Book Category: Creative,

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (book summary)

Author: Austin Kleon
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QUICK SUMMARY

In this book, the author provides tips about why artists should share, how they should do so, and the effect of sharing creativity on others.

KEY INSIGHTS

Sharing your work – including the process – is more valuable than you think.

Take criticism without a defeatist attitude, but evaluate where that criticism is coming from.

Always keep working and don’t give up on your work.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

In my role as content strategist, I could employ the tactic of sharing our work in cool ways via social media and the blog. For example, demonstrating how we work (designing, writing for a storyboard, etc.) in an article, as well as on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Not every decision you make in life or product you create will be accepted with open arms. When others comment, take what is valid and constructive, but leave the rest behind.

Even when projects fall to the wayside, pick them back up.

MEANINGFUL QUOTES

“You have to remember that your work is something you do, not who you are.”

“If someone took a dump in your living room, you wouldn’t let it sit there, would you?”