Show Your Work! By Austin Kleon

Jorge Perez
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Sharing your work is key to developing your skills and letting people know what you have to offer. For artists and creative people like us, sharing your work is an important part of the iteration process, it creates accountability and allows us to push back from all the barriers that surround us and expand our creative capabilities.

In his book, Austin talks about the importance of sharing your work, why it increases your chances of lucky events happening to you and 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered.

“Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple."

A lot of us are paralyzed by fear, by the unknown. Perhaps we don't know where to start, what to talk about, what will people think of you? is it worth it? Why should we even attempt it?

“But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.”

That's basically what I've been doing for the last couple of years, creating, sharing, posting online, trying to help people out there, making the types of videos and writing the kind of posts that I would have wanted to see when I was starting out.

And if you're considering starting your creative journey and taking the leap, then I highly recommend this book, create stuff, share stuff, repeat. I'll be expanding this post in the coming weeks.

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