Monday, May 12

Must Read Book: Show Your Work!

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If you are looking for ways to get yourself and/or business noticed {who isn't?!}, Show Your Work! is a MUST read. You don't have to be an artist or creative entrepreneur to read this book; the principles apply to every person/business out there. Austin Kleon really gets it. We all want to get discovered without feeling like sleazy salespeople. And sometimes self-promotion seems really hard to do, or is the last thing you feel like doing.

He breaks self-promotion down into these 10 easy, practical ways to share your work:

1) You don't have to be a genius.
2) Think process, not product.
3) Share something small every day.
4) Open up your cabinet of curiosities.
5) Tell good stories.
6) Teach what you know.
7) Don't turn into human spam.
8) Learn to take a punch.
9) Sell out.
10) Stick around.

There are so many good, inspiring ideas in this book to share your own work with the world. Just the process we go through to create new products & services is worth sharing. Lessons we've learned, skills we can teach others... these are all things we should share.

I was able to read this book in an evening. Have a highlighter ready or a journal handy to take notes. You will actually be excited to start sharing when you've finished the book! And that my friends, is why I'm sharing this book recommendation with you.

If you decide to read Show Your Work!, let me know what you're excited to start sharing with the world.

You might also like:
Scrapbook of Creativity Behind the Scenes
Austin's Blog
Follow Austin Kleon on Twitter

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