Scott Ginsberg on Shutting Up and Not Giving a Shit – Episode 2

May 26, 2013

The whole premise for The Shut Up Show started many years before my co-host Phil and I ever met. Say what?! Yes, it’s true. Find out more about that serendipitous story as Phil and I interview Scott Ginsberg, the only person in the entire world who wears a nametag 24-7, whose “shut up and don’t give a shit” philosophy became the impetus for The Shut Up Show.

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Share Some Shut Up Love –> Learn to not give a shit. Care about stuff that matters. Care strategically. @nametagscott on handling fear via @_theshutupshow

Fun Facts:

  • Scott was inducted into Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for wearing a nametag 24-7.
  • Scott is the author of 25 books.
  • Scott literally (and I literally mean “literally”) showed up at POKE New York to offer his employment after researching “coolest places to work in NYC.”

Defining Shut Up Moment:

Scott told people to shut up a long time ago and decided now, as his life is changing and wanting to start a family, is the time to shut up himself. He wrote a 10-page letter of resignation to himself and left his successful speaking business after 13 years to jump into his first corporate job that he hand-selected to hire him.

Shut Up Tips:

Look for signs of fear. Pay attention to the lies we tell ourselves. Identify your triggers and have a good partner to help you recognize your triggers. – Scott

There is no formula for preventing fear. Just stop caring. Learn to not give a shit. Care about the stuff that matters. Care strategically. – Scott

What other people think of you is not your business. – Phil

Tweeting is talking to yourself in the corner. Meet people for coffee. Schedule video chats. Install collaboration in your schedule to stay connected to other humans. – Scott

The question isn’t how do we prevent burnout. The better question to ask is whether the business has inevitable burnout. – Scott

Life has changed. Get out when the time is right. – Scott

It’s about meeting people where they’re at. – Berni

Scott Recommends:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Find Scott:

Google “nametag” and you’ll find Scott Ginsberg!

Works as Creative strategist at POKE New York

@NameTagScott on Twitter