The Complete Creative

Why Real Artists Don’t Starve with National Bestselling Author Jeff Goins

July 12, 2017

Jeff Goins is a national bestselling author of five books, most notably among them The Art of Work and his new book Real Artists Don’t Starve.

 I was in the launch group for his new book and I loved it. It was everything I wanted to say, except much more eloquently and cohesively stitched together. If you’ve ever struggled with making money as an artist, this book makes the strongest case I’ve ever seen, full of a hundred stories of people who’ve made a living as an artist, making every type of art, both historically and through to today.

Now, if you’re already in the right headspace to make a living as an artist if you’ve got a good relationship with making money, and if you’re ready to rock and roll, maybe this isn’t the book for you. However, if you’ve struggled with making money in the past, or you need to get in a better headspace to make a living as an artist and not feel guilty about it, then this is the book for you. Check it out in the link below.

Click here to check it out.

In this episode, Jeff talks about

-Why struggling as an artist isn’t required

-Why real artists don’t starve

-The biggest mindset shift you need to make a living as an artist

-The most important key to building an audience

-Why you are doing a disservice to your audience by not letting them buy from you

And much more. Make sure to head on over to if you liked this one. You can pick up some freebies from Jeff once you buy the book. He also has a great podcast called The Portfolio Life, which you should check out.

If you want a free chapter of my new book Sell Your Soul: How to Build a Creative Career, which is sort of the companion book to this one, just click here.

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