"Steal Like An Artist-10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative"

I reread Steal Like An Artist after Eric finished it.  Since it's such a quick read, I decided to take some notes this time around.  I appreciate books that get to the point with quality information.


Some quotes/notes from the 2nd time....

*Step away from the computer and tap into your real creativity using pen and paper to avoid continuous self editing. Let those creative juices flow! I remember Maya Angelou saying she writes all of her books on a yellow legal pad. :-)


"If you're free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence instead of running from it."

"Your job is to collect good ideas.  The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by."

"Carry a notebook and pen with you wherever you go. Get used to pulling it out and jotting down your thoughts and observations."

"Don't wait until you know who you are to get started." I LOVE this one!

"You have to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, and you have to start doing the work you want to be doing."

"You can't go looking for validation from external sources. Once you put your work into the world, you have no control over the way people will react to it." This one struck a nerve! I'm working on it. lol

"Not everyone will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do.  They might even call you names.  So get comfortable with being misunderstood. disparaged, or ignored-the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care."

If you have an hour to spare, I highly recommend this book.

Also, Ignore Everyone is another quick read.