Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

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Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating.

In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life.

The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them.

Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.
 

Title:Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
ISBN:9781523506644
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    Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad Reviews

  • Ariel

    I love me some Klein motivation! While “Show Your Work” is still my favourite of this trilogy, many of the things in this book resonated with me. The two things I’ve taken away from it the most ...

  • Skyler Autumn

    5 Stars What a time to read this book, am I right? With Covid-19 casting a cloud of doom and gloom on our lives its no wonder that I can't fathom being creative. The most I can do is go from one scre...

  • Chris Wolak

    Austin Kleon's books are injections of motivation laced with sanity. A reminder that you don't need anyone's permission to do what you want to do, you just need to keep on your path. I'm sure I'll rea...

  • Hamad

    “To be on brand is to be 100% certain of who you are and what you do, and certainly, in art and in life, is not only completely overrated, it is also a roadblock to discovery. Uncertainty is...

  • Juan Rodrguez

    Austin says he wrote this book because he needed to read it. He is certainly not the only one; this book is an inspiration to any of us who want to live a creative life and let, well, life get in the ...

  • Renegade ?

    4 1/2 to 5 stars...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    A new book from Austin Kleon about how to stay creative.I am taking away a lot from this book:(1) "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Annie Dillard(2) Make lists. (3) Discon...

  • Stephy Simon

    Ok this is the second book by Kleon that I'm reading. Oh God! This man speaks my heart out.Don't be fooled by the title and consider that this book is something made for a "creative person". This is a...

  • Paula

    Keep Going is the third book in a trilogy and it is a quick read. As the title suggests, this book is about how to keep going, how to stay creative, even when things are rough, even when you don’t f...

  • Elizabeth A

    "The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters."There are some people who read widely and distill some...