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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 59 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 17, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002IAI5OI
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Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity Audiobook – Unabridged
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The author is self-deprecating, honest, and really made good points. He kept his day job, and continued to sell his small cards and ideas, which is sort of how I'm doing it--I haven't sold anything over $20, but I sell consistently, (on an internet auction site) and have a career and day job (usually, if not currently.) I would LOVE to be making a million dollars a year, but I'm happy making anywhere from $200 to $2000, and maybe someday--in the mean time, I have a day job. This is the advice the author gives--whatever it is you do, do it, but don't stop doing the thing you do for money.
The myth of leap and the net appears seems to leave lots of people flattened on the pavement (that was me, a few decades ago.)
I found it well-written, and I started sharing bits of it with my hubby (who's a day to day office guy, but also plays guitar, so he's creative in his own time, but earns a paycheck.)
personally, I think the world needs more of this realistic advice--there's enough Steve Jobs/Ted talk type folks telling you to leap and believe, but sometimes, despite believing and making a commitment, the world just isn't willing or ready to hand you a suitcase full of money--in the meantime, hone your craft, and enjoy doing what you do, without the stress of needing to sell, needing to make a big splash, because that stress is a creativity killer.
Loaded with great doodles, and funny cartoons, but a treat to read, also.
The book is basically a rant. With lots of cartoons. It was a quick read, however I didn't learn a single positive thing that could improve my life.
I would give this -5 out of 5 if I could.
I would have rather burn my cash and kept the ashes than wasting my time and money reading this book.
If you still want to buy this book then make sure to go to a book store to skim through it. As I said the title is misleading this book has nothing to do with creativity.
A little more humility, a little less self-congratulation would have been good. After reading this book I got the impression that the author just got very very lucky, as he keeps reminding us with his "hey, aren't I cool, I do cartoons on the back of business cards" refrain throughout the book. By the time you're mid-way through the book, you keep thinking "So what?" I guess commonsense is not so common after all.
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