Ignore Everybody

And 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Een boek van Hugh MacLeod 

Hugh MacLeod leerde ik kennen via een Tumblr-waardige quote in Delivering happiness van Tony Hsieh – “Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb”. Boeiend genoeg om even intenser kennis te maken met Hugh MacLeod. Blijkt dat hij de blogger is achter de populaire doch voor mij nobele onbekende blog gapinvoid.com en tevens de auteur van “Ignore Everybody – And 39 Other Keys to Creativity”. Voldoende argumenten om meteen te bestellen – online évidemment.

Eén van deze sleutels bestaat volgens MacLeod in je eigen shtick te vinden:

A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.

Zijn shtick is het tekenen van cartoons op visitekaartjes.
De mijn inziens meest treffende vind je hieronder.

Mijn 10 favoriete sleutels?

  • The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.
  • If your business plan depends on suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
  • Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
  • If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
  • Sing in your own voice.
  • Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
  • Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
  • Write from the heart.
  • The best way to get approval is not to need it.
  • The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

Kortom, boeiend boekje dat zich door de gevatte bewoordingen en de ruimschoots aanwezige cartoons aan sneltreinvaart laat lezen!

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