The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

I am thoroughly enjoying Rick Rubin’s new book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being.

Here’s one of my favorite passages so far:

When it comes to the creative process, patience is accepting that the majority of the work we do is out of our control. We can’t force greatness to happen. All we can do is invite it in and await its activity. Not anxiously, as that might scare it off. Simply, in a state of continual welcoming.

Advice from Austin Kleon

One of my favorite thinkers on creativity recently hosted an AMA from his newsletter. I asked “what do you do when you don’t feel anything exciting? How do you get back on track?”

This was his reply…


An expert is someone who, over many years, manages to remain confident enough to keep trying and humble enough to keep learning.

– Jame Clear