Random thoughts: “Don’t judge,” “empathy” and “how to get it all done”
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I was out of the country last week and therefore did not regularly post. So, I present to you, my random thoughts from the week:
Don’t judge a blog by its title.
Same concept as that old book adage. I’ve made the mistake before thinking a blog post would be amazing because of its title. When I actually dug into it I found…well, nothing. If you’re going to have a blog title to entice readers, you should have content to back it up. Just sayin’.
Do you ever look at people and wonder how it is they do EVERYTHING?
They seem to be able to do it all in day’s work without breaking a sweat. Wait. Who are these people? Aren’t these the things legends are made of? I don’t think there’s anyone who can do everything every day. I think the most successful know what to focus on (and “everything” isn’t an option). This is a lesson I’ve learned as a small business owner and it’s not an easy one.
I’d like to share some wise words from Seth Godin. He previously discussed empathy and how we truly never know how someone else feels. “Empathy is a hugely powerful marketing tool if we use it gently, being sure to leave lots of room for error. When we say, “oh, you did that to make a quick buck or you did that because you hate that guy or you did that because you’re a man…” we’ve closed the door to actually allowing people to write their own story and you make it difficult to learn what actually makes them tick.” Read the entire post, here.