Don’t you find it amazing how a writer, thinker, leader, a friend, or even a child can say or write something that touches the depths of your curiosity? When these great moments happen, always stop to acknowledge that it’s happening. Yesterday on a flight back home from DC I was reading Pam Slim’s new book, ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, and I found myself caught up in her enthusiasm and absorbed in her advice and the authenticity of her narrative. If you are starting to scratch an entrepreneurial itch, you have to pick up Pam’s new book. What is most profound about the book is its ability to distill information, motivate to action, and light the fire in you all at once. I have been following her blog for two years and I am so pleased that she actually wrote a book that’s just as good as her blog, which for many doesn’t come that easily.
As a start-up myself I am reading so much from every informational and inspirational corner and her book is the best I have read yet. This post isn’t just a shout out to another writer but more importantly it’s also a lesson on the importance of acknowledging the genius in others. I wrote Pam an email this morning celebrating her success and although we don’t know one another I still believe it’s our social responsibility to acknowledge a genius success moment when it happens for someone.
So the next time you read something, hear something or experience something that moves you, don’t wait to acknowledge it; do so while the message is still fresh on your mind and the shared energy is still all around you. Give appropriate props and pass the genius forward always.
Pam, thanks for lighting me up.