Deceiving yourself into business

I was listening to an interview with a writer
from a successful animated sitcom. 

Bill explained that their mission in the
writer’s room was, humor first, helpful
. Because if a concept for an episode was really funny, he said, they
would find a way to back into the message. 

It’s brilliant way to approach the
creative process. Focus on the intentional, and trust that you’ll sweep up the
incidental on the way. 

But it’s also an effective way to approach business. The
goal, after all, is to create value. To do something useful. To make something
people want. The result of achieving that goal, is revenue. That’s the
compensation we receive for kicking ass at job number one. 

Stratten’s book on marketing strategy puts it perfectly. He writes that we
can use the internet to greatly help our business, but the internet should not be the business. Making money is not a
business, it’s the result of good business. 

We must remember that if we decide
to hang out our shingle. Because in the same way that a large group of people
who have gathered for an hour a week can easily deceive themselves into
thinking that’s church, an individual who spends all his time going to
conferences and having coffee with strangers and creating the perfect status
update can easily deceive himself into thinking that’s running a business. 


You actually have to do something real in the world. Otherwise you’re just
jerking off. 


What value are you creating, really?


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