Show My Work!

Show My Work!

This is my work! What follows is my post-book reflections for Trends Book Club #0002 — Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon.

  • What's your favourite quote?

    Oh man, this book is so quotable, I have so many Kindle highlights. Here’s one of them:

“The day is the only unit of time that I can really get my head around. Seasons change, weeks are completely human-made, but the day has a rhythm. The sun goes up; the sun goes down. I can handle that.”
  • What have you changed your mind on?

    I've shifted how I perceive sharing. There are more ways to share, like presence online even. Sharing attention and good will. And yet still one can be very conscious of it, as we strive for our best.
  • What did you like most about this book?

    It’s so well written, this means simple and easy to grasp the serious content. It also has no fluff nor filler, seriously more non-fiction should be this size. One can go through each chapter and give the lessons a try. Even come back for references later on, hopefully for my case.
  • What did you like least about this book?

    I think there’s a big opportunity for the author to investigate or at least expand the dynamics of quality vs quantity. There were messages both on consistently putting out work and not allowing perfectionism to ruin things, but then sharing mediocrity isn’t tolerable.
  • Did you agree with the author's conclusions? Where did you deviate?

    I agree with the general messages and tones from this book. On deviations perhaps in minor details. I don’t believe we should be super available online on all platforms, that can be more draining than fruitful. And that time should be guarded more consciously.
  • What else?

    Thanks to Trends Book Club for this opportunity to read a great little book like this!