Yes. I have recommended it already to several people. This book is the line in the sand between the you that has doubts and the you that is a powerful artist. The Icarus Deception has changed my perspective on the work force and has inspired me to take part in the communications revolution doing what I truly love. This book is almost like a self help book because of all the powerful esteem boosting tips: such as: "abandon your world view", "you are not your art", and "learning allows you to become a participant instead of a spectator". It helped me answer a lot of questions for myself such as: WHY IS MY ART NOT WORKING? HOW DO I GET TO WHERE I WANT TO GO? HOW CAN I TAKE MY ART FURTHER? TID super pumped me up and has given me light on my projects and goals.
Seth Godin demonstrates conviction with every word he says. You can hear his passion in his voice. I truly believe him and his words are backed by real life examples. He expresses his vulnerabilities and is someone to be inspired by.
I did have an extreme reaction. I definitely laughed but more often I had stunned WOW moments. Gaps in my knowledge were filled. The book took me longer to listen then normal because I had to stop and take notes at every chapter :)
Read this. Enough said.
It puts the spotlight on you
When you try to produce to someone else's view, you will slowly loose yourself in that quest.
One could say that it is the same old message and maybe it is, maybe this was the tipping point for me and my situation but it is a solid book for driving home some fundamental points on creativity.
It is like eating food that has gone bad. YUK . Worse than YUK
Maybe in my next lifetime , but not this one.
This is among one of the best.
So motivating and a great confidence boost for all the struggles an artist deals with.
I love hearing his own voice reading it. Makes it more meaningful - You can really connect.
Say something about yourself!
Nope, he is completely off my reading list.
Not this guy's work: Yawn
Seth should really have hired a pro. He is monotonous. It's hard to concentrate and understand his passion for this topic because his voice has no personality.
About 4/5ths would be cut. He drones on about how his vision is good because its good.
He repeats the same message over and over. There are no practical examples but rather things analogous to "take the good road" and "This is good, the old is bad so follow the way". Some good advice, the 1/5th, but the rest just repeated dribble.
If you like books like "Chicken Soup for the Soul" then you will probably like this.