The Myth of the Starving Artist
There are very few – maybe no – original ideas left, so stop beating yourself up looking for that one amazing new idea. The best and most profitable innovations are often created when someone blends two or three existing ideas in entirely new ways.
It’s okay to be an artist – in fact, at some level, we are all artists – it’s just not okay to starve being one.
My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Jeff Goins, blogger, speaker, founder of Tribe Writers, and author of many books including Real Artists Don’t Starve. He and I discuss timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age.
Goins believes we all have a creative gift worth sharing with the world. And that is our art. So whether you have a business idea, a book in you, or some other project you want to create, he wants to help you get that work out and into the world and help convince you that you don’t have to starve to do it.
Questions I ask Jeff Goins:
- Are marketing and selling “selling out” for an artist?
- What is Tribe Writers?
- How do small business owners need to be artists in their own rights?
What you’ll learn if you give a listen:
- The myths of the thriving artist and starving artist
- What it takes to thrive in your field
- Why you need to practice in public
Key takeaways from the episode and more about Jeff Goins:
- Learn more about Goins, Writer.
- Learn more Tribe Writers.
- Read Real Artist Don’t Starve.
- Follow on Twitter.
- Connect on LinkedIn.
- Email [email protected].
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