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"Show your work, and when the right people show up, pay close attention to them, because they'll have a lot to show you."
- Austin Kleon


As part of my weekly reading regimen, I devoured Austin Kleon's new book Show Your Work. His books are like snack food for the creative mind. Once you start reading, it’s impossible to stop. 

I gained three quick and key insights from reading the book, and plan to implement them in my work over the coming months. I've realized that I often work in a vacuum, and that I'm not very transparent about process and thought. As Austin puts it, I need to work harder at finding my scenius

How are you at sharing your process and showing your work? If you struggle, like I sometimes do, take a peak at my key insights and let me know your own thoughts about working in public.
 
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"...If you can read this book and not be inspired, you need a 100 percent full-body-and-soul transplant.”

Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art

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I hope your week has been prolific, brilliant, and healthy! 

Best,

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