Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon Lessons
There is no such thing as truly original work. Everyone has influences.
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There is no such thing as truly original work. Every great artist has influences and in many cases, they directly copy.
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You should copy people who make work that you like. But don’t plagiarize.
Instead, combine ideas and techniques from multiple experts.
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Learn how to appear professional on your website, social media, and YouTube.
Get a good camera and microphone. Make a well-designed website. Post high-quality pictures on social media.
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Read books to get better ideas.
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Travel for inspiration and to see a different perspective.
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You are only as good as your inputs. Only follow great people on social media. Read the best books, watch the best videos, listen to the best podcasts.
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Figure out which of your habits lead to the most success and happiness. Is it your blog, job, YouTube channel, spending time with your family? You likely need to cut out less important goals to succeed in your more important goals.