Make More Art: Shovel a Mountain of Shit and Find an Ounce of Gold

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Shovel a Mountain of Shit and Find an Ounce of Gold

If you’re prolific, you will create work that sucks. Most of it will be shit.

Flow

If you spend enough time making art, you’ll eventually hear someone talk about flow. “Flow is what makes life worth living,” says Steven Kotler. It’s addictive but productive.

Eat More Kale

Your two most valuable resources as a prolific creator are time and attention. How you spend your time and what you pay attention to will determine your creative output.

  • Books and anything that requires a large investment of your time and attention are like kale, broccoli or whatever all the vegan hippies say makes you healthier.

Apple Trees, Apple Vodka, and Apple Pie

A few years ago, Julien Smith shared this very simple yet profound insight with me: “If you have an apple tree, you can make lots of things from that apple tree.”

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