I pre-ordered this book and was pleasantly surprised to get it a couple of days early. I wanted to read the book slowly so that I could savour it; but I plowed through it. I'm re-reading it slowly now and just enjoying and contemplating a chapter a day. Great advice and beautifully composed like Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work. Definitely a book to keep coming back to when the creative fires might need some rekindling. More importantly, the strategies can prevent those fires from dwindling by helping you focus on the right things n your (creative) life.
If you're feeling 'stuck' in your work -- or life in general -- this is an extremely inspiring book. I pre-ordered it because I have Austin's other two books and enjoyed them immensely and gained much insight into the creative mind. This latest book has given me a boost to help me focus without actually 'focusing'. Austin's laid-back approach is refreshing and easy to follow. The best book ever for narrowing down the clutter and seeing the real picture.
Do you need a little pick me up? Feel like your creative hobbies or careers are going nowhere? Than you need to read this book. Inside are ten steps to feeling and creating, well, better. It teaches you that it's okay to have a messy room, and that sometimes you just need a nap to restart your brain. This is the book that the author, and I to be honest, needed.
Primarily written for writers and artists, this book could be applied to anyone's daily life. The steps are simple, take care of yourself, establish a daily routine, make lists, and take life one day at a time, but you know that they'll help your creative process. It's short and sweet, and I need it on my bookshelf.
Overall this was a nice and relaxing read, and I enjoyed it. I'll definitely be trying it out in my every day life. I thought it was even funny at times, like when the author said that he envied Lil Wayne for going to jail, because he had such a good routine in there that he would be able to get so much work done. Definitely pick it up if you get the chance, and think it would be a good fit for you.
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