Wednesday, June 7

Real Artists Don't Starve: A Book Review

Frankly, I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this book. It's nothing against Jeff Goins as an author - I've read one of his books and enjoyed not only the content but also his writing style. This book seemed interesting too; however, how many books can a person read about improving themselves, selling their product, developing their dream, marketing themselves, etc. before it's simply too much information. And like I said, I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this book all because I wanted to push pause on how much information I was consuming to focus on "doing."

But then I started to see the snippets of the "12 rules of new renaissance" that Goins was sharing on Instagram and I was intrigued. Things like "The Starving Artist despises the need for money. The Thriving Artist makes money to make more art." In this book, Goins sets out to dismantle the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artist temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. He talks about how creative individuals throughout history didn't suffer to create their art, but capitalized on the power of their creative strength.

I am quite glad I picked up this book, and didn't pass on it because I was mentally tired of taking in more information about what I should be doing, need to do or could be making time for. Goins has a relate-able writing style. He kept me on my toes as I was reading, constantly underlining or making notes in the margins. I give it a very big two thumbs up!

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