The hard parts by Seth Godin

The hard parts

In an industrial setting, the obvious plan is to seek out the easy work. You’re more likely to get it done with less effort and then move on. The easy customer, the easy gig, the easy assembly line.

Today, though, it’s the difficult work that’s worth doing. It’s worth doing because difficult work allows you to stand out, create value and become the one worth choosing.

Seek out the difficult, because you can. Because it’s worth it.

[An aside for entrepreneurs and anyone starting a new project: if you can’t describe the hard parts, how will you focus on them? And if there are no difficulties ahead, what makes you think your project is valuable? When I meet an entrepreneur, I always ask this question first–which part of your project is hard?]

Thoughts on Leadership by Pete Mosq

This is a blog post from Pete Mosq on FetLife

Let me start this by saying that I have a tremendous amount of respect for those people who choose to serve our community. Board and committee members, Event Chairs and Staffers, Presenters and Teachers, and anyone else who gives the gift of their time and energy.

There’s usually not a gathering I go to where someone doesn’t pull me aside and ask/rant/bitch about the current state of TES. I am not intimately involved with the governance of the organization at this point but will always consider it my ‘home.’ People are often surprised when I talk about my five years on the board with mostly positive things to share. How could that possibly be?

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