Everything is my fault
Derek Sivers gives some food for thoughts in his article Everything is my fault. He starts his article with talking about his book “Anything you want” – which is by the way great and absolutely worth reading. It´s kind of a “quickread” and filled with impressive stories and Derek´s views of life.
This article is definitely a great start for this week!
I wanna share Derek Sivers recent – super inspiring – blog article about “Loving what I used to hate“.
His introduction points out the whole message; so this is gonna be short:
From now on, when I say I hate something, remind me to add “… today” to the sentence.
Same word. Different places. Different meanings.
I´m very happy to share a new blog post by Derek Sivers with you. This one is a quickie but not less important.
“Even though we are all using English as a common language, the same word can mean very different things in different places.” (Benjamin Joffe)
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
In 2010 at a TED Conference Derek Sivers showed a 3 minutes clip about a guy dancing at a festival. The clip is not only entertaining to watch – it shows how movements get started!
Link to TED.com
What do you hate NOT doing?
In his article Derek Sivers shares a great thought which I want to spread as well. Derek thinks about why we´re asking ourselves “What makes us happy?” over and over again? He points out that emotion-based answers often conflict with our expectations – and to be honest, he is right.
“I´m a musician, but I love working alone. Does that mean I should be a producer instead of a performer?”
Instead, we should ask ourselves: “What do you hate NOT doing?”
Derek Sivers made an article about The co-op business model: share whatever you´ve got.
He points the co-op/ sharing model out like this:
1. You already have something that people want.
It might be something you own, something you’ve learned how to do, or access to valuable resources, space, or people.
Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.
Entrepreneur Derek Sivers about expanding your comfort zone.
“I remember how scary New York City felt when I moved there in 1990, just 20 years old. Two years later it was “my” city – my comfort zone.”
Once you left your comfort zone, ideas and visions can rise to way greater dimensions. After reading “Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson I felt in love with his phrase:
“What would you do if you weren´t afraid?”
His phrase is incredibly powerful. If we are confronted with a decision which isn´t easy to make, we think about that … what would we do if we weren´t afraid of the risk, the distance, the chance to fail, what other people will say …