What's the most important part of doing creative work? Some people say it's getting started, but I think that's a bit simplistic. It's more about getting started right, and then being able to sustain yourself when times get tough. On this episode, David Kadavy shares some insights from his new book The Heart To Start.
We've all heard the myth of the starving artist. Everyone knows that artists have to suffer for their art, live in squalid conditions, and experience great pain in order to produce brilliant work. Except, according to today's guest, that's not really the case. Jeff Goins has just written a new book called Real Artists Don't Starve, and on today's show he shares some of the differences between starving artists and thriving artists, and how you can make enough money from your art to sustain it.
When you create art for a living, it can sometimes be difficult to talk to others about what you do. That's especially true when others don't have a grid for your core area of passion. In this episode, I have a fun and wide-ranging conversation with Mike Quackenbush, who is the founder of Chikara Wrestling, about how he developed his love for the art of professional wrestling, and how he shares that love and passion for his craft with others.
Is it possible to make a good living making art you love? Lisa Congdon says "YES!", and she shares specific strategies for how to do so in her new book Art, Inc.
Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. In this interview we discuss stealing vs. borrowing, hobbies, and the power of subtraction. We discuss stealing, hobbies, and the power of subtraction.
Steven Pressfield is a warrior. He gets up everyday and fights resistance to put words on a page and bring art to life. Steven's book The War of Art is a masterpiece on how to thrive in the create-on-demand world. Steven is also the author of several bestsellers...