What Matters Now

This is a nice collection of very short essays about … mmm…. maybe our digital lives.  Some cool bloggers you know probably contributed to this.  Merlin Mann did.

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/12/what-matters-now-get-the-free-ebook.html

This is an example I like:

We are all on a search – a search for more meaning
in our lives.
Through choosing to enrich other people’s lives,
you add meaning to both their life and your own.
Some simple steps to follow:

1. Commit: Commit to lifetime-relationships that
span events, companies, causes and geographic
boundaries.
2. Care: Care for the concerns of others as if they
are your own.
3. Connect: Aim to connect those who will benefit
and enrich each other’s lives in equal measure.
4. Communicate: Communicate candidly. Tell
people what they should hear rather than what
they want to hear.
5. Expand Capacity: Aim to expand people’s
capacity to help them give and get more from their
own lives.

The Litmus Test: If you are truly enriching
someone’s life, they will typically miss you in their
past. They think their lives would have been even
better if they had met you earlier.
You are only as rich as the enrichment you bring to
the world around you.
 —Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author and speaker based in
Silicon Valley. His blog is Life Beyond Code.

2 thoughts on “What Matters Now

  1. “If you are truly enriching someone’s life, they will typically miss you in their past.”

    THAT is brilliant… so many people i’ve known… i’ve always said “Damn, where were you when i was growing up?” Beautiful…

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