The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin
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About the Author
Seth Godin is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages.
He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. And he is the host of the Akimbo podcast.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.
And, interesting fact: he has taught thousands of people how to juggle and he was once screamed at by the late comedienne Totie Fields.
About the Book
From the bestselling author of Linchpin, Tribes, and The Dip comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.
Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.
With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.
Listen to the Interview...
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin (Amazon)
Seth Godin (website)
The Practice (website page)
Seth Godin (Wikipedia)
The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth by David C. Baker (Marketing Book Podcast interview)
The War of Art: Break Through The Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
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Saturday Night Live - the Chris Farley Show Interview With Paul McCartney, February 13, 1993
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