Side Hustle Spark #246: Practice makes you less sucky (Free chart from Austin Kleon)

Austin Kleon, one of my favorite authors and inspiration to keep making stuff, recently issued a challenge to suck less.

His words: “

Something small, every day, adds up to something big over time.

What should you practice? Whatever you want to suck less at.”

Go to his 30-Day ‘Practice and Suck Less’ challenge page and download his PDF. Two copies are printing out as I’m writing this…assuming my printer is on…then again, maybe it’s not printing out because I’m too lazy to get up from my standard morning ergonomically-challenging, splayed-across-the-bed work position…

You might be asking, ‘so what do I practice?’.

  1. Writing copy
  2. Sketching
  3. Brainstorming
  4. Researching online with a five-minute constraint
  5. Speed reading
  6. Scanning/copy/pasting from a web resource into a document you can use
  7. Text-to-speech [Your blog posts/sales copy into audio.]
  8. Audio creation
  9. Video creation
  10. Editing/paring down your copy
  11. Making your creative/side hustle tasks a bit more fun.

Keep your sessions short and snappy.

Go ahead and suck less!

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And now, time for my book recommendations…

These seven titles 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. ;->

This list cuts across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use my links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.