This is a great book, a difficult book to read, but a great book none-the-less and one that you’ll feel good about reading. I think part of why it is so difficult to finish is because you find yourself constantly coming up with ideas about how you can improve your job, your blog, your life etc…After an hour of reading, you might look down and realize you’ve only actually read a few pages.
When I first heard about this book, I got my daily email from Seth, letting all of his subscribers know that he is about to release his next book and we had an opportunity to not only get it for free, but get it a few weeks before it was actually released to the public. All we had to do was make a small contribution to The Acumen Fund (Seth’s favorite charity) and in return he would ship us a free copy.
At first it sounded like a good idea. A free book and a feel-good donation to a great charity. Little did I know, Seth actually sent a 2nd FREE copy of his book to me to help spread the word! Who does that? A Linchpin does that! What does that mean you might ask? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
As I mentioned above, this book took a long time to read not because it was dull or boring but because it was inspirational. It really is a book that makes you stop and think. During the course of reading this book, I ended up writing three or four emails to friends and aquantances about what they could do to make their websites (personal and professional) better (this is what I do as a profession). This might sound kind of strange but the book really is inspiring and it made me want to share my knowledge and help others…It made me want to be a Linchpin. (you have to read the book to learn what that really is).
While I was reading this book I ran into someone who epitomized a Linchpin. It was a contractor who did some work on my house. It was a small job and rather than try to upsell me on the job or try to get me to do a bunch of other repairs he tried to teach me how to do the job myself….it was the 3rd time today he had done that! Why is that so cool? Why is that a Linchpin? Because first of all I hired him to do the repair. Second, next time someone needs a contractor I know who I’[m going to recommend and next time I need a contractor, he's got my business. Not just because he talked to me for a few minutes, but because he was truly trying to provide me with a service. He was trying to educate his customers and empower them to take on small projects that really are doable by homeowners.
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