For the past six days I have taken part in the #yourturnchallenge, championed by Seth Godin and Winnie Kao. The experience has been a great one and a reminder of the importance of shipping: getting something of importance out into the world. It’s scary, vulnerable, and genuine. But when done with enthusiasm and generosity, you add more to the conversation and – if you keep at it – make a difference.
Every morning when I wake up I can count on a blog post from Seth being there. Every morning. Because that’s his thing: he blogs every day. There’s likely many reasons why he does it: he doesn’t want to look like a hypocrite, wants to honor ideas he has, or possibly wants to connect to his tribe. One thing is for sure, though: he starts every day with a win. When we are all waking up (or still sleeping), Seth has created something that reached the eyes of thousands and thousands of people. Even if he were to take the rest of the day off (I wonder what a day off is for Seth…), he could do so with a big accomplishment under his belt. I’m guessing, though, that most of the time he doesn’t and just uses it to fuel how he spends the remaining hours.
Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?
And for those of us doing the Your Turn Challenge who see this as the finish line…
…please, please, please don’t.
It’s commencement: an end…and a beginning.