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5 Lessons I Learned from "Steal Like An Artist

5 Lessons I Learned from "Steal Like An Artist

This book got a lot of great things. Austin Kleon nailed it. Here are the best 5 life lessons I have learned from this wonderful book. Enjoy :)


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1. Great Artist Steal.

Nothing is original. Every New Idea Is Just A Mashup Or A Remix Of One Or More Previous Ideas. Once we understand that nothing is completely original, we'll feel a heavy burden lifted off ours shoulders. This mean anyone can become a creative person. We just simply need to find great resources that inspire us to do something great. Great resources to steal from. We just need to Steal like an artist.


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"Art is Theft."

"Good Artists Copy, Great Artist Steal."



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2. School is One Thing. Education is Another.

Going to school and educating yourself are two completely different things. Simply graduating won’t get us far in life. We need to more informal education. And we need it on daily basis.


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“A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life."



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3. "Fake It Till You Make It"

I think by faking it, Austin doesn't mean you have to lie about everything you do. You just have to keep your things secret until you get the work done. And we all have read this fancy qoute on internet hundreds of time "Work in silence and let your succes make your noise" (haha). Both are kinda similar. Its a pretty good (but tthat's probably not gonna work in every scenario).


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4. Be Boring & Have Inspiring Surroundings.

Be Boring. To Get The Things Done! According to Austin, this is the only way to get your creative work done. Minimize drama in your life and keep things in order.

And Always make sure your surroundings should be inspiring. Surround Yourself With Books, things and People Who Inspire and Motivate You.


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5. Difference between Good Theft & Bad Theft

Be a good theft, not a bad theft. There is a difference.

Bad theft:Good theft:

1. Degrade | 1. Honor

2. Skim | 2. Study

3. Steal from one | 3. Steal from many

4. Plagiarize | 4. Give credit

5. Imitate | 5. Transform

6. Rip off | 6. Remix


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5 life lessons I Learned from the Austin Kleon's book "Steal Like An Artist" :)

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