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Show Your Work!: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Getting Discovered

Author: Kleon, Austin
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Pub Date: 01/04/2014
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761178972
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Quick overview To get where you want to go in this world, you know you need to get really good at what you do, and put yourself out there and make connections. But how are you supposed to do all that while you're busy spending your time and energy practicing a craft, learning a trade or running a business? Show Your Work! will teach you how to think about your work as a never-ending process, how to build and maintain meaningful relationships by sharing that process and how to deal with the ups and downs of putting yourself and your work out in the world-all summarised in ten simple principles: You don't have to be a genius. Own your turf. Share something small, every day. Open up your cabinet of curiosities. Tell good stories. Teach what you know. Don't turn into human spam. Learnto take a punch. Sell out. Stick around. Show Your Work! is filled with illustrations, quotes and stories designed to inspire you to get over your fears of rejection, failure and vulnerability, and start off on a path of lifelong learning, openness and generosity. Generosity trumps genius, Kleon writes. Whether you're an artist or an entrepreneur, a student or a teacher, a hobbyist or a professional, it's time to stop worrying and start sharing.
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In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. It s not self-promotion, it s self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity what he calls the ecology of talent.
From broader life lessons about work (you can t find your voice if you don t use it) to the etiquette of sharing and the dangers of oversharing to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age. "

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