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From the best-selling author of Linchpin, Tribes, and The Dip comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world.

Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward. 

Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along.

With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy. 

©2020 Seth Godin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Not a book - just a series of short affirmations

I wouldn't have bought this book if I knew what it was. I'm 1.5h in and so far he's gone through 50+ chapters. It's more like Godin is reading the blurbs off of a bunch of books in a row without cracking the spine on any of them. Very surface-level and disappointing.

Also, I wish Godin would stop reading his own books. The narration is passable but would greatly benefit from a pro's touch. He emphasizes too many words and it leads to a song-song lullaby effect. Hard to focus on.

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I struggle with this format

I forgot Tribes was like this too. I feel like I'm being read a list of headlines from Oprah episodes. The thing that kills me is that I find Seth so inspirational in interviews and discussing in depth the topics that he speaks about. And while I love the idea of sound bite dissemination of ideas, this format loses me almost immediately. My mind wanders and it's not wandering more deeply into the subject but wandering from boredom to other things. I hate that I didn't love this book but for me the author is better in almost every other format other than his own writing.

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Powerfully enabling

One of the best books I’ve listened to on art and creativity. Purely enabling. Empowers the artist for brave and generous living. Thank you Mr. Godin.🙏🏽

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SO GOOD!

As a creative entrepreneur, I owe Seth so much gratitude for helping me “allow myself” to “trust myself”. This book might be his best yet. Love it!

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This book is boring.

This book is boring. Seth Godin is an interesting person. But to listen to the book being read is like listening to someone read the ingredients to hot dog over and over. He repeats himself over and over. I get it. The practice is art. How many times do you say the same thing over and over. I couldn’t make it more than 30 minutes or so. Boring boring boring :(

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A funny thing happened...

As a long time fan of Seth Godin, I was excited about this book. I must admit, about a third or the way thru I found myself frustrated that the “snippets” didn’t seem to be cohesive or connected. I liked them, but failed to see how it was weaving together.

Then a funny thing happened: it all clicked. It all connected. It instantly became inspiring.

The last half of the book contained nugget after nugget and was just fantastic.

I’m not sure anything changed with the book - perhaps it was ME.

But either way, I suspect this is a book I’ll be revisiting often when I need creative and leadership inspiration.

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Excellent book for those needing the extra push to keep on moving. Keep the Practice!

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Godin does it again

Seth Godin’s books always have so much wisdom and knowledge that he shares in a way that is profound and challenging. In The Practice Godin inspires people to create while giving viable tools to help off set challenges that creators might face. This book is very well written and is very motivating.

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Good info but very little new here.

Just felt like a collection of his blog posts. Really wanted to love it but couldn't. Seth is still a guru.

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  • 01-07-21

First one I’ve read, I definitely recommend it!

I liked everything about this book and the performance, and will be reading more of Seth’s work!

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