This book is a game changer.
It challenges long held beliefs and deconstructs myths.
Real Artists Don’t Starve doesn’t just refer to painters and sculptors, but writers, poets, and creatives of all types.
The twelve principles that emerged from Jeff studying creatives are supported by success stories from today and throughout history.
I love lots of them, but my favorite is about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and the literary group they belonged to, the Inklings. They shaped each other’s art. It debunks the myth of the lone genius and highlights the need to work in collaboration.
This message is important for young people who have been told to put their dreams on hold in favor of a steady income.
It’s also important for older people who have not pursued their dreams believing in the inability of artists to make a living.
It’s time for a paradigm shift and Jeff Goins is leading the way