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WHAT MATTERS NOW
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Things to think about (and do) this year Here’s what we’re working on and thinking about. What about you? Big thoughts and small actions make a difference. feel free to share this
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GENEROSITY When the economy tanks, it’s natural to think of yourself Frst. You have a family to feed a mortgage to pay. Getting more appears to be the order of business. It turns out that the connected economy doesn’t respect this natural instinct. Instead, we’re rewarded for being generous. Generous with our time and money but most important generous with our art. If you make a di±erence, people will gravitate to you. ey want to engage, to interact and to get you more involved. In a digital world, the gi I give you almost always benefts me more than it costs. If you make a di±erence, you also make a connection. You interact with people who want to be interacted with and you make changes that people respect and yearn for. Art can’t happen without someone who seeks to make a di±erence. is is your art, it’s what you do. You touch people or projects and change them for the better. is year, you’ll certainly Fnd that the more you give the more you get. Seth Godin is a blogger and speaker. His new book Linchpin comes out in January.
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FEAR Have you ever wondered who’s behind that little voice in your head that tells you, “you’re in this by yourself, one person doesn’t make a diFerence, so why even try?” His name is ±ear. ±ear plays the role of antagonist in the story of your life. You must rid yourself of him using all necessary means. We’re oen impressed by those who appear to be fearless. e people who fly to the moon. Chase tornadoes. Enter dangerous war zones. Skydive. Speak in front of thousands of people. Stand up to cancer. Raise money and adopt a child that isn’t their flesh and blood. So, why are we so inspired by them? Because deep down, we are them. We all share the same characteristics.  We’re all divinely human.  Until ±ear is gone, (and realize he may never completely leave) make the decision to be courageous. e world needs your story in order to be complete. Anne Jackson blogs , tweets , and writes books. Her most recent work, Permission To Speak ±reely: Essays and Art on ±ear, Confession and Grace will be available in August.
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F A C T S Jessica Hagy blogs at Indexed and is the author of a wonderful book of the same name .
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DIGNITY Dignity is more important than wealth. It’s going to be a long, long time before we can make everyone on earth wealthy, but we can help people Fnd dignity this year (right now if we choose to). Dignity comes from creating your own destiny and from the respect you get from your family, your peers and society.
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