Until now, I never...
Applied to Seth Godin’s “Agenda Session” Seminar

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Seth Godin recently sent out an email inviting his blog subscribers to apply for a seminar he’s hosting this summer called “The Agenda Session“.  Being a huge Seth Godin fan, and wanting to face my fears and find “my calling” I thought why not.  Well, I really didn’t just think why not.  I also thought I know I’ll never get picked so why bother, and and I’m going to feel so self-conscious and stupid about submitting a 3-minute video of myself, and even if for some far-fetched reason I did get picked, I would be the oldest and least competent person at this seminar.  But I knew I had to do it.  What’s the worst that could happen?  So I spent the morning filling out the on-line application, explaining who I am and what I want to do with my life, and then I clicked the “record” button to do my 3-minute explanation of what’s on my personal agenda.

I gabbed away, and so quickly my 3 minutes was up – and I hadn’t barely even touched the surface.  So I clicked “re-record”.  Same thing.  So I did it two more times and finally decided that it was good enough, and clicked “submit”.  And for the rest of the day, I had really low self-esteem.  All I could think about was how unimportant what I’m trying to do with my life is.  How I talked too quickly in the video.  How I should have focused on “my agenda” and not the bigger picture.  But…

Going through the application process was so good for me.  To explain myself to a stranger and try to get picked was a great exercise to go through.  I know I won’t get picked.  But I’m not sorry I tried.