Tuesday Tips: Be a Social Linchpin this week!

It’s not every day that some of the best, most creative minds doing business today gather where ever they are to discuss ways to be “linchpins” and to bring passion and ingenuity to work and to the world.

But that’s going to happen tomorrow, Wednesday May 18 because Linchpin author Seth Godin has called for a worldwide meetup of Linchpins and linchpins everywhere have responded. Find out where here. Locally, there are a number of Linchpin gatherings. I’ll be at the one organized by David Pu’u and Donna Von Hoesslin at My Florist Cafe in downtown Ventura; it starts at 7pm.

If someone else isn’t organizing a meetup in your corner of the world, do what linchpins do and make one happen!

(What’s a linchpin again? Read about linchpins here. And here. Here too. And here. Heck, just search this site and you’ll see.)

On Thursday, May 19, Jodi Womack (pictured above with Seth Godin and I) has organized another one of her wonderful No More Nylons Women’s Business Socials. Continue reading

Ventura Linchpins Meet 7pm Sunday October 17

What a great way to finish your Ventura ArtWalk weekend–with a Sunday Oct.17  7pm gathering of Ventura Linchpins at Candlelight on Santa Clara at Figueroa followed by dinner at one of their long tables!

So what’s a Linchpin and why would you want to join us?

Seth Godin describes Linchpins in his latest book of that title, which I wrote about here (and there’s two related blog posts, a video, a review by Hugh McLeod and more).

One of the Ventura Linchpins, Betty Belts Donna Van Hoesslin suggests people who are curious listen to Seth Godin and the Entrepreneurial Revolution on the Entrepreneur Video Network of Entrepreneur.com.

An important element of being a Linchpin is “shipping”–not just thinking about doing something but actually doing it.

Ventura’s Linchpins are doing some serious shipping. They’re not just talking, they’re taking action.

(And what am I shipping these days? Next Friday, a new poetry book: Middle of the Night Poems From Daughter to Mother, Mother to Son –available from me or from en theos  press–just in time to share at The Women’s Conference in Long Beach where I am speaking on Monday.)

Here’s the official event info http://www.meetup.com/Linchpins-are-everywhere-raise-the-flag/29581/

I hope to see you there–if not this month, next!

Seth Godin’s Linchpins Meet: Ventura Sunday 9/12 7pm

Seth Godin’s latest book  Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?. has readers and fans riled up in a way that none of his previous books have: It’s inspiring people around the world to join forces in spontaneous and organic ways.

Is Godin just smart marketer? Or is it the message he promotes?

I’d argue that he’s an inspiring writer with a meaningful message which urges readers to be so passionate about everything they do that they become indispensable. Continue reading