Who (or what) can you connect? Everyone can bridge two people, two ideas, two companies.
“Access to tools is no longer sufficient. Everyone youcompete with has access to a camera, a keyboard, a guitar.Just because you know how to use a piece of software or adevice doesnt mean that there isnt an amateur whoswilling to do it for free, or an up and comer whos willing todo it for less.”
Lets not race to the bottom. (Seth)In our connected world, commodity producers are under intensepressure. The price of anything thats made to a spec, or that respondsto an RFP, is instantly known by all buyers.But the problem with the race to the bottom is that you might win.You might make a few more bucks for now, but not for long andnot with pride. Someone will always find a way to be cheaper or morebrutal than you.
“The race to the top isfocused on design andrespect and dignity andguts and innovation andsustainability and yes,generosity.” – Seth Godin
RE-DEFINE PROFESSIONAL“you need to develop both skills and areputation for those skills that make it clearto (enough) people that an amateur solutionisnt nearly good enough, because youre thatmuch better and worth that much more.”
“Scarcity is a great thing for those that possess something thatsscarce. But when scarcity goes away, youll need more thanthat.”
“stand up and do your work, and do itin a way for which there are nosubstitutes.”
“Remember to think bigand embrace abundance.”“Know that the only truescarcity is your resistanceto embracing your owntrue self, your hopes anddreams, your capacity tothink big.”
TRIBE“the stuff that changes everything starts on the fringe,captures the imagination of a dozen, who bring alongcolleagues or friends, and then its a hundred and then...” -Seth
“People spend their time and attention and money in places that make them feel valued.”http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/05/the-reason-the-customer-is-always-right.html
Its OK to ask for help. “Its impossible to know all there is to know about everything that is involved with running a business. Find people who can help and dont be afraid to admit ignorance.” - MW
Peter Radizeski is a consultant fortelecom service providers offeringstrategy, marketing, go-to-market andsales training.His books are available onwww.sellecom.com, lulu.com andAmazon