I mentioned in a previous post Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? I first came across this book in a webinar hosted by Suzi Dafnis where she interviewed Seth.
He’s such a fascinating person with a refreshing point of view. The thing I love about Seth Godin is that he’s always 10 steps ahead of everyone else. His idea of making yourself an indispensable linchpin no matter what you do is the perfect solution to the dilemma many of us find ourselves in today. His book centers around this idea and encourages you to innovate your own life, find and create a niche for yourself and get so darn good at it that nobody can ever fire you again and you can pick and choose what you do.
For example, no one else paints quite like I do but is that enough? How can I maximize that uniqueness?
Where I differ from Seth’s point of view is that he says to pick a thing – kind of any thing and just go for that. His book is definitely worth a read though. However it is my unswerving belief that we all have within us a Creative Genius, and that is the thing we need to uncover and put to work because it is totally unique to us. This is what will truly differentiate us.
I suggest that our GREATEST SOURCE OF ABUNDANCE is to be found in our ability to tap into this Creative Genius. This gives us the ability to create and innovate in a way that is unique to us because our skill set and personality are unique. The way we put ideas together and connect disparate dots is uniquely our own. There is no innovation without creativity. Therefore we owe it to ourselves to learn to tap into and nurture this creative source.
This requires work however, some digging into what interests us and how we can deepen that interest and capitalize on it. For some more inspiration, check out Seth's Blog.