Yes, it has been 6 months and 1 day since Larry and I told each other how much we love each other. It has been 6 months and 1 day since he last kissed me. It has been 6 months and 1 day since a helicopter flew him to a major hospital in the Tampa area and he took his last breath there 12 days later.
My life has been filled with every emotion you can name. I won’t even start listing all of them because all you need to do is think of the worst situation you can ever be in or have been in and you will know how and where I have been.
This morning when I woke up and I felt different and I wasn’t sure why. I opened my email and saw my daily post from Seth Godin and inspiration began. This is what Seth wrote:
If you’re creating something where widespread inputs, usage and adoption lead to significant benefits, it’s worth considering who you’re excluding.
The curb cut turned out not simply to be a boon for wheelchair users. At low cost, it opened the sidewalk to a significantly larger audience of strollers, delivery people and skateboarders, too.
Often, we make the mistake of focusing on too broad an audience. Obsessing about the minimum viable audience forces us to make something that’s truly better. But once we identify those we seek to serve, broadening access is a powerful way to add impact.
This isn’t a matter of high or low, more or less. It’s the power of thinking hard about who it’s for and what it’s for.
He is a man of few words and yes, he ended a sentence with a preposition. Who am I to tell him that he did that?
The point he made was like a lantern in the dark to me. I immediately went on every social media site I have and then I jumped on my website and I edited the shit out of things.
I went basic like wearing basic black.
My profile on Twitter made me want to throw up so I re-wrote it and I kept it simple.
Check it out here:
I cleaned up 6 months and 1 day of things I no longer do, things I no longer am, as I get ready to use my social media more because…
I have a book coming in 2020.
I have a new podcast coming in 2020.
Funny thing is they both have the same name.
“Fractured” and I obviously need to create some fuss about all of this while keeping it all basic black.
All I know is I am heading somewhere and I can hear the engines humming.