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  • How High Will You Fly?
  • By: Seth Godin
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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By: Seth Godin
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What are you afraid of?

The old rules: Play it safe. Stay in your comfort zone. Find an institution, a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down. Don't fly too close to the sun.

The new truth: It's better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.

In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art.

Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it. Steve Jobs was an artist. So were Henry Ford and Martin Luther King, Jr. To work like an artist means investing in the things that scale: creativity, emotional labor, and grit. The path of the artist isn't for the faint of heart - but Godin shows why it's your only chance to stand up, stand out, and make a difference.

The time to seize new ground and work without a map is now. So what are you going to do?

©2012 Seth Godin (P)2012 Random House Audio

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This is my 4th or 5th listen here..

I just keep coming back to it, again and again..bookmarking, adding notes and re-listening to particular pieces..

Fly a little closer to the sun after you have read/listened/absorbed this..

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Seth is a genius

Stop reading these reviews and start buying all his books. The man is a genius.

Why are you still reading this. The book costs less than my socks.

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stunning awakener

loved it! it's getting me to recreate my life by creating the work the I care about. thank you.

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incredibly inspiring read

As a small business owner this book gave me the strength to make some much needed changes that I've been too afraid to implement by offereing a inspiring new perspective. I have been, and will continue to recommend this book to absolutely everyone. Great read.

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Seth articulates how we already feel perfectly

What an amazing book. This is my fourth Seth Godin book and it is one of my favourites.

This book will change how I think and how I live my life. It has dared me to be more honest with myself and more brave about exposing my art to the world.

Thank you Seth, I hope to adjust my safety zone and not wear a mask to appeal to my audience.

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Outstanding and a stand out success

If this doesn't spur you to action immediately, open your mind and then, repeat until desired effect is achieved.

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Starts off slow

The first 35 or so chapters are highly repetitive & almost decided to quit listening and return it a few times. But it eventually gets better.

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Fantastic, as always!

This is the second Seth book I have read and it, like the other is a work of art. Read if you are a person who wants to create anything, inclusive of any kind of change in the world.

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This book is not for me

For some reasons, I couldn’t connect with the content of the book. Am I not artistic?

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Fantastic book

I’m so glad I’ve read this book. Wow. It’s easily one of the best 10 books I’ve ever read... and I read a lot 😂 Definitely worth your time. I’ll read it again and again... and again!

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