The circus is coming


Last week I wrote about how I believed young people will read books, if they find books that are appealing to them. About how I had a feeling about what kinds of books those are. And how I just started writing them even though publishers told me they doubted there would be interest in the kinds of Kiwi biographies l write.

This week I read an awesome post titled “The circus is coming to town” by entrepreneur Seth Godin.

“Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it’s time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn’t work that way. They don’t wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets.

When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. “The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?” That’s a very different question than, “are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we’ll come to town…”

People respond to forward motion.

This message encourages us to work the way circuses do. Got an idea you believe in? Don’t wait to be discovered, or called upon by someone, or given approval or permission. Just turn up and do it!

Do you see the connection between this message and the picture of the seagull?

bird sign

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