Affirmation: It’s my turn
Today I want to talk to you about a new book from Seth Godin called, “What to do when it’s your turn [and it’s always your turn].”
I just received my copies (plural) but my friend Brian was generous enough to lend me one of his while I was waiting for my shipment to arrive.
Calling this a book is an understatement based on what you expect when you get a traditional book. This is has a coffee table book feel to it, it has a magazine feel to it and it is filled with information to provoke you to step up, stand out and do something that matters. My kind of book.
Seth also challenges us to read it, write our names in the back and share it with someone else (there is literally a space in the back of the book for you to write your name people). He also challenged those who like his work to share it buy getting several copies of his book; he even sent extra copies on top of what you originally ordered.
Ideas are good and fine but they are better when they are spread. No better way to do that than in person. Don’t get me wrong digital is cool, but breathing the same air as someone is even better.
If you jump on Twitter and type in #YourTurn you’ll see all kinds of folks offering books, sharing information about what they are learning. Included in the message is their location in the world. You know what that means? There is an opportunity to connect in person around a central idea, “It’s your turn.”
The community builder in me immediately created a Google spreadsheet so folks can find others in their local area. It’s also a great place for sharing if you want or would like to give away a copy of your book or book(s). Here is the link: bit.ly/yourturnpeeps (all lower case).
Hope to see you there.
I leave you with an excerpt from the book:
Your Turn to:
Build a following.
Market a product.
Make a connection.
Solve an interesting problem.
Write, sing, invent, create, ask a
question, launch a project, organize a protest,
open the door for someone, question authority,
make a short film, direct, produce, create, or adopt.
Learn a new skill.
Help someone who needs you.
Be missed if you’re gone.
Your Turn to make a ruckus.
Remember you don’t have to leave your job to leave a mark but you do have to take your turn. Start by joining the movement at bit.ly/yourturnpeeps and connect with other likeminded folks in your area.
Mike Ambassador Bruny