According to Seth Godin, a genius is “Someone who looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.”
Then he asks, “Have you ever done that? Have you ever found a way to make things work that wasn’t working before? Ever seen a shortcut that others couldn’t find? Or made a personal connection with somebody who was completely out of reach to everybody else? Even one time?”
No one is a genius all the time. Even Einstein used to have trouble finding his house when he used to walk home from work every single day.
But all of us are Geniuses sometimes.
The problem that Seth Godin addresses in the book, Linchpin, is that society has taught us to dumb down our Genius.
We’ve traded our genius for stability.
It’s been taught to us since we were young to “Listen to authority.” “Be average”. “Comply with the System.” “Get a good education.” “Get a good job.” Until one day.. when you’ll finally be rewarded.
Well unfortunately, everyone was lied to!
People who have followed “the system” their whole lives are not getting the rewards they were promised. Some people are pissed off, and some people are in denial.
But some see this as an opportunity to create success from their genius as opposed to just waiting to be told what to do..
Linchpin by Seth Godin teaches you just how to do that..
..how to cultivate and embrace your art.
..how to become Indispensable.
..how to become a Linchpin.