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May 22, 2013


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Joseph Ratliff

I'm writing a book.

I outlined and planned it to be a short one, a la a Domino Project sized book.

It's STILL a "slog" as you put it. :)

David Meerman Scott

Congratulations on your progress so far, Joseph! It's not easy but it is totally worth it.


Yep, Seth sent me!

Good stuff. I needed this.

Do you know the book "Once A Runner?" (It's a cult classic beloved by distance runners, admittedly a weird little demographic.) One of the characters says, of his training, "The secret is there is no secret."

David Meerman Scott

Clover - I can relate to that. A few years ago I wrote a post The secret to getting 50,000 followers on Twitter. My opening line was: "The secret is that there is no secret."


I too am one of your Seth Godin newbies. Very well said, David. Keep your shoulder to the wheel, keep refining the wheel, and that wheel might go. Great to join you.


Most people don't achieve Success and the Lives they Dream of because the road to Riches and the Promised Land is laden with obstacles. Most people have no inexhaustible means of inner support and so they tuck tail early in the journey and crawl back to their comfort zone. Most peoples comfort zone is a prison of their own making. Their are no shortcuts up the mountain. You have to climb...


First, nice post...

Second, as a SentFromSeth'er, I'm curious about your traffic and engagement of this post, and how much that Seth post affected your analytics.

David Meerman Scott

Thank you Ray and Ar3. As you can imagine, Seth drove a considerable amount of traffic to my blog with his post and I have experienced a large number of RSS subscriptions and email signups. It is several thousand new people like you exposed to my ideas and I am grateful to Seth for that. Take a look at my last several posts for an idea of what I get for typical comments.

David Meerman Scott

Dave - well said. Thank you.


YES!!! Very motivating - thanks, David. This post brings to mind the US Navy Seal motto: "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday!"

Raúl Colón

Loved this post. But what I liked the most was seeing you take a challenge with your daughter.

My daughter is 2 1/2 and I already see áreas where I might have to get over a few of my weaknesses just to challenge my self and spend quality time with them.

Inspiring and touching post.

David Meerman Scott

Raul - It is fun to do things together! Tomorrow we go to the Cayman Islands (just the two of us) to get our Scuba Diving certification. You should start doing things with your daughter now - you will cherish the memories.


yes that's definitely right. there's no shortcut to anything

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