Should You Work For Free by Seth Godin on the Strategic Choice of Unpaid Work
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Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 1282: In Seth Godin's exploration of whether one should work for free, he delves into the nuances of professional labor, distinguishing between activities driven by personal joy versus those committed to with professional rigor, risk, and promise. Godin argues for the strategic choice of unpaid work when it leverages exposure, trust, and positive change, critiquing simplistic equations of value and urging a nuanced understanding of when free work can amplify one's reach and reputation. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://seths.blog/2013/02/should-you-work-for-free/ Quotes to ponder: "Work is what you do as a professional, when you make a promise that involves rigor and labor (physical and emotional) and risk." "The more generous you are with your ideas, and the more they spread, the more likely it is your perceived value goes up." "If you’re busy doing free work because it’s a good way to hide from the difficult job of getting paid for your work, stop." Episode references: AltMBA: https://altmba.com/ Seth's TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/search?q=seth%20godin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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