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This month I decided to watch the video interviews on CreativeLive by Chase Jarvis and get some daily inspiration, motivation and wisdom. I’ve decided to blog about the series, logging my thoughts and takeaways…

Day 2 creative genius – Seth Godin.

Super famous – guru status – a million different amazing ideas – someone I have followed for so darn long and still in awe of his wisdom. No doubt there were many takeaways from this interview. Many might be ideas that you have heard in some form before, but Godin just puts it out there so succinctly, you can’t help but listen.

The discussion also goes a lot into our education system – the good, the bad and how CreativeLive and altMBA are changing the way education and learning are happening today. Here are the big takeaways for me from the talk…

There is no secret.

Word. Definitely the reality of it all. There is no secret to success, it’s just hard work. You don’t need permission or anything special to do something great… so don’t fool yourself into thinking you just haven’t found the right tip or network or whatever. So true, because it’s easier to find some issue to blame, rather than to just keep at it.

Don’t take notes… Be present!

I was feeling a bit sheepish when Godin talks about this… since I was listening to CreativeLive, taking notes. Hmm. But I get what he is talking about. The point is to really engage. I get it.

Will You Be Missed, If You Are Gone?

It might seem a bit harsh, especially for those who work in an arena that isn’t life or death, survival. Because in a cynical world, no one will be missed… for long anyway. But the question simply helps to direct all that we do. Will it be missed? Because if the answer is yes, it means that it is worth the effort and should be sent out into the world. Go for it.

Create change for the better.

Because ultimately that’s what it’s all about. You make something and it’s success because you have changed something for the better. It applies to the everyday amazingly simple stuff as well as the massively world-changing stuff.

Such low cost to keep playing. Bound out of bed…

I wholeheartedly agree that we live in a day and age that makes it pretty easy to access education and materials to work at our passions. We have to take a positive outlook on life and jump out of bed, because we want to do! This is something I’ve gleaned from reading The Miracle Morning as well. The point is about really wanting to dive into your day, full of possibility. Wisdom. Amen.

You can also watch by signing up for the FREE video series – 30 Days of Genius at CreativeLive!

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