Austin kleon steal like an artist

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Kleon was asked to address college students at Broome Community College in upstate New York inhe shaped his speech around a simple list of ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out at their age.

Bring a notebook with you everywhere and realize the potential of your philosopher quality thoughts.

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Google everything. Constraints can also act favorably — bad winters or summers can force you to be indoors and work on your projects. This is where I edit and publish my work. Keep on reading The book is dense with notes and ideas and picking just 10 things to share was no simple task, but I hope you can find some inspiration in his words, just as I did. Go beyond imitation to emulation. So will our art. Kleon suggests to step away from the screen from time to time because sitting still in front of a laptop or a desktop, we are all immobile.

It is brief, but says a lot — like a wise friend who only speaks when they have something valuable to say. You need to spend some time in another land, among people that do things differently than you.

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One at a time. Google everything. Productive Procrastination. Sounds simple, right?

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He lists them on the back cover of the book so that they're easily referenced. Don't wait until you know who you are to start making things: You have to start doing the work you want to be doing, you have to immerse, internalise and even dress like the person you aspire to be.

Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder. Yesterday, I decided to read it again, and though the book is packed with advice and information, it took me less than an hour to read the whole thing.

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Austin kleon steal like an artist

Constraints can also act favorably — bad winters or summers can force you to be indoors and work on your projects. If you enjoyed this story, we recommend reading our latest tech stories and trending tech stories. Go beyond imitation to emulation. Sounds simple, right? I recently quit a job that all around was not my thing — the people I worked for, the job duties, etc. Be nice the world is a small town. This has been summed up nicely by Jack White: Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want — that just kills creativity. Google everything.

I love that for some reason.

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10 Useful Lessons From "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon