Recently I read Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon and it is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile.
Everyone should read this book because it teaches you to be creative.
If you need to be creative, you MUST read it. And I believe that we all need to be creative so that we can get new ideas; because new ideas allows us to change and it is only through change that we get better.
If you are an artist, musician entrepreneur, have a network marketing business or just want to have a more interesting and fun life, you MUST READ THIS BOOK ASAP!
The book is one of the best books I’ve read because:
1) It is short and fun to read but profound. I read it in less than 2 hours but have found myself going back to the book numerous times to re-read and let the ideas sink in
2) It has great and amusing art that reinforces the lessons. It is teaching at its best because you will remember the artwork and that will help you remember the lessons.
3) It teaches how ideas are originated
4) Provides you great tips on how to be creative
Digital World versus Analog World
One of the major things that the author teaches was something I was already doing it but I was never aware of it.
The author emphasizes separately your time between the digital (internet, computers, electronics) and analog world. (old fashioned paper, pen, sketching, being outdoors, etc). The analog world is where ideas are originated but the digital world is where the ideas are executed. Wow!
Now it makes so much sense… no wonder I get my best ideas when I go for my daily bike rides! When I bike, I am in the “analog” world. For example, I came up with the ideas to write this blog while I was biking to the gym and now I am executing my ideas (typing them up) on my Mac. (digital world)
Go get the book. It is a very fun and great read. Not only will you enjoy it but you will learn valuable lessons and the book will become one of the treasures in your growing library.
By the way, where do you get YOUR ideas from? The Digital or the Analog world? I’m interested to know!
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