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Show Your Work!

Show Your Work!

by Austin Kleon

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AUSTIN KLEON

“Good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and that creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds

“Amateurs are not afraid to make mistakes or look ridiculous in public. They’re in love, so they don’t hesitate to do work that others think of as silly or just plain stupid.” - Austin Kleon

Baby Steps

“Forget about decades, forget about years, and forget about months. Focus on days.” - Austin Kleon

Creative Networking

“Share what you love, and the people who love the same things will find you.” - Austin Kleon

Projects

“Instead of taking a break in between projects, waiting for feedback, and worrying about what’s next, use the end of one project to light up the next one.” - Austin Kleon

“You should be able to explain your work to a kindergartner, a senior citizen, and everybody in between.” - Austin Kleon

Forward-thinking Artists

”the forward-thinking artists of today aren’t just looking for fans or passive consumers of their work, they’re looking for potential collaborators, or co-conspirators.” - Austin Kleon

STEVE JOBS

”Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment of failure - these things just fall away in the fac...

Ongoing Storytelling

“Whether you realize it or not, you’re already telling a story about your work.” - Austin Kleon

What’s Next?

“A successful or failed project is no guarantee of another success or failure. Whether you’ve just won big or lost big, you still have to face the question

“What’s next?”” - Austin Kleon

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