Seth Godin

What Does Seth Godin Have to Say About Intuition?

Hey! Seth Godin is writing about intuition! That's what people call successful decision making that happens without a narrative. Intuition isn't guessing. It's sophisticated pattern matching, honed over time. Don't dismiss intuition merely because it's difficult to understand. You can get better at it by practicing.

When I named my company Intuition Consulting, I had in mind exactly what Seth is writing about. I think what he means by practicing is "learning to listen." As in: learning to listen to the little (or not so little) voice inside your head, or the feeling in the pit of your stomach that is guiding you toward a decision or helping you recognize what is happening right in front of you.

You can get better at it by practicing. To learn more, please be in touch with me at


What's Your Story?

"Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell."  ~Seth Godin My clients often ask me about how they can become more effective fundraisers. There's so much competition out there, they say. We aren't reaching enough people, they say.

Here's what I ask them: What's your story? What sets you and your organization apart from others?  What can you tell potential donors about your community or your cause that will enable them to care about it the way you do?

Telling your story changes how you present yourself to the public and your potential supporters. It's not about the number of people you serve; it's about how those people are impacted. It's not about the amount of money you need to raise; it's about how your donors can benefit by making an investment in your organization. This is philanthropy, not fundraising.

The stories you tell should be about real people, and they should be just long enough to create a feeling in the listener- a feeling that leads to their engagement and participation. We all have a story to tell- yours can be the one that inspires others to think, to speak, to act, or to give. Go out and tell your story!

I'd love to help you tell your story. Please reach me at