I just read through Seth Godin’s What Matters Now. You can read it for now (free). Just click on the link! It’s 82 pages of thoughts and images that will inspire you. Here’s one of my favorites (by Jessica Hagy):
There’s also a thought, titled “Leap” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which is one of the best pieces of advice for would-be entrepreneurs:
I always start my fiction-writing classes by
telling my students this: “show don’t tell.” It
is the classic rule of writing, to use details, to
engage all the senses of the reader by
‘showing.’ In this way, fiction is like faith. To
believe in something is often to be unable to
talk about satisfactorily but you can show
the manifestations of that belief in your life.
This, I think, is also a good way of looking at
our lives, in general.
Show don’t tell. To write fiction and to have
faith is to take an imaginative leap.
And because life is always full of doubts and
fears, to act is to take that leap.
Check out the full work. It’s in a free PDF at Seth Godin’s website.