Writers Write


Seth Godin recently wrote a short post entitled a definition of a leader. Leaders lead, he wrote.

If you want to be a leader, lead. If you want to be a writer, write.

This can be applied to any industry. Recently I was with a group of people who kept suggesting I use video on this website, as video is the fastest growing segment online, and it could help skyrocket my subscriber numbers.

Though I’ll never say never, right now this isn’t an avenue I’m looking into. Why? I understand facts and figures as much as anybody. They’re right, video is the fastest growing segment online, by far.

But writing is my thing. And writers write.

I’ve a good friend who’s working hard to break into the television and film production industry. He waits tables five days a week to support himself, but during those few snatched hours of spare time he has per week you can bet he’s creating.

He comes out with project after project, each one better than the last. He never stops creating. He wants to be a television and film producer. So he’s producing.

Leaders lead. Writers write. Producers produce.

What do you want to do? ∎


Benjamin Spall is the founding editor of the online magazine My Morning Routine, and the co-author of a book of the same name. He has written for outlets including the New York Times, the New York Observer, Quartz, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CNBC, and more.

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