Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Join hosts Mike and Mark on the latest episode of the Moonshots Podcast as they delve into the insightful book “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. In this episode, they uncover ten key insights about creativity that nobody told you about.Buy The Book on Amazon the summary a Moonshot Member this episode on YouTube the introduction, Austin Kleon introduces Google (and listeners) to the fundamental concept of his book: “Nothing comes from nowhere”. The hosts explore how this idea challenges traditional notions of creativity and inspires a fresh perspective on artistic creation. They discuss the liberating aspect of realizing that all creative work is built upon the foundation of existing ideas and how embracing this truth can ignite innovation.Next, Clark Kegley introduces the concept of simplifying ideas, emphasizing that “Creativity is subtraction.” Through discussion, Mike and Mark explore how embracing simplicity can lead to more impactful and resonant creative work. They reflect on their own experiences of overcomplicating ideas and the power of distilling concepts down to their essence.Maxwell Nichols explains the value of focusing attention to uncover valuable ideas, urging listeners to “Sink into depth.” The hosts discuss how this principle can help individuals find clarity and direction in their creative pursuits. They explore practical strategies for honing focus and immersing oneself fully in the creative process to unlock deeper insights and breakthroughs.In the outro, Austin Kleon illustrates the concept of “Artist vs hoarder” by showcasing how his creative work builds upon previous ideas. Mike and Mark reflect on how this mindset shift can empower listeners to embrace and leverage their influences in their creative endeavors. They discuss the importance of curating inspiration and actively engaging with the work of others to fuel one’s creative output.Buy The Book on Amazon the summary a Moonshot Member this episode on YouTube in to this episode of the Moonshots Podcast to unlock the secrets of creativity and learn how to apply them to your journey of self-discovery and innovation.About Moonshots Podcast:Moonshots Podcast is your guide to unlocking the potential within yourself. Hosted by Mike and Mark, the podcast explores the mindset, habits, and strategies of the world’s greatest superstars, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. Through candid conversations and insightful analysis, Moonshots Podcast empowers listeners to overcome self-doubt and uncertainty and shoot for the moon in their personal and professional lives. Join us as we learn out loud and deconstruct success from the ground up. Thanks to our monthly supporters Jasper Verkaart Ron Chris Turner Margy Diana Bastianelli Andy Pilara ola Fred Fox Austin Hammatt Zachary Phillips Antonio Candia Mike Leigh Cooper Daniela Wedemeier Corey LaMonica Smitty Denise findlay Krzysztof Diana Bastianelli Nimalen Sivapalan Roar Nikolay Ytre-Eide Stef Roger von Holdt Jette Haswell Marco Silva venkata reddy Dirk Breitsameter Ingram Casey Nicoara Talpes rahul grover Evert van de Plassche Ravi Govender Craig Lindsay Steve Woollard Lasse Brurok Deborah Spahr Barbara Samoela Christian Jo Hatchard Kalman Cseh Berg De Bleecker Paul Acquaah MrBonjour Sid Liza Goetz Konnor Ah kuoi Marjan Modara Dietmar Baur Ken Ennis Bob Nolley ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

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