14. Let the most junior person in the organization run things for a day
  15. Delete your website and start over with the simplest possible site
  16. Call former employees and ask for advice
  17. Listen to ebooks in your car instead of the radio
  18. Sell your cash cow division to the competition and invest everything in the new thing
  19. Find more products for your existing customers to buy
  20. Quit your job
  21. Have all meetings in a room with no chairs, and everyone wears a bathrobe over their clothes
  22. Open your offices only four hours a day
  23. Get an RSS reader and read a lot more blogs
  24. Go offline for longer than you thought possible
  25. Write five thank you notes every day
  26. Stop sending spam
  27. Have everyone at work switch offices
  28. Buy some art
  29. Make some art
  30. Do the work

I can’t think of a better day than Monday to see a list like this.  If you find yourself stuck in a rut, take a look at this list and take action.  Life is too short to remain stuck in the mud.  Not only is today Monday, but it is the first Monday in May.  May’s birthstone is the Emerald, which means love or success.  If you don’t love what you’re doing, if you’re not experiencing the kind of success that you want to have, do something about it. Carpe Diem!

I love to hear from my blog readers.  If this blog post inspired you to make a change, please contact me.  Whether you soar or flop, the point is to step out and do something!  I value your comments, thanks for keeping the conversation going!

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About tallydigitalbiz

As a Digital Media Consultant for small businesses and non-profits in Tallahassee, I have the opportunity to collaborate with the most creative and innovative people. Everyday is filled with new opportunities to partner with people who are passionate about what they do. The status quo isn't going to get you there. Website: www.catalystcgllc.com Mobile: 850-980-9222 Email:mwinn@catalsytcgllc.com
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