My Mark: 10/10
Another fantastic read. In early 2020, I enrolled in a The Creative workshop, a new program from Akimbo. 30+ assignment about creativity and another important goal: ship every day for 100 days!
Once I finished this workshop, understood my GENRE (that one was the hardest bit), I then continued to ship every day on my personal notebook and in LinkedIn and Instagram. Not to get followers. To practice and to learn and get better. A great read!
An elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.
Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.
Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.
With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.