Who Gets Cast Aside In the New World?
(and how to avoid getting tossed)
Hi, it’s Todd here.
Listen, I’ve got something to tell you. You may have chosen to ignore this simple but critical point about the new world:
Nobody needs button pushers any more.
I saw this first hand when I stood smack in the middle of the printed news industry from 2009-2013. As my world collapsed around me, the button pushers were getting let go left and right. Those who had gotten comfortable with a skill set had the rug ripped out from under them.
In that moment, I realized the world had new rules to play by. It didn’t matter who had the most money. It didn’t matter who was on TV. Nobody controlled the media anymore. The Internet ripped the walls down for all of us.
This book is the result of that epiphany.
If you’ve ever suspected you have talent, but you’re afraid to get started,
this book could change your life.
If you’ve done good work, but you can’t create consistently,
you might find a proven track here.
If you’ve gotten a lot of attention, but are paralyzed by new expectations,
I may have the light at the end of your tunnel.
All of these are symptoms of The Creative’s Curse, and it’s critical you cut through them.
Creativity now holds the key.
It holds the key to people’s hearts and wallets. It unlocks the door to the soul and allows us, if only for a moment, to forget why we are sad, to make us think about more than ourselves.
For me, it held the key to:
- Gaining thousands of followers in 6 months
- Writing a post that jumped ahead of well-known influencers all the way up to number 2 in the world on Medium
- Requests from the New York Observer and the Huffington Post to republish my work
- Connecting with new people every day (one of them built me a free website)
- Emails from one of a top social media site asking me to post content to their site
- Overcoming the huge mental barriers of regularly publishing art for over a year
- Nearly doubling my salary at my full time gig (+$21,000)
In order to thrive in this new world, you’ve got to have more than a skill. You’ve got to have more than connections. You’ve got to have more than money.The future belongs to those who cultivate a mindset of creativity, those who are hell-bent on manufacturing delight and surprise.
There are three gates of every creative journey. Three steps to unlocking your artistic potential and moving forward into the new world.
(Already convinced? Skip the summary and buy the book right here.)
Part #1 Discovery
To be honest, few people even get this far. Whether it’s because of a teacher who told you to “get your head out of the clouds” or a relative who told you to “get a real job,” the barriers in front of creative discovery are many and mighty.
In the Discovery section of this book, I discuss things like:
- Why you should dive into your inner child
- What to do when your friends reject you
- Escaping the myth of “being original”
- How to break away from your grade school programming
- 11 Fears You Must Conquer when you decide to start
- “The Big Secret” for unlocking creative potential
I’m willing to bet that as a child, you were more than happy to claim your artistic side. But as you got older and boring, you sacrificed your promise for practicality. You traded in your dreams for a day job.
It’s time to (re)Discover yourself.
Part 2: Discipline
Creatives are known for being procrastinators, but the best ones, the ones who have their names in the history books, made creativity a profession. They showed up to dance with the Muse on a regular basis, no matter if if ideas came or not.
Here’s the thing – when you create, you are tapping into an indestructible source. If you prove you are worthy, creativity falls in your lap.
The Discipline section covers:
- What the highest priority for Creatives is (really)
- An absurdly easy tool to take back your lost time
- Why being a good artist isn’t as sexy as it looks
- The ultimate guide to dealing with creator’s block
- One weird and wonderful characteristic most people don’t have
- Two tools for marching from obscurity to recognition.
Great creatives are forged in daily activity. Only after creation becomes a habit do you move forward to…
Part #3 Destiny
Like any profession, creativity starts to get a little dull after a while. Then there are the endless debates – should you become a corporate stooge, or fight the man out on your own? Your destiny, of course, is unlike anyone else’s.
But the Destiny section talks about these common threads:
- What J.K. Rowling does after achieving her wildest dreams
- The 6-Step Guide to selling your soul for money
- 4 types of free work to get you leverage
- Which common trap successful Creatives fall into, and how you can avoid it.
- Where good art comes from
- Two key sides to balance in a freelancing free-for-all
How do I get the book?
Here’s the best part – if you pre-order now, you can get the kindle version of this book for just $2.99. I spend hundreds of hours putting this book together, but my wife talked me into putting it on sale for everyone who jumps on the bandwagon early. (You and I are both lucky to have her)
I hope you enjoy this. I made it for you after all.
By the way, if you read this book and decide wasn’t worth your time, I will gladly refund your money.
Happy Creating (and much love),