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101 Reasons for Personal Change (More or Less)

Inspired by Seth Godin's Linchpin - A Personal Development Book
Old Linchpin on a Shore

Once again Seth Godin has bet the farm and seems to have won, already. (Probably not the farm, but you get the point, don’t you.)

He decided to bypass the traditional act of sending out dozens of review copies of his latest book to journalists of main stream media. The book title — you might have heard about it already — is

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Instead he sent preview copies to people who care, members of his tribe.

As a result the Internet is already flooded — in a good way — with blog posts, tweets, videos, … all sorts of real world testimonials about how much they love the book.

Is there anything else that could help sell the book better?

I do not think so.

Are You Indispensable?

What type of people are indispensable in those difficult times, in which we are very close to the edge economically and environmentally.

I have assembled variations of short excerpts and thoughts from many conversations between Seth Godin and his readers who have received a preview hard-copy of Linchpin: Are You indispensable?.

101 Reasons For Personal Change

Now I have promised to give you 101 reason why you should change. Well, what about this,
“Imagine you could be one of the persons described here. Wouldn’t that be enough reason to change?

Here is the secret, You can!”

People who bring art to work, people who reach out, make a connection, cause change to happen.

People who refuse to become an interchangeable part, someone who merely follows the manual.

People who love their job.

People who can spread ideas, build a tribe. … if you can get your ideas to spread, you get to build what you want.

People who are brave enough to do marketing.

People who make decisions.

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Change, Progress, Excel, Lead (2 inspirational videos)

Progress Makes You Happy

It seems that striving for further improving with personal development will be a key factor for being successful in 2010. When I say I will reach out more to other people in 2010, that is a statement for personal development, isn't it.

And Seth Godin also has devoted his latest book Linchpin to be a very personal one.

Two long videos about
  • Taking a Stand
  • Change
  • Law of Attraction
  • Challenges
  • Success
  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Engagement

I just have put a couple of tidbits and gems in my personal vault.

Pick or watch all.
Enjoy; yes, the videos are long.

Timothy Ferriss: “… I have fear this is dangerous. There is a thin line between being brave and between being foolish.”
The First Time Online — Enjoy While You Can (↑)
Trial by Fire (~45 min)

Video by Kevin Rose starring Tim Ferriss

Tony Robbins: “Progress is what makes us happy”
New Year, New Life-Don’t be trapped by the calendar. Create the life you want right now. Here’s where to start. (↑)
(~20 min)

Tony Robbins inspires
Video is embedded in Tony's blog post and will open in a new window.

What do you think?

Feedback welcome.

What were the one or two highlights, quotes for you?
Do you want to share them? Yes, you want.
Come on.

Brevity is king!

John W. Furst

P.S.: Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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Two Power Tips For Better Marketing In 2010

“Happy 2010”

I have recorded a short video with two tips for improving your marketing in 2010.

Update: This will work in 2011, and 2012, …

Actually I have already recorded it on December 28, but so far only had uploaded it to a private membership. But why not share it with everybody?

Here it is.

John W. Furst for E-Biz Booster Blog
Music: “a tu lado” (↑) by slumberlords (CC BY 3.0)

This year I will focus on improving how I use words and further build relationships.

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My Sanctuary - No Marketing, No Business Allowed

John W. Furst

Do you have a place where it's easy for you to let loose and to forget about everything when you are there?

I am sure that you have such a place where you feel perfectly comfortable.

One of my favorite places — at least — during the day is going down to the Ocean and watch and listen to the waves. It's so relaxing and rejuvenating.

I have other places, too. But for now lets stick with one only.

And I thought I share and give you some of this experience, too. I have a relationship to the Ocean that reminds me on this great quote:

“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.”
--Zig Ziglar

No Business Allowed, Marketing Not Welcome

Just lean back, make yourself comfortable, watch and listen to this short video.

No action, no … nothing.

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Relax Now!

Enjoy and relax.

John W. Furst

P.S.: In case you wonder why I am not blogging a lot right now. Summertime! The great news on the Canaries are the warm, but moderate temperatures. I never had more than have 28 ℃ (82 ℉) at home or in the office so far. This without air conditioning of course. Seems like I have picked the perfect spot. (There are some regions here with higher temperatures on the islands, too. No need to freeze if you are cold blooded.)

Upgrade Your Marketing - Rick Butts Is The Real Deal

Update, April 2011: StardustFactor is no longer available.

I still hear the applause echoing on the Web after Rick Butt's first StardustFactor Workshop.

That's what I have to say about Rick Butts:

I was on the on the call myself and I can tell you, it's great, solid information, and … as always with Rick, it has been fun, too.

I am already doing a couple of things Rick taught me in that one call. To be honest … it's too early to report back dramatic results, but he got me going and that's the big road block for most people. Right?

Rick gives you a big kick in … and gets you moving.

Anyway: The replay of this first call is already available and on-line.

In case you haven't heard about the StardustFactor before:

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