Posts tagged What I'm Reading
What I'm Reading: The Four Agreements

The first time I read “The Four Agreements” was a few years ago. I don’t remember exactly when I picked it up or why but given the general time frame, I was most likely searching for some kind of wisdom or knowledge - searching for some answers. I’m discovering as of late that there are occasions which you go searching for answers and are not where you should be to receive them. Think of it like when you tell someone to meet you at a certain spot and when they don’t show up in the exact moment you expected them to, you wander off and then they show up at the designated spot and they go off looking for you and it continues. Granted, these instances are fewer now that we have cell phones but for those that recall the home phone struggle, you know. Anyway, I’m sure the reason Don Miguel Ruiz’s book didn’t resonate as much with me before as it has in a second reading and heaving highlighting. Seriously, the number of Post-Its in this thing.

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What I'm Reading: Show Your Work

This is not a secret formula “how-to” for instant success for artists. It really is about the long-game. If that’s what you’re looking for, I’d say look for another book. Probably also look for another career because anyone who finds success in film/television, writing, painting, etc., finds it after years of unseen work behind it. Yeah, I entered contests and did fairly well in my first year of submissions but it was for a script on a subject I started studying about when I was a teenager. See what I mean? And I’m not even close to where I want to be in terms of my artistic goals. But what Kleon provides are tools to help you get discovered by getting your creative work out into the world.

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