What Matters Now

By Stephen Rhodes

Seth Godin has gathered together the collective thought of more than 70 people, who each contribute a one-page essay in a free ebook called What Matters Now.

Big thoughts and small actions make a difference. Here are some snippets, where even out of context, they provide inspiration.

In a digital world, the gift I give you almost
always benefits me more than it costs.

Giving a poor person food or money might help
them survive another day… but it doesn’t give them
dignity. There’s a better way.

We are too poor to afford an education. But until we have education, we will always be poor

Ignore Everybody

Dear ones, EASE UP. Pump the brakes. Take a
step back. Seriously. Take two steps back.

We’ve become slaves to our mobile devices and the
glow of our screens. It used to be much more
simple and, somewhere, simple turned into slow.

When times are tough, vision is the first casualty.
Before conditions can improve, it is the first thing
we must recover.

If not Excellence, what?

Wouldn’t it make more sense for both men and women
to appreciate each other’s strengths so we all work on
what comes naturally?

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
The second best time is now.

Everything I know about business I learned from poker:
financials, strategy, education, and culture.

Harmony creates a workplace where you and all
the people around you love to be.

The future belongs to people who can spread ideas.

Make compassion a core business value.

Empowerment is the best prevention.

Of course, dumb can be just dumb. You just have
to be smart to tell the difference.

Stop agonizing about what’s not working.
Instead, ask yourself, “What’s working well, right
now, and how can I do more of it?”

Expertise is typically over-rated. Sometimes you
have to rely on feedback to grow.

The next time you become captivated by a person (or a
brand or idea), without even realizing it, you’re most likely
under the influence of the fascination triggers.

Is your business designed to be a winning business? Is
your business willing to sacrifice losing customers to
win customers?

Don’t worry too much about getting things
done.
Make things happen.

More People Will Tell You Can’t Than You Can.
Don’t Listen. Anything’s Possible.

Flap ‘em. It’s the only way you’ll be able to fly.

Download What Really Matters for the complete picture.

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