Nov 2, 2016
Seth Godin discusses on the Ideation Podcast how entrepreneurs and idea makers can better discover their purpose and life mission. Topics discussed in this episode include:
Creating a Mission for Your Life - Seth shares his personal journey that led him to discover his purpose.
Habits for Success - Seth explains the pitfalls of looking for a formula for success.
Practical Applications for Cultivating an Idea Mindset - Seth lists important steps to putting ideas into action, which he covers in depth within his 4 week intensive online workshop, Alt MBA
Staying True to Your Mission – Amidst Opportunity - Seth offers tips for entrepreneurs and idea makers to stay on the right path. He explains:
Inspiration for Pursuing a Life that Matters - Seth mentions the most important lessons that he has learned from the individuals who have inspired him the most. His list of influencers include:
Susan Piver a writer, teacher and founder of the international mindfulness community, The Open Heart Project.
Lewis Hyde a professor and author of The Gift.
Catherine Hoke “Cat” the Founder of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a nonprofit organization that serves men throughout the Texas prison system.
John Wood - the founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read raised a quarter of a billion dollars to build schools around the world.
Looking Ahead to the Future of Social Innovation - Seth offers his perspective on the current state of society and how it will shape the future. He weighs in on the issue of global warming and the implications it will have for us in the near future. He also discusses how innovation in self -driving automobiles will soon change our transportation system and how artificial intelligence will usher in new possibilities, and maybe even bad outcomes in the very near future. Seth references The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, a science fiction novel he recently read, saying “it blew me away.”
Tips to Encourage the Hustling Idea Maker - Seth provides final thoughts for those working hard to put their ideas to action, imploring idea makers to make connections now. Successfully sharing your ideas and innovations is understanding that there is much greater value in reaching a small audience than casting a wide net. He says that the key is earning the trust of a small group, and if they believe in your ideas, they will share them with their audiences. If they don’t, keep working to create something better. He says that success is achieved when you can “connect people with something that they will connect other people with.”