Since discovering Seth's work my world has changed because I found that my fear and procrastination had a name (lizard brain) and learned that everyone has one -- some have just learned to ignore it. That was enough to cause me to move forward. Since then, I've started shipping. Rather than flailing around trying to get the details to work out perfectly, I'm going with good enough and shipping it out. If it needs tweaks (and it always does), I tweak, but I don't let it stop me from shipping.

I've gotten a lot of unique and useful information from all of Seth's books, but giving the lizard brain a name has been catalyst I've needed to move forward. I've created and re-worked a green blog that I'm passionate about and it's growing. I've set up a freelance writing, editing and proofreading business and set a date, June 30, 2010 when I will leave my day job to freelance full-time. I've learned to become a linchpin in my current job, which I had grown close to hating. Seth has changed my world and has spurred me on to change the world for the better for others. I hope his 50th birthday is amazing and full of true gifts.

Beth Heavrin


The linchpin is an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create, and make things happen. Every worthwhile institution has indispensable people who make differences like these.