50 #Quotes from a new #book by @SPressfield: Turning Pro

Hello my dear SCG,

oh my, I have missed you. I believe that during my exile from blogging you shipped loads of your art. I must confess that last 8 weeks have been the most trans formative and in the same time the most eye-opening, frightening, miraculous and soul shaking weeks of my life. I needed time to digest all experiences, regain energy, heal the scars, part with those who I trusted and loved, re-united with those I meant to be with and thank everyone who made me who I am now. I was simply Turning Pro from being an Amateur. What exactly do I mean by Turning Pro? Let the author of “turning pro” phrase explain it to you. Go, Steven Pressfield go -> Guys, enjoy hand picked 50 quotes from just self – published (I love the “self” bit of publishing a lot!) & must read book by @SPressfieldTurning Pro. [Read more…]

The One & Only Question You Better Know Your Answer(s) For

Hey SCG,

greetings from my remote shipping office  (not my parent’s house anymore, but now it is one public place), which means there are possibilities to interact with other people, too -> which is great for me and you as well -> how come? It is thanks to  a chance confront opinions with other folks and then getting food for thought.

Today was one of those days, when I have articulated one very important lesson for everyone who truly want to do stuff and make things happen -> so, if you are a doer, (no, you don’t need to own iPad or Ray Ban shades for that!) -> I want you to work on getting kick ass answers for this question…. [Read more…]

Talk Is Short. Art Is Long.

Hey SCG,

today I would like to share with you few thoughts, which were zig zagging in my mind today evening, when I was reflecting on a wonderful day filled with shipping at the bank of the river. I sat there for over an hour, just sitting, doing nothing, just sitting and breathing. What I have noticed is that people who were sitting around me did not last sitting idle for long. Few minutes and they were gone, back to their busy lives. Then it hit me. “Talk Is Short. Art Is Long.” Let me elaborate.

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[Updated] 27 Video Collection of Seth Godin’s Talks

Hey SCG,

let me serve you a special video shipment, dedicated to a man who has inspired me, continuously inspires me & I bet that, he will carry on inspiring me on my journey. Yeah, you know him, too. I am talking about the Seth Godin. If you were too busy to read any of his books [he wrote 13 of them!]  or following daily doses of Seth’s blog & you are not very familiar with his art (yet!) -> Now is your chance to catch up with Seth (or consider this as refresh on his philosophy you already know about).  I suspect, that after watching following 10 videos of Seth, you might will be in the picture and on the same page with those us who ship, have guts to challenge a status quo and draw maps instead of following them.  Enjoy! [Read more…]

Question Of the Week #43

Hiya SCG,

this week’s question is also illustrated by a picture on the left .Guys, I am asking you: Where is the line between creative meshing up freely available online stuff and “copy-pasting”?”

Let me share with you an example “case study”, which made me to compose this question and tap into our super cool collective wisdom. Here it is: [Read more…]

Don’t Get Fooled by Price Tags On Art In the Age of Commerce

Hi SCG,

in previous shipment we have talked (especially your thoughts in comments were amazing!) about importance of art and unique creative work in our world. You made me truly think more deeply about this essential topic. I have connected dots from past months about changes in perception and value of the art in the age of commerce, we happen to live in now. Guys, I want you to form your own opinion and make your own judgment. Let me bring into your attention commercially not very well known sources, which were collected for you in past few months and now it made sense to ship them.

Note: If you truly want to grasp the message from this shipment (=blog post), please click through attached links and watch those movies! (or watch at least their trailers, if you are that busy…) 😉

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How You Can Learn to Recognize Artists Around You?

Hiya SCG,

shipping emotional labor is pretty surreal term for majority of the people. Not a long time ago, I was not able to recognize doer/shipper from talker/pretender as well. Headhunters, HR departments cannot see what you have shipped and how emotionally you have labored through lines of your CV. Same it might be with your colleagues and bosses, when they wonder: “What’s her problem? Why is she not getting it done according that template, we have always used for many of our clients? Why does she bother to create new ppt. when that manual is already written in a word document? Why is she creating new slides for every speech she goes to, is it not less stressful to talk about slides from the last year, which she knows already by heart?”

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Read Only If You Care About Inspiring Shipments + [Video]

Hi SCG,

thank you for your patience! I trust your waiting will be rewarded. Following slides are for YOU! This is the best way how I could express how much your presence means to me:

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You Too Can “Shine A Light”!

Hiya SCG,

I am glad to be back into shipping mode after being on an extra learning ride. Today, I would like to reflect on very valuable lessons from a must watch movie, which blew me away two days ago;

Shine A Light

Movie about legendary rock band The Rolling Stones and their epic – lifelong quest directed by the Martin Scorsese.

So, what can one learn from this at first sight – ordinary movie made  from one rock concert? [Read more…]

What is the best ad for your art?

Hello SCG,

I believe all of us have a gift/talent/skill, which can make this world a better place. In order to have broader impact, world has to know how we can help and contribute for betterment of this planet.

Having a PR  or advertising campaign can be very helpful in the process of serving (y) our best. What is in my opinion the best advertisement of  (y)our art (=work)?

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