Misgivings with Seth’s Blog

Episode 7: Misgivings with Seth’s Blog

In this new episode of The RevolutionFI Podcast, Tim reflects on the concept of misgivings with Seth’s Blog.

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Welcome back to RevolutionFI. I hope you’re having a nice, calm, relaxing Sunday morning. I’m here today with another reflection. And before we get into that, make sure you head on over to RevolutionFI.com and grab The Solopreneur Formula™ worksheet, that’ll certainly help you eliminate debt and get on your path to financial freedom. Totally free, make sure you go grab it.

Alright, so this first weekend, Sunday weekend reflection of the RevolutionFI podcast, again comes from Seth Godin. The guy’s just so full of wisdom, he is someone I’ve followed for a long, long time I greatly admire, and I find his words incredibly powerful in all aspects.

From Seth’s Blog

So I thought I would share with you my interpretation of his blog posts that we went up on October 2016. And the title of this is Misgivings. If those of you don’t know, Seth has been doing a daily blog for like 10 years, which is really inspiring. I’ve been reading that I can’t say I’ve been reading them for all 10. But, but a lot, a lot of those years. And a lot. Sometimes they’re longer. Sometimes they’re really short, but they’re always provocative.

So here is what Seth wrote on the 26th with the title Misgivings. He said, “If you’re not having any second thoughts at all, it’s probably because you’re not thinking through enough. The hallmark of the true believer is that there’s no room for judgment. For everyone else, misgivings are a sign that you’re carefully considering the problem at hand.”

Now, this is incredibly relevant to me right now, it’s probably relevant to you, I am in a place where I am making a slow transition, and I’m pivoting my creative energies into a place that hasn’t existed before I’m doing something completely new. And that scares the shit out of me. It’s risky.

I’ve spent 10 years building the J. Thorn brand. And while that’s not going anywhere, I’m not using that for this new venture. So I have to create everything from scratch. And you can better believe I’ve had second thoughts about it, I mean, it would have been easier for me to go back and write a whole series of Three Story Method books or two, to pair up with Zach and do a rapid release, you know, dark fantasy series on Amazon. But that’s kind of not it’s kind of not where my energy is right now.


And, and so I had this tension between doing what I know and what I can do well, and trying something new. And then you add on this other layer of I’m coming back to a skill set that I was, quite frankly, a master at. I had national and international recognition as Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Studies. I mean, I was doing workshops in Steve Blank’s living room, and really developed a reputation there. But I’ve left that fallow for five years. So all of this, all of this ties into Seth’s post, and that I’m having a lot of second thoughts.

You know, I don’t regret things. But this is not an easy, it’s never an easy decision. And I’m just constantly wondering if this is, you know, what I should be doing or how I should be doing it. And so, it was nice for me to read that. You know, the fact that I’m having misgivings are a sign that I’m carefully considering the problem at hand.

So hopefully you will as well hopefully you are in a position where you are thinking about how it is you’re going to attain financial independence, how you’re going to find that freedom, and that you are a little worried about it. I think that’s a good sign. Not a bad one.

So, again, something to think about as you take another sip of your Sunday morning coffee. All right, well, I will be back tomorrow with Monday’s episode. It’ll be back to documenting what I’m doing and where I’m heading specifically. So I will see you tomorrow morning. Have a good one.

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