It’s that time of year for reflection about the last year and the upcoming year. Seth Godin (business and marketing visionary) has provided something to inspire us to focus on What Matters Now.
The world is changing so fast that sometimes it’s hard to know where to focus now, especially if you have your own business and you are considering changing course to keep up with the times.
Seth asked 70 big thinkers to share their version of What Matters Now. It’s captured in an easy-to-browse e-book, including words and pictures. Download “What Matters Now” (PDF) and share it with others. I like how he gets to the heart of the matter, not just basic tips.
This entry from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, resonates with me:
Dear ones, EASE UP. Pump the brakes. Take a step back. Seriously. Take two steps back. Turn off all your electronics and surrender over all your aspirations and do absolutely nothing for a spell. I know, I know – we all need to save the world. But trust me: The world will still need saving tomorrow. In the meantime, you’re going to have a stroke soon (or cause a stroke in somebody else) if you don’t calm the hell down….Consider actually exhaling.
I think what matters now is that we all get a bit more real. Don’t worry what the neighbors will think. Be you. Speak up for what you care about. Your heart will thank you. The world will thank you.
As a concrete step to begin that, start sharing what matters now for you on your social media updates and business communications. Don’t keep it to yourself.
Speaking up matters now.
I’d love to hear your comments below.