Episode #173: Busting Through the Starving Artist Myth

With Jeff Goins, author of Real Artists Don't Starve

Today we’re joined by the guest who now holds the distinction of appearing on Read to Lead more than anyone else. 

That nod goes to one of my favorite authors, Jeff Goins. His latest book is also probably my favorite of the five he’s written to date.   

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(photo of the author by Ashley Goins)

That new book is titled Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age.

In this book, and our conversation on it, Jeff dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

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In today’s episode, Jeff and I discuss:

  • How mastering your mindset is the first step toward thriving in your art
  • Effective strategies for marketing your work
  • The keys to leveraging your art to further finance your creativity
  • …and much more!

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Jeff’s Latest Book

You can order Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age right now!

Jeff in Action

Books Jeff Recommends

The Agony of Ecstasy by Irving Stone

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  • Another stellar podcast. You are a master at knowing an author’s book content so the questions you set up are so insightful. And of course, Jeff’s new book is awesome and an inspiring topic for conversation. Thanks for bringing great content continuously!

    • Holy cow, Dan! That is so very kind of you to say. Thank you so much for your continued encouragement and support. I truly appreciate it. 🙂