Just a fantastic advice post. Well, not just a fantastic advice post. It’s more than that, it’s inspiring in a way that makes you think and gets your creative juices flowing. I’ve written out the list below, but you really need to read his explanations (complete with illustrations). A lot of it is things you’ve probably heard before, but if you’re like me sometimes you need a reminder or a more in-depth explanation/exploration.
- Steal like an artist.
- Don’t wait until you know who you are to start making things.
- Write the book you want to read.
- Use your hands.
- Side projects and hobbies are important.
- The secret: do good work and put it where people can see it.
- Geography is no longer our master.
- Be nice. The world is a small town.
- Be boring. It’s the only way to get work done.
- Creativity is subtraction.
Thank you, Austin, for taking the time to write and draw it all out.