Seth Godin recently posted ‘Two chicken jokes,’ which – pardon the pun – cracked something open for me.
“Conversations and interactions become more than rote performance precisely because we can create, seek out and relieve tension.
Instability into stability and back again.”
Forget clicks and viral hits; the foundation is conversations.
I’m part of Scott Perry’s ‘Creative on Purpose‘ group. On Mondays and Fridays, we have a 30-minute call with people from a range of professions, ages, and backgrounds.
A 30-minute Zoom call for work can usually be summed up as “this could have been an email,” while conversations with amazing people can break things open. They can change your life!
Conversations with friends led to Metal Bandcamp Gift Club, which helped sell thousands of albums.
I’ve been discussing starting a music gear flea market with a friend.
Another friend and I are having conversations about launching a zine.
Is there a guaranteed outcome? Will this new thing become my big break? NO ONE KNOWS, and that’s the wonderful dance between instability and stability.
Will this music gear flea market work? There’s a chance it might not go well!
Will we get this zine launched this year? MAYBE?!
At some point, we have to stop posting and start discussing.