Recently I finished reading Austin Kleon’s book show your work. I must say that I was impressed by it. The way that Austin writes is so enjoyable. Also reading it does not take a long time which is great for those who like to read books quickly.
There are some things that Austin mentioned such as sharing process in your work online and also doing what I am doing now by writing this book review is a good thing to do. Sharing process allows people to understand your way of thinking and various things more than you just posting a completed project. Because its easy to just show a completed project people are more interested in how you reached the final version of your project.
Here are the 10 tips that are on the back of the book if you don’t care to read the book (which I highly recommend you do).
- You don’t have to be a genius
- Think process not product
- Share something small everyday
- Open up your cabinet of curiosities
- Tell good stories
- Teach what you know
- Don’t turn into human spam
- Learn to take a punch
- Sell out
- Stick around
At first I did research on Austins book show your work just to see what others were saying. Then I thought I may not even need to buy it because he gave these 10 tips away. Well do yourself a favor and don’t sell yourself short. Invest in yourself and get this book.