I am on my second listening to “Linchpin: Are You Indispensible” by Seth Godin. I started reading the ebook but could not find enough time to sit still to read it. So, I bought the audio version too. Money well spent. Because I finished! And am doing it all over again because there is more to learn. I am changed by my first listening. I expect to be changed even more and further along my own path to becoming a Linchpin. I am processing it and practicing living it and then falling back into fear then getting up and trying again. And I am loving it. Partly because I am loathing the status quo.
My main goals:
- social good: to be a better member of society and an amazing mother and guide for my son.
- enjoy rewarding work (this will actually feel like a gift!)
Being a Linchpin is challenging. But, the alternative is painful. I hate being what you may call a cog. I want to feel great about who I am and what I do. I want to tell the truth, point out new ways to go, and most importantly really enjoy my time, my life-time.
I wish someone could make it easy and tell me what to do. But that’s how I have been trained. Now, its time for me to try out new things, gain and follow my insights, learn from the process and to give gifts.
Does this sound like babble? If so, I either need to learn to explain myself better or, I guess you have to read the book. And, you get to make out of it what you want to. Anyone can do it. The only thing holding you back is that you have to choose to do it.
So, today, I have hidden behind avoidance of the work I want to, need to accomplish by:
- listening to the audio book longer than I felt was appropriate for me today.
- cleaning my house
- writing this blog post, even
Now, its time to get to work. I am about to change lives. Most importantly, my own. I hope to see you out there.
GO. Make something happen. ~Seth Godin