I just received Austin Kleon's second book via Amazon! If you read the last review I posted here, you may have guessed it resonated with me! This title so far has disappointed. Part of the reason I am now writing this blog post is because of the inspiration and content in this book 'Show your Work!'.
Some days we feel like we win, others suck and we want to crawl under a rock. Many are somewhere in between. All we have though, are days. One strategy talked about in this book is documentation. That is, regularly highlighting your process through blog's like this one, through social media and other internet tools. Daily. Austin's suggestion is to put out content daily. In small pieces. To let it build up over time. To focus on days.
I like his thinking. At the moment, many things can get in the way. New government restrictions which mean you need a negative test result to get a haircut, like Vienna for instance. I am not against this as it keeps us all safe, but today I went to get my test, tomorrow I get my haircut. Sounds simple but it is still a hassle. To get through the experience, I took this book. I am glad I did. I found a space nook of time to get some reading done. Now I am here, writing about it. Inspired to see what other nuggets and gems of wisdom lay within. This is another idea of Austin's. Find time like you find spare change: in nooks and crannies. A tram ride home, while waiting 15 mins for your COVID test result and while drinking your morning cup of coffee, are all good times to read. Learn something new and educate yourself. Daily. Although I don't know Austin personally, I would like to. I think we would get on well. Now, back to the book, before early to bed!