February 10, 2010

Dinosaurs and Meteors


If you’re a hunter, are you wasting your gift chasing shiny but ultimately worthless objects?

And if you’re a farmer, are you wasting your resources by planting and nurturing a crop that’s fashionable but without real value?

It might be fun to win a Grammy or dominate your category in terms of market share, but what’s it worth if it doesn’t support the actual goal?

Marketing is more powerful than ever. We have more leverage than ever before. Which makes picking your milestones and your goals more critical than it has ever been. – Seth Godin

There are just more and more things to do, places to go, and fortunes to be made these days, aren’t there? How in a world so open and so complex and so jam packed full of marketing can we ever expect to come out tops? We are told we can achieve anything and everything, that we can marry a supermodel, make a hundred million real dollars, live in a 15 bedroom mansion and live care free.

But why doesn’t marketing give us the in between steps. Why only the end dream and not the step by step guide to getting there? Surely in world where secrets are told every day, where everything is there to be read on the Internet, we should have a step by step, easy guide to having all of this.

Here are some of the inherent problems with this:

1. People do NOT listen.
2. We are bad at taking orders.
3. We question more than what we do.

Add those 3 and you know, it doesn’t matter if we get hit in the face with the simple facts, 99% of us will never get it done because of that. So like the cartoon says, don’t give a Dinosaur meteors.

I find with this particular blog that people are getting sick and tired of being told how to change their lives. My advice will not ever really make any difference to about 999 out of 1000 people who read this.

Am I ready for that?

What motivates me to keep writing? It’s surely not lucrative enough to call it a job, so it has to be a passion thing?

This blog is my way of not giving the Dinosaur a meteor to buy. Its my way of checking up on myself that my goals are realistic, that I am benchmarking as I go, and that I can get to my dreams. Without dreams, I am nothing. Without hope, I may as well stop wasting your time.

I hope to find each 1 out of the 1000 of you, and connect with you, properly.

Connect with me. That’s what the contact page is for. I actually enjoy hearing from you, no matter how random you think you are.

This is a part of my leverage, in some way.

4 Comments on “Dinosaurs and Meteors

February 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

This is fantastic, I came across your blog via Conrad Stoltz’s. I really like your take on things. Your comments on Lance Armstrong are spot on. You remind me of the idea of “warrior-poets,” developing all aspects of your being, both your physical and mental. This is something I strive to do. I will continue to read your blog, you just gained another 1 out of 1000!

Portland, Oregon

Urban Ninja
February 11, 2010 at 8:07 am

thank you for the amazing comment Dan. I will keep writing…

Jon Anderson
February 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I completely agree with Dan from Oregon, I also like your take on things and always look forward to checking your blog. Your writing / experiences provide me with a “inspirational push” that helps me maintain a positive attitude throughout the day.

Jon – San Diego, CA

Urban Ninja
February 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

thanks Jon!


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