Problems of output are problems of input
Austin Kleon

Oh! You know John Unger! I met him at the first World Domination Summit in 2011, where he was speaking. At the time I was NOT working as an artist and had no idea I ever would be, I just knew that I laughed so hard that I cried at John’s presentation. (I am now a full time professional portrait artist, but back then it was just one hobby among many.)

After I introduced myself, he asked me what I did. I told him I had just lost my corporate job and was unemployed, and he immediately said “CONGRATULATIONS!” with a big grin. I was like, “What world did I just land in?” But his point was that I was free to do anything, and I was, and am. I’ve never forgotten that day. He had a way of making me feel like I belonged and that things would turn out ok.

I’ve seen your books in the store and flipped through them, but not really fully read them. I’ll for sure look at them again. I’m very glad to follow you here, though. This is good solid advice, and I can use the kick in the pants reminders.