Are You Ready to Raise a Ruckus?
You're probably good at your job, maybe even great. But secretly, do you yearn to fly higher? To challenge the rules and surprise us with something remarkable? To instigate delight, connection, and real change? To choose better over safer?
Business and cultural visionary Seth Godin has transformed the terrain of marketing and commerce more than once. But many of his readers remain stuck in their own work lives. So what's keeping us back? "The problem isn't a lack of knowledge or skill," he's realized. "The problem is fear." With Leap First, Seth Godin is here to help. This immersive audio program invites us to learn with him personally, unrehearsed and in the moment, as he shines a light for us, not with answers but with questions on the road to:
Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.
"It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable. I hope this helps you return to that edge. And then, to leap."
©2015 Seth Godin (P)2015 Seth Godin
Seth Godin is brilliant. In this book he clearly outlines the challenges we face when it comes to change and how fear can stop us in our tracks. He clearly can show us a new perspective and what to do to remedy it. So much gold contained in this book and it's exactly what I needed. I will certainly be reading this book again! Thank you Seth.
Great length for a podcast, wanted more content from an audiobook though. I can understand making a few key points in line with the title, explaining them further would have helped me get more out of each.
There are so many teachings in this audio book. I've booked marked it in so many places.
My biggest takeaway is to overcome my fear of putting work out there. To not go back to doing the mediocre. To create, to fail and to enjoy it along the way. Ship it. See what happens and try again.
There are also hidden lessons in here for parents. The dangers of giving kids too many activities and school work with black and white answers - the nature of these activities limits creativit and narrows their perspective so they get used things working out the right way.
This is one to listen to many times.
"Don't eat the marshmallow"
I love that this isn't an audio version of a book but it is a true audiobook. Created precisely for audio format.
Seth delivers many truth bombs that will inspire you do to your best work and live a life that matters. For the cheap price buying this audiobook shouldn't even be a question
"Great content but audio needs to improve"
Seth is great but his content deserves better production work. I have 3 audio books from Seth with subpar audio quality. I know Seth himself don't really care about audio quality as he mentioned in his speech but it does make a difference. With proper loudness normalization and equalization, they can sound a lot clearer especially when you listen while walking on the street or driving.
"I typically love Seth Godin but not this time"
I have a ton of Seth's books and love them all but this one wasn't good. Its really hard to hear and understand what he's saying. Maybe its just the format, but it didn't work for me. I'd recommend many of his other books, but not this one.
lots of short stories to help understand. short and useful. interesting listen. good quality audio.
"Pithy & practical"
This is a book for people who want to make a difference but are sitting on their hands. It a good kick in the pants. It is honest about what the opportunity is for us, the reasons we avoid shipping and what we can do about it. I listened to it four times in a row and then I went to work on a long shelved project. Thanks Seth!
"Compelled to make a habit of creating without fear"
Seth points out our habit of fear in response to the natural call to create. He reminds us of cultural processes put in place that supports factory readiness, which is a call to conformity and recitation. We miss so much joy in life by fearing to respond to a craft in a personal way. And we cheat the world.6
"Second time is even better"
Readings Godin's books a second time around and deciding to ship this review as a contribution to the "network". Thanks Seth Godin for your contribution to our understanding of the mechanics the survival instinct as a deterrent of our capabilities to innovate and deliver work that matters.
Sometimes I think he reads my mind!
It's so important to understand the idea of art. This has been my perspective for 25 years. It's nice to have that idea validated.
"I'm listening again right now."
Seth nails it. This is a great little audio book that you'll be able to listen to many times. Enjoy!
"Go Seth Godin!"
Right on as usual. Why shouldn't we all just do it and live to our potential? Trying, failing and trying again. Sharing our failures and subsequent successes with the world gives others the opportunity to see what works, what doesn't and provides a platform for jumping off to continue the dialogue. Our gift to the world is to shun fear and try something...anything. Who knows where wonderful may come from?! "Be the change you wish to see..."
"Short listen reinforcing the best of Set Godin"
It was short and concise, it's a quick listen and if you've read other Seth Godin books you'll appreciate the content, I certainly did. A decent book for its length.
I wouldn't consider it a full book but defiantly a good recap of the ideas Seth Godin goes into in his other books.
"Below Seth standard!"
Have read a lot by Seth and all 5 stars but this one was below his standards, read some of his other books instead!
Easy Listen. Had this in my headphonea whilst working and i'll be sure to listen again. Useful points in every section, once again Seth prevails
Sound quality not great, and music was annoying but omg the content was brilliant. Well worth it. I'll listen again!
This is a great lecture that will help you re-align your thoughts. Make you aware of why we seek failure in advance. Understanding why we do this is the first step - to pulling off a spinning-birdie-kick right in the face of Sir.Fear himself.
Poor recordings and more of a self help book rather than a buisness. Mist of it are stories that your supposed to learn from.
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