How much do I want to read more? 8/10
This book is like a personal journal.
Or advice one would give to his children.
Reflections about life, what's important.
I like this kind of books, it's like huming someone's lifetime's wisdom.
This book looks short and simple, an easy-read.
It’s a plea from the heart: Have a fucking opinion and go make something with it.
These are lessons in unearthing our authentic selves in our personal and professional lives. They are also the mementos that I use to be confident, find creative fulfillment, and get paid for being me.
your creativity is not a “weekend” thing, but an integral part of who you are and something that you should start getting paid for—because inspiration without action is bullshit.
I wrote this book for me, but I hope you find your dangerous self in it.
Chapter 1. Voice
Your voice is who you are.
yelling from inside, demanding to be heard.
our voice is the way you see the world and how you translate it back.
01. Your parents were wrong
your purpose is to figure out who or what you are. If you can do that, everything else is frosting. The great oracle herself, Dolly Parton, tells us, “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
You can’t ignore your DNA. The worst thing you can do is deny who you are, try to be someone or something you’re not, and live a life bent and molded by others. As Oscar Wilde put it, “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” Ouch.
02. Have a damn opinion
not everyone will love your voice.
this division is how you define your audience, how you find the ones who will love you for who you are.
Your voice is the story you put into everything you do.
03. The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today
Weird is about the courage to be who you were born to be.
These are gifts! The things that made you weird as a kid are the source of your character and creative powers. These are the base elements of who you are.
If you hide them, you risk never knowing what you’re capable of.
Ultimately you’ll hear that glorious refrain: “Oh, you’re weird, too? I thought I was the only one!” This is how you form relationships and businesses. This is how you find your audience.