From the bestselling author of Purple Cow and This is Marketing comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn’t come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn’t. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.
Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer’s block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you’re a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you’ve been seeking to share all along.
With this book as your guide, you’ll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.
The Practice explains that what looks like a barrier is often a catalyst in disguise. Magic may not come from what we can see on the stage but from behind it, where the wood chopping happens * Peter Gabriel, Musician * With surgical precision, The Practice attacks our predictable misconceptions about the creative process and replaces them with better ideas, one by one. This book will inspire you to make things, hone your craft, and nudge you to ship things you are proud of. Read it * Tobi Lutke, CEO, Shopify * Seth's book is a skeleton key specially molded to unlock the most creative version of you. Read it, and find yourself free to be who you know you really are * Brian Koppelman, co-producer and co-creator of Billions * The Practice is a user's manual for finding your calling and an alchemist's handbook for pursuing your dream * Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art * This is the book I need right now. It's an extraordinary and electrifying call to action for writers, artists and creators in every walk of life. I re-read passages and felt as if my own secret creed was being explained back to me, in words I hadn't yet found * Rosanne Cash, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter * Thousands of authors write business books every year, but only a handful reach star status and the A-list lecture circuit. Fewer still-one, to be exact-can boast his own action figure. . . . Godin delivers his combination of counterintuitive thinking and a great sense of fun * BusinessWeek * If your idea, or issue, or candidate, or product isn't catching on, you haven't been reading Seth Godin * Micah Sifry, cofounder, Personal Democracy Forum * If Seth Godin didn't exist we'd need to invent him * Alan Webber, founder, Fast Company * Godin...is uniquely respected for his understanding of the Internet, and his essays and opinions are widely read and quoted on and off * Forbes * It's easy to see why people pay to hear what he has to say * Time * Seth Godin may be the ultimate entrepreneur for the information age * BusinessWeek *
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