Introducing Seth Godin, if you haven’t already heard of him. Oh and Derrick Evans, aka Mr Motivator – but you ALL know him, right?!
No, I can’t picture Seth in neon-splattered Lycra! But could someone *please* do the photoshop meme for me?! Seth honestly is Mr Motivator for possibly millions of creatives around the world.
Seth has a benevolent yet forceful approach to kicking your arty butt – especially if you lack confidence in showing your work. I tend to overshare myself. But I still value being strong-armed into honouring my dream by Mr Godin. He’s definitely encouraged me to worry a whole let less about outcomes whenever I share work in person or on my Social Media. Or whenever I settle down to make new work, for that matter.
By ‘shipping’ he means ‘selling’ (for us Brits). His mission statement is clear from the section titles “Trust Yourself”, “Generous”, “The professional” etc. And I love his pithy, to-the-point style – he’s sharp as needles! I can honestly say this book not only amused and surprised me: it shifted me into a less self-conscious modus operandi.
And why this benevolence towards us lot? His mum (or mom, I guess) was an artist – speaks volumes eh?