Seth Godin Quotes


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Before we unveil our number one Quote of the day, we’ll briefly explain why we chose Seth Godin.

Over the years, he has proven to be one of America’s finest “manufacturer” of quotes. All joking aside, he truly is a “Linchpin” when it comes to love quotes.

The author of “Tribes” deservedly holds the status of being a Top-Notch entrepreneur and the founder of Permission Marketing.

Yoyodine’s CEO and marketing expert Seth Godin – is known to be a risk-taker whose creativity is beyond words.

The Quote of the New Day

Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.”
His artistry and mastery echo the findings of your inner reflection. Such intriguing words dispatch a message in a closed bottle all across the ocean, to arrive at an unknown destination.

Top 10 Seth Godin Quotes

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Seth’s lucrative career doesn’t end there; we sure are eager to share a lot more insights related to his countless endeavors in the world of entrepreneurship.

Top 10 Quotes “The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit – Seth Godin

“A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner.”

“Never quit something with great long-term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment.”

“Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt”

“Stick with the Dips that are likely to pan out, and quit the Cul-de-Sacs to focus your resources”

“The market … demands a signal from you that you’re serious, powerful, accepted, and safe.”

“People settle. They settle for less than they are capable of.”

“With limited time or opportunity to experiment, we intentionally narrow our choices to those at the top.”

“Extraordinary benefits also accrue to the tiny majority with the guts to quit early and refocus their efforts on something new.”

“Here’s an assignment for you: Write it down. Write down under what circumstances you’re willing to quit. And when. And then stick with it.”

“It’s Almost Impossible to Overinvest in Becoming the Market Leader.”

Top 10 Quotes “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – Seth Godin

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.”

“Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.”

“How was your day? If your answer was “fine,” then I don’t think you were leading.”

“Leadership, on the other hand, is about creating change you believe in.”

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.”

“An individual artist needs only a thousand true fans in her tribe. It’s enough.”

“It’s not time," “Take it easy,” “Wait and see,” “It’s someone else’s turn” - none of these stalls are appropriate for a leader in search of change. There’s a small price for being too early, but a huge penalty for being too late. The longer you wait to launch an innovation, the less your effort is worth.”

“A fundamentalist is a person who considers whether a fact is acceptable to his religion before he explores it.”

“Initiating is really and truly difficult, and that’s what leaders do. They see something others are ignoring and they jump on it. They cause the events that others have to react to. They make change.”

“Our culture works hard to prevent change.”

Top 10 Quotes “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? – Seth Godin

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.”

“If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”

“Here’s the truth you have to wrestle with: the reason that art (writing, engaging, leading, all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map. Don’t you hate that? I love that there’s no map.”

“Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.”

“If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you’ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job.”

“The competitive advantages the marketplace demands is someone more human, connected, and mature. Someone with passion and energy, capable of seeing things as they are and negotiating multiple priorities as she makes useful decisions without angst. Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion. All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you.”

“Not only must you be an artist, must you be generous, and must you be able to see where you can help but you must also be aware. Aware of where your skills are welcomed.”

“You cannot create a piece of art merely for money. Doing it as part of commerce so denudes art of wonder that it ceases to be art.”

"I think art is the ability to change people with your work, to see things as they are and then create stories, images, and interactions that change the marketplace.”

"The combination of passion and art is what makes someone a linchpin.”

Top 10 Quotes “Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers – Seth Godin

“Frequency led to awareness, awareness to familiarity, and familiarity to trust. And trust, almost without exception, leads to profit.”

“They’re building an asset that has nothing to do with brand and everything to do with their relationship with you.”

“Permission Marketers are totally obvious about their objectives with the consumer.”

“Industry the most trusted brand is also the most profitable.”

“The biggest secret of the Internet is that it is inherently a direct marketing medium. In fact, the Internet is the greatest direct marketing medium of all time.”

“Permission Marketing is the tool that unlocks the power of the Internet.”

“Permission Marketing represents a huge threat as well as a huge opportunity.”

“You can create dozens or even hundreds of paths for an individual to follow from the first contact until the highest level of permission is granted.”

“Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions.”

“Strangers Friends Customers Loyal Customers Former Customers”

Top 10 Quotes “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable – Seth Godin

“In your career, even more than for a brand, being safe is risky. The path to lifetime job security is to be remarkable.”

“The right information brings knowledge. And knowledge is power. Sharing it is empowerment.”

“One way to figure out a great theory is to look at what’s working in the real world and figure out what the various successes have in common.”

“Instead of trying to use your technology and expertise to make a better product for your users’ standard behavior, experiment with inviting the users to change their behavior to make the product work dramatically better.”

“Consumers, we’re too busy to pay attention to advertising, but we’re desperate to find good stuff that solves our problems.”

“Just about every company forgot the lesson of the Cow. Instead of taking the money and using it to create a series of innovations that could lead to the next Cow (at a higher, bigger level), these companies took profits.”

“Ben & Jerry’s avoided temptation for years. If they didn’t have a super-cool flavor or a great promotional idea, they did nothing. Yes to free ice cream once a year at every scoop shop, but no to 5 percent off any pint this week at your local store.”

“The more crowded the marketplace, the busier your customers, the more you need the Purple Cow. Half-measures will fail. Overhauling the product with dramatic improvements in things the right customers care about, on the other hand, can have a huge payoff.”

“You do not equal the project. Criticism of the project is not criticism of you.”

“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.”


We hope you’ve enjoyed this mind-blowing and enlightening quotes.

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