Seth Godin is a world-class author and marketing expert. His blog is one of the few that I read every day when it arrives at my inbox. His ideas are worth paying attention to and offer enough inspiration to be profoundly valuable.
He frequently blogs about building a tribe, a group of people who support what you do and who are invested in your success – they are part of your personal team.
“This is great, we all know that,” you may say, “But how do I devote the time and attention – among the myriad things that take my attention every day – to build that tribe? Shouldn’t people just fall in love with my product? Isn’t that enough?”
No, it’s not enough. Even if your product is absolutely superior in every way, another suitor for your customer’s attention is always in the wings. Even the legendary Odysseus had to fight off Penelope’s 108 suitors after his absence. And if Odysseus was forgotten, it is a guarantee that you will be as well.
I received insight into how we all can afford the time necessary to build our tribes today – and that it doesn’t require anything at all beyond resources that we already have. Continue Reading