In his blog this week, Austin Kleon, author the three books Keep Going, Show Your Work, and Steal Like An Artist, challenges his readers: In order to suck less, practice. [Time out for soapbox time: This guy ranks as one of my three favorite authors–the advice is enduring and invaluable and the format is so accessible. More on him in future posts.]
Okayyyy, so what should you practice?
Here are a few ideas, courtesy of entrepreneur.com. But by all means, look outside your hustle, as well.
This little extra motivation can pay off in big ways. And hey, why not get your kids involved?
More details here. Links to his PDFs are below.
And. if you’re interested, here are copies of mine…
And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…
These seven books are go-to sources of inspiration and valued experience. These are affiliate links which, if you use to preview and buy the product, won’t raise the product’s price and will earn me a commission. At that point, I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It is mine and you can’t have it. ;->
- Keep Going (Austin Kleon)
- Show Your Work (Austin Kleon)
- Side Hustle: Idea to Income in 27 Days (Chris Guillebeau)
- Atomic Habits (James Clear)
- Poke the Box (Seth Godin)
- The War of Art (Steven Pressfield)
- Turning Pro (Steven Pressfield)
These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.