Book Review: Poke The Box by Seth Godin

Want to give yourself a kick in the butt? Need  inspiration so you can move forward and create results? Poke the Box by Seth Godin is book to help you that person who needs that little push to get them going again.

When you look at the cover of the book, it asks you ‘When was the last time you did something for the first time?’  That caused me to reflect when was the last time I tried something new? When was the last time I felt uncomfortable? As an entrepreneur, it gets harder to become uncomfortable because it is a common feeling.

The largest take away from Poke The Box is the separation of people into 2 general groups.

Poke The Box Do-er:

Some people are programmed to take action. They map out future  activities or not, they ask for help or not, but in the end, they do what is required. These people are not dreamers, happy with the status quo, or lazy. They want to get their fingers dirty, build something, and leave an impact.

Poke The Box Dreamer:

Some people would rather sit back and think, think, and think some more. Maybe they like status quo. Many people don’t like change. Change is not something that we do the best naturally. It is also much easier to dream then to get up and create change.

Where would you but yourself? As a Do-er or Dreamer?

Have an awesome week.


Kevin MacDonald is a Business Consultant at L6S Business Consulting Inc ( L6S offers services in business mentorship and Lean & Lean Six Sigma management with either project work or mentoring of staff. Kevin has his CMA accounting designation along with a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Kevin is active in the community by volunteering for the South Edmonton Business Association, the Fringe Festival, and Goodwill Industries of Alberta and donates blood at the Canadian Blood Services.

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