School not for startups by Seth Godin

So you are not a startup. You are “just” a parentpreneur. You are a parent and an entrepreneur. Building your family and your business at the same time. Building your business.

You want to learn more about growing your business?
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Seth Godin and Amber Rae

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Shipping is a lot of fun (and scary)

In my last post in 2010 I published a list of what I had shipped in 2010. Do you have such a list of 2010? Publishing that list was not easy, it shows what you have accomplished and therefor also what you have missed.

Producing a list what you want to ship is a lot easier. These are promises to yourself what you are going to do. Plans.

I know planning is good, because it will help you to accomplish the tasks on the list. On the other hand it is just a plan. A lot can happen, a lot of things can happen why you really can not make the plan. And the only thing that really counts is shipping. Doing.

What may help is publishing the plan in public, like on your blog or so. This way you have a commitment to your followers.
Did you make a plan for 2011? I know you did. Want to share it?
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OK, I will go first.

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Year in review – What did you ship in 2010?

If you read Seth Godin’s blog or books than you understand the question ‘What did you ship?’ – it comes from Lichpin. He wrote a blogpost listing what he had shipped in 2010. Seth also mentions that it is difficult to publish this list.

Thinking, preparing, planning all great things to do for a new project, but in the end it doens’t help you if you don’t execute. You need to release the product, new service. You need to ship.

It is a great book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to Drive Your Career and Create a Remarkable Future (aff)

OK, so without further ado, here is my shipping list:

In 2010 I have spend a fair amount of writing on 2 new books that did not ship yet, so it doesn’t count on this list. But it will be on next year’s list 🙂

Seth is correct it is pretty difficult to produce the list. Being bussy all the time and not ship doesn’t count. Only projects that shipped are important and that makes the list short and difficult.

It is the lizard brain that stops me from shiping on many things. Want to know what I mean with that? Read the book, Picking your niche next year 🙂 or Linchpin

So, what did you ship in 2010. Share below or on your blog and leave a link here.

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Why you should blog and become remarkable – Seth Godin

Seth Godin is one of my favorite writers. I love the way he sees things differently and makes me think. Most of his books are on my book shelf.
Here is a video of the interview he did at the B2B Marketing Forum in Holland.

Interview Seth Godin on b2b marketing from Ingrid Tappin on Vimeo.

In the video he explains why a company should blog. Why Seth has no comments on his blog and why he is not using Twitter. All very valid and interesting reasons. Where so many of us just do what we are supposed to do: “Be on Twitter” “Be on Facebook”. Seth thinks about the advantages and disadvantages, “Do I want to spend time here?” and then comes to a decision.

Also they talk about his latest book Linchpin that has nothing to do with marketing. Very interesting espacially when you work at an organisation. The chapters about Thinking about your choice, The resistance and Making the Choice.

via MarketingFacts

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