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Real Artists Don’t Starve

By September 20, 2020Inspiration

I’m a bit late to the party I suppose but I just finished this book by Jeff Goins. It was an enjoyable read with lots of interesting examples.

Here are some of my personal takeaways:

“We must remember that our primary job as artists is to make sure that we can continue creating our art.” (this was my #1 quote because it gets down to the basics of the “job” of an artist)

“You can do extraordinary things when you are persistently patient”

“…gradual and persistent action in the right direction”

“…three important traits: patience, perseverance, and humility.”

“An artist’s job is not to be perfect but to be creating.”

“We say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results.”

“When I notice myself resenting my clients and wanting to quit, I realize that I don’t need to quit. I just need to raise my prices. If you’re feeling resentment at all, your charging too little.” (Melissa Dinwiddie)

“We must, therefore, learn the discipline of charging what we’re worth.”

“No one has a more vested interest in your success than you do.”

Have you read this book?

What did you think?


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