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Show your work, Austin Kleon

Sometimes we think that by hiding our work, or our process, we are going to get someone to steal our ideas. But.. this is a myth that “society” has taught us and its wrong. 
 
What happens when we show our work? What happens when we are just out there being recognizable?
 
Austin Kleon clearly knows what he is talking about when he explains a couple of ways of how to show your creative process and of course your work. In his book Show your work! 10 ways to show your creativity and get discovered. 

These are some passages taken from his book

“Instead of wasting their time “networking,” they’re taking advantage of the network. By generously sharing their ideas and their knowledge, they often gain an audience that they can then leverage when they need it—for fellowship,feedback, or patronage.”

“The Internet is basically a bunch of sceniuses connected together, divorced from physical geography.”

“Amateurs are not afraid to make mistakes or look ridiculous in public. They’re in love, so they don’t hesitate to do work that others think of as
silly or just plain stupid.”

“It sounds a little extreme, but in this day and age, if your work isn’t online, it doesn’t exist. We all have the opportunity to use our voices, to have our
say, but so many of us are wasting it. If you want people to know about what you do and the things you care about, you have to share.”

“Start reading the obituaries every morning. Obituaries aren’t really about death; they’re about life. “The sum of everyobituary is how heroic people are, and how noble,” writes artist Maira Kalman”

This is just the first way of showing your work! Do you agree with Kleon? Have you read any of his other books? Click here to purchase this one!

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