Help! Should Seth Hire Me?

Occasionally, we get the opportunity to be very bold, very audacious, and, well very dumb. Now, it seems that I have one of those opportunities. Let me explain.

Seth Godin has been one of my favorite thinkers and writers for years. His writings have influenced a number of decisions that I have made, and his teachings I have applied professionally since launching on my own earlier this year. He is truly one of the great thinkers in the business realm. Yesterday, he offered to mentor a few people in his office for six months, in lieu of an MBA.

If I had just graduated college, or even just earned my law degree, I would have been the first in line for this opportunity, but I am two years out of law school, starting a new company, and expecting our third child in February. Now, is not what I would consider the best time, hence “very dumb.”

I would be remiss if I did not at least entertain the thought of this opportunity, and this is where you enter the story. Please tell me whether you think it would be a good idea for Seth to hire me. I am going to use your feedback to craft my application.

To apply, I am creating this squidoo lens, and I will, over the course of the next few weeks, populate the lens with tidbits about me. If you have some story, anecdote, factual recount, or gross exaggeration that will help Seth (and I) decide if I am right for the job, then post a “blurb” under the “What Say You?” section. Or, if you prefer, leave a comment on my blog.


Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Lew

    I do not know Seth Godin, but apparently he is of some quality otherwise you would not be considering working for him. I have always felt like “the more feathers you have in your hat, the more marketable you would be in the job market.” My number one concern is for your wife and soom to be three children. They will certainally be affected immediately during the six months of training, but might benefit in the long haul. My advice would be to move slow enough to have time for what is best for you really has time to sink in and yet fast enough not pass up a once in a lifetime oppoutunity. There is wisdom in the presence of a multitude of counsel, but ultimately it is your choice.

  • myria

    third child?