So everyone has their super heroes in life, people they look up to and get inspired by. I found out about Gary V in my previous company where my manager told me to google him because he is the “Social Media Guru”. Ever since then I’ve been listening to his #AskGaryVee show and following him on Social Media of course.
I stumbled upon this episode of the show this weekend with the legendary Seth Godin.
By far, one of my favourite episode.
The insightful words Seth Godin uses to describe things and his train of thought sets everything to perspective. Watching Gary Vee and the train of thoughts that lead to his question amazes me.
There was a part of the conversation that Seth mention something about people hate being hustled and there’s a circle of attention-trust. They were also speaking about how people think you are crazy because you think way more long term than people can imagine for the future. Coincidentally, I was on a skype call with someone who is interested in partnering up with us last week and was giving us advice about monetizing and we need funding and traffic, or else this business wouldn’t work.
It struck me and it was very comforting because we were not thinking short term in this business, our reply to him was simply “We just want to users to be happy” and everything else will come. Which is wishful thinking, but if you start a company based on selling and making money it could work, just not for us. We want to create a great product, not thinking of ways to get affiliate links and banner ads.
All in all, it is a great video and I recommended everyone to watch it. 🙂
Checked out Seth Godin’s blog and saw this post which I love:
“Big questions before little ones
Don’t finalize the logo before you come up with a business plan that works.
Don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your vacation policy before you have a product that people actually want to buy.
There are endless small details to get right before you have something that you’re truly proud of. No doubt about it. But there are frightening and huge holes in any bridge to the future, and until you figure out how to get across, I’m not sure it matters if you have a typo on page 4.
Hiding takes many forms. Inappropriate attention to detail is a big one, because it feels like a responsible thing to do.
By all means, get it right. Get it right the first time. Successful makers of change embrace the hierarchy of importance, though, and refuse to engage with a fight about right when it’s vitally important to focus on important instead.”
Read more at sethgodin.typepad.com