Here are some of the ingredients I have obtained the past few days to add to my stew:
The Moment podcast (with Brian Koppelman) with guest Seth Godin, who spoke about the difference between dreams (a place to hide) and goals (a place where there is always a next step).
Communication on Twitter with Raymmar Tirado about the new connecting program he is working on and about to launch in a couple of months.
Finishing the book “Chasing the Scream” by Johann Hari, which discusses the war on drugs.
The opportunity to write an essay, as recommended by Seth Godin, on why someone who disagrees with me about something fundamental is correct.
I put my delicious stew on to cook back in January when I joined the “Your Turn Challenge,” based on a book by Seth Godin. The challenge was to blog for ten days straight, but I just kept going and have posted everyday since January 17, 2015.
On Koppelman’s podcast, Seth said, “Write a book, give it to 100 people, and if what you are writing is meeting a need, they will ask for more,” I’ve always had a dream of writing a book, but considering that a dream is simply a place to hide, maybe I’ll revise that to a goal. With my dream, I have been waiting for the Big Idea to come to me, for it to break through the minutiae of my day and demand to be written. With a goal, I can simply take the next step, which is to write a 100 page book and distribute it to 100 people. I can do that. I am going to do that. Thanks for reading. Let me know if you would like to be one of the hundred.